It’s officially #nationalpicnicmonth so for all you foodies out there it’s the perfect time to grab your picnic basket and head out to your favourite park! Not forgetting the prosecco of course…
But this poses the question, what are you going to wear? You’re looking for something that’s flattering and makes you feel amazing whilst also feeling comfortable wearing it. Well, look no further as we’ve picked out 4 awesome picnic outfits, perfect for every unique individual, and all for under £70! Have a scroll down and check em’ out!
Bursting with refreshing colours, this mouth-watering Juicy Watermelon Top is simply irresistible and incredibly versatile with pretty sleeves that can be worn on or off the shoulder. Perfect for when you’re trying to catch those rays on your post picnic sunbathe! Team it up with Joe’s Eclectic Embroidered Jeans and lovely All About Georgia Sandals for an outfit that’s guaranteed bring that little bit of fun and confidence to your picnic style.
This shirt was made for some serious summer fun! The fab and funky Tropical Leaf Shirt is full of striking colour and will have you ready for any adventure. Team it with our comfy Easy Life Suede Sandals and a pair of Joe’s Classic Jeans, not too tight and not too baggy – and get yourself out there!
This gorgeous gingham Country Girl Top looks incredibly flattering with its structured bodice and cute corseting detailing that draws attention to your waist, whilst flattering your hips! Team it with Joes’ versatile Simple Stitch Capri Pants and our Friday Feeling Espadrille Pumps for a picnic look that’s full of personality and perfect for an impromptu game of rounders! P.S. the flower is not included in the outfit. 😉
So there you have it, 4 seriously amazing picnic outfits… but fear not, this is just a taster of the incredible styles that we have for you in our summer sale. So why not head to our websiteand check out all our other amazing styles now up to 70% off and see for yourself!
It’s safe to say Joe is somewhat of a festival aficionado! Over the years he’s picked up some festival hacks to make sure you can enjoy the music, the people and the atmosphere without falling victim to the usual festival pitfalls.
Lose yourself… but not everyone else
It’s easy to get carried away in the atmosphere of a festival. You’ll find yourself making plenty of new friends, but it’s important not to lose the ones you came with! Decide on a meet-up point should anyone get lost and your phones be out of use. Joe always finds the best meet up points are by a bar…just in case you’re waiting a while!
Don’t look down!
That’s right, we’re talking about the dreaded portaloo’s. Joe’s tried and tested tip is to carry a heavily perfumed handkerchief with you. Hold said smelly hanky over your nose whilst doing your business and then escape as soon as possible, and whatever you do, don’t look down the hole!
This hack won’t relieve the fear you’ll face when entering the cubicle, especially by day 3, but it’ll help mask the nightmarish aroma!
Hats are your best friend at a festival. Not only will they shelter you from sun and/or rain, they’ll also have you oozing cool festival vibes whilst hiding a greasy barnet.
Everything will be all wipe
Only novices believe they’re going to shower and come out feeling cleaner at a festival. Buy a pack (or 10) of biodegradable baby wipes and say hello to your personal hygiene saviour for the weekend!
Not just for yogi’s
Pack a yoga mat. They’re super light to carry and they’ll make whatever terrain you find yourself sleeping on so much more comfortable.
Treat those tootsies
Pack a spare pair of socks. This may sound like an odd one, but believe Joe, when you eventually kick off those wellies there’s nothing better than slipping on something clean for the long journey home.
If you’re looking for some festival style inspiration, why not head to our amazing summer sale here. We’ve got plenty of remarkable pieces for amazing prices!
To celebrate our awesome up to half price summer sale we’ve picked out five of our favourite dancefloor show-stoppers. So regardless of whether you’re raving at a rock concert, waltzing at a wedding or sambaing into the sunset in Spain, these flattering dresses allow you to have fun and feel fabulous whilst throwing out some shapes!
Have a scroll down to check them out…
Our Sizzling Tropics Dress is everything we stand for here at Joe Browns! Flattering, vibrant and ready for some fun, this flattering jersey dress will hug you in all the right places and have you feeling amazing whenever you wear it!
Mix it up with something a little fruity this summer in this delicious Oranges and Lemons Dress! In a stunning vintage shape, with a gorgeous 50’s skirt, it would be rude not too let it loose boogieing to your favourite beats!
Whether you’ve got a day planned at the races or a summer wedding around the corner, our Amazing Asymmetric Dress is guaranteed to make you feel gorgeous and totally glamorous! Featuring a unique asymmetric shoulder and made in a distinctive floral print, this style is perfect for making an entrance on the dance floor!
This Father’s Day we’re giving a shout-out to the father figures in our lives. The good, the generous and the downright crazy!
We asked some of the team at Joe Browns HQ who the special Father figure in their life was…
Loz (Brand Big Gun) with her Dad David (The legend!)
“My dad is an absolute legend – there’s never a dull moment when he’s around!
He’s funny, caring and generous – I’m a daddy’s girl at heart! Over the years he’s taken me to countless horse-riding lessons, gone on bike rides with me, driven me to and from Uni SO MANY TIMES, cheered me on at netball and helped teach me to drive – even after we crashed through a bush.
I certainly get my sense of humour from him and my passion for sports and fitness (although he’s a lot slower than he used to be!).
He’s one in a million! Thanks Dad for being as mad as a hatter – don’t ever change. 😊 ”
“Dad’s quite a sharp dresser, so I chose the Superb Stripe Shirt. I knew he’d be made up with it, and he was!”
Tracey (Marketing Big Boss) with ‘Superdad’ Craig.
“My husband Craig is quite simply Superdad! My job and where we live means I leave home at 7.15 every morning and don’t return until gone 7 at night.
He makes breakfast (the cat’s too), sorts lunches, does the school run (both ends of the day), makes the evening meal (pretty tidily to be fair – and not bad taste-wise), manages homework schedules and exam revision, sorts out bath times and referees more than a few sisterly arguments!
And all this with his own landscape gardening business to run. He’s an inspiration to us all and an amazing role model for the kids.
He also single-handedly keeps Stella Artois in profit – but I think we can forgive him the odd beer on a school night!”
“This Father’s Day I’ve chosen to get him the Paisley Placement Shirt because I love it! It’s fresh, it’s different and it shows off his lovely tattoo!
Shannon PR Superstar with her dad Billy (AKA B Bez)
“My dad is one in a million. He never knew his own father, so I’m constantly in awe of the amazing father he’s been to me and my brother considering he didn’t have a role model in that position. His complete selflessness and kind nature are traits I aspire to possess.”
“It’s hard to name the lessons my dad has taught me in life, because essentially my parents have been the foundation of everything I’ve learnt and achieved.”
“So, who is my dad?”
“He’s the guy that drives me from Huddersfield to Newcastle at midnight, hours before I go on holiday, because I’ve realized I’ve left my passport in my student digs.”
“He’s the guy who, up until moving in with my boyfriend, still wrote me a Valentines card every year without fail signed from ‘?’ (PS. Dad, I miss those).“
“He’s the guy who would finish a 12 hour night shift, shower and change into a suit just to drop me off at school because mum wanted to keep up appearances!”
“He’s the guy all my friends love.”
“He’s the guy who has single-handedly saved me thousands in taxi fares.”
“He’s the guy who writes random things that nobody ‘gets’ in the family WhatsApp group.”
“He’s the guy with an infectious laugh.”
“He’s the guy I want my future children to get to know.”
“Dad, I know you’re probably questioning where time has gone, and how you’re now a grandfather approaching 70! So, I just want to let you know, you don’t look a day over 69 and you’re doing a smashing job at blagging it!”
“I chose the Fabulous Floral Shirt because I knew my dad would love it. As he’s grown older his choice in shirts has become a little louder. I love this about him. Regardless of his physical age his spirit is always vibrant and playful!”
Andy (Super Store Manager) with his son Riley.
“Fatherhood has really opened my eyes to a whole new way of life, everything I do now is to make sure my son, Riley, has the best start in life he can.
I used to concoct such huge dreams for myself that now they seem so small when compared to the dreams we have that revolve around us as a family and moulding Riley into a little gentleman.
I love how he has the perfect mix of mine and his mum’s personality. He’s such a funny, kind and genuinely remarkable little man who makes us both so proud everyday. I love seeing him use this personality to navigate new situations the same way I probably would now, with his best foot first and a bit of humour.”
I don’t know what Riley will achieve as he gets older and bigger, but he really has the ability to do anything he sets his mind too. He’s so persistent and passionate. We have just found out we’re going to have another child this year too and I have all the same dreams for our next addition to the family already, and I’m sure Riley will be one of the best role models we could ever put in their life.
“My perfect Father’s Day with him would be a road trip in the sun, fish and chips on the beach, splashing in a warm sea somewhere and an ice-cream watching the sun go down. We’d probably have to carry Riley back to the car, but I still love doing that while I can. I chose the Speeders Poloas my Father’s Day gift because it’s perfect for a day out like this.”
Emily (PR Guru) with her Dad Graham (and soon to be 2nd time Grandad Gazza).
“My Dad, Graham (or Gazza as we like to call him) is a total legend! Without getting soppy, he’s the warmest, most kind-hearted man you’ll ever meet (must be what having 3 girls does to you), but also hilarious. He’ll do anything to make us laugh, like spontaneously skipping down a busy high street. I love that he couldn’t care less what anyone thinks.
His sayings are firmly lodged in our minds forever like “You don’t have to drink to have a good time”, “It’s just around the corner” this one always comes out when he’s got us epically lost and “Well, we are where we are” – the most pointless phrase of all time. “
“I love him to pieces and hope he likes the shirt I’ve picked him (I’m pretty confident he will judging by the rest of his Joe Browns wardrobe!). I selected the No Ordinary Oxford Shirt for my dad because, although he’s meant to be retired(!), he has endless meetings and this shirt is sensible with an injection of fun on the cuffs.”
Whilst getting ready for an upcoming girls’ getaway to the island of sun, sea, music and madness (AKA Ibiza!), Vanessa has been out and about in some of our most remarkable summer dresses. 40 has never looked so good! Have a little scroll to see how she styled Joe Browns, her way…
“This dress definitely sparks joy and makes me smile! The dress is super flattering on, and with an added bonus, it adjusts at the back! Perfect if you’ve gone out for a big meal and need a little extra space! This dress is a winner from me!”
Vanessa has shown us how truly versatile our ‘Beautiful Button Through Dress’ really is! She’s adapted it to the ever-changing British weather by teaming it with a denim jacket and flats, but also dressed it up with a raffia bag and kitten heel sliders for the perfect day to night look.
“This little red dress is the perfect summer staple! It’s perfect for hot stuffy climates and for just throwing on!”
Planning a getaway? Throw this in your suitcase for a look that’s easy wearing and won’t disappoint!
In between hardcore pre-ibiza gym sessions and various meetings, Vanessa still manages to completely rock our ‘Delicate Blue Dress’. It looks great with trainers, so even if you’re on the school run or a mad dash to the shops you can still look and feel great!
If you’ve already bought something from the new summer collection (or maybe you’re planning to?) we would love to see a photo of you doing what makes you happy in your JB item.
Simply upload it to Instagram using the hashtag #BeingMeWithJB and you could be on our next blog or email!
P.S. If you’re looking for inspiration, why not have a nosey on our Instagramhere.
Bank holiday weekends are the best – there are so many things to do with that extra day! And with 3 days to spare (if you’ve managed to clear the calendar of any unwanted relative visits and adult admin tasks) it’s the perfect time to hit the open road and head out on an exciting adventure!
If you’re looking for a little inspiration for your long weekend we’ve pulled together some of our favourite activities. Just have a little scroll down to check them out!
For the Foodies out there…
Nothing pleases us more than a field (and belly) full of food.
For those who like to live a little on the wild side…
Fancy yourself an animal lover? Enter an adventure where tigers stalk, monkeys swing and lions roam by visiting one of England’s awesome safari parks (note – you don’t need to have a kid with you, they don’t check).
Yorkshire Wildlife Park
Knowsley Safari Park
West Midland Safari Park
Longleat Safari Park
For the Treasure Hunters…
If you get excited at the thought of discovering a hidden gem amidst hustle and bustle, then antiques fairs could be right up your street.
Whether you’re searching for a piece to finish off your room, or simply want the opportunity to shout “Cheap as chips” at the top of your voice, this weekend activity will not disappoint!
Now you may think beer and gin festivals simply provide a day filled with booze… and you wouldn’t be wrong! However, if you need an excuse (we don’t think for a minute that you do) events like the ones listed below offer you the opportunity to taste new innovations, support local businesses and enjoy a wonderful ambience!
Is there anything better than getting cosy with a bowl of popcorn and watching your favourite film? How about doing it under the stars?!
Outdoor cinemas are a unique and fun way to enjoy the best Hollywood has to offer. You could go to one of the locations we’ve suggested below or create your own in your garden… just make sure to use headphones so the neighbours don’t think they’re in Jurassic Park with you!
Do you ever notice that certain colours affect how you feel? Boosting your mood, making you feel more confident or perhaps excited? Maybe you’ve noticed they make you feel calmer or perhaps more comfortable? Well it’s a fact that colour is associated with our emotions and can have a direct impact on how we feel. So what exactly does each colour mean? Take a little scroll down and check out how colour can boost your mood!
As we well know, red is bold and on the warm side of the colour spectrum, evoking strong emotions of love, warmth and due to its brightness; excitement! Perfect for an a adventurous day out with a loved one or maybe to give you a little bravery for an upcoming event?
Quick to grab attention, yellow is wonderfully bright, reminiscent of days in the sunshine. Yellow evokes the feeling of happiness and joy, giving us a zest for life! So why not add a little joy into your wardrobe with a splash of yellow.
A colour that rarely occurs in our day to day life ,it is often seen as exotic, rare and somewhat intriguing. A mix of the two of the boldest colours on the spectrum (blue and red) when worn, purple can evoke feelings of power and sophistication. Perfect for that upcoming business meeting you have or perhaps a job interview you’re a little nervous for?
Regarded as red’s softer cousin, pink is strongly associated with femininity and in turn when worn or seen can evoke feelings of compassion kindness and more commonly romance! Gents don’t be put off by pink, it’ll showcase your confidence and personality and we reckon the saying ‘real men wear pink’ is spot on!
Last but certainly not least it’s orange! Full of life, energy and warmth orange is likely to make us feel enthusiastic, an happy and unafraid to stand out! If you’re looking for a pick-me-up or you’re feeling little under the weather, go for orange!
We hope you’ve enjoyed finding out a little more about how colour can make you feel, we certainly enjoyed writing about it! The main thing to take from all of this is wear something YOU enjoy, a colour that’s makes you feel instantly confident, boosts your mood and most importantly makes you happy!
Summer is so close we can almost taste it! If packing for your upcoming holiday has you in a fluster, fear not, we have some serious summer showstoppers that your suitcase won’t want to be without.
Whether you’re soaking up the sun in Spain, pounding the pavements of Paris or camping in the Cotswolds, we’ve got some amazing pieces to ensure you stand out from the crowd and have a suitcase packed with style!
We can’t think of a better place to relax, recharge and repeat, can you?
Now don’t get us wrong, we completely understand that buying a leather jacket isn’t like buying a pint of milk. It’s likely to be quite a bit more money (if not what the hell kind of milk are you buying?!) and requires a lot more brain power making sure you’ve got the right one for you, but the leather jacket is an investment piece that never gets old… only better!
We’ve got so many remarkable leathers this season we really struggled to pick out our favourites. But have a scroll below, we think we’ve nailed it with an awesome top 6!
P.S. all jackets featured are totally authentic and 100% REAL leather.
Mustard has to be one of our favourite colours this season. Doesn’t it just look fantastic on this super soft leather jacket! And it doesn’t stop there, check out the amazing stitch and zip details, and the incredible floral lining. Take it from us, this jacket will add style and attitude to any outfit! Rock it!
Nail the biker chick look this summer with this vibrant and vivacious red leather jacket! Check out the quilting detailing on the shoulders and, distinctive zip detailing round the neck and arms, so edgy! This jacket is totally unique and will give you the confidence to own your individual style!
Now we’re really talking quality gear when it comes to this rugged leather jacket. Totally timeless, this leather jacket just gets better the more you wear it! Notice the unique contrast panelling and awesome stitch details. Trust us, this classic jacket will be in your wardrobe for years to come!
Style up any outfit with this versatile khaki leather! Decorated in intricate stitching and finished with a unique Joe Browns stamp on the right arm, this khaki leather takes some serious beating compared to it’s rivals on the high street!
How could we leave out the classic, the wonderful and everyone’s favourite black leather jacket! Pair it with dresses, skirts, tees and jeans, whatever your style, this jacket will go with anything you pair it with! Don’t just take it from us, one of our lovely customers even said! “A beautiful jacket, it was much admired when I wore it… it is extremely comfortable, this is now my favourite jacket!” Get it in your wardrobe quick ladies!
This almost vintage leather jacket is nothing shy of a showstopper! Made in biker style and full of authenticity and edge, this jacket is made from the finest quality leather and will have you standing out from the crowd, whenever you rock it!
If you’re still feeling sceptical over whether to invest in an awesome leather, check our top 5 reasons why…
Check out the rest of our amazing collection of ladies leather jacketshere and men’s leather jackets here!