How to Style Knitwear

How to Style Knitwear


As the coldest months of the year draw closer, your knitwear collection is sure to quickly expand as you pull old favourites from boxes under the bed and invest in new staples to see you through the season.

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 last year’s Barbour knitwear back to life and highlight spaces in your wardrobe for new additions. Draw inspiration from our style guide below as we share outfit ideas and tips for how to wear your knitwear this winter.

How to wear Knitwear:

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.

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 Bedale Waxed Jacket, Neuston Essential Chinos and Cairngorm boots for an everyday smart-casual look. All that’s left to do is choose your favourite colourway from our vast selection of options.

Mens 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 perfect for pairing over shirts and t-shirts for an effortless layering piece as is the perfect knitwear option for taking your wardrobe from day to night with its sophisticated appeal.

The Barbour Nelson Essential Half Zip Jumper is a pared-back staple that makes the ideal companion to chinos or jeans alike. This smart-casual piece has been crafted from 100% lambswool, meaning it boasts temperature-regulating qualities, perfect for long countryside walks throughout the seasons. Simply pair it with a checked shirt and allow it to peak out from behind the zip-up neckline, layer the Chelsea Sportsquilt Jacket over the top with the Spedwell trousers for a trend-led touch and finish your look with the Lago trainers for an everyday look.

Cable-Knit Jumpers

If casual refinement is what you’re looking to add to your winter 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 Duffle Cable-Knit Jumper has been woven from a natural blend of rich wool and sumptuously soft cotton for a chunky winter knit that’s designed to keep you warm and comfortable throughout the season. Detailed with a rollneck for additional comfort, this style is perfect for pairing with the Beaconsfield Waterproof Jacket for additional protection from the elements, Neuston Moleskin Trousers and Barbour Underwood Boots for a smart-casual finishing touch.

Womens Knitwear

Striped Jumpers

Adding a classic print to your wardrobe can instantly elevate any outfit and a simple monochromatic stripe is the perfect place to start. A timeless trend that comes back year after year, a striped jumper brings intrigue to your look with minimal effort. Allow the pattern to do the talking and keep the rest of your outfit minimal for a simple yet considered look.

The Barbour Silverdale Knitted Jumper is the perfect way to invest in this trend. This monochromatic knit offers a reliable staple to your wardrobe for optimal warmth and comfort. Crafted from a luxurious cotton and wool blend, this rib-knit jumper is perfect for pairing with neutral outerwear such as the Alberta Wool Trench Coat and tucked into the Alberta Faux Leather Midi Skirt for a luxurious look. Complete the look with a leather heeled boot such as the Amelia Chelsea Boots for a contemporary look that can take you from day to night and a knitted jumper to see you through this season and beyond.

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 for an added layer of warmth when the days aren’t quite cold enough for your chunkiest of knits.

The Barbour Catherine Cardigan has been crafted from a soft cotton and wool blend to offer optimal warmth when you need it most. Perfect for daily styling this style boasts a low V-neck that makes it great for layering without adding unnecessary bulk to your outfit. We recommend styling it with a classic white tee, layering over a longline quilted jacket such as the Barbour Mulgrave quilt on colder days and finishing off this casual look with the Burne Mid-Rise Straight Jeans and Heidi Commando Boots for a modern everyday look that balances comfort and style.

Rollneck Jumpers

The cosiest of them all, a Barbour rollneck jumper is an indisputable staple for the coldest of winter months. 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 an 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 that details this design ensures style is at the forefront of your look. We recommend pairing this timeless style with a waxed jacket such as the Bower wax jacket for an all-around classic look. Simply finish your look with your favourite pair of jeans such as our Essential slim jeans and a trusty pair of Wilton wellingtons for your next venture into the countryside.

Stay warm and 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. Berryman Knitted Jumper
    Berryman Knitted Jumper
    From £109.00
  2. Woodlane Jumper Dress
    Woodlane Jumper Dress
    From £129.00
  3. Middlehithe Half-Zip Jumper
    Middlehithe Half-Zip Jumper
    From £115.00
  4. Norma Knitted Jumper
    Norma Knitted Jumper
    From £99.95
  5. Oakfield Overshirt
    Oakfield Overshirt
    From £99.95