Spring Break is about leaving those gruesome textbooks and leggings for sun, fun, and bikinis. In my opinion there is no better destination for all of that than Cancun, Mexico. It’s one of my favorite vacation spots, so if you’re headed down there this Spring Break or in the near future I have some great tips for you. We have teamed up with Aerie to showcase the best looks for Cancun.
A trendy outfit isn’t really necessary for catching rays and roaming the area, but just know something effortless and chic will do. Be sure to bring your favorite swimwear for catching rays and those dips in the ocean. My suit of choice is the Maddie Bikini by Aerie. It has the perfect dose of sexy, because of the comfy push-up bra style (including support) plus perfectly feminine with the cute ruffle detail and the bright colors are just so great. Aerie not only has the perfect bathing suit options, but they also have great cover-ups, shorts, and tops that make dressing effortlessly chic just as easy as throwing your hair in a top-knot. Some of my picks for the beach are the embroidered cover up and the Lacey Boxer and when site seeing the lace tube top and the lace boxer. Seeing that you’ll be in sandals or barefoot a variety of shoe options aren’t really necessary, but I’d definitely suggest some espadrilles or boat shoes for site seeing and a pair of wedges for your nights out.
Although Mexico isn’t one of the known fashion capitals in the world, what it lacks in fashionable clothing it makes up for in unique finds. Cancun is one of the best places to stock up on unique pieces, jewelry and baubles. It’s one of my favorite places to shop for one of a kind jewels and some of the best pieces in my collection have been purchased there. Market 28 is the go-to spot for that. It’s meant to resemble a Mexican village and such a rad place to discover those unique handcrafted pieces. One of my favorite buys from Cancun were a pair of huaraches, which are hand woven leather sandals. They’ve become a staple in my summer wardrobe and one of the most comfortable sandals I’ve ever purchased. If you’re missing the luxury shops like those in the States Luxury Avenue is like a mini Rodeo Drive/5th Avenue, but if I were you I’d opt for those one of a kind Mexican shops—there is definitely more to score.
Fashion and Shopping are definitely entertainment in itself, but there are so many historic sites and adventures to tour. Besides sailing, snorkeling, hiking and trekking I highly encourage learning about the Mayan Culture and History in Cancun. There is so much history and legendary landmarks to see and learn about, so be sure to check out Tulum, the Mayan Temples and Puerto Morelos.
When traveling south of the boarder trying authentic Mexican food is requisite. It’s like going to California and seeing the Hollywood sign or visiting Disneyland – you have too. A few of my favorite places are Jugo de Limon, a seafood joint, so be sure to order the ceviche with extra lemon, Paloma Bonita is a fine dining Mexican restaurant and must for enchiladas and margaritas and Sushi Itto for the freshest most amazing sushi you’ve ever tasted.
If the sun and gorgeous beaches haven’t sold you I hope the rich history, amazing food and great shopping will. Have a blast and don’t forget your sunblock and sunnies.
Spring Break is a momentous week in every college student’s year. Whether you’re traveling to the ends of the world, living it up on the beach, catching up on your fashion homework or tucked inside sleeping, we want to see! Tweet us a photo that represents your spring break using the hashtag #collegefashionistaSB. Our favorite image will win a gift card to Aerie.