How to Style Knitwear

How to Style Knitwear


Undoubtedly one of the cosiest pieces in any wardrobe, the satisfaction of bundling into a knitted jumper can’t be matched. Here at Barbour, we take pride in providing timeless styles that will continue to be firm favourites year after year. Learning to refresh your wardrobe with styling tricks is the perfect way to bring Barbour knitwear back to life and highlight spaces in your wardrobe for new additions. Draw inspiration from our guide below as we share outfit ideas and tips for how to style your knitwear.

How to style Knitwear for Men:

Mens Crew Neck Jumpers

Starting with the basics, a crew neck jumper is an essential in every knitwear collection. Perfect for those looking to achieve a smart-casual wardrobe, crew neck jumpers are great for styling as a standalone piece for added warmth on colder days but also make a great layering piece when paired over shirts or T-shirts for the ultimate look of sophistication.

Barbour Pima Cotton Crew Neck JumperBarbour Pima Cotton Crew Neck Jumper

The Barbour Pima cotton crew neck jumper boasts a classic yet understated design that’s perfect for those looking to add a true staple to their wardrobe. This premium layer has been crafted from a lightweight Pima cotton which makes it irresistibly soft and perfect for wearing year-round. Simply style it with the Saltburn waxed jacket, Spedwell cord trousers and Granite ankle boots for an everyday smart-casual look. 

Men's Half Zip Jumpers

Perfect for those looking to add a contemporary yet timeless style to their knitwear collection, a half-zip jumper is a must for the modern gentleman. This cosy yet stylish option is great for pairing over shirts and t-shirts for an effortless layering piece and makes the perfect knitwear option for taking your wardrobe from day to night with its sophisticated appeal.

The Barbour Whitfield half-zip jumper is a paired-back staple that makes the ideal companion to chinos or jeans alike. This smart-casual piece has been crafted from soft twisted cotton yarn, making it the perfect transitional piece for pairing under jackets and gilets when a little extra warmth is needed. Simply layer the Deck waxed jacket over the top with the Robhill trousers for a trend-led touch and finish with the Potsie hiking boots for an everyday look.

Cable-Knit Jumpers

If casual refinement is what you’re looking to add to your knitwear selection, a Barbour cable-knit jumper is the knitwear style for you. This indispensable garment was originally crafted for seafaring to keep fishermen warm while out at sea – a story that matches all too well with Barbour’s own coastal history. This classic design is perfect for adding a touch of texture to your look and a cosy, winter-ready design to your collection, ready for your next venture into the great outdoors. 

The Barbour cable knit half-zip jumper has been woven from sumptuously soft cotton for a reliable design that’s crafted to keep you warm and comfortable throughout the seasons. Detailed with a half-zip fastening for a contemporary finish, this style is perfect for pairing with the Barbour Foulton wool jacket for optimal warmth and a fashion-forward look, Penton cargo trousers and Felix trainers for a modern look.

How to Style Knitwear for Women

Rollneck Jumpers

The cosiest of them all, a Barbour rollneck jumper is an indisputable staple in every wardrobe. A reliable chunky rollneck jumper is sure to become your go-to for countryside walks on colder days adding a timeless smart-casual touch to your look without compromising on much-needed comfort and warmth when in the great outdoors.

The Barbour Woodlane rollneck jumper is essential for completing your knitwear edit. This cream rollneck jumper is crafted from a wool blend for optimal warmth while the chunky cable knit stitch provides texture and ensures style is at the forefront of your look. We recommend pairing this timeless piece with a quilted jacket such as the Highcliffe quilted jacket for an all-around classic look. To transition your knitwear into the warmer months, simply pair this jumper with the Sandgate floral midi skirt and a trusty pair of Celeste trainers for your next venture into the countryside.

Jumper Dresses

Add a contemporary alternative to your favourite knitwear to your collection with a Barbour jumper dress. Offering an elegant yet irresistibly cosy outfit to your rotation, a jumper dress is the perfect one-stop outfit for effortless styling, this season. Simply pair it with boots and your favourite jacket for a look that will get you out of the door and looking your best in no time.

ABOVE: Woodlane Knitted Dress, Mayfield Quilted Jacket, Gloria Knee-High Boots and Abigail Tartan Scarf (coming soon)

The Barbour Woodlane knitted dress is the perfect way to invest in this trend. This chunky cable knit offers a reliable staple to your wardrobe for optimal warmth and comfort. Crafted from a luxurious wool blend, this rollneck jumper dress is perfect for pairing with neutral outerwear such as the Mayfield quilted jacket and the Gloria knee-high boots for a tonal look. Complete the look with the Abigail tartan scarf (coming soon) when an additional layer of warmth is needed.

Womens Cardigans

Perfect for seeing you through the transitional months, a chunky women’s cardigan is a great layering essential. Indispensable on colder days, this Barbour staple is perfect for pairing over T-shirts and shirts when the days aren’t quite cold enough for your chunkiest of knits. 

The Barbour Sandgate striped cardigan has been crafted from soft cotton to offer a lightweight layer for warmer months. Perfect for daily styling this style boasts a V-neck that makes it great for layering without adding unnecessary bulk to your outfit. We recommend styling it with the Alberta faux leather midi skirt for a sophisticated look while layering over a longline quilted jacket such as the Barbour Carolina quilted jacket on colder days. Finish off this elevated look with the Juana espadrille wedges for a seasonal outfit that will take you from day to night with ease.

Stay on-trend with Barbour

Whether you’re adventuring into the countryside, heading to a cosy café or bar to embrace the seasonal activities or simply want to elevate your winter style, Barbour’s selection of accessories, footwear and knitwear will see you through the season.

  1. Glamis Crew Neck Jumper
    Glamis Crew Neck Jumper
  2. Ingram Half-Zip Jumper
    Ingram Half-Zip Jumper
  3. Meteor Crew Neck Jumper
    Meteor Crew Neck Jumper
  4. Binder Knitted Polo Shirt
    Binder Knitted Polo Shirt
  5. Brigends Cardigan
    Brigends Cardigan
  6. Falmouth V-Neck Sweater Vest
    Falmouth V-Neck Sweater Vest
  7. Whitfield Half-Zip Jumper
    Whitfield Half-Zip Jumper
  8. Lavender Crew Neck Jumper
    Lavender Crew Neck Jumper