Be prepared: Boy Scout style

Eryn Behan

Eryn Behan

A boy scout aesthetic inspires the latest trend for autumn/winter 10/11 as a modern take on the youth movement hits the streets. Mudpie/Ginger Trend Consulting’s Eryn Behan reports.

 Eryn Behan is director of Ginger Trend Consulting, the exclusive agent for UK trend forecaster Mudpie and its online platform MPDClick, and a provider of fashion forecast services and consumer insight trends to the fashion and interior design industries throughout Australasia.

Traditional boy scout campaign hats and knitted round neck jumpers are essential for autumn winter 10/11, while a khaki wax jacket is the key outerwear item for the season.

The season’s runways see a more sophisticated take on the trend with ultra long-line knitted cardigans and full length tailored trousers in neutral hues. Pocket laden shirts appeared along with lace up working boots, keeping that utility aesthetic.

In-store, opt for a tailored utility shirt in khaki green with navy tailored cropped trousers and a brown leather satchel. Choose lace up hiking boots over knitted knee socks for that boy scout look, while the must have accessory is an all over print neck-scarf and that signature woggle knot.


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