Mardi Gras is perhaps one of the best times of the year. It comes and goes too quickly but is always a fun time. If you have never been to Mardi Gras, book your trip now because this is something you just can’t miss. So now that you’re coming, what should you pack? The simple answer would be…anything you want. Mardi Gras is a celebration where every outfit is welcome. The more out of the norm your outfit is, the better you probably fit in. If you need a little guidance, here are 15 Mardi Gras outfits for all different styles.
1. Perlis Shirt
A Perlis shirt is a Mardi Gras staple. Not only is it comfortable, but it will be warm on a chillier day and perfectly on theme. This is one of the best Mardi Gras outfits!
How often can you wear a boa and it be totally acceptable? Now is your chance. Boas are easy, cheap, fun and go great with every Mardi Gras outfit.
3. Fanny Pack
Fanny Packs are more than welcome during Mardi Gras, in fact, they are encouraged. Fanny packs are fun and different to wear but also a practical way to carry your stuff around with you. Limit how much you bring along and you will thank yourself later! Throw a granola bar in there too, you may need it later in the day.
4. Graphic Tee
A graphic tee is comfortable and gives you the option to really express yourself. Pair your graphic tee over patterned leggings and you are ready to go.
Comfort is key when it comes to Mardi Gras! Wear a simple black pair of leggings or get some fun patterned or colored ones, whatever makes ya happy!
If you wanna dress it up a little, jeans are always welcome. Jeans are an easy way to keep your look cute without giving up comfort.
7. Rain Jacket/Jacket
If you don’t like the weather, wait a couple minutes and it will change. The best way to predict the weather in Louisiana is to say that its unpredictable. It may be warm when you get to the parades but by the end of the night it might be cool and you can almost guarantee it will have rained at some point.
Mardi Gras is the perfect time to wear whatever you want. If you’ve been dying to wear a wig and change it up a bit then this is your time. A wig is a fun addition to any Mardi Gras outfit. Grab a purple, gold, or green one to stay on theme, but really any color will work.
9. Old Sneakers
This one is important!!!! Sneakers are a necessity because you will be walking around or standing all day long and the last thing you want to have on would be uncomfortable shoes. Be sure to wear an old pair or a pair you don’t mind getting messed up. Mud and lots of spilled food and drinks are a given at Mardi Gras parades.
10. Anything Gold
Gold is a color the state of Louisiana loves. Whether you’re repping LSU, the Saints, or just for Mardi Gras, you can’t go wrong with gold.
11. Anything Purple
Purple follows the same rule. Find anything purple you have or check out amazon! Colored sunglasses are always a good accessory. This is one of our favorite Mardi Gras outfits!
12. Yes, the trend continues… anything green
Okay, so if you haven’t figured it out yet, the colors of Mardi Gras are purple, gold, and green. A green shirt, pants, hat, earrings or even boots are all appropriate for the occasion.
A mask is a fun way to add some flare to your outfit without having to dress up too much. You can even catch a mask from the parades if you’d like!
Remember when I said you could wear anything, yeah I wasn’t kidding. Costumes are given for the people in the parades but also aren’t to far fetched for the spectators. If you’re feeling festive, go get yourself a costume to rock.
When you think of Mardi Gras you probably think of beads. You’ll be hard pressed to find someone walking around without beads on. Oh, and no need to remove any clothing to get them! (Thats something that was born and died on Bourbon Street.)