As a country dweller a great coat that can be worn for long doggy walks is essential, but choosing a jacket can be a tricky business, especially if you plan for it to carry across several seasons, when good weather is transient from one season to the next.
It's definitely one item that is worth investing in if you ask me. As long as you know you can re-mix it up for multiple outfits then Barbour jackets are a great garment of choice and will be a welcome addition to your wardrobe whatever your style. I guarantee cost per wear will be worth every penny.
Not only are they great for day to day wear when you're running about doing your daily doggy walks or errand running, the Barbour jackets now are the jacket of choice for many reasons (and by the celebs too)
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A Barbour jacket is a perfect piece to add to your festival wardrobe when the summer months roll around. British weather can be a tad (ha!) unpredictable at best, so it's the ideal jacket to throw over your outfit when the evening comes and it gets a bit chilly. Barbours are also reasonably light weight so can fit into your rucksack easily, but as most festival goers know, it can be a messy affair, and the hard wearing fabric is super resilient to spills and consistent wear and tear that comes with spending a weekend dancing and camping in what can be a muddy environment. Team your Barbour jacket with a plain t-shirt, denim shorts, tights and Wellington boots for a contemporary classic look. If the weather isn't great, trade those shorts for a pair of skinny jeans to stay dry and still comfortable enough to dance the night away.
I also love the idea of a super girly dress, wellie boots and a Barbour Jacket... complete festival fun wear!
A city break staple
If you are planning a long weekend away in one of Europe's many beautiful locations, wear your Barbour jacket with an oversized tartan scarf and over the knee suede boots for a chic city look that carries no matter what the weather brings. Couple with an oversized handbag in a dark shade like navy or slate grey and you will be ready to easily go from sightseeing during the day to bar hopping at night. Whether you want to look polished in Paris, or fashion savvy in Amsterdam, make sure it's in your case!
If you are thinking about buying your own Barbour jacket, consider visiting one of the many stores around the UK and online for authentic pieces which won't break the bank.
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Do you own a Barbour Jacket? If you do how do you like to wear yours?