How to style a waxed Barbour jacket!

How to style a waxed Barbour jacket!

Following my transition from a summer to an autumn closet, one of the most frequent questions I receive every year is ‘how to style my waxed Barbour jacket‘.  I bought my Barbour Beadnell jacket almost four years ago and haven’t looked back since! It is one of the most versatile pieces in my closet and I wear it non-stop throughout the seasons. With autumn being all over Scotland at the moment, the Barbour jacket made it’s appearance and of course, once again, the question I received through your messages on Instagram was ‘how to style my Barbour jacket this year?’. So I thought I could pull some ideas together and write a guide for you! Unfortunately, today I didn’t have time to go out for a photoshooting as it has been raining all day, however a quick look in the fashion archives of the blog and I realised that I have worn my Barbour Beadnell jacket so many times (and thankfully well-documented the majority of them here) that there was no need to take new pictures!

So here are a few ways I have styled my waxed Barbour jacket so far:

ONE// From that time I visited the famous Glengoyne Scottish distillery and took a whisky and chocolate tour. So much fun!

As it was a press trip that I went on a short notice I had to pack my luggage very quickly, but of course I made sure to pack my favourite Barbour waxed jacket with me. I wore it with a white dress layered with a grey knit, You can have a look HERE on how I styled it exactly!

TWO// This picture reminds me of my days lingering around Old Aberdeen as a postgraduate student. I used to always wear my Barbour waxed jacket with a pair of trousers or jeans as I had to cycle everyday to the office and wearing a skirt or a dress was not the wisest thing to do…

You can have a look on how I styled my Barbour waxed jacket on the original post HERE!

THREE// These pictures were taken during a press trip in Poland with Ford UK and it was actually the first time I collaborated with Barbour! Their Press team very kindly sent me a few pieces to wear during the trip but unfortunately the box arrived on the day I flew out so I only saw the pieces once I arrived back in Scotland. Still though, I packed with me the classic Beadnell that I wore that day we spent exploring  Warsaw Old Town and took these beautiful pictures. I styled my Barbour waxed jacket with a pair of jeans, a thick knit jumper, my Sorel winter boots and a beret that my friend Wendy lent me-it was SO cold, just looking at these pictures I get the chills!

FOUR// Look how young I was here! It was taken 5 years ago, just a month after I had moved in Aberdeen. That particular day I was exploring the streets of Aberdeen with a friend, just before Halloween and I remember asking him to take a few pictures of my outfit, proudly featuring my new waxed Barbour jacket! I was SO excited to wear my new jacket I even titled the Blog post as The Barbour jacket!

As it was a rather warm, autumn day I styled my Barbour jacket with a white shirt, a pair of statement, tartan trousers, and a similar pattern, black and white scarf. Effortlessly cosy!

FIVE//  During this Winter walk in the woods I styled my Barbour jacket with a white, monochrome outfit comprising of a white pair of jeans and a white knit jumper. As it was extremely cold, to the point that my wee puppy, Cruzy was shaking, I also wore my Barbour grey, knit beanie and my Sorel winter boots.

Going monochrome is the safest option with a beautiful jacket like this, and I much prefer it to the easy option of jeans and a top!

Other times that I wore my Barbour waxed jacket and how I styled it:

An afternoon tea outfit (from so many years ago!!!)

Personal style-hit the books

Aberdeen Elphinstone Road (I wish I still had this beanie!)

Hello November

Do you have a Barbour jacket? How do you style it?





Anastasia is a Greek in Scotland via England! She’s passionate about life in Aberdeen, exploring new places and petting dogs. When not working she runs Natbee’s and enjoys countryside walks with her puppy Cruz.

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  1. Emily
    September 4, 2018 / 3:01 pm

    Love all of your outfits, especially the last one but I wish I could wear white without getting my top dirty within minutes!
    Great post through. I love Barbour jackets and I am always looking for new ideas to style my jackets!

    • Anastasia
      September 4, 2018 / 3:24 pm

      Hehe, I can totally relate to this Emily! I am always very carefull and conscious when wearing white but I love it so…

  2. September 4, 2018 / 3:21 pm

    Great pictures and thanks for the ideas, a Barbour jacket is such a classic wardrobe item, especially at this time of year!
    Have a lovely day 🙂
    Rosanna x

    • Anastasia
      September 4, 2018 / 3:25 pm

      Isn’t it just? I love all of my Barbour items but this waxed jacket is definitely my favourite one! So glad you liked it xx

      • Sandra
        November 10, 2018 / 6:42 pm

        Can you tell me please if you bought your usual size or if you would advise to go up a size.

        • Anastasia
          November 10, 2018 / 7:38 pm

          Hi Sandra, this is a size 12 even though I am wearing a size 8-10 so I would definitely suggest you size up. It gives extra space for all the layers and scarves underneath! x

  3. September 4, 2018 / 3:21 pm

    In all honesty, I still wonder why I haven’t saved to buy me a Barbour jacket too. They all seem to be wearing one these days in Edinburgh xx

    • Anastasia
      September 4, 2018 / 4:07 pm

      Hehe, true that!!! I can give you one of mine to test drive it if you like? 😉 x

  4. September 4, 2018 / 3:34 pm

    The first day I arrived at college during my freshman year, my parents and I went out shopping to get me what I would need for the school year. Part of that shopping included a stop by the local Barbour store. When we left the store, my dad had a coat, my mom had a coat, and I had three coats in different weights. I went in only really wanting the classic Beadnell, a good place to start your Barbour collection I think, but I ended up with three other coats, none of which were the Beadnell haha. My parents went a little crazy in there. After that trip I was like, I’m not allowed to buy anymore coats ever again in my entire life!! (I love coats so much though, so that’ll be kinda hard…) (And I still kinda want the Beadnell…) (They’re so versatile and easy to throw over any outfit!) (Guess what, I bought a fourth Barbour coat at the end of last year. Still not the Beadnell. It was a bright yellow raincoat and it was one saleeee)

    • Anastasia
      September 4, 2018 / 4:06 pm

      I can TOTALLY feel you Audrey! I have sadly only two Barbour coats in my closet but if I could afford it I would buy so many more!!!
      Also, your parents have great taste and are very generous, lucky you xx

    • Anastasia
      September 5, 2018 / 9:18 am

      Thank you Kelsey! I love my Barbour jacket, one of the most versatile pieces I have in my closet x

  5. September 5, 2018 / 11:33 am

    I love the look of barbour jackets, the way you have styled it is so gorgeous!
    One of my good male friends has a barbour jacket and it always looks so good on him. I think it’s time I get one.

    • Anastasia
      September 5, 2018 / 1:17 pm

      Thank you Natalie, they are gorgeous arent they? The Beadnell is unisex and I think this is why I like it the most. I can pair it with girly dresses and jeans and it will always look gorgeous no matter what x

  6. Fiona
    September 6, 2018 / 1:32 pm

    I always think about buying a Barbour jacket but somehow I’ve never bought one. Hmm, think you’ve inspired me to get one this year!

    • Anastasia
      September 6, 2018 / 1:56 pm

      I am so glad I did! They are totally worth their money! x

  7. September 6, 2018 / 1:59 pm

    I so wish I would have bought the olive colored jacket! I went with navy, which is great-but I find that I usually style it with jeans, and it gets a little monochromatic. Love the ways you’ve styled yours! I can’t wait until our weather changes and I can pull mine out!

    • Anastasia
      September 6, 2018 / 3:09 pm

      Thank you Kristen, I was debating with my sister whether I should buy the olive or navy one but the former won! It’s a great, versatile colour and it’s perfect for the Scottish countryside 🙂 Definitely one of the most worth purchases I’ve ever done!

  8. September 6, 2018 / 4:17 pm

    This is such a great jacket, and so versatile! I’ve been wanting to get an anorak for fall, your jacket reminds me of it. Great idea to dip the hands in the old archives when the weather intrudes on a planned photoshoot. Thanks for sharing!

    • Anastasia
      September 6, 2018 / 4:25 pm

      Thank you so much, I am so glad you liked it. Barbour jackets are the best, arent they?X

  9. September 8, 2018 / 1:50 pm

    This is such a wonderful post! It’s got me thinking of getting a Barbour jacket – I still haven’t got one! They are very autumny 🙂

    • Anastasia
      September 10, 2018 / 9:32 am

      They are for all year around but I love wearing this one around autumn, its so pretty!

  10. September 8, 2018 / 4:38 pm

    I don’t have a Barbour jacket, but I’d love one!! Anything with pockets and that is just the right thickness to keep me warm. Plus, they’re so stylish! You look gorg in yours!


    • Anastasia
      September 10, 2018 / 9:33 am

      Aww thanks Carrie! They are beautiful jackets arent they? Definitely one of my best purchases!x

  11. September 10, 2018 / 8:12 am

    oooh I love this jacket and actually want to buy one this year – they’re gorgeous and snuggly making them perfect for the warm weather!

    Absolutely loving your photos again, they’re beautiful!

    Wishing you a wonderful week lovely!

    Layla x

    • Anastasia
      September 10, 2018 / 9:34 am

      Thank you so much Layla! Yes they are definitely one of the snuggest jackets I have in my closet!

    • Anastasia
      September 10, 2018 / 10:33 am

      Aww thanks Natalie! That’s so kind of you to say x

  12. September 11, 2018 / 7:19 pm

    You styled it so well! I especially like the last outfit; I’m a sucker for fully white outfits 🙂
    So cool you can style a jacket so many different ways really 😀

    xo Noor

  13. September 12, 2018 / 3:01 pm

    Great post, I will certainly keep it in mind when I’ll decide to try a new jacket this autumn. Lovely photos and lovely place too.

  14. September 15, 2018 / 12:32 pm

    I love all of these looks! What a beautiful jacket – pieces that can be combined in many different ways are my favourite. I really like how you wore this jacket over a white dress and a grey knit, that’s such a good idea and a great way to achieve a casual chic look. xx

  15. September 17, 2018 / 9:27 am

    I personally love seeing Barbour jackets with flowy skirts and dresses! It’s not always the most practical depending on the weather, but it’s such a romantic Fall look 🙂

    • Anastasia
      September 20, 2018 / 1:12 pm

      Aww thanks Annessa! I love my Barbour jacket, so versatile!

  16. Marina
    September 24, 2018 / 4:58 pm

    I love your style Anastasia and wish you were posting your outfit posts more regularly.
    Love some #ootd inspiration 🙂

    Kisses from Oregon,
    Marina Hound

    • Anastasia
      September 24, 2018 / 5:13 pm

      Thank you Marina! After receiving everyone’s comments on this post I am definitely consider bringing more regular outfit/fashion posts back!

  17. September 25, 2018 / 4:09 am

    Feeling the autumn vibes already and seems like you exactly know how to prepare for it, that jacket is beautiful! Hope you enjoyed your trip to Poland, looks amazing 😀
    We run away from the cold and are traveling through the tropics, so autumns has to wait 😛
    Wishing you a lovely day

    With love and sunshine,
    Patricia & Miguel

    • Anastasia
      September 25, 2018 / 9:06 am

      Thank you Patricia! My trip to Poland was 2 years ago, hehe, so yes I very much enjoyed it and wish I can go back again soon.
      Enjoy your travels, they sound amazing x

  18. February 13, 2019 / 7:17 am

    Great post dear. You look stunning.

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