March 22nd, 2016 at 2:00am

If you’re like me at the beginning of the semester, you usually have grand plans for Spring Break. When loans have just been dispersed a plane ticket to, oh I don’t know, New York or Colorado seems doable, almost practical. Then the middle of the semester hits you, and it hits you hard. Books were a little more expensive than you initially planned on, you dropped $250 at Sephora so you could stay a VIB through 2017 and though you budgeted your Sunday mimosas, somehow you forgot to factor in your Nuberri addiction. I get it, and I’m not here to judge.

So instead of traveling anywhere seemingly “exotic” while still in the red white and blue borders, we drive until we find sand. Usually for us Floridians this means driving for about 30 minutes before hitting a bridge (unless of course you go to Flagler College which is literally right on the beach. And in that case we all hate you and wish we had thought to apply four years ago).

Now that spring is officially here though, we can finally purchase that swimsuit that’s been sitting in our online Victoria’s Secret basket since the beginning of the semester. This Fashionista chose to go with a sporty monokini, which when covered by a form-fitting maxi skirt gives off instant South Beach vibes. The boho necklace and floppy hat give the look a more feminine feel that softens an otherwise structured outfit. If you’re going to be beach bound for most of your Spring Break, consider opting for pieces that are easily interchangeable and give you options to mix and match.

One Simple Change: Finding a good one-piece is key and there are so many options that look like chic bodysuits. My go-to recently has been a simple black lace-up swimsuit that when worn with a skirt and a pair of heels can take you from the beach to brunch.