Oversized Dark Tartan Scarf With a Black Biker and Adidas

Autumn style: Dark tartan scarf and black biker jacket

I mentioned the other day I was obsessing over oversized tartan scarves, and I was right – I only went and bought the dark tartan one from Asos I said I had my eye on, didn’t I.

It’s probably going to be worn to death this winter, and it’s first appearance on the blog is with my trusty black biker jacket which I layered with the husband’s burgundy Fred Perry sweater. I like men’s sweaters in the winter as they cover your bum and give you that little extra warmth that’s so often needed if you’re wearing a jacket rather than a big coat.

Although I finished the outfit off pretty casually with skinnies and my Adidas Superstar Originals, I still added just a little touch of bling: the Asos pearl and spike earrings. They went straight in my basket as soon as I saw them – good job as they seem to have sold out already which is such a shame. Not to fear: I’ve picked out a selection of pearl and gold earrings and tartan scarves you may like at the end of the post… all’s not lost for all you tartan and earring loving readers just yet!

Are you enjoying layering up at the moment – what are your tips for keeping warm if you don’t want to wear a big coat? Do share in the comments!

Catherine x

Autumn style: Dark tartan scarf and black biker jacket
Autumn style: Dark tartan scarf and black biker jacket
Autumn style: Dark tartan scarf and black biker jacket
Scarf: Asos, Jacket: Debenhams, Jeans: Zalando, Sweater: Fred Perry (borrowed from the husband), Trainers: Adidas, Sunglasses: c/o Lulus, Gloves: Unknown (gift), Earrings: Asos (sold out)

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  1. 27 November 2014 / 8:30 pm

    Instant like. Very good composition. What I am always curious about, is the space between the sneakers and the jeans. It looks great but is it not very cold?

    • 1 December 2014 / 12:26 am

      Thanks, Greetje! Well it's not sub-zero temperatures – as long as I have those short trainer socks on my feet are fine if I'm walking around (my feet somehow warm up really quickly when I'm walking). Chilly ankles don't bother me so much, but being cold round my neck or hands is totally different… I HAVE to wear a scarf and gloves!!

  2. 26 November 2014 / 4:21 pm

    Catherine, You put the most interesting colors and patterns together and it always works beautifully! Such a great outfit! It is amazing what one item can do to make an outfit so fabulous- the scarf!!


    • 26 November 2014 / 6:26 pm

      Aww Cherie thank you so much… you're a sweetheart as always :))

  3. 26 November 2014 / 2:45 pm

    Love this whole outfit! I've been on the hunt for a good oversized scarf. I love the one you found. I'm always super cold so I'm going to love a nice big scarf to keep me warm. lol

    • 26 November 2014 / 6:25 pm

      I'm always pretty cold too, Julie – I've been known to wear up to three scarves at a time! Thanks so much for your comment x

  4. 26 November 2014 / 9:47 am

    I absolutely love this look, adorable colours too! I love layering and when I don't wear a coat I love vests with shirts too and of course a big scarf! Kirsten


    • 26 November 2014 / 6:24 pm

      It's all about the big scarf, isn't it Kirsten…?!! Hehe thanks hun x

    • 26 November 2014 / 6:24 pm

      Thanks so much Victoria – hope you're well my lovely xx

  5. 25 November 2014 / 1:48 pm

    Yup this is a classic and best colors w/oxblood. I need those kinds of scarfs and layers right now. Good luck with contest! xo Sabina @Oceanblue Style

  6. 25 November 2014 / 1:28 pm

    I can't live without big coats. As much as I layer, my skinny body can't take it πŸ˜€ I need to wrap myself in a huge parka or a fat oversize coat or I don't feel good at all πŸ˜€
    Congratulations on the new scarf, it's amazing *_*

    • 25 November 2014 / 8:48 pm

      Hehe I know what you mean, Keit – I have to admit when it gets *really* cold I can't go without a great big coat too!!! Thank you hun πŸ™‚ xx

  7. 25 November 2014 / 12:44 pm

    The dark plaid is gorgeous against the leather jacket! xox

    • 25 November 2014 / 8:47 pm

      Thanks Patii – as you know I'm normally one for lots of colour but I like the subtle deep colours here :))

    • 25 November 2014 / 10:10 am

      Thank you JJ – my hair always helps add some colour…!

  8. 25 November 2014 / 12:42 am

    This is one of my favorite looks on you! Probably because it's just how I love to dress. You look amazing. Thanks for the inspiration!

    • 25 November 2014 / 10:10 am

      Aww that's great, Janice – glad to be of some inspiration! Thank you xx

    • 24 November 2014 / 8:21 pm

      I'd had my eye on dark tartan for a while, Jess, so I have to agree with you 100%!! Thank you :))

    • 24 November 2014 / 5:30 pm

      Great minds think alike then, Katy!! Thank you my lovely xx

    • 24 November 2014 / 5:30 pm

      The gloves go perfectly don't you think, Jess – I was so pleased they matched the husband's sweater…! ;)) Thank you hun x

  9. 24 November 2014 / 4:22 pm

    Hi Catherine, nice look! I actually wore more more less the same last Sunday! I've found a wonderful tartan scarve at Zara which matches with all my things and I plan to do a blog on t soon.

    • 24 November 2014 / 5:29 pm

      Oooh I've not thought of Zara for tartan scarves, Irmin – think I may be paying them a visit?!! Thank you my lovely :))

  10. 24 November 2014 / 4:05 pm

    Love the look! I too am loving the tartan scarves! What is not to love about them! I have two but would love more.

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