Style File: Seattle (U-District)

By Buffalo Exchange Seattle (U-District)

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It is finally summertime in Seattle, and it is hot and sunny with a 100% chance of great style. Sun deprived and ready to get (somewhat of) a tan, our customers are strutting their stuff down The Ave in funky and fashion-forward outfits. We’ve seen fun flirty floral prints, crazy cutout crop tops, and easy going earth tones—Seattle fashion has it all. Of course, it wouldn’t be Seattle if there wasn’t some layering involved. Our customers are pairing their summery outfits with lightweight vests and jackets to keep them warm when the sun goes down.

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Health Goth

By Buffalo Exchange Philly

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We’ve seen an exciting trend take hold that captures the convergence of sports-luxe, and the dark edgy fashion we are used to seeing here in Philly. “Health Goth” has been considered the transcendence of normcore, where punk meets sporty, monochrome meets masculine, and active wear is paired with 90s inspired goth. When you think health goth, think “joggers after dark,” one might think a customer sporting the health goth look was simply on their way to the gym, if the look didn’t demand such fiercely cohesive ensembles.

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The Bourgeois Chiaroscuro

By Buffalo Exchange Costa Mesa

What is a Bourgeois Chiaroscuro? Bourgeois are people who love labels and chiaroscuro is an effect of contrasted light and shadow. Our styles in the OC consist of playing in the sun or staying posted in the shadows.

The trendy folks of Orange County take their own twist on the current 60s and 90s influenced comebacks. We see boho girls in their free-spirited 60s dresses and blouses, or guys in flannels and cardigans with basic tees. We also have the darker alt fashions of the 90s covered. Being beach city people, we can’t just pick up any flannel and wrap it around our waists—we want a classic J. Crew button-up version!

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Back To School: Plaids

By Buffalo Exchange San Francisco (Haight St.)

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Every book smart babe knows that one piece of plaid is not enough. As back to school quickly approaches the print is flying off our racks here in San Francisco. The beauty of plaid is that it’s a versatile print anyone can pull off. Be it the Queen Bee going for the grunge look to rule the school, or everyone’s sweetheart in a vintage inspired dress that would make anyone the teacher’s pet. No matter how you wear it, plaid will earn you an A+ in style. So layer it on, and take the school year by storm!

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Meet Our Team: Monica

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When you work for Buffalo Exchange, it’s highly likely you not only have a passion for fashion, but a clothing addiction to follow. Meet employee Monica, who’s been with Buffalo Exchange for 10 years! We asked her to take us into her world of fashion and show us around her closet. You may also recognize her from our “Sweet Darlin’” editorial in one of our past Zines!

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Off Topic: Deck The Walls

By Joe Carrel, Buffalo Exchange Tempe

There are few things sadder than something blank. From the blank canvas of a frustrated artist, the blank page of a frustrated writer, or the blank living room wall of a frustrated, well, you. As a person of obvious style (you are reading the Buffalo Exchange Fashion blog after all), you like your personality to shine through—not just in your clothes, but also in your surroundings. So, if you’re interested in venturing beyond the basic mirror or painting above the couch, then click that “continue reading” link, because you’ve come to the right place.

Having something large on the wall can make an impressive statement, but it can also overwhelm a smaller room and/or prove cumbersome when it comes time to move. Instead of opting for a smaller object that will get swallowed up by the wall around it, how about displaying an array of the same type of item.

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