I really like the brand Barbour because there is no fashion show and no advertising campaign featuring Kate Moss in the pipeline. Once you’ve got a Barbour in your cupboard, it never leaves. I grew to love my Barbours jacket – it’s almost like they become part of the family, part of the royal family? Better leave the golden retriever and the shotgun at home.
The Barbour can be worn with just about anything – from a woolly jumper to a cocktail dress. As such, it fits in perfectly with this season’s layered hippydeluxe vibe and can be used to “toughen up” a ruffle skirt, for example, or dress down a chiffon maxi-dress and if you’re not wearing it, you can even sit on it. It just works really hard!