Spring Break Style and Travel Tips

When a break from school is approaching, students across the nation begin speaking in numbers. Examples:

I only have 40 dollars, 3 tests, 2 papers, and 1 week standing in the way of spring break.

I can’t wait to pound 8 shots and 3 margaritas the minute the 17 long hour drive to the beach is over.

I’m going to double by $500 playing 21 in Vegas.

Nothing arouses excitement in a student like dreams of spring break. Whether you’re going to the beach, the slopes, or cuddling up on your own couch, we’ve got a full week to completely block out school and blow off some steam. OU Daily Fashion is here to provide you with some tips on looking great, staying safe, and making the most of your vacation.

General Travel Tips

  • I know I’m preaching to the choir, but use the buddy system. Nothing ruins a trip like a missing friend found faced down in a gutter. Always let someone know where you’ll be, don’t go home with any randos, and keep and eye on your drinks.
  • Budget your money. After a few drinks, buying everyone a round of shots might seem like a great idea. Take out enough cash to use for the day, and only use your credit card for emergencies.
  • Explore more than just the nightlife of wherever you’re vacationing. Museums, mini golf, or checking out a unique restaurant can be the most memorable part of your trip! Check Groupon and LivingSocial for deals. You never know what you might find!
  • As fun as partying all day every day sounds, take care of your health! Getting sick over spring break would not only ruin your fun, but set you back when you need to get back to school and hit the books. Drink tons of water, take a multivitamin, and get plenty of sleep.

Beach Bunnies

Unless you’re super close to the equator, know that the beach is still going to be a bit chilly. I made this mistake freshman year in Panama City and again last year in the Bahamas by only bringing shorts, tank tops, sundresses, and swimming suits with my. It’s always cooler by the beach, so bring a pair of linen pants and a hoodie to make sure you stay comfortable.

The Slopes

Obviously, in this situation, function wins out over fashion. That doesn’t mean you have to look like a slob doing so though. I’ve never been skiing, so I can’t offer much help, but I imagine that avoiding trees and other skiers is the best way to spend your trip.

The Vegas

Glitz, glamour, and excess are all welcome in Las Vegas. My one word of advice to you is WEAR COMFORTABLE SHOES. Even if that means going to TAO in flats. Casinos are huge and about half a mile wide. Walking anywhere takes forever, and if you’re not prepared you could come home with some nasty blisters and a limp.

For more on Vegas, click here.

Concert Festival

There’s no better way to spend Spring Break in the midwest that to go to a concert or two. With South by Southwest in Austin, you’ll want to wear shorts and a t-shirt to keep you cool. Up the style with a pair of high waisted shorts, a hippie headband, and a a huge pair of sunnies. Don’t forget sunscreen if you’re outside!

Staycation

Lucky you! While your friends are blowing their savings and potentially making some bad decisions, you get a week to veg out and be completely lazy. Stock up on your favorite movies and buy a stack of magazines. Just don’t even think about school–if you spend your off-time studying, you’re sure to burn out.

For more of my nuggets of wisdom after doomsday graduation, check out my new blog here!

 

 

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