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Palm Springs Packing Guide

Palm Springs Packing Guide

Palm Springs is the pinnacle of desert chic. It’s beautiful mountain views and gorgeous mid-century modern homes aren’t just a retiree’s retreat anymore. One trip and it’s easy to see why more and more young people flock to Palm Springs for the chic restaurants, trendy hotels, and music festivals.


I’ve rounded up some insight to help you pack when heading to the desert. When packing for Palm Springs, keep bright colors in mind. Along with that, structured tops, fun prints, and flowy dresses. Also, remember that the summer can be extremely hot when visiting and fall/spring is one of the best times to visit.



Make sure you to always check the weather before packing. Also, a good practice is to organize into piles, for instance, all bottoms together all dresses together so you can look at your overall list with ease and everything is in view.


Since it’s the desert, remember that it gets really hot during the day and cooler at night time during the months of September-June.

  • 2-3 pairs of shorts
    • 1 printed pair, 1 denim pair, 1 linen pair
  • 1 maxi dress
  • all the bathing suits (the more the better – you will be living in them)
    • 1 chic one-piece
  • 2-3 bathing suit cover-ups
  • 1 light jumpsuit
  • 1 nice dress for dinner
  • 2 casual day dresses
  • 2-3 basic tanks
  • a structured top
  • wide-leg pants
  • workout outfits for hikes


  • A couple pairs of fabulous sunglasses
  • large travel tote
  • statement earrings
  • raffia crossbody
  • hair scarves
  • espadrilles
  • slides
  • colorful accessories
  • strappy heeled sandals
  • wide brim sun hat
  • baseball cap
  • flip-flops
  • workout sneakers


These items came in handy during traveling abroad. When packing liquids, a good tip is to unscrew the top, place a plastic bag across the opening, then re-screw the top so you don’t have any spillage.

  • Sunscreen, sunscreen, and more sunscreen
  • Aloe Vera Gel
  • Advil
  • Bandaids

Find these items without breaking the bank at Urban Outfitters, Zara, H&M, and Nordstrom. Below are some Palm Spring Essentials that are available now, links below!

Palm Springs Packing Guide Chart

  1. Reformation slip dress
  2. Halogen puff sleeve blouse
  3. Nordstrom raffia tote
  4. Something Navy one piece
  5. Zara geometrical earrings
  6. Urban Outfitters puff sleeve dress
  7. Zara floral shorts
  8. Leith wide-leg pants
  9. Elan cover-up
  10. Brixton Joanna hat
  11. Kaansas slide

I hope you’ve enjoyed this Palm Springs packing guide. Please share it with your friends and family if you’re taking a vacation together! Don’t forget to head here for more packing guides!



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