If your spring cleaning to-do list includes swapping out your winter wardrobe for some stylish spring fashions, the city’s many boutiques offer fantastic spring lines featuring affordable, versatile and trendy pieces. Whether you’re looking for a trendy twist on a traditional look like lace or floral prints or like fierce fashion frocks like metallic and vibrant colors, you can find them now on the racks and shelves of Pittsburgh’s hottest and most on-trend boutiques. Spring into the season in style when you shop the best spring lines in the city at these five boutiques.
One Brilliant Ave.
Aspinwall, PA 15215
Aspinwall’s trendiest boutique, One Brilliant is blooming with one of season’s prettiest and wearable trends: bold, bright floral prints. There’s nothing to put you in the mood for spring quite like the gorgeous florals that hit the runway earlier this year at Dior and Valentino couture fashion shows, all of which are made more affordable at One Brilliant. Fill your closet with classic soft pastel prints like those featured on the Before and Again Long-sleeve Tee or go retro with the flirty and bright Cino Vintage Floral Shirt. Shop the boutique’s collection of handbags and jewelry to complete your garden-themed look.
808 Ivy St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Its name says it all—Hip’tique has the hippest lines for the spring, ranging from trendy prints to iconic spring staples. Check out the boutique’s recent spring additions like funky maxi skirts in vibrant hues and adorable belted dresses in mint, the season’s must-have color. For a classic look, try on the store’s black and white striped maxi skirts or halter tops. Earrings, necklaces and bracelets in eye-catching colors and unique colors will pull your look together. If you’re planning a major spring wardrobe overhaul, consider booking a private shopping appointment with one of Hip’tique’s personal stylists who can help tailor pieces from its spring lines to your individual swagger.
1406 E. Carson St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Put some spring into your step with the perfect pair of warm weather shoes from Figleaf Pittsburgh. Slip into the boutique’s beige braided cork wedges, studded criss-cross sandals or gold strap sandals and kick up your heels in a cool mint green lace top, jersey t-shirt or crochet lace shorts. For a romantic touch, lace is all the rage and looks beautiful in the store’s scalloped white lace dress or when used with a funky color like coral. Shop more of Figleaf Pittsburgh’s spring line at the boutique’s Southside location.
2306 E. Carson St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Metallic shoes are one of spring’s biggest trends and Southside’s Jupe Boutique has plenty of metallic footwear options like its Juniper Cap Toe Flat for you to step into spring with a little extra pep in your step. When paired with a collarless blazer in an unexpected color like blue or orange and the store’s selection of art deco-inspired jewelry, your professional style a little edge. If you’re in love with the season’s lace trend, Jupe Boutique offers some lovely tops and blouses made of this feminine and delicate fabric. If you’re all about the stripes this spring, coats, short-sleeved sweaters and maxi skirts are the perfect transition pieces to carry you into summer.
The Picket Fence
5425 Walnut St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Just because you’re a mom doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your post-baby style thanks to the functional and fashionable frocks found at Shadyside’s The Picket Fence. From delicate spring floral-printed dresses and scarves to the brightly colored baubles of the boutique’s jewelry, you’re sure to find something to help you spring into the season in style. Bring your little one along for a mother-daughter shopping trip and purchase try on matching outfits like the Room Seven Tarifa Dress or Moxie and Mabel Rodel Charlottle Dress. The Picket Fence is located in Pittsburgh’s Shadyside neighborhood.
Jessica Wasik lives in Pittsburgh where works as a full-time figure skating coach sharing her passion with today’s generation of young skaters. A graduate of Robert Morris University with a degree in English Studies, Jessica is also a contributing writer for Allegheny West Magazine. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.