It's a given at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, you'll enjoy the sounds and tastes, but why not contribute to the visual excitement by donning a sharp ensemble? Sun, sweat and mud are no excuses for offending the fashion sensibilities of your fellow fest-goers. Luckily, plenty of style options meld casual sophistication with practicality. Brightly patterned button-up shirts offer a laid-back take on the tailored silhouette and pair perfectly with shorts in lightweight fabrics like khaki, seersucker and linen and add the appropriately retro topping of a straw fedora or newsboy cap to avoid sunburn.
Slideshow: Fest Dressed
American Apparel (3310 Magazine St., 895-4970; www.americanapparel.net)
Buffalo Exchange (3312 Magazine St., 891-7443; www.buffaloexchange.com)
Gentry (6047 Magazine St., 899-4223)
Style Lab for Men (3326 Magazine St., 304-5072; www.stylelabformen.com)
Truck Stop (2209 Magazine St., 302-1895)