Spring is officially here, colors are starting to show and the sun is making more of an effort to show face. It’s time to gear up for the first major getaway of the new year, spring break. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family or significant others, there are always certain travel must-haves that need to make their way into your suitcase.

If you’re planning a warm weather vacay, easy breezy clothing and beach needs might be at the top of your list. Going on now at Macy’s take advantage of their “Hot List Sale.” Cover your bases and stock up on punchy, spring clothing for your retreat. Select women’s dresses are on sale for 25-50% off and save 40-50% off select men’s shirts. Before you doze off and start dreaming of waves, pop into your local PacSun and hit up their Spring Break Sale – buy one, get on 50% off on men’s & women’s clothing and accessories.

If you’re going to carry around important personal traveling docs, you may as well do it in style. Grab a new everyday tote to organize your necessities, selected styles up to 25% off at Macy’s and 30-40% off at Kohl’s. Oh and the feet, can’t forget about those. Flip flops, sandals and wedges – Oh my! Save on them now before it’s too late (shop Macy’s, shop Kohl’s).

No matter what climate you’re traveling to, the perfect tee always makes itself useful. Grab a long sleeve tee to layer or a patterned crew to throw over your swimsuit. Whatever your preference stock up now at Gap – all essential tees are $10, I repeat, $10 until March 27 in store.

If you’re off to seek adventure and chilly is in your forecast check out Big 5 Sporting Goods Easter Sale where you can save on all necessary outerwear for the family, including sunglasses. Just because you’re going somewhere cooler, doesn’t mean the sun won’t follow! If sleeping under the stars and heading out on excursions is more your thing, Big 5 also has you covered there with camping and hiking gear on sale.

Since spring break falls before, during and after Easter this year, be sure to advantage of all the pop-up sales for your spring break items. Right now jcpenney has select women’s, men’s and kids’ clothing on sale (20-25% off). Snag a day to evening dress for a lovely vacation dinner or a new shift dress for when you shlep yourself back into the office. Kohl’s is also offering up some brilliant bunny savings – 50% off tops and bottoms for the whole fam.

Now that you’re wheels are turning on what you’re going to need for your getaway – make a list on FindnSave to remember everything you need, and discover items that you didn’t know you needed. Truth: An extra basic tee or pair of sunglasses is always needed.

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Photo credit – Yours truly. A compilation of some of my favorite vacay spots!springbreak