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Take a Break! 7 Items to Pack for Your Spring Getaway

by Andrew Villagomez
EDGE Media Network Contributor
Monday Mar 11, 2019

As we enter the final stretch of winter, its time to take that spring break trip! Whether you are headed to Florida for Tampa Bay Pride or Miami Beach Pride, or overseas for Tokyo Rainbow Pride, here's what you need to pack to look and feel your best.

Parke & Ronen 2" Angeleno Stretch Swim Trunk, Diamond Stripe Print
Designing in New York since the 90s, Parke & Ronen is known for its swim and resort collections for men. With boutiques in New York and LA (and online store, too), find every kind of style of swimwear from swim trunks to briefs. Stand out on the beach in the 2-inch inseam Angeleno swim trunk with its retro styling and eye-catching print.

Ray-Ban Blaze Aviator
You can't go wrong with Ray-Ban for looking good while shielding your eyes from the sun. A proud supporter of the LGBTQ community, the brand's iconic look has expanded over its 82-year history. Pick up a pair of aviators for your upcoming trip. such as the Blaze Aviator, which features a bold double bridge and dark red gradient lenses.

H&M Stripe Oxford Shirt
Every suitcase should be packed with an essential button-down for those times when a polo (or shirtless!) won't do, and an oxford shirt always comes in handy. H&M's Conscious line features organic materials such as preppy striped classic.

Birkenstock Ramses Sandals
Birkenstocks are making a comeback with thoughtful new styles beyond the wide cut, two-strap original. The men's Ramses thong sandal was recently updated with luxurious details. A full leather sandal and newly designed minimalist buckles add to the refined look, and you'll find comfort with the suede footbed and EVA sole.

Nisolo Slip Ons
Offering ethically produced leather shoes and accessories, Nisolo's products are eco-consciously produced in different parts of the world. They offer two vacation-ready styles to pick from: the Alejandro Woven Slip On (a soft vegetable tanned leather shoe that is hand-woven in León, Mexico) and the Huarache Sandal (handcrafted in Peru and features interwoven strips of soft leather).

Lab Series Day Rescue Defense Lotion SPF 35
Don't forget the sunblock when packing! Lab Series offers a lightweight, invisible daily moisturizer with SPF to help defend against the dehydrated skin and the look of stress and premature aging.

Jack Black Eye Balm De-Puffing & Cooling Gel
Spring break getaways inevitably mean late nights. If eight hours of sleep isn't in the cards, this lightweight gel will be your new BFF. Formulated to help soothe, de-puff, and refresh tired-looking eyes, it features grape seed extract, chamomile extract, and vitamins A, C & E.

Andrew Villagomez is a journalist and photographer covering travel, men's fashion, grooming and other lifestyle topics. His work has appeared in print and online publications including Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, Essential Homme, Delta Sky Magazine, Out, Details, Thrillist and more. He is also runs his own style and travel blog, Vee Travels. You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram.


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