Late nights at the office and a hectic work schedule sometimes mean heading directly from the office to a date. Fortunately, there are plenty of places in Boston where you can find the perfect accessories to take your look from businesswoman chic to date night fabulous without skipping a beat.
765 Centre St
Boston, MA 02130
Hours: Tues to Fri – 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., Sat – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sun – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Accessorizing from the office to a date can be as simple and satisfying as putting on a fabulous hat. Salmagundi has plenty of women’s headwear starting as low as $18 with plenty of options $50 and under. They have more than 7000 hats in stock, so you’re sure to find the one that complements your outfit. Plus, a great hat instantly turns a bad hair day into a hot look for your hot date.
1771 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02140
Hours: Mon to Sat – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sun – 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
With plenty of fun funky date shoes from flats to heels, Sudo Shoes can make getting ready for a date as easy as changing your footwear. Nothing makes you feel better than a good pair of shoes. Sudo Shoes are vegan and cruelty free, so they are good for the earth as well as your feet.
1302 Beacon St
Brookline, MA 02445
Hours: Mon to Sat – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sun – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Mint Julep has the cutest earrings in Boston. Its Adia Kibur Rose Earrings are especially clever, and they sell matching rings, too. They have plenty of affordable accessories you can use to complement your date night outfit. The only problem you’ll probably have is stopping at buying just one piece of its fun jewelry. Be sure to get creative with your accessories and wow your date.
9 JFK St
Cambridge, MA 02138
Hours: Mon to Sat – 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sun – 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Sometimes all it takes is an amazing pair of fashion hosiery to make your legs look date ready. While you’re picking out stockings, you can also check out its selection of shapewear and lingerie. Spruce up your legs with a pair of fun and fashionable tights to compliment any work skirt. If you can’t find what you need at Penti, you probably won’t find it anywhere else either.
1154 LILL Studio
220 Newbury St
Boston, MA 02116
Hours: Mon to Wed, Fri – 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., Thurs – 12 p.m. to 7 p.m., Sat – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sun – 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
You don’t always want to carry a big clunky purse on a date. Fortunately, there’s an alternative to that. Best buys at 1154 LILL Studio include wristlets and makeup bags, but you can get a good bargain on its sale items, too. They also sell wallets that can be combined with their wrist strap to create a custom wristlets, perfect for holding your bare essentials on a date.
Tracey Parece is a bibliophile, audiophile, writer and photographer from Boston, Massachusetts. She loves slow-moving turtles, real sugar and the works of William Shakespeare. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.