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28 Western & English Today LATE SPRING 2015 SCARF: For crisp spring mornings, there's nothing like fashion f air around the neck. From O'Shaughnessey by Sara Griot, the Molly scarf is 100 percent cashmere and incredibly lightweight. "It's a perfect accessory to add to dress up an everyday outf t," Griot says. "Customers love it! I think scarves have become more of a statement piece, not really an accessory always meant for warmth. Women are wearing beautiful scarves for the sole purpose of dressing up an outf t—so more fashion than function." T e Molly scarf in ivory with charcoal contrast has an MSRP of $238. In the fall, it will also be available in gray, fuchsia and dark blue, all with charcoal, Griot says. "Inspiration for the line's scarf colors and patterns came from the beautiful fabri cs that we're using for the spring and fall 2015 collections," she says. QUICK-CHANGE Artistry Take your customers from the barn to town in style with these five easy options. by Stephanie Stephens D oes this sound like your customer: leave work, race to the barn, ride horse, plan dinner on way home, then realize fridge is bare, so detour to the market? Trouble is, she doesn't want to look like she just lef the barn. So show her how one fabulous, multitasking piece can transform her image from that of a grimy gal with breeches soiled in pursuit of that next championship to one of a perennially fashionable woman-about-town. Before your customers head to the register, suggest an item from one of these f ve categories for an easy add-on sale. SCHOOLING SKIRT: A schooling skirt is a great idea whose time has come, so leave it to Kerrits — known for "fun" — to interpret the concept for fall 2015. Add a layer of fun, feminine style and warmth over breeches in this quilted skirt, cut to f atter any f gure. It's perfect as an extra seat warmer at clinics, or for wearing to work for a quick change later. T is clever number features stretch side panels and handy pockets to store essentials. Riders can strut their skirt stuf in bronze plaid, pepper plaid, arctic plaid or black in sizes XS through XL and at MSRP $69. "Just like yoga wear has become part of women's wardrobes, equestrian women have found this to be a great option as part of the 'exercise wear' trend," Kerrits president Kerri Kent says.

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