Barbour's Fall Style Guide

Barbour's Fall Style Guide

Autumn Winter 2023

Fall in the Northeast of the US is perhaps one of the most beautiful times of the year. Summer is bid farewell by a welcomed chilly breeze followed by an expected yet always surprising array of changing leaves with stunning golden hues that warm up the sky. With a change in weather comes a new list of things to do whether a weekend away or in your own neighborhood. From pumpkin and apple picking to picnics in the park to jaunts from the city to the country to a simple stroll with loved ones, the arrival of Fall also allows the opportunity to dress practically for the festive season.


What to wear in Fall?

Inspired by the vibrant warm autumnal hues and sometimes unexpected temperatures, fall style is all about key staples and flexible options for layering, no matter the weather or time of day. Start with a trusty waxed or quilted jacket and vest, which of course Barbour knows a thing or two about. From there, be sure to mix in options of seasonal button up shirts, fall sweaters, and textured accessories, allowing you to have options to transition seamlessly from a warm day in the park to a chilly seasonal stroll.

Fall is also the perfect time to complement your other half, your little ones, or four-legged friends, with waxed jackets and quilt jacket options that are made for all members of the family. Lastly, versatile and practical footwear is a must for fickle temperatures and potential rain, so opting for a leather or rubber welly boot is key to staying warm and dry when on-the-go.

If you're looking for some fall outfit inspiration to match your festive itinerary, Barbour has the perfect fall style guide for 2023 to prepare your wardrobe for the season:

Visit an Apple Orchard

Heading out to your nearest apple orchard is the perfect way to embrace the sweet taste of Fall by picking your very own apples. Bring them home to enjoy them on their own or bake a delicious treat to savor on a crisp Autumn night.

Men's Fall Outfit Idea:

When heading out into the countryside, we recommend basing your outfit on layers that will keep you warm when the temperature drops but can be removed just as quickly when the midday fall sun peeks out from behind the clouds. Experimenting with layers, such as our Barbour Lowerdale Quilted Gilet are perfect for cooler days, thanks to its diamond-quilting and studded storm guard fastening for added protection and warmth, particularly when layered over a flannel shirt such as the Barbour Damfield Regular Shirt for a smart-casual look.

Pair the look with the Barbour Neuston Moleskin Trousers and Barbour Readhead Boots for a cozy outfit to see you through the fall season. 

Fall Outfit Ideas for Women:

When it comes to your fall wardrobe, we recommend building it on a base of staple layering pieces that will see you through the season. The Barbour Pendle Roll-Neck Sweater is crafted from a sumptuous wool-cotton blend offering a breathable yet insulating base layer to your wardrobe. It works particularly well when paired under a women’s gilet, such as the Barbour Wray Gilet. This tailored design features lightweight diamond-quilting which provides just the right amount of warmth for the fluctuating temperatures of the changing seasons. Complete your look with a classic Barbour Tack Fedora and Ange Knee-High Boots for a traditional fall outfit that’s perfect for visiting an Apple Orchard.

Go Leaf-Peeping

Head outside with your loved ones and four-legged companion to experience the wonder of Fall Foliage. In head-to-toe Barbour, you’ll be ready to brave the elements and enjoy the spectacular change of the season in comfort and style.

Smart-Casual Outfit Ideas for Men:

If you’re looking for a durable and reliable men’s fall jacket to add to your wardrobe, the Barbour Ashby Waxed Jacket is the perfect choice. Offering a contemporary take on the iconic Bedale Waxed Jacket, the Ashby is a timeless year-round jacket. Ideal for the colder months, this versatile style features moleskin-lined pockets and even offers the option to add a hood or liner as the temperatures fluctuate throughout the season.

For a reliable underlayer, we recommend a trusty crew-neck sweater, such as the Barbour Horseford Crew Neck Jumper. Crafted from lambswool, it offers insulating properties to your outfit while allowing your temperature to regulate as the seasons change. Simply finish off your look with a smart pair of trousers and chunky boots such as the Barbour Wainwright Hiking Boots for support and stability underfoot when exploring the countryside.

Leaf-Peeping Outfit Ideas for Women:

If you’re looking for a practical jacket you can rely on in the colder months, a Barbour Waxed Jacket is the perfect choice. The Barbour Highclere Waxed Jacket has been crafted from our classic waxed cotton and features a detachable hood that’s perfect for the unpredictability of the changing seasons. Its relaxed fit makes it perfect for layering fall sweaters underneath and the Perch Knitted Jumper is the perfect style. Crafted from a cozy wool-blend, this roll-neck sweater offers an insulating base layer to any outfit. Particularly when heading into the outdoors, your choice of knitwear is essential for the colder weather. Complete your look with your choice of beanie and scarf, for an extra snug finishing touch when needed.

Our fall collection offers the perfect opportunity to match your four-legged friends, with a selection of harnesses and collars, leads, dog sweaters and coats for the colder months. Featuring our signature classic Barbour Tartan, the styles we have suggested below complement the Barbour Contin Cross Body Bag with ease, perfect for that picture-perfect moment when out enjoying the seasonal festivities. Don’t forget to share your favourite moments with #barbourwayoflife

Pick your very own pumpkins

Get ready for the spooky season and visit your nearest pumpkin patch – perfect for carving with the little ones and decorating your home for Halloween.

Here at Barbour, we offer outfits for all of the family to ensure your fall wardrobe is prepared for all of the seasonal activities because when it comes to pumpkin picking, we understand the need for practicality and fashion-forward looks.

What to wear to a Pumpkin Patch?

When heading out into the pumpkin patch, you’re truly going to be exposed to the elements, meaning layers are a must for this season. The Barbour Powell Quilted Jacket was designed with the outdoors in mind without compromising on style. This quilt jacket offers reliable warmth thanks to its insulating fleece lining and tailored fit that locks in the warmth.

Why not try layering this over our signature Nelson Essential Half-Zip Jumper? With a multitude of colourways to choose from, this lambswool sweater is sure to become a favourite in your outdoor edit. Offering insulating yet breathable qualities to your look, it’s perfect for days spent in the great outdoors, this season. Finally, finish your look with a sturdy yet comfortable boot, such as the Barbour Mason Chukka Boots, for stability underfoot when picking your perfect pumpkin.


If warmth is what you require, there is nothing more snug than our Stitch Roll-Neck Jumper. Crafted from a cotton-wool blend, this relaxed fit roll-neck design makes the perfect base layer for your fall capsule wardrobe.

Inspired by our archival outerwear designs, the Barbour Townfield Waxed Jacket offers timeless style to your look. Thanks to its relaxed fit, it's particularly practical for pairing over knitwear and multiple layers when the weather begins to cool. Its exaggerated needlecord collar ensures trend-led style peeks through in your outfit while its waxed cotton finish ensures a weatherproof finish to your look. Simply complete your look with a reliable pair of chunky boots and a cozy beanie when needed for added warmth this season.


Fall Outfits for Kids:

Make sure your little ones are wrapped up tight this season with a little help from Barbour Childrenswear. From knitwear to quilted jackets and the sweetest mini-me styles, fall is the perfect time to upgrade your youngster’s wardrobe for that perfect family picture at the Pumpkin Patch.

A longline quilted jacket such as our Girls’ Sandyford Quilted Jacket is perfect for colder days and even has a women’s style too for a matching moment. Featuring a teddy-lined hood for additional warmth, it’s sure to become your little girl’s favourite. Complete the look with the Barbour Girls Harper Knitted Jumper which has been crafted from a wool-rich blend, designed to keep curious explorers comfortable and warm on colder days.

For the little boys in your life, the Barbour Boys' Elmwood Quilted Jacket is the perfect classic style to keep him looking smart and comfortable this fall. This parka style can also be purchased in a men’s rendition, so he can match his dad. Combined with a zip-front fastening and button-up placket, it’s perfect for colder days. Finish off the look with a flannel shirt such as the Crossfell Shirt, for the perfect fall-inspired outfit.

Host a Bonfire Night

Gather a group of friends to embrace the chillier nights with an outdoor bonfire. Bundle up with cozy accessories from hats, scarves, and other accessories to stay warm. Don’t forget a warm cup of cider is the perfect companion for a warm pair of gloves.

Men's Bonfire Night Outfit Ideas:

Whether you’re attending an organised event or hosting your own with a group of friends, Bonfire Night is the perfect time to put your fall layers to the test, starting with your go-to sweaters. The Barbour Sid Half-Zip Jumper is crafted from a lambswool and cotton blend, making it the perfect composition for outdoor activities. Offering a breathable design that will keep you warm when the temperature cools, this button-up sweater is great for layering.

When it comes to the transitional months, we recommend pairing your fall sweaters with quilted gilets for a cozy look. The Barbour Shoveler Gilet features a zip and stud front fastening for optimal protection from cold winds and a cord-lined collar for added warmth. Be sure to wrap up with the addition of a scarf and beanie as we head into the colder months, to ensure you can embrace the festivities late into the evening.

Women's Bonfire Night Outfit Ideas:

If you’re going to be venturing into the chill of a fall evening, a quilted gilet is a must in your wardrobe. Perfect for layering over sweaters, hoodies and T-shirts or under your favourite jackets for added warmth depending on the temperature, the Barbour Cosmia Liner is a great addition to your wardrobe to allow you to customise the warmth of your outfit.

If you’re following our fall style guide, we recommend pairing it with the Yarrow Knitted Jumper for optimal warmth and completing the look with a neutral beanie and tartan scarf for a pop of colour and much-needed protection from the seasonal chill.

Kick off your Fall festivities with Barbour

Whether you choose to follow our list of fall activity suggestions or have your own festive traditions, our collection of classic coats, sweaters, accessories and footwear has something for everyone. If you're feeling inspired by our style guide for your next activity why not explore some of our curated collections such as Modern Heritage for men and women to find the perfect look for the season ahead?

After all, it could only be Barbour.