Doing Jazz Fest Like a Pro Part II: Dress to Fest

Last week we shared how to attend Jazz Fest without going completely bankrupt, and this week in part 2 of our Jazz Fest series, we are sharing all the essentials for looking your best while festing.

Ok this isn’t Coachella, but that doesn’t mean we won’t be checking out all the best dressed babes at the fest. At Jazz Fest, it’s all about staying cool, being comfortable and cute all at the same time. With that said, a little bit, goes a long way.

Also – this is NOLA, so you already know almost anything goes. Don’t stress about your look too much. You’ll see everything from flower headbands, to bikini tops, rain boots, and some very sweaty people.

Here’s our essentials for looking like babes while we fest.


From hats, to headbands, to headdresses, having something atop your head adds to your fest style and not to mention protects you from the sun. We checked out all of our favorite shops and found some awesome pieces.

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Our favorite (and most affordable) headbands came from Trendz on Magazine Street.

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Alessandra rocking Jazz Fest fashion at another festival last weekend.

A Minimal Top Or Dress

Again, it gets HOT out there. Opt for a flowy fest dress, or a bandeau top with shorts,

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Every year, we look forward to seeing what catchy & punny phrases local boutiques will come up with for festival season. Head out to your favorite local boutique and grab one of these iconic NOLA tees.

Be the Fest Dressed Babe at Jazz Fest with this tee from Jean Therapy.
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How cute is this tee from Armoire Boutique?

Two Piece Sets

Matching tops and shirts or skirts are always a good idea. Plus, the material on these sets are breezy and will keep you cool all Jazz Fest long.

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We fell in love with this maxi skirt set.

Fun Sandals

If you’re looking for a more minimal look for your tops and bottoms, you can always add a pop of color with these fun sandals.

These are only $15!

Accessories, Accessories & More Accessories

Complete your look with these fabulous earrings, chokers, sunglasses & purses.

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Find these at Trendz.
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Earring heaven.

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Keep it fun with a colorful choker!

#BabesTip: Add colorful accents to your mani with Native Polish’s Fais Do Do nail polish.


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Stay colorful with a fun purse from Armoire Boutique!

Now, who’s ready to shop till you drop?!


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