Outfit Ideas for a Weekend Away

Outfit Ideas for a Weekend Away


Packing for a weekend getaway can often be a challenge, the temptation to hastily throw as many items as possible into a small weekend bag is all too alluring, and often leads to forgotten essentials that we spend the weekend wishing we had. And, for those of us opting for a staycation this year, having to contend with the unpredictable British weather can add even more confusion when deciding which weekend away outfits should make the cut. 

At Barbour, we’ve pulled together some of our favourite packing essentials to provide you with inspiration for your next trip, to ensure that you’re not left wishing you brought that one extra item. Whether you’re looking for practical layers to protect you during blustery coastal walks, comfortable countrywear for exploring the local villages, or fashion forward outfits for exploring the hustle and bustle of the city, read on to discover some of our favourite Barbour outfits for a weekend away below.

Coastal Staycation

The UK’s coastline offers some of the most breathtaking and diverse scenery in the world. From the rugged cliffs of Cornwall, to the wide sweeping sands of Northumberland, it’s no wonder that more and more of us are choosing to get away on coastal staycations in Britain. 

For us at Barbour, this dramatic scenery on our doorstep has been the muse for many of our collections. Drawing inspiration from the striking tones of nature, our women’s Coast to Country collection and our men’s Barbour 55 collection are perfect for those looking to pack for their next coastal adventure. With a range of practical coats to protect from the sea spray, stylish knits for a lighter layer, and vibrant tees for the summer ahead, you’ll find everything you need at Barbour. And for those looking for a little extra inspiration, we’ve listed a few of our favourites below that you won’t want to miss off your packing list.

Weekend away outfits for her

When planning a staycation in the British Isles, you should always be prepared for a turn in the weather, that’s why one of our number one essentials for a weekend away at the coast is, of course, a waterproof jacket. The Barras Waterproof Jacket is a great choice for those wanting to make a break for the beach no matter the forecast. Featuring a longline silhouette and funnel neck for suitable protection against the elements, this stylish coat is the perfect lightweight layer that will add a pop of colour to any outfit and brighten up even the gloomiest of weather. 

Another item that is a must-have in anyone’s weekend bag, a comfortable knit is a fashionable and versatile layer that can be styled up or down for whatever your holiday throws at you. Whether you’re taking a stroll along the coast line, or dining out at a restaurant at the harbour, the Barbour Pearl Knitted Jumper is a great statement piece that is sure to be your go-to layer no matter the occasion. This classic horizontal stripe pays homage to nautical design and boasts a flattering yet relaxed fit, with side split hem for added comfort and breathability.

A great staple that can be worn for a variety of holiday activities, the Barbour Lyndale Top is the perfect t-shirt to add to your suitcase, bringing comfort and style to your coastal wardrobe. This top features a classic stripe pattern in cheerful pastel tones that add a sophisticated pop of colour to your wardrobe with a single navy stripe that alludes to the traditional nautical pattern. Crafted from 100% cotton, the Lyndale t-shirt is breathable and lightweight, making it perfect for layering or simply styling on its own for those long-awaited warmer days. 

Perfect for those seeking both style and comfort, the Barbour Moorland High-Rise Jeans are another foundational piece for your capsule coastal wardrobe. These jeans feature a classic high-rise waist with a straight-leg cut, creating a timeless silhouette that is both flattering and versatile, making it perfect for styling as day or evening wear. Designed to be both stylish and hard wearing, and crafted from 100% cotton denim, our Moorland jeans provide optimal comfort and durability so they can be worn for long walks along the beach or exploring the relaxed nightlife of coastal towns.

When trying to pack light, one of the more difficult decisions to make comes down to footwear as it can be tempting to want to pack different styles for each activity you have planned. We believe The Barbour Dixie Boots are the perfect all-rounder, saving that all important room for other essentials in your weekend bag. Whether you're exploring the seaside towns, hiking the dramatic cliff-lines, or heading out for the evening, the Dixies pair easily with jeans, skirts, dresses, or even shorts, and are the perfect pair of shoes to complete any outfit during your weekend away. Boasting a classic Chelsea boot design with a chunky sole for a subtle modern twist, these boots also feature a practical pull tab and elasticated side panels, making them easy to slip on and off if you’re wanting to cool your tired feet in the sea after a long coastal walk.

Weekend away essentials for men

Those of us that love the British coast know of the majesty of its scenery and the freshness of the seafood you can find here, but we also know of the flippant nature of its weather conditions and how important it is to prepare for any eventuality. A staple that should be at the top of everyone’s packing list is a practical and stylish coat, and the Barbour Fell Baffle Quilted Jacket fits the bill perfectly, offering warmth, protection, and style for any coastal adventure.

Crafted from a lightweight fabric and featuring a funnel neck design for added protection against the elements, and an adjustable waist that ensures a comfortable and flattering fit, the Barbour Fell Jacket is suitable for a range of activities, while i\ts sleek modern look ensures you look your best as you explore the coast. We also recommend pairing the Fell Jacket with another essential layer in the form of a classic and stylish knit, such as the Middlecliffe Half Zip Jumper. A great choice for those looking to pack light, this can be easily styled with smarter trousers, casual jeans, and even shorts.

For those wanting to get away and enjoy the coastal paths, a pair of lightweight cargo trousers are the perfect option that provide both comfort and effortless style to your outfit. Made from breathable and durable cotton, these trousers feature multiple pockets for storing essentials on the go, and boast a relaxed fit that makes them comfortable for any activity. Shown here in a classic navy that draws from the tones of sea, our Essential Ripstop Cargo Trousers offer a smart and sophisticated twist on classic walking trousers, making them suitable for both casual and semi-formal occasions.

Planning a weekend hike along the coastal paths? The Barbour Asher Hiking Boots are the perfect choice for keeping your feet comfortable and protected on rough terrain. These boots are crafted from premium leather and feature a durable rubber sole and mudguard that not only protects the leather from dirt, but adds a stylish feel to the design. Whether you're hiking along the coast or exploring the countryside, the Barbour Asher Hiking Boots are a reliable choice that stand out.

Countryside Escape

With its stunning landscapes, charming villages, and historic landmarks, it's no surprise that the British countryside is a popular destination for UK residents and tourists alike. However, when it comes to packing for this type of getaway, the unpredictable British weather can pose a challenge. But fear not, with some careful planning, you can be prepared for any eventuality and still look stylish whilst exploring on your weekend trip. 

For us at Barbour, the countryside is a huge part of who we are and what inspires our brand. Our Countrywear collections for men and women are specifically designed to reflect the beauty of this landscape in clothing that is both stylish and durable enough to withstand whatever the weather has to throw at you. Below we’ve picked out a few of our favourites from this collection that we think will be perfect for your next countryside escape.

Women’s outfits for a weekend in the countryside

An essential in anyone's wardrobe, a quilted jacket from Barbour is the perfect outerwear piece  to pack for your weekend in the country. This quintessential style pays homage to Barbour’s heritage, boasting a practical yet effortlessly stylish design that has become a favourite of rockstars and royals alike. Based on the beloved Beadnell waxed jacket and redesigned with a luxuriously warm diamond quilt outer, the Premium Beadnell offers the best of Barbour quilts. Finished with sleek leather trim and traditional tartan lining, this jacket is the perfect choice for those looking to bring a touch of luxury to their trip.

If you’re looking for a lighter layer that you’ll reach for all year round, a classic knit is just the ticket. This Juniper Knitted Jumper is a sophisticated and lightweight alternative to bulkier jumpers, and would look as effortlessly stylish in the city or countryside. This elegant jumper boasts a classic cable knit detail across the torso and sleeves, and the classic polo collar alludes to the traditional workwear style.

A good pair of jeans are a staple in anyone’s wardrobe as they’re comfortable, stylish and effortlessly versatile, and when packing for a weekend away, your favourite pair of jeans should always make the list. A favourite of ours are the Barbour Westbury jeans, which boast a high-waisted, relaxed fit and come in this chic ecru tone that’s easily paired with other colours, prints and knits. These jeans are made from high-quality denim, making them durable enough for outdoor activities, while offering a sleek and versatile look that can easily transition from your daytime adventures, to evening meals.

No country wardrobe is complete without a trusty pair of wellington boots, and Barbour's Kingham Wellingtons make a great choice for those wanting something a little more subtle than the traditional calf length welly. These boots take their silhouette from a classic chelsea boot and boast a stylish tartan gusset for a stylish finish. The pull loops at the top of the boots make this style easy to slip on and off, while the cushioned footbed provides all-day comfort. So, whether you're planning a weekend of country walks through muddy fields, exploring woodland trails, or camping under the stars, Barbour's Kingham Wellingtons are a must-have item to pack in your suitcase.

Country outfit ideas for men

Barbour's Shoveler Quilted Jacket embodies the traditional country style. Featuring a relaxed fit with adjustable tabs at the waist, this jacket is a great choice if you’re looking for the quintessential Barbour Style. This jacket features a classic diamond quilted outer, providing warmth and protection from the elements, a detachable hood for versatility between the seasons, and is finished with a contrast corduroy collar that brings a vintage charm to the look. This classic and rugged design is a nod to Barbour's heritage and its classic design and durable construction offers the perfect blend of style and practicality, adding a little touch of luxury to your countryside wardrobe.

When planning your outfits for a weekend away in the British countryside, it's essential to have comfortable yet stylish clothing that can adjust to the changing weather conditions. Barbour's Broxfield Regular Checked Shirt and Neuston Twill Trousers make the perfect base for any man’s wardrobe, and can be easily paired with wellies and a coat, or dressed up with smart shoes and a dinner jacket.

A simple checked shirt like the Broxfield is a staple that never goes out of style. This neutral shirt offers a comfortable option for both smart and casual occasions. And the Neuston Twill Trousers are the perfect accompaniment to this, made from durable cotton twill in a classic cut, in a sophisticated neutral tone that pairs well with any outfit. Together, the Broxfield Checked Shirt and Neuston Twill Trousers offer the perfect balance between style and practicality for exploring the beautiful British countryside.

At Barbour, we’re famed for our wellies, and what better time to treat yourself to your own pair of wellington boots from Barbour than when preparing for a getaway to the country. One of our most traditional styles, the Barbour Tempest wellies are the perfect footwear for a weekend spent in the British countryside. Designed with practicality in mind, these boots are ideal for navigating muddy fields and wet conditions in confidence. The Barbour Tempest boots offer superb comfort and boast excellent durability and protection against the elements.

Weekend City Break

City breaks can be a whirlwind of activity, with bustling streets, busy cafes, and lively nightlife. A weekend away in the city offers a unique opportunity to explore a range of locations and landmarks all in one place. However, this type of trip often requires a bit of planning when it comes to what to wear. Unlike a trip to the coast or countryside, where relaxed and comfortable clothing is often the norm, a city break calls for a more sophisticated style. This means finding the perfect balance between comfort and fashion. 

Whether you're planning a weekend of shopping, sightseeing, or dining out, the right wardrobe can make all the difference in enjoying your time in the city. That’s why we have picked out some of our favourite styles of the season to provide you with some inspiration when planning your weekend wardrobe, so you can look and feel your best during your urban adventure.

City-wear for women

A trench coat is a staple in any fashion lover's wardrobe, famed for their flattering fit and ability to dress up any outfit, a classic trench is the perfect option if you're packing for a long weekend in the city. Looking for the traditional trench style? The Greta Trench from Barbour boasts a classic double breasted design with a storm flap and a belted waist for a flattering fit. This versatile coat can be styled up or down with a range of outfits, from simple jeans and trainers, to a dress and heels. This elegant, lightweight coat is the perfect outer layer that will keep out the chill and ensure you look smart no matter the activity.

Simple yet timeless, a classic white t-shirt and jeans make a great base when packing for a weekend away in the city. Versatile, comfortable and stylish, this simple city break outfit can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. The Barbour Darla Top and Essential Slim Jeans provide a clean and casual look that is perfect for layering when exploring a new city. Pair them with the Greta trench for a timeless outfit that will ensure you stay comfortable and stylish all day.

Western boots are a style that keeps coming back in trend. Beloved for their traditional silhouette with almond toe and slight wooden heel that is flattering yet comfortable, it's no wonder that these are on our list of favourites. The Barbour Sandy Western boots offer a subtle nod to the cowboy style and would make a great option for your next trip to the city. Crafted from 100% suede and finished with unique panel detailing, these boots are a fashionable option for strutting the city streets on your next weekend trip.

City style for men

This modern take on a traditional trench is the only jacket you’ll need on your next trip to the city. Crafted from waterproof, breathable fabric that’ll keep you comfortable and dry in the event of a shower, this fashion forward staple is functional and stylish, making it a great option for those wanting to pack light on their next holiday. This coat is available in two signature colours, Navy and Mist, and features a sleek fly front placket for a sophisticated touch. The Barbour Rokig is a contemporary twist on a trench that will spruce up any outfit in your weekend bag.

On a city break, you want to explore the best that the city has to offer, and you don’t want uncomfortable clothes holding you back. A simple base outfit is a sure way to ensure that you feel comfortable, and look stylish whilst on your travels, and you can’t go wrong with a staple jumper and chinos. 

An easy choice of city break essentials, the Barbour Pima sweater and Neuston Twill Chinos are sure to become staples in your wardrobe, perfectly embodying ‘smart-casual’ clothing. Pair these with an undershirt, boots and an overcoat when enjoying your evenings at a nice restaurant, or slip on a t-shirt and trainers for casual strolls around town. 

Pack for your weekend getaway with Barbour

Whether you’re planning a walking holiday in the countryside, a relaxing weekend at the coast, or an exciting escape to the city, our collection of classic coats, stylish essentials and durable boots has something for everyone - no matter your plans. If you’re feeling inspired and want to shop for your next trip, why not explore some of our specially curated collections like Coast to Country for women and Barbour 55 for men to find the perfect picks for your next getaway.

  1. Boys' Liddesdale® Quilted Jacket
    Boys' Liddesdale® Quilted Jacket
    From $100.00
  2. Neuston Twill Trousers
    Neuston Twill Trousers
    From $91.00 MRSP $130.00