When going to the races, looking and feeling great is something that’s important to all of us, and with the Grand National being this week it means race season is now 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
The Grand National 2018 12th – 14th April 2018 (Aintree, Liverpool)
This one’s a biggie with over 600 million people due to watch the race on the 14th. 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!
Royal Ascot 19th – 23rd June 2018 (Ascot, Berkshire)
You’ve got to look your best at the Royal Ascot as there will be lots of amazing outfits and a fantastic array of oversized hats to compete with – what better way is there to look your best, 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.
Boodles May Festival 9th – 11th May 2018 (Chester)
This three-day event is held at Chester racecourse and features a host of spectacular races so you’ll have to up your style game if you’re attending. Why not go for the dapper look by wearing a unique pinstripe suit and some smart leather brogues to add a funky twist to the outfit.
Yorkshire Ebor Festival 21st – 25th August 2018 (York)
This racing event held at York is always full of fashion and of course fun, so if you wear this awesome outfit the odds will definitely be on you. Wearing a check blazer and waistcoat combo with a pair of our classic jeans give a less formal look that’s still smart but adds that extra cool vibe.
Have you got a wedding coming up where you want to knock everyone’s socks off by being the best-dressed guest there? Take some inspiration from our sensational wedding guest outfits below and you’ll look good enough to mix in with the Royals (just try not to upstage the bride). We’ve also chucked in a couple of cheeky sneak peeks from this year’s upcoming Royal wedding to fill your royal gossip needs.
What better way is there to be noticed at a wedding than by wearing the Unique Cut Out Dress (£49.95) with its figure-hugging silhouette to show off your amazing curves? How beautiful is the intricate lace detail with pops of printed floral? Add some tan accessories in the shape of the Bargello Leather Sandals – they’re made from Italian leather, have a detailed cut-out design and a chunky heel so they’ll add a really cool edge to your look as well as stopping you from sinking into the grass. Finish off with the Paradiso Embossed Leather Bag which is real leather so you’ll be able to rely on it time and time again.
Royal Wedding 2018 sneak peek: Meghan and Harry have chosen to break away from the traditional fruit cake and have decided on a lemon and elderflower cake that will be decorated with fresh spring flowers – sounds delicious!
You’ll look simply gorgeous wearing this striking tonal blue outfit whilst sipping champagne on the wedding venue terrace – we can almost feel the warmth from the sun on our skin as we speak. The playful print on the Vivacious Dress (£49.95) is sure to turn heads with its vivid colours and design. It has a unique mock-wrap style and beautiful ruffle detail which means you’ll be lapping up compliments all day. Continue the blue theme with the matching April In Paris Bag (£29.95) and the April In Paris T-Bar Shoes (£39.95) which add a touch of vintage glamour to the outfit.
Being the lady in red is always a winning look so definitely don’t knock this classic style that we know works every time. Caroline’s Favourite Dress (£44.95) comes in a flowing jersey that is so easy to wear and gives you a really flattering shape. It’s a firm favourite here at Joe Browns HQ and being our buyer Caroline’s favourite we can see why (someone knows what they’re doing). The Razzle Dazzle Sling Back Shoes (£39.95) are a match made in red heaven and why not top off your wedding guest look with the Fit For The Occasion Fascinator (£29.95) which is the real cherry on the cake.
Royal Wedding 2018 sneak peek: The timing of the wedding on the 19th May will not clash with the 2018 FA Cup Final which is on the same day. Phew, no one likes a guest with headphones on at a wedding.
This outfit is the perfect mix of pretty, fun and flirtiness. The Tea Party Dress (£49.95) was inspired by English gardens so it’ll be spot on for a wedding in the countryside. The quirky scallop edge neckline gives the dress that little something extra and adds to the charm. Finish your look off with The Alicia Lace Shoes (£39.95) that will take you from daytime to disco dancing in comfort and style and the matching Alicia Occasion Bag (£29.95).
We hope you love these wonderful wedding guest looks and if you’re looking for even more inspiration there are plenty more dresses online so make sure you check them out. Right, now that we’ve got you sorted the only thing we want to know now is what style wedding dress has Meghan Markle chosen for her big day!
We’re sticking our fingers up to the weather this week – we don’t care if it’s snowing outside, our minds are filled with sun, sea and se….nsational styles!
To help get you in a sunnier state of mind, if you’re not already, we’ve got loads of really fun and playful nautical styles from the new collection. Our buyers and designers have worked their magic to put the classic Joe Browns twist on these seaside inspired pieces…
Ahoy there sailor! This Vintage Anchor Top (£29.95) is just what you need to take you into the spring season. It has a cute and quirky anchor print and we’ve even treated you to the choice of two colours so you can take your pick. If you look closely you’ll find wooden retro style button detailing which helps follow on the nautical theme.
Brighten up those rainy days with this fabulous Boating Coat (£79.95) which comes in a stunning vivid red. We absolutely love the unique lighthouse print and can guarantee you won’t find anything like this anywhere else! Throw it on and head off on your adventures – just see where it takes you…
We reckon you’ll want to add this Button Through Skirt (£39.95) to your spring wardrobe as soon as you see this post! This linen beauty comes with a nautical style striped fabric belt and has funky mix and match buttons.
Have you got your summer holiday planned yet? This Anchor Skirted Swimsuit (£39.95) will look sensational on you while you sip a cocktail on the beach. It has a really flattering fit for all shapes and sizes and the front ruching will ensure your confidence is sky high.
Just because we have to go to work, pay bills and clean stuff, doesn’t mean we can’t have just as much fun (if not more) as the kids at Easter.
Here are some ‘adult’ Easter ideas to get the grown-ups bouncing…
Moonlight Egg Hunt
Invite your competitive friends over for a late night Easter egg hunt and hide brightly coloured eggs with a glow stick in each one all around the garden. Just remember to clear away your garden tools off the lawn first.
Hide boozy bunnies
What better way to get your adult friends and family REALLY hunting, then by hiding their tipple of choice in a cute bunny container. This one’s a home-made eggnog (if you’ve got a load of time on your hands) or if you’re a bit more manic you can use the plastic eggs (above) and hide a miniature spirit in them.
Confetti Egg Hunt Game
You basically use real hollowed out eggs and fill one of them with loads of glittery confetti or sequins. Hide these around the garden or the house and every time someone finds an egg it has to be smashed over their head. The one covered in confetti wins a prize.
‘Scrabbled’ Eggs Game
For this game split into two teams and paint different letters on all the eggs. The team that makes the most/ best words out of their letters wins.
Easter Egg Cocktail
For all you chocoholics and cocktail lovers out there, the creme egg mojito is seriously so good.
Here’s how to make it:
Crush mint and then mix 25ml of your favourite rum with 30ml of chocolate syrup
Add 30ml of soda and a dash of lime juice
Stir with crushed ice
Garnish with mint and creme or mini eggs
Serve in a glass or an actual chocolate egg to take it to the next level!
Check out Joe’s Warehouse Clearance for amazing men’s outfits and women’s outfits at incredible prices to get your family and friends complimenting how marvellous you look as well as your awesome party planning skills.
This week we want to introduce you to one of the coolest guys we’ve ever met, Andrew Rushworth…
After meeting Andy at our store launch in Sheffield last October we just knew we needed to know more about him.
We met up a couple of weeks back for a coffee and we weren’t disappointed.
Here’s a little bit about the man himself:
“I spend my day to day travelling around schools in South Yorkshire delivering year group lessons on a variety of topics. Each lesson includes live music, multimedia and Q&A. It’s great spending time with young men and women and talking through the real issues of life and being a part of their preparation for adulthood.
I’m a published author of “Barking Dogs” if every postman stopped at the barking dogs, he would never get the mail delivered. We all have a gift to give to this planet, but so often the barking dogs in our lives, the mistakes, disappointments, failings and upbringing can stop us becoming and doing all that we were created for.
I love acting and am a member of the 53 Theatre Group in Sheffield, going to watch Sheffield UTD play and all things dapper… I need a bigger wardrobe!
Iv been married to Sharron for 27 years and we have three children.
Check out Andy’s Instagram here for all things dapper.
After a good catch, up learning about his early life in the USA, his role as a Pastor and all about the work he does for Shine Sheffield, we had a chat about his love for all things Dapper.
From Tweed Suits, Starched Collars and Peaky Hats we basically covered it all.
Check out the awesome locations used, such as The Lost Boys Tattoo Studio in Rotherham owned by award-winning artist Johny Matthews none the less, and the classic look of the Dore & Totley Railway Station giving our suit and Andy’s debonair look a real vintage and traditional British style.
With thanks to Oliver Watts for all the amazing shots and of course Andy – thank you for being you and finding us.
Finally, you’ve got hold of your ticket for one of the best festivals of the year – but what outfit is going to make you look and feel amazing while you’re rocking out to your favourite bands into the early hours?
Fear not, we’ve got all your festival looks covered so it’s your style that’s funky – not just your smell.
Add some unique Joe Browns items to your festival attire and take a look at our top picks…
Isle of White, Newport, 21-24 June 2018
Headliners: The Killers, Liam Gallager, Kasabian
This was one of the UK’s first ever festivals and still manages to pull in some of the best pop and electric bands. This year it’s the 50th anniversary which of course means a pretty impressive line-up.
What to wear: Go for the floral boho look and team the embroidered Chao Pescao Dress £44.95 with the funky tassel Castaway Sandals £29.95. You’ll have a laid-back festival style that’s full of bright pops of colour so you’re ready to dance the night away.
Latitude, Southwold, 12-15 July 2018
Headliners: The Killers, Solange, Alt-J, The Vaccines, Rag ‘n’ Bone Man
With DJs hidden in the woods, colourful sheep roaming the fields and opera on the lake, there’s something to keep any age entertained.
Headliners: Fall Out Boy, Kendrick Lamar, Kings Of Leon
It’s definitely the place to be during this year’s August bank holiday and the line-up, as always is jam-packed with the coolest artists.
What to wear: Go for a quirky printed shirt that doesn’t take its self too seriously for a look that’s going to get you noticed. The Drop The Sound Shirt £34.95 is the perfect choice with its helicopter and guitar print. Add the Azores Shorts £29.95 and the Turin Suede Boots £59.95 and you’ll be good to go.
We hope you guys have the best time ever at this year’s festivals! There’s plenty more dresses, skirts, tops, shirts and shortsonline that will have you have you ready for whatever the festival season holds, so make sure you check them out.
On the hunt for a pair of jeans that aren’t like all the others? Well, there are some seriously good pairs in the new spring collection if we do say so ourselves.
We’ve put our own Joe Browns twist on denim by adding beautiful details and unique embroidery. Let’s show you some close-ups of the denim details so you can see for yourself just how remarkable they all are.
Let’s start with the Embroidered Bird Applique Jeans. These beauties were inspired by English gardens and a have quirky bluebird and floral embroidery design. The mix of blue and grey tones with whitewash denim mean they’ll go really well with loads of items in your wardrobe. That doesn’t mean that they won’t take centre stage though as we predict plenty of compliments!
They come with a reversible belt with a striped side and a floral side, so you can change it depending on what you’re wearing the jeans with. Is it just us that love little twists like this when on the hunt for new and exciting styles?
Next up we have the Funky Festival Jeans, complete with a colourful tassel belt. Will you be heading to any festivals this summer? This jazzy pair will be perfect for rocking out to your favourite bands and having a laugh with your friends. Just team them with a cami top and chunky jewellery or a loose blouse and gladiator sandals and you’ll have that cool festival look down to a T.
Here’s another totally terrific close-up for your eyes only (don’t say we don’t treat you!) The jeans also have fabulous funky ankle embroidery that matches the belt.
The delicate embroidery on the Floral Embroidered Jeans makes them more than just a pair of basic mid wash jeans. We adore the coloured embroidery on these, they’ll bring a fresh pop of colour to your outfits this spring, brightening your day. Wear them with flat sandals during the day and then transform them for a night on the town with the girls by wearing them with a chunky heel or wedge.
The Embroidered Khaki Jeans are a great alternative to classic blue denim and these ones have that extra special Joe Browns twist. There’s subtle embroidery on the hip and ankle that give them a real edgy look.
Now you’ve had your denim detail fix, the only question is, just what’s in-store for you while wearing them?
Struggling for Mother’s Day ideas? Want to do something a bit different from last year that your mum will really remember?
Or are you the mum and want to leave this page open on your browser for one of your little darlings to find and think they’ve come up with a great Mother’s Day idea all by themselves? (just remember to scroll down past this sentence)…
Stay: If cash is a bit tight, why not kick everyone else out the house so you two can have some time together by yourselves? Maybe just run the duster round first so it looks like you’ve made an effort. A bit of Mr Sheen won’t break the bank.
Do: When was the last time you went to a gig with your mum? Have a rummage through her CD (or tape!) collection and see who she loves. Even if they’re not your thing – they might end up being really cool and she’ll love you for it!
Eat: Make a cake! Yeah, it’s not her birthday, but why not!
Whichever mum your mum is, these Mother’s Day ideas are sure to make her happy on her special day of the year.
The Little Bit Different Tunic is one of our fabulous favourites in the new spring collection. The vivacious vibrant red colour will add a perfect pop of colour to your wardrobe. It’s simply spot on for brightening a rainy day, standing out at an occasion or travelling around exciting new places in the sun.
Who better to ask, than our wonderfully eclectic bunch of staff from our flagship store in Meadowhall, Sheffield, to show us a load of different ways of putting your own spin on a wardrobe staple.
“It’s still pretty chilly out there so I teamed the tunic with Joe’s Signature Leather Jacket and the Statement Long Boots. They toughen up the dainty floral print. I love this look for a day out shopping with my friends (followed by a cheeky stop at the pub on our way home!)”
“I love this glam look and it’s really nice that I can wear this tunic with bare legs and heels. I’ve added a waist belt to give me that hourglass figure. I think the matching Alicia Lace Shoes and Alicia Occasion Bag really transform this item and would definitely wear this outfit for a night out drinking cocktails with friends.”
We hope you love these three completely different looks from the Joe Browns Meadowhall store staff – cheers guys! Who’d of thought you could get so many from one terrific tunic. If you haven’t visited the store yet, get it on your 2018 to do list, pronto! There are tons more remarkable styles there waiting for you…
As you know, we don’t like to stick to the rules and that’s why we’re putting our classic Joe Browns twist on the latest fashion trends.
We’ve got some delicious pastel pieces in the new spring collection! They have us dreaming of eating tons of ice cream, paddling in the sea and getting up to mischief on our travels. Just where will you end up wearing these picture-perfect pieces?
Lady In Pink Dress £54.95 – Never mind being the lady in red, it’s all about being the lady in pink this season! This dress is full of feminine charm and the pleated bodice and tieback detailing gives it that extra wow that we all look for when trying to find the perfect occasion dress.
Summer Sunshine Dress £49.95 – The pastel mint colour and floral print of this dress is simply stunning. The sweetheart neckline and full skirt make this style really easy and comfy to wear. It’s a faultless choice for a wedding or other occasion you might have coming up. We can just picture you sipping champagne in the sunshine and simply loving life.
Garden Party Dress £49.95 – This divine dress puts a modern spin on a vintage style. The shoulder cape detail will give you a really flattering look and the pretty pastel print make it a must-have piece!
Chao Pescao Top £39.95 – The vibrant floral and bee embroidery really stands out on the soft pink pastel of this top. The longer length is flattering on any body shape and the flirty frill at the bottom really tops it all off! You could dress this up for a night out with some smart jeans and heels or go for a daytime look by pairing it with some shorts and sandals. It’s such a versatile piece for this spring.
Summer Sunshine 2 Piece Blouse £34.95 – This sheer blouse is layered over a white cami and has got lovely ruffle detailing on the sleeves. The design was inspired by brilliant blue skies and floral vistas which is reflected in the amazing colours and print.
Better Than Ever Top £29.95 – We love the shorter length of this top, which teams perfectly with denim shorts or a maxi skirt for a relaxed boho look. It’s got printed button detailing down the front and pretty pink edging on the panels and shoulder straps. It’ll look great worn at a summer party or having evening drinks with friends.
Longline Spring Jacket £74.95 – This jacket is a key wardrobe piece that we can guarantee will be in your life for years to come! The oversized silhouette and beautifully soft pastel blue colour have a really fresh vibe. Of course, it’s all in the detail and we love the oversized buttons which add a fun and distinctive charm.
Summer Check Jacket £64.95 – This mint check jacket has such class about it and it’ll go fantastically well with a blouse and pair of jeans. It’s great for all your adventures as it’s so easy to wear. There’s plenty of style details such as contrast trims, elbow patches and quirky floral buttons.
Dashing Jacket £69.95 – Adding this soft blushing pink jacket to your wardrobe will be one of the best things you’ve ever done! It’s an amazing all-rounder that will go with most often such as a blouse and jeans or a floral dress and heels.
We’ve got a huge variety of shoes in a wonderful array of pastel shades this season. Just check out all these beauties! You can never have enough fabulous footwear in our opinion.
Good Vibes T-Shirt £19.95 – You’ll get good vibes all day long wearing this tee. The unique pastel purple colour and cool guitar graphic make it a million miles away from your standard tee and will make you really stand out from the crowd.
Summer Licks T-Shirt £17.95 – This tee is perfect for throwing on with some shorts and heading out for a day full of sun and fun. How awesome is the ice cream cone record print? It’s bound to make your mates a bit jealous.
Indystar T-Shirt £19.95 – Be a bit more daring in this fresh coloured peach tee and you’ll be ready to head off on all your exciting adventures.
Funky Floral Double Collar Shirt £34.95 – This pastel pink shirt isn’t for the faint-hearted, with its contrast floral Oxford fabric trims and double collar. It’ll add a pop of colour to your dapper suit and you’ll be ready for anything.
Quirky Collar Shirt £32.95 – Full of personality this lilac shirt certainly has something a lot more about it than a classic white one. It’s got a subtle stripe print and double collar detailing.
Spice Up Your Life Shirt £32.95 – This classic blue shirt is a truly remarkable staple that you can add to your wardrobe and it’ll be with you for years. It’ll go well with any suit and will still work well with jeans. It also comes in a pink version.