Dorm Essentials

the essential dorm packing list

We have compiled the ultimate packing list of dorm essentials to make sure everyone is getting off to school on the right foot. From the bed to the bathroom – we’ve got you covered.

4 boys bag 4 boys bagWhether you’re loading up the car or heading to the airport – you need the 4 boys bag. It can handle whatever you (or United Airlines) throw it’s way.

SCOUT 4 Boys Bag in Lattice Quouniversity of southern california dormWe love Gussie’s dorm at USC in Los Angeles! It’s simple and our blues flow nicely in here. She has a Dirty Myrtle and some Hang-10 Bins on her shelves.IMG_1637 SCOUT Hang-10 Bin | SCOUT Dirty MyrtleRadford DormWhen Marykate was packing up for sophomore year at Radford University, she knew she was going to need some heavy duty rugs to accommodate the foot traffic of all the roommates. Look no further! These rugs are machine washable for an instant refresh to have them looking like new.

Ocean Zen Mat | Nautical Knots MatIMG_1640Kiel’s dorm at University of Richmond! We love the Junque Trunk for perfect under-bed storage.

SCOUT Junque TrunkFullSizeRenderEliza’s amazing dorm room at SMU! We love the Rump Roost Medium she has used under her bed. It’s size is perfect to accommodate a ton of stuff but also tuck away easily.

SCOUT Rump Roost MediumIMG_6447Audrey uses her Rump Roost’s at Fairfield University as the obvious choice for dorm storage.IMG_6450SCOUT Rump Roost Medium | SCOUT Rump Roost Large

Have photos of SCOUT in your dorm? We wanna see! Email megan@scoutbags.com

Dorm Inspiration: Shades of Blue

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This season touts some amazing blues so it is no surprise that college girls everywhere have opted for a neutral, laid back, feminine style in shades of blue. Excuse me while I toot our own horn for a moment, but we are dorm décor experts, so you’re in good hands. We’ve hand selected the best of the best to make sure your dorm is aaaaaaaamazing.

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We love this geometric design in a smaller scale that gives it a textural look. It’s a perfect balance between a dimensional, pop of color and a neutral that you’ll be loving all year long!

Serena & Lily Geo Quilt + Sham

sheets

West Elm Polka Dot Sheet Set | Serena & Lily Fouta Stripe Sheet Set

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Duvet Cover Set | Lucky Clover Reversible Duvet Cover + ShamDuvet Cover Set

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An oft overlooked dorm purchase – don’t forget lighting! We love this brass desk lamp for a retro luxe feel. A fun complement to your shades of blue look!

CB2 Carpenter Brass Table Lamp

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Like we said – SCOUT + Poppin = a match made in organizational heaven.

SCOUT Hang-10 Bin in Teal Magnolias | Poppin Navy Starter Set

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Go ahead, throw a monogram on there.

West Elm Prep Stripe Euro Sham

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Jonathan Adler never disappoints with his home accents. Stir up a little wanderlust with this Grecian inspired throw and a pillow that will have you rethinking your study abroad locale.

Greek Key Alpaca Throw | Capri Needlepoint Throw Pillow

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Appliquéd Linen & Jute Pouf | Calypso St. Barth Oasis Indoor/Outdoor Pouf

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SCOUT Rump Stump in Jersey BoysBumble and Bumble Don’t Blow It | Josie Maran Argan Oil Hair Serum | Harry Josh Detangling BrushButtercup the Blow Dryer

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Garnet Hill Offset Stripe Towels

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We love the look of a good blazer. Dress it up or down. Done.

J. Crew Rhodes Blazer in Italian Wool

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SCOUT Garmentote in Glory Maze | Container Store White Wooden Hangers

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You’ve got your blazer – now pair with these looks we love.

J. Crew Collection Cashmere Boyfriend V-Neck Sweater Kate Spade Catch Me if You Can Tee

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Need a fresh idea for dressing down that amazing new blazer? Look no further.

Zara Slouchy Dungarees

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When it comes to fit, you can’t compromise with denim, and Adriano Goldschmied never forces us to. We’re also loving this denim shirtdress from the Alexa Chung for AG collection. AC + AG? We’re into it.

Adriano Goldschmied The Legging Ankle | The Pixie Lonestar, Alexa Chung for AG

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Women’s New Balance for J. Crew 620 Sneakers

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SCOUT Rump Roost Large in House of Chard

Your dorm looks good. You look good. You can thank us later. Tomorrow we’ll be covering the ins and out from our recent move in’s and THE list of packing essentials. You don’t want to miss it.

Dorm Inspiration: Pink + Black

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This week we’re going inside every college girl’s favorite space: the dorm!

The task of decorating this small area and making it your own can be a daunting one. Luckily, SCOUT has your back – and we graduated summa cum laude in dorm décor. We’ve curated some of the greatest pops of color to make you the envy of your hall.

bedding

Totally Trellis Comforter + Sham Lilly Pulitzer Bedding | Emily + Meritt Heart Sheet Set

pillows

Best Day Ever Throw Pillow by Alexandra FergusonJonathan Adler Needlepoint Throw Pillow | Happily Ever After Throw Pillow by Alexandra Ferguson

lamps!

Windsor Floor LampTaylor Desk Lamp

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Not sure about you, but we’re not ready to study until our space is looking pretty. Poppin + SCOUT? A match made in organizational heaven.

Poppin Pink Super Stacked | SCOUT Hang-10 Bin in Back to the Fuschia | Poppin White + Pink Dynamic Duo

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A great towel is a non-negotiable item for the dorm because, last time we checked there was a shortage of claw-footed soaking tubs. We recommend these Lauren Home Wescott Towels.

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The best part of SCOUT’s Hang-10 Bin is their smaller size allows for maximum versatility – keep your papers tidy, organize your makeup, keep your snacks out of plain sight – we could go on, but you’ve already added this to your cart.

 NuMe Classic Wand 25MM | Batiste Dry Shampoo | Revlon Frizz Control Hair Dryer | SCOUT Hang-10 Bin in Fleetwood Blackottoman stool

A small space does not have to sacrifice style – we love the idea of this ottoman for your dorm. The nail-head trim adds a splash of sophistication.

X-Frame Ottoman Stool

While we’re at it – we’ve got a few ideas for adorning yourselves this fall.

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Kate Spade Window Panes Sweater | Zara Leather Jacket

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MARC by Marc Jacobs Enamel Standard Supply Bangle

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Black Huggable Hangers | SCOUT Garmentote in Fleetwood Black

bottoms

The Legging Milkyway by Adriano Goldschmied The Bunny Super Black by Alexa Chung for Adriano Goldschmied

shoes

Kate Spade New York Decker Plaid Slip-On Sneaker | N.D.C Made By Hand Buckle-Strap Biker Boots | Kate Spade Saddie Sneakers

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SCOUT Junque Trunk in Hot Pink Floyd

Join us tomorrow as we spell out dorm style in a blue color scheme – you don’t want to miss this.

We Have This Thing with Floors

The thing we love most about our rugs is their crisp, bright colors that totally activate a boring space. They are an instant breath of fresh air that will help you liven up any space. Yes, of course, they’re 100% machine washable, non-skid and low profile so they fit under just about every door and easily into any space. But, we can talk about that any day! Today we kind of wanted to brag about the new patterns and how amazing they look on rugs. These new designs have us all kinds of inspired – you know, like those bright pumps you saw at the store and thought “How amazing are these? But where will I wear them?” We like to think of our bright flooring as the easy solution.

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 Jimmy Choo ‘Anouk’ Pumps | Oscar de la Renta Suede and Patent Pumps

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Red Valentino Rubber Stud Boots

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Alejandro Ingelmo ‘Tron’ Hi-Top Sneakers | P.A.R.O.S.H. Sneakers

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Manolo Blahnik Okkato Pumps | Jimmy Choo ‘Agnes’ Pumps

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Joshua Sanders Metallic SneakersRene Caovilla Crystal-Embellished Suede Espadrille

nikes

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 32 Mesh Sneakers | New Balance 696 Leather Trainer

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Area Rug in Teal Magnolias

Mudroom Redecoration

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For a simple update to our mudroom we love the idea of a fresh coat of paint. We’re loving light blues and greens as a perfect backdrop for all of the stuff that belongs in the mudroom. The mudroom can be a chaotic throwing ground – but it doesn’t have to be! Let us show you some of our favorite colors to calm the space and some of our favorite storage pieces to contain the chaos.

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Martha Stewart’s Neutral Picks

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Image Credit: DecorPad

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Behr – Blue Me Away

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We love Farrow and Ball’s Light Blue. Image Credit: SettingForFour.com

Now that you’ve got your neutral space all worked out – let us provide you with the essential pops of color!

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Louis Poulsen Doo-Wop Pendant Light

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Loll Designs Step StoolKartell Upper Step Ladder

Great function and style meet in these covered bins offering a fashionable lift to the heart of your home.

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Jonathan Adler Nixon Alpaca Throw

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Jonathan Adler Mykonos Doris Throw Pillow

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The perfect way to stow, well, whatever needs stowing!

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Wanderlust Wall Inspiration: We love the idea of adding some color to your space with these amazing graphic prints!

Celebrate Your Stuff In Style: Mudroom Edition!

This week on the blog we’re going to be celebrating your stuff! Whatever stuff that may be, SCOUT prides itself on being able to accommodate all shapes and sizes of odds and ends. Below we’re showing you our open-top organization all-stars, the Hang-10 and Junque Trunk. These are PERFECT for the mudroom – open-top storage means all of your belongings are still visible and SCOUT patterns mean your mudroom will be a room you don’t mind having visible.

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Under Armour Head Wrap Tape | Navy Stripe & Gold Foil Thank You Notes | Chevron Duct Tape | Poppin Scissors | Hang-10 Bin | Poppin Folders

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Stripes Dog Collar | Royal Blue + White Dots Leash | Leather Dog Collar with Light Blue Cabs and Crystals | Hang-10 Bin | Colored Tennis BallsBixbi Pocket Trainers Dog Treats | BarkBox Monthly Subscription Service

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Royal Blue + White Striped Rain Boots | Hunter Original Back Adjustable Rain Boots | Hunter Original Short Rain BootsDark Blue + White Striped Rain Boots | Converse Jack Purcell Signature Low-Tops | San Pellegrino Sparkling Beverage | Wilson US Open 19 Tennis Racket | Hint Crisp Apple Water | Microfleece Printed Blanket | Wilson Softplay Volleyball | Junque Trunk in Lattice Quo

An Afternoon Adventure

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Ladies, meet the Daytripper in House of Chard. She’s our easy, fun pop of color tote that takes us wherever we need to go. To the unsuspecting eye, she blends perfectly – not too big, but you know her secret – she can easily accommodate whatever assortment of essentials you’re throwing her way. She’s the perfect mainstay or the perfect addendum bag.

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Books, agendas, a change of clothes, wallet, sunglasses, makeup, umbrella? Whatever you might be getting into, the Daytripper has you covered.

Below you’ll find some outfit inspiration to keep you as fresh as the House of Chard pattern. We’re continuing the week by showing you a palette of blues, greens + denim.

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These looks are from Prada’s Autumn/Winter 2015 Show. We love their strong, young + feminine message they’ve shown with these blues and greens – and how well they tie to our own Fall collection!

Image Credit: Lifestyle Asia

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Zara Double Layer T-Shirt | Zara Oxford Shirt

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L to R:

I Love Mr. Mittens Cropped Cable Knit Sweater | Preen by Thornton Bregazzi Lace Paneled Shirt | Marques’ Almeida Wrap Front Jacket

giambattasta valli fur vest

Giambattista Valli Aqua Paneled Mink Fur and Alpaca Wool Vest

rochas belt

Rochas High Waisted Belt

zara high waisted flares

Zara Flared Jeans

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Emilia Wickstead Gathered-Sleeve Wool-Crepe Dress

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Weekender in House of Chard | Daytripper in House of Chard | Weekender in Lattice Quo

See you tomorrow – because we’re going away this weekend and we’re taking you with us!

Farmer’s Market Fresh

Living in Washington, D.C. there is no shortage of great farmer’s markets to check out. We particularly love the one in Dupont Circle. Every Sunday, from 8:30 until 1:30 pm, city dwellers are given the chance to procure some of the area’s freshest eats.

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What to Wear to shop the Farmers Market!? We’re so glad you asked! Denim & Chambray have never looked better! It is undeniable that denim is in right now – for all ages. Denim has shaken the stigma of being an informal and purely utilitarian fabric in recent years. It has become a staple in so many wardrobe’s thanks to its neutral appeal. Check out the looks below to have some fun while you’re out on the town procuring all things fresh for the week ahead!

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JacketTop | Jacket

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Original Deano

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Overall Dress | Skirt | Jeans

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Cool Clutch

shoes

Loafers | Sneakers 

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Fresh for the Fall

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This Fall we took our inspiration from farmers market fresh produce to develop our tapestry pattern in a range of seasonal color combinations from cool blues and greens to warm pinks and oranges.  The leafy shape in the tapestry is both decorative and contemporary. This week on the blog we’ll be introducing some of our fresh new patterns for fall!

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Coat

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Nooner in Honey I’m Comb

Dolce & Gabbana Majolica Swimsuit

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Dress | Vintage 1960’s Dress + Wrap Set | Dress

Currently having a moment: William Morris. An icon in textile design, his prints and wallpapers from the 1860’s are back and offering their influence in all areas of fashion + design.

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Straight from the runway: Left, Erdem Fall 2015 RTW and right, Burberry Prorsum Fall 2015 RTW

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Image Credit: Style.com

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Daytripper | 3-Way Bag | Kate Wristlet | Area Rug

Join us tomorrow as we get you set to take on the local farmers market!

Lake House Lux Looks

We’re heading back to our Lake House Inspired Looks and featuring a more “Lux” addition of our look book from last week. Packing for your lake house get away doesn’t always mean grabbing casual clothes…here are some pretty fabulous fashions to dress up your lake side life!
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Silk top | Denim skirt | Shaw |Suede sandals
This outfit is perfect for day or night and can be dressed up or down depending on your mood (and the weather of course).
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Cardigan | Earrings 
On chilly nights try adding this cardigan and if you are really trying to dress up your lake house look, add these gold drop earrings.

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HoodieMini skirtBikini 
Look “swim chic” when heading to the lake to soak in those last few rays of summer.

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 Flats | Necklace | Bracelets 
Don’t forget your lake-inspired accessories to top off any of your vacation outfits.