Last weekend, NoLa was bustling as top entertainers, media professionals, thought leaders, and politicians of color gathered for the 25th annual Essence Festival. Between a personal interview with former FLOTUS Michelle Obama, an exclusive chat with Democratic candidate Kamala Harris, and a conversation on rising above the effects of sexual assault with survivor Terry Crews — festival attendees delved into a range of vital topics throughout the jam-packed weekend. But aside from talks around issues in the industry and the community, the 2019 Essence Festival brought a ton of noteworthy looks, and the whole affair was dripping with #BlackGirlMagic.
As the long list of stylish guests appeared for three days of performances, panels, and more — they delivered on a fantastic range of summer style tips worth adding to your seasonal mood board. From Michelle Obama's sequined jumpsuit to Elaine Welteroth's powder blue summer suit, there was something for everyone, and The Zoe Report gathered a handful of the very best looks the star-studded lineup had to offer. Whether you're headed to a music festival or a business lunch, the eclectic range of aesthetics will certainly spark summer style inspiration.