|A Mardi Gras look from years past, wearing my mom's vintage leather coat.|
1. Layers, layers, layers. It will be cold, and you'll be outside for hours. Gulping hurricanes may make you giggle, but will not warm you up. Trust me. My foolproof tactic to avoid shivers? Tights or leggings underneath jeans, hurricanes optional.
2. No heels or overly nice shoes. Mardi Gras involves a ton of walking, and this is a rare time where I'd advise you to put "comfort" near the top of your shoe criteria. Intoxicated revelers + outdoor food = disgusting pavement.
3. Don't forget gloves and a hat, but enough stacked beads can double for a scarf.
4. Go all out. You'll have a large and forgiving audience for your outfit, so if you've got a costume-y hat or day-glow feather boa, wear it!
Ruby's not quite ready for Mardi Gras, so we won't be going this year. What about you - what are you going to wear? Here's what I would wear underneath my coat:
OUTFIT DEETS: Alice Olivia purple sweater / Pull&Bear blue jeans/ Lace up booties / ASOS crossbody handbag / Leather glove Brave Soul panda hat