Pick up a few trendy outfits to stand out on getaways near and far. After all, this magical time lasts for only a blink every year. Make the most of it!
Top 6 trends for spring break 2021
1. Easy sundresses
Pack two or three sundresses that you can throw on without a second thought before heading out the door with a spring in your step. We expect slip dresses to be popping come summer, but as the world eases open, it’s all about the easy, breezy sundress.
- This one from ASOS is made of lightweight, breathable viscose.
2. Lounge sets
Matchy matchy is having a major moment, with lounge sets taking the cake. The look is very “The Bachelor contestants drinking mimosas the morning after a rose ceremony,” with pastels and feminine patterns coming in first place.
- If a lounge set isn’t your thing, try a romper — a perennial spring break fave.
3. Statement earrings
Picture this: You’ve spent all day in the sun and decide to go for an au naturel look a dinner, with just a swipe of lip gloss to add some shimmer. In lieu of eyeliner, mascara or eyeshadow, add a pair of statement earrings that make your eyes pop and have heads turning all night long.
- We especially love how statement earrings add a bit of fun to your face when it’s covered up by a mask.
4. Sexy smocking
Smocking with puffed sleeves is super hot right now on tops and dresses. Ease your way into the trend with this $13 top from H&M, made with recycled polyester. Pair a smocked top with high-waisted bottoms and platform sandals for a fun-in-the-sun look that’ll take you from the porch to the beach.
5. A suit you feel confident in
Gone are the days of squeezing into a bikini that makes you feel, well … less than great. The most important part of finding the perfect suit is making sure you feel absolutely fabulous. Choose your favorite color or vibrant print, and go all out with ruffle and flounce if that’s your thing.
- We jive with the fit, feel and price of suits from Aerie. Plus, they use models of all shapes and sizes so you can see how it might actually look on you.
6. Comfy-cute sandals
After sitting in one place for literally months during quarantine, it’s time to invest in shoes that are comfortable for long walks around sun-kissed destinations. Then when you get back home, they’ll be perfect for jaunts to the coffee shop and Saturday afternoon errands.
- Arizona Love, Freedom Moses and Birkenstock are three brands that make chic and comfortable sandals.
Top websites with budget-friendly spring break clothes
We've come to count on Forever 21 for its trendy styles and low prices for a reason. This popular fast-fashion brand offers the latest styles on a student budget — so you can spend more on your trip and less on freshening up your wardrobe.
It has many looks you'll love — and shopping from a lesser-known boutique ensures your unique outfit stands out.
Missguided always has great deals on the trendiest looks in a range of sizes. Whatever your size, you're sure to have an on-point spring break look.
Light, airy styles from this boho-inspired boutique are perfect for spring, whether you're relaxing on the beach or headed out for a night under neon lights.
Sizzle this season in see-through tops, bright bikinis and flirty sundresses from this Australian-based online fashion boutique.
- Free shipping over $50
- No free returns
- Finance your order with Afterpay
Topshop's got the latest indie-inspired looks — from bold neon tees to leather skirts and everything in between. Whether you're keeping it casual or want to turn things up a notch, there's something for your spring break vibe here.
Finding the latest spring looks for any destination and budget is a whole lot easier than you might think. Don’t know where you’re headed just yet? Check out our top picks for affordable spring break trips this year!