Desert nights have an innate feeling of glamour. Remember that Palm Springs began as a retreat for Hollywood’s Rat Pack — Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin defined the casual but confident wardrobes that still dictate what to wear in this sandy hotspot.
- Women should bring one standout but airy shift or jumpsuit to dress up for a fancy dinner or pair with comfortable sandals for an architectural walking tour. Think artsy chic without too much bling.
- Leather sandals for men or open-toe mules for women are a smart choice for this ultra-warm but fashionable locale. You can wear them around the pool area by day or out at night for a poolside dinner date.
- Desert temperatures can drop considerably when the sun goes down, so bring a light cotton sweater or warm scarf that is easy to wrap around your shoulders and deploy when needed.