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    How to make beach fashions campus ready

    Every year, spring break acts as a tease and leaves most everyone counting down the days until summer with a closet filled with Daisy Duke shorts, the latest Victoria’s Secret bikini trend and neon tank tops. Believe it or not, there are classy ways to incorporate spring break trends into your everyday style. Here are some ways to use summery trends without looking like you are on the last drunken day of your all-girls spring break trip to Rocky Point:

    Daisy Duke shorts

    We all know the look — the old unbuttoned Daisy Duke cut-offs paired with a neon colored swimsuit bottom that’s playing peek-a-boo. This may be acceptable on the beach (barely), but not at school. To add class to your shorts, pair them with a simple, tucked in V-neck and a skinny, braided brown belt. Tucking in a shirt and using a skinny brown belt adds a preppy, classy flare to the look.

    Neon tank top

    Neon colors are the perfect way to show off a new spring break tan. Unfortunately, a bright pink tank top that reads “Mission Beach 2012” in highlighter pink or yellow might not be 100 percent school appropriate. Pair that neon tank with a sleek pair of black shorts, or a neutral colored maxi skirt, however, and neon goes from beach to classroom easily.

    Beach print maxi dress

    Maxi dresses are a necessity for the perfect beach look. They are also very versatile, and perfectly fine to wear to school for the most part. If the maxi dress is strapless, try adding a neutral cardigan to make it more conservative. Adding a skinny brown or black belt around the waist will also help to break up the print, making it the perfect combination of pattern and simplicity.


    Rompers, or jumpers, are popular cover-ups for beach vacations. While great for the beach, rompers can be difficult to dress up. Try pairing it with a neutral oversized button-up shirt and a thin belt around the waist. Adding more clothing to the outfit helps get rid of the lazy beach day look, making it a more put-together ensemble.

    Oversized sheer button-up shirt

    Walk along any beach during spring break and you are sure to see an array of brightly colored bandeau bikinis covered up by a see-through oversized button-up boyfriend shirt. This can be difficult to transfer into everyday looks. To make it work, try wearing a strapless tank top and leggings and wearing the button-up on top (as long as the button-up covers your butt). These button-ups can also be tucked into a pair of jean shorts or a maxi skirt to add class to the look.

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