Animal spots and stripes continue for Fall/Winter 2010-11. Our favorites were often re-colored and re-scaled and were twinned with classic flannels, camel hair, and denim. Go Cat Go is the perfect accessory for your daily life at home and on the go. We love the bright orange accent featured in the Got Issues?  and Hang-10 and know they will bring a vibrant chic to your life.  If animal patterns seem a little dramatic, try one item like a belt, a bag, or a shoe with an all solid ensemble and test the waters. Like tartans, animal patterns are classics, and it’s up to you to decide how much you want to introduce them into your world.

Mad for Plaid

Back in the states after a whirlwind trip through the Fashion Capitals of Europe, here are some of our favorite trends and finds from across the pond. The fashion directions discovered in Europe support the Fall/Winter Scout line and offer inspirational ideas about new ways to wear classics and avant-garde looks.

Tartans are more potent than ever, traditionally, rendered or re-colored, and rescaled for a stronger fashion point of view. Our favorites were found in all of the fashion cities on accessories and RTW in mixes with contemporary materials, such as denim, leather, and metallics. Some of our favorite interpretations of tartan were a muffler designed by Comme des Garcons, which features patchwork tartans and the sheer chiffon patchwork tartan blouses from Sport Max.

Borrowed from the Boys

 There is no reason women can’t wear men’s clothing if they know where to go and how to buy it. We’re not talking about going to get a suit and a tie, but cashmere sweaters, blazers, oxfords, and more.

Juicy Couture Tweed Boyfriend Blazer

Bruce II Handkint Vest

Steven Alan Rolled Sleeve Plaid Shirt

ASOS Skinny Boyfriend Belt

Bowler Hat

AG Cropped Boyfriend Khakis

Knitted Aran Cardigan

Uniqlo Cashmere V-neck Sweater

Men’s Watch



The Little Black Dress

Michael Kors Tulip-Hem Stretch Jersey Dress

Prada Pleated Techno Dress

Bella Freud Boom Wool Intarsia Sweater Dress

Moschino Cheap and Chic Ostrich-trimmed Tank Dress

3.1 Phillip Lim Embellished Lace Overlay Dress

Vivienne Westwood Dancing-silk Charmeuse Dress

Nanette Lepore Secret Agent Dress

The Best Places to Get Basics: Winter Coats



1.  Martin Grant Tweed Belted Coat

2. Maxmara Alpaca Camel Coat

3. Zara High Collar Double Breasted Coat

4.Milly Wool-Blend Coat

5. Marc Jacobs Wool-Blend Coat

6. Zara Coat with Wrap Around Collar

7. Kate Spade Mona Coat

The Best Places to Get Basics: Tee Shirts and Turtlenecks


Wolford Turtleneck

Three Dots Tee Shirt

Petit Bateau Tee Shirt

Michael Stars Crewneck

Hanes Relaxed Fit Tee Shirt

James Perse Tee Shirt

Ralph Lauren Cotton Turtleneck



Salty and Sweet Food Specialists

To end this week’s theme of food specialists, we’re featuring our favorite salty and sweet options. From DC burger joints to NYC noodle shops, you’ll need some sweetness in your life to complement these salty dishes.

Momofuku Noodle Bar

Ray’s Hell Burger