By Abby Meaux Conques
The classic Louisiana summer is in full swing, and now that the sun is out and in full force, let’s turn our attention to 2019 summer favorites. Here’s the 411 on summer must-haves from a local boutique and outdoor apparel enthusiasts. From light and airy colorful basics with bold accessories to practical gear for those outdoorsy long weekends, we have summer ideas for those of you desperately attempting to stay as cool as possible all while feeling really good in what you’re wearing.
Dress Code Lafayette
213 Cypress View Dr. Youngsville, LA 70592 | www.dresscodelafayette.com
Offering trendy, effortless, and refined clothing and accessories at affordable prices to women on the go. You can shop their website or join our FB group page (Dress Code Lafayette Exclusive Group Page) to stay current with promotions and sales. They also host LIVE shopping events in the group where all new arrivals are released. Customers can also book an appointment if they want to try on in their dressing room or shop their office.
151 W Walnut Ave Eunice, Louisiana 70535 | (337) 457-7887
Specializing in clothing for young contemporary women and offer a wide variety of accessories, purses, and gifts for all ages.
Dressing and accessorizing since 2004 with daily new arrivals of favorite tops, bottoms, shoes, purses, and jewelry. They also have a great selection of fashionable, affordable Plus Size Apparel!
1700 Kaliste Saloom Rd Building 1 Suite 100A Lafayette, Louisiana 70508 | (337) 534-8117
Swoon originated in New Orleans three years ago between two high school friends. It’s a return home for one of its owners and resulted in their second location! The owner duo is excited to bring the cutest clothing, shoes, and accessories to a variety of age groups at a moderate price point. Swoon’s favorite trend for Summer is bold prints and pattern mixing! They say, “the brighter the better”! The girls love to finish every outfit off with a pair of coordinating statement earrings and the seasons biggest trend, a headband!
Sweet Caroline Boutique Lafayette
2722 Kaliste Saloom Rd Lafayette, Louisiana 70508 | (337) 408-8702
A sweet boutique showcasing the latest fashion trends and fun accesories.
Pack & Paddle
601 E Pinhook Rd, Lafayette, Louisiana 70501 | www.packandpaddle.com | (337) 232-5854
You won’t be disappointed if you visit this iconic local outdoor gear specialist and outfitter since 1974. The once 400 square foot Acadian house on the banks of the Vermilion River has grown to over 6,000 square feet, housing excellent brands of outdoor equipment for all types of self-propelled outdoor activities. They specialize in rock climbing, backpacking, canoeing, kayaking, kayak fishing, fly fishing, family camping, and SO much more. Their summer go-to’s are practical pieces for those summer outdoor weekends while preserving stylistic elements.