Updated January 16, 2014: Unfortunately, all items in this post are no longer available.  To help you out, I’ve linked a few similar items that are currently in stock. You can find these links next to the originals under “Product Information.”

I was so excited when this little e-mail landed in my inbox Friday! I love helping people find the perfect outfit, and I love this question because it’s Mardi Gras themed and we can skip right over Valentine’s Day! :) Purple, gold and green are such fun colors to work with, so let’s get started!

I think the perfect combo here would be a purple, gold or green casual dress paired with accessories and ballet flats to dress it down. Or try wearing a skirt with a Mardi Gras colored top. It’s important to be comfortable, but I’d much rather be over dressed than under dressed. Plus, it’s a party, so don’t be afraid to step it up a bit! When creating these outfits, I tried to stick to stores found in Louisiana like Forever 21, Wet Seal, Target, etc. I wouldn’t rely on online shipping dates since the event is coming up so soon — Who doesn’t love a trip to the mall anyway? :)

Product Information: Ruffled Silk Dress from Forever 21 (similar from Modcloth) | Gold Knot Flats from Hot Topic (similar from Barefoot Tess) | Emerald Stud Earrings from Zales (similar from Macy’s) Nicole by OPI polish from Sears

Product Information: Purple Top from Forever 21 (similar from JCPenney) | Simple Linen Blend Skirt from Forever 21 (similar from Banana Republic) | Workman Lace-Up Boots from Forever 21 (similar from Nordstrom… and on sale!) | Tights from Modcloth (similar from Modcloth) | Jeweled Feathered Earrings from Urban Outfitters

Product Information: Skinny Cargo Pants from Target (similar from YOOX) |  Natalie Lace Top from Forever 21 | Wild Diva Ankle Boots from Endless (similar from Macy’s) | Bangle Set from Forever 21

Product Information: Capricious Cardigan (Perfect colors!!) from Forever 21 | Seamed Mini Skirt from Wet Seal (similar from The Outnet) Ruched Satin Flats from Forever 21, $19; Earrings from Aldo, $12

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5 thoughts on “You asked: What to wear to a Mardi Gras-themed party

  1. Love it…Mardi Gras if my fave! My mom is throwing a Mardi Gras honey do shower on the weekend before Mardi Gras as well! Hope you enjoy your time. Love your outfit combos as well I will probably go for a version of number one for my Mardi Gras events this year…thanks for the ideas!

    Posted on February 15, 2011 at 4:31 pm
  2. mardi gras outfits

    Posted on February 16, 2011 at 7:59 pm
  3. Amazing post, you are a knowledge-known, it seems that you have endless ideas. How do you do that?

    Posted on July 31, 2013 at 5:37 am