Fireworks, Gin Fizzes, whirling fans on the front porch – July in New Orleans is a dizzying time. Raise a glass to the celebratory sensibility of the season with our suggestions for the most stylish summer styles. From fringe cross-body bags to sun-shading fedoras, you’ll be fit to frolic from Fourth of July festivities to Tales of the Cocktail revelries. My country ’tis of chic!
For a casual outing, toss on a pair of Saali Shorts from lemlem; mix-and-match the sweet stripe with a floral print for an unexpected pop. Haute, 725 Magazine St., 522-8687, HauteNola.com
The Egyptian cotton sateen Eloise short sleeve robe with a Monet-inspired print calls for a relaxing beignet breakfast in bed. The Linen Registry, 204 Metairie Road, 831-82283.
Invite a season’s worth of compliments with the truly unique geometric burnout lace skirt from BCBG. The darling design of the cutouts are steadied by the attached pair of shorts beneath. The Villa, 1281 N. Causeway Blvd., (985) 626-97974.
The Finn Crossbody by Rebecca Minkoff, with a mix of gold hardware and on-trend pewter brushed leather, makes the perfect party companion for a night on the town. Febe, 474 Metairie Road, 835-5250, FebeClothing.com
Give outdoor décor a pop in the right direction with a pillow from LACEFIELD. Double your pleasure with a bold abstract design on one side and solid blue hue on the reverse. JADE, 324 Metairie Road, 875-4420, JadeNola.com
A floral fantasy, the 20-inch Market Bottle by Napa Home and Garden is the ideal showcase for succulents. Available empty, with a mini orchid or with two succulents and moss. Dunn and Sonnier Flowers, 2138 Magazine St., 524-3235, DunnAndSonnierFlowers.com
Protect your crowning glory with a D&Y Open Weave Fedora. The black-and-white ribbon adds a sophisticated touch to the natural colored straw weave. Trashy Diva, 2048 Magazine St., 299-8777; 537 Royal St., 522-4233; TrashyDiva.com
The four-inch-tall Vaneli Dandy woven wedge with python print will be your go-to shoe for sexy summer outings. Feet First, 4122 Magazine St. 899-6800; 526 Royal St., 569-0005; 200 Metairie Road, 324-9124, FeetFirstStores.com