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!
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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
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
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
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
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