As a native Angeleno, Whitney Port knows a thing or two about Coachella. In fact, the former Hills and City star has attended the Indio, Calif., fest so many times, she's lost count. "I think this year will be my ninth or tenth," she recently told InStyle over the phone ahead of the infamous three-day desert gathering. Below, we picked her brain about what she packed in her suitcase, her beauty go-tos, and how she manages to stay wide-eyed and lucid for a weekend of partying (because, unless you were living under a rock in the early aughts, you're aware she knows a thing or two about that, too).
Packing Philosophy: It's such a fashion scene, but ultimately comfort is key. I tend to veer away from fringe and flower crowns in favor of blousy tops, cut-off denim shorts, flowy printed dresses, flat sandals, and cross-body bags. I ordered a bunch of fun wraps and pool towels from ban.do, too.
Beauty Go-Tos: SK-II face masks always make me feel refreshed, and Stila's Convertible Color Dual Lip & Cheek Palette ($39; sephora.com) is great for a quick touch-up. Sunscreen is another must. I like Coola—it has a good scent and isn't sticky.
In Her Emergency Kit: Tylenol, dewy spray for my face, a pack of makeup remover wipes, a lip gloss or tint with a little SPF, gum, and a snack, always. I like Luna bars and the individual packs of mixed nuts from Trader Joe's.
How She Stays Energized: HUM's Raw Beauty Green Superfood Powder ($39; humnutrition.com) is a godsend. It gives you that little boost you need to power through the weekend. Lately, I've been dropping it in cashew milk, which gives it a creamier consistency similar to a milkshake.
Pro Tip: Hydrate! I always have a full glass of water between every drink.
Coachella Trend She Never Wants to See Again: Those gladiator sandals that snake all the way up to the knee. They do not look comfortable. The key with Coachella is looking like you didn't try, but really, you know everyone tries.
Favorite Coachella Memory: Seeing Foster the People back in 2011 when "Pumped Up Kicks" first came out. I was with a big group of friends; I remember just being so happy.