All About the Accents

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As we culminate the highlights from the Fashion Capitals series on the blog, we wanted to take the opportunity to go over two major trends that you can easily incorporate into your fall wardrobe. Read on to see the looks from Europe and Deb’s picks for fashion inspiration!


Quilting is no longer relegated to overly stuffed, cold weather parkas…quilting is emerging as a strong design dimension for all season jackets, vests, dresses and bags!   Diamond, channel and signature quilting looks add “textural pattern” to otherwise flat surfaces employing feather light weights of pile or down between fabric layers.

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Sonia Rykiel Quilted SkirtAlexander Wang Velvet Trimmed Embellished Satin Mini Skirt | Moschino Quilted BackpackThe Case Factory Quilted Leather iPhone 6 Case | Tory Burch Quilted BallerinasStella McCartney Quilted Mini Faux Brushed Leather BackpackMoncler Combo Zip-Front Jacket | Uniqlo Ultra Light Down Compact Quilted Jacket

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Fringe is bigger than ever spurred on by the emergence of Cowboy Wear and Boho Chic…both directional trends for fall!  Look for self to applied fringe for skirts, vests, jackets, blouses, bags and boots in fabric or leather/suede!

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Bruno Cucinelli Fringe Vest | Ermanno Scervino Large Fringe Tote Bag | Thakoon Addition Fringed Hem Sweater Oscar de la Renta Knotted Fringe Detail BlouseMichael Kors Fringe Hem Tank Top | Tsumori Chisato Fringed Poncho | Sam Edelman Fringe Detailing Boots | MGSM Fringed Paisley Blouse

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The Color Report

highlights from the fashion capitals v 2Yesterday, we filled you in on the huge trend of “Architectural Neutrals” and today we are adding in the colorful counterparts. Three more color stories emanating from the fashion capitals include an indigo, denim and chambray story, bold blues and greens and a warm, bold orange and pink story. Read on for major color inspiration for your fall wardrobe!


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The Blues are Cooler than ever with Denim, Chambray and Inky blue/black trending for Fall!  Great layered head to toe for day and evening, the Blues are excellent “neutral” choices to pair with black and a rainbow of colors.  Saturated to faded, Blue continues to impact fashion across many markets!Untitled-2denimondenim

Burberry Prorsum Fringed Wool-Blend Felt PonchoChloe Crochet-Detail Chambray Shirt | See by Chloe Hooded Patchwork Denim CapeFrame Denim Le Mechanic Flared Jumpsuit | R13 Leather Knee Chap Skinny Jeans | Cushnie et Ochs Navy Viscose Long Sleeved Mini Dress | Delpozo Dark Navy Lambskin Bow HeelsPaul Andrew Taos Fringed Suede Ankle Boots | Stella McCartney Mid-Rise Flare Jeans Oscar de la Renta Navy Jacquard Shirt Dress | Nina Ricci Blue Short Sleeved Frayed Seam KnitHouse of Holland Patchwork Sleeveless Denim DressUntitled-4


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The Blue Greens offer an oasis from the broad strokes of the color wheel this season.   Think Bottle Green to Teal…mint to aqua & Turquoise to Jade…moss to olive…with punctuations from acid lime to neon green!  Designed to work together, this range is often mixed with indigo & denim to charcoal & black in patterns and layers.  Youthful yet elegant this cool pool of color is always refreshingly right!Untitle

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Isabel Marant Etoile Boucle Garbe Coat | J. Mendel Cap Sleeve Leather-Inset Day DressMr. and Mrs. Italy Fur-Lined Canvas Mini Parka | Dolce & Gabbana Tweed Double-Breasted DressManolo Blahnik Okkato PumpsAcne Studios Convertible Wrap Alan Cardigan | Jean-Michel Cazabat Olbia Sandals | Oscar de la Renta Asymmetrical Scarf-Hem Dress Monique Lhullier Sleeveless Floral Embellished Shift Dress | Milly Butterfly Sleeve Stretch Silk Dress

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Fall heats up with a myriad of hot color…saturated to pastel versions of pink, orange, red and violet; assort for head to toe femininity and energized style.  Colorblocking and Layering encourage new mixes within this range. Furry and fluffed to matte and silky fabrics warm up to cool fall weather in these hot tones.Untitled-1

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No21 Cropped Trousers Alexander Wang Prisma Skeletal Leather Backpack | Nike Juvenate Mesh SneakersRED Valentino Scalloped Short Jumpsuit | Alice + Olivia Kip Pleated Chiffon DressDolce & Gabbana Wool-Blend Boucle Coat | Ralph Lauren Purple Label Cable-Knit Cashmere-Mohair Hat | Jimmy Choo Alina Neon Patent-Leather Point-Toe FlatsSaint Laurent Curtis Fringed Suede Jacket | Lisa Perry Sleeveless Wow Dress

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The Bag Report

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The stories keep rolling in from Deb’s semi-annual fashion + design inspiration pilgrimage. Two trends with staying power: the backpack and the crossbody bag. Weren’t sure if you could rock these trends in past seasons? Read on for inspiration.

Backpacks and tiny bags re-emphasize the idea of a hands-free fast paced lifestyle. Urban “hiking” is made better with the addition of the perfect backpack and the micro crossbody bag is effortless and fits perfectly into a tote for the bag in a bag concept. Function meets fashion for both of these bag superstars this season.

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Cross body bags are designed to fit just the essentials and are ideal for dress up and dress down looks.


Have a great weekend! See you Monday, as the Europe debrief continues and we get the latest from the fashion world.

Footwear for the Fall

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Fresh from the streets of Paris, Milan and London! Deb is back and has the major trends highlighted for us. Today we begin with a fall essential, footwear.

street sportOne of the major trends from Deb’s travels were a “Street Sport” footwear look. Cool tennis shoes are all the rage; from Adidas Stan Smith’s to a tried and true Converse hi-top. Neutral colors are important here – navy, tans, black + white, as well as neons and bold hues. It’s practical and comfortable whilst sacrificing no style. The essential look for fall to pull off an effortless, chic look. 2 white adidasIMG_2575

Shop the looks:

Adidas Stan Smith’s | Converse Chuck Taylor | Superga

bootsThe next thing you’ll be needing this fall is a great pair of boots! Not quite the ankle booties we’ve been seeing, midi boots are huge for the fall. Look to pair these with your favorite skinnies or exposed socks/tights with your favorite skirt or dress.

Tomorrow we continue with accessories. Outlining the must-have bags + emerging bag trends from Europe! See you then!!

Behind the Scenes of a SCOUT Photo Shoot

An Interview with SCOUT’s Creative Director and Co-Founder, Deb Waterman Johns

When Deb decided to form SCOUT with her husband, she brought with her a vast array of color and textile industry knowledge and invaluable experience gained working for Vogue. As Deb puts it, it was the eighties and eighties fashion that was a time of complete and utter excess, the most luxe photo shoots and truly the epitome of style and glamour. This unparalleled exposure undoubtedly shapes the way SCOUT continues to evolve. Read on to see how Deb’s dynamic past continues to shape SCOUT’s growth.

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How long have you been doing SCOUT photo shoots?

DWJ: Our first photo shoot was for the Spring 2012 fold out catalog. We paid a family friend $100 to come with us to our photographer’s studio in Baltimore as our very first SCOUT model. It is amazing how far we’ve come in 4 years. #of photoshoots

What is the best part of the photo shoots?

DWJ: I love gathering everything – hate putting it back! So much of what goes into the photo shoots is stuff from our house, my closet, my travels. It’s fun to pull all of these things together – you wouldn’t believe it if you saw it – our entire dining room is just a staging area for the ideas for the next shoot. 6 clothing racks, 16 Rump Roosts full of items I’ve purchased all organized by category. It’s an extension of the office.

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Which photo shoot was your favorite?

DWJ: The 1st because it opened all sorts of possibilities for us and the most recent because we keep pushing the envelope. We have come a long way and it is really fantastic to watch and be involved in the evolution.

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How did you prepare for the “Family Bag” shoot?

The inspiration for the whole “Family Bag” came from Kate, our VP of Creative Engagement. The ideas for conceptual looks + tendencies are where I get involved. I pull the outfits that our models will be wearing and the props. I make sure each shoot is in keeping with SCOUT’s overall look.

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What goes into the looks for each shoot?

DWJ: The looks are based on the destination, products and formality. Where are we? Are we at the beach or are we in a log cabin? What products need to be featured? And then what are we trying to convey.

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What clothes are you pulling for the looks?

DWJ: I start with great basics – I buy a lot of great striped shirts, bright colored jackets and dresses, patterned pants that are color + white. It’s always a mix of high and low, Forever 21 and Prada, the attainable and the inspirational. SCOUT’s signature is an ageless model, dressed in high/low so anyone can look at them and think “it could be me!”

What are your favorite places to pull the looks?

DWJ: H&M, Zara, Forever 21. They all work because they mix with designer stuff.

What are some places you look for inspiration? Who are the people/companies who do it well in your opinion?

DWJ: For inspiration I relate to people who have an identifiable look. Kate Spade, you see their stuff and you know it. Zara, they do minimalist well, it works. Ralph Lauren, very luxe + “more is better” signature style. It’s very convincing and makes people want to be in them.

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Come back tomorrow as we will be continuing our behind the scenes look at the “Family Bag” shoot and the models who partook!

Go Bo 2015: Wild Wild West

gobo new year new themeGo Bo is officially upon us. This years theme: Wild Wild West. The invitation pictured above is designed in house by Deb. Each year’s invitation is another piece of artwork done in Deb’s signature style. She always sets the stage by included outfit inspiration for all of the attendees.Go-Bo-Email-Image

This year is particularly unique for the Wild Wild West theme because western wear is trending heavily in fashion right now. So how about splurging on a piece for your costume that you can wear all season long?


Western Fashion for Fall 2015

Fringed suede, distressed denim& chambray, bandana accessories, western boots and cowboy hats, waistcoat and long vests,native american blanket ponchos,western shirts,native american beading, western belts….all add up to a modern Urban Cowgirl look for fall!

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Let’s just get this out of the way: NO self-respecting cowboy or girl leaves the house without the right hat and belt combo.

Saint Laurent Leather Belt | Forever21 Embossed Band Wool Fedora

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Fringe, anyone? It’s time to embrace the trend; how are you working this into your wardrobe? We hope with this amazing jacket by Free People!

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Current/Elliott On The Fringe Trucker Suede Jacket | Saint Laurent Western Denim Shirt

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Burberry Prorsum Fringed Suede Bucket BagFree People Willow Fringe Hobo | Zara Fringed Messenger Style Bucket

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Lauren Jeans Co. Western Denim Vest | POLO Ralph Lauren Fringed Suede Jacket

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8PM Fringe Poncho Cape

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H&M Denim Skirt Tamara Mellon Fringed Nubuck ShortsZara Fringed Mini Skirt

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And the #fringefetish continues!

P.A.R.O.S.H. ‘Mindy’ Fringed Skirt

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Zara High Heel Leather Ankle Boot with Fringes | Cinzia Araia Fringe Ankle Boots | Saint Laurent New Western Fringed Suede Ankle BootsSaint Laurent Babies Fringed Suede Boots

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Dorm Inspiration: Pink + Black

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This week we’re going inside every college girl’s favorite space: the dorm!

The task of decorating this small area and making it your own can be a daunting one. Luckily, SCOUT has your back – and we graduated summa cum laude in dorm décor. We’ve curated some of the greatest pops of color to make you the envy of your hall.

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Totally Trellis Comforter + Sham Lilly Pulitzer Bedding | Emily + Meritt Heart Sheet Set

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Best Day Ever Throw Pillow by Alexandra FergusonJonathan Adler Needlepoint Throw Pillow | Happily Ever After Throw Pillow by Alexandra Ferguson

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Windsor Floor LampTaylor Desk Lamp

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Not sure about you, but we’re not ready to study until our space is looking pretty. Poppin + SCOUT? A match made in organizational heaven.

Poppin Pink Super Stacked | SCOUT Hang-10 Bin in Back to the Fuschia | Poppin White + Pink Dynamic Duo

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A great towel is a non-negotiable item for the dorm because, last time we checked there was a shortage of claw-footed soaking tubs. We recommend these Lauren Home Wescott Towels.

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The best part of SCOUT’s Hang-10 Bin is their smaller size allows for maximum versatility – keep your papers tidy, organize your makeup, keep your snacks out of plain sight – we could go on, but you’ve already added this to your cart.

 NuMe Classic Wand 25MM | Batiste Dry Shampoo | Revlon Frizz Control Hair Dryer | SCOUT Hang-10 Bin in Fleetwood Blackottoman stool

A small space does not have to sacrifice style – we love the idea of this ottoman for your dorm. The nail-head trim adds a splash of sophistication.

X-Frame Ottoman Stool

While we’re at it – we’ve got a few ideas for adorning yourselves this fall.

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Kate Spade Window Panes Sweater | Zara Leather Jacket

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MARC by Marc Jacobs Enamel Standard Supply Bangle

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Black Huggable Hangers | SCOUT Garmentote in Fleetwood Black

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The Legging Milkyway by Adriano Goldschmied The Bunny Super Black by Alexa Chung for Adriano Goldschmied

shoes

Kate Spade New York Decker Plaid Slip-On Sneaker | N.D.C Made By Hand Buckle-Strap Biker Boots | Kate Spade Saddie Sneakers

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SCOUT Junque Trunk in Hot Pink Floyd

Join us tomorrow as we spell out dorm style in a blue color scheme – you don’t want to miss this.

We Have This Thing With Floors (Part Two)

To continue with our theme of fabulous shoes and their fabulous flooring counterparts we’re highlighting one of our favorite patterns from the line, Whitney Blueston, which comes in a beautiful and brilliant shade of lapis.

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Mat in Whitney Blueston

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Gucci Metallic Leather high-top Sneakers | Converse Chuck Taylor All-Stars

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Saint Laurent ‘Tribute’ Sandals | Nicholas Kirkwood Wedge Booties

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Runner in Whitney Blueston

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Gianvito Rossi Natalie Suede and PVC Sandals

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Repetto Cinderella Flats Manolo Blahnik Hangisi Crystal-Buckle Satin Flat

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Kenzo Logo Espadrilles | Prada Leather Espadrilles

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Dolce & Gabbana Mink Fur and Python Platforms | Dolce & Gabbana Tile Print Sneakers

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Area Rug in Whitney Blueston

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Charlotte Olympia White Marble Pumps | Charlotte Olympia White Marble Kitty Flats

We couldn’t resist this collection by Charlotte Olympia, designed to look like marble flooring. #amazing

Enjoy your weekend! Watch out for us next week as we get into dorm style!

Weekend Aspirations

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Whatever happened to the days of dressing up for travel? The entire travel experience was beautiful; from the airline advertisements to stewardess uniforms to passenger attire – this was an age of sophisticated travel. This weekend we’re feeling nostalgic and seeking some inspiration from glamorous days past to pair with our favorite weekend bag – The Weekender.

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PanAm (1960) | Japan Airlines (1958)

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Grace Kelly, Elizabeth Taylor and Lorraine Day deplaning in 1955.

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JFK and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (1960) | Jayne Mansfield (1957)

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Jane Fonda (1967)

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So, who’s in? Lets get dressed up this weekend. We’ve provided some luxurious looks to get you inspired for your own weekend travels – and they match this weekend’s favorite bag – the Weekender in Lattice Quo!

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Weekender in Lattice Quo

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L to R:

MGSM Asymmetrical Ruffled Hem Dress | Mugler Bonded-Crepe Dress | Vivetta Neoprene Ares Dress | The Row Wool and Silk Blend Coat

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Saloni Cropped Off the Shoulder Karolina Top

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Rochas Wool-Blend Mini Skirt

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Marni Calf Leather Zip Bi-color Pochette

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Dolce & Gabbana Majolica-Print Mesh Pumps | Manolo Blahnik Patterned Suede Ballet Flat

We hope you’re feeling inspired for a chic weekend. See you next week!

The Grecian Key

Check out Versace’s fall 2015 Ready-to-Wear Runway Collection. It embodies everything Grecian through using the Greek key pattern.
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Here are our key inspired picks that are great for gifts, your home, or your wardrobe.

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Wool Throw | Cotton Throw | Pillow Pink Throw Engraved Bracelet | Gold Cutlery

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Bracelet Earrings 

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Skirt Necklace Winged Flats 

We have our own take on the grecian key with our Maze in Manhattan and Glory Maze patterns. We used cool blues to embody Greece’s outdoor culture.

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