Skipping Breakfast at Tiffany’s: Your spring break essentials

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In just a few short days, the student body of WKU will be closing their books and opening their suitcases. Our Kentucky winter has us dreaming of palm trees and islands in the sun. Switch out your toboggan for a straw hat and get packing!

When packing for your getaway, bring the essentials: sun hat, shades and sunscreen. My mother has ingrained in me that the key to lifelong beauty is protecting your skin. You might enjoy that deep-fried glow now, but you’re not doing your complexion any favors. Shriveled apples are not hot, and unless you want to look like one in 10 years, stock up on the sunblock. I harp because I love you all.

Now for the fun stuff! Swimsuits, sandals and shorts, oh my! I suggest bringing at least two different bathing suit options. Don’t feel pressured to wear a bikini if that’s not your style; one-pieces are in, as are high-waisted swim bottoms. Grab a versatile suit cover for ice cream breaks and travel to and from your beachy slice of paradise. My light and breezy tunic with tassels has been doing the trick for me.

Do your feet a favor and pack a comfortable pair of sandals and Keds because your toes can only stay buried in the sand for so long. Sooner or later, you’ll be slipping those tootsies into some swanky shoes for a night out. Wedges are a nice alternative to pumps, and they have more of a relaxed island vibe compared to traditional heels.

For your night out, a maxi dress is your perfect look. Add accessories to doll it up from casual to classy. For your daytime adventures, consider a classic look: denim shorts and a white T-shirt. It is a timeless vacation staple that is always fashionable. Pack a few different pants and blouses that you can mix and match throughout the week.

The key to spring break style is looking effortlessly put together. Break out your suitcase. Spring break, here we come!