The Basics you need to Build a Year -Round Wardrobe

The Basics you need to Build a Year -Round Wardrobe


Having a reliable wardrobe with a range of versatile pieces, including those that can be worn time and time again across the year, makes it easier to style your outfits in an effortless way. Based around the idea of having a wardrobe that consists of simple and minimal pieces that can be used as a base to build a range of outfits from, embracing back to basics fashion allows you to create a functional wardrobe to see you through anything from the everyday to more formal occasions.

Read on for a range of inspiration to help you start building your collection of basic wardrobe essentials. From t-shirts and polos to dresses, shirts and more, discover a selection of men’s and women’s staple wardrobe basics suitable for year-round wearing below.

Men’s Wardrobe Essentials

Whether you’re looking for a basic, yet quality t-shirt for lounging or everyday wear, or you’re searching for some minimal attire for a formal event, our basic clothing essentials at Barbour allow you to build a stylish and versatile wardrobe for multiple occasions. No matter the time of year, the aim of basic fashion is to ensure you have a collection of staple pieces to see you through all four seasons that you can effortlessly pair with other items. No matter your personal style, from basic tops to trousers, shirts and more, build some timeless outfits with our Barbour menswear essentials.

A versatile essential that is a staple part of most men’s wardrobes, it’s difficult to go wrong with a simple t-shirt. The perfect piece that enables effortless styling, the Barbour Essential sports tee for men in a classic Slate Marl colour forms a base for a range of casual outfits. Designed from a soft jersey material, this versatile tee is well-suited for any daily activity, from lounging to workouts, day trips and more. Whether you’re looking to wear this as a standalone, or layer with a jacket, gilet or sweatshirt depending on the time of year, this men’s basic wardrobe essential is made in a regular fit to make for easy wearing and fuss-free layering. Meanwhile, the t-shirt is finished with our signature branding and a ribbed crew neckline for optimum comfort and style.

If you’re searching for a basic menswear essential more suitable for creating a smart-casual appearance, look no further than the Barbour Tartan Pique polo shirt for men. Featuring a contemporary twist on our traditional pique polo shirt, this basic men’s polo has been updated in an authentic signature tartan to the inner placket and back neck tape. Meanwhile, the minimal style, smart navy colour and iconic Barbour crest makes this perfect for smart-casual occasions. 

If you’re looking to build a minimalistic formal outfit, pair the men’s Barbour Tartan Pique polo shirt with the Barbour Neuston twill men’s trousers in navy for a simple but sophisticated appearance. These men’s chino trousers feature a regular fit to achieve a stylish look that can be worn day or night, while this classic smart-casual piece has been meticulously crafted to include authentic Barbour branding.

A piece that can be worn formally, or as part of a smart-casual appearance, the men’s Barbour Oxtown tailored shirt adopts a classic appearance. Made from 100% cotton, this basic men’s shirt achieves the perfect balance between formality and comfort. Whether you’re looking for a piece to wear to work, or you’re searching for one suitable to wear to an event, this plain-dye men’s shirt can be effortlessly styled and is finished with a simple button-down front.

If you’re looking for a smart piece for placing over your casual shirt, the Barbour Essential sweat half snap sweatshirt for men is the ideal piece for any occasion where an extra layer is required. A versatile layering option, this men’s basic sweatshirt can be placed over a shirt, or t-shirt, and also features snap-fastening that allows you to personalise your level of coverage. 

Women’s Wardrobe Essentials

Basic clothing essentials help to provide a base for you to form a full wardrobe with pieces that can be worn in a number of ways and styled accordingly depending on the time of year. From basic-shirts that can be worn with trousers, jeans, and layered under an overshirt or jacket, to simple dresses that can be paired with a versatile range of footwear such as trainers, sandals and more. If you’re looking for some wardrobe essentials that can be used to build a number of basic outfits, start creating a range of stylish looks with our womenswear essentials.

Whether you’re looking for a casual piece to wear on a weekend, or during an evening after work, the Barbour Otterburn women’s tee is a basic piece that allows for easy and comfortable wearing, day or night. Crafted in a soft and lightweight cotton, this breathable women’s wardrobe essential can be worn any time of year. Complete with a distinctive Barbour graphic print, the piece features a bold and iconic finish to help add some character to your wardrobe. 

If you’re looking to achieve a sought-after casual appearance, pair this simple women’s Barbour t-shirt with the Barbour Essential slim trouser for women. Whether you’re meeting with friends for coffee, or you’re heading on a solo walk, these simple white trousers create a statement contrast against the navy top while achieving harmony through the Barbour branding. We recommend accessorising with a belt and finishing the look with white trainers.

The Barbour Dalmore stripe dress for women features an all-round contrasting navy and white stripe design that reflects our coastal roots, making this women’s soft and lightweight jersey dress a great piece for summer. However, if you’re looking to wear this during the colder months, we recommend wearing the piece under a sweatshirt and finishing the look with a classic tights and boots combo. 

If you’re going for a more formal appearance for the office, or a formal event, this casual dress can be transformed into a smart-casual skirt. This can be achieved through placing the women’s Barbour Pearson Shirt over the dress, which can be left unbuttoned or completely buttoned up depending on the formality of the occasion. Forming the base for a range of outfits, this regular fit women’s shirt can also be worn with black trousers or a smart skirt for an office-worthy look.

Providing a versatile solution to adding some extra warmth and comfort to your casual outfits, the women’s Barbour Northumberland Overlayer can be used to complete those autumn and winter looks in style. Designed in a bright pink, the flattering statement design adds a timeless style to a wide range of outfits, while the sweatshirt itself is made from 100% cotton for lasting comfort. We recommend pairing this year-round piece with some casual jeans or a midi skirt. 

Go back to basics with Barbour

No matter the event, our basic men’s and women’s wardrobe essentials provide the perfect base for you to build some functional and sophisticated outfits suited to year-round wearing. Prioritising comfort and style, browse our men’s and women’s clothing collections and find an assortment of minimal pieces to help you start building an on-trend wardrobe for all occasions.

It could only be Barbour.