The only thing that’s helping us get through this brutal winter is the fact that spring break is just around the corner. Whether you’re a college student planning your annual week of debauchery or a post-grad who still believes in having spring break—albeit a more calming and relaxing trip than your uni days—chances are you’ll want any reason NOT to shop for another beanie or winter coat.
You’ll need more than just a new pair of slide sandals for your upcoming trip, and shopping for vacay can sure add up. So we picked out our favorite spring break essentials that ring in at just under $50, from cover-ups and sunglasses to tote bags for the beach and of course, swimwear. Check out our slideshow to get started on shopping for your sunny destination.