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What to Wear in New Orleans


I love getting emails from you guys asking about New Orleans. Not only is it one of my favorite places to visit (only a one hour drive away), but it’s also one of my favorite places to talk about especially when it comes to suggestions or recommendations. So when DSW asked me to share some spring looks inspired by one of my favorite places New Orleans, I immediately started putting together outfits to get you through the French Quarter, beignet snacking, City Park strolling and more!

See more of my favorite New Orleans spots in THIS post

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1. French Quarter Strolls

Of course, the first thing that comes to mind when you think of New Orleans is the French Quarter. With it’s stately iron balconies and colorful shutters, it’s something you HAVE to see especially on a spring day. The flower boxes will be overflowing, and the weather will be the best for leisurely strolls – allowing you to take it all in.

I always advise people visiting the French Quarter for the first time to dress comfortably. This t- shirt dress and colorful sneaker combo is my ideal outfit to spend the weekend brunching and walking through the Quarter.

Sneaker Info | Adidas Courtset Sneaker

What to Wear in New Orleans | Spring in Nola

What to Wear in New Orleans | Spring in Nola

What to Wear in New Orleans | Spring in Nola

2. Beignets and Booties

And once you’re in the Quarter, your first stop should be for a beignet or two! You can dine-in or take them to-go – I mean what’s better than walking around New Orleans and eating dessert right? (Bonus points if you can find me on a popular beignet restaurant sign blowing powdered sugar at the camera.)

These perforated booties are so perfect for springtime outfits because you can wear them with white jeans or flowy dresses. Hello festival season! I love that they slip right on and was surprised at just how comfy they are for long-time wear.

Booties Info | Lucky Brand Livey Bootie

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3. Magazine Street + Snoballs

After you’ve fueled up on beignets, you should 100% visit Magazine Street for some of the best shopping and eating (of course). You can even stop at the sno-ball stops along the way. Sno-ball season in Louisiana officially starts in March with the different locations offering unique flavors and combinations.

For a day on Magazine, I love these slides that give any outfit an unexpected pop of color. I’ve already been wearing them everywhere! They’ll be your favorite colorful accessory this spring – besides your favorite sno-ball of course.

Slide Info | Dolce Vita Paci Slides

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4. City Park Weekends

Another popular spot for weekending in New Orleans is beautiful City Park. There are certain parts of the park that literally feel like you’ve stepped into a fairy tale: the stone bridges, swans, botanical gardens. And on top of that City Park hosts various events year round including concerts and festivals. You can grab coffee and biegnets at the on-site restaurant, or you can bring your own snacks for a picnic under the Spanish moss.

These gold sandals are the perfect match for your picnic plans or your tour through the botanical gardens. They are the ideal combination of chic and comfortable!

Sandals Info | Franco Sarto Gauge Sandals

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5. All Dressed Up

New Orleans has so many reasons to get dressed up! This city has so much personality not to mention it’s unmatched nightlife scene. So whether it’s date night or girls’ night, you’ll want an outfit to fit the occasion. These red heels add just the right amount of flair to any LBD or party dress and will have you dancing the night away – to jazz of course. 😉

Heels Info | Jessica Simpson Centinoa Heel

What’s your favorite New Orleans spot or activity? I’d love to hear in the comments.

Thanks to DSW, a brand I love, for partnering on today’s post. As always opinions and styling are all my own.

Photos by Jordan Hefler

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  • Reply Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

    You look super gorgeous! How do you manage to stay so put-together even while travelling? I always look like a slob, haha! 🙂

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

    April 9, 2018 at 2:42 pm
  • Reply Jennifer

    Cafe Beignet is my favorite place to eat beignets! 😍

    April 9, 2018 at 10:52 pm
  • Reply Natali

    Tons of lovely outfits! 🙂

    April 10, 2018 at 2:32 am
  • Reply Laura Leigh

    So many cute outfits! Now I really want to come to New Orleans and do lots of shopping to prep!

    xo Laura Leigh

    April 10, 2018 at 8:04 am
  • Reply Evie

    Your pictures make me want to go to NoLa! It’s been a few years since I’ve been. You look gorgeous.

    April 11, 2018 at 12:58 pm
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  • Reply Katie

    Amazing outfits? Where you did get the two piece set?

    January 28, 2020 at 9:44 am
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