River Island AW14 Collection: Best Of

It’s terrifying to think it’s been almost 6 months since we shared our favourite pieces from River Island’s SS14 collection; but believe it or not the seasons have changed, the sales have been and gone, and we’re all just one step closer to old age and death…

On that cheery note, there is a BRAND. SPANKING. NEW. collection of River Island clothes to lust after for the coming season, and of course I feel the need to show you all my favey bits. I really feel like RI have upped their game over the last couple of years, going from being – dare I say it? Yes, I dare – a bit trashy (remember when they used to put unnecessary zips on everything?) to now nailing it pretty much every season. The trends page on the RI website has outlined their key collections for AW14, but there are 3 that stand out for me. Without further ado, here is they:

Ri 1Preppy Crew
I remember when preppy fashion used to send me to the brink of nausea (evidently I’m just too street), but then the whole 90s Clueless revival thing happened and suddenly I want to be ‘ugh, as if‘-ing all over the place.This collection is mainly made up of classic basics featuring a lot of neutrals, but materials like leather and the odd bit of fur give it a bit of an edge. Tartan also seems to be sticking around again this winter, though the checks are more oversized.

Rive I 21

Fades of Grey
I don’t know if a colour counts as trend as such, but I’m still loving the amount of grey and silver that River Island are stocking. As a huge monochrome fan who could quite happily exist only in black and white, this at least will break my wardrobe up a bit and stop me looking too much like Beetlejuice. To take full advantage of the colour’s clean, chic vibe, RI are recommending wearing fully grey outfits with only varieties in shade. When I was a young child (okay, I was 14) I one day decided it would be funny to dress fully in grey and jump in front of my mum while she was hoovering and shout “I AM DUST, HOOVER ME!.. so I’m pretty happy about that idea. I might try to same ‘joke’ 10 years on and see if she finds it as unfunny as she did back then..

River Island 3Zenista
Peculiar trend name aside, this is basically all about continuing with our love affair with pastel. This season there seems to be a strong lean towards cool lilacs and blues over the minty shades we saw everywhere last year, and again it’s all about textures. Fluff, fur and leather ahoy.

What do you all think about River Island’s Autumn/Winter collection? Let us know in the comments below!

22 Responses

  1. jenn August 27, 2014 / 10:19 am

    Lilacs, blues, greys, tartan… this all makes me very happy! I might actually be able to dress for Autumn this year.

    • Claire August 27, 2014 / 1:37 pm

      YES I’m feeling the same, we will all look like pale icy queens (which I think is a good thing..) xx

  2. Jessica Edmunds August 27, 2014 / 11:05 am

    I feel bad but it really did used to look a little cheap and trashy with high price tags & my god now it’s SO hot! I really want a cute pair of shorts to layer and I am loving the coats, niiiice picks xxx

    • Claire August 27, 2014 / 1:38 pm

      So true, it was so pricey for what it was! Loving it all now though, and I’m with you on layering 😉 xx

  3. Albertine August 27, 2014 / 11:47 am

    I’m so ready for A/W right now, I desperately need to go out shopping for some new pieces!

    • Claire August 27, 2014 / 1:38 pm

      Me too, I’m over summer and officially want a A/W wardrobe! xx

  4. Eguono Ogueh August 27, 2014 / 3:13 pm

    I really like the fades of Grey collection x

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    • Claire August 28, 2014 / 9:11 am

      Me too, love that there are silvers in there too for some variety 🙂 xx

  5. Lauren August 27, 2014 / 11:10 pm

    Yay tartan is back, I can see me rocking that preppy trend

    • Claire August 28, 2014 / 9:11 am

      I’ve got to admit I’m happy to see it again as well haha, can re-wear a few bits from last year! xx

    • Claire June 3, 2015 / 10:20 am

      Definitely all about plaid! xx

  6. nique June 18, 2015 / 9:08 pm

    Great Outfits ♥

  7. thriftylilpixie August 29, 2015 / 11:32 pm

    So many pretty things here but fades of grey is my fav

  8. Becky September 14, 2015 / 10:50 pm

    Ah everything is so cute, I wish I could afford River Island clothes lol they’re stunning!!
    Becky Shannon xx – Life-by-Becky

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