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New Orleans is a city famous for its incredible food, jazz music and colorful culture. While it may not be a full blown party scene like Vegas, it is a fun time. It has a great balance of culture, food, and partying.
One of my favorite things to do in New Orleans is to eat. Of course, Cafe Du Monde, widely known for their beignets and cafe du lait is a must see. There are plenty of other fantastic spots to have brunch or dinner. There is the Royal House Oyster House to indulge in oysters while sitting in their upstairs balcony.
Commander’s Palace is one of the most famous restaurants in New Orleans. Built in 1893, it’s well known for its blue exterior, fantastic food, and fun jazz brunches. If you are looking for a great dinner spot, try Napoleon House. Their Creole staples, such as muffalettas, are second to none.
New Orleans Outfit Ideas
There is a lot of walking in New Orleans. To get around the French Quarter or Bourbon Street, you will need flats. Save your heels for partying or dinnertime.
The weather gets quite humid in the Summer months. If you are traveling during the Summer, pack lightweight clothes. Think flowy dresses and sandals. No need to pack heavy clothes. If you are traveling during the Spring or Fall, bring a lightweight jacket or blazer.
Then, there is of course, Mardi Gras. The party of the year. Wear something fun. Maybe a sequin dress or a fun top and jeans. The options are endless for what to wear in New Orleans.
Scroll below for outfit ideas for what to wear in New Orleans. From colorful dresses to flowy dresses, find options for your next trip to the Big Easy.
Black Flowy Dress + Flat Sandals + Crochet Bag
The Garden District is a charming enclave in New Orleans. Filled with historical mansions and well-manicured gardens, the Garden District is a must see.
Be sure to wear flat sandals or sneakers for walking around the neighborhood.
White Dress + Strappy Sandals + Fringe Bag
Choosing a light dress is key to dealing with the humidity of the Summer months.
This dress can be dressed up or down for walking around Bourbon Street during the day.
Black Tank + Lime Green Pants + Black Sandals
Pick something colorful to match the colorful, ornate decor of New Orleans restaurants and bars.
Pink Colorful Dress
Brunch is an institution in New Orleans.
What to wear to brunch is just as important as the food.
Choose something light and fun to match the brunch ambiance of New Orleans.
Green Dress + Black Cowboy Boots
The French Quarter is a main draw for the people who flock to New Orleans.
When walking around, it is important to be comfortable. Cowboy boots change up the typical sneakers or sandals.
Tie-Dye Sweatshirt Dress + White Sneakers
Nothing says casual more than tie-dye. New Orleans is a casual, laid-back city.
Reflect that easiness with a tie-dye dress and sneakers.
Black Leather Blazer + White Pants + White Sneakers
During the cooler months, grab a blazer or lightweight jacket.
It can get quite mild during the Spring and Fall seasons.
Multi-Colored Dress + Sneakers
I like the balance of the fun, flowy dress and the metallic cowboy boots.
It’s a great look for Mardi Gras.