Compact Suitcase: Spring Break Packing List

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Create 8 Spring Break Looks with 6 Pieces in Your Suitcase.

If you need to pack light when heading out for a weeklong excursion with your family or your friends this Spring Break, we’ve got the perfect guide for you. You can create 8 different looks by mixing and matching 6 pieces of clothing. To create more diversity, throw in a handful of accessories. These little wonders are small, so they take up less room in your bag, but they add interest and personality to your look.

Spring Break Packing List

  • Jeans
  • Shorts
  • T-shirt
  • Blouse
  • Sweater
  • Swimsuit

Accessories Spring Break Packing List

  • Sunglasses
  • Fedora
  • Necklace
  • Earrings
  • Headband
  • Bootie or Sandal
  • Sneakers
  • Swimsuit Cover-Up

Spring Break Packing List for Day 1

Wear your t-shirt with jeans and sneaks for an easy look to explore and enjoy an adventure. Add a headband and necklace to accessorize.

Good American Good Straight Raw Hem Ankle Organic Cotton Straight Leg Jeans, $129.00, available at Nordstrom; Grand Canyon Tee, $39.95, available at Altar’d State; Nike Daybreak Sneaker, $90.00, available at Nordstrom; Kyla Layered Necklace, $24.95, available at Altar’d State; Gingham Top Not Headband, $17.95, available at Altar’d State.

Spring Break Packing List for Day 2

Hit up the beach or pool by wearing a fashionable rash guard swimsuit under a cover-up dress. Accessorize with sunglasses and a headband. (Hint: if you have a rash guard style swimsuit, or a style that is a little more supportive, you can wear this with your jeans or shorts for an additional look!)

O’Neil Myrtos Lani Ditsy Rashguard Swimsuit, $94.00, available at Nordstrom; Charlie Dress, $54.95, available at Altar’d State; Brenda Sunglasses, $24.95, available at Altar’d State; Gingham Top Not Headband, $17.95, available at Altar’d State; Arianna Sandals, $24.95, available at Altar’d State.

Spring Break Packing List for Day 3

Add a little culture to your life by checking out some galleries or museums in a beautifully ornamented blouse worn with shorts and a wide brim hat.

Josephine Hat, $49.95, available at Altar’d State; Elsie Embroidered Top, $79.95, available at Altar’d State; Louise, $59.95, available at Altar’d State; Kyla Layered Necklace, $24.95, available at Altar’d State; Arianna Sandals, $24.95, available at Altar’d State.

Spring Break Packing List for Day 4

Rainy days are inevitably going to happen, but that doesn’t mean you need to hide in the hotel. Wear your jeans and a light sweater, plus your hat and sandals for a day splashing in the puddles.

Josephine Hat, $49.95, available at Altar’d State; Good American Good Straight Raw Hem Ankle Organic Cotton Straight Leg Jeans, $129.00, available at Nordstrom;
Nordstrom Cashmere Crewneck Sweater, $59.90, available at Nordstrom; Kyla Layered Necklace, $24.95, available at Altar’d State; Arianna Sandals, $24.95, available at Altar’d State.

Spring Break Packing List for Day 5

Shop the market in an adorable shirt and jeans. Wear cozy kicks and sunglasses to keep away the glare.

Good American Good Straight Raw Hem Ankle Organic Cotton Straight Leg Jeans, $129.00, available at Nordstrom; Brenda Sunglasses, $24.95, available at Altar’d State; Nike Daybreak Sneaker, $90.00, available at Nordstrom; Spring Statements Earrings, $12.99, available at H&M; Elsie Embroidered Top, $79.95, available at Altar’d State.

Spring Break Packing List for Day 6

Hit up a festival or carnival with a playful tee and shorts. Wear comfortable sandals and have your shades ready for the day.

Brenda Sunglasses, $24.95, available at Altar’d State; Grand Canyon Tee, $39.95, available at Altar’d State; Spring Statements Earrings, $12.99, available at H&M; Louise, $59.95, available at Altar’d State; Arianna Sandals, $24.95, available at Altar’d State.

Spring Break Packing List for Day 7

For a cool and casual look wear your sneakers with a light-weight sweater and shorts. Accessorize with jewelry.

Nordstrom Cashmere Crewneck Sweater, $59.90, available at Nordstrom; Brenda Sunglasses, $24.95, available at Altar’d State; Kyla Layered Necklace, $24.95, available at Altar’d State; Spring Statements Earrings, $12.99, available at H&M; Nike Daybreak Sneaker, $90.00, available at Nordstrom; Louise, $59.95, available at Altar’d State.

Spring Break Packing List for Day 8

Make your swimsuit cover-up do double duty by wearing it over (or with) your sweater. Accessorize with sneakers and a necklace – no one will ever know! Note: You can also wear your blouse under or t-shirt over your swimsuit cover-up if you find the right cut and style.

Charlie Dress, $54.95, available at Altar’d State; Nordstrom Cashmere Crewneck Sweater, $59.90, available at Nordstrom; Nike Daybreak Sneaker, $90.00, available at Nordstrom; Kyla Layered Necklace, $24.95, available at Altar’d State.

Consider packing some laundry detergent travel packs in case you spill some food or get your clothes dirty. You’ll be wearing your clothes more than once, so be prepared if you run into a few snags! You can wash your clothes in the hotel laundry room, or the bathroom sink.

A Few Extras for Your Spring Break Packing List

The following three extras don’t take up a lot of space in your suitcase but can make you feel a little more confident during your trip.

Alise Jumpsuit, $79.95, available at Altar’d State; O’Neil Twiggy Sayulita Floral Print One-Piece Swimsuit, $75.00, available at Nordstrom; Astra the Label Puff Sleeve Midi Dress, $89.00, available at Nordstrom.

If you’re heading out to a special dinner, church or a show, then throw in a cute, wrinkle-free sundress.

If you’ll be gone for a full week, then pack a jumpsuit or romper. Wear it with your light-weight sweater one day so it doesn’t look like you’re doubling up.

Staying at the beach or pool for the entire trip? Pack more than one suit (add another cover-up if you’d like).

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