Spring break into new styles

Justice Seay, Editor-In-Chief

With spring break quickly approaching, suitcases are dug out from the back of closets as students prepare for trips to their dream destinations. This year, avoid a packing blunder by planning picture perfect outfits in advance.

As most frequent travelers know, packing light is essential. Avoid anxiety as bags are weighed in at the airport by packing some basic pieces that can be repurposed for multiple outfits. If one tends to make multiple outfit changes in a day, consider a basic top with casual denim shorts and sneakers for daytime excursions that can also be worn with a dressier skirt and sandals for a night time dinner. For swimwear, purchasing a few tops and bottoms, some patterned and some solid colors, can be easily mixed and matched to create the illusion of a vast, unique wardrobe that actually takes up minimal suitcase space.

Spring break style trends have already begun to emerge, as fashionable influencers like Emma Chamberlain fill their Instagram feeds with vacation outfit inspo. Following the popularity of straight and wide leg jeans from earlier this year, dad shorts — high-waisted denim shorts with longer and baggier legs — seem to be a rising trend. Flattering on virtually all body types, these shorts can be styled in a variety of different ways depending on one’s aesthetic. Consider pairing with an oversized tee and trainers for a more street-style look. If one is planning physically intensive activities for their trip, avoid adding creases in a favorite pair of shoes by swapping them for a pair of New Balances, which have a similar look to cult favorites with added comfort and less expense. If going for a model-off-duty, feminine look, pair dad shorts with a cropped tank or cami and a silk scarf as a hair accessory. Both looks can be layered over swimwear for easy beach-to-street transition.