5 Current Style Staples from River Island




As time has gone on I've begun to appreciate simple, wearable, adaptable pieces in my wardrobe. I must admit my style is very much monochrome and basic! I especially like pieces that I  can wear both casually and in work. Usually I can never fine nice clothes but I recently picked up a few bits from River Island that fit the bill perfectly so I though I'd share them with you.



Annoying for me but good for you: this is now reduced to £25 so if you like the look of it, move fast! The lovely fur collar is probably something I'll shed once we get properly into summer as the jacket itself is a super-lightweight beige-camel-khaki jacket, perfect for throwing on in the evenings.




Firstly, I'm really sorry for the quality of this photo, I just couldn't get it to work and it doesn't do the item justice. Luckily I wore it in this Instagram OOTD post which shows how lovely this really is. This was a bit of a splurge for me but it was really love at first sight. I think the sleeveless jacket trend is here to stay and I personally love it as it's a great way to smarten up a casual outfit (I usually wear a cute cami, black skinny jeans and this) and also to add an extra layer for summer evenings. This one especially is such lovely quality it was well worth the price tag and it comes up to around the knee area on me. They have it in grey too, which is very tempting...




I'm so glad I picked up these really comfy heels! I think they can be worn casually but also are a really great day-to-evening piece. I'm pretty clumsy so chunky heels like this are ideal.



I've had a similar but shorter (this one comes to around the middle of my thighs) shirt to this. However being a couple of years old and having had a lot of wear it was starting to bobble. I sized up in this but I actually needn't have as the fit is pretty loose as it is. I think I will keep the sleeves rolled up and maybe pair it with a skinny belt.

Cream Stripe Bardot Shirt Top, £24


I actually didn't realise this was made to be worn off the shoulder! I've been wearing it pulled up like a normal top! Having said that I like the look of how I wear it as there are no bra straps on show (and I think strapless ones are generally useless). I pair this with my usual uniform of black skinny jeans and with the slingback shoes above for a nice-but-casual look (it's not a crop top, by the way, though it looks like one).



What are your style staples at the moment?


 


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43 comments

  1. Those shoes are so gorgeous, they look so comfy yet so stylish!
    Jodie xo // Jodie Loue

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  2. Totally love the shoes, they even look comfy. Some great items in there, also love the jacket too :)

    Pams Stuff and Things

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    1. They really are - I walked around London all day shopping in them! xx

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  3. I'm loving all of these especially the shoes, perfect for summer.

    Olivia - My Clueless Mind

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  4. I really want a sleeveless waistcoat but in the camel colour, love the shoes you picked up x
    Emma | Emmys Beauty Cave

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    1. Now you're making me want a camel coloured one too haha xx

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  5. I never shop at river island, it isn't really my style on the whole but the stripy shirt is gorgeous x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness x

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  6. I adore the shoes! How amazing are they!
    Love all the bits as well!

    fixmeinfortyfivex.blogspot.co.uk - A Beauty & Lifestyle Blog
    xx

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  7. I just love RI those I had an eye on those sandals as well :))

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  8. I may have to go and buy that sleeveless trench. Love it!

    xo,

    Emma
    http://www.sassystreet.com/

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    1. I love it too much, I'm already eying up other colours...xx

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  9. Love the last top, obsessed with off the shoulder tops right now! Got an amazing one the other day that I have been living in! Thanks for your comment! :)


    Pale Aesthetic

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  10. I passed River Island today, although I have to say It's not a main shop I usually shop in but by the look of these Items I should definitely go in there more. Love them! x http://coffeeatmidnight13.blogspot.co.uk/

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  11. Love all of these pieces, especially the jackets! Those shoes also look super comfy and cute :)


    Paula
    Thirteen Thoughts

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  12. Love the trench coat! :) I never shop in River Island really but love these pieces!

    Kat www.kathorrocks.com

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    1. You should do :) one of the few places I trust for clothing! xx

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  13. I just went to RI, loved so many things that I walked out the store haha, else there would have been a major damage, haha. But Love that trench coat, guess I'd have to go back :X

    Beautydetour

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  14. I'm totally with you on preferring pieces that are versatile, sharp and sleek. I love ALL of the items here, especially those shoes!<3

    Style Sunrise☀

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    x

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  15. I've really been loving sleeveless jackets recently, such a nice touch on an outfit!
    www.francescaeloise.co.uk

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    1. Yeah it really adds style and class to an outfit :) xx

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  16. I love all your picks! But those shoes are gorgeousssssss!

    allthatshimmers.co.uk xo

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  17. Love the black sleeveless trench jacket. Really trendy. Perfect for this time of the year. The only thing is I find River Island a bit pricey for the quality and a brand that to me has a similar level to H&M. Is it just me? Nonetheless, it's a beautiful piece. x

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

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    1. I personally find H&M quality very hit and miss whereas I've never had problems with RI clothes lasting. I might check them out for some other colours though! xx

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  18. I loveee the shoes, they're so versatile to wear with, I even think they'll go with the longline shirt! That would be a really nice outfit, love it x

    Stylingfaithfully.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Yeah I'm hoping they'll go with a lot :) xx

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  19. I love the Trench Jacket; I really need to invest in a sleeveless jacket this summer! At the moment I am loving loose fitting white blouses especially with floaty sleeves and obviously stripes and Bardot tops too! I might have to pop into River Island next time I'm out!
    Alice xxx
    www.Casetti.co.uk

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    1. I think you'll love their current collection in that case :) xx

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  20. Basic pieces are the best as you can easily mix and match them in order to create a new outfit! I'm trying to do a huge clearout aswell and stick to simple pieces :)

    Sarah
    https://everydayconcepts.wordpress.com

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  21. I love that jacket with fury collar. The color and cut seems super combinable with everthing :)

    xx

    d'stars
    *d'stars*

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  22. Love the striped long line shirt! x

    Hannah x hannatalks

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  23. I know its totally the wrong time of year, but I need that coat!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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    1. Not at all, they seem to be a huge trend for S/S :) xx

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  24. I would have all of it! Xxxx

    Http://imagineLoveInspire.blogspot.com

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  25. Great items! That trench jacket is so fab! That's my pick! Love to have that!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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    1. That's probably my favourite item too :) xx

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  26. Lovely pieces there! The shoes especially! Thanks for sharing sweetie :-)

    www.makemeupmarie.com x

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  27. Thank you for your comments lovelies! Glad you liked the stuff I picked :) xx

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  28. I like the last shirt, but I couldn't wear off the shoulder shirts as it means strapless, and I haven't found a proper fitting one in year :/

    Angie x | Chocolate & Lipstick || UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

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