Those of us who live in Southeastern Louisiana know that spring means one thing- festival season. The months between Mardi Gras and summer have so many celebrations packed in that the Gambit Weekly has started printing an annual guide! With festivals come special fest food, music and of course clothes. What you wear needs to be fun but more importantly functional. Sunny, humid conditions command lightweight, loose clothing, plenty of water and a ton of sunscreen.
The North Face Kayla wrap dress from REI keeps you fashion forward and comfortable. The fabric offers UPF sun protection in addition to moisture and odor wicking properties.
The real reason French Quarter fest got started was to encourage locals to come back to the area after the World’s Fair made our streets inaccessible to locals in 1984. Celebrate what brought us this great fest with this tee from Ichabods, also available at Skip n’ Whistle.
Seersucker might as well be the official fabric for the southern summer. Living comes easy with the seersucker playa dress from J. Crew. Just try to keep those Ponchatoula strawberries in your mouth and off your fresh stripes.
Add a little tribal flair to your outfit without veering into hippie territory with these Misty Martin silver earrings from Sabai.
If you opt for shorts don’t just don last summer’s cutoffs. These cute pyramid stud and splattered jean shorts from Forever 21 are comfy like an old favorite but have a little extra oompf.
When the fairgrounds get mucky keep your pedicure in tact with these Hunter wellies, available in a variety of colors.
So which festivals are y’all looking forward to?