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What to Pack for a Desert Trip

What to Pack for a Desert Trip

Packing for a beach getaway is a stroll in the park… but a desert destination? No worries! It’s all about protection. Here are 7 items you should definitely pack for a desert trip.


Long-sleeved Tops

Deserts are notorious for their extreme climate. It is often quite hot during the day and freezing during the night. So what better clothes to pack than long-sleeved and ¾-sleeved tops? These clothes give you ample protection from the sun’s rays in the daytime and keeps you warm in the evenings.

Madewell Chambray Boyfriend Shirt

Madewell Chambray Boyfriend Shirt

A button-down shirt is woven from lightweight chambray and shaped for a stylishly oversized look. Meticulous stitching and polished navy buttons underscore the classic blue hue.

Rip Curl 'Freedom' Full Zip Hoodie

Rip Curl ‘Freedom’ Full Zip Hoodie

Raw-edge stripes color the shoulders of a light cotton-blend hoodie perfect for covering up after a long day at the beach.


Keep those legs covered and protected by wearing pants. A good pair of pants will also be perfect for your desert adventure, including riding camels!

Eileen Fisher Organic Cotton Boyfriend Jeans

Eileen Fisher Organic Cotton Boyfriend Jeans

Perfectly placed whiskering and fading lend a worn-in look to five-pocket jeans in a contemporary cut with crop-length hems. The soft, organic-cotton denim is infused with a hint of stretch.

Stem Linen Track Pants

Stem Linen Track Pants

Whisper-soft linen fashions comfortable lightweight track pants finished with a ropey drawstring waist and rib-knit cuffs.

Light Coat or Jacket

Outerwear is a must if you’re heading to a desert destination. A light coat or jacket will keep you warm, along with hot cocoa.

PRESS Two-Pocket Stretch Cotton Military Jacket

PRESS Two-Pocket Stretch Cotton Military Jacket

Military detailing brings sharp style to a casual stretch-cotton jacket cut for an easy silhouette with a shirttail hem.

Halogen® Open Front V-Neck Topper

Halogen® Open Front V-Neck Topper

Available in a trio of solid colors, as well as two tweedy patterns, this collarless V-neck jacket adds a polished finish to your outfit.


For a lighter and trendier accessory for your desert trip, bring along a scarf or two. It can cover your head and even your body, and can be kept tidy in a handbag without the bulk of light coats and jackets.

Sole Society Geometric Print Modal Scarf

Sole Society Geometric Print Modal Scarf

Vibrant, light and incredibly chic, this geometric-print scarf will bring a modern touch to any ensemble.

Nordstrom 'Cascading Eyelash' Cashmere Silk Blend Scarf

Nordstrom ‘Cascading Eyelash’ Cashmere Silk Blend Scarf

Supersoft and incredibly chic, this cashmere-and-silk-blend scarf features a striking design of modified animal-print stripes.


Heading to the desert gives you another excuse to wear those boots. Plus, it’ll keep your feet ultra protected, too!

Steve Madden 'Troopa' Boot

Steve Madden ‘Troopa’ Boot

Soft leather shapes a military-inspired cap-toe boot.

Dr. Martens 3-Eye Oxford

Dr. Martens 3-Eye Oxford

Smooth leather shapes a low-profile oxford on an iconic, Goodyear-welt sole.


Where there’s the sun and the sand, there’s shades… only you’re not on the beach!

Prada 54mm Cat Eye Sunglasses

Prada 54mm Cat Eye Sunglasses

Retro-inspired cat-eye frames are updated in a bold silhouette and fashioned with gradient lenses.

Ray-Ban 59mm Semi Rimless Aviator Sunglasses

Ray-Ban 59mm Semi Rimless Aviator Sunglasses

Classic style informs semi-rimless aviators with gradient lenses and adjustable nose pads.

Hats & Caps

Another one for protection! Beat the desert heat with summer hats and caps.

Collection XIIX 'Color Expansion' Baseball Cap

Collection XIIX ‘Color Expansion’ Baseball Cap

Crocheted openwork lends fresh style to a pretty baseball cap available in a variety of springtime hues.

Eric Javits 'Daphne' Broad Brim Fedora

Eric Javits ‘Daphne’ Broad Brim Fedora

Grosgrain ribbon trim provides a refined finishing touch for a lightweight sun hat woven from Eric Javits’ signature packable material for chic, travel-ready style.

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