This week we can finally feel the Summer creeping through and with it the high street has been unveiling their high summer collections to the press, personal stylists, bloggers and fashion Ireland before they hit the shop floor.
River Island is definitely known as a ‘young’ shop. When training my personal stylists and teaching women, it is that scary place women tend to be afraid to go. I try to beat (not literally) this idea out of their minds! Like every high street store, there is something for everyone once you know ‘yourself’, your style and what works for your body shape.
This week, I have done the work for you. I have sifted through all the trends showcased on the River Island rails and picked my TOP FOUR trends and pieces for you to drop in and try. Personal stylists be inspired to bring your clients in more and ladies be inspired to go outside that comfort zone you have created and try things out!
KEY TRENDS TO ENJOY: Seventies remains strong, buttery soft suede, palazzo pants in beautiful prints and fringing.
LACE AND EMBROIDERY KIMONOS
River Island is worth a visit for the kimono options alone. This is perfect beach to bar wear or team with a cami and jeans. I love what River Island have to offer in kimonos as a way to get creative and girlie while also being comfy. This gives personal stylists a great way to showcase lots of different ways to get wear out of one simple item. Below was my fav.
My pick of the day was definitely this beautiful soft brown suede A line skirt. A great addition to any summer wardrobe. Perfect for this Summers festivals teamed with a lots of fringing and tees to dressed up glam for Mum doing the school run I would team this with a smart blazer, tee and flat sandals.
Or what about this soft grey cropped jacket? Channeling the seventies without too much fuss, this jacket would last through several seasons and would be super for summer over dressed, jeans and billowing maxi skirts.
There is no avoiding intricate detailing for Summer. This might be a slightly younger look but beautiful it has to be said. Expect to see so many variants of the neutral colour palette from putty to stone and ivory hues, they will definitely bring a sophisticated luxe feeling to your Summer look.
Always a great stomping ground for some fun accessories and their summer collection is no exception. They have very cool sunglasses, printed leather bags and shoes. Expect lots of colourful beading, feathers and surprisingly dark colours in handbag options.