10 Spring Break Travel Essentials You'll Regret Not Packing

Make your list and check it twice. There's nothing worse than getting on a plane and realizing you forgot your swimsuit.

A suitcase filled with spring break travel essentials
Red two-piece luggage set from Away photo

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Away Luggage Set

You can't start packing without a suitcase, and this two-piece set is a durable option you'll be able to use for years to come (which makes it totally worth the splurge). Plus, each suitcase features built-in locks and USB ports for added security and convenience. The featured set includes the Away Expandable Bigger Carry-On and a large matching expandable checked suitcase, but you can mix and match which suitcase sizes you want based on your travel preferences. You can even build your own three-piece luggage set if you're a chronic overpacker (no judgment). No matter your set, you'll have five sleek colors to choose from. We have our eyes on this limited edition red shade that will be easy to spot on the baggage carousel—you're welcome. ($595 as a two-piece set, originally $640 sold separately; awaytravel.com)

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Supergoop The Glow Pros Set from Nordstrom photo

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SPF Skincare Set

As your parents probably always told you as a kid, safety first! If there's one thing you absolutely can't forget to pack before going on spring break it's this Supergoop Glow Pros Set. The six-piece skincare kit comes with everything you will need including lightweight daily moisturizer, sheer sunscreen, glow stick hydrating sunscreen, refresh setting mist, lip balm, and a travel case. All of the products provide protection ranging from SPF 30 to SPF 50 and are made to pass most TSA requirements. ($49.50; nordstrom.com)

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Lilac seamless bikini from Urban Outfitters photo

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Seamless Puckered Bikini

Let's be honest, the real reason you go on spring break is to get away from cold weather and give your skin a natural sun-kissed glow—while using sunscreen of course. Say goodbye to tan lines and hello to an even complexion you'll actually feel good about thanks to this so-cute seamless bikini. The bandeau-style top allows you to tan your shoulders and back without weird lines from bikini straps and the bottom has a low-rise fit so you can re-introduce your stomach to the sunlight after a long winter.

Puckered Bikini Top, $34; urbanoutfitters.com

Puckered Bikini Bottom, $24; urbanoutfitters.com

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Black swimsuit cover-up from Nordstrom photo

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Swimsuit Cover-Up

This versatile swimsuit cover-up will be a total game-changer for light packers (or anyone attempting to be). Its simple silhouette is made with breathable cotton that's fast-drying and features flutter sleeves that make it look like any other LBD, which means you can wear it from the beach to lunch on the boardwalk no questions asked. ($45.95; zappos.com)

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Long-sleeve one-piece swimsuit from Shopbop photo

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Long-Sleeve Swimsuit

Bikinis are great for chilling pool-side sipping cocktails, but for anyone who wants to enjoy water sports on their vacation, a two-piece won't cut it. This long-sleeve swimsuit is made to hold up even after a wicked wipe-out (no more losing your top or bottom!) and helps protect your skin from sun and abrasion rashes. Plus, the pastel color block design gives us major spring vibes. ($187; shopbop.com)

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White Teva sandals from Athleta photo

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Teva Universal Sandals

These Teva sandals are the only pair of shoes you'll need on your trip. (Did we really just say that?) The bright white shade will match any outfit whether you're heading to the beach or a night out on the town, and the sandal features a durable, waterproof construction. With foam footbed cushions, these shoes were practically made for all-day wear. I think we just fell in love. ($50; athleta.com)

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Blue and white Tory Burch tote bag from Nordstrom photo

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Tory Burch Tote

With a near-perfect five-star rating, it's no surprise that this Tory Burch tote bag made it on our list. We know you typically wouldn't use a high-end handbag for a beach day, but this one sports a unique blue and white design and is made from water-resistant coated canvas. There's no denying it: All the signs point to this handbag for your spring break getaway. ($228; nordstrom.com)

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Beige straw hat from Madewell photo

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Mesa Straw Hat

Including this straw hat in your spring break packing list is a no-brainer. After all, it's not really a vacation unless you get an Instagram-worthy photo relaxing in a lounge chair on the beach wearing a floppy hat. And lucky for you it's available in four neutral shades that cost less than $40, so you might as well order more than one, right? ($39.50; madewell.com)

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Bluetooth speaker with LED lights from Amazon photo

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Anker Bluetooth Speaker

The party doesn't really start until someone breaks out a Bluetooth speaker, and it might as well be you. This small yet mighty device has a waterproof design that's safe to use outdoors by the pool or beach and provides 360-degree sound for everyone to enjoy. What sets it apart from other wireless speakers is the LED base light that puts on a show as you jam out to your favorite music. ($29.99, originally $39.99; amazon.com)

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Black waterproof phone pouch from Amazon photo

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Underwater Phone Case

Finally, there's a way to take your phone on underwater adventures without spending hundreds of dollars on a special case. Enter this universal waterproof phone pouch. More than 30,000 Amazon customers swear by this product and the best part is it costs $7. One five-star reviewer says they lost their phone in the water for three months and when it was recovered the contents inside were "dry as a bone" and in good condition. If that's not enough to convince you nothing will. ($6.99; amazon.com)

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