Mad About Plaid: One Fall Trend Worn Three Ways

By Aarian Frye, Buffalo Exchange HQ

Hello all, and welcome to fall! For me, this is the best season of the year. It has the best holidays (Halloween and Thanksgiving!), basketball season is starting (Go Phoenix Suns!), my birthday is just around the corner (November!), and the air is beginning to cool (you can walk outside here in Tucson without melting into a puddle)! To my last point, cooler weather brings the best part of autumn: fall fashion! I love to layer my clothing and there’s no better time to experiment with trends. This week, I paid a visit to Buffalo Exchange Tucson to search for plaid in its many forms: gingham, tartan and more! Read ahead to check out all the pieces I found and how I styled plaid three different ways.

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Nitty Griddy

For my first look, I experimented with a punk rock vibe and mixed two distinct patterns at once: Madras and Glen plaid. Named for its origin city of Madras, India (now Chennai), Madras plaid is recognized by its widely variable color combos and checkboard pattern – and this denim jacket does not fall short of that description! I paired it with a more subtle gray Glen Plaid (hailing from Scotland) and a mustard-yellow velvet mock neck.

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Fashion Careers: Meet Buffalo Exchange Buyer Cornell!

By Aarian Frye (Buffalo Exchange HQ) & Buffalo Exchange Tempe

At Buffalo Exchange, it’s not uncommon to hear about die-hard shoppers turning their love of the store into fashion careers! Today, we meet Cornell, who has worked as a Buyer at Buffalo Exchange Tempe since March 2017. We talk about his journey in the fashion industry and his personal style!

The Stuff Fashion Careers Are Made Of

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Cornell’s enthusiasm for Buffalo started at a young age. In middle school, he “came to the realization that you could love fashion and make a career out of that passion.” Cornell couldn’t wait to apply and join the team at Buffalo Exchange Tempe.

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All Aboard For Autumn: Six Fall Trends to Wear This Season

By Aarian Frye, Buffalo Exchange HQ

Can you believe we’re already so far into 2018? It happened so fast, it feels like summer just started! If you’re hesitant to pack away your bright warm weather gear in favor of drab sweaters, don’t sweat it. We’ve compiled a list of the hottest trends you’ll see everywhere this fall! Color and patterns are here to stay, so read ahead for the fall trends you’ll want to shop for ASAP.

Fall Trends 101: Don’t Skip The Color!

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As the leaves begin to turn from green to brown, you might think it’s time for your closet to do the same. While we have nothing against a great neutral, remember all the shades that come between! Vibrant yellows, oranges and even reds will give you your chloro-FILL of color this fall.

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Shopping for Fall Outfits on a Budget: How I Updated My Wardrobe for Less Than $100

By Aarian Frye, Buffalo Exchange HQ

First things first, I must confess that I love to shop. If you’re reading this blog, I’m willing to wager that you do, too. However, none of us likes spending hundreds of dollars on a wardrobe update, so that’s why I’m here – to guide you through updating your wardrobe for under $100! This past weekend, I went to Buffalo Exchange Tucson in search of a few versatile pieces to liven up my closet for the last weeks of summer. I also wanted to make sure I could incorporate these into my fall outfits when the weather gets cool. Read on to see what I found!

Fringe Benefits

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There’s nothing I love more than a coordinating set! I found a great deal on this two-piece. This set is breezy for summer, but I know it’ll look great with a cardigan and boots when the weather cools down. Because I came in under my budget for this item, I took the plunge and bought a saddle bag with colorful suede fringe as well. This is going to add some serious flair to all of my fall outfits!

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Sell at Buffalo Exchange Philadelphia!

Hey PhillyBuffalo Exchange Philadelphia wants to buy your closet cleanout! We’re currently looking for a mix of classic and fun pieces, from men’s and women’s shorts to awesome retro windbreakers and sneakers. We’re also looking for one-of-a-kind pieces like vintage clothing and jewelry, including sterling silver and turquoise. If you have seasonal items like Halloween costumes or holiday sweaters, now’s the time to bring them in, too! When you sell your closet cleanout at Buffalo Exchange, you could leave with 30% back in cash or 50% back in trade. Grab your reusable Buffalo Exchange tote and come see us today!


Buffalo Exchange Weird Trends

My Favorite Weird Trends and How to Wear Them

By Amelia Gotobed

Have you ever been told plaid is drab? Or that socks and sandals are a no go? Well not anymore! With some fun new styling ideas, plaid can be the best pattern in your closet. As for socks and sandals, that’s a look I will always be a fan of. Follow along as I show you how to wear my favorite weird trends!

Not Your Average Tube Sock

Yellow socks with dots and white sandals

Pair a fun pair of socks with heels and you have A LookTM. This brightly colored patterned sock puts an unexpected twist on a fancy pair of block heels. I love the buckle on these and the fact that you can dress this look up or down. For a new take on the tube sock, look for socks that have a roll top.

Flat lay outfit with tropical pants and white sandals

When picking an outfit to go with your socks-sandals combo, keep your accent colors in mind and match your socks to that. Here, I matched the yellow polka dots to the yellow flowers on the pants.

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Buffalo Exchange 4th of July Outfits for Every Occasion

Party in the USA: 4th of July Outfits for Every Event

By Aarian Frye, Buffalo Exchange HQ

From sea to shining sea, people across the country are gearing up for America’s birthday. There’s no shortage of ways to celebrate and there’s an outfit for every event! Read ahead for 4th of July outfits to keep the party going from day to night.

Here Come the Waterworks

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Feeling red, white and aquamarine this Independence Day? Whether you’re at the pool or on a cruise, make a splash in a bright one-piece (one of the season’s trendiest swimsuit styles!) and bold accessories. When you’re ready to dry off, top off the swimsuit with a pair of star-spangled cutoffs.  For guys, a simple tank with swim-optional board shorts makes for one of those 4th of July outfits that you can wear from one occasion to the next. Just remember to wear sunscreen!

Chill and Grill

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If you’re looking forward to a laidback 4th, a backyard BBQ is the place for you. Take it easy in a striped denim apron dress and colorful sneakers, complete with semi-tinted shades. Or, show everyone you’re the Grill Master with a patterned button down printed with mini steaks, burgers and sauce bottles. A pair of pastel patterned shorts provides contrast with the right amount of cool.

Take Me Out to the Ballgame

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If baseball is America’s favorite pastime, the 4th of July is the perfect day to head out to the diamond – and the best place to go all out in red, white and blue! Show your team spirit with a jersey and baseball cap, or dress for comfort and style in a roomy romper with classic white sneakers and an oversized sunhat.

Baby, You’re A Firework!

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No Independence Day is complete without an evening of fireworks! If you’re planning on ending the night at a downtown block party, these are the 4th of July outfits for you: dress your best in a bright matching cabana set or a sequined tube top that’s sure to rival the sparklers. Finish your look with glitter jellies or neutral brogues, perfect for dancing the night away.

Oh say, can you see yourself trying out any of these 4th of July outfits? Be sure to stop by your local Buffalo Exchange before Independence Day to style your own patriotic summertime look. From the lake to the game, we’ve got you covered – fireworks not included!


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Santa Monica Lookbook: Summer Outfit Ideas from the Pier

Styling by Buffalo Exchange Santa Monica, Photography by Amanda Adam

Turn up the sunshine with these fun warm-weather looks! We headed down to the Santa Monica Pier with photographer Amanda Adam to showcase some of our favorite summer outfit ideas, styled by Buffalo Exchange Santa Monica.

Polka Dot Pop

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For those of us who love layers, summer style can feel a little lacking. But with bold, pop-arty prints like black and white stripes and ladybug polka dots, it doesn’t have to! Here’s one of our favorite summer outfit ideas: pair a fun printed dress with a matching belt bag and sneakers for a fantastic look that won’t hold you back from winning at roll a ball.

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Freaky Friday: My Mother’s Day Styling Challenge

By Aarian Frye, Buffalo Exchange HQ

There are many things I love about my mother, from her sense of humor to her generous spirit. If I had to choose one of my favorites things about her, it’s that she’s never been risk-adverse. She’s braver than I am by a long shot, and doesn’t back down from a challenge… unless the challenge is allowing me – her one and only daughter (Hi, Mom!) – to dress her in outfits outside of her comfort zone. However, she agreed when I added in this one important caveat: my mom could dress me as well *cue ominous lightning strike*.  Read ahead for our Freaky Friday  of an afternoon shopping session at Buffalo Exchange Tucson to celebrate Mother’s Day.

Check, Please

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First, my mom picks out this checkered skirt and off-the-shoulder blouse for me – good job, Mom! This actually looks like a lot of the things I already own. My only hang up is the silhouette of the skirt – I don’t find the knee-length bell shape to be particularly flattering on me. This would be an ideal look for a Mother’s Day brunch, though, and I could definitely see myself wearing this outfit beyond the Buffalo Exchange dressing rooms!

The Clash

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“Oh, Aarian, no,” is my mother’s response to this striped ruffle blouse and floral jeans. Oops. Guess my mom is not much of a pattern clasher. Nonetheless, she tries them on – and doesn’t totally hate it! This is a huge victory in my eyes. If you’re also hesitant about mixing patterns, I recommend keeping the color scheme soft and simple, like we did here.

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Buffalo Exchange Sherman Oaks Talking 'Bout My Generation: Retro Fashion Through the Decades

Talking ‘Bout My Generation: Retro Fashion Through the Decades

By Buffalo Exchange Sherman Oaks; Photography by Saeli Eshelman

These days, retro fashion is dominating the scene. Whether you’re into 60s space age, 70s rock and roll or 90s nostalgia, chances are you’re making a nod to styles past. The coolest part? These throwback looks feel both classic and completely fresh. Buffalo Exchange Sherman Oaks walks us through the decades, one outfit at a time.

Silhouettes of the 60s

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During the sixties, space-age trends were hugely popular and are credited for the birth of boxy, structured A-line silhouettes. For a classic take on the decade, we styled a drop waist, mock neck dress with basic, low block heels. This is one of the main styles made popular by mod icons like Twiggy. For a more modern version, we paired a denim jumper in a classic silhouette with velvet ankle booties.

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Far Out Retro Fashion

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The seventies saw tons of styles inspired by our favorite musicians, with band tees and bell bottoms taking center stage. Did you know these styles made way for the modern T-shirt and jeans look? For a classic take on the 70s, we paired a fringed-up band tee with bell flares and boots. Talk about retro fashion at its coolest. Then, to move it into the modern day, we tried out a suede fringed skirt with a distressed Guns N’ Roses tee and buckled boots.

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