Once the holidays have passed and the new year is well underway, the itch for a break somewhere warm and relaxing is on most people’s minds. That’s why places like Southern California, Hawaii, and other warm and sunny locales are some of the top destinations people migrate to when it’s time for a vacation or a spring break trip. For those who have plans that involve warm weather and palm trees, make sure to pack a few spring fashion pieces of luxury designer swimwear and get inspired by these cute spring break dresses and outfits ideas. Whether you’re packing for Cancun or for a local beach getaway, these trendy spring fashion outfits will be perfect for every occasion.
Jumpsuits and Sandals with a Metallic Twist
Jumpsuits are effortlessly chic, easy to wear, and can be worn for nearly every beach occasion. Whether it’s seaside drinks or shopping along the boardwalk, it is a must-have for your beach vacation packing list. Pair a jumpsuit with stylish beach sandals in a neutral tone and a beach bag. Then, add on delicate, metallic jewelry, a floppy hat, and a pair of sunglasses for a polished finish. This type of warm weather outfit offers a lot for less. Save room in the suitcase and pack one or two jumpsuits that catch your eye for spring break fashion.
An option like the Serena Jumpsuit will fit right in with the background of your spring vacation. The vibrant green and effortless appeal of this bandeau jumpsuit can be dressed up or down for any spring break trip occasion. The tie at the waist and tapered pant leg provides structure to keep the look refined yet casual enough for everyday wear. For a different cut and playful design, the Marli Pant delivers a paisley print that puts a fun twist on the standard black-and-white pattern with slits on the pant legs, making it a stand-out piece. Either way, you don’t have to worry about matching tops and bottoms when wearing a jumpsuit; it’s all taken care of in one cute summer outfit.
Where to wear it: This fashionable combination is effortlessly cool and comfortable enough to wear for any leisurely daytime activity.
Maxi Dress with Wedges and Statement Earrings
For a night out or a special occasion while on spring break, a maxi dress can easily go from casual to upscale by swapping out different shoes and beach accessories. Choose a bold color with interesting fabric detailing for a dressier evening look, and stick with muted shades and clean lines during the day. Trendy wedges and an eye-catching pair of earrings such as the Vix Horn Earrings Vix Link Earrings or an armful of bangles also help to create a cohesive outfit.
The Cutout Long Dress is a stunning option to add to your spring break packing list that will lend itself easily to compliments. The fuschia paisley Leela print and side cutouts put a sultry twist on the maxi dress. It’s sure to fit in with whatever warm-weather setting you find yourself in. The thin straps and slit on the leg give movement to the dress and keep it tastefully sexy.
Another beautiful selection for a spring break vacation is the Bia Long Dress. Equally as beautiful as the Cutout Long Dress, the tiered color blocking and artistic dot print are unique details to this classic style of dress. Like with jumpsuits, maxi dresses are the perfect spring break attire to pack because you can have several outfits built around one quality piece. Choose a couple of your favorites and keep it simple when it comes to planning your spring break outfits.
Where to wear it: Chic and classy is the allure of this outfit. It’s ideal for a sit-down dinner or drinks on the patio, followed by dancing into the night or listening to live music.
Flowy Pants and Wrap Top with Gladiator Sandals
Even when traveling to top spring break destinations, the nights can become cooler, which calls for layering options, such as our vacation pants, that help you transition from day to night. Keep things streamlined with monochromatic colors like the Alisha Blouse and Anita Pants. Then, add a few extra options by switching out tops in alternative colors to get more wear out of the pants.
The breezy feel and front slit of the design make these elegant pants versatile enough to also wear with a one piece or strapless top for a sleek look. Pair with a lightweight scarf or cardigan to wear over the shoulders if the nights are breezy. By choosing various color and pattern combinations, you can create multiple outfits with just a few pieces. To complete the outfit, gladiator sandals in a metallic or neutral shade add a dressy finish.
Where to wear it: This relaxed and elegant combination works for both day and night. Wear it on a sunset cruise or any other special event you may have planned during your spring break vacation.
Classic White Paired with Denim and Trendy Sneakers
You can never go wrong with wearing black or white. An elegant white blouse is a staple that works with any color and style of bottoms, but denim keeps things casual enough for the beach.
The versatile tying options of the Mel Blouse pairs nicely with denim cutoff shorts or cuffed white jeans plus your favorite sneakers. The Off White Alice Short Chemise also looks lovely on its own as a cover up or worn over flowy pants and a pair of gladiator sandals. It’s simple, classic, and perfect to wear whether you’re taking a bike tour, setting sail for the day, or headed down to the boardwalk.
Delicate hoop earrings or a pair of diamond studs add the right amount of polish for wherever the day takes you. When packing spring break clothes, think casual and comfortable meet chic and stylish. You don’t have to choose one over the other. By selecting quality pieces that are versatile to wear both day and night, you can create multiple looks with only a few items.
Where to wear it: These classic pieces offer a fashionable, low-key appeal that works for navigating urban areas and hiking along oceanside trails.
Swimwear, Cover Ups, and Sandals for the Beach
Although you may mix up your vacation itinerary and spend time away from the water, it’s likely that most days you’ll end up on the sand. As you’re packing for a beach vacation, make sure to bring enough swimsuits. For beach lounging and shoreside activities, a bandeau bikini or triangle bikini top is an optimal choice, but if you plan for cliffside hikes, biking, snorkeling, or other physical activities, you may also want to pack a one piece swimsuit as an alternative.
Since they store easily, slip in several of your favorites to wear throughout your trip and pair with cover ups that you can wear to the beach, spa, pool, or whenever you’re relaxing outside. Beach cover ups like the Malia Short Caftan and Anni Kimono are breezy and lightweight, but appropriate to wear over your bikini when you want to take a break from the water. They embody the vacation vibe and are essential when planning cute spring break outfits.
Elevate Your Spring Break Style
Spring break is a time to let loose and venture outside your comfort zone, so why wouldn’t that include your wardrobe? Since you’re escaping to somewhere warm, what you wear likely isn’t typical of your current day-to-day fashion. Have fun with each outfit idea and mix and match different prints, colors, and styles and make the most of your vacation wardrobe with multiple options that last you the whole week.
Put Prints Front and Center
Even if solids are better aligned with your style comfort zone, prints can be a fun way to expand your wardrobe. Tasteful animal prints are always on trend for a fun vacation look. Let a modern take on a cheetah-inspired piece like the Bel Midi Dress be the standout and pair with a solid, pop of color like pink or yellow for a fun, contemporary style.
Another way to ease into prints is by keeping a neutral palette. The Rai Mini Skirt paired with a soft white button-up, or cream-colored tank top is a pretty style where prints are the star but don’t overwhelm the outfit.
Brighten Up and Embrace Color
When you think of spring break, it’s likely you envision turquoise waters, red-orange sunsets, and clear blue skies. Echo your environment and don’t be shy about wearing color. While black and white never go out of style, reach for rich shades of gold, teal, or crimson to liven up your wardrobe.
Ease into adding color to your wardrobe by choosing prints that have a darker or neutral background with added pops of color throughout. At home, you may stick to solid shades, but when it comes to spring break clothes, it feels good to branch out.
Switch from the Norm with a Subtle Change
Sometimes the most noticeable difference is in the details. If you like to stick with a certain color palette, switch up the straps of your swimsuit choices or seek other design elements that change the look of what you’re wearing. You can start by choosing your preferred color, then determine what cut best suits you, and look for certain details that speak to you.
Maybe it’s the versatility of the Black Elis Rosie One Piece, the link details of the Brown Chain Parallel Bikini, or the classic styling of the Burgundy Bondi Triangle Bikini with subtle bohemian detailing. While it’s nice to switch things up, subtlety is a good first step.
Spring Break Outfits for Every Occasion
Regardless of the things you do during spring break, you’ll want to have some essentials that work for every occasion. Shedding extra layers of clothing for the promise of tropical temperatures gives you room in the suitcase to play around with different spring break outfits. Each of these styling ideas can be customized to your personal preference and worn in different ways.
Regardless of what lies in store for your spring break, sexy designer bikinis and flowy resort dresses will be a welcomed switch from your winter wardrobe. So get ready, pack your bags, and say hello to warmer weather and stylish spring break outfits!