OOTD: Everyday Metallics

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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.

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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!

 

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Autumn OOTD – How to Style Winter Whites

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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.

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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!

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SS18 Style Guide – Trends To Invest In Now

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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

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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

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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)!

 

 

 

Dressing For Your Body Shape – A Simple Guide

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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.

PEAR SHAPE

Jacket – River Island, £60.00

Top – River Island, £18.00

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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.

HOURGLASS SHAPE

Top – Marks & Spencer £49.50

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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.

STRAIGHT SHAPE

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.

APPLE SHAPE

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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8. Max Factor Lipfinity Lipstick in Cool, £10.99

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9. Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer, £25.00

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15 Super Sparkly Dresses to Wear This Party Season

With Christmas coming up, it’s time to find your perfect party dress, and this year there’s one thing on my mind… Glitter, glitter and, more glitter. What better way to make the ultimate statement than with a gorgeous sparkly dress to get your party on this season? Luckily for you, the high street’s obsessed too, with our favourite brands adorning everything from bodycon to skater styles in the stuff. Here’s my pick of the high street’s best, suitable for every super sparkly soiree.

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PrettyLittleThing – £60.00

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Monsoon – £79.00

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New Look – £19.99

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Miss Selfridge – £99.00

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Primark – £10.00

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Very – £46.00

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Primark – £20.00

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River Island – £80.00

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New Look – £34.99

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Topshop – £125.00

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H&M – £59.99

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River Island – £50.00

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Marks & Spencer – £55.00

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Miss Selfridge – £69.00

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SimplyBe – £130.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Coat Edit: 5 Coats To Buy Right Now

Is anyone else completely stunned by just how cold it is at the moment? It happens every year, that moment when you truly realise that summer is far, far behind us. Starbucks stop selling Pumpkin Spiced Latte’s, you’re greeted with a blast of cold wind that almost blows you back into your house everytime you open the front door, and there’s a fabulous array of new coats in the shops! Well, that last point is an advantage at least.

With all the new styles of coats in stores it can be easy to get overwhelmed, which style should I go for? Do I even need a new coat? Yes, you do. Which is why I’m here to show you my pick of the high streets latest offerings, from teddy bear to trench, puffa to parka.

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Pull&Bear at Asos – £65.99

The ultimate ‘she means business’ coat, a check print can transform anything from casual to “I tried today”, which is never a bad thing. We used this coat on a shoot I went on for my internship last week (more on that later), and I’m completely obsessed!

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Primark – £25.00

The teddy bear coat trend is in full force this season, this staple goes with everything in your winter wardrobe, from your blue jeans to your dresses and midi skirts. But don’t break the bank over this cosy coat, Primark have nailed the trend for £25.00.

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Topshop – £95.00

Love it or hate it, the ski jacket is here to stay, and it’s made specifically to keep you warm and cosy through the cold months. I love this option, the monochrome look is so sleek, perfect for any fashion girl trying not to freeze this winter!

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H&M – £89.99

You can’t go wrong with a classic trench coat – the ultimate style staple! I’ve been looking for the perfect trench coat for so long, purely to fulfil my lame fangirl dreams of recreating Audrey Hepburn’s major fashion moment in Breakfast At Tiffany’s. This H&M pick is classic but modern, with it’s ruffled sleeves, giving it a gorgeous feminine touch.

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River Island – £30.00

If you prefer warmth over style, a practical parka is always the way to go, and even better, this one can be given an instant girly touch by adding on the retractable pink fur collar! Amazing.

Hope you enjoyed my round up of this season’s best winter coats, a lot of these are on discount at the moment for Black Friday, so make sure you nab them while you have the chance!

 

 

 

OOTD: Feeling Grey

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Perhaps it’s a little bit boring but I just can’t help obsessing over grey. Not quite as blunt or simple as black, or as dreamy and cosy as white, but somewhere in between. Classic, understated, minimalistic, grey might seem like the more dull choice to some, but to me there is so much beauty to be seen in it. I wasn’t thinking of this particularly when I picked up these gorgeous grey trousers from Zara, but nevertheless, they epitomise all of these connotations collectively. As you may know, I love colour coordinating, and so the rest of the outfit had to follow suit; I paired the trousers with my favourite Primark polo neck and the cosiest grey scarf from H&M that I can’t live without in the colder months.

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Top – Primark

Scarf – H&M

Trousers – Zara

Bag – Ebay

Shoes – Primark

 

OOTD: Layering Love Affair

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Returning to uni has meant a lot of things have changed recently, I’m getting a little bit less sleep, having to remember to eat three meals a day, and, unfortunately, it has also meant an unwelcome pause from any blogging activities as I attempt to readjust to uni life. Nevertheless, after being reunited with my favourite photographer pal (shoutout to Ellie) I finally managed to get some photos done for a post I’ve had in the works for a while.

Layering can be tricky, but I’ve learnt that the key is not to overthink. Layered over a t shirt or even a polo neck, you can wear your favourite summer tops right into winter. This satin organza top from New Look has been one of my favourite ‘night out’ pieces recently, I have the matching skirt, choker and shoes! So, I thought, why not find a way to style it for daywear? This H&M T-shirt is one of my favourite tops for layering, the band tee style can make anything look more casual and edgy, it’s perfect paired with the girly style of the top. Slouchy boyfriend style jeans were the perfect match for the T-shirt, and I finished off the look with my favourite pair of Puma trainers.

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Choker – New Look

Pink top – New Look

T-shirt – H&M

Backpack – Primark

Jeans – Primark

Trainers – Puma

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