DIY Alert: Americana Shorts

As we get ready to celebrate our fab nation's b-day (see our Canada Day DIY here), our friends south of the border are about to ring in the 4th of July!
Since we can't get enough of the Americana trend, we thought this was the perfect time to bust out a stars and stripes DIY. 

Here's what you need to get your DIY on.

-A pair of blue shorts  (new or revamp an old pair!)
-Paint brush
-Spray bottle
-White fabric paint
-Red fabric paint
-A pen
- A piece of cardboard 

Step 1:

Cut a star out of cardboard.

Step 2:

Mix 1 part water, 3 parts white fabric paint in a spray bottle.
Shake well! 

Step 3:

Place the star on your shorts, and spray away! Add as many stars as you'd like.
*The paint might run a little bit, but it only adds character! 

Step 4: 

On the right leg, paint on red stripes.

Step 5:

Admire your ready to wear American flag shorts!

Blogger Love.

You may remember us talking about how much we love Claire, from  The Claire Closet. 
(In case you missed that post, read it here.)
 After her last post gushed about her love for Ardene, we decided to send her a little box filled with some of our fave summer pieces. In fabulous Claire fashion, she got decked out in our clothing & accessories and had a fab photoshoot. Here are just a few pics of her hanging out and biking all around town showing off her new digs!

Shop the handbag here

Shop the hat here.

Shop the lace bow here.

Shop the top here.

Be sure to share your best outfit photos with us on Instagram and hashtag #ardenelove! You could get featured on our Instagram page or our blog!



Hashtag #ARDENESUMMER on Instagram with a pic of why you love summer, and you could win this awesome music festival survival kit! 

Here are a few of our most recent fave entries!

Get your submission in now! Contest ends June 28th at 12 pm ET. 


DIY Alert: Canada Day

With Canada Day right around the corner, we decided it was time for a patriotic DIY!
You've probably got great plans like parties in the park, BBQ's and fireworks, so naturally, you need a great outfit!
Red jeans are a must. As are cute white shoes. And although we may be biased....we'd say this top is pretty awesome too!

Here's how to make you own oh-so-canadian tank!

What you'll need to get your DIY on:

-A plain white tank
-Cardboard (we used an old folder)
-Red or pink fabric paint
-A small spray bottle
-A pen

Step 1:

Cut a maple leaf out of cardboard.
*Note: Keep in mind you'll be spraying paint around the maple leaf, so it shouldn't be too big!

Step 2:

Fill your spray bottle an 1/8 of the way with water. Add several drops of paint. 
We added about 4 decent sized drops. 

*Shake well!*
Notice the plastic bag we just threw down? Yepp, it's gonna get messy in a few seconds so save your parents the heart attack and protect their floors! 

Step 4:

Place the maple leaf on your tank, and spray away! 

Step 5:

Let dry for about 30 mins, and ta da! Pretty sweet, EH? 

Happy crafting!


Music Love

It is officially the first day of summer, and we couldn't be happier! 

We decided to kick off this lovely season by sharing a fab playlist with you! 
Great music is so essential to every day summer life. From pool parties & picnics, to walking the dog & laying in the grass to look up at the stars, you always want the perfect song filling the air.

Here are our top 10 faves (so far!) this summer. 
We put them in order of upbeat and fun, to winding down, to chilling out.


Summer Must Haves

All items are available in-store, or online!

Happy shopping :)