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Joe’s perfect coat for your shape

Don’t you just love it when you rediscover your favourite winter coat after months of it hiding away at the back of your wardrobe? Well, we want to times that feeling by 10 when you pull out your favourite Joe Browns coat year after year knowing not only does it flatter your gorgeous body, but expresses your personality and makes you feel remarkable!

But with so many stunning designs to choose from it can be a minefield knowing which one is the best suited for your unique body shape.

So with the help of some sweets we had lying around (we’re never without sweets in JB HQ) we’ve matched up the styles that best suit your beautiful body shapes….

A great trick to finding the right coat is to find a style that flatters not flattens your best assets. Single-breasted options are best for hourglasses, with an open neck to flatter your top half and a simple A-line bottom will skim your hips beautifully.

Cola

(Stand Out Check Coat £89.95)

Military styles with detailed buttons are great for drawing the attention to your top half while slimming your lower half. (This one also comes in black).

Pear

(Keep It Simple Coat £79.95)

A central fastening is great for lengthening your body and skimming over your tummy. Worn open in a swing-style with a contrasting top underneath will divide up your middle section even more while showing off your cracking legs.

BonBon

(Distinctive Coat £114.95)

Create instant curves with this feminine shaped coat. The flattering full-skirt will accentuate your gorgeous lean shape and an assortment of off-centre detailing adds an element of sophisticated charm.

Liquorice

(Absolute Coat £74.95)

A deep V neck will look awesome on you. A slightly flared bottom will balance out your top half and the lace detailing on the back of this little beauty sinches you in perfectly at the waist and gives your finished look an extra touch of elegance.

Strawberry

(Lace Trim Coat £89.95) 

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Joe’s Best Autumn Wedding Guest Outfits That Wow for 2017 !

We all love a good wedding! The food (especially the late night buffet), the crazy dad dancing embraced by everyone and the ability to drink at midday with no one judging you.

We’ve put together the best occasionwear autumn looks for this season to fill you with confidence leaving you nothing to worry about other than what time the bar closes. Enjoy!

Outfit 1

 

 

 

 

Little Leaf Dress £44.95
All New Vintage Stole £39.95 
Boutique And Unique Shoes £39.95

 

Outfit 2

 

Sexy Floral Dress £49.95
Perfectly Pretty Shoes £39.95 
Unique and Quirky Tote Bag £34.95 

 

Outfit 3

 

Elegant Dress £44.95
Gatsby Vintage T-Bar Shoes £39.95
Bargello Applique Bag £44.95

 

Outfit 4

 


New Romantic Vintage Dress £49.95
Unique Tweedy Corsage Shoes £39.95
Unique Tweedy Corsage Bag £39.95

 

Outfit 5

 

 

 

Jacquard Paisley Skater Dress £39.95
Remarkably Vintage Shoes £44.95
Funky Tassel Cross Over Bag £29.95

 

Outfit 6

 

 

 

 

Into Autumn Dress £54.95 
Dawn ’til Dusk Strap Shoes £34.95 
Mystic Enchantment Velvet Bag £29.95 

 

Outfit 7

 

 

 

 

Beautiful Bird Dress £39.95 
Charming Tweedy Tie Shoes £34.95 
Into the Woods Applique Bag £37.95 

 

Outfit 8

 

 

Fabulously Flocked Dress £49.95 
Elegantly Lacey Shoes £44.95 
All New Vintage Stole £39.95 

 

Outfit 9

 

 

 

 

Vintage Inspired Dress £44.95 
More Than Cute Ankle Boots £44.95 
Super Soft Faux Fur Stole £27.95 

Tunics perfect for all year round

When the weather hasn’t got a clue what it’s doing it can leave us pretty clueless too…with what on earth to wear!

We’ve come up with a groundbreaking solution – layering. OK it’s not groundbreaking and we didn’t come up with it, but it does work and looks really cool.

And what’s better, all the tunics we’ve layered up in these outfits are all over half price!

Perfect Palm Tunic Now £11.95 Was £34.95

Paired with…
Flirty Fringed Knit £39.95
Beautiful Basic Leggings £9.95
Bargello Applique Bag £44.95
Sensational Lace Back Boots £59.95

 

Ruffle Me Up Tunic Now £14.95 Was £39.95

Paired with…
Super Smart Jacket £69.95
Joe’s Jeggings £24.95
Beautiful Boxy Bag £29.95

 

Ticking Stripe Tunic Now £13.95 Was £34.95

Paired with…
Beautiful Basic Leggings £9.95
Sensational Lace Back Boots £59.95
Joe’s Essential Lace Neck Top £17.95

 

Buenos Aires Tunic Now £11.95 Was £39.95

Paired with…
Amazing Autumn Cardigan £44.95
Statement Long Boots £54.95

 

Lovely Applique Tunic Now £14.95 Was £39.95

Paired with…
Joe’s Jeggings £24.95
Funky Fox Cardigan £39.95
Very Vintage Shoe Boots £44.95

“Wearing Joe Browns has helped me get my life back on track”

Ever feel like some stories in life just need to be told?

We did when Tracey got in touch with us on Facebook to thank us for designing clothes that helped her get through what can only be described as a horrendous time in her life.

Our aim is to make people feel confident, liberated and free so you can take on anything life throws at you and life really did throw it at Tracey.

In the last year, doctors discovered a large aneurism on Tracey’s brain, her husband of 30 years left her and her father passed away. We couldn’t imagine what Tracey was going through.

“It has been horrendous. Discovering the aneurism on top of the shock that the husband I had loved since the age of 16 was leaving me was devastating. When my darling dad then passed away we were all heartbroken.”

In March, with a 77% chance of the aneurism rupturing, Tracey, 53, endured a 9 and-a-half hour operation followed by 2 weeks in intensive care to remove it and is now going through a long recovery process. Tracey had a facial spasm which meant she couldn’t smile or laugh for a long time after the operation and her speech was also badly affected.

     

Tracey just after surgery

Tracey told us that at the lowest point in her life she felt determined to stay strong for the sake of her friends and family, especially her two sons Conor, 23 and Elliot, 21. She felt to keep her spirit up on the inside she needed to dress positively and confidently on the outside.

“The Joe Browns clothes I put on after the operation really did perk me up. I felt happy in them and ready to get back on track. Marriage breakdown worries, financial worries, ill and aging parent worries; I managed to keep a brave and cheerful face on to try to lessen other people’s concern by wearing cheerful clothes.”

    

Tracey wearing JB post-op.

Tracey’s story really touched us at Joe Browns HQ and we wanted to thank her for sharing it with us by giving her an afternoon of pampering.

We arranged for Tracey to come up from her home in Rugby to Joe’s offices in Leeds for a spot of lunch, tour of HQ, a personal styling session with hair and make-up by a professional artist and some pictures taken in our studio by our photographer.

Get Tracey’s look:

Striking Dress £47.95
Beautiful Leggings £9.95 
Perfection Pixie Boots £49.95

Tracey after her make-over

Absolute Coat £74.95

Jacquard Velvet Tunic £34.95 

“It was a lovely afternoon at Joe Browns – a real treat!

“Friendly, warm and creative people, lovely food and gorgeous clothes – I loved everything! Joe Browns clothes have been my favourite for several years. I find the quirkiness and boho chic looks are timeless and I can wear them forever.

“I am delighted to say whenever I wear Joe Browns, which always cheers me up, I get compliments and questions about where I got the clothes.”

Tracey thank you for sharing your personal story with us and we wish you tons of happiness and new adventures as you recover. We think you, and your sons, are a huge inspiration.

Into the woods…The New Autumn/Winter Collection

Each season we love to take you somewhere completely unknown and exciting – somewhere full of intrigue, mystery and of course fantastical designs that make you want to throw them on and embark on a spontaneous adventure, feeling confident, liberated and free!

The Joe Browns New Autumn/Winter Collection

Often we’re gallivanting all over the world to do this for you, but this autumn, we were inspired closer to home by the whimsical charm of our own beautiful English forests.

The Joe Browns New Autumn/Winter Collection   The Joe Browns New Autumn/Winter Collection

Our team of designers and buyers wanted to bring to you the vibrant, warm colours of autumn.

The Joe Browns New Autumn/Winter Collection

Oranges, leafy greens and earthy tones.

The Joe Browns New Autumn/Winter Collection  The Joe Browns New Autumn/Winter Collection

A distinct heritage feel runs through the collection with the odd cheeky appearance from our favourite woodland characters.

The Joe Browns New Autumn/Winter Collection

Keep an eye out for pheasant, squirrel and foxy prints.

The Joe Browns New Autumn/Winter Collection

For the womenswear collection, different neck shapes play a key part (as seen on many of our gorgeous tunics), as do draped skirts, quirky printed knitwear, jersey dresses and retro jacquards.

The Joe Browns New Autumn/Winter Collection

Our menswear collection also embodies a heritage vibe with tweed waistcoats, tailored jackets and smart overcoats perfect for the dapper gent.

The Joe Browns New Autumn/Winter Collection

There’s also a relaxed vibe with graphic tees embodying our passions for live music, classic motorbikes and love for adventure as well as our signature funky shirts and chunky knits.

The Joe Browns New Autumn/Winter Collection

Swinton Park Estate in Yorkshire provided the perfect backdrop for our shoot – so a massive shout out to those guys for all your help – thank you!

The Joe Browns New Autumn/Winter Collection

Of course, shoots aren’t always fun and games…

Joe Browns: Behind the scenes

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Joe Browns: Behind the scenes

Joe Browns: Behind the scenes

Joe Browns: Behind the scenes

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Summer sale outfits under £20!

Check out our summer sale outfits under £20. Yes you heard us right, they’re all under 20 quid…!

 

For the ladies

Simple, elegant and effortless. We love this combo of Floral Culotte Trousers and Patina Bloom Camisole. It looks great dressed up with a pair of heels or for a casual look with flipflops.

 

 

 

Dance the night away in the Sassy Salsa Skirt teamed perfectly with the All New Versatille Camisole (the black, red or mango versions also look awesome with this).

 

 

 

For the guys

 

Bring a touch of the tropics to your look with these laid-back Tropical Vibe Shorts which look perfect with the West Coast Waves T-Shirt.

 

 

 

Perfect for kicking back and relaxing this summer – the Touch of Tropical Shorts and Endless Summer T-Shirt.

 

Buyers picks: Fashion under £30

With so many awesome bargains to be had in our  summer sale sometimes you just don’t know where to start.

 

Here’s our buyers favourites all under £30 to get you going…

 

For the girls…

Quietly Quirky Zip Through Dress
£29.95 Was: £59.95

“I love how much personality is in this dress! fashion should be fun and I know if this was sitting in my wardrobe I’d look forward to putting it on.”

 

Sale favourites under £30

 

Inspiring Top
£21.95 Was: £34.95

“This is a great everyday top with a difference. It’s got loads of gorgeous detailing- most of which you won’t probably notice until you get it home.”

 

Sale favourites under £30

 

Sweet Melody Bow Shoes
£27.95 Was: £39.95

“These cute kitten heels are a great buy, with a dreamy blue paisley print and contrast polka-dot heel they’re unlike anything else you might find on the high street – love ’em!”

Sale favourites under £30
Pastel Floral Vintage Dress
£24.95 Was: £49.95
“This gorgeous 50’s inspired party dress is perfect for summer special occasions – be it a wedding, christening or a vintage picnic in the park and at 50% off it’s such a steal!”
Sale favourites under £30
Individual Sweat
£29.95 Was: £44.95

“This sweatshirt embraces everything we love at Joe Browns – individuality and unique designs that express your personality and lust for life. It’s such a great price in the sale and perfect for those cooler summer nights.”

 

Sale favourites under £30

For the guys…

Hula Shirt
£16.95 Was: £34.95

“This is such a good price for such a great shirt! It’s a classic style but with a funky Joe Browns twist including palm trees and hula girl graphic – it just makes you want to go on holiday!”

Sale favourites under £30

Round The Track Top
£17.95 Was: £29.95

“We’re so lucky to travel the world looking for inspiration to bring back for our designs and this one’s no exception. It was one of our vintage finds from a road trip which is probably why I love it so much.”

Sale favourites under £30

Live For The Ride Jacket
£26.95 Was: £89.95

“This is such a cool jacket – Amazing quality and perfect for any kind of adventure.”

Sale favourites under £30

 

Home From Home Hoody
£29.95 Was: £44.95

“We’ve all got one of these in the office (guys and girls!) it’s such a great throw on and super comfy!”Sale favourites under £30

 

Slice And Dice Shirt
£19.95 Was: £39.95

“I love the great mix of shape and colour in this one. If you like to make a statement for all the right reasons – this is the one for you!”

Sale favourites under £30

 

Guys Festival Outfits that rock

Whether you’re planning on going crazy at Creamfields or laying back at Lattitude, you’re probably wondering where the hell to find the best guys festival outfits.

 

Well we love live music,  good times with friends and clothes that are effortlessly stylish – so we reckon we can give you a hand…

 

 

Outfit 1

Investing in a cool pair of Hawaiian shorts will see you through the festival season as well as any holidays and barbecues over the summer.  The Touch of Tropical Shorts (Was £29.95 Now £14.95) are a muted, laid-back print which you can easily team with khakis, greens, browns and greys.

 

We’ve gone for the Islander T-Shirt (Was £17.95 Now £9.95), Urban Flip-flops (Was £14.95 Now £9.95), Club Sunglasses (Was £9.95 Now £7.95), Leather Plaited Surfer Bracelet (Was £7.95 Now £5.95) and the Canvas Holdall (£29.95) to wack all your stuff in.

 

Guys Festival Outfit 1

 

 

 

Outfit 2

We can’t get enough of graphic tees that look good, are comfy to wear and give people that pass you just a little teaser of what you’re about.  For a summer festival, white’s always a great shout and we’ve opted for the Serious Surf T-Shirt (Was £17.95 Now £10.95) with this clever print that fuses two of our favourite things – rocking out and riding waves.

 

Layering up is not only sensible for our unpredictable weather, but looks really good too. We love the finished look of this outfit with the Into the Jungle Shirt (£34.95),  Azores Shorts (Was £29.95 Now £19.95),  Distressed leather Belt (£28.95),  Wear ‘Em in Boots (Was £69.95 Now £44.95) Polarised Wayfarers (£14.95) and Leather Hook Bracelet (Was £9.95 now £6.95).

 

Guys Festival Outfit 2

 

 

 

Outfit 3

For the cooler nights you can’t go wrong with a comfy hoody. The Home From Home Hoody (Was £44.95 Now £29.95) has got a cool jersey and jacquard  contrast hood and a print pocket trim giving a cool JB twist to your perfect throw on.

 

To complete the outfit we’ve gone for the Vinyl Sunset T-Shirt (Was £17.95 Now £11.95), Beach to Bar Leather Sandals (Was £29.95 Now £19.95), Vosges Shorts (Was £39.95 Now £19.95), Laid Back Corded Trilby (Was £19.95 Now £11.95) and the Polarised Wayfarers (£14.95).

 

Guys Festival Outfit 3

Your summer outfit for under £40 and £50!

You might well be able to find a summer outfit for under 40 quid on the high street, but can you find a summer outfit that’s completely unique, expresses your personality and is full of gorgeous detailing that makes people stop in the street and ask you where you got if from?

 

That’s where we come in…

 

 

Summer outfits under £40

 

Mix It Up Sequin Dress Was £39.95 Now £19.95
Indian Islands Sandals Was £19.95 Now £11.95
Total: £31.90

 

Joe Browns summer outfit 1

 

 

 

My Desire Dress Was £44.95 Now £21.95
Sensational Pool Shoes Was £12.95 Now £8.95
Total: £30.90

Joe Browns summer outfit 2

 

 

 

Remarkable Capri Pants Was £32.95 Now £18.95
Dip-Dye Delight Tunic Was £39.95 Now £19.95
Total: £38.90

 

Joe Browns summer outfit 3

 

 

 

 

Summer outfits under £50

 

Ditsy Daisy Jumpsuit Was £44.95 Now £29.95
Villa Lante Garden Sandals Was £29.95 Now £17.95
Total: £47.90

 

Joe Browns summer outfit 4

 

 

 

Patina Bloom Dress Was £34.95 Now £24.95
Sunday In Seville Shoes Was £34.95 Now £21.95
Total: £46.90

 

Joe Browns summer outfit 5

 

 

 

Jump For Joy Jumpsuit  Was £44.95 Now £26.95
Paradise Island Sandals Was £29.95 Now £14.95
Total: £41.90

 

Joe Browns summer outfit 6

 

 

 

The perfect weekend wardrobe: Rochelle’s romantic trip to Rome

If you’ve ever called us for a helping hand with your order, you may well have heard the friendly voice of Rochelle on the other end.

 

When she told us she was being whisked away by her fella for a romantic weekend getaway to Rome, we were firstly insanely jealous and secondly eager to see if she’d take the bait of a Joe Browns dress in exchange for a blog post telling us all about it.

 

Guess what, she didn’t take much persuading…

 

Rochy’s story

 

So I’ve just got back from a 5 day trip to Rome, a birthday treat from my boyfriend Aaron!

 

Whilst there we tried to do as much as we could and spent most of our days walking around the fun and vibrant city. Every time we turned a corner there was something beautiful to see…

Weekend wardrobe: Joe Browns' Rochelle in Rome

 

Both our suitcases were full to the brim with Joe Browns clothes! I spent most of my time in the Free and Funky Shorts, £34.95, (by far the most comfortable pair of shorts I have ever owned).  I wore them with multiple tops I bought from Joe Browns which were perfect for the glorious weather.

 

On my Birthday night I wore the Perfection Dress in pastel, £39.95. It was really comfy and light weight – perfect for the hot nights. It was on this night that Aaron surprised me with two new Pandora charms for my bracelet. One was the Rome coliseum which will be a reminder of the amazing time we had.

 

Weekend wardrobe: Joe Browns' Rochelle in Rome

 

On our second to last day we went to the coliseum and found even more of the city we still hadn’t managed to see yet. As we walked down the street it was full of live music and people dressed in costumes. It sounds a bit random, but before we got to Rome I’d said to Aaron I’ve always wanted to have a caricature done and low and behold on the way I found one!

 

Weekend wardrobe: Joe Browns' Rochelle in Rome

Weekend wardrobe: Joe Browns' Rochelle in Rome

 

Aaron lives in Joe Browns t-shirts at home and was no different on holiday.  He loves the fit and how well they wash. His favourite that he brought with him was his Hellsfire T-shirt, £17.95, which I got him for his birthday back in April.

 

Weekend wardrobe: Joe Browns' Rochelle in Rome

 

Over all I had an amazing holiday in such a beautiful city, I’m not always one for sight seeing, but Rome definitely changed my mind and I can’t wait to have more adventures with Aaron (and Joe Browns) in the future !