By Josiah Earle, Buffalo Exchange Portland
Somewhere over the rainbow… in a galaxy far, far away… Err, maybe we got that mixed up. But anyway, over here at the Downtown Portland Buffalo Exchange, we’ve been seeing some fun movie related loot this week!
Spring is in the air and the cherry blossoms have inspired a plethora of stylistic takes on the flora/fauna spring trend. Ninety’s bold polka dots and grunge inspired daisies and sunflowers brighten up color palettes while some are still wearing those darks and neutrals we loved so much throughout winter. With the onset of humid, summer-like temperatures during the day and cool breezy evenings, mixed media sweaters and jackets are a must. Pairing stockings with shorts and skirts has become a city wide it-girl look. With so many festivals and outdoor activities, spring time in D.C. is highly enjoyable for the local and tourist alike. Here at Buffalo we have the pleasure of not only observing both but housing the right digs for local and visiting fashion fanatics.
We’d like to take a moment to celebrate moms everywhere.
Happy Mother’s Day to the Bestest Mom’s!
By Stephanie, Buffalo Exchange Tucson
Everyone thanks those who influenced their style or taught them how to dress, but how about the people that supported their style choices?
My mom has been the top style supporter extraordinaire. I’ve been through many fashion phases and never once did my mom stop me. The first time I wanted to bleach streaks in my hair, she made the appointment. When I wanted to go thrifting to find Boy Scout tops and vintage dresses, she called it creative. Never once did she wince at a layer of my hot pink hair or frown during my phase with punky eyeliner. The year I decided to make my own clothing, she helped me sew in the zippers and told all her friends that her daughter was learning to sew. Not only did her support encourage my sense for fashion, but she’s been the biggest cheerleader in my creative endeavors. She is always proud of whatever I do and the life choices I have made. I would have never made it to where I am today without her support. I think you know you have a great mom when you hope that you can be the exact same for your kids.
So mom, if you’re reading this consider the fun styles and outfits I wear as a tribute to you and your encouragement of creativity. Most of all, thank you for supporting all of my fashion phases! You’re the best. Happy Mother’s Day!
In southern California, this is the season that revolves around everything and anything Coachella, otherwise known as “Indio fashion week” here. Buffalo exchange San Diego Pacific Beach has helped outfit many festival goers this year in lots of the top spring trends.
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Employees Chaz Dennis and Kym Williams and Customer Jarae Holieway show us the best of their Solange inspired style!
We are obsessed with Solange and her newly adapted afro-centric style. From the mixing of tribal and ethnic prints to eclectic jewelry, head wraps and long braids. With Solange being one of the more popular celebrities to explore afro-centric style, she is inspiring fashion lovers around the world to experiment as well. The look is highly inspired by Darlene and Lizzy Okpo of William Okpo. Their use of bold textiles and prints with well-tailored silhouettes adorns her head to toe in the “Loosing you” video. Also infusing designers like Loin and Cloth, TART, Givenchy, Diane Von Furstenberg, Kenzo, J Crew and Balenciaga, she is head to toe perfection! We HEART it!
By Kara (@GoAskKara), Buffalo Exchange Georgetown
Georgetown is in full Spring bloom and the entire city celebrated the Cherry Blossom Festival this month. My walks to work were breath taking and inspiring. I LOVE the clothes, colors, and energy of Spring and Summer!
By Josiah, Buffalo Exchange Portland (Downtown)
Our location in the bustling hub of Downtown Portland, right across the street from the world famous Powell’s Bookstore, brings us diverse clientele consisting of all walks of life and style! Even though the cities unofficial slogan is “Keep Portland Weird” we’re not all as weird as you might think.
We’re so excited about our customers that we wanted to share some pictures of what people in Portland are wearing now that the sun has finally peaked through those clouds. Come visit us this spring and summer in downtown!
Our Fullerton Buffalos participated in a photo booth at their Earth Day Celebration!
Check out the photos here!
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