9 Desert Outfits to Pack for Your Summer Trip

Even though Coachella and Stagecoach aren't happening this year, there’s no reason you can’t make a trek out to the desert for a weekend away. Whether you happen to live close by or are planning on making a trip out for some well-deserved R&R, be sure to pack some desert outfits that’ll keep you feeling cool and stylish throughout your trip.

From heading out to Joshua Tree to explore nature to sipping a margarita poolside in Palm Springs, there’s an outfit that’ll suit any of your desert trip plans. However, considering the high temperatures, planning your wardrobe can be trickier than expected.

Not to worry, as that’s where we come in. To give you some sartorial inspiration for the next time you head out to the desert, we looked at some of our favorite fashion girls to see what they’re wearing when it’s 90 degrees and up. See what they’re wearing now, and then shop the looks for your trip.

A simple sleeveless, A-line midi dress is perfect to wear in the desert heat. Bonus points for a print that will hide your sweat stains.

Cool outfits to wear in the desert



An earthy or neutral-toned wrap skirt will always look good against the desert backdrop. Wear a white tee to pull your look together.

You can’t go wrong with a loose and flowing dress. We love it paired with simple strappy sandals.

Chic outfits for the desert



If you prefer to wear jeans, a loose and relaxed pair will look so good with a vibrant tank top.



Bright colors like orange will always look fantastic in the desert, especially in Palm Springs where mid-century modern is the predominant vibe. 

Get creative with different prints. Try a plaid shirt with a starry overshirt that’ll give you the cool-girl vibe you’re looking for.

Desert outfit with a skirt and blouse



Have a dinner planned for your trip? Wear a statement blouse with a printed midi skirt that’ll channel all the summer vibes.

Chic outfits to wear in the desert



A classic black maxi skirt will look great with any top. We love a bright orange top to contrast the colors.

Channel your inner cowgirl and pack a pair of cowboy boots for your trip to the desert. Pair it with a minidress to have a chic look that’ll keep you cool.

Easy desert outfits to wear



You can’t go wrong with a French girl–approved look featuring a classic tank top paired with jeans. Throw on a pair of simple mules to complete the outfit.