Whether you’re headed somewhere warm and sunny for Spring Break or planning for cooler weather in a culture hub like Seattle or Portland, we’ve got the spring vacation packing list for you! You don’t have to stuff your entire closet into a single, overstuffed carry-on to have an exciting vacation wardrobe – just pack items that can do double-duty. The key is sticking to a color palette or theme.
Ahem! Can you pass the denim, please?
Distressed, raw-hem jeans are everywhere right now. Pair them with an off-the-shoulder blouse, black ankle boots and a structured bag. Throw a bandana around your neck and you’re ready for a night out dancing! For a day exploring, pair the same jeans with a cropped sweatshirt, light windbreaker and comfy sneakers. Top off your look with a ball cap and hoop earrings! Whether you’re hitting the trails or the sidewalk, you’re guaranteed to be Instagram-ready.
Though it may not be the first item on your spring vacation packing list, an oversized boyfriend blazer can be surprisingly versatile. Throw it over a pair of belted wide-leg culottes and a bra-top for a 90s R&B vibe on a night out with the girls! Or, for an afternoon of people watching over a cup of coffee, wear it with a layered slip dress and mock-neck tee. Note that you can wear the same black ankle boots from the first outfit with both of these looks. Shoes take up the most space and weight in your suitcase, so it’s important to build all of your outfits around two to three pairs of shoes.
Rain, rain, feel free to stay
As any good traveler knows, you can’t forget your raincoat! This see-through number with blue piping looks too cute layered over a cropped, short-sleeve sweater. Pair with embroidered jeans for a fun early 2000s look, then amp up the color with a pink satchel. If the weather is warm, swap the sweater and jacket for a cropped off-the-shoulder blouse, complete with one of the season’s top trends – ruffles!
Even if you don’t want to replicate these same outfits, the general rules are the same: plan on multiple tops to go with the same pants and plan to wear the same shoes and accessories with most of your outfits. If you need some help putting together your own spring vacay looks, don’t despair! Head to your local Buffalo Exchange and one of our talented stylists will be happy to help.