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Nov 21 2014

Brits & the Barn Jacket

A semester abroad in London can influence a lifetime of styling choices! Ask me? I've got the Brit barn jacket bug. (It's a serious thing! Promise.)  Since my brief sojourn on the island of HRH, and my fond recollections of high tea afternoons and unmatched adventures aboard massive red double deckers, I've adopted a very British attitude to personal style that has become very much a part of my daily dressing ritual. The Brits - think Barbour, Pringle of Scotland, Burberry, Mulberry, Vivienne Westwood (I can go on...and on!) - are true masters of  blending countryside cool with city prep, and making "heritage" the cornerstone of a cultural revolution. These fashion houses have decades of history standing behind their brand. They tell a story. Barbour, celebrating 120 years, has seen its waxed jackets, traditionally for shooting, evolve into a lifestyle brand.  Classic, yet comfortable. Understatedly elegant. Beautifully functional. That's Barbour. And I'm sold. I wear my Barbour barn jacket with pride.

 

What's in your closet?

 

Jacket: Barbour Classic Beadnell Waxed Jacket; Sunglasses: RayBan Wayfarer; Handbag: Zara; Motorcycle Boots: J. Crew; Necklace: Folli Follie

 

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