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The LA Girl’s Ultimate Coachella Packing List

Coachella is almost here and hopefully, by now you’ve got your wristband, accommodations, and a ride ready to go! What else are you taking with you? You’ll be in the desert for at least three days and you’ll want to make sure you’re well prepared. Here’s The LA Girl’s Ultimate Coachella Packing List to make sure you bring everything you absolutely need and more.

Coachella Packing List: Clothing


One thing we know about Coachella, it literally turns into a festival season runway. This year, we’re expecting a return to desert cowboy with some pop princess and coquette vibes too. Make sure to pack loads of accessories to transform your outfits and make your personality really pop off. Here’s our packing list to cover you for 3 days, and we’d recommend adding 1 to each if you’re planning to stay longer for those afterparties.

2 dresses
2 pairs of shorts
4 tops
2 bralettes
8 pairs of underwear( 2 for every day that you’ll be there, I like to sleep in clean underwear)
1 hat
1 rain jacket/poncho
1 sweater or a jacket (so you have something for when it gets cold at night)
2 swimsuits (for the pool parties!) and coverups
1 bandana
1 pajama set ( that doubles as a dinner outfit)


Ladies, we love waling in heels. But let’s save them for the afterparties. On festival grounds bring the comfys since you will be walking in them for up to 12 hours a day. We’re suggest bringing clean sneakers, like these Adidas Spezials,  a pair of Lug Soled boots, and trendy kitten heels for the parties. Plus, even though we’re seeing a decline in cowboy boots, Coachella is for sure a time you should bring them out (especially in funky colors).



You don’t want to be carrying too much with you throughout the day. Not only are they functional, but accessories also really make an outfit complete, trust us. The collection we’ve got our eye on this year is A.Cloud’s Interstellar Collectionfrom the mind of Manuel Mendez, Blue Ivy’s Stylist! Plus, don’t count on wearing your hair down at Coachella. With all you’ll be doing, it’s smart to pack accessories that help you with the perfect updo to last all day. Whether it’s a hat or the cutest claw clip, you’ll be glad you prepared every time you look in the mirror.

Backpack or Fanny Pack

Small Purse or Wallet

Weekender Duffle Bag

Hair Scarf (for the dust)

Fun Shades

Body Chain (to be on trend) 

Our bag pick: The Manuel Mendez Black Hole Bag 

Cowgirl Cowboy Fedora Hat

LOTS of Hair Accessories: the Emi Jay Hair Clips are our personal fav!


It’s going to be hot and dusty out there so here’s a list of things that will help you stay clean. Take the hand sanitizer and a small bag of baby wipes with you everywhere, just in case. Also an all over deodorant stick or cream ( like this Shea Moisture Coconut and Hibiscus one – yum – that’s designed for women with melanin-rich skin) is key to staying fresh and smelling fresh all day and all night long. If you’re too busy having fun to worry about washing up – we suggest Rile No-Shower Shower that’s just perfect for a clean up when you’re feeling sweaty or grimy. It’s a foaming micellar water ( no rinse needed btw) that pulls dirt & oil from the skin. Seriously you can use it anywhere and it’s great to have on hand before hitting up any afterparties. For the face – get really clean with Benefit’s new water-activated pore polisher – the Wow Polish. It combines 3 powders (Perlite, Lactic Acid & PHAs) to gently exfoliate before lathering into a foamy, purifying wash. FYI: all our essentials are all in one place right here.

Wipes (Baby wipes, facial wipes,makeup wipes, anything to clean anything)


Bug spray

Hand sanitizer

Lip balm


Dry Shampoo

Compressed Towels


First Aid Kit



Portable perfume holders

Hair wax sticks (For the flyaways) and portable hair brush/mirror

Refillable water bottle (non-metal)


Eye mask

Face mask (For dust & germs)

Nasal Sticks

Cash (always good to have it handy!)


Our Coachella Pre-Game Choice:

Need to have some edge to your pre-game? Your classic Jack n’ coke order is now ready to go in seconds, with  Jack Daniel’s and Coca-Cola’s Ready-to-Drink (RTD.) Believe it or not, the two brands had never officially collaborated, but boy are we thankful they’ve come together. Our LA Girl Editor in Chief joined the brands for their launch soiree in the hills of Hollywood last year: Check out the behind the scenes.  Pro-Tip:Instacart your pre-game goodies before heading out to the desert.

On-The-Go Food & Refreshments:

One thing is for sure, you need to stay hydrated and fueled for whatever Coachella brings your way.

We love the ease of grabbing some snack packs from! Their wide range of flavors are perfect to munch on before getting to the festival or at it – we recommend their garlic + parm. For health-conscious and on-the-go snacking that will have you feeling your best, check out Sakara, one of our new favorite brands. The LA Girl loves their lemon and poppy seed bars for a quick breakfast that will give you hours of good energy. Cedar Foods is also a great option, and their gluten free hummus and cracker packs are great energy boosters throughout the day! As far as drinks go, we love quenching our thirst with something that is really good for us. For a good iced tea with a boozy kick, we love Twisted Tea. As far as drinks go, we love quenching our thirst with something that is really good for us. We discovered this really cool company – Halfday Iced Tea. It’s super low sugar, low in calories, good for the gut (thanks prebiotics)and carries some of our favorite iced tea flavors, like Green Tea. The cans are catchy too, and will certainly start some conversations with some festival goers. Here are a  few more essentials to ensure that your Coachella weekend is the biggest hit.



Besides your phone, that’s with you at all times to capture all your special social media moments, here’s what else you’ll need to make sure you have enough power for all your devices.

Digicam (we love Canon’s g7x), charger and card reader


USB Cable

Portable chargers

Selfie ring light

Torch and batteries


Great essentials for some Coachella Pool and After Parties. Find out the deets here.