Trying to decide what to pack for your upcoming spring break trip? These are my retro fashion must have’s for the season – tested and approved on my recent trip to Florida.
Ok, so I jumped the calendar a little bit and took myself on spring break early. The kids and I decided that we desperately needed some warmth so we took a week and headed out to Melbourne, Florida. The sun felt amazing after spending several months in the snowy Midwest!
Before we left, I took myself on a little shopping spree to prepare for the extreme change in weather. Luckily, I was able to piece together several retro-inspired outfits from local stores – each turning out to be perfect for the trip!
Retro Fashion Essentials | What I Packed
Confession time: I can totally be an over-packer. I have the tendency to just put anything and everything into a bag that will fit. However lately, I have been working very hard to pack only essential items.
For my (pre) spring break trip to Florida, these were my retro fashion picks.
Black and White Dot Cover Up – [Target] || Black Bathing Suit with Rouching – [Target] || Sunglasses – [Kate Spade]
The first thing I did when we got to Florida was to change into my bathing suit so we could hit the pool. While normally I wouldn’t enjoy putting on my bathing suit, I didn’t mind so much because I simply adore my black and white polka dot cover up. It’s super comfortable and makes walking around to and from the pool a little less awkward.
After spending our first day by the pool, we decided to head out and explore the surrounding area on the following day. This led us to Disney Springs where we ate cupcakes, shopped till we dropped, and got a birds-eye view of the park atop the Coca-Cola building.
For this fun day in the sun, I chose to wear an orange lace top with a high waisted button up jean skirt. I have to admit, I am totally smitten by this outfit and I’ve found that the jean skirt has been making its way into several of my outfit choices. It’s so versatile!
If there is one thing I’ve learned while traveling it is to always pack a dress. It almost never fails that I find myself in a situation where I wish I had something a little dressier than jean shorts and a tank. Although, even if I come across a trip that doesn’t warrant the need for a dress, I’d still pack one because I find them pretty comfortable and breezy on a hot day.
When I found this dress I was immediately obsessed with it. The fabric is made with a wrinkled fabric making it wonderful for traveling. It also has a built-in knee length slip to keep things from being too see-through and beautiful florals along the front.
Dress – [Target]
I was extremely happy with my choices for this trip and loved how each of these outfits had a retro vibe to them even though they were bought brand new from a store. And while I am a last minute shopper and wear these at all before my trip, they turned out to be perfect for all of my Spring Break adventures!
What’s your go-to for travel clothes? Do you always pack a dress? Do you have a favorite place to buy your travel clothes? Tell me about it in the comments.