British Clothing Brands

Fall is just around the corner and that means it's almost time for warm sweaters and plaid (all plaid, all the time!). When I visited the UK this spring, I was introduced to some very fashionable British brands. I left with only a few items (I'm still kicking myself for not buying a Barbour coat at Heathrow's duty-free!) but luckily, many of these brands ship to North America! If you are following my late night/early morning Pinterest binges, you know I am looking to the Brits for my fall fashion inspiration so today, I thought I would share with you my favourite British clothing brands. Hopefully they will inspire you to get started on your fall wardrobe!


Joules




"A contemporary British lifestyle brand" Joules offers clothing and home decor for the whole family all in their signature British style. Joules uses vibrant colours and prints inspired by nature. I'm a big fan of their collections "Right As Rain", "Equestrian" and "Harbour Collection". It makes buying a full outfit in your chosen theme rather easy. Some of my favourite items from Joules are their striped tops, polka dot rain boots, bright print dresses, and their quilted gilets. Whats a gilet you ask? They are the popular vests we see pop up in our IG feeds throughout the fall season. 


Barbour


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I have long been a fan of Barbour. Is it because their founder is Scottish (as am I)? Is it their incredible photography which inspires wanderlust? Their use of rich tartans? The fact that I won an Instagram contest they held a few years ago? Doesn't matter what the reason, I totally love the brand and always will. When you think of Barbour it's the jackets that instantly come to mind but I recommend spending a few moments browsing their website. You will find many items perfect for fall like plaid shirt dresses, lovely striped sweaters, weekender bags, and the cutest little coats for kids. I'm still kicking myself for not buying the Beadnell coat at the airport. I blame exhaustion and jet-lag for my temporary lapse in shopping judgement. Although, maybe it was meant to be after I saw Tuckernuck's exclusive Barbour x Wedgwood coat! #Christmaswishlist


Boden




Boden is probably the youngest company on this list of British clothing brands. Founded in 1991 they grew quickly and are global ambassadors of modern British style. They launched in America in 2002 and have updated a few items for the American market, all while still remaining true to their country of origin. Bright colours, traditional fabrics and polished, without being too stuffy, style. I am especially fond of their men's clothing (they originally launched as a menswear line) and I find lots of outfit inspiration for my husband and boys on their website. The children's clothing is where they really shine! Baby Boden and Mini Boden carry some of the cutest items you will ever find for your youngster. I love the women's clothing and especially appreciate the outfit builder on the website. It starts with a photo of a model and you add items to create a whole outfit! Good thing they deliver to Canada (in 8-10 days for £10!).


Jack Murphy





I was introduced to Jack Murphy while visiting Kirkcudbright, Scotland. AMH and I had stopped at a local farm supply/restaurant/grocery store in a small country town. I saw something about equestrian gear in store and I was off! I found Jack Murphy's racks of clothing and instantly fell in love with the Irish brand. If you love horses and dogs (who doesn't amirite?) you will love their printed tops and bags.


Seasalt Cornwall




When I think of Seasalt Cornwall I instantly think nautically inspired items. From their sailor striped shirts to their bathing suits, they really do capture life on the British coast. You will see a lot of navy and white in their clothing as well as muted shades that really seem to speak to the seasalt portion of their name. It's like every colour was soaked in ocean water and left in the sun to dry. I am loving their navy and chambray items this fall and would love to top this dress off with a nice burnt orange cardigan.

If you are looking to inject a little British style into your fall wardrobe this year, you can't go wrong with items from these brands. You will be talking like Lady Mary whilst setting up tea plans with Kate in no time (hey, a girl can dream).

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