Fall Fashion Staples – Closet Confessions

As the “chilly” season approaches, the fashion at Scheels is just warming up. Fall brings boots, chunky sweaters and a staple-layering piece: scarves. Adding boots or a scarf to any outfit can instantly turn the look from summer to autumn.

Chunky sweaters are back and we couldn’t be more excited. When looking for the perfect fall sweater, choose something warm in color (deep colors of red, brown, green, and blue) and chunky knit in aesthetics. Cable knits are a great way to add volume to a solid color sweater without looking bulky. The more oversized a sweater is, the more you can add additional layering. For a comfy, low-key look; pair an oversized sweater with skinny denim jeans and a knee-high boot.

Cold weather booties and boots have become a staple item for every woman’s closet. Boots are best paired with a legging or denim jean. When worn with leggings, boots should be mid-calf or knee-high. This helps cover the calf and disguise the leg-thickening effect leggings can create. When pairing with denim jeans, riding boots are best. This provides a more polished and classic look. When searching for the perfect fall boot, keep color and accents in mind. Deep fall colors are again best, especially when accented with copper buckles.

A scarf is the perfect accessory for fall. Whether thick or thin, this piece is a must have. The best way to wear a scarf is to loosely drape it around your neck letting the ends fall free, leaving a generous gap between your neck and the fabric. As the weather turns colder, a snugger wrap-around is best. Another way to wear it is to form a knot near the bottom. This looks best with a thicker weaved scarf. To amp up your look, choose a scarf with a pattern (plaid is popular) or multiple colors (watercolor). To tone it down, choose a longer scarf with a solid color. This allows for a cozier look, whether going to a game or simply out for a stroll.

Attain that perfect fall look by expanding your closet to include sweaters, boots and scarves. These three pieces can finish off any outfit that needs a fresh look for autumn. The tips and tricks above will have you looking cozy and keep you warm as the winter season approaches.

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Shred in Style with Burton this Winter

Now that the holidays are over, it’s time to relax a little and focus on our favorite winter activities. One of the most popular sports during the snowy months is snowboarding, so SCHEELS is here with the best gear packages to get you out on the slopes.

 

MEN’S


For action-packed pop and lightweight performance, we’ve chosen the Men’s Process Flying V board. The upgraded Super Fly II™ core creates an even lighter, lift-off-ready deck, while Squeezebox core profiling transfers energy towards the tip and tail for snappier ollies and effortless stability. The process is suited for the freestyler, but is still capable of all-mountain action as proven by the pros. This board is available in select SCHEELS stores only.

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FEATURES:

BEND: Camber. Powerful, poppy, and precise. Offering a snappy suspension, camber distributes weight evenly over the entire length of the board for smooth, continuous edge control from tip to tail.

SHAPE: Twin Shape, perfectly symmetrical for a balanced ride that’s equally versatile when ridden regular or switch.

FLEX: Twin Flex. The flex is perfectly symmetrical from tip to tail for a balanced ride that’s equally versatile regular or switch.

CORE:  Super Fly II™ Core. Stronger and lighter woods target specific areas of the core to provide pop, strength, and reduced weight. Further optimized for float in the free ride focused boards, and strength in our park-focused boards.

Dualzone™ EGD™. The wood grain is positioned along the toe and heel edges on two continuous zones, perpendicular to the rest of the wood core, for consistent edge-hold and added strength.

BASE: Sintered Base. Durable and highly porous, get added durability and superior wax absorption for greater overall glide.

FIBERGLASS: Triax™ Fiberglass.  Versatile flex and response for everything from mini to mega shred.

SIDEWALLS: Frostbite Edges.  Introduced by Burton long before all the hype about wavy “serrated knife” edges, Frostbite extends out slightly beneath your bindings for tremendous edge-hold on hard, icy conditions. Powerful when you need them, playful when you don’t, Frostbite Edges are hungry for hard-pack while remaining smooth, flowing, and forgiving.

 

 

 

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Squeezebox. This patent-pending technology improves pop and performance through the balance of thicker, more powerful core sections with thinner, more flexible sections. Rider energy is transferred outward from beneath the feet, energizing the tip and tail while making the board snappier, more stable, and easier to manipulate.

The Channel™. The Channel is snowboarding’s ultimate connection, offering the fastest, easiest way to mount your bindings with the most stance options possible. It’s also compatible with all major binding companies, so why settle for anything less? NEW for 2014, all boards featuring The Channel are backed by a three-year warranty.

Scoop. This exaggerated tip and tail scooping turns up the edges for a looser, more forgiving feel that adds catch-free fun when riding everything from a knee-high box to neck-deep pow.

Pro-Tip™. A tapered tip and tail thickness reduces swing weight for easier mobility.

Infinite Ride™. This Burton-exclusive technology allows them to maximize pop and strength by overbuilding the board, then putting it in a machine that breaks in the board for you.

We recommend these bindings and boots to go along with the Men’s Process Flying V. We’re also running a package deal in-store right now which includes the bindings below and the Men’s Process board. Please contact the store nearest you for availability.

Screen Shot 2014-12-29 at 11.55.35 AMDestroy all-terrain with the lightweight legend built to send your skills higher. Burton’s most time-honored binding, the Custom redefines your riding with stepped up flex and feel, best-in-class comfort, and unmatched abilities on all terrain. One of Jake Burton’s favorites for its surfy freedom, this classic is for riders in search of an upgrade in performance over the Freestyle.

  • BASEPLATE: Single-Component Baseplate Construction, Lightweight, Bomb-Proof Polycarbonate, Re:Flex™, Compatible with all Major Mounting Systems
  • HI-BACK: Single-Component Hi-Back Construction, Living Hinge™ Hi-Back, Zero Forward Lean HI-Back, Canted Hi-Back Design, DialFLAD™
  • STRAPS: Lushstrap™, Primo Capstrap™
  • CUSHIONING: Re:Flex FullBED Cushioning System

Screen Shot 2014-12-29 at 11.55.47 AMThe world’s bestselling boot. Lightweight and warmer than ever with comfort you can feel from the start.  On the feet of more riders than any other boot, the Burton Moto™ offers top-tier comfort and ease of use, at a price that’s hard to beat. Make record time from lodge to lift line with hassle-free Speed Zone™ lacing, spoil your dogs with Total Comfort for a broken-in feel right out of the box, and cushion every bump with the featherweight DynoLITE Outsole. Sleeping Bag heat-reflective foil defies cold weather by capturing and radiating body warmth back at you. As the softest, most forgiving men’s Speed Zone boot Burton makes, the Moto’s proven comfort will improve your skills as you explore the entire mountain.
Features:

  • LACING: Speed Zone™ Lacing System for True Zonal Lacing Control
  • FLEX / RESPONSE: Shrinkage™ Footprint Reduction Technology, Soft Flex Tongue
  • CUSHIONING / TRACTION: DynoLite Outsole, NEW Sleeping Bag Reflective Foil, Total Comfort Construction, Snow-Proof Internal Gusset, Level 1 Molded EVA Footbed, The World’s Bestselling Snowboard Boot 13 Years Running
  • LINER: Imprint™ 1 Liner with Integrated Lacing
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WOMEN’S


Snowboarding never felt so easy with the most forgiving women’s board ever built.  Hands down the easiest board out there, the Burton Genie is perfect for aspiring riders looking to build a foundation before moving on to a more performance-oriented deck like the Social or Feather. Easy Rider combines a soft, mellow flex with a convex base for a virtually-catch free riding experience, while Flat Top provides a stable platform that’s effortless to turn. The Channel™ mounting system gives you the easiest, most adjustable setup with any binding out there (not just Burton’s). This board is available in select SCHEELS stores only.unnamed copy

 

 

FEATURES:

BEND: Flat Top.  A flat profile between the feet means stability, better balance, and continuous edge control. The tip and tail kick up with an early rise outside the feet for the catch-free, loose feeling you’d expect from rocker.

SHAPE: Twin Shape. Perfectly symmetrical for a balanced ride that’s equally versatile when ridden regular or switch. Jib, spin, stomp, and butter with a greater balance of freestyle mobility and cat-like stability no matter which way you point it.

FLEX: Twin Flex. The flex is perfectly symmetrical from tip to tail for a balanced ride that’s equally versatile regular or switch.

CORE: Fly® Core. Our classic tip to tail wood core, constantly improved upon in terms of flex, feel, pop, and strength.

BASE: Extruded Base. Speed, strength, and graphical pop in a base that requires little maintenance. Pass your friends without even waxing.

FIBERGLASS: Biax™. Fiberglass Features a jib-friendly, torsionally soft flex and forgiving, park-friendly feel.

 

DESIGN FEATURES:

Easy Rider gives riders an incredibly soft and forgiving board that’s virtually impossible to catch an edge on. With a convex base that lifts the edges off the snow and a super soft flex, these boards make it easy to learn balance and board control.

The Channel™. The Channel is snowboarding’s ultimate connection, offering the fastest, easiest way to mount your bindings with the most stance options possible. It’s also compatible with all major binding companies, so why settle for anything less?

NEW for 2014, all boards featuring The Channel are backed by a three-year warranty.

We recommend these bindings and boots to go along with the Burton Genie. We’re also running a package deal in-store right now which includes the bindings below and the Burton Genie board. Please contact the store nearest you for availability.

Screen Shot 2014-12-29 at 11.37.06 AMSoft support and comfort from snowboarding’s easiest riding women’s binding. For the Citizen, power and pleasure come together to create the softest, easiest riding women’s binding in snowboarding. Re:Flex™ tech in the baseplate cranks up comfort and compatibility for a smoother flexing package that’s easy to setup and adjust with all major snowboard mounting systems. The lightweight design includes features like FullBED cushioning for plush and comfortable all-day action. Combining learning-friendly progression, season-saving comfort, and a price that won’t break the bank, the Citizen truly is a binding that will make you a better rider.

  • BASEPLATE: Lightweight, Bomb-Proof Polycarbonate, Re:Flex™, Compatible with all Major Mounting Systems
  • HI-BACK: Soft Flexing, Ultra-Lightweight Single-Component Hi-Back Construction, MicroFLAD™
  • STRAPS: Women’s-Specific True Fit™ Design, Lushstrap, Adaptastrap
  • CUSHIONING: Re:Flex FullBED Cushioning System

Screen Shot 2014-12-29 at 11.37.26 AMThe world’s bestselling boot. Lightweight, warm, and easy with a broken-in fit you can feel from the start.  You can’t argue with the facts: more women choose the Burton Mint than any other snowboard boot. Whether riding a few times a week or a few times a year, a boot that keeps you warm and happy is essential. For this reason, we upped the comfort in 2015 with Sleeping Bag reflective foil to defy cold weather by capturing and radiating body heat back at you. Mainstays like Burton’s exclusive Total Comfort give you a fit that feels perfectly broken in right out of the box. The softest, most forgiving women’s boot Burton makes, the Mint’s proven security is sure to keep you happy after hours of on-hill action.

  • LACING: Speed Zone™ Lacing System for True Zonal Lacing Control
  • FLEX / RESPONSE: Soft Flex Tongue
  • CUSHIONING / TRACTION: Women’s-Specific True Fit™ Design, DynoLite Outsole, NEW Sleeping Bag Reflective Foil, Total Comfort Construction, Snow-Proof Internal Gusset, Level 1 Molded EVA Footbed, The World’s Bestselling Women’s Boot 11 Years Running
  • LINER: Imprint™. 1 Liner with Integrated Lacing

 

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2014 Holiday Gift Guide

As the holiday season nears closer, so does crunch-time for finding the perfect gift for every person on your list. In true SCHEELS fashion, our team of merchandise experts wanted to alleviate some of the stressful shopping this season can bring by outlining the hottest gift picks for the whole family.

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Fall Sweaters & Boots

Here’s a breakdown of the essential transitional pieces as you migrate your wardrobe from fall to winter. I’ll outline the best footwear and outerwear to ensure you stay stylish and warm throughout the seasons.

If you’re searching for style and practicality, these boots are the perfect combination of both.

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The North Face Nuptse Purna Boot is sure to keep you looking great, even in freezing temperatures.  In classic black, this boot will go well with all of your winter wardrobe.  The Sorel Tofino Winter Boot offers another great color option, and a quilted look adds interest to the boots.  These boots, with waxed canvas and leather shell will keep you warm and dry all winter long.  If you are looking for a dark brown boot, then look no further than the Northside Kathmandu Boot, featuring a D-ring lacing system to ensure a snug fit that keeps the snow out.

If you prefer a simple and classic tan boot, here are some fabulous options.

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The UGG Elsa Boot provides a twist on a classic, featuring the cream colored top and laces.  This waterproof boot delivers urban street style and offers all the luxury and comfort you would expect from Ugg.   Relaxed buckles are taken to a new level on the Not Rated Cow Love Boot, offering style and comfort for all day wear.   The chic Cobb Hill Peyton Boot boasts equestrian flair, an adjustable double buckle complimented by a full zipper closure.  This boot also features a reliable no pinch Lycra calf panel, for the perfect fit every time.

Don’t forget your Button Down Boot Socks which pair beautifully with so many different boot options.

Looking to add a bit of sass to your cold weather wardrobe?  These sweaters are perfect for you!

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Nothing is better than an owl who winks at you in the mirror, and this Woolrich Owl Motif Mohair Crew Sweater is perfect for showing off your playful side.  Another great pullover options is Soybu Samantha Sweater.  Made for your life, this lightweight, wide neck sweater features a hi-lo hem, and will keep you warm through the season.  This Roxy White Caps Stripe Sweater, featuring an oversided hood, is the perfect combination of black and white.  Not your ordinary sweater, this option from Roxy is shows off features such as a deep V neckline, and front pouch pocket.

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If you prefer an open front cardigan style sweater, we have just the thing for you!  The Billabong Loosen Up Cardigan brings a splash of color to your cold weather outfit, featuring an asymmetrical hem that is finished off with perfect tassel detailing.  Prefer a more simple style?  The Roxy Same Old Feeling Sweater is a lightweight cardigan inspired option, with a loose knit, and a short sleeve.  This option comes in two neutral hues, both of which will compliment your existing winter wardrobe.  The Billabong Between the Lines Cardigan is available in four colors.  This sweater features a cascading open front, which is accented with side pockets and mesh detailing at the neckline.

 

 

 

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Fall Color Palette

FALL COLOR PALETTE

Fall is a time to celebrate warm hues, and cozy attire.  Oxblood, and variations on the color, is the quintessential color of the season.  Bundling up in crimson, raspberry, or oxblood will keep your winter wardrobe effortless.  Have fun with the current cold weather trends, and experiment with this darker color palette.

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The blouse on the left, by Sanctuary, provides a modern twist on a retro style.  A brilliant pattern, and the use of velvet at the neckline, makes for a fantastically unique top.  Contrast the lightweight top with a think knit scarf, which will pull your look together.

Prefer more layering?  The Hurley plaid on the right is perfect under a Billabong cardigan.  The slouchy neckline on the sweater offers a great alternative to an basic cardigan.  Stripes at the hem of the sweater will also take this look up a notch.

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Dresses are a fantastic piece to layer with in the fall.  A nearly weightless floral print dress, as seen here on the left, is a fabulous option for dressing up during cold months.  Pair this Jack dress with some tights, and terrific boots for a date or party outfit.  A bead and chain necklace will complete your delicate look, without overdoing it.

Thicker dresses are also a beautiful option for a fall occasion.  The cowl dress on the right, by Mountain Hardwear, is a superb garment for more warmth in the cold.  Again, paired with tights and chic boots, this is perfect for outdoor activities in the crisp autumn air.  A simple belt at the natural waistline and necklace will finish off your ensemble.

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Boots are another great way to wear oxblood this season.  A calf-high boot from Yellowbox is wonderful for many casual outings, and the straps and buckles add interest to an otherwise simple design.  If you want to add a bit more sass to your outfit, choose a heeled boot.  This pair by Chinese Laundry will help command attention for your chic ensemble.  Flat booties are great for cuffed jeans or trousers.  Franco Sarto has refined the traditional look of a bootie, and created something elegant.

Show us how you wear darker colors this season, on Instagram using the tag #ScheelsStyle.

 

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