As a Coachella veteran, I've compiled a visual survival guide/checklist for desert-dwelling essentials.
1) Swimsuits, swimsuits, and more swimsuits! Peeling off layers may very well be necessary in the heat, and a bikini top & cut offs are next to nothing. Wearing under your Coachella outfits while party-hopping is also a good idea for spontaneous pool parties. (Hervé Léger black bikini €798, Dolce Gabbana high waisted bikini, $300, Padded bikini £17)
2) Even the chunkiest of heels or wedges won't work here. I've made that mistake, which resulted in le boyy carrying me on his back through unpaved parking lots for more than a mile. Sneakers/good quality sandals (read: NOT Forever21 sandals) are your best friend. (Converse high top shoes £42)
3) Swap the roller suitcase for a light-weight, recognizable duffle bag. (American Apparel travel bag $45)
4) Any face makeup will melt right off, so bring color to your face with a bright lippy. I like wearing pink during the day and a true red for night. (NARS lip makeup $24, Yves Saint Laurent lipstick $34)