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How to Be Prepared for the British Summer

We are all so busy these days. Working, socialising, spending time with the family. The constant flow of emails, text messages and Facebook updates means that our worlds are changing and evolving at a rapid speed. It can sometimes feel a little overwhelming. Usually, choosing clothes and footwear is something we do in a hurry, either during our lunch breaks, on the Internet on the way home, or in a rush with the kids on a Saturday morning.

Coats are one of those things that you feel you should spend a decent amount of time looking into, but which more often than not you leave purchasing to the last minute. I imagine that right now you have a heavy winter coat hanging up in the back of your wardrobe, a thin and lightweight summer jacket and probably nothing suitable for the weather we have at the moment.

Whilst summer jackets look great when teamed with skinny jeans on your way out for the night, or on very warm evenings whilst having dinner with your friends, they don’t really offer enough protection when the weather turns bad. And let’s face it, in this country that could happen at any time. Don’t you feel it when you head to work in the morning, turning your face to the sky and think ‘Maybe today will be different’? Doesn’t the thought cross your mind when you pack that picnic bag for the beach that the sky, so brilliantly blue and wonderful at the moment, could at any time change to a thunderous gathering of grey and black clouds? We are never really sure what the weather is going to do next. We British like to live on the edge.

As such, it is worth saying ‘Pause!’ to all those things you have going on in your life at the moment and reconsidering your outer wear choices for the summer. Put down the phone, log out of your emails and just have a little think. Are you really ready for summer nights out? Are you prepared for inclement weather when walking the dog in the early morning light? Will you keep dry when heading to that festival with your friends? Isn’t there just maybe something missing? Something which will bridge the gap between icy cold winter nights and the boiling hot summer days?

A lightweight, summer fit Barbour jacket is precisely what you are missing. Whether you choose the snug Summer Liddesdale Quilted jacket in a stunning selection of colours, or you prefer a touch of the equestrian look with the Flyweight Cavalry Jacket, there is a Barbour jacket to suit any girl out there. Barbour jackets are so chic, and men look great in them too. Guys can choose from any of the classic ranges, such as the Border, a Beaufort or a Bedale, and look fantastic. The jackets come in different lengths and different cuts to suit. All are waterproof and all allow your skin to breathe, so even when the weather does improve you won’t overheat.

Having a Barbour jacket makes the difference between being cold and uncomfortable or being warm and happy. They work well with skinny jeans, leggings and even summer dresses. Wear them to work with cargo pants and espadrilles. Take them out to town in your flowery print maxi dress. There really is no place that you cannot get away with wearing such a classy and traditional style of coat.

Alexa rocks her Barbour jacket

So if you’re unsure what jacket to buy to see you through the summer in a stress-free fashion, then why not invest in a stylish, gorgeous coat from Barbour and at least have one less thing to worry about?


 David writes about the changing world of how classic brands continue to offer the same range of successful products decade after decade and survive the ever changing storm in one of the world’s most competitive and fad-focussed consumer markets.

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