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Street Style: Costa Mesa

Buffalo Exchange (3)Welcome to the Sunshine State indeed!  Blame it on the beach, but Costa Mesa in the Fall has been nothing but sunshine. Both our ladies and our fellas have been having a hard time trying to gear up for changing of the leaves or even colder weather, but being creative all at the same time. Female shoppers have been scooping up maxi and midi skirts in all shapes and sizes, from Jersey to chiffon pairing it with sheer blouses in black, taupe, pale pastels and even mint. For those who prefer denim, dark and skinny is what they order, sometimes with a splash of pattern or print and being so close to South Coast Plaza, designer denim is all the rage. When the temperature does cool down, our savvy shoppers layer plaid flannels, striped sweaters, denim jackets, bomber jackets or even the occasional fur vest, which we predict will be a huge sell out come Black Friday. And the fun doesn’t stop there, accessories including anything metallic are a Fall and Winter staple; scarves, shoes and jewelry all have that beautiful metallic sheen. Let’s not forget the feet! Fashionistas always love a great boot and around this time of the year. Brown, black, caramel colors and Army style, Moto style, up to the knees, down to the ankle, you name it, we’ve seen it flying off the shelves.

Buffalo Exchange (1)For our more manly shoppers, they like to keep it simple. With such a variety of customers in Costa Mesa, skaters to hipsters and trendsetters walk through our doors. Plaid oxford woven button ups, soft RVCA tees, Supreme hooded sweatshirts and Crooks & Castles outerwear will have our surf and skate covered, while tweed double breasted topcoats, knit caps and wool sports coats will be tried-and-true staples in any Buffalo’s closet. The lower half is just as important as the top, and a classic, dark tapered denim is still what men want, whether it be selvedge and raw or slightly over-washed.   Men have rarely been ones to accessorize, but with a recent trend of skinny ties, oxblood vans slip-ons or Jack Parcell high tops, we predict that our men will be giving our fashionable ladies a run for their money. So goodbye shorts, tanks and dresses and hello to sweaters, boots and hot chocolate; that is if the sun decides to stay away long enough!

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