10 Things Every Girl Needs to Bring to Coachella

Updated on March 25, 2020
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Liz Harris is a fashion blogger. She writes about casual fashion trends, including athleisure, comfort-driven looks, travel.

As the festival season approaches, these tips will help you make the most of the experience.
As the festival season approaches, these tips will help you make the most of the experience. | Source

Finally, the festival season is upon us! That means Coachella is right around the corner. With Coachella being only a few months away, now is the perfect time to get together all of the must-have items you'll need for the festival. Thanks to this master list, deciding what to pack has never been easier. So, what are you waiting for?

Let’s dive right in and see what every girl needs for this upcoming festival.

Things Every Girl Needs for Coachella

  1. Boho Wardrobe
  2. Dainty Jewelry
  3. Comfy Footwear
  4. Electric Makeup
  5. Gather Up Snacks
  6. Reusable Water Bottle
  7. Hair Accessories
  8. Felt Hats
  9. Sunscreen
  10. Noise Canceling Headphones

Boho Trends
Boho Trends | Source

1. Boho Wardrobe

A wardrobe is one of the most important things you need to consider when packing for a large festival like Coachella. Preparing for desert conditions can sometimes be a bit tricky due to the influx of weather temperature changes. I recommend packing things that line up with the boho trends. Not only will you stay fashionable, but you will also be cool and comfortable during the heat of the day. Crop tops, lightweight cotton shorts, and linen pants are all great options for festivals. Packing light long sleeve shirts will also help keep you warm when the sun goes down. Layering is key here, so be sure to pack items that can interchangeably go with each other. This also takes the guesswork out of planning outfits!

Dainty Necklaces
Dainty Necklaces

2. Dainty Jewelry

Packing a few dainty necklaces, earrings, and rings can really make your outfits pop. These items don’t have to be large and can be worn the whole time you are at the festival. The reason I suggest bringing some small jewelry pieces is that they will make you feel more put together and make any outfit photograph beautifully. We all know taking great pictures is part of the experience and having small pieces can really bring a look together.

Stylish Sneakers
Stylish Sneakers

3. Comfy Footwear

Packing the right footwear for Coachella is probably one of the most important items you need for the event. You'll be standing on your feet for most of the day and night, so now is not the time to break in that cute pair of wedges you saw at the mall this past weekend. Make sure to bring along reliable and comfortable shoes that you can spend long hours of the day in. If your feet are happy, the rest of you will have a better experience. If you don’t have a solid pair of sneakers, boots, or high-quality sandals, now is the time to invest in a pair and break those suckers in before it’s too late.

Electric Makeup
Electric Makeup | Source

4. Electric Makeup

We know you have super fun neon color eye shadows sitting somewhere in a palette or on a shelf waiting to be used. Coachella is the perfect time to whip these babies out! Festival season is all about eccentric and electric makeup (the more glitter, the better). Be sure to pack or pick up a trusty palette that can last all day in the fun, sweat, and heat. Having some bold colors to play with during Coachella can make you feel like the best alternate version of you. Just don’t forget to pack some high-quality makeup remover wipes so you can start with a fresh canvas each morning during the festival (and protect your skin too).

Trail mix is a great snack to bring to a festival.
Trail mix is a great snack to bring to a festival. | Source

5. Gather Up Snacks

Every girl knows how important snacks are. It is one of the reasons why we carry bags with us at all times. You never know when a case of the munchies is going to strike! Making sure you have a supply of portable goodies is an essential thing to bring with you to Coachella. Not only are your meals going to be sporadic throughout the event, but it also gives you the energy to keep going each day. Making sure you have items on hand such as protein bars, trail mix, and crackers are all great items to have on hand. You never know when strong hunger pains might hit you and who would want to leave the concert area to track down food anyway?

Reusable Water Bottle
Reusable Water Bottle

6. Reusable Water Bottle

Having a solid, reusable water bottle is very important. This may seem like one of those no brainer items at first glance, but you'd be surprised to find out how many people forget to bring one. Having a refillable water bottle for Coachella will help you save money and keep you hydrated as you spend several days in the desert. With low humidity and high heat, your body needs extra water to keep you going.

Hair Accessories
Hair Accessories

7. Hair Accessories

Another item that needs to be on every girl's list for Coachella is a few fun statement hair accessories. Whether you prefer ribbons, flowers, or glitter, having a few fun items to deck out your hair is perfect for this boho festival. Besides the fashion aspect of it, having hair accessories is also practical because it can keep your hair off your neck, keeping you cooler, as well as moving it away from all the sweat and grime the desert offers.


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Bohemian Felt Hat
Bohemian Felt Hat

8. Felt Hats

If you don’t have a cute bohemian felt hat in your wardrobe, now is the perfect time to add one. Hats are not only fashionable, but they are perfect for protecting yourself from the cruel desert heat. These hats go with everything in your festival wardrobe, so bring one! Even if you don’t think you may use, it will be worth it. Felt hats also provide a fun, cool girl look as well. Still not a hat fan? Consider bringing sunglasses instead to shield your eyes from the hot sun.

Packing Sunscreen
Packing Sunscreen | Source

9. Sunscreen

If you haven’t stocked up on sunscreen yet, now is the perfect opportunity to do so. Spring is just about to kick into gear, so most of us have been lacking our usual amounts of Vitamin D due to the winter chills. Since you'll experience extended sun exposure, packing sunscreen for Coachella is important. No one enjoys being a fried lobster, especially at an outdoor festival. Bringing 50+SPF can help prevent awkward tan lines and uncomfortable burns, allowing you to enjoy all of the festivities.

Ear Plugs or Headphones
Ear Plugs or Headphones

10. Noise Cancelling Headphones

At some point during your adventure, you are going to want to take a few minutes (or hours) and recharge yourself for the next day. With Coachella being the party that never stops, having something packed in your bags that ensures some peace and quiet may not be a bad idea. Having a small pair of noise cancelling ear plugs or headphones can give you some of the much-needed shut-eye your body deserves. That way, you can wake up and get ready for another day of madness.

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So, there you have it. Hopefully, this is provided you with some great ideas for what to put in your Coachella survival kit. Remember to soak up the moment and enjoy every wild minute of your experience.

© 2020 Liz Harris


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