How to style a Barbour jacket

How to style a Barbour jacket


The world of fashion and its ever changing trends can be hard to keep up with, yet the signature style of Barbour jackets remain a constant staple, adored by many across the globe. The beauty of these timeless pieces is that their versatility can be used to create both contemporary and classic outfits suited for a range of occasions. 

If you’re in need of some inspiration on what to wear with a Barbour jacket,  you can discover new ways of curating on-trend outfits with our latest style guide below. 

Women’s Barbour Jacket Outfit Ideas

Barbour jackets are designed with functionality in mind with no compromise on style. Suited for everyday use whether you’re exploring the most remote parts of nature or the most bustling cities, each jacket features iconic detailing to emulate the original design values rooted in our brand. 

Our waxed jackets are paradigmatic of timeless fashion trends and continue to be used in outfits of all styles to create something unforgettable. Available in a range of styles and colours to suit individual preferences, our waxed jackets are a popular choice when it comes to finding year-round wardrobe staples.

How to style a Barbour wax jacket 

The versatility of Barbour waxed jackets provides numerous options to create varying styles from classic outdoor aesthetics to modern fashion trends, and the ways to style your jacket will differ depending on the type of jacket you choose. We take pride in this versatility, and lean towards looks that incorporate the perfect balance between classic and modern to create stand-out timeless looks.

The Mull Waxed Cotton Jacket is the perfect example of this balance. Doting on Barbour’s signature styles and the outdoors aesthetic, the jacket features a tartan lining and faux-fur trim on the hood. All the while, the adjustable waist and raglan sleeves ensure a flattering silhouette can be created for a contemporary look.

The Barbour Otterburn Sweatshirt is an ideal companion for styling the jacket, whilst the Mull features a subtly embroidered logo on the left pocket, the Otterburn offers more of a statement with across-the-chest branding which is perfect when wearing the jacket open to create a signature look. Slim fit jeans round off this contemporary casual look and can be paired with trainers or boots. We recommend the Foxton Boots to complete the look. The low heel ensures they can be comfortably worn all day whilst ensuring the fine line between smart and casual is met, creating an outfit that can be worn to almost any occasion. 

Styling your jacket with knitwear

Using a longline jacket without extra padding is ideal when pairing with knitwear. The Bowlees Jacket features a snorkel hood and a breathable design to allow for layering. A chunky knit sweater in the winter or a thin cardigan in the spring may be a good option. The sandwood cable knit creates a warming winter look that compliments any colour variation of the jacket as the classic roll neck adds a contrast through the open snorkel neck of the Bowlees. 

To curate an effortlessly chic and on-trend look, finish the outfit with essential slim trousers and Christina boots. This outfit will ensure comforting warmth whilst protecting you from the elements when exploring outside.

Shop the Look

  1. Barbour Beadnell® Wax Jacket
    Barbour Beadnell® Wax Jacket
    From $398.00
  2. Barbour Classic Beaufort® Wax Jacket
    Barbour Classic Beaufort® Wax Jacket
    From $425.00
  3. Barbour Powell Quilted Jacket
    Barbour Powell Quilted Jacket
    From $300.00

Men’s Barbour Jacket Outfit Ideas

Styling a men’s waxed jacket

A waxed jacket can be used to curate an unapologetically distinguished look. The Beaufort Jacket embodies a timeless country aesthetic and looks exceptional when classically styled. Despite the jacket channelling the original Barbour ethos of creating a practical piece suited to life in the country, the Beaufort can also be worn in the city. To achieve a perfectly balanced outfit that is versatile and can be worn anywhere, you could pair the Beaufort with a Wetherham tailored shirt, in a tartan pattern and regular fit denim jeans. We like to finish off the country-inspired look with the Cairngorm boots too.

How do you style a Barbour quilted jacket?

A quilted jacket can be the perfect addition to a contemporary casual outfit. The sophisticated textured quilting can transform an ordinary outfit into something timeless with a premium touch. 

A monochrome colour palette makes for a modern look, and opting for a versatile navy rather than black provides a unique take on this trend. Set the tone of the outfit with the Barbour Powell Quilt. Built for the outdoors, the jacket features a fleece-lining and padding for reliable warmth. It’s idyllic navy blue can be matched with the Neuston Essential Chinos, to create a sleek monochromatic look. Using a white Sports Tee to create a contrast, the outfit can be completed with a well rounded finish with the Macdui Boots. Choosing the Black Macdui boots will create more of a blend for a refined look, where the dark brown variation matches perfectly with the faux-leather trim around the neck and cuffs of the Powell Jacket to create further contrast and visual appeal.

Style your own Barbour jacket

When it comes to how to wear a Barbour jacket, there are no rules. Opt for muted colours or bold and innovative designs, however you want to express your style - do it with Barbour. 

If you’re unsure which Barbour jacket to buy or want to draw further inspiration from our full collection, find the full range of jackets for men or jackets for women online. Alternatively, if you’re looking to further venture into creating new and unique looks, browse our collection of accessories.