“This was the only jumper I could find,” said Bee, coming downstairs wearing a black cardigan she had pilfered from my chest of drawers, “you need more clothes.”
It’s true. I am notoriously bad at buying clothes. I have several issues with it. Firstly, I find it difficult to justify spending money on clothes when technically I already have some. It’s not like having an empty fridge, where you have to buy at least a token tub of hummus and some yoghurts to not look like you’re neglecting your children, because there are actually clothes in my wardrobe. I have things I can wear, so buying more feels a bit greedy.
Secondly, I hate trying things on. You get all flustered and sweaty, and then you look in the mirror and see your thighs at angles you never normally see them from and you just want to cry. That is not my idea of fun. Thirdly, I apparently have no dress sense, so my kindly family have told me many times over the years. Rude.
In Joe Browns though I have found the solution – they are very reasonably priced, they deliver, so I can try on everything in front of my carefully positioned mirrors at home, and finally, everything is so lovely that even my mum surely wouldn’t be able to question my taste? Also, a lot of things have flowers on, which is my Best Thing when it comes to clothes.
Joe Browns very kindly let me pick out a few of my favourite items and I was hugely impressed with what I was able to get for my money and what a variety of occasions my new clothes have been suitable for. Their style is a sort of laid back chic, that can be dressed up or down according to what you’re doing. It’s brilliant for me, as I’m a big fan of packing light.
This dress for instance would look lovely with smart shoes for a night out, but worked equally well at a festival as it’s super comfy and easy to keep looking nice, even scrunched up in a tent:
I love these shoes, as they’re practical enough to wear everyday, but sparkly enough to team with something smarter if you’re dressing for dinner. Versatile items like this are ideal for holidays when you’re working with a weight limit:
A must for me when I’m packing for a holiday is a colourful, lightweight skirt. You can stay cool but a little bit covered up, and because it’s multi-coloured, you can wear it with lots of different tops to create new looks every day.
This dress I found worked especially well for meeting footballing legends:
If you’re packing for a summer holiday, you might find this infographic from Joe Browns really useful. Have a read, and when you get to the bottom you’ll find a fantastic giveaway to win £50 to spend!
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