One of the most popular seasons of the year, the British summer time is undeniably a sight to behold. With sunny skies from dawn to dusk highlighting all the natural joys of the coast, country and city, the warm days of this season are meant to be enjoyed to the fullest. From long strolls on the beach to woodland picnics under the sun, these months also bring more than just heat with them: they also bring fun times perfect for spending with friends and family. No matter what activities you fill your summer months with, make sure you have a wardrobe suitable for the season by browsing through our favourite summer outfit ideas for women here at Barbour.
From light, floating dresses that are perfect for garden parties with friends, to loose-fitting blouses and trouser combos that are designed for family beach days, we have plenty of brand new staples to browse through in the women’s Spring Summer 2022 collection. Browse the range or get inspired to build some beautiful summer outfits by taking a look through some of our favourite styles below.
Summer outfit ideas for strolls on the beach
When the summer sun is shining, one of our favourite places to enjoy it is the coast, especially if delicious ice cream is on the menu. Of course, the beach throws up its own challenges when designing a suitable summer outfit, with wind, sand and water calling for a loose-fitting style that can be easily removed for dips in the sea. That’s why we recommend donning our comfortable Barbour Stoneleigh top and Cherbury trousers.
The perfect pairing, these pieces style together effortlessly for a relaxed, beach-ready summer outfit that is simultaneously casual and elegant. The delicate white and pink in particular are ideal for the typically softer colour palettes of the summer months, keeping you on trend and comfortable throughout the day. We’ve finished off this style with a pair of our Amelda sandals, which feature two buckled straps for easy sliding on and off.
Casual summer outfits for picnics in the park
While the beach calls for relaxed and loose clothing, afternoon picnics enjoyed with the family need a different summer outfit all together. Perfect for running around on the grass, feeding the ducks and serving up a family feast, our Barbour Maddison denim shorts are a staple of the season that can be worn for a wide range of activities. Incredibly versatile, we’d even recommend packing these summer holiday shorts for trips away but for this occasion, however, we’ve paired these shorts with the stylish and effortlessly flattering Ellewood top.
Featuring an all-over stripe design, a charming peplum waist and mock button fastening, the Barbour Ellewood top once again displays that beautifully soft colour palette of whites and pinks that are part of the quintessential summer style. We’ve also finished off this outfit with the complementary beige and light brown tones in our Whitney wedge sandals. A piece which can be mixed and matched with other wardrobe essentials and used as a versatile summer accessory, these shoes will last all season long.
Evening summer styles for women
While soft pinks, crisp whites and light browns are perfect for days spent relaxing in the sunshine when those warm evenings come around, clothes with a darker colour scheme are a favourite of women headed out to enjoy the sunset in style.
Whether you’ve got dinner with friends planned, are getting ready for date night or simply want to sit and watch the sun go down in the garden, the Barbour Hazel dress is a wonderful choice. Featuring subtle broderie anglaise detailing, half-length sleeves and a shoe-string tie neck, we've paired this classic black summer dress with a pair of Moreda sandals which are crafted from supple leather for a feeling of luxury that will last.
Summer outfits for holidays abroad
Summer in Britain never fails to impress us here at Barbour, but we know that getting away and exploring the world beyond our shores holds an undeniable appeal too. Whether it’s a short European city trip to experience another culture, or a relaxing resort holiday with the family, packing plenty of warm-weather summer staples is essential to avoid overheating.
If you’re looking for summer holiday outfit ideas suitable for relaxing while away, we recommend the stunning and simple Barbour Philippa dress. Lightweight and comfortable, this soft cotton summer dress gathers at the waist for a flattering fit and features side pockets, a tiered skirt and buttons to the front. Thanks to the simple shape, this dress can be easily styled with sandals or trainers depending on the activity, but for relaxing by the pool we recommend adding some essential summer accessories such as the Christie tote bag and Penfor rainbow fedora. Both practical additions to this summer outfit, the pink twisted braid bag is spacious enough to hold your suncream, book and towel, while the wide-brimmed fedora offers protection from the summer sun.
Find summer styles for women at Barbour
This year, whether you’re filling your time with exciting activities in the sun at home or are jetting off for a brief break abroad, ensure you have plenty of summer styles for women in your wardrobe. Browse the full women’s summer collection to find easy-to-style staples and pick out comfortable footwear and accessories to finish off the look at Barbour.
This summer, it could only be Barbour.