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Trend Tracker: Patriotism

Tis the season to be patriotic in San Diego!

Patriotic Style

Summer has begun and with the Fourth of July approaching, red, white and blue are making their way into the wardrobes of the residents of Hillcrest. San Diego is the Naval capital of the United States and the home of Camp Pendleton after all, so it’s fitting that between Memorial Day and Labor Day, the colors of the American flag become prominent in the fashion choices of those living in the military mecca.

From All American to grungy, vintage inspired to modern chic, the looks that have been popping up in the neighborhood effectively incorporate red, white and blue and fashionably ooze Americana. Several Buffalo Exchange Hillcrest employees recently participated in a photo shoot portraying these different patriotic ensembles seen about town.

Katherine and Justin embody the All American couple with these simple yet stylish, clean cut outfits that can easily go from day to night as San Diego evenings rarely drop below 60 degrees. Katherine is wearing a white Nine Bird dress (new merchandise, $29.50) with a red sash and blue Madden Girl cork platforms ($24), while Justin is dressed in a red, white and blue short sleeved, button up from H&M ($11.50), a red bow tie ($6.50), black jeans, black saddles shoes and a black bowler to top it off.

Patriotic Style

Here, Dionna and Chris are on the opposite end of the spectrum, showing off grungier looks that both highlight cut off denim. Dionna is wearing a Miller Lite tank over a white and blue striped Color Thread bandeau ($6.50), Eddie Bauer denim cut off shorts ($7.50) with a confederate flag print head band in the back pocket ($3) and American flag Jeffrey Campbell peep toe platforms ($30). Chris compliments her with an American Apparel red and white striped tank ($10) under a Levi’s cut off denim vest, a blue pair of Gant trunks with white stars ($14.50), a gray fedora and black combat boots.

Patriotic Style

Felicia evokes the 1950s with a throwback look ready for the beach or a picnic in the park. She’s wearing a red and white checkered blouse with a tie front from Ezra (new merchandise, $20.50) and blue Nine Bird tie waist shorts reminiscent of vintage high waisted shorts.(new merchandise, $24.50).

Patriotic Style

Bekki represents a more modern and equally versatile look with a blue Bozzolo, star print tank top with a lace back (new merchandise, $9.50), top shop fringe leggings ($12), red and white glow in the dark sunglasses (new merchandise, $8.50) and eye-catching red Jeffrey Campbell Everests.

Patriotic Style

Buffalo Exchange customer, Sean Christian was spotted shopping the Hillcrest store in an eclectic red, white and blue ensemble as well. His favorite places to shop besides Buffalo are Urban Outfitters, H&M and vintage shops. Vests, denim, and anything with stars and stripes are staples in this wardrobe as he’s “very patriotic.”

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