5 Must-Have Wardrobe Items To Stay Stylish (And Warm) At Mardi Gras

By Sarah Stallmann
In Style

Mardi Gras, St. Louis’ biggest street festival, takes place this weekend, taking over the Soulard neighborhood with beads and hurricanes aplenty. Although it’s going to be a brisk one, our desire to partake in the yearly festivities is easily overtaking our fear of the cold. To beat the chill and still look stylish, here are five of our must-have wardrobe items for looking fashionable and functional at Soulard Mardi Gras:

A Parka: When temps are below freezing, a warm coat is a must. You can keep your stylish edge with a parka that’s lined with shearling or fur and has a flattering drawstring or belt at the waist to highlight your shape.

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A Hat: A great way to add some sass to your look without sacrificing warmth is a printed beanie. Our suggestion: leopard goes with anything!

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An Easy-To-Carry Bag: Since you will most likely be venturing out for the entire day, you will want an easy way to carry around your necessities. A small backpack or simple cross-body bag should be just the thing to not get in the way.

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Gloves: Holding on to your hurricane while watching the parade may get a bit chilly, so gloves are a must. We love the leather-trimmed Isotoners because they really help with your drinking grip.

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Comfortable Shoes:
Since you will be on your feet all day, don’t be the person in the group who begins to pout because of inappropriate footwear choices (c’mon girls, heels to Mardi Gras?). There are plenty of comfy and fashionable options out there for you to choose from. Our pick? These nubuck boots from Aldo would look perfect with a pair of worn-in black skinnies and all of our suggestions above.

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Still need Mardi Gras ideas? Check out out list of 10 hot spots to celebrate Mardi Gras as well as our roundup of the best events to partake in by category.

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