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Sophisticated Style: That Dapper Chap suits up for Summer

This cool looking guy is Craig. He’s the founder of the awesome men’s style blog – That Dapper Chap and an all-round good guy with impeccable taste.

 

Rather than us banging on at you all the time about great our clothes are, we thought we’d hand over to him…

 

 

“I chose the suit because it’s such a great colour and the check sets it apart from plain suits. It’s a great summer suit, so perfect for a summer wedding or party.”

 

 

 

 

Shop Craig’s look:

One For The Summer Blazer £99.95
Check Me Out Trousers £49.95 

 

For Craig’s casual look, he went for a chilled out tropical shirt and slim cut jeans for an easy-going weekend look…

 

 

“The shirt is great for holiday and I love the bold print. I’m certainly going to pack it for my summer break. The jeans are a great fit and every guy needs a well fitting pair of jean and these hit the mark.”

 

 

 

 

Shop Craig’s look:

Tropical Chill Shirt £34.95 
Slim Joe Jeans £44.95 

 

 

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Joe’s awesome festival outfits for 2017!

Finally you’ve got hold of your ticket for Glastonbury (respect), Lattitude or Bestival – but what festival outfit is going to make you look and feel amazing so you can party the night away under the stars without a care in the world?

 

Fear not, we’ve got all your festival clothes covered so it’s your style that’s funky – not just your smell.

 

Here’s our top picks for our favourite 2017 festivals…

 

 

Isle of White, Newport, 8-11 June

Headliners: Arcade Fire, Rod Stewart, David Guetta & Run DMC

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 its bagged a UK festival exclusive with Fleetwood Mac headlining.

 

Our outfit of choice for this one’s a nod to the old school 70s vibe, but with a Joe Browns twist (of course). We’ve gone for the Funky Fringed Festival Knit £44.95, with the Perfect Patchwork Jeans £44.95, All New Versatile Camisole in mango £9.95, Sunset Diamante sandals £19.95, Polaised Wayfarers £14.95 and the Sensational Stacked Sequin Bracelet £12.95.

 

Festival outfit inspiration for Isle Of White Festival

 

 

 

Glastonbury, Somerset, 21-25 June

Headliners: Radiohead, Foo Fighters, Ed Sheeran

It really is in a league of it’s own and should be on everyone’s bucket list in our opinion. Massive artist grace its 86 stages  as well as an immense amount of circus theater shows and 24-hour shenanigans.

 

It’s only right that we pack you off with a funky raincoat as your staple festival attire.
We’ve gone for the Fun and Funky Raincoat £79.95 teamed with the Cherrylicious Capri Trousers £32.95,  All New Versatile Camisole in red £9.95, Sensational Pool Shoes £12.95 and the San Marco Leather Bag £59.95.

 

Festival outfit Inspiration for Glastonbury Festival

 

 

 

Latitude, Southwold, 13-16 July

Headliners: The 1975, Mumford & Sons, Fleet Foxes

With DJs hidden in the woods, colourful sheep roaming the  fields and opera on the lake,  there’s something to keep whatever age entertained.

 

We’ve gone for a festival style full of fun fringes! The centre-piece is our Boho Beach Lovers Top £32.95 and we’ve styled it with our bright red Summer Capri Trousers £24.95, Villa Lante Garden Sandals £29.95, Fountains of Neptune Bag £54.95 and topped off with the Summer Days Hat £14.95.

 

Festival Outfit Inspiration for Latitude Festival

 

 

Bestival, Dorset, 7-10 September

Headliners: The xx, A Tribe Called Quest, Pet Shop Boys

This award-winning boutique fiesta has as many forms of silliness and absurdity as it does musical performers – which is why we love it!

 

We’ve gone for  a boho festival look for this one with the aptly named Festival  Maxi Skirt £39.95 teamed with a All New Versatile Camisole in mango £9.95, ultra comfy Fun and Funky Footbed Sandals £29.95, All New Patchwork Bag £27.95 and topped off with the gorgeous Latina Necklace £19.95.

Festival Outfit Inspiration for Bestival Festival

 

 

Don’t worry guys we’ll be doing your festival outfits soon, we just know there’s less of a rush, as looking at our analytics you leave shopping a lot more last minute! Sorry guys, but stats don’t lie!

 

 

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Smart Buys for your Holiday Wardrobe

Space and weight is pretty precious when you’re going away, so we know how important it is to pick stuff that’s really easy to wear so you can shove it on and get exploring! (Or chilling out in the shade with a massive margarita – whatever floats your boat).

 

We’ve picked a couple of our favourite items – for guys and girls – that’ll help you look and feel amazing no matter how you choose to style it….

 

The Funky Fringed Tunic £32.95

 

As modeled by the gorgeous Melissa above, it looks great with a pair of white jeans, statement necklace and a pair of heels for an exotic summer evening…

 

 

 

 

Team with a pair of funky embroidered shorts, comfy flip flops and a casual shoulder bag and you’re ready for whatever the day can throw at you.

 

 

 

If you’re off somewhere a bit cooler or out exploring our gorgeous English countryside, the funky fringed tunic is awesome for layering up and adding a bit of personality to your casual look.

 

 

 

 

The Bikes to Boards Shirt £29.95

 

As modeled by our main man Adam above (who’s either spotted a bar in the distance or a fitty that’s caught his attention) the Bikes to Boards Shirt is a great all-rounder. It’s a suitcase fail safe and looks great for a casual outfit with these Azores shorts, flip flops and cool sunnys.

 

 

 

 

Smarten it up a notch with a classic pair of Slim Joe Jeans, Chelsea Boots and leather belt and your ready for hitting the bars to sample the local beers.

 

 

 

Or to funk up your style a bit more we’d wear it with a pair of laid back ripped jeans, quality leather flip flops and a stylish summer scarf – perfect for a bit of daytime holiday exploring.

 

        

 

 

Where’s your next adventure going to be?

 

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What to pack for him (or if you are him!)

Guys we know holiday packing can be a painful task and ladies it’s sometimes less painful if you just do it all yourself (making sure you have enough space for that extra pair of sandals of course!)

 

So here’s a helping hand to get the guys side of the suitcase looking as slick and organised as the womens’ while at the same time getting all the blokes looking and feeling awesome this summer.

 

 

Check list: 

  • T-shirts
  • Smart shirts
  • Smart Trousers
  • Blazer
  • Jeans
  • Smart shoes
  • Cas shoes
  • Belt
  • Underwear
  • PJs
  • Socks

 

 

Our top picks: 

 

 

Things you don’t think about, but that you need

  • Toiletries
  • Plane tickets
  • Driver’s license
  • Passport
  • Charger and adapter
  • Prescription medicine
  • Book/kindle
  • Surprise present for the Mrs

 

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A Day at the races!

When at the races, looking and feeling good is something that is important to all of us. With the racing season already in full flow, here are a few of our favourite outfits. Why not try one of them at Aintree for the Grand National next week?

 

Guys

 

Ascot’s finest

A matching suit is one of the most popular styles at the races. Our men’s full grey check suit is the perfect way to stand out from the crowd while at Ascot. The suit is both lightweight and stylish, meaning you can keep cool while enjoying the vibrant atmosphere. Match the suit with the Double Trouble lilac shirt to complete the look.

Charming Check Suit Blazer- £94.95
Charming Check Suit Trousers- £49.95
Charming Check Suit Waistcoat- £44.95
Lilac Double Trouble Shirt- £29.95

 

 

 

 

 

 

One for the perfectionist

If the grey suit is too out there for you, our dark blue check suit is a subtler option. The checks are only noticeable from close up, yet the splash of colour on the lining and the buttons adds a uniqueness. The purple show off shirt is the perfect addition. The dark purple of the cuffs adds a lovely contrast to both the lighter purple of the shirt and the navy of the suit. The delicate feather pin tops the suit off with the edge that removes you from the crowd.

Check Suit Blazer- £94.95
Check Suit Trousers- £49.95
Check Suit Waistcoat- £44.95
Delectible Stripe Shirt – £29.95
Feather pin- £3.95

 

 

 

Loud and proud

The bold stripes and pocket square detail of our new Dapper Blazer means it’s the perfect match for a pair of dark jeans and a white shirt. Combine this outfit with some subtle accessories, such as the Club sunglasses or stag pin, to ensure flowing compliments of your style. There is still time to get this blazer, and full outfit, before the Grand National on Saturday!

Dapper Blazer- £89.95
Straight Joe Jeans- £39.95
Double Collar Shirt- £29.95
Club Sunglasses- £9.95
Stag Pin- £3.95

 

 

 

Smart Casual

Dressing to impress isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. If you’re wanting something more laid back, then this is the outfit for you. Despite having a very similar name to the above blazer, the dapper gent blazer is very different. From afar it is a simple jacket, but there is a fine detail to when close up with a contrasting collar to add something different. The plain colour is a great way to enhance the pink subtle spot shirt. Wearing the distressed leather boots with some dark jeans (see above) tops off an easy look that will fit any racing occasion.

Dapper Gent Blazer- £99.95
Subtle Spot Shirt- £32.95
Distressed Leather Boots- £59.95
Straight Joe Jeans- £39.95

  

 

 

 

 

Women

Summer days

This is the perfect outfit for Ladies day, with a flattering neckline and classy mid-length that will take you to any course. The vibrant floral print is perfect for a sunny day on the terraces sipping prosecco, while letting your outfit do the talking. Whether the sun is shining or not, the new 1950s sunglasses will enhance any outfit, match this dress up with the pinked rimmed version to ring out the print of the dress. Complete the retro theme with these eye catching art deco heels, making you really stand out from the crowd.

Summer Days dress- £39.95
Art Deco Occasion Shoes- £39.95
1950s sunglasses- £9.95

 

 

 

Daisy

The all new ditsy daisy jumpsuit is a great way to stay comfortable while still looking your best at the races. This classic all in one really oozes elegance. Pair with the Island Secrets necklace and bracelet to set a relaxed yet glamorous vibe which will be the envy of other racegoers. If the weather looks slightly chilly, throw on the black popcorn shrug as a great finishing touch, an essential piece in the unpredictable British weather!

Ditsy Daisy Jumpsuit- £49.95
Black Popcorn shrug- £19.95
Island Secrets Necklace- £17.95
Island Secrets Bracelet- £12.95

 

 

 

Fancy Florals

Wearing the floral culotte trousers is a sure way to turn some heads. The bold blue base colour and detailed floral design are ideal for days when a dress isn’t for you. The loose cut of the trouser and cropped length make for a summery, yet stylish look. This also means your feet must also look the part, so opt for the classy summer breeze sandals. Keep the trousers the focus of attention so pair with one of simple white camisole tops. Top the look off with our summer day’s hat.

Floral Culotte Trousers- £34.95
Versatile White Camisole- £9.95
Summer Breeze Sandals- £24.95
Summer Days hat- £14.95

 

 

 

Suit-Up

Looking for something a little different? Don’t want to wear a dress? We have just the answer! Our new boating stripe blazer makes a powerful statement. Similar to the men’s dapper blazer, the vivacious colours and stripes of the jacket will be sure to catch many eyes, while being a more suitable choice when the weather isn’t so warm. This blazer is one for a woman of class. Match with one of our great fitting pairs of white jeans and the when in Rome sandals to keep the summer vibe.

Boating Stripe Jacket- £54.95
Must Have White jeans- £29.95
When in Rome sandals- £49.95

 

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Which fashion decade do you belong in?

Every decade was known for something — whether it was the wild and wacky fashion or the people from that time that made history.

 

Find the perfect era for your body shape and attitude…

 

 

40s

In a nut-shell the 40s women were all about creating a certain silhouette – nipped in waists and knee length A-line skirts were really popular to create an hourglass shape. Loads of clothes created this outline, from suits and dresses to even some trousers.

 

If you aren’t naturally an hourglass, this style can help you achieve this silhouette (if you want to!).

 

Get the look: We’d recommend the Ditsy Floral Vintage Dress £39.95

 

 

 

50s

The styles from the 50s are timeless. It’s iconic for its youthful freedoms and sense of fun. It goes beyond poodle skirts and saddle shoes worn by teenagers however, with housewives playing a major role in defining the ultra feminine style we love to wear today.

 

The beauty of the 1950s era is that there is a ‘look’ that will suit any body shape – the more womanly the better.

 

Get the look: Pastel Floral Vintage Dress £49.95

 

 

 

 

60s

Women in the 60s had an extreme style and attitude from the start of the decade to the end.  Twiggy had women freeing their minds and bodies into clothing that didn’t require any extra thought or effort. From modest to “there is no such thing as too short!”

 

If you’re an apple or a rectangle shape these straight styles will look great on you.

 

Get the look: Quietly Quirky Zip Through Dress £59.95

 

 

 

70s
There were so many great styles going on in the 70s there’s something for every body shape and attitude! From bohemian babe (think floaty maxi dresses in patchwork prints and lace-up peasant blouses) to haute hippy (silky flared trousers and heavenly suede skirts).

 

Boho tops and flared trousers are a couple of our favourites. Boho tops with ruffled hems are great for rectangle shapes, if you’re an apple or pear tops that cinch you in under the boobs look awesome and for the inverted triangle and the hourglass figures look for a style which has a bit of an asymmetrical cut.
Get the look: Embroidered Flared Jeans £39.95 and the Festival 2 Piece Blouse £39.95

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Which decade do you belong in?

 

 

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Bring on the good Times!!

Our new season collection is here and we’re casting off the winter in favour of forgetting the cold and getting out in the city for some spring sunshine and GOOD TIMES!

 

 

The fresh spring collection is all about celebrating the things that bring a smile to our faces.

 

 

Our inspiration this season has come from the  soft, romantic bohemian chic vibes of Patina Bloom to the bold splashes of colour and exotic prints of Echo Beach.

 

 

Here’s a few of our favourites and the inspirations behind them…

 

The Buenos Aires Tunic £39.95

 

Inspired by the passion and energy of Buenos Aires, this sizzling tunic features a ruffled mock wrap front and lace up back. This is one of our favourite prints, which is why you’ll see it again in the stunning Totally Tropical Jumpsuit £49.95.

 

Road Holder Jacket £199

 

This is Joe’s personal favourite. It’s packed with personality and the perfect shade of red. Inspired by our love of the open road, we’ve given it some classic vintage sylings and an amazing distressed wash to give it that rough, lived-in feel.

 

Jump for Joy Jumpsuit £44.95

 

 

This beautiful print was inspired by the gorgeous mosaic tiling we found in Dubrovnik. So simple to just throw on and feel fabulous.

 

Charismatic Check Blazer £99.95

 

 

Full of charisma with a great check, we’ve added a couple of funky style details to make it a true origional. It pairs up really nicely with jeans .

 

Tropical Hibiscus Dress £49.95

 

 

This dress is out to make a statement. We love the eye-catching print, inspired by the tropical hibiscus flower in Costa Rica. Perfect for sizzling the night away!

 

Ride South T-Shirt £17.95

 

 

Bikes and babes – what a combination!  We can’t get enough of our sexy pin-ups.

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WIN £100 to spend on the new Spring Collection!

Had enough of dark nights, chapped lips and soup for lunch?

 

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Well we just about have, so let’s bring on SPRING!!

 

Every night on Facebook this week we’re giving you a sneak peek at some of the exciting new styles coming soon and giving you the chance to win £100 to spend on the new collection!

 

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It’s really easy to enter – just answer the question in any of our Facebook posts going out this week. It’ll be asking you about how you have a good time – who you’re with, what you’re doing etc.

 

If you feel like giving us a like and a share while you’re at it – well that would be just lovely.

 

Bring on the Good Times!!!

 

Bring on Spring

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Outfits under £50!!

A whole outfit, including shoes, for under £50? Yes you heard us right – what better way to make your ‘Happy Friday’ even happier!?

 

Here’s our stylist’s suggestions for creating gorgeous top to toe outfits perfect for any occasion…

 

Keeping it casual – Women’s 

Mythical Tunic Was £39.95 NOW £11.95
Stitch Pocket Detail Jeans Was £44.95 NOW £17.95
Make a Statement Shoe Boots Was  £44.95 NOW £17.95
Total= £47.85 Saving= £82!!

 

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Keeping it Casual – Men’s

One for the Weekend Trousers Was £39.95 NOW £11.95
Get Out There T-Shirt Was £17.95 NOW £12.95
Kurt Cobain Record Bag Was £34.95 NOW £16.95
Leather Hook Bracelet Was £9.95 NOW£6.95
Total=£48.80 Saving= £54!

 

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For a special occasion – Women’s 

Love Life Check Skater Dress Was £49.95 NOW £24.95
Forever Perfect Velvet Shoes Was £29.95 NOW £19.95
Total= £44.90 Saving= £35

 

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For a special occasion – Men’s 

Straight Joe Jeans Was £44.95 NOW £19.95
Vintage Peaky Hat Was £14.95 NOW £9.95
Devil’s in the Detail Shirt Was £39.95 NOW £11.95
Total= £41.85 Saving= £58!!

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Joe’s Christmas leftovers tips…

We all know portion sizes are at a premium over Christmas – you end up cooking to feed the five thousand, let alone the five…Well fear not! We’ve got three recipes to make your leftovers  lovable for all the family!

 

Starter – Turkey Samosas

 

Ingredients 

  • 3 tablespoons of curry paste
  • 2 tablespoons of mango chutney, plus extra to serve
  • 2 tablespoons of natural yogurt from a 150g pot (serve the remainder)
  • 200 grams of cooked potatoes (roasted or boiled are fine), cut into small chunks
  • 250 grams of cooked turkey, chopped into small pieces
  • 250 grams frozen peas
  • Bunch of coriander, chopped (plus a few leaves picked to serve)
  • 270 gram pack of filo pastry (6 sheets)
  • 4 tablespoons of vegetable oil
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon of sesame seeds

 

Method

  1. In a large bowl, combine the curry paste, mango chutney and 2 tbsp yogurt, and mix well. Fold in the potatoes, turkey, peas and coriander, then season well.
  2. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Cut the sheets of filo in half lengthways so you have 12 strips – keep the pastry covered with a tea towel while you work so it doesn’t dry out. Layer up 3 sheets of filo, brushing a little oil between each sheet. Pile a quarter of the filling in the top corner of the pastry in a triangle shape. Fold the pastry over to encase the filling, then keep folding until the parcel is sealed and the filo is used up. Brush the final edge with a little beaten egg to help stick the pastry together. Repeat to make all 4 jumbo samosas.
  3. Lay your samosas on a baking sheet and brush each one with more beaten egg, then sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake for 35 mins or until the samosas are golden brown and the filling is piping hot. Serve with the remaining yogurt, some mango chutney and coriander leaves.

jumbo turkey samosas

Thanks to the BBC Good Food Guide for this suggestion!

 

 

Main Course – Morrocan Spiced Turkey Pie

 

Ingredients

  • Two teaspoons of coriander seeds
  • Two teaspoons of cumin seeds
  • A pinch of ground cinnamon
  • Two tablespoons of olive oil
  • Two Aubergines – diced
  • Two banana shallots – halved and sliced
  • Two tablespoons of harissa
  • Two peppers – any colours – deseeded and diced
  • 227g tin of chopped tomatoes
  • One chicken stock cube
  • 500g of leftover turkey – mix of leg and breast is fine
  • 100g of butter – melted (keep a little extra for greasing)
  • 250g pack/10 large sheets of Filo pastry
  • 25g of flaked almonds

 

Instructions

  1. Heat a large non-stick pan over a medium heat and toast the coriander and cumin seeds for 1-2 mins until fragrant. Add the cinnamon, olive oil, aubergine and shallots. Coat the veg in the spices and cook on a medium-low heat for about 10 mins until the aubergine has softened slightly.
  2. Add the harissa and peppers. Give everything a good stir, then add the tomatoes and crumble over the stock cube. Simmer, uncovered, for 20 mins until the veg is tender and the mixture is nice and thick.
  3. Stir through the turkey meat and season well. Set aside to cool.
  4. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6 and grease a 23cm springform tin with a little butter. Lay two sheets of filo over the base of the tin and brush with the melted butter. Cross over another two layers of filo and brush again with butter. Repeat once more, then put the cooled filling in the centre. Using the remaining four pastry sheets, cover the filling and brush with more melted butter. Scrunch the top of the pie together and bake for 30-35 mins.
  5. Remove from the oven and scatter the pie with the flaked almonds. Cook for a final 10 mins until the pie is golden and piping hot. Serve straight away.

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Thanks to the BBC Good Food Guide for this recipe!

 

 

Dessert – Espresso Cherry Triffle


(Don’t worry, this ones not got turkey in it – we just thought it would be nice to finish with something sweet that’s got a quick to keep you going)

 

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons marsala*
  • 2 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 1/2 cup strong espresso coffee, cooled slightly
  • 4 mini jam sponge rolls, cut into 5mm-thick slices
  •  50g good-quality dark chocolate, grated
  • 1/2 cup thick vanilla custard
  • 425g can black pitted cherries, drained

 

Method

  1. Combine marsala, sugar and coffee in a jug. Stir until sugar dissolves.
  2. Divide the sponge slices between four 400ml-capacity whisky glasses. Reserve 1 tablespoon of the coffee mixture. Drizzle remaining coffee mixture over the sponge slices.
  3. Top with half the chocolate, and all the custard and cherries. Drizzle with the reserved coffee mixture. Sprinkle with the remaining chocolate and serve.

*(Marsala is a fortified Italian wine available from liquor stores. You could use dry sherry, Tia Maria liqueur, Kahlua liqueur or brandy instead.)

 

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Thanks to Taste for this amazing recipe

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