At Dresscode Boutique in Beachwood Place, there is only one rule: dress for yourself and look fabulous doing it. Inspired by her fashionable mother and older cousins, owner Tanya Grant opened her store two years ago this November with a fashion philosophy that stems from empowerment and individuality.
“We’re real women with real bodies in this store,” says Grant. “Getting up to code is understanding what makes you feel good, understanding what you like, what makes sense for you and your budget.”
Featuring white cabinets, warm lighting and hardwood floors, Dresscode allows browsers to feel like they are in the walk-in-closet of their dreams. Meanwhile, the bold colors and surprising patterns basically jump off the racks, ensuring you’ll find something one-of-a-kind for any occasion. “A lot of my collection is for that corporate woman that is in a meeting during the day, but wants to kick it with her girlfriends, sorority sisters or have a date night in the evening,” says Grant.
While The Shades of Melanin collection features easy and stylable fall neutrals coming in the form of trench coats, sweaters and more, Grant always encourages a pop of color (no matter the season), such as a color-blocked trench coat ($75) or a bright yellow sweater dress ($85).
“We just thought the world needed a burst of color; something uplifting,” says Grant.
Take an outfit that’s maybe kind of boring, or maybe it’s not showcasing what you want it to showcase; throw on a fedora with it,” says Grant.
Try transitioning your favorite summer pieces into the fall season by mixing and layering.“Throw a blazer over it or throw a leather jacket over it and you’ll have a great fall piece,” says Grant.
When You Go: Dresscode Boutique, 26300 Cedar Road Beachwood Place, Level One, 216-318-6576, dresscodebytmg.com
Nearby Find: So Fierce boutique is stocked with bright, trendy pieces. 26300 Cedar Road,Beachwood Place, Level One, 213-315-9550, sofierceshop.com