I’ve seen Spring Breakers more than I’d like to admit, and that’s not how I want anyone’s spring break beach trip to end up. But I always went to the beach for spring break because what’s more fun than sun and sand and surf? I may be terrified of going in the ocean, but I don’t mind posting up on the sand and catching up on some reading. I commend everyone who goes on spring break in the mountains or somewhere cold because that is just not for me.
Spring break is coming up pretty soon for a lot of you, and I’m officially jealous. But if I can’t go on spring break with you, I can at the very least help you prepare for it. If you’re getting ready to go on a beach trip for spring break, make sure you’ve got these 12 essentials packed:
A Good Beach Read
Something light! I'm currently reading Lunch With Buddha, the sequel to Breakfast With Buddha. I'd definitely take it to the beach with me. And I recommend bringing a real book instead of an e-reader because, well, sand.
A Beach Bag
Make sure it's something you don't mind getting sandy or wet! There are tons of cute, affordable totes out right now with pockets for all your beach stuff.
You've got to protect those peepers of yours from the sun too!
A Beach Towel
So you don't get sand all over yourself!
Sun Bum is my go-to for SPF right now. Whatever you decide to use, make sure you've got SPF 30 and don't forget to reapply!
Or Powder Sunscreen
Even SPF that's formulated for your face can feel greasy and make you break out. I'm obsessed with this powder sunscreen from Peter Thomas Roth. I use it every day!
A Lip Balm With SPF
The sun can really dry out your lips. And your lips can burn too! Take along a solid supply of lip balm with built in SPF.
Sunscreen is obviously a must, but you want to protect your face, hair and scalp as much as possible. Floppy hats have never been more in so grab yourself one that you love.
A Cute Bikini
Try something new with a neat back like this one from Target.
Or A Cute One Piece
Who says you have to wear a two piece? There are so many adorable one piece bathing suits that you can rock too!
Instead of a typical beach cover up, try some wide leg lounge pants instead. These are totally in right now and look great on the beach!
A Good Pair Of Sandals
We got to take a look at Sskeo Design's ribbon sandals, and they're so cool! You can change the ribbons out and tie them in different ways. They also have new t-straps coming out this spring with interchangeable accents. They also employ women in Uganda during the gap between high school and university so they can save money to pay for their education. The kicker? Sseko Designs provides scholarships by matching up to 100% of what the women save during their employment. Talk about awesome!
Where are you going for spring break? What other essentials do you think you need for the beach? Tell us in the comments!