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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Image Credit: Style.com

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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Grecian Style: The One Shoulder Look

We love the one shoulder look inspired by toga wearing Greek goddesses. The breezy wear is perfect for this August heat no matter where your travels take you. We especially love to wear this style near the water, where the we can soak up some sun and feel the ocean air.
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Drape Top
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Want to sway away from your classic LBD? Try this one shoulder jumpsuit instead!
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Gown | Orange Toga
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Maxi Dress | White Gown 
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cretePhotos (of the beaches of Crete) courtesy of our very own Kate Kegan, VP of Sales & Creative Engagement.

Grecian Influences: Layers

Travels to Greece gave us great insight into the Grecian influences on fashion. Layers are something we love and can attribute to the ancient Greeks.
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Playsuit | Cape Top 
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Scarf Dress
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Top | Skirt | Gown

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Dress Cape Top (also featured above!)

The best part about layers is they can be dressed up or down. We decided to dress ours down and wear them to cafes in Greece. Layers are perfect for Greece’s outdoor culture centered around the sunny weather.

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Right Off the Runway: Grecian Drapes

This week we are focusing on the season-less aspect of fall fashion. Grecian art and culture has been  a huge fashion influence for modern day styles due to the flattering drapery inspired by ancient grecian clothing. Simplicity and function were important for Greek men and women, partially because of the summer heat in Greece. Fabric, typically a light linen, was folded, pleated, and draped around the body to create a tunic like dress that was made to keep cool but look finished. Today, we associate drapery, tunics, and even peplums, which are derived from the Greek peplos or women’s tunics, with Greece and will forever be indebted to Greece for its immense influence on modern fashion.
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Ruffled Dress Wrap Dress | Drape Dress
Just because the Greeks wore drapes for comfort and simplicity doesn’t mean the style is limited to just that. These cocktail dresses are great for a gala or night out on town.
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The perfect day dress can be drapes yet still have a tailored look. color
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We’re taking advice from the ancient Greeks and loving their use of neutrals and earth tones.
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 Top |Pants | Sweater | Espadrilles 
For a go-to Grecian inspired outfit we love this combo.
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Turtleneck | Cardigan
Drapes aren’t just for summer. Carry these pieces over to your fall and winter wardrobe with these chic drape sweaters.

Great Escape: Whidbey Island, WA

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The Inn at Langley | The Oyster Catcher | Explore Whidbey’s Downtown | The Spoiled Dog Winery

  Photo Credit: The Inn at Langley | Yelp | The Examiner  clothing

For Whidbey Island we went with All Saints for an edgy, urban look that’s seasonless for this little town outside of Seattle. Featuring the Original Deano, Walk the Vine and 3-Way Bag, Black Canvas

1. Hot Pants, Light Indigo 2. Mellon Tank 3. Brooklyn Leather Biker Jacket 4. Perth Wedges 5. Dace Sandals 6. Turo Vi Dress 7. Denim Curtis Jacket 8. Boys Jeans, Indigo 9. Featured SCOUT 10. Featured SCOUT

Great Escape: Palm Springs

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Photo Credit: The Ace Hotel | Retail Design Blog | The Parker | Coachella Valley Preserve

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We’re loving hippy layering for desert dressing in Palm Springs featuring SCOUT’s Oh Bucket, Shell Yeah

1. Left of Center: Long Beach Pullover 2. Featured SCOUT 3. Trina Turk Tropicalia Bikini 4. Left of Center: Dripped Kiri Tee 5. Spectra Scarf 6. Maypol Skipper Platino Espadrilles 7. Mother Charmer Jeans  8. Maypol Satsuma Espadrille Sneakers 9. Amadi Tibby Swing Tank  

Great Escape: Martha’s Vineyard

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Photo Credit: Tablet The Hob Knob |  MY Times | Martha’s Vineyard Vacation Tips | Vineyard Square Hotel 

Martha's VineyardCalypso St. Barth is great for a relaxing long weekend spent at Martha’s Vineyard soaking up some sun! Featured SCOUT: Packin’ Heat, Pooler Opposites (see other patterns of the same product) & Daytripper, House of Chards

1. Maceo Hand Embellished Cotton Gauze Dress 2. Featured SCOUT 3. Martina Cotton Blend Hat  4. Hermosa Striped Linen Sweater  5. Bianca Chunky Turquoise Stone Necklace 6. Zinc Linen Wedge Sandal 7. Tembla Bead Encrusted String Bikini 8. Turquoise Diamond Seed Bracelet 9. Tienne Printed Cotton Gauze Tank 10. Featured SCOUT 11. Destructed White Stilt Denim 

Great Escape: Portland, Maine

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Photo Credits: The Danforth Inn | Map and Menu | Portland’s Downtown District one stop shopping- Lucky Brand

One stop shopping is the way to go when planning your destination wardrobe. Some of our favorite fashion purveyors are listed above. Lucky Brand is iconic with a casual, 70’s essence that’s perfect for an escape to the Maine.

Featured SCOUT: Scoutrigger, Navy Canvas 

1. Endless Tank 2. Woodblock Border Top 3.Nightt Booties 4. Multi Beaded Bracelet 5. Ventura Jacket 6. Featured SCOUT 7. Brooke Skinny  8. Emmie Flats

The Great Escape: Euro Traveler

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Featured SCOUT Travel Bags: 1. Oh Buck It, Navy Canvas 6. Crown Jewels, Walk the Vine 13. Duffy, Black Canvas

2. Chuck Taylor Sneakers 3. Zara, Fabric Plimsoll 4. Prada, Turnlock Slingback Sandals 5. Calypso, Ombre Scarf 7. Burberry London, Cashmere Coat 8. Zara, Leather Sandals 9. Burberry Brit, Linen Jacket 10. J Brand Jeans, White Skinny  11. AG, Legging Ankle Jeans 12. Metallic Draped Cardigan

The Great Escape: Island Hopping

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Featured SCOUT Travel Bags & Accessories: 2. Original Deano, Shuck No 4. 3-Way Bag, Captain Hooked 7. Carry-All Bin, Anchor Management  11. Selfie, Vine Cooler

1. Prada Patent Thong Sandal 3. Calypso, Keyhole One Piece 5. Hermes, Printed Towel 6. Emilio Pucci, Fringed Cotton-blend Jacquard Coverup 8. Calypso, Printed Cotton Dress 9. Chinti & Parker, Printed Stripe T-shirt 10. Eres, Bikini 12. Jimmy Choo, Leather Thong Sandal 13. Splendid, Lace Trim Pullover