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Fresh Ways To Style Your Denim Shorts This Summer


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If you don't have some frayed jean shorts to rock this summer you better come to Apricot Lane Boutique to get your fix! We have some cool ways for you to style your denim shorts below!

Distressed Denim Shorts + Graphic T-Shirt

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Distressed or Cuffed Shorts + Striped Top

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Frayed or Distressed Jean Shorts + Oversized White Button Up

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Boyfriend or Frayed Jean Shorts + Blazer

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Jean Shorts + Light Jacket With or Without Sleeves

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10 Summer Trends You Should Shop For Right Now


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Summer's approaching fast, which means it's almost time to trade in your light knits with airy tops and dresses! From dresses to sandals to purses - see the 10 pieces everyone will be wearing this summer.

1. Slip Dresses

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2. Logo T-Shirts

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3. Frayed Denim Shorts & Skirts

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4. Off The Shoulder Everything

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5. Halter Bikinis

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6. Graphic Purses

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7. Exaggerated Sleeves

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8. Slipper Mules

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9. Gladiator Sandals

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10. Lace Up Sandals

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Coachella Music Festival’s Top Fashion Trends


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Music festival season has official started and even though summer hasn’t started yet, summer style actually kicks off every year at Coachella. This isn’t just a music festival anymore it’s all about the fashion. This is the biggest celeb-packed music festival of the summer and with it comes tons of fashion trends. Take a peek at the top trends everyone will be wearing this year! Bralettes As A TopVictorias-Secret-Bralettes-2016-Photos01Bralettes are hot right now and are often worn under your clothes but why not get rid of a layer and wear it as a top on the hotter summer days? Image Source: Teen Vogue Strappy ShoescoachellaGladiator sandals scream music festival and a tall strappy sandal is the perfect bohemian look. Image Source: Pinterest.com White On WhiteGigi-Hadid-at-Coachella-2015-Day-3One of the biggest colors of the summer season is white! Pair it with gold accessories and be ready to dance the night away. Image Source: HerCampus.com Denim on Denimdenim-shirt-trendImage Source: The Jeans Blogdenim jumpsuitThe denim jumpsuit is a Coachella favorite or you could pair a denim button up with denim shorts. Image Source: Pinterest.com Romperscoachella_2015_los_mejores_looks_del_festival_463956314_3186x4779Rompers are one of the Coachella favorites. Pair a romper with leather boots or chucks and you’re ready to go! Image Source: Glamour AccessorizesaboImage Source: Digital Romper1Hats, layered jewelry, sunglasses and the perfect weekender bag  are must haves at Coachella! Image Source: The Blonde Abroad

5 Tips To Find Your Prom Dress


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April marks the beginning of prom season for the teen world. While prom dress shopping can be super stressful, it doesn't have to be. This can be a wonderful mother-daughter bonding activity and we wanted to share some suggestions along with a prom dress guide by body type to help you find the perfect dress for your prom night.

Call Ahead & Start Shopping Early

You'll want to start as early as you can so that you will have a wide selection of dresses to choose from. Also, if you have to order you a dress to get your size or color you want to have time for that along with alterations if they are needed. Call the store and ask if they carry dresses and to let them know you are coming in. If you can make an appointment you should do so to get that one-on-one attention.

Come Prepared

You want to wear the undergarments that you would be wearing during prom night. That way if you need something you can ask the sales associate what they would recommend with the style of dress you are purchasing. This is essential so you know exactly what your dress will look like the night of, you don't want your bra straps hanging out on prom night. Bring a pair of heels with you to try on dresses. You want to make sure the dress is tall enough or if it needs to be altered.

Don't Be Afraid To Try On Everything

You may think you won't like a dress but you'll never know until you try it on. Sometimes you may think a dress wouldn't be flattering and it looks amazing on you. Some dresses may not look like much on the rack but once off the hanger it may look stunning on.  You may have your heart set on one style but after trying on an another dress you find that style flatters your body much more.

Be Open To Different Colors & Styles

Trust me, there have been so many times that i've had my heart set on a specific color and style only to end up getting something completely different. Be open to trying colors that may not be what you were imagining, you may end up surprising yourself.

Keep Your Shopping Party Small

You don't want to go shopping for your prom dress with a large group. While it may sound like fun, it may be more of a challenge then you may think. Go with one or two people that you know you can find something you love and feel great in with.  You want someone who will give their honest opinion,  moms are the best with this and will always tell you the truth.

Prom Dress Style By Body Type

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Apple: The midsection is where you want to keep the attention away from so you want to look for a dress that has a high empire waist. You can also wear an embellished top that draws the eye to your upper body.

Short: You may not want to go for a longer dress but instead a more petite dress. Maybe something that comes knee length and doesn't make you look shorter.

Tall: You will be able to wear a full-length dress and  these dresses look great on girls of a certain height. You can accentuate your long and lean physique with a fitted dress or go with a long flowing gown or dress with a slit.

Slim: Look for fitted gowns or gowns with a cinched waist or belt that will help give you curves and dimension.

Hourglass: Girls with an hourglass shape tend to be curvy and can wear virtually any style of dress. Your bust and hips are proportionate to each other and your body is balanced. You will want to accentuate your best asset, which is usually your waist.

Pear: You will want a dress that has a fitted top and fuller bottom. You're going to want to stay away from mermaid-style gowns. With a pear body type your waist is your best asset, so be sure to flaunt it! You want to add volume to your upper body, emphasize your small waist and de-emphasize your lower body to create a balanced silhouette. We recommend a dress with a fitted open neck or strapless top and full or A-line skirt to hide a wider hip.

 

 

 

 

Apricot Lane Boutique At Charleston Fashion Week


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Two of our Apricot Lane Boutiques had the great honor of being part of Charleston Fashion Week! Apricot Lane North Charleston and Apricot Lane Mount Pleasant came together to set up a fun booth showcasing some of the awesome fashion that they carry in their stores. women posing with clothes Charleston Fashion Week features emerging designers and models across the East Coast and has quickly become one of the premier fashion weeks in North America since its founding in 2007. Taking place in Marion Square in Charleston, SC, this five-night celebration features more than 40 runway shows. These shows included the Emerging Designer Competition: East, the Spring Bridal Show, and the Rock the Runway Model Competition™.  This popular show has been known to launch the careers of numerous up-and-coming fashion designers and models. "Charleston Fashion Week was a great experience for us! Apricot Lane truly got some amazing exposure and we loved being able to promote our boutique and share our story with everyone. We all had such a fun time hanging out in the Style Lounge and showing off our fashionable looks! Fashion Week go-ers were genuinely intrigued with Apricot Lane and they loved what we had to offer at our booth - we've already seen a ton of customers coming into the store using their Fashion Week coupons, too! Overall, huge success and a fantastic opportunity for us to spread knowledge about our Apricot Lane brand! We even spotted a handful of ladies rocking their Apricot Lane outfits throughout the week! Definitely plan on participating again next year!" - Callie Tivnan Apricot Lane Boutique North Charleston, SC woman posing in store women posing in store products women posing with products women posing with products 2 Featured Image Source: charlestonfashionweek.com