April 02, 2019 3 min read

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Hey there, OTBT wanderers!

Are the sandy deserts of Coachella calling your name this year? There’s nothing like making that pilgrimage to Indio and surrounding yourself with the thrill and excitement of the most anticipated music festival of the year. If Coachella attendance is in your near future, you’re going to want to make sure you’re all geared up to handle the loud music, masses of people, and hot desert sun.

Need some help getting started? We’ve got you covered! Here’s a list of 10 must-haves you’ll want to make sure you pack for Coachella 2019.

Stylish UV Shades

In the deserts of Coachella, the sun is hot and unrelenting. Keep your eyes protected from those damaging UV rays with the perfect pair of practical, yet stylish shades. Make sure your sunglasses are marked “100% UV protection” to keep those rays fully at bay. There’s tons of stylish shades out there that offer that level of protection. Explore all your options and find the pair that’s right for you!

All-Natural Cleanser

When you’re out there sweating all day in the hot Californian sun, you’re going to want to give your skin a total refresh. Be sure to pack a travel tube of your favorite all-natural cleanser so you’ll be able to wash all the sweat, dirt and grime off your face at the end of a long, hot day.

All-Natural Moisturizer

We all know how the sun can dry out your skin, so along with your cleanser, be sure you also pack a travel tube of your favorite all-natural moisturizer as well. It’ll replenish all the moisture you lose throughout the day, and keep your skin looking soft and healthy.

SPF 30 Sunscreen

Speaking of the sun, nothing derails a fun time at Coachella more than a nasty sunburn. Stay one step ahead of the game with a travel-size tube of SPF sunscreen that you can easily fit in your Coachella bag and reapply all throughout the day.

A Cap or Wide Brimmed Hat

Another great way to beat the heat! From baseball caps to wide brimmed fedoras, hats are stylish, yet practical essentials for any Coachella-ready look. Be sure you have at least one packed for your trip!

Coachella-Ready Outfits

From cut-off shorts and cropped tank tops to long flowy boho dresses, Coachella’s fashion scene is a big part of the iconic festival experience. Pack several changes of Coachella-ready clothes, keeping the forecast in mind when selecting your outfits. Lightweight clothing is perfect for keeping it cool in the hot sun, but be sure you also bring a jacket for those chilly desert nights as well.

A Variety of Accessories

No Coachella outfit is complete without an excess of accessories. We’re talking layered necklaces, charming chokers, big rings, bold bangles, flower crowns, colorful bows and bandanas, and other statement pieces you won’t want to leave home without.

Comfortable Festi-Ready Footwear

Good foot support is crucial for those long days standing in the hot sun. Invest in a comfortable pair of women’s shoes and your feet will thank you! We recommend festival ready footwear like OTBT’s Lantern studded sandals or our western-inspired Calamity buckle boots. For even more awesome Coachella ready styles, check out our Festival Style collection.

Chic Crossbody

Keep your festival items close at hand with a chic crossbody bag. Find one that’s big enough to carry all the essentials you’ll need for a day out on the desert, yet one that’s light and won’t weigh you down throughout all the day’s festivities.

Cute Canteen Bottle

Last but certainly not least, it’s important to stay hydrated while out in the hot sun of Coachella. Find yourself a cute little canteen bottle to carry with you, and you’ll always have a sip of water right at hand whenever you need it.

Any must-have Coachella items we overlooked? Let us know in the comments below!

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