OOTD: Everyday Metallics


Metallic season is almost upon us, before we know it the shops will be filled with shiny Christmas jumpers and party dresses, and honestly, who isn’t living for that? I’ve been getting my fill of hi-shine in early this week, and have rediscovered these metallic silver Zara culottes which have always been a firm favourite for me. Paired with the white ribbed roll-neck I’ve been wearing with just about everything recently, it works perfectly for a casual everyday look.


Top – Primark

Trousers – Zara

Boots – H&M

Unfortunately Zara don’t stock these culottes anymore, but if you ever come across a similar pair I would definitely recommend picking some up. I wear them throughout summer and winter and they can be dressed up for a night out or worn in the daytime. It’s such a great and subtle way of delving into the metallics trend!

Hope you enjoyed this little outfit post, let me know if you guys have any other metallic pieces you love to wear, I’m always looking for more inspiration! Make sure you’re following me on Instagram at @heyitsphoebe for more outfit pictures and inspiration!



Autumn OOTD – How to Style Winter Whites


Returning to uni has definitely been a crazy busy few weeks, but I’m ready to get settled into some new blog content now. Autumn is my most favourite season for countless reasons, but mostly I adore the feeling of entering into a whole new season wardrobe. Swapping crop tops for thick knit jumpers and sandals for knee high boots, it’s so exciting to think of all the new outfit possibilities!

My favourite challenge that I’ve been setting myself recently has been seeing how much of my summer clothing I can wear into autumn, I’ve found that you can pretty much make anything work with a turtle neck layered underneath! Let me know if you’d like to see a post about wearing summer pieces into autumn, because that’s definitely an idea I’d love to work on. But with that in mind, the colour pallette I’ve been inspired by recently is bringing whites into winter.


Jumper – H&M

Trousers – Primark

Boots – H&M

From looking at my other posts I feel like you can tell that I love sticking to one colour scheme for an outfit, you can almost never go wrong. I think that the black accessories finish it off really well and give a subtle break from the white.

I had been searching for the perfect white jumper to layer over dresses and skirts for so long, and I finally found this one from H&M. H&M have so many thick knit white and cream jumpers like this one in store at the moment, so definitely have a look if you’re on the hunt! At £17.99 this one was a steal, and I love that it’s just the right length for layering or to be tucked into jeans like I’ve done here.

I’m also obsessed with these white corduroy jeans from Primark, they also do them in an appropriately autumnal rust colour, and a few others if my memory serves me correctly. I chose white as they were so similar to a pair I tried on in Zara a few weeks ago, but at only £12.00, these ones are much cheaper and just as comfortable.

Hope you enjoyed this post!

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How To Style: Animal Prints

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Even a few months ago, the idea of wearing animal prints just wasn’t something that had every really appealed to me. The likes of leopard, zebra and snake print all conjured images of tacky 00’s fashion in my mind, but then of course, that exact era is creeping back into our current wardrobes as I type this. My initial appreciation of the trend began when I was working at a magazine fashion cupboard and we had two incredible pairs of boots from Office sent in, one white pair and one brown snake print. They’re called Ambassador boots, and I knew I just had to get myself a pair when I saw them!

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Dress – Zara

Boots – Office

I know that these boots are going to be the most amazing statement shoes to get me through A/W 18, although as you can see I’ve been trying my best to make them work in this London heatwave! Not long after I got these boots, I found their perfect partner! I have to say, if you’re looking to get yourself some animal print, Zara is the place to go. This button down dress was £29.99 and is completely heatwave approved by me, don’t be fooled by the 3/4 length sleeves, the material is totally lightweight.

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Necklace – vintage

Dress – Zara

Boots – Office

I’d like to think that I invented double snake print? Mixing prints has always been so daunting to me, as a complete fashion rule follower I’ve always been a strict one print per outfit kinda gal, but as you can see I’ve been branching out! Combining different prints can be really easy as long as you’re paying attention to the different colours and strengths of the prints that you’re using, this dress and boot combo works as the print on the boots is a lot less stronger and darker than the print on the dress. In this case, you definitely don’t want to be too matchy-matchy.

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Top – Zara

Trousers – Zara

Sandals – Topshop

Soon after my snake print moment, I discovered these leopard print trousers in Zara, these are a great versatile piece as they can be worn casually, as I’ve done above or for a night out with a lace bralet or bodysuit and heels. Leopard print is an effortless way to ease yourself in to the animal print trend, it’s classic and goes with almost everything. It’s also easy to mix with other prints, as I’ve done here with this polka dot print top. I even paired them with my snake print boots on a different day!


Hope you enjoyed seeing how I’ve been styling this trend, let me know your take on it by leaving me a comment! Follow me on Instagram to keep up with more fashion posts just like this!



May Wish List


Visualising all of the wonderfully attractive summer dresses and basket bags there are to buy at the moment and realising that the state of my bank account simply does not allow for me to have them at the moment has made me sad. Hence, I have decided that the most productive way to amuse my extremely dangerous online window-shopping habit would be to turn it into a blog post. Hopefully one of you reading this is in a less financially tragic situation than me and can actually afford to enjoy these lovely things? If not, I can only apologise for bringing you to my level of sadness. Anyhow, I hope you enjoy looking at all of the things I’ve been lusting over in the last month.


Dress – £49.00

Top – £55.00

Blouse – £36.00

I’ve been really obsessed with everything that Topshop have been bringing to the table recently, including this fab stripey dress, how cool is it?! With its long sleeves and practical length is perfect for unpredictable summer weather, and is so smart yet very cool. I’d love to pair this dress with a pair of clean white trainers and a basket bag – perfect summer dressing. The top is by a brand called Lace & Beads, I’ve been really into these glam, embellished tops recently, especially in this champagne colour, it makes everything feel so much more luxe. As for the leopard print blouse, leopard print is about to be huuuge not just for this summer but right into winter as well. I love how loose and flowy this blouse is, the ruffles are a very cute feature too, this will be such an easy piece to wear with jeans and dress up or down!


Shoes – £49.99

Jacket – £49.99

Jumpsuit – £49.99

To say that I’m a little bit obsessed with constantly scrolling down Zara’s website would be a total under-exaggeration, they just always have what I want. Speaking of, these kitten heels are just everything. I’ve been looking for a pair of kitten heels for the longest time but have found all of  the ones I’ve seen a little bit too flashy, these ones are so simple and elegant, and to top it all off they’re pink! They’d look so perfect with a pair of straight leg jeans and a simple white tee. Since I’m loving the ‘more is less’ kind of vibe recently, this jacket is next on my wish list. It’s the kind of jacket that is so toned down, yet the beige colour is enough to make it very chic. This jumpsuit is also something that I love, the pyjama trend is back in full force but this time in the form of a jumpsuit! It’s so chic and looks so comfortable too!

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I know there’s a lot of white here but please bare with! This off shoulder dress would look so gorgeous with a tan (mine will be fake as sister will not be jetting off to anywhere hot once again this summer) and just screams summer party to me, now I suppose all I need is an invite to one? I love this white T-shirt with frilled crochet sleeves too, perfect with a pair of straight leg jeans and espadrille wedges. Lastly, this little set is so cute. If you are going on holiday, unlike me, it would be the perfect casual outfit for dinner and a moonlit walk on the beach. Sigh.



Blouse – £34.99

This blouse needed it’s own space! Is it not just the prettiest thing you’ve ever seen?! I have admired these jacquard-weave styles for so long, I’m always borrowing a similar red blouse that my mum has! I love the subtlety of this style, so nice with a pared-down jean and kitten heels.

Hope you enjoyed seeing what I’ve been lusting over in the past month and maybe it even gave you some shopping inspiration! I’m sure I’ll have more to show you next month so keep your eyes peeled for more!

SS18 Style Guide – Trends To Invest In Now


At last, summer is finally here! SS18 is upon us, and if you’re wondering what trends to invest in, you’ve come to the right place (hence the title). The catwalks saw a number of new trends for the summer, bum bags, co-ords, leopard print, etc., and many of these are set to carry on right into the winter months. But which of these are the most wearable and easy to find on the high street? Well, luckily for you, I’ve picked out some of my favourite pieces that I’ve been wearing non-stop and put together a little SS18 Style Guide. Sit down, Grab a cuppa and enjoy!

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Sunglasses – Accessorize

Dress – Primark

Bag – Accessorize

Boots – Primark

I call this my cowgirl look – if you thought you had seen the last of gingham in SS17, think again! The check pattern was seen at Mary Katrantzou in bold contrasting colours, in Mara Hoffman’s wide legged jumpsuit, and at Alexander Mcqueen in pretty pastel colours. I’ve opted for this Primark dress, which manages not to be overly “yee-haw” with it’s delicate flared cold-shoulder sleeves. Keep your eye out for a pair of cowboy boots for extra style points, these are going to be huge this summer! I love my pair from Primark that have cut-outs at the back, meaning they can still be worn in the warmer weather.

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Sunglasses – Accessorize

Dress  – Primark

Bag – Primark


Top – New Look

I think it’s probably safe to say that you’ve probably already seen a fair few of these bad boys on the high street already, button detailing on everything from dresses and tops to skirts and trousers is huge for SS18. They give the perfect finish to a linen dress in a block colour, just like my dress pictured above from Primark!

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Sunglasses – Accessorize

Top – Primark

Trousers – Zara

Bag – Zara

Shoes – Primark

Meet my new best friend – the basket bag! You neeeeed one of these in your life! Although this one from Zara hasn’t proved to be of the most practical size, I love the leather detailing and I literally haven’t been able to leave the house without it lately. It just manages to make every single outfit that little bit more summery.

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Sunglasses – Accesorize

Dress – H&M

Bag – Zara

Boots – Primark

Here’s the reason why retro florals are great – they’re pretty without being too delicate or subtle. Not that there’s anything wrong with delicate or subtle but, personally, I like my florals to be a little more kick-ass than that. Bright and powerful – these patterns do just the trick. Retro florals are back in full force for SS18, particularly in dreamy pastels. These are most easily styled in a dress, just like I’ve done here with this H&M shift dress.

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Hope you enjoyed this little round-up of my pick of the new season trends, hopefully it gave you some shopping inspiration! I’m sure I’ll be venturing further into some of the other trends not featured here once the weather (and my bank account) allows for it, so keep an eye on my Instagram page for more on that (@_heyitsphoebe)!




Suit Up: 4 of The Best Suits to Buy Now


On those days when all you want to do is slip on a tracksuit and not put any more thought into it, think again. With its matchy matchy super powers, slipping on a suit can be just as easy and lazy as slipping into your favourite leisurewear combo. Simply pair with your favourite band or slogan tee for casualwear, or a bralet for evening wear, no extra thought required. Who would have thought we’d be taking style inspiration from Barney Stinson from How I Met Your Mother?

Red, pinstripe and especially pastel, the SS18 catwalks saw suited bodies in their dozens, and the high street has taken note. Luckily for you, I’ve done all the hard work for you and rounded up my pick of the best ones out there, including two of my personal favourites which I have been wearing to death lately. So without further ado, prepare to suit up, because after all nothing suits us quite like a suit.

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Suit – Primark

Earrings – Accessorize

Top – H&M

Shoes – Clarks

What could be more SUIT-able for summer than a linen suit (see what I did there?)? This Primark suit is the perfect casual style for those sunnier days.


Suit – Boohoo

Earrings – Next

Bralet – Hollister

Bag – Michael Kors

Shoes – Boohoo

Everything lilac is never a bad thing. Never. Especially now that it’s one of the biggest colours for this summer, this gorgeous tailored lilac suit is part of Boohoo’s Zendaya edit, I ordered it as soon as they restocked it in my size! I’ve styled it with a bralet and heels here, but you can just as easily pair it with a white t-shirt for day-wear.


Topshop – £95.00

Pyjama set or suit? The world may never know. Either way, you’ll look cute wearing it. The great thing about this option is that you don’t even have to choose a top to go underneath as it looks great buttoned up. Lazy girl styling, done.


PrettyLittleThing – £40.00

Obviously, there had to be a pink suit. I just can’t resist a pink and white pinstripe! This suit fulfills all of my Legally Blonde dreams, it’s everything I need to be the next Elle woods trying to get by at Harvard Law School. But it’s also great paired with a white lace bralet for Friday night drinks, so that’s great too.

So, that’s my round up of the high streets best suits. I’m realising now that they’re all quite girly so let me know if you’d like me to do a slightly less pink and frilly version with some styles you can wear right into the colder months! Until next time, thanks for reading and hope you enjoy suiting up as much as I do!

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Travel Diaries: What I Wore In Amsterdam

Everyone can agree that this time of the year is when we all start to get just a little bit… well, fed up. If you ask me, Blue Monday comes a month too early. I have always been February’s least biggest fan, let’s face it, Winter’s cosy novelty effect wears off after New Year’s eve is over with and everyone just seems to be generally pissed off with everything. When you get to this time of year/state of mind, my best advice would be to book a trip. So that’s what I did.

Going to Amsterdam was something that I had always been meaning to get round to doing, and I can finally say I’ve ticked it off my travel bucket list. It’s one of the most gorgeous picturesque places I think I’ve ever been to, with its canals, cobble streets and endless amounts of bicycles. Three days spent exploring this beautiful city with my friends was just the therapy I needed.

Day One:

Top – Forever 21

Trousers – Zara

Bag – Acessorize

Trainers – Missguided

I promise I was wearing a coat I just decided to abandon it for the purpose of outfit pictures! The weather was so freezing I actually felt warm when I got back to England, which is something I would never expect to say. I had to bring an all pink outfit to Amsterdam of course, and this one was comfortable enough to travel in. This Accessorize bag is also perfect for travelling, it’s the ideal size for my Polaroid camera, and also fits everything else I need, whilst being compact enough to not get in the way or be too heavy.

We arrived in Amsterdam around 11:00a.m after a flight time of only 50 minutes! This gave us time to find our hostel in the city center before heading off for some yummy pancakes. I would highly recommend Pancakes Amsterdam, whether you’re after something sweet or savoury, they do the most tasty, not to mention Insta-worthy, pancakes and hot drinks.

After this we explored the rest of the city and hit up a few of the attractions. I would recommend visiting the Red Lights Secrets Museum, it seems like more of a novelty attraction but it’s actually very interesting and is very informative about how much of a dangerous industry prostitution is. It’s definitely worth a visit!

After a delicious dinner at a charming Italian restaurant near our hostel, we headed to another attraction: the Ice Bar. I’ve always been meaning to go to the Ice Bar in London, but never really had the occasion. It was an interesting experience, but after a minute or so I did find myself wondering why I had payed 20 euros to stand in a -10 degree room for 10 minutes. Never the less, an interesting experience!

Day 2

Jumper – River Island

Jeans – Missguided

Trainers – Missguided

Bag – Accessorize

No scarf necessary with this amazing fluffy jumper, can you believe I’ve had it for about 2 years and totally forgot about it up until this point?! I’m also completely pretending that I’m about to ride a bike, I haven’t actually rode a bike in years, and completely wussed out of riding one in Amsterdam because of how busy and stressful the roads are there. I’m pathetic, I know.

Our second day in the city comprised of lots more walking and exploring some of the gorgeous parks. Although it was still freezing cold, we did actually get a bit of sun that morning! Word of advice: if you’re heading to Amsterdam soon and want to visit the Anne Frank House, book ahead! We walked all the way there to discover they’re only accepting online bookings at the moment, but hey ho, no walk that picturesque is ever a wasted journey!

After going on my first ever tram journey, we visited a food hall just outside of the city centre. I would definitely recommend this place if you want to get out of the city for a bit for something to eat, they have a lot of different options (my friend Izzy had a popcorn hotdog, interesting) and it’s a great place to go for chilled drinks.

That evening we went on the Ultimate Party Bar Crawl around the Red Light District, this was definitely one of my favourite memories from the whole trip, it was so fun and you get to meet so many different people!

How To Dress Your Legs This Season: Hero Pieces for The Transitional Season

Trousers, jeans, or even a skirt, the time is now to transition your wardrobe for warmer weather! It seems a little bit hopeful, but sooner than later you’ll be needing to ditch your thermal leggings for something a little less heavy duty. With a whole new season ahead of us, there is so much opportunity to change up our style, and a new season wardrobe starts with the bottoms. These are the pieces that you’ll be wearing over and over again, with t-shirts, blazers, jumpers…

For this post, I’ve rounded up the three hero pieces that I’ll be dressing my legs in for the foreseeable months, to take me from a night out to Sunday brunch with the girls. So grab a snack and a cup of tea, and get ready to read about the pieces that your legs will be lusting over.

1. Delicate Florals



Beret – Mango

Necklace – Primark

Top – Topshop

Blazer – Primark

Trousers – Primark

Boots – Primark

Dress them up or down, a pair of delicate floral trousers are the piece sure to give you that Parisian chic look in an instant this season. This pair are a steal at only £7.00 in Primark, warm enough to keep your legs covered for the colder days, whilst still providing an on trend floral pattern to bring you into Spring. Pair with tailored pieces such as an oversized blazer or button down shirt for instant day to day glam.

2. Flared Tailoring



Scarf (worn as choker) – Zara

Top – River Island

Trousers – Primark

Boots – H&M

Flared tailoring, especially in trousers is here to stay so go and grab a pair now! I opted for a sleek black pair, perfect to take you from the office to the dancefloor, and so versatile to be styled with a number of different tops and blouses. For an evening look, pair with a satin blouse. Hot pink, lime green and lavender are this season’s colour palette and look gorgeous in satin. For daywear, go for cool girl style with a blazer and v-neck tee. Heels or heeled boots are essential with this style of trouser, although don’t feel you have to go overboard, let the trousers do the talking.

3. Flared Jeans


Jumper – Joules

Coat – Primark

Bag – New Look

Jeans – River Island

Boots – Primark

70’s style flare jeans are back with a vengeance and I’m so here for it! I’ll be wearing mine throughout Spring and Summer but for now they look perfectly nostalgic styled with my super fluffy striped jumper from Joules. I plan on styling mine with a beret à la Jackie Burkhart from That 70’s Show aka my ultimate style crush.


Dressing For Your Body Shape – A Simple Guide


The shops are booming with gorgeous new pieces for the new season, sparkly party dresses, cosy knitwear, it’s almost overwhelmingly difficult to know where to start. What most people don’t know is that there is a way to make it all that little bit easier for yourself: shape dressing. There are four main body types: hourglass, straight, pear and apple, and each one has particular styles and pieces that work better for it.Yes, that’s right, it’s time to refer back to the Trinny and Susannah and Gok Wan days of comparing your body to a fruit, but surprisingly, it does work.


So, take a look in the mirror, and decide which shape is most suited to you, and find your new season wardrobe.


Jacket – River Island, £60.00

Top – River Island, £18.00


You have a pear shaped body if your top half is smaller than your bottom half, you may have curvy hips, a small bust and a more defined waist. The best way to dress a pear shaped body is to aim to even out your body’s proportions, this is best done by layering, just like I’ve done using this gorgeous dusty pink fringed jacket from River Island, perfect for layering over a delicate cami top and a pair of skinny jeans.


Top – Marks & Spencer £49.50


Hourglass figures are defined by their big busts and big thighs and bottoms, hourglass women tend to have defined waists. To emphasize the small waist of an hourglass body, a peplum style top just like this sheer number from Marks and Spencer is ideal for drawing in the waist, plus the v-neck style underneath the sheer material is endlessly flattering for the bust area.


Skirt – River Island, £20.00

The straight body shape does exactly what it says on the tin, you’re most likely to fit into the straight category if you wear the same clothing size on your top and bottom half, if you have a small bust and bottom, and if you have little waist definition. A detailed printed skirt like this tiered one from River Island is great for adding interest and definition to your bottom half, and can also be styled casually for day wear or dressed up to be worn in the evening.



Dress – H&M, £24.99

An apple shaped body tends to have an undefined waist, along with rounded shoulders and some fullness in the stomach area. This retro inspired printed dress by H&M is ideal for an apple shape, the material skims right over the stomach, finishing just above the knee. Wearing prints and patterns tends to look very good on apple shaped figures as they flatter and camouflage the body.

December Fashion & Beauty Wish List

Why is it that whenever you have absolutely zero funding in your bank account the high street brings out the best things? I have been seeing SO many thing I want to get lately, including some beauty bits, which I don’t usually delve into on this blog, as honestly I’m hopeless when it comes to make-up and I don’t usually buy any make up unless I actually need to. However, recently I’ve decided I definitely need a total make up re-haul, as I’ve been using the same products for years, and with the new year coming up, what better time to change it up?

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1. Backpack – Topshop, £26.00


Who doesn’t need a classic black leather backpack? I get into so many situations where I need to bring a big bag to carry all my stuff, and backpacks are always the most convenient, especially for traveling around London. I love the sleek, black design of this one, and at only £26.00, you can’t go wrong.

2. Boots – Topshop, £82.00


I can’t even tell you how long I’ve been wanting a pair of soft pink/nude coloured heeled ankle boots, it’s the one thing I’m missing from my pink clothing collection! These Topshop booties are a dream, they’re just the perfect balance between pink and nude.

3. Skirt – Zaful, £13.91


I love this skirt! It’s so chic and reminds me so much of something Blair Waldorf would wear, who of course is my complete style idol. However, I’m not sure if Zaful is the best quality, I’ve heard some pretty questionable things about the brand before, so please let me know what you think if you’ve bought anything from there before!

4. Pyjamas – H&M, £19.99


I’ve decided it’s time for new pyjamas, and apart from the Primark fluffy Christmas bottoms that come out every year and are my favourite things ever, I’m all about matching sets. This set from H&M is to die for.

5. Cardigan – Primark, £10.00

Can the pearl embellished trend never die please? I recently got a cardigan just like this in black from Zara and I wear it all the time, this option from Primark is a little bit on the cheaper side.

6. Choker – Primark, £6.00

I feel like I’ve kind of had my choker moment, but when I see a glam one like this I can’t resist! I think a diamante or pearl choker can really add so much luxe to an outfit, and at £6.00, it doesn’t have to be from Cartier.

7. Laura Mercier Contouring Pallette, £35.00


8. Max Factor Lipfinity Lipstick in Cool, £10.99


9. Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer, £25.00