The end of high-school is fast approaching and the terrifying adult world is on the horizon. Before you know it you’ll be poolside, sipping on a double shot cocktail at 10am like nobody’s business. It’s 5pm somewhere right?
With all the stress of exams almost over, add in dinners and ceremonies and it dawns on you that you’ve left your schoolies packing to the last minute. Fear not! Whether you’re going to the Gold Coast, Byron, Bali or on a soul searching Euro Trip: we’ve got you covered.
To ensure that you’re looking glam this schoolies week we’ve put together the ultimate essentials guide that will be sure to turn heads in the hotel lobby. This means less time worrying about outfits and more time patiently waiting for the Red Frogs are going to come to your room to make pancakes like they promised.
What would schoolies week be without a babin pair of togs to flaunt on the beach or by the pool? There’s no better way to cure a hangover than a dip in the waves so be sure to look stylish while doing it (even though you will be feeling pretty dusty on the inside). Pair them with a baggy oversized sun dress and a wide brimmed hat for that effortless Hastings Street vibe.
Don’t lie… you’ve always wanted a cute insta pic on one of these bad boys. If your hotel or villa approves of pool toys then it’s a perfect way to relax and unwind after a big night. If you’re the adventurous type you can even take them out to the beach, just don’t get washed out to sea on your giant doughnut!
I think it’s safe to say we’ve all been in the situation where we have forgotten to bring our sunglasses and there is honestly nothing worse. Pro tip: Wear them all day to hide those designer bags from the night before. Even indoors. We’ve all been there.
Packing some casual daytime tees goes a long way and can be a total saviour on around day three when you just really can’t be bothered thinking about what to wear. They work perfectly knotted up over dresses or with denim shorts. Slip on some white sneakers and you’re ready to battle the fire escape stairwells. If there’s one thing that is key at schoolies, it’s comfort.
Although we’re all about the comfort, we do still want to look cute on a night out, so dresses and jumpsuits are a must have in your schoolies wardrobe! Super easily matched with sandals or boots from a transition from day to night. Slip one on and you’re good to go: less time thinking, more time drinking!
Denim Denim Denim
If there’s one thing you cannot leave out of your suitcase it’s definitely denim. Our number one pick is a chic pair of shorts that can be worn with well… anything. Pair them with a hideously bright floral tee and a sombrero and you’re all set for tequila Tuesday!
After 12 years of blood, sweat and tears you deserve to treat yourself with some new goodies, so click here to shop our Schoolies Essentials!
By Alexandria Scoffell