The Penelope Times Gives Us Her Festival Staples

If you’re going back for more festival action this weekend, Chanelle Laurence from the The Penelope Times has some fabulous staples you should plan on packing. As a California native, Chanelle knows what’s up when it comes to keeping it cool in the desert and the essentials you need to navigate the crowded shows, wild parties and sunny pools in style.

Festival Must-Haves

Cool Reflections

Karen Walker Siouxsie Sunglasses, $259

“Coachella is three days which means you need more than one pair of sunglasses! Mirrored sunnies are so in and great for Cali rays."

Poolside Chic

Missoni Lara Beach Towel, $230

“I always like to spend a little time by the pool whether it’s at the place I’m staying or at the parties - this Missoni towel is perfect to have on hand."

Fully Covered

Kate Somerville Broad Spectrum SPF 20, $45

“You can’t escape the sun during the festival weekend so it’s especially important to make sure you protect your skin. It will prevent aging and a horribly uncomfortable sunburn. Not chic!"

Haute Holder

Madewell Transport Rucksack, $248

“I’m all about the backpacks this season, last season, and every season. They’re great for every day life but amazing for festivals where you need somewhat of a survival pack on hand."

Statement Ring

Vanessa Mooney Rhapsody Silver Ring, $95

“Rings are my favorite accessory and this Vanessa Mooney ring is gorgeous. Big ring, big statement."

Refreshing Moment

Benefit Cosmetics Ultra Radiance Facial Re-Hydrating Mist, $26

“You’re in the desert, you’re going to be hot! This re-hydrating mist gives you a quick cool down that you will definitely need."

Stellar Slip-Ons

Zara Leather Sandals With Buckles, $100

“I’m so happy these sandals are back in style because they are effortlessly chic and probably the most comfortable things you can put on your feet. They are great to slip on and off throughout the weekend and adds a lax vibe to your look."