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Heading to ESSENCE Music Festival this summer? Then you better be ready to bring big style to Bourbon Street. Check out our summer concert must-have fashion picks. Go glam now!
ESSENCE.COM Jun, 23, 2009

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Heading to ESSENCE Music Festival this summer? Then you better be ready to bring big style to Bourbon Street. Check out our summer fashion must-haves.

By Qianna Smith & Cynthia Caban

2 of 15 freepeople.com

Jumpsuits are a chic-girl must because they pack well and look so put-together. Pair your jumpsuit with comfy yet stylish flat gladiator sandal.

Free People Crinkle Woven Jumpsuit, $29.95 (Originally $78), freepeople.com.

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Ditch your stilettos! Wedge heels and espadrilles are fabulous because they give you lift and look dressy without sacrificing comfort.

Shoe Credits From top: Cole Haan black patent, $198, colehaan.com. Harajuku Lovers ribbon tie, $100, Akira, Chicago, 773-342-8684. Stuart Weitzman yellow T-strap, $365, select The Shoe Box stores. Unisa peep-toe, $69, piperlime.com. MICHAEL Michael Kors braided, $98, Macy’s stores.

4 of 15 newport-news.com

Thank goodness jumpers are in! Add a flat metallic sandal and simple bracelet by day or wear with heels and a clutch by night.

Newport News Halter jumpsuit, $34 (Originally $49.00), newport-news.com.

5 of 15 whitehouseblackmarket.com

The black-and-white trend is so in right now. Wear a graphic-print dress with cute comfortable sandals and add a belt for extra style.

White House | Black Market Silk Arabian Tile Print Dress, $168, whitehouseblackmarket.com.

6 of 15 whitehouseblackmarket.com

Slip into a sexy draped minitunic dress that looks both chic and sleek. Chandelier earrings and patent wedge heels take a basic dress to the next level.

White House | Black Market Knit Drapeneck Tunic Dress, $98, whitehouseblackmarket.com.

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Show off your toned tight legs this summer. Shorts are back in a major way. Pair with a simple halter top and add punchy accessories to make the short look your own.

Ralph Lauren Rugby Denim Short, $49.99 (Originally $69.50), rugby.com.

8 of 15 express.com

Tank dresses are a definite for Bourbon Street heat. Go for a pretty design in a lightweight fabric and simple accessories for a daytime casual look.

Express Tank Dress Silk Posies, $19.99 (Originally $34.50), express.com.

9 of 15 revolveclothing.com

Short rompers are long on style. They’re your best bet for strolling by the river or eating beignets. A cute pair of laced booties are a unique compliment to the look.

Revolve Clothing Raasta Jumper Shorts
$165, revolveclothing.com.

10 of 15 nordstrom.com

Rock a long floral maxi-dress with sky-high heels to dance the night away while your favorite stars sing you into the groove.

Donna Ricco Strapless Silk Maxi Dress, $168, nordstrom.com.

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Bloomer-style shorts like these were all over the catwalks during Fashion Week. Be a trendsetter and pair super casual cargo-bloomer shorts with sexy chunky stiletto sandals.

Banana Republic Petite Striped Cargo Bloomer Short, $34.99 (Originally $59), bananarepublic.com.

12 of 15 victoriassecret.com

Stay cool, calm and collected in soft separates. You can never go wrong with a tank-and-skirt combo like this one.

Victoria’s Secret Linen drawstring skirt, $24.50, Victoria’s Secret Sleeveless henley sweater, $39 (Originally $48), victoriassecret.com.

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Give a nod to eighties style in an edgy dress with bold neon accents.

This Boy Meets Girl Party Time Dress, $119, emoda.com.

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Fill your suitcase with cage booties, gladiator flats and wedge sandals. Lock in low prices like the under $100 steals we found and can’t live without.

15 of 15 edressme.com

Go all-out southern belle glam in an feminine halter dress with a sweetheart neckline. Add a flower to your hair and turn up the Cajun heat.

Gold Glitter Dot Dresses
by Flip, $238, edressme.com.

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