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Alternative Things To Do If You Don’t Want To Watch The World Cup

It’s that time again when the whole country goes footy mental with flags popping up everywhere and local pubs are bursting with banter, bald heads and beer bellies. But if you’re not into the whole football thing, don’t worry, it may seem like you’re the only one that doesn’t get what all the hype is about but you’re not alone.

Here’s a few suggestions of what you can get up to while avoiding the World Cup. Go on, why not try something new and exciting – You’ll be surprised what you can do in 90 minutes! 

 

 

Afternoon Tea With A Twist

 

If your other half is obsessed with the World Cup and it really isn’t your thing then why not invite your mates to help you try an afternoon tea with a difference. There’s loads of really cool and quirky options out there to choose from, including Italian or chocolate-themed afternoon tea or there’s ones on river cruises or vintage open-top buses.  

 

 

Try A New Sport 

 

Have you ever wanted to try a new sport but not had the time or confidence to do it? Well now’s the perfect time to give it a go – plus think of how quiet it’ll be with everyone glued to their TV’s – bonus! How about heading to your nearest trampoline park, taking up salsa,  horse riding or giving climbing a go? 

 

 

Check Out A New Band

 

If you don’t understand what all the fuss around the World Cup is all about then why not check out a new band? A low key local gig is usually more intimate and cheaper than the big bands and it means you get to enjoy new emerging talents. 

The World Cup doesn’t end until mid-July so you can always head to a festival and really escape it all. 

 

 

Quirky Cocktail Making 

 

Totally avoid the World Cup and try a weird and wonderful cocktail making class with your mates. You’ll have a laugh while trying unusual flavours and may even end up finding a new favourite. 

 

 

Create Some Me Time 

 

Sometimes it can be hard to fit ‘me time’ into our everyday, busy lives but while the World Cup is on you can make the most of a quiet house and do everything you want to do. A nice long bubble bath, starting a new book or binge-watching your favourite tv programme – go on, you deserve it!  

 

 

Go Shopping 

 

This just so happens to be our favourite – shock. Why not head to our Meadowhall, Sheffield store where you’ll find amazing styles from our summer collection or head over to our site to do a spot of online shopping- you won’t be disappointed. 

Trends With A Twist: Totally Tropical

Our designers always love to put our own Joe Browns twist on everything we design, so this season we’ve taken the tropical trend to scorching new levels. 

Think bold eye-popping colours, funky fruit prints and exotic tropical palms.

Here’s just a few of our favourites to get you in a sunshine state of mind. Pina Colada anyone?

 

 Women’s

The Pass The Pineapple Skirt (£29.95) with it’s bright and playful pineapple and hummingbird print is getting loads of attention in glossy magazine’s this season. We’re loving the fresh summer colours and flattering pencil shape with glamorous side button fastening. It’s ideal for summer holidays or putting a spin on your office look. 

The New Tropical Tunic (£34.95) is the perfect piece to add to your holiday suitcase this summer. We’ve gone for flashes of tropical print here with pops of electric colour. Throw it on, day or night and you can’t help but feel those funky island vibes.

 

 

The A Wonderful Time Dress (£44.95) has a softer take on the vibrant tropical trend. We love the bold tropical flowers and the subtle but still beautiful mix of colours. All that’s missing from our model’s hand is a delicious fruity cocktail.

 

We can see our model’s found her fruity cocktail, and she’s had an outfit change! She’s now wearing the stunning Monstera Deliciosa Print Dress (34.95) – the perfect little black dress, but with an electric summer style update with pops of neon jungle print.  

 

 Guys 

A fantastic floral meets vibrant colour in this awesome digital printed Flower Power Shirt (£34.95)  – one for happy days and great nights out.

 

Turn on the tropical charm in this funky and colourful shirt. Packed with unique Joe Browns detail, the Tropical Pineapple Shirt’s (£37.95) exclusive pineapple print won’t fail to impress on those long sunny days.

 

Cool summer colours give the Flamingo Print Shirt (£34.95) a fresh vibe and the funky pink flamingos…well, they’re just awesome aren’t they? 

 

So why wait till your next holiday? Get tropical with beautiful designs, fun prints and strong colours to make your otherwise casual look stand out. 

 

 

Joe Browns’ Quirky Father’s Day Gift Guide

Whether he’s into rocking at his favourite gig, heading off on his bike, or pottering in the garden – we’ve got tons of gift ideas to suit all the amazing chaps out there…

 

For the Biker Dad 

If the old man loves hitting the open road, then we’ve got some brilliant gifts that will put a giant grin on his face. From cool motorbike graphic tees to leather boots, we’ve got loads for you to choose from.  

Tops: Hit The Road T-Shirt £19.95, Racer T-Shirt £19.95, Ride Out Top £24.95

Accessories: Super Studded Leather Belt £28.95, Silver Smoke Lens Aviators £19.95, Love It Distressed Leather Wallet £27.95

Boots:  West Coast Waxed Leather Boots £69.95

Book: My Cool Motorcycle Book £14.99

 

 

For the Rocker Dad

If he’s a rock star then treat him to some of these funky gifts and we can guarantee he’ll love you even more than his favourite guitar (just about anyway!) If he’s a fan of an awesome graphic tee, then we have plenty for you to choose from. 

Shirt: Head Stocks Shirt £34.95

T-shirts: Roots Of Rock T-Shirt £17.95, Sunset Guitar T-Shirt £17.95

Accessories: Double Strap Bracelet £19.95, Ultimate Skull Leather Bracelet £29.95

Book: Pocket Bowie Wisdom Book £5.99 

 

 

For the Creative Dad 

If he’s more of a creative type and is a fan of standing out from the crowd, then these gift ideas are spot on. There’s loads of fabulous floral shirts and unique books over on our site – these are just a few of our faves. 

Shirts: Fantastic Floral Shirt £37.95, Flamingo Print Shirt £34.95, Chill Out Shirt £34.95

T-shirt: Hippy T-Shirt £17.95

Books: What To Draw And How To Draw It Book £9.99Read This If You Want To Take Really Great Photographs Book £12.95

 

 

For the Dapper Dad 

Is he the most dapper chap in town? If that’s a yes, then you need to add some special gifts to his already dashing collection. He’ll be chuffed with one of these super smart shirts or these stylish accessories that will help add that finishing touch to his look.  

Shirts: Delightfully Dapper Shirt £34.95, Splice Up Your Life Shirt £32.95, Sensational Stripe Shirt £34.95

Waistcoat: Irresistible Linen Mix Waistcoat £47.95

Accessories: Deadly Dapper Spot Braces £24.95, Woven Silk Tie £39.95, Gentlemen’s Pocket Square £6.95, Feather Pin £4.95, Stag Pin £4.95

Book: Gin And Bear It Book £6.99

 

 

For the Sporty Dad 

These gift ideas are for the sporty type that loves to do it all, from playing golf to going hiking, he’s the one that’s got shelves full of trophies at home. A sports style tee or some cool shades will do just the trick. 

T-shirts: Smarten Up Polo £29.95, On The Track T-Shirt £19.95, Boxing T-Shirt £17.95, Don’t Mess With Me T-Shirt £17.95

Hoody: One For The Ring £24.95

Accessories: Wrap Two Colour Sunglasses £14.95

Book: You Are So Awesome Book £6.99

 

We hope this Father’s Day gift guide gives you a good starting point for finding some terrific gifts for the guy in your life. 

Shop even more menswear and gifts over on our site. 

The Best Swimwear For Your Shape

With the help of some frozen treats (to help you see the shape we’re going on about), we’ve given you and all your awesome body shapes a helping hand in getting beach body ready without you having to eat salad after salad and spending all your time at the gym. It’s all about embracing who you are and wearing the best swimwear for your shape, leaving you with the only worry of what cocktail to order next! 

 

If most of your weight is above your hips, you want to elongate your torso and show off your amazing legs. The best way to do this is by wearing a tankini and Joe’s Sultry Tankini £32.95 is a perfect choice as it will give you a really flattering silhouette. This stunning style will help shape your stomach and the high cut bottoms will really highlight your perfect pins. The monochrome print will also help give you a lean shape and the bright pop of red adds alot of fun! 

 

 

This is if your waist and hips are similar in proportion and set off by a tiny waist. If this is you then you want to accentuate your gorgeous curves and go for a classic bikini with a bra style top. The Mix and Match Bikini Top £14.95 and the Mix And Match Ruched Side Bottoms £9.95 come in different colours and prints but you’ll really be able to work the pink spotty version. Don’t be afraid to show off your stomach and your curves this summer.

 

If you’re a pear shape (meaning your lower body is wider than your upper body) you should be looking to create points of interest on your top half to balance out your bottom half. We recommend the Mix and Match Tankini Top £19.95 matched with the Mix And Match Mid Leg Tankini Bottoms £9.95 to balance out your bottom half. The cool striped tankini top will help focus on your top half and the plain blue bottoms will help draw the eye up. 

 

If your waist, shoulders and hips are all a similar width then you’re going to want to show off your great arms and legs while creating some curves. The best way to do this is by wearing swimwear with details that accentuate your bust and hip area. The Summer Lovin Swimsuit £34.95 is a brilliant choice with its flirty frill detailing around the bust area. We love the retro style and it will look perfect paired with an oversized hat and sunglasses.

 

 

If you’re the shape of an inverted triangle, aka you have a broader chest, wide shoulders and a narrow waist and hips, then what you guys need to do is accentuate your lower body while softening your upper body. Go for mix and match swimwear and keep the print just to your bottom half so that it balances you out. The Mix and Match Bikini Top £14.95 in the plain blue version and the Mix And Match Ruched Side Bottoms £9.95 in the colourful stripe will do the job perfectly and will make you look incredible. 

 

So there we have it, plenty of swimwear styles for you to choose from depending on your shape and size. But don’t forget the most important things this summer are to feel 100% confident in the way you look, have fun and rock these scorching swimwear styles.

Iconic Summer Prints

We’re looking at life through rose tinted spectacles this summer and living in a sunshine state of mind! It’s only fitting therefore that our prints are as bright and cheery as we are, so that you can feel amazing in them – no matter what you get up to. 

Funky Floral Prints 

From beautiful blossoms to tropical palms we’ve got a huge array of fabulous florals that you won’t be able to take your eyes off. Be the show stopper, the trendsetter and the best dressed in the room in these goregous prints this season. 

Both the Across The Orient Dress £44.95 and Elle’s Favourite Dress £44.95 are both stunning occasion wear choices for this summer. Delicate Japanese blossom mixed with striking colours put these prints in a league of their own. 

 

The print on the Spectacular Summer Shirt £34.95 certainly packs a punch with its bold colours and eccentric print. Our designers were inspired on their travels as they spotted a guy wearing a shirt like this in a crowded little jazz bar in Cuba and you can totally see where they got their inspiration from. 

There’s tons more really fab floral shirts online for you to have a gander at. 

Get the fruity feeling with these juicy prints that look good enough to eat. We’ve gone all tropical this season so there’s plenty of pineapples in quirky colours and designs for you to feast your eyes on.  

The A New Life Skater Dress £44.95 has a really unusual and funky pineapple and hummingbird print. Just how awesome are the pink pineapples on this dress? 

 

Get the summer party started by wearing the Tropical Pineapple Shirt £37.95 with its unique fruit design that will instantly transport you to warmer climates. 

 

Marvellous Music Prints 

We love a good music inspired print here at Joe Browns and this season certainly doesn’t disappoint. From shirts with retro record prints to graphic guitar tees, you’ll have a rocking good time this summer in these terrific styles. 

Funk up your wardrobe in the Guitar Cloud T-Shirt £17.95. With its brilliant and bright pop of blue and dreamy guitar print, it’s great to pack for your summer holiday or to wear down the pub with your mates. Just throw it on with some comfy and cool shorts and you’ll be good to go.  

 

Here’s a shirt that will get you noticed for all the right reasons with its really original helicopter and guitar print. The Drop The Sound Shirt £34.95 is spot on for wearing at a festival this summer or why not be the life and soul of your mate’s bbq?

 

Awesome Animal Prints 

If you love an animal print then look no further as we’ve got tons for you to choose from. You’ll always find amazing animal prints popping up in all of our collections because they always bring so much fun and this summer is no exception. 

The Oriental Shirt £34.95 features a very cool tiger print mixed with oriental style flowers. Just find yourself a wooden beam to lean against, look contemplatively into the distance and you can look just like this guy! 

 

More tropical wonderfulness appears in the form of a fancy flamingo print on the Wild Flamingo Tunic £34.95. Turn up the excitement by wearing this look when you jet off this summer and feel free to accessorize with a cocktail in hand. 

 

We hope you’ve enjoyed having a nosey at some of our favourite iconic prints from this season. This really is just a taster so make sure you head over to the site to see even more.  

Summer Wedding Guest Outfits: Get Royal Wedding Ready

It’s a tough gig dressing for a wedding as it’s the one time (or many times if you’re really popular) of the year where you need to up your game. We can only imagine how much pressure Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding guests are under to look impeccable on the big day. Think yourself lucky that you don’t have to deal with all that and take a look at our wedding guest outfit inspiration to make sure you completely boss it on the day and can smugly sip your gin and tonic in style. 

 

Bold And Beautiful 

Get the look: A Wonderful Time Dress (£44.95), Darling Clara Bow Shoes (£39.95), Giardino Dolce Bag (£42.95). 

Nail the wedding guest with this outfit that’s full of fun and is great for you ladies that aren’t afraid to stand out. Weddings can be really long days, so the A Wonderful Time Dress is easy to wear and so comfy. Don’t forget to add a pop of colour with bright accessories to add that extra wow factor. 

 

 

Confident In Colour 

Get the look: Fresh & Funky Blazer (£99.95), Brilliant Bird Shirt (£34.95), Sensational Stripe Trousers (£49.95), All New Vintage Brogues (£59.95). 

Enjoy the good times in this cool occasion wear that’s not for the faint-hearted. The funky shirt and blazer combo is spot on and it’s a quirky look that will have the other wedding guests asking you where you got your suit from! 

 

 

Bloom In Blue 

Across The Orient Dress (£44.95), Sweet Elinor’s Shoes (£39.95), Alicia Occasion Bag (£29.95). 

Lap up the compliments as you stun everyone wearing the striking Across The Orient Dress – just try not to upstage the bride. It’s got a delicate Japanese blossom and bird print, but it’s the bold blue colour that really makes this dress stand out. 

 

 

Pretty In Pink 

So Quirky Dress (£39.95), Dainty Dora Satin Shoes (£39.95), Hannah Satin Bag (£29.95). 

Be pretty in pink by wearing this floral, feminine and sophisticated outfit that will have you looking and feeling fantastic. The So Quirky Dress is a flattering style, with its mid-length hemline and short sleeves. We love the floral blue and pink combination and we’ve finished the look off with satin accessories that create a romantic look – perfect to help celebrate a wedding! 

 

This is just a taster of the incredible occasion wear styles that we have for you this summer, so why not head online now and see for yourself. 

Shop women’s dresses. 

Shop men’s occasion wear. 

Joe’s Quirky Summer Cocktail Recipes

It won’t be long before we’re dusting off the BBQ’s, digging out our favourite pair of sunnies and inviting our friends over for a summer shindig. And what better way to enjoy the summer is there than by drinking cocktails with your mates and having a good laugh? Here are a few of our favourite unique summer cocktail recipes that will help you get the party started! 

 

There are pineapples galore with the delicious and fruity Acapulco Pineapple Cocktail. You’ll be transported to a relaxing Caribbean beach where the only worry you’ll have is what to wear. We’ve got you covered with this really fun printed pineapple Push It Dress £34.95. It’s got a mock style wrap fit that’s really flattering and will show off your amazing curves. 

 

 

The Pink Elephant Cocktail is very pink and very moreish, so beware! It’s a brilliant summer cocktail that’s really easy to make yourself and you don’t even have to leave the house! We were inspired by our designer’s creation of the Elephant Guitar T-Shirt £19.95 with its vivid pink elephant design.  

 

 

You’ll be feeling all nautical with the Anchors Away Cocktail creation and if you love rum, then you’ll certainly love this as it contains three different types! It matches perfectly with our Vintage Anchor Top £29.95 which has a quirky anchor print and comes in two striking colours – blue and red. 

 

 

Our Wild Flamingo Tunic £34.95 has got us feeling all tropical and it’s inspired us to try this incredibly tasty and funky Flamingo Cocktail. Invite your mates over and try it out – you won’t be disappointed. 

 

 

The Sour Cherry Gin Sling is one for all you gin lovers out there and we guarantee you’ll be feeling cherrylicious when you taste this cracking cocktail. We were inspired by the Cheeky Cherry Dress £39.95 with its playful and fun loving cherry print. 

 

We hope there are plenty of unique cocktail creations made and drunk this summer and that you have an incredible time making loads of memories! 

Holiday Capsule Wardrobe

Packing for your holiday can be a really stressful time, don’t you agree? If you’re after some inspiration then take a look at our holiday capsule wardrobe guide below and you’ll have no problem packing for that exciting trip away this summer. Whether it’s a beach holiday with the girls, city sightseeing or a cruise around the Caribbean, we’ve got your holiday essentials covered. 

 

Where to go: Caribbean cruise.

What to pack: Crazy Kaftan £34.95, New Life Jeggings £24.95, Totally Tropical Flat Sandals £29.95, Kadmat Island Statement Necklace £19.95, Spray Blue Sunglasses £14.95.

Don’t forget: A camera for capturing every moment, a drink pool float for your cocktails and a quirky book – Be A Flamingo Book £5.99. 

Our Crazy Kaftan is an ideal summer capsule collection piece as it’s really comfy and easy to wear. Wear it with white jeans for a really chic and vibrant look that will certainly turn heads. 

 

 

Where to go: Ibiza with your mates. 

What to pack: Guitar Cloud T-Shirt £17.95, Easy Going Shorts £27.95, Easy Life Suede Sandals £34.95, Silver Smoke Lens Aviators £19.95. 

Don’t forget: Inflatables, miniatures to keep the party going and a quirky book – 101 Things To Do Instead Of Playing On Your Phone Book £5.99. 

Match your outfit to your holiday mood and wear a look that’s bright and full of energy. A cool, colourful and most importantly, comfy pair of shorts like the Easy Going Shorts will be perfect for wearing throughout your holiday. All you need to do is pack plenty of funky graphic t-shirts and you’ll be good to go. 

 

 

Where to go: Beach holiday with the girls. 

What to pack: Joe’s Exclusive Corset Swimsuit £34.95, Vintage Floral Kaftan £26.95, Arabian Sunset Sandals £29.95, Costa Rica Bead Trim Hat £24.95. 

Don’t forget: Oversized sunglasses and plenty of suncream!

You’ll look really glam and stylish in this outfit whilst sipping cocktails by the pool! Our Vintage Floral Kaftan will be an essential item for your summer suitcase and we bet you’ll end up wearing it day after day. We love the beautiful floral print on this cover-up and the elasticated waistband will give you a really flattering shape. 

 

 

Where to go: City break in Barcelona. 

What to pack: Who Will Win T-Shirt £17.95, Hit The Action Shorts £24.95, Easy Life Suede Sandals £34.95.

Don’t forget: A bat and ball for the beach and comfy flip flops for all the sightseeing. 

This holiday will be a fun and action-packed trip where you get the best of both worlds. You can’t go wrong with a pair of smart shorts like the Hit The Action Shorts as they’ll work well for strolling along the beach and touring around the city. The navy colour will go with plenty of shirts and t-shirts and the large pockets are great for storing all your essentials. 

 

 

 

Where to go: Sightseeing in Berlin.

What to pack: Heading Into Summer Shirt £34.95, Azores Shorts £29.95, Turin Suede Boots £59.95.

Don’t forget: A sightseeing guide so you don’t miss out on anything and of course a camera. 

A short sleeved shirt with a subtle summer style print like the Heading Into Summer Shirt is brilliant for your capsule wardrobe needs. It can be worn open with a tee underneath, with shorts, or jeans, making it an essential piece you won’t be able to travel without. 

 

 

Where to go: City break in Rome. 

What to pack: On The Deck Dress £39.95, Galileo Suede Sandals £49.95. 

Don’t forget: A good book on your Kindle and a map in case you get lost. 

Wearing statement red will really make you stand out as you take in the city sights and a pair of chunky heeled shoes like the Galileo Suede Sandals are perfect for all that walking you’ll be doing as they’re made from really soft suede. Even if your feet do start hurting a bit, you can always make a pit stop at one of the cafes! 

 

We hope our holiday suitcase tips have helped you out and given you some inspiration because let’s face it, packing is always a real pain. Wherever you’re heading this summer we hope you have an incredible time!

Store Staff Favourites: Work To Bar Looks

What’s better than leaving work on a sunny evening and heading out with your mates for a couple of drinks? We asked our amazing staff at our flagship store in Meadowhall, Sheffield to show us their favourite styles from the new summer collection that will take them from work to bar in a flash. Beer garden anyone?  

Debbie 

I’m wearing: Moonlight Jacket £69.95, Embroidered Bird Applique Jeans £44.95, Ciao Bella Platform Pumps £29.95.

“I love the military style details on the Moonlight Jacket and this colour goes with just about everything in my wardrobe! I’ve gone for a more casual look today with embroidered jeans and super comfy pumps but when I’m meeting my friends after work all I’ll have to do is change into my heels and I’m ready for whatever the night has in store!” 

 

Andy

I’m wearing: Oriental Shirt £34.95, West Coast Waxed Leather Boots £69.95. 

“The Oriental Shirt has a great cut and fits really well. It’s so versatile! It can be worn during the day with shorts or jeans and you can smarten it up for a night out. If I’m meeting my mates after work for drinks I don’t need to get changed, I can just head straight to the beer garden – bonus!”

 

Jess

I’m wearing: Crazy Kaftan £34.95, Young At Heart Peep Toes £39.95.

“I absolutely love the contrasting colours on the Crazy Kaftan and the comfy, lightweight material is great for the summer. I can wear it to work, out with friends and on my holiday (I’m off to the Bahamas!) – it’s a perfect suitcase staple!”  

 

Ben

I’m wearing: Flamingo Print Shirt £34.95, El Salvador Surf T-Shirt £17.95.

“The print on the Flamingo Print Shirt is really quirky – I doubt any of my mates will be wearing anything like this. I’ve styled it open and layered it over a cool graphic tee for a more laid-back look. I’m actually heading out tonight with my mates, so I’ll take off the tee and wear the shirt buttoned up for a more formal look.” 

 

Rokhi

I’m wearing: Joe’s Favourite Blouse £34.95, Arabian Sunset Sandals £29.95.

Joe’s Favourite Blouse is so comfy to wear at work throughout the day and the floral print is beautiful. I’ve had so many nice compliments from the customers! I’ll be keeping it on to head out for cocktails with my girlfriends. I’m just going to add a chunky necklace and heels to glam it up a bit more!”

We hope you love these work to bar summer looks from the Joe Browns Meadowhall store staff – cheers guys! 

Race Day Outfits for Summer 2018

When going to the races, looking and feeling great is something that’s important to all of us, and now that the racing season is in full flow you’re bound to be thinking about your outfit choices because let’s be honest, isn’t getting all glammed up the best thing about going to the races? Well, that and winning of course! Below are a few of our favourite race day outfits and where to show them off. 

 

Women’s Race Day Outfits 

Why not stand out from the crowd by wearing this cheeky yet sophisticated dress. Even if it’s raining you’ll still brighten up the day with daring, vivid red. Don’t forget to create some mischief while having a laugh with your friends – who cares if you don’t win a penny!  

Get the look: Cheeky Cherry Dress £39.95 and Galileo Suede Sandals £49.95

 

What better way there to look your best at the races, than by wearing Joe Browns? You’ll be the front-runner in this floral beauty with its stunning silhouette and striking print that oozes glamour and sophistication.  

Get the look: Romantic Floral Dress £54.95 and My Secret Love Sandals £39.95

 

Men’s Race Day Outfits 

Go for the dapper look by wearing a unique pinstripe suit and some smart leather brogues to add a funky twist to the outfit. 

Get the look: Sensational Stripe Blazer £94.95, Sensational Stripe Trousers £49.95, Splice Up Your Life Shirt £32.95, Get Smart Leather Brogues £59.95

 

Wearing a check blazer and waistcoat combo with a pair of our classic jeans gives a less formal look that’s still smart but adds that extra cool vibe. 

Get the look: Delectable Blazer £99.95, Winning Waistcoat £44.95, Splice Up Your Life Shirt £32.95, Feeling Slim Jeans £44.95, Gibson Suede Desert Boots £54.95

 

So there we have it, plenty of race day outfits for you to feast your eyes on. There’s even more occasion wear online if you want to have a nosy.