4 Must-Have Fashion and Beauty Essentials For Thriving In Joshua Tree


If you’ve spent any time in southern California, I’m sure you’ve heard of the celeb-favorite getaway to Joshua Tree National Park. The otherworldly high desert travel destination has built up an impressive reputation for beautiful views including stunning Mars-like rock formations and unique vegetation. As a California newbie, I’ve been dying to see the iconic destination for myself, and recently I did just that.

Eyebuydirect, a popular online destination for affordable prescription eyeglasses and sunglasses, recently launched its RFLKT Desert Dreaming collection, and I attended a quick desert getaway in celebration of the new launch on behalf of WWW. I fell in love with the range of stunning frames from the collection, so I decided to share some personal favorites and other must-have essentials for a luxe desert getaway ahead. Shop everything from buildable, chic layers to desert-friendly beauty recommendations ahead.

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Yes, sunnies get their own category—they’re that important. Whether you’re on a hike through the gorgeous terrain or taking a dip in a pool, your eyes need protection from the intense desert sun. As a daily eyeglass wearer, I’ve become a bit of an expert in the category. Whether you need a prescription pair or not, the pairs from Eyebuydirect’s Desert Dreaming collection are so versatile and crafted with sustainable materials. On top of that, you can customize the frames with virtually any lens shade or color you want.

Buildable Layers

From traversing Joshua Tree’s Mars-like landscape to dining at places like celeb-favorite Pappy and Harriets, you’ll need a range of buildable, stylish layers to take on any activities. Mix and match pieces like a sweatshirt, leather jacket, or oversized button-down for night and day.


Cloud Ii™ Jumpsuit – Midnight


Oversized Cotton Shirt

Good American

Good Classic Bootcut Jeans

Versatile Accessories

You’ll need the perfect pieces to not only take your outfits to the next level but also support your desert adventures. Who said hiking-friendly pieces like Saoman XT-6 or the patent black Cal-pack couldn’t be chic too? Obviously, you’ll also need some cool jewelry and other pieces to top off your outfits.


Pointed-Edge Hoop Earrings


Xt-6 Gore–tex® Waterproof Sneaker

A Life Well Dressed

Culture Statement Baseball Cap

Jenny Bird

Celeste Faux Pearl & Bead Station Necklace


Western Leather Belt


Terra Laptop Backpack

Steve Madden

Brocks Buckle Boot

Desert Beauty

While Beautiful, the desert can be harsh on the body. The intensity of the sun and the dryness in the air make packing the right beauty products essential to having the best time possible. From SPF to moisturizing finds, I’ve got you covered with elite recs.


Unseen Sunscreen Broad Spectrum Spf 40 Pa+++


Isle Lip Balm Spf 30 With Sea Moss and Aloe Stem Cells

Summer Fridays

Mini Jet Lag Mask + Moisturizer


Instant Angel Skin Restoring Moisturizer

Dr. Jart+

Vital Hydra Solution™ Pro Glow Face Mask With Hyaluronic Acid


100% Mineral Sunscreen Mist Spf 30


Lip Sleeping Mask Intense Hydration With Vitamin C

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