Now that it’s officially February, we’re in the middle of the long, cold stretch until the sun-filled summer months arrive. But thankfully, there is one warm-weather break on the upcoming calendar that is enough to get us inspired and invigorated on even the coldest winter day — we’re, of course, talking about Spring Break.
Whether you’re a student who is planning an epic spring break getaway with your besties (#springbreak2020) or you’re a parent planning a Spring Break trip with the whole family, we’ve got your packing list covered.* Plus, we even threw in a couple of our best cash-saving tips to truly getting the most (cash) back from your Spring Break vacay.
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What to wear:
The Cove Bathing Suit
Every great tropical vacation requires an equally great bathing suit, and this classically chic one-piece from Summersalt is one of our favorite options for any destination. The sleek high neckline is contrasted with a showstopping open back, and the black and white color blocking is sure to have you standing out from the crowd. Plus, Summersalt’s signature compression fabric and construction will leave you confident and secure through all your beach activities.
Sunny Side Up Tee
Looking for a cute, comfortable cover up to wear in between all your dips in the pool? We love this sunshine yellow ‘Sunny Side Up’ tee shirt from Sundry that just radiates #vacationvibes. Tuck the front of this boxy tee into your favorite pair of cut-off denim shorts for a beach-casual look that is perfect for strolling through the sand or grabbing a scoop of ice cream.
The Holly Party Tote by Poolside Bags
One of the most important accessories to any resort look is a beachy, stylish tote bag. This gorgeous Holly Party Tote from Shopbop is the perfect transitional bag, thanks to it’s textured raffia fabric that is perfect for day-to-day wear, and it’s gorgeous rhinestone and feather trim that adds a luxury vibe that can easily be worn alongside a sleek evening look. This fun vacation tote also comes with an optional crossbody strap, for even more versatility.
Snake Print Dress
$295, Pam & Gela
It’s not all beachwear and bathing suits when it comes to vacation packing. You also need fun, bright outfit to rock into the evening, whether you’re hitting up a local beach club or grabbing rooftop drinks at your hotel bar. This slim fit emerald green mini dress is super on-trend with its snake print, but it also features stunning, serious features like a ruched structure and v-neck neckline. Pair this beautiful dress with strappy black heels and your favorite diamond accessories to make an even bolder statement.
Linen Greenwich Shirt
$165, Vineyard Vines
Guys can never go wrong with a well-tailored button-down when it comes to Spring Break style. We personally love linen long-sleeved shirts, because they are easy to fancy up with a great pair of dress pants, or you can roll up the sleeves and tuck the shirt into your favorite pair of beach-washed chinos for a more casual ensemble. This Linen Greenwich Shirt by Vineyard Vines is a sharp investment for any vacationer, thanks to the spread collar and best-in-class Italian-tailored styled.
Men’s South Swell Sunglasses by Maui Jim
$259.99, Tommy Bahama
The perfect men’s fashion accessory for any beach look is a trendy pair of sunglasses. These classic Maui Jim x Tommy Bahama Swell Sunglasses are inspired by a sense of style and adventure. The refined rectangle shape is perfect for nearly any face shape, and is made with super lightweight material, so you can truly enjoy where life takes you — whether it’s diving into the pool or shopping the beachside stands.
What to pack:
SPF Year Sunscreen Travel Set, Supergoop
$50, Everything But Water
No matter what kind of Spring Break vacation you’re taking, the single most important thing that you can pack is sunscreen! This cute SPF Yeah sunscreen from Everything But Water gives you everything you need for a sun-filled vacation — from water-resistant sunscreen to SPF lip balm — all in a cute canvas travel bag that you can easily check in your carry on bag and then pop in your favorite beach tote.
Santorini S’well Bottle
Another great accessory to pack whenever you are traveling is a reusable water bottle. We especially love this artisanal Santorini print bottle from S’well, that features worldly trims and embellishments inspired by the gorgeous waters of Greece. Plys, the vacuum-insulated construction of this bottle is designed to keep beverages cold for up to 24 hours or hot for up to 12, making it the perfect accessory to take from the beach to the evening bonfire.
Nude in Yellow Beach Towel by Little Dean
If the pool or the beach wasn’t enough to put you in an instant good mood, add even more brightness to your water day with this cute oversized beach towel from Society6. The abstract figure was designed by the artist Little Dean, and is custom printed on a super soft, yet absorbent lounge towel that is perfect for lounging lazy-style in the sun all day.
How to book:
If you’re the kind of traveler that loves coming home to a freshly made bed and room service after a long day at the beach, start your search through Jewel and find amazing offers on luxury hotel stays through Hotels.com. With thousands of hotel and resort options scattered literally all over the world, you can sort by the accommodations and amenities that mean the most to you, to find the perfect place to spoil you over your Spring vacation.
If you prefer lots of space and the comforts of home while you are on a vacation (or if you’re traveling as a family and want to all stay in the same location), check out VRBO through Jewel for your upcoming Spring Break accomiations. This online marketplace of vacation rentals features one-of-a-kind stays across 190 countries, allowing you to choose from a literal tiny house on the beach to a luxury mansion in the hills, and every size in between.
For everything else in between, from his and hers fashion to travel bags and accessories, don’t forget to shop through UseJewel.com! You can earn cash back on your clothing and accessory purchases, and even book your travel through Hotels.com, VRBO, and more in order to earn cash back on your stay when you return home. Jewel truly is a one-stop-shop for vacation cash back, so don’t miss out.