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Packing for New Orleans: Cute and Practical Things to Wear

You won’t believe this but I packed light for New Orleans! It’s the kind of place that you know what you’re going to get up to ahead of time so it’s easy to think about exact outfits that you want; it makes packing for New Orleans a breeze!

In case you don’t know what to do in NOLA, here is my 3-day itinerary and here is an article on the top experiences to have if you’re not planning on just partying on Bourbon Street.

I’ll show you my outfits and give you an in-depth list of what to pack for New Orleans!

Packing List for New Orleans

I’m basing this on a 3-day trip since many people come here for the weekend but just add in more if you’re coming longer.

2 Dresses

2 Tops

1 Skirt

1 Pair of Denim Shorts

2 Light Jackets (depending on the time of year)

2 Casual Outfits/PJs for the Hotel

2 Travel outfits for the Airport

2 Bags

  • 1 smaller bag, the woven “Scafati” bag from Patricia Nash (cute because it could work both in summer and fall)
  • 1 bigger tote bag to carry everything in

Of course in my bag, I have my essentials: Panasonic camera, phone, tiny tan leather Fossil wallet, Chapstick, and Aveda nude lipgloss.


A pair of comfortable walking shoes.

I’m so into the Kari sandal from UGG (it’s my favorite) and have them in three colors. I brought the neutral ones on this trip which have a little bit of shimmer and can be walked in all day and night without your feet hurting. Key for NOLA!


For toiletries, I packed the basics

My Exact Outfits for New Orleans

new orleans experiences

Get the dress here, the bag here, and the sunglasses here

Get similar top here, similar skirt here, bag here, sunnies here, and shoes here

cafe du monde

Get the dress here, the jacket here, shoes here, and the sunnies here

mosquito supper club

Get similar top here, shorts here, and bag here

kohls popsugar collection

Get the sweatshirt here and the leggings here (scrunchies I picked up at Urban Outfitters)

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About the Author:

Rachel Jones left a career in nursing and lived on the beaches of Goa, India for the five years. Now she lives in Mexico where she gives advice on the 40+ countries she’s visited in the last 10 years. She’s the author of two India travel e-books: Guide to India and Insider’s Guide to Goa. Her blog, Hippie in Heels, like its name, is a contradiction combining off-beat adventurous places with glamorous and bespoke travel. Hippie in Heels has been featured in ELLE, Marie Claire, Grazia, and Cosmopolitan magazines. She’s a writer for Bravo TV.

One Comment

  1. Nadia Aslam December 6, 2018 at 8:55 pm - Reply

    Got entirely distracted by the photos and had to go back to the top to read the post. Love it!!!!!!!!!

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