It’s that time of year! Every July, New Orleans, the southern city, fills up with women, families, friends, and more to enjoy, empower, be entertained and more. From celebrity-filled panels to star-studded musical guests and more, Essence Festival brings out the best…so naturally, there is style! See who turned up the fashion to match the heat index!

1. STATEMENT SUNNIES

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All white glasses in a fun shape will make a great statement! We love these cateye frames.

2. SOUTHERN STYLE

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From her chic hat to the pop of yellow with her handbag, this lady is serving southern elegance.

3. SMILE

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4. TOP NOTCH WITH THE TOP KNOT

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5. IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS

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From her funky frames to her stylish skulls, it’s all about the details with this lady!

6. GIVE ‘EM THE COLD SHOULDER

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Off the shoulder style for the win.

7. ERICA ASH

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Actress Erica Ash speaks with press about the upcoming season of Survivors’ Remorse.

8. POP OF COLOR PUM PUM SHORTS!

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Stay cool with bright shorts.

9. FUN WITH FRIENDS!

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10. COOL COORDINATES

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Love this Rue 107 coordinate set.

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12. AFRO

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Don’t just wear it, say it!

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14. GO BOLD!

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Our Entertainment Editor, Shamika Sanders, poses in a patterned skirt.

15. DENIM DELICATES

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Denim and pink go together for a feminine yet casual appeal.

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17. BLUE STEEL

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Who says you have to have black lenses? Make a statement with fun colored lenses!

18. PATTERN PARTY!

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19. STYLIN’ IN STRIPES!

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20. FLASH TATTOOS

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Easy festival style!

21. COOL KAFTAN

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Ruffle others with your dope style.

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23. 4TH OF JULY STYLE

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Stylin’ in stripes and ready to meet the stars!

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25. HIGHLIGHT WITH GRAY

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26. KEEPING COOL

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27. BODY ART

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Make a statement with your art.

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Four cornrows in red for easy Essence style.

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30. GO FOR GLADIATOR STYLE

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Gladiator sandals or super strappy styles are perfect for showing off that pedicure!

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