The weather in my ex-home town can be completely unbearable June through late October. With 90+% humidity (and temps in the upper 90s) you get 110 deg. temps with the heat index factored in!! Think about that for a minute... it feels like a wet.. soggy... 110 deg. outside in the summer. The only hope of relief is to stay inside, or pray for rain. Some summers have regular afternoon showers which help considerably. My advice is to wear sub-tropical attire, and visit N.O. in the fall or winter if possible.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Bring a tourniquet and some Army surplus bandages just in case the locals decide to invalidate your birth certificate. Damn... those hollow points really hurt!!!
Photo Equipment: Bring a cheap camera, because the local thugs love to take pictures. (With YOUR camera!)
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Because it can be so humid in the summers, sweat doesn't evaporate as quickly as it should. So if you tend to sweat more profusely than others a change of clothes may be necessary at some point during the day. Needless to say, dress appropriately and keep yourself hydrated.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: As we approach summer, I am once again reminded just how hot it gets here. The humidity won't allow your body to evaporate the heat. Bring some shorts, and generally wear as little as you feel comfortable with.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: If you visit in the summer be prepared for heat and humidity 24 hours a day. There's no formal dress code in NO so bring lightweight comfortable clothes. Everytime you step outside you'll be start sweating, so wear materials that are easy to rinse out so you don't get stuck doing laundry.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Um, shorts... although, it does get cool in the evenings, so you may want some jeans and a long shirt if you go out. This was in March. In summer, I'm positive you'll just want some shorts unless you plan on going to somewhere nice, like one of Emeril's restaurants.
Luggage and bags:
Take any bag you want.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Light clothing. It's hot and humid. I can't stress this enough. Take a hat and shorts and sandals. Be comfortable because it's hot and you will be outside a lot.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Bandaids for the blisters you will get from walking.
Miscellaneous: Sunglasses and a hidden wallet or moneybelt.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: I've only been there in September, when it was Hot and Humid with Thunderstorms. The humidity can be oppressive. Bring extra t-shirts, plenty of underwear, and talcom powder. Pack separates - skirts, shorts, slacks. Anything goes style-wise. You will see anything and everything.