Mardi Gras is here, and that means the world-renowned celebration has begun! Whether it’s hanging out on the French Quarter, hosting your own at-home celebration, or partying with your besties, Mardi Gras brings about show-stopping and eye-catching looks. And just like Mardi Gras parades and performances, bright colors like green, gold and purple are everywhere! Creating an iconic look to celebrate the holiday is crucial, but it can be a daunting task. Luckily, you can create some stunning outfits with staple pieces that you might already have, and just elevate them!
You might be thinking: I’m going to a Mardi Gras party but I don’t want to look like I stepped out of Party City. Well don’t worry! Mixing and matching pieces and playing around with patterns and colors can easily create jaw-dropping looks. And the best part is, Gen Z fashion is accessible, so you won’t have to break the bank. Here are five outfit ideas that incorporate all the trends.
To all of the fringe lovers (or those going to the Eras Tour), this one is for you! A golden fringe mini dress like this Fringed Mini Dress from ASOS ($33) is a great option! If you want something a little more casual then try this Pearl Chenille Top from Zara ($46). It adds just the right amount of bling to your fit, and you can brighten it up by adding some Mardi Gras colors!
I don’t know about you, but I think corsets are simply That Girl. You can take a corset like this Purple Corset Top from NA-KD ($30) with matching leather pants. If you already have a corset, try pairing it with some patterned flare pants, like PacSun’s Tie Dye Ulra High Waisted Flare Pants ($41). Throw on a pair of chunky heeled boots, grab a matching purse, and head out the door!
What better way to shine bright like New Orleans lights with some sequins? You can easily create a monochromatic look with a matching set, like this Get the Glam Two-Piece Mini Dress from Lulus ($50). Add some white cowboy boots or heels, and you’re set! Another great option is pairing a cute crop top with a sequin skirt, like this Princess Polly Hannam Micro Mini Skirt ($45).
Want to elevate your look? One word: feathers. Feathers instantly make an outfit look effortlessly chic. You can pair this ASOS sheer top with feather trim sleeves ($44) with some cute jeans, or dress it up with a skirt! Already have an outfit but you want to zhuzh it up? Well don’t worry, because Amazon has a solution with these feather wrist slap bracelets ($16), and they come in multiple colors, too!
Denim is something that never goes out of style, so why not spice it up with a denim romper! This Oversized Denim Romper from Pretty Little Thing ($34) has a tie waist and features the essential — pockets. Got a tube top or bralette? Wear that under the romper to show it off! Parade has so many bralettes in numerous styles, but this multi-colored Lace Touch Triangle Bralette ($41) is spectacular!
So there you have it! I hope this gave you some inspiration for your Mardi Gras outfit. There are so many fun ways to create bright and fun looks. By using items you may already have from home and some trend magic, you can create a stunning look that’s fit for New Orleans!