New Orleans Fashion

Updated: Feb 19

By Allison Downs

When we think of New Orleans, we often think of Mardi Gras, jazz music, and Cajun food, right? Well, after a short (yet amazing) visit to NOLA, I can state with confidence that this beautiful, historic city is also bursting at the seams with all-around incredible fashion sense.

I immediately noticed that most people wore loose, flowing clothes and styles because of the heat and humidity. A personal favorite style was worn by my sister. She wore a lace, off-white top paired with a long, pink tulle skirt, which is turning out to be a pretty popular trend.

While exploring the French Quarter of New Orleans, two older women caught my eye. They dressed in head-to-toe vintage attire, arms linked. One wore a gray, flapper-esque tiered dress, and her friend wore classic derby style: a white, flowing long-sleeved dress and a wide-brimmed derby hat adorned with a flower.

I feel the need to include one of my own personal looks during my visit to NOLA. I dressed as cool as I possibly could while also attempting to still look good. I wore a black romper (purchased from Rue 21) and a floral kimono wrap (purchased from JMK Boutiques at Grove City’s Rx Xpress).

All in all, I had an amazing experience in New Orleans. It’s an incredibly beautiful, awe-inducing city; the culture, art, history, night life, and fashion are definitely an experience to be had.

Allison Downs


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