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Saturday, 13 September 2014

School Run Autumn Essential: Oversized Scarf

A scarf is an inexpensive way to update your autumn wardrobe and is the key to lifting a simple every day look by adding colour, interest or texture. A practical option for the school run - you can throw a scarf over pretty much any outfit for a more pulled together look.

If I bought one scarf this year it would have to be an oversized check/tartan one - they are everywhere and will keep you warm and cosy while giving a splash of colour to your outfit. I particularly like this one that I spotted in the window of New Look, and it's such a great price:

Bright Pink Tartan Check Oversized Scarf £7.99


I also love the more muted colours of this one from ASOS:

ASOS Camel Check scarf £16


And a gorgeous combo of pale pink, navy and black in this blanket scarf from River Island:

Pink Tartan Blanket Scarf £15


Lovely Autumnal colours in this one from Topshop:

Rust Check Scarf £16


This is my favourite colour combo from Zara, it would go with everything:

Checked Shawl £19.99


And it comes in orangey tones:

Checked Shawl £19.99


A smarter scarf that would be great for work:

ASOS Scarf With Grid Check £10


Another oversized check scarf that would look stylish with a monochrome look:

New Look Dogtooth Check Scarf £12.99


And weirdly I love this check wrap scarf, which looks like a picnic rug but is so cosy:

New Look Check Wrap Scarf £15.99


And another blanket version in houndstooth:

New Look Monochrome Houndstooth Blanket Wrap Cape £19.99


Topshop also has this camel checked cape:

Checked Cape £32


I will stop now as this was supposed to be about scarves, not capes, but both are equally practical/stylish for the school run, work, weekend etc. I will definitely be looking at the New Look ones. Will you be updating your scarf collection this year?

Finishing with what I was wearing yesterday:


Jacket - Zara sale last Christmas
Sripe tee - Whistles - very old
Boyfriend Jeans - True Religion (SS14)
Sandals - H&M (SS14)
Have a great weekend!
Abbi x

15 comments:

  1. Hi Abbi, I love scarves which will no doubt be increasing, really like the large Zara scarves.
    Sue x
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    1. Hi Sue, I just love the check ones that look and feel like a blanket!
      Abbi x

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  2. I love scarves & I have the pink tartan New Look one earmarked already! I have a gorgeous cosy tartan scarf bought in Pitlochry last winter & I can't wait to wear it again :)

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    1. The pink New Look one is such a lovely bright colour and fantastic price!
      A x

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  3. Nearly, nearly, nearly bough one today but wanted to wait a few more weeks to see what else comes through. Love your patterned jacket and breton combo x

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    1. Which one did you nearly buy? I am leaning towards the Zara one is the neutral beige colours!
      A x

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  4. Look the first pink New Look scarf....Primark had some fab similar ones last year for a fiver!! Some great picks Abbi xx

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    1. I hadn't thought of Primark, bet they have some fabulous checked versions, will have a look!
      Abbi x

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  5. Love that first scarf Abbi but am drawn to the Asos one as it would look great with my new camel coat so thanks for the inspiration x

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    1. Yes, it would look lovely with your new coat, so would the Zara one with the beigey tones. So envious of your coat!
      A x

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  6. I love scarves and the bigger the better. I love your' outfit, gorgeous jacket. H xx

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    1. Yes, only a blanket sized one will do this year!
      Abbi x

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  7. I have a major scarf addiction, I dread to think how many I own!! I managed to snag the Zara check one last year which is similar to the ones you've featured, it's just gorgeous & so soft! Love the look of the pink check New Look one...fab colour! x

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    1. I don't have a check one so will be indulging - the new look one is such a fab price!
      A x

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  8. Ooohhh, I love a cosy scarf come autumn and these all look so snuggly! Great picks, Abby. Lynne x

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