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!!!)
Aberdeen Elphinstone Road (I wish I still had this beanie!)
Do you have a Barbour jacket? How do you style it?