River Island Spring/Summer 2014 Collection: Best Of

Another day, another S/S14 collection to lust over.Now that we’re officially into March, I say it’s officially time we all cast off our scarves and throw our coats in the bin . No, I don’t care if you get frostbite and your nip-nips become razor sharp weapons – winter is over and spring is here, rejoice!

River Island are the latest high street retailer to be flaunting their new season wares all over the internet (you can check out their full S/S14 trends page by clicking that there link) , and below I’ve gathered some of the pieces into the key trends that RI look to be pushing this year. A warning in advance: you may need sunglasses just to look at this lot. One thing River Island has never been is subtle, is it?

River Island 1Trend 1: Pink, Pink, Loads of Pinks

There really is no way to escape it, this year truly is all about the colour pink. Whereas other retailers are sticking to pale shades, River Island are embracing each and every tone of pink they can get their filthy fashion hands on. Fuchsia, salmon, dusky, pastel, neon and candyfloss pinks are all getting their time to shine (quite literally in the case of that metallic skirt). River Island 2Trend 2:  Tropical/Psychedelic/Tacky-As-Hell Prints

I struggled with what to call this trend, so figured I would go with the obvious. The amount of print in the new collection is sure to make your eyes bleed as soon as you walk into your local River Island, but after a winter of dark florals and cutesy heart prints, I think it’s actually kind of refreshing. Yes, people might ask you if you’re wearing these items as some sort of joke, but what do they know? Team with your prints with other bold items to really go to town on the look.

River Island 3

Trend 3: Cool Toned Futuristic Space Woman Clothes

Ask yourself, what will fashion-conscious space people of the future wear? Then look above – that is what they will wear. Clean lines and cool metallics feature quite heavily in the new collection, meaning that we can look all futuristic and alien-like but TODAY – which is just great news.

So there we have it. River Island definitely seem to be going quite brave this season, but what do you think?

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12 Responses

    • Claire March 7, 2014 / 1:35 pm

      I love most trashy things tbh so it’s no surprise I’m a fan too aha! xx

  1. Hollie March 6, 2014 / 8:40 pm

    Love all the futuristic space clothes ahaa!

    • Claire March 7, 2014 / 1:36 pm

      Haha me too – imagine them all worn together, with a light lick of green paint over the skin too… 😉 xx

  2. Jessica Edmunds March 7, 2014 / 3:30 am

    I actually love the ‘tacky’ selection hahaha, it’s just so fun and out there! Spring & Summer seems apt to clown around in crazy patterns… a lot more acceptable than winter i think, maybe it’s the sun!xxx

    • Claire March 7, 2014 / 1:37 pm

      So true, maybe it’s because we drink more in the day in the summer too haha 😉 xx

    • Claire March 7, 2014 / 2:41 pm

      Ahh the platforms? I love them too! xx

    • Claire March 13, 2014 / 12:00 pm

      Thanks, glad you found the post useful 🙂 we want so many of the pieces! xx

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