Essence Festival is approaching, and during July 4th weekend African-American women and their friends will descend upon New Orleans, Louisiana, for a fun-filled weekend of music, beauty, upliftment, education, and more! Whether this is your first time at Essence or you go every year with girlfriends, here are seven "must-haves" you shouldn't forget to pack!

It’s officially swimsuit season! #TeamBeautiful has seen a lots of different bathing suit styles out there. Trying to stunt in your two-piece like your favorite celeb? Don’t wonder where they got that one-piece — find out here! From Beyoncé to the Rihanna, we’ve got you covered (or uncovered, depending on the look you’re going for).

Check out these cold shoulder fashion moments from your favorite fashion bloggers!

These Cazal Eyewear and Cynthia Rowley statement sunnies will have you looking oh-so stylish throughout Spring and Summer!

Smart is sexy. Give ’em the eye with these fabulous and funky statement glasses.  

Here are the spring staples every stylish woman has in her closet.

Wear it, dress your iPhone, or drink out of it. You will want these #BlackGirlMagic illustrations!

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