Outfit of the Day: River Island Minimalism

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If there’s one highstreet brand that I feel has really upped its game and changed its reputation in recent years, then it’s River Island. Long gone are the days of the unnecessary zips and rhinestones (oh early 2000s, how I hope you never make a comeback); now to me River Island is all about sleek, grown up styles that keep an element of fun and individuality. I’ve loved each new collection of theirs for the last few years, so was so excited to pay a visit to their brand new Style Studio in Birmingham to see what’s on offer for the new season. I’ll have a post coming soon all about the Studio in the recently re-vamped Bullring store (spoiler alert: it’s AMAZING), but for now here’s a quick OOTD showing off two of the pieces I picked up while there.

One of the key trends for River Island this A/W that we were talked through in the Style Studio is minimalist chic, which incorporates a cool colour palette and sleek silhouettes. As a big fan of neutral tones and quite simplistic pieces, this trend is completely up my street and I feel that this top and skirt combo fit the bill nicely. The grey and brown make a refreshing change from my usual black, and I love the mixing of the textures with the ribbed top and the faux leather, snakeskin-esque skirt. I also love the exaggerated roll neck of the top (perfect for rolling up and taking a little snooze in if work gets too dull), and I’ll definitely be snapping this up in the other colours available.

What do you all think of this outfit? Are you a fan of River Island?

29 Responses

    • Claire September 2, 2015 / 11:59 am

      Thank you – I do believe in complete coordination haha 😉 xx

    • Claire September 2, 2015 / 11:58 am

      Aw thank you Holly! My hair is a bit of a ratty mess right now so you’re welcome to it 😉 xx

  1. Jessie September 1, 2015 / 11:45 am

    River Island is my favourite! Their clothes are always on point. I love the skirt and top, the colours work so well together, and you look gorgeous! : ) xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

    • Claire September 2, 2015 / 11:58 am

      It’s fast becoming one of my faves too 🙂 Thank you! xx

    • Claire September 5, 2015 / 3:48 pm

      Thanks Jenny 🙂 xx

  2. May September 2, 2015 / 3:52 pm

    So basically, I want your hair.

    I also want that sleeveless turtleneck, ahh. I love the look, but have never heard of River Island, unfortunately. I quite like the sound of them from looking at this look, though! Also, early 2000s, the horror!

    May | THE MAYDEN

    • Claire September 3, 2015 / 11:09 am

      Aw thanks May, haha! River Island are amazing, definitely check them out 🙂 xx

  3. Hannah Jane Williams September 2, 2015 / 11:01 pm

    Love this look my favourite pieces are the skirt and watch (although I don’t think my booty could pull it of cry!). Love your sense of style and your hair is super sassy, hope we can stay in touch on social media etc 🙂
    han xx

    • Claire September 3, 2015 / 11:09 am

      Haha if my booty can squeeze in it then I’m sure yours can too 😉 xx

  4. Donna September 3, 2015 / 11:22 am

    I LOVE this look. River Island have definitely upped their game this season. I was in store yesterday and fell in love with WAYYY too much. But I love it when the season changes and a store makes you excited for the next few months.

    Lovely blog – I am a new reader but will definitely be reading more! xx

    • Claire September 5, 2015 / 3:48 pm

      I so agree with you, and winter is something that I need cajoling into being excited for! Thank gaaaawd River Island have done just that 🙂 xx

  5. Eilidh September 3, 2015 / 5:32 pm

    wow, these colours suit you so well! you look gorgeous! River Island has to be my favourite store right now, just wish some of the prices were a little lower

    Eilidh from Velvet-Winter

    • Claire September 5, 2015 / 3:47 pm

      Thank you! I agree they’re on the pricier end of the high street sometimes, but then the pieces are usually such good quality that you know they’re worth it xx

  6. Lauren September 3, 2015 / 6:55 pm

    Great outfit, I always think roll necks look so chic but they do not work on me with my swimmers shoulders.
    livinginaboxx | bloglovin

    • Claire September 5, 2015 / 3:46 pm

      I’m absolutely obsessed with them (mainly because they hide dodgy fake tan marks haha) xx

    • Claire September 6, 2015 / 6:34 pm

      Thanks Ana 🙂 xx

    • Claire September 7, 2015 / 10:10 pm

      Thank you – it’s definitely a new fave! xx

    • Claire September 7, 2015 / 10:10 pm

      Aw, thank you 🙂 xx

  7. jessica September 8, 2015 / 6:21 am

    this outfit is rockin’! love your hair 😀

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

    • Claire September 8, 2015 / 9:14 pm

      My hair was so ratty here, but thank you haha! 🙂 xx

    • Claire September 8, 2015 / 9:14 pm

      Thanks for such a lovely comment 🙂 xx

  8. Kelsey Anderson September 15, 2015 / 11:56 am

    Love this look it compliments your hair so well! I’ve also been seeing a lot of these colours on the Kardashian girls! check out my blog xx

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