What to Wear to Essence Music Festival

Are you traveling down to NOLA to partake in the festivities for the 20th Annual Essence Music Festival? Not only will you have the time of your life but the networking opportunities will be plentiful. The city of New Orleans has a culture that could only be experienced, words doesn’t do it justice. The food, the music, the style, the people, the vibes, the history….just get there already! Which brings me to my next question, what are you wearing?

No need to put too much thought into your attire, we’ve done that for you. Find your style inspiration below.

4th of July Glam
How is it that you represent all things glamorous, feminine, classy, sophisticated and elegant? You don’t have the answers. All you know is that you woke up like this. Perhaps, you work as a fashion editor, boutique owner, fashion stylist or hair stylist, maybe even a make up artist. Regardless, of your profession your style is the one to watch, you don’t follow the trends, you set them. For many seasons to come…
Tomboy Chic
Just because you prefer comfort over glam doesn’t make you any less chic.In fact, you are indeed stylish it’s all in the details. Whether, you’re a graphic designer, web designer, computer engineer or none of the above. Your style has all the soldiers standing at attention without you having to say a word.
Savvy Socialite
Are you often described as the life of the party? Of course not, you’re too busy putting the party together making sure everything runs smoothly. Maybe you’re an event planner, publicist or digital marketer. Whatever, it is that you do-one thing is for sure, nobody does it better than you. You’re in the know, a guru so to speak. When it comes to your style, you just get it. It’s truly your own, all eyes are on you, by default…what can you say that your style haven’t already said for you?
Bohemian Betty
So much talent, creativity and giftedness where does one begin? You’re here to take pictures for your blog, or a magazine that you work for. You believe it’s more important what’s in your body than what’s on it, yet somehow you still manage look like an afternoon dream. A flower child, whose style is blossoming away…

Essence Music Festival is more than just a concert with your favorite artists. There are seminars, workshops and events to improve the condition of your mind, body and spirit. You want be comfortable, stylish and approachable.
Yes, fun is a given but beyond that they will be plenty of opportunities to network. You can expand your network in a way you haven’t before. It’s rare that you have that many talented, gifted, and genius people, all at the same place, at the same time. Use that to your advantage. Be sure to have your business cards on hand, your digital portfolios accessible and you’re in for a life-changing experience.

If you see something like, click on the outfit for information on finding the clothes and accessories shown.

If you haven’t purchased your tickets already, you’re in luck. There are still a few left, purchase HERE.

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Categories: Fashion Careers, Personal Style

Author:Tamisha Monet

Fashion Editor ( Tamisha Monet calls Oakland home as a Bay Area native but resides in Houston. She's a staff writer for The Rouge Collection magazine, in their Beauty and Style department. She is the art contributor for the West Coast division of F.A.M.E. The Experience magazine. In the blogosphere, she’s worked with Vogue, Lexus, True Religion and more. She works as a Business Life Coach for various fashion and beauty start-ups through her company iStyle Fashion and Beauty Society.


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