Pittsburgh girls have style and they do it on a budget! Whether they are still living in the city or bringing their style to another place, Pittsburgh girls know how to bargain hunt and look fabulous! Kristen, a 23 year-old graduate student from Shadyside talks about her style, her best bargain, and that dream purchase!
What is one word to describe your style?
Versatile— One minute, I’ll be in colorful athletic gear heading to the gym, then I’ll be throwing on red lipstick and a black dress for cocktails with friends.
What are your wardrobe staples?
PEPLUM! I absolutely love peplum, bright scarves, my black leather jacket, tall boots, colorful dresses with lots of pattern, long necklaces or pearls, plain v-necks, blazers, and radiant sports bras (I have a slight obsession with extraordinarily bright workout clothes)
What is one piece of fashion you could never pull off?
Either high-waisted jeans or rompers. I have a high waist, so anything that accentuates that section of my body makes me look like an oompa loompa.
What is your favorite clothing season (fall, winter, spring, summer)?
I absolutely am in love with fall. I can’t get enough flannels, scarves and tall boots. I’m a huge fan of layers; so putting on a blazer and scarf with a button up and a cool necklace is my favorite.
What stores do you regularly shop in?
Francesca’s Collections, Zara, H&M, Gap, Dillard’s, J Crew, Ann Taylor, Macy’s, and Nike.
What was the best deal you ever found?
I always shop at TJ Maxx when I’m looking for a good deal. I got a Michael Kors watch there once for $125, originally $225 and a Calvin Klein top on clearance for $10, originally $70.
If you were given $1000 and could splurge on one item of clothing/shoes/purses/jewelry, what would you buy?
I’d go for a classic pair of Christian Louboutin or Jimmy Choo shoes.