What to Pack for New Orleans, Louisiana – Packing Light


What to Pack for New Orleans #PackingList #packinglight #travellight #travel #traveltips

White Tank • River Island  | Grey T-shirt • River Island  | Striped Cotton Top • H&M
Wrap blouse • River Island  | Chambray • Madewell  | Kimono • River Island
Cardigan • CuyanaLinen Trouser • Joe Fresh  | Jeans • Modcloth  | Black Pants • H&M
Maxi Skirt • Shoptiques  | Maxi Dress • Dorothy Perkins  | Fedora • Bebe 
Cotton Scarf • MANGO  | Watch • Earth  | Sunglasses • Karen Walker
Converse Sneakers • Converse  | Mule • Dolce Vita  | Booties • Lucky Brand
Purse • Modcloth* | Crossbody • Modcloth 

*The large purse in this list sold out quickly so I have replaced the link with a similar bag in the same price range.

I had a challenge this week. Several weeks back I had a request to help with a week-long packing list for New Orléans in April. The catch is that she has a sun sensitivity so she needs coverage while still remaining cool in the humidity.

My oldest daughter has a slight sun sensitivity. While we don’t have to keep her covered we do have to show caution because turns red quickly and is prone to getting overheated and will throw-up (fun).  So for this list I tried to stick to fabrics that breathe like cotton, and linen.

The linen pants and maxi skirt/dress are light and airy, a straw hat with a wider brim, and a cotton scarf that can also be used to cover the arms. Both the chambray and kimono are easily layered over to keep the shoulders and arms covered.

A pair of black pants are good for a quick dress up if needed, and for the shoes I stuck with some sneakers, a pair of mules that cut up high enough that the top of the foot isn’t exposed, and the booties have perforations to allow air through.

I planned about 10+ days worth of clothes but you could easily take out some pieces to cut it down. The outfit options for this list will be in the next post.

Do you have any other fashion suggestions for a traveller who needs to keep covered from the sun?

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