Spring is in the air and that means flowers will be blooming…and not just in your garden. Get ready for bold prints, loud colors and flowing fabrics because this season is all about making a statement. Spring break is just one week away, so I thought I’d share with you my spring break essentials.
With bikini season being in the not so distant future, it’s time to start thinking about that perfect suit. If you are not traveling to an exotic destination this break, let your bathing suit take you there instead. Look for bright colors and bold patterns: my favorite? Tribal. The blocks of different colors in an abstract pattern are not only a great way to stir up thoughts of faraway places, but it might just catch the attention of that certain someone.
Every swimsuit needs the proper accessories, so invest in pieces that will match any bathing suit, think neutral colors white, black or brown. With a cover up, you don’t want something form fitted that will stick to your sunscreen or tanning lotion, so choose one with a flowing fabric or something that strays away from your body.
Finding the right sandal for the beach is always a bit tricky. With regular rubber flip flops, you end up kicking sand all other place, so look for a sandal that wraps around your ankle. A gladiator style sandal is perfect for the beach and will match your tribal print suit perfectly.
I am always a fan of skin protection, so consider buying a hat to keep your skin wrinkle free (think towards the future). And not just any old baseball hat, a straw fedora or floppy hat is a stylish way to keep your skin looking radiant for years to come.
When dressing for the night out, think comfort. Tropical areas are always overly humid and skin tight fabrics don’t pair well with humidity. You also want to try cotton so you’re not worrying about wrinkles when dancing the night away at a Mexican cantina. Stick to styles like A-Line, bandeau, halter, empire or drop waist. Each of these styles are fitted around the bodice but flow out around the waist and they flatter almost every body type.
Skirts are also an item to keep in mind for an afternoon of shopping or site-seeing. They can be found in any style, print or color. I suggest floral. The girly feature is perfect for this girlish piece and essential for any spring wardrobe. Pair with a cap sleeve tee or bright colored tank and you’re ready to hit the streets!
Fashion means dressing from your head to the tips of your toes; never forget about the importance of footwear. Sandals are of course a must, any style will do. Try neon or animal print for just a touch of flair. Spring also means that wedges are back in style. The 1920s style of a straw or wooden wedge is just the ticket to finishing off an evening beach look and they are comfortable enough to dance in or take a stroll along the boardwalk. Wooden platforms are also an alternative to your average black pump. They add a bit of summer to an everyday outfit.
And don’t forget about nail polish. Although often overlooked, a great polish can complete any look. Pastel pink or purple and bright coral or turquoise are just a few ideas to polish off your spring break wardrobe.