There’s a common misconception that dressing well means wearing the most expensive, stylish and in-season clothing. Keeping up with the latest trends is great but when it comes to pulling an outfit together it’s all about accessorizing! The best thing about accessories is that they don’t have to cost a fortune. It is super easy to find cute and affordable pieces nowadays you just have to know where to look.
Some of the best places for inexpensive accessories are right in your own backyard! Forever 21 and H&M offer some of the most stylish costume jewelry, sunglasses and more all under $20. With locations in Southside Works, Ross Park Mall and The Mall at Robinson there’s no excuse to have an incomplete outfit.
Another store that has made an entrance into the Pittsburgh shopping scene is Francesca’s Collections. The minute you walk in you are greeted by beautifully merchandised accessory displays. Their prices run a tad higher than the shops mentioned earlier but they sell such gorgeous pieces it will be hard to say no! You can literally complete any look you’re going for with Francesca’s accessory selection. Whether you are looking to adorn yourself in neon pieces, tribal printed earrings or are leaning towards a more traditional look…Francesca’s offers it all.
While the places already mentioned have a wide variety of cute accessories there are a ton of shops popping up around Pittsburgh that offer a unique selection of rings, bracelets and the like. In the Strip District, check out Lucy’s Hand Made Clothing Shop. Discover Panello Boutique in Lawrenceville, Jupe Boutique in the SouthSide and Reflect Boutique in Robinson.
Now that you know where to shop here are few key points to keep in mind when accessorizing your outfit: Don’t overdo it. Too many accessories can kill a look and make it look like you’re trying too hard. Experiment! There are so many hot trends right now. Try a few of them out to see which ones suit your style the best. Splurge only on the classics. It’s not necessary to spend a ton on pieces that will tarnish in a few month’s time. Save your money for classic, timeless accessories. Follow your own rules. Keep in mind the previous points I presented but also stay true to your style. If you think it looks hot that is all that matters!
And as always…Stay primpin’ Pittsburgh!
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