Headed to Coachella? Here’s what to pack


Style is getting to be almost as important on the music festival circuit as discovering great new bands. So much so that designers and beauty brands are using the popularity of these raucous, rave-style weekend getaways to inspire pieces in their collections. If you’re heading to Coachella this month — or to any other music festival this spring and summer — here are take-alongs that will keep you looking good.

The Vanessa from Tess Handbags is a silver-studded leather tote that comes in bright colors such as turquoise, fuchsia and emerald. It’s spacious enough for extra clothing, snacks, bottled water and all your electronics. $225.

Style setters at the festivals will rock rompers and jumpsuits. Adrianna Papell’s drop-shoulder navy-and-white floral print jumpsuit with a cute belt tie and V-neck is one choice. $149. Available as of April 1 on


Popular sportswear line Fabletics, co-founded by Kate Hudson, has pieces specifically designed for outdoor concerts. Among them: the Love Hoodie, made of lightweight cotton. Available in white and a pretty mint green. $39.95.

Coachella is in the desert, where days may be hot but temperatures are known to plummet at night. Newly launched from Malibu-based Nordic Beach are cozy long-sleeved hooded jackets that are one-size-fits-all and easily shrug on over anything. They come in brights, neutrals, basics and prints. $69 includes a pair of sunglasses.

Los Angeles designer Deborah Lindquist is known for her eco-chic fashion, using recycled and organic fabrics. A festival-ready option is a breezy halter made from two vintage scarves and cut to fit most body types. Each is one of a kind. Pair with jeans, cutoffs or a floaty skirt. $80.

Take as little as possible to the concert with a handy new accessory from Delicious Agent. The genius of these minaudières, built for iPhone 5, 5S and 6, is that all functions of the phone can be used while it’s in the case. The mirrored interior also has room for credit cards, ID and cash, and there’s a little cylinder for storing lip gloss. They come in more than 100 colors and textures, each with a removable crossbody and shoulder chain. $70.

For concert-ready nails, slick a holographic top coat over any manicure. From KBShimmer comes its brand-new Precious Petals — tiny, glittery flecks of neon pink, purple, white and aqua suspended in silvery glaze. $8.75.

That dry, desert heat will play havoc with your hair. Right before hitting the road, shampoo and condition as usual, then apply Christine Protective Glaze, which adds a layer of defense against the sun, wind and general griminess of the festival circuit. It’s loaded with hemp seed soil, keratin, jojoba and vitamin B5. A little goes a long way. $15.


Sunscreen is probably the most important beauty product to keep on hand. In addition to having an SPF of 30, the Skin Perfecting Screen from Radical also contains crushed diamond powder to reflect light and subtly mask fine lines and pores, while delivering tons of antioxidants to calm the skin. $55.

Don’t forget your lips. 3LAB’s Healthy Glow Lip Balm contains an anti-aging algae to smoothe and moisturize in unforgiving weather conditions. It comes in a pretty pink tint. $55 at Barney’s New York.

If you’re going to have one makeup item in your overnight bag, make it something from Nudestix. The much-buzzed-about new brand is all soft crunky crayons that work on eyes, lips, cheeks. Try the Magnetic Eye Color: It glides on and stays on for 24 hours, tears, sweat and all-nighters notwithstanding. $24.