You thought it would never get here, but your Spring Break trip, that essential part of Greek life, is just a few weeks away. Now you're panicked about what to wear and what to pack. Remember, you don't have to get too involved. After all, you don't want to be bogged down with a lot of luggage. Still, you want to stand out, particularly to the girls.
Tips for Spring Break packing
1. Casual clothes. You'll spend most of your time in jeans, shorts and t shirts. Bring the ones you're most comfortable in. You don't have to be vogue; you're on vacation.
2. Toiletries. Sure, the hotel will probably have shaving gear and toothpaste, but you'll end up paying way more than you would at home. Go prepared and save those dollars to spend on enjoying yourself.
3. Work-out clothes. You're probably not going to want to spend all of your time at the pool. What if that cute girl wants to go rock climbing or out for a run? You don't want to say "no" because all you brought were jeans and flip-flops.
4. Multiple swimwear. Since you'll be spending so much time in the pool or at the beach, you don't want to have to wear damp swimming trunks or shorts. Avoid that by packing extras. Swimwear doesn't take up much room.
5. Be ready for the sun. If you've been cooped up in a northern fraternity house and/or classroom all winter, you'll want to avoid bringing back a sunburn as a souvenir of your trip. Be sure to pack sunscreen and a good pair of sunglasses. If you're sporting the shaved head look, add a hat to the list. Lip balm is also a good idea.
6. One outfit for dressing up. Although you'll likely spend most of the trip in casual clothes, you'll want to be prepared in case the group wants to go somewhere nice for a change of scenery.
7. Pajamas. You may not wear them at home, but on your trip, sharing a hotel room with people coming and going, you'll probably want to wear them. (Don’t let your trip get awkward.)
8. A sweater. Even the warmest destinations can get a little chilly at night. Be prepared with a sweater or light jacket.
9. Shoes. Flip-flops or sandals are usually good enough for daytime wear. Consider bringing a comfortable pair of sneakers and some nice dress shoes for evening activities.
10. Cell phone charger. You'll want to make calls, take pictures and text. Don't be caught with a dead battery.
If your first look at your available wardrobe makes you groan, don't despair. There's still time to order Spring Break gear. Campus Classics has been offering quality fraternity apparel for nearly 25 years. We offer quick turnaround and shipping, so you can still get your items in time for your trip. Plus, you don't have to worry; our merchandise is fully licensed.