Each February, mobs of SMU students board planes or caravan 7 hours to New Orleans for one of the year’s most notorious weekends: Mardi Gras. During this particular weekend, the French Quarter is packed full of sequins, neon, and, of course, beads. The environment is the perfect opportunity to showcase your most unique and out-of-the-box looks, and these SMU students hit the nail on the head. Bring on the king cake!
Laily Mortazavi – Instagram: @lailymortazavi
This zebra print two-piece set is perfectly on-theme with its purple color. Matching sunglasses and chunky white sneakers add practicality and complete the look.
Emma Castner (left) – Instagram: @emmacastner_
Emma’s butterfly-print top is a fun twist on the super popular animal print trend. She paired it with a neon pink dress which added that perfect Mardi Gras flair.
Allison Sheehan (top left) – Instagram: @asheehan9
Allison’s silver ensemble is giving us major space cowboy vibes, and we’re obsessed. The shining look is sure to have turned heads on Bourbon Street.
Chloe Smith (right) – Instagram: @chloesmith_
The leopard print trend shows no signs of slowing down, and we’re loving the way Chloe incorporated these fun pants into Mardi Gras.
Christina Dolle – Instagram: @christinadolle
Christina hopped on the neon trend this Mardi Gras. Her outfit is complete with subtle neon green barrettes and detailed black tights!
Parker Papaccio – Instagram: @parkerpap
Parker was both comfy and cute at Mardi this year. Her sparkly blue set paired with a black fanny and Air Force 1s is such a vibe.
Sinclair Jelleme – Instagram: @sinclairjelleme
This monochrome hot pink look is made even more fabulous by her matching pink eyeshadow and – of course – beads.
Until next year, we’ll miss you, Mardi Gras!