It’s that time of year! Every July, New Orleans, the southern city, fills up with women, families, friends, and more to enjoy, empower, be entertained and more. From celebrity-filled panels to star-studded musical guests and more, Essence Festival brings out the best…so naturally, there is style! See who turned up the fashion to match the heat index!
ESSENCE FESTIVAL STREETSTYLE: Haute Hair And Statement Style In The Beautiful Bayou was originally published on hellobeautiful.com
1. STATEMENT SUNNIES
All white glasses in a fun shape will make a great statement! We love these cateye frames.
2. SOUTHERN STYLE
From her chic hat to the pop of yellow with her handbag, this lady is serving southern elegance.
4. TOP NOTCH WITH THE TOP KNOT
5. IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS
From her funky frames to her stylish skulls, it’s all about the details with this lady!
6. GIVE ‘EM THE COLD SHOULDER
Off the shoulder style for the win.
7. ERICA ASH
Actress Erica Ash speaks with press about the upcoming season of Survivors’ Remorse.
8. POP OF COLOR PUM PUM SHORTS!
Stay cool with bright shorts.
9. FUN WITH FRIENDS!
10. COOL COORDINATES
Love this Rue 107 coordinate set.
Don’t just wear it, say it!
14. GO BOLD!
Our Entertainment Editor, Shamika Sanders, poses in a patterned skirt.
15. DENIM DELICATES
Denim and pink go together for a feminine yet casual appeal.
17. BLUE STEEL
Who says you have to have black lenses? Make a statement with fun colored lenses!
18. PATTERN PARTY!
19. STYLIN’ IN STRIPES!
20. FLASH TATTOOS
Easy festival style!
21. COOL KAFTAN
Ruffle others with your dope style.
23. 4TH OF JULY STYLE
Stylin’ in stripes and ready to meet the stars!
25. HIGHLIGHT WITH GRAY
26. KEEPING COOL
27. BODY ART
Make a statement with your art.
Four cornrows in red for easy Essence style.
30. GO FOR GLADIATOR STYLE
Gladiator sandals or super strappy styles are perfect for showing off that pedicure!