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Styling the Joe Browns Mix It Up tunic

Black Joe Browns Mix it up tunic

This particular style of tunic has been a welcome return in the Joe Brown’s catalogue for years and years. They change the colours and they change the fabrics slightly, but the style is the same, and I love it! I also own this tunic in dark red, but for this blog post, I thought I’d show you how I wore my black and grey one….

Joe Browns mix it up dress

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The Joe Browns Mix it Up dress is actually quite similar to the sort of clothes I make for Threads of a Fairytale, which is maybe why I’m drawn to it! It’s a patchwork of different fabrics and harmonising colours sewn together to make a tunic dress the perfect length to wear with leggings or skinny jeans when you don’t want your bum out! For this photo-shoot I’m wearing it with black fleece-lined thick leggings perfect for keeping me warm at this time of year!

styling a black tunic dress

I’m also wearing a pair of boots I bought from Amazon specifically for the trip away. This was actually a whole year ago when Chris and I stayed in Connecticut for a month and went exploring every weekend. These outfit photos were taken at Sleepy Hollow, which was really exciting as I’m a big fan of the film! Anyway, the boots are lined in faux fur and are pretty grippy in the snow and ice, so I do recommend them. However, if you’re thinking of purchasing a pair, I would advise you go up a size as the warm lining makes them very snug!

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Styling the Joe Browns Mix it up dress

I bought this Mix It Up tunic dress so long ago, I can’t actually remember when! (It may actually be a second hand purchase from a charity shop) I like it because the materials are warm, and a bit stretchy, making it really comfortable to wear. But mainly, I’m always on the look-out for slightly unusual, quirky fashion, and this item from Joe Browns is perfect!

Styling a short tunic dress

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If you like the style, this is the teal colour and fabric Joe Browns has on sale at the moment:

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