Evening all! This week I’ve decided to base the Sitting Pretty Styles feature around the Barbour jacket I got for my birthday back in September. Since I got it a few people have said they would be interested in seeing how I’d style it. I haven’t really had the chance to feature it in an outfit post yet, so I thought this would be the next best thing. Rather than doing a casual and a formal look (I wouldn’t personally wear a Barbour jacket on a night out or to a meal, but each to their own!) I’ve done an every day look, then more of a relaxed outfit to put it more to its use.


This outfit is more of a traditional way to wear the Barbour jacket, think countryside walks, camping and rainy days but done in style! Not a lilac cagoule or hiking boots in sight! I’d wear some skinny fit jeans tucked into leggings, teamed with a chunky jumper over a longline camisole or vest. I’d then accessorise with a faux fur hat, sheepskin mittens and a vintage style scarf. I’d also carry a chunky brown bag!

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For the second look I’ve come up with a more relevant way of wearing the Barbour. It now seems to be bought more for the fashion element that the practicality, so this version shows how to wear it in a more style focused outfit. This is how I tend to wear mine too! I usually go for a pretty vintage inspired dress over some thick tights teamed with boots. I’d also snuggle up with some chinky knitted accessories such as a hat and long scarf, and carry a satchel style bag in a complementing colour. To finish off I’d add a splash more colour with a bright lipstick.

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Well? What do you think?! Let me know how you’re all wearing your quilted jackets this winter. I’d love to hear how you style them!



  1. November 18, 2011 / 3:11 pm

    Adore both these looks… the dress in the second look is beyond gorgeous! and need both the hats lol!

    The Deer Head


  2. November 18, 2011 / 7:13 pm

    I just want everything here! I do love that chunky knit mustard scarf.

    Louisejoyb xo | Bits&Bobs

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