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Trend: American Sport.

Trend: American Sport.


Remember that moment when everyone had a name plate necklace because Patricia Field made them cool.

Then we moved to phone cases.

Next up it’s THIS bag.

The only thing I love more than discovering a new, creative brand is finding it early.

Am happily one of the first to this party on these gorgeous cross body monogram handbags.



The New Carrie Necklace Is A Handbag.

The New Carrie Necklace Is A Handbag.


Few films have shaped my fashion aesthetic quite like American Gigolo.

Lauren Hutton’s soft layers, neutral palette, woven clutches (early Bottega Veneta and Armani) and super fine jewellery are my definition of effortless, sexy dressing.

Her look typified the American Sport genre and has become a modern classic.

It is the gold standard for polished.

Creating a capsule wardrobe around this look is pretty easy. The foundation colours are: navy, white, pale blue, red, gold and tan.

The pieces: blue jeans, blazers, soft shirts, classic cult accessories (belt, bag, shoes) and good hair.

. The magic to this look is that it feels expensive.

You’ll be amazed at just how many looks you can create with these pieces and then you can accessorise to the period with a coloured clutch, tan shoulder bag and Ray-Bans.

Introducing Title Theory, an Australian accessories brand that is reimagining personalisation.

The specialise in matt gold hardware monogramming using beautiful quality 100 per cent microfibre leather which is vegan and cruelty free.

Feels and looks like lamb skin leather.

The brand does phone cases with hard monogramming also but I fell in love with the cross body bags.

I went back and forth on what to monogram. I have a lot of PJ so I decided to go with my adjective, verb of a last name so my daughters could carry it also.

And I am so thrilled.

Chic and cool, very practical with magnetic fastening and double interior pocketss.

Title Theory Classic Cross Body Bag is the ultimate gift for the woman who has everything.

And also for yourself.

Now the great part, for JOYE readers…RECEIVE 20% OFF YOUR ORDER USING CODE: JOYE20

Just type the code in at check-out and go nuts.


Navy Is The New Black.

Navy Is The New Black.


Navy is my favourite neutral. It suits everyone.

It’s softer than black and looks expensive in a Meghan Markle way.

I’ve collaborated with the beautiful designers from Collective On Queen – Luxe De Valentina, Sarah J Curtis, Coco Ribbon, , Nikki Williams, Sambag and jeweller Luke Rose – to curate six, fabulous navy pieces for the ultimate party wardrobe.

Collective On Queen x The Joye has been a dream

Permission to go nuts.




Three Ways To Winterise Your Look.

Three Ways To Winterise Your Look.


Australia is the land of Almost Winter which means there is wisdom in finding extra mileage in the summer side of your wardrobe.

Here are three easy ways to winterise your warm weather favourites.

1.Pants Under A Skirt

No this was not a typo.

This trend is here and before you laugh at it and me….try it.

More flattering than you imagine, the key is in playing around with your proportions. You’re not throwing on a pair of harem pants under a mini skirt – you want one piece to have volume and one piece to be lean.

Got it?

Slim mini skirt with palazzo pants, full skirt with skinny ankle jeans, maxi with leather tights.

Have some fun with this one. The whole look is meant to be a little unhinged but I promise a skirt has never been this comfortable.


2. Turn It Into A Tunic.

If your favourite frock or is too short for winter temperatures consider turning it into a tunic top and wear over jeans, tights or leather pants.

Slip a blazer over the top or a scarf around your neck and you’ll instantly winterise the look.

Just be mindful of the hem length – mid-thigh is best – any longer and it will look shorter and wider.

3. Throw A Coat On It.

This one is obvious, easy and flattering.

Nothing looks chicer or sleeker than a long line coat over a summer outfit. It was Jackie Kennedy’s fall-back look and every bit as fabulous and relevant in 2015.

A trenchcoat is perfect but pale pink, crimson and camel are all good coat colour options for this season.


Is Gym Gear The New Casual?

Is Gym Gear The New Casual?


Is it just me or have people suddenly got very serious about their exercise gear?

I was away over Easter at Blueys Beach on the NSW north coast – and was struck by the outfits my fellow pavement pounders were wearing. They were pretty swank for 6.30 in the morning in a small surf town.

I’m talking technicolour tops, leggings with lights, sparkly sports bras, sneakers with snazzy laces, chunky watches, wrist bands. Where had I been? I felt positively retro in my daggy sweats.

Maybe enthusiastic exercise dressing never really went away – it’s much more likely that I stopped watching. Possibly it’s a phase that we all move through at some part of our physical education journey.


My moment was in 1990. For a brief period I worked in a gym while I was at university. Behind the desk. I was very into my fitness and the outfits that went with it. When I say into I mean borderline obsessive. I was an aerobics groupie/junkie with a wardrobe to match.

My look went something like this: fluoro green leotard, pale grey bike shorts, white tube socks artfully scrunched with matching fluoro green gym socks, high-top Reebok gym boots (possibly with green laces) and an elastic belt.

I actually worked out in all that clobber – I wish I had photos because I could dine out on them for the rest of my life.


Psychologists agree that what you wear when you exercise can have a real impact on whether you actually complete your workout and how you feel while exercising.

It’s similar to the whole starting a diet on a Monday philosophy – if you feel confident you’ll perform accordingly – but how we exercise is also deeply personal and differs from person to person.

We layer ritual upon ritual just to make sure we get it done. For some it’s time of day, for others it’s music and for many of us it’s the outfit.

Take my girlfriend Anna. She will only exercise at home in her children’s playroom on a treadmill. She wears underpants, a sports bra and Yogi Bear novelty ears to keep the hair off her face. Sometimes she adds a face mask. She’s answered the door to couriers and tradesmen in this outfit. For Anna it’s completely normal and the outfit’s simplicity ensures that she works out four times a week.

On the opposite side of the spectrum is Louise. She’s a gym junkie who favours the latest high-tech label look. She wears slick designer compression tights (both before and after her run), two sports bras (one for support and one for show) and tight singlets with mesh panels for ‘breathability and a touch of sexiness’. She replaces her runners every six months, has a watch with built-in GPS tracking that monitors her heart rate, counts calories, and displays the NASDAC.

In recent years, it’s this kind of uber-exercise look that I’ve noticed slide over into everyday wear. Just as surf gear has leaked into the closets of men you know have never ridden a board the same has happened with workout wear.

It’s become standard café attire. People even have ‘good’ gym gear that never sees any sweat.

This happened to me when I had babies. While on maternity leave I wore workout clothes all the time. I didn’t do a tap of exercise other than pram pushing and yet I was never out of sneakers and tights. This had something to do with mobility and baby vomit, a lot to do with elasticised waist bands but mostly it was because that’s what all the other new mums seemed to be wearing.

There were hundreds of us in the park dressed in this new kind of Mummy Casual all pretending we were on our way to and from the gym. I still do it occasionally. Particularly if I have to get my daughter to an early netball game on a Saturday morning. I throw on my exercise gear because some days it’s just easier than jeans and a shirt.

When it comes to the clothes I actually wear when I exercise, I like to keep things low-fi. No more co-ordinating socks with elastic belts, no more gyms, nothing tricky. Now it’s all about my husband’s old t-shirts, a pair of track shorts and the open road.

Whatever gets you through.

Workout Wear.