Even though it’s all about sitting by the pool, sipping fruity drinks and, let’s be honest, not doing much else, spring break is also high-time for fashion. That one glorious March week signifies the ultimate seasonal transition, the time you can finally put away your faithful duck boots and quilted pullovers and tag in your cutest sandals and jorts.
This year, spring break fashion is all about being carefree and expressing yourself through what you wear—and don’t get us wrong, we are living for it—but it’s also about adding a little elevated polish to otherwise extremely laid-back looks. Here are a few of our fave spring break outfit ideas that take typical beach fashion and add a little gloss.
Staying in Town? Don’t Worry
If you’re planning on hanging in town for spring break and you live somewhere where sandals and mini skirts are definitely off-limits in March, don’t fret. All of these outfits are totally base-layerable, which means you can wear them with tights, jackets or cardies to warm them up. Then, when the snow finally does melt, you can debut them as fun warm-weather looks that’ll make you feel like you’re already on vacay.