Adventure awaits: What to wear on your spring break vacations
Spring break is that beloved time a year when students get off school for a little down time. Even if you don’t have kids, spring is the perfect time for a getaway—the sun is setting later, flowers are blooming, and the rising temperatures are calling for outdoor adventures. Whether you’re planning a family-friendly trip, a little rest and relaxation staycation for yourself, or a quick jaunt to a nearby town, the first step starts with packing a bag. If you pack the perfect bag, you can focus more time on enjoying your trip and taking advantage of your time off. The secret sauce to mastering a well-curated suitcase is choosing functional pieces that effortlessly mix-and-match. We curated the best spring break outfits for various vacations, so you can #GetOutThere in fits that look and feel good.
Spring Break Destinations
Whether you’re on an exotic tropical island or day tripping to a nearby coastal town, the key to a successful beach trip starts with sun protection. Free Country’s versatile and functional swim collection has built-in UPF 50+ protection, plus quick-drying technology to keep you covered and cool in the sweltering heat.
Choose a tankini that doubles as a tank top, like our Island Vibe Macrame design, that’s stylish enough to wear with jeans, but packed with performance details for swimming and sunny day adventures. Pair it with our versatile sweat-wicking Bermuda board shorts that’ll seamlessly take you from paddle boarding to beach volleyball to the boardwalk. Top it all off with an anti-odor and cool-to-the-touch Microtech Chill tank, a super lightweight UPF sun shirt, plenty of SPF, sunglasses, and a wide-brim hat, and you’ll be golden.
Whether it’s New York City or Nashville, if you’re heading off to explore a new town, you need an outfit that gives you the freedom to move. Pick multi-purpose pieces you can style many ways, like this upgraded cropped version of a classic crew-cut t-shirt. Whether you wear it with jeans for a casual dinner or leggings to workout, you’re guaranteed to look and stay cool (literally, the fabric keeps you chilled), and stink-free thanks to anti-odor technology.
It also looks perfect with the Bermuda skort, a performance-powered design that’s equal parts fashionable and functional. With lightweight built-in boyshorts and quick-drying four-way stretch fabric with UPF 50+ sun protection—you’ll tackle the day in comfort, no matter where your city exploring leads. Don’t forget to pack a versatile jacket, whether it’s for a chilly plane, long car rides to new destinations or even working out, this soft-as-air recycled zip-up hoodie wicks away moisture so you can enjoy any summer activity—no sweat.
Whether it’s Runyon Canyon, Joshua Tree, or a laid-back neighborhood nature walk, the best outfits for any outdoor trek are the ones you can wear on and off the trails. The key to enjoying the experience centers around picking functional pieces that provide protection from the elements, but don’t sacrifice comfort. Start with our B Cool tee, a sweat-wicking, odor-fighting, cool-to-the-touch top that turns a basic t-shirt into an elevated activewear piece you can wear anywhere.
Layering is key, especially when traversing higher elevations with temperature changes. Our soft four-season X2O anorak is a do-it-all companion made from a waterproof and wind-resistant fabric—plus built-in UPF protection. Wear it with a pair of Cloud joggers, they’re soft enough to sleep in but designed for performance with breathable four-way stretch, and an anti-odor sweat-wicking fabric that moves with ease. To start any adventure off on the right foot, the right socks, along with quality hiking boots, can make a break your trek. Our lightweight crew socks feature a moisture control technology to keep your feet cool and dry so you can wander freely.