Summer is here! We may be seeing the odd bit of cold weather and rain but the sun has actually managed to make an appearance for more than a couple of hours, so it’s time to embrace the sunshine and hit the high street in the latest summer fashion. To give you a little helping hand, we’re going to be picking out some of our favourite looks from this season!
Whether you’re hitting the beaches of Marbella or just sunbathing in your back garden, we’ve found the perfect bikinis and swimsuits that will make you swoon. From triangle plain halter necks to bright patterned one pieces, there’s swimwear to suit everyone in our stores.
Strolling around the shops helped the little fashonista inside us run wild, we found dresses to suit everyone’s style!
From bright flowy numbers to 90’s styled denim, we couldn’t get enough of the endless collections our stores had to offer
Step into Summer
We don’t know about you but we think shoes can either make or break your outfit. So we’ve had a look around Schuh to find some seasonal must haves that will never ruin your style. They have everything a girl could ever need this summer from strappy sandals, peep toe heels to glitzy boots.
Get the glow.
When the sun’s bright and beaming, you want to make sure your highlight is too, so we’ve put together some of our favourite makeup products from our centre.
Whether you’re into a subtle sultry look or you prefer to be a glowing golden goddess, our stores will definitely be able to help you out. They have everything from foundation and highlight to give you a true summer glow, to setting sprays to keep you looking perfect throughout the day.
Don’t worry if you’re not an expert or don’t know where to start, our lovely store assistants have a world of knowledge to make sure you leave feeling happy!
River Islands official student event is back and better than ever! From 25th-27th April, all students will get an extra 20% off their purchase!
Spring fashion has officially sprung! Although the weather has been frosty over the past few weeks, it’s definitely starting to pick up. The elves have been taken down off the shelves and replaced with Easter eggs, so we thought we’d release our inner Gok Wan and give you a little spring style inspiration.
Give Winter The Boot.
The sun is peeping through the clouds but that doesn’t mean it’s time to break out the flip-flops.
But it also doesn’t mean the only shoes you can wear are your clumpy winter boots because let’s face it, they’ve probably taken a beating in the latest weather.
So we’ve had a little browse around Schuh and we were speechless. All we can say is they’ve really pulled out all the stops this year. From Kim K styled ankle boots to flower power doc martins, their spring shoe collection is stunning. They have something for everyone, for the simmered stylist to the full blown fashion icons, you’ll 100% find the shoe for you.
An outfit is all about the accessories and this spring, we’re all about pops of colour and florals! Bright greens, yellows and pinks are definitely on the seasonal menu. We couldn’t believe our eyes when we stepped into New Look and saw the array of colours surrounding us!
From stylish back packs to WAG bags and clutches, there’s a bag to fit every occasion just in store for you.
Get your coat…
We know it’s spring but we’re still in York, so lets face it, it’s still going to be chilly – they don’t call it April showers for nothing! But that doesn’t mean you’ve got to trek about in a big parka all the time, H&M’s men’s jacket range is amazing. From sleek going out jackets, to casual day to day, their collection is perfect for any man with any price range!
It’s time to whip out your skirts girls, because we’re all about flowers and frills in the spring.
Topshop’s collection is perfect for a quick photo opp in the street – whether you prefer a fitted mini skirt or you want to channel your inner princess in a long flowy maxi, we’ve got you covered.
Just because Christmas is over, doesn’t mean winter is. We’ve still got some chilly months ahead of us so we thought we’d give you a touch of wardrobe inspiration. Think chunky knits, thigh high boots, bold colours and statement pieces galore.
The Thigh’s the Limit.
You may have noticed over the past few months, people are definitely getting a tad more daring with their outfits… and we love it! Thigh high boots have taken the fashion world by storm. Pair them with a jumper dress, jeans or even leggings and you’ll look as though you’ve just stepped straight off the run way. An added bonus about wearing these boots is they keep your legs warm! They’re perfect for a night on the town because as well as keeping your little piggies nice and toasty, they look hot too!
Summer bodies are made in the winter.
If your New Year Resolutions are still going strong, then you’re probably following the ‘summer bodies are made in the winter’ rule, (we know we’re trying too, although it’s not gone too well so far). Trying to stay motivated for the gym is hard, especially when it’s cold outside and all you want to do it curl up in front of the fire and watch Netflix all day.
If there’s one thing that can motivate us, it’s finding the perfect gym outfit, and boy did our stores deliver! They have every style a girl could want, from bold, stand out active wear, to calming neutrals… if these outfits don’t motivate you, nothing will! We’re obsessed with Alice Liveingly’s new collection at Primark, not only is there a lot of options but it’s good quality and it won;’t break the bank. H&M have a gorgeous active wear collection, complete with workout accessories and finally, Topshop Ivy Park collection… what can we say? If it’s good enough for Beyonce, it’s good enough for us!
Life’s a Frill…
We don’t know about you but we’re living for frills at the moment! They can take a bland work outfit and transform you into the fun gal at the office. You’ll definitely be the Elle Woods of your workplace! From subtle blouse frills to bold trouser leg frills, there’s a style that will definitely entice you.
Work-wear used to be very basic, consisting of usually black, greys and whites… however in the recent years it’s definitely been given a mix up! Walking into your everyday office no longer looks like you just interrupted a funeral. People wear bold and bright colours, experiment with patterns and always throw a fun pair of shoes into the mix.
Your Autumn Style Guide Sorted!
Autumn is here! Whilst we’re still seeing a few glimpses of that Summer sunshine, the colder weather is definitely starting to sink in and we are getting clear signs that is time to refresh our wardrobe with a few warmer layers. The new season trends though are a refreshing change from the whites, blues, frills and bell sleeves of Summer. Think reds, bright colours, statement pieces and lots of texture. It really is time to break the rules and step out of your comfort zone a bit. Bold is back and we couldn’t be more excited!
Red to Toe
Red is the new black this season! Yup, you’ve every right to go ahead and wear multiple items of red clothing in different hues and shades. The brighter the better! Of course, not everyone wants to wear red to toe so why not bring in little elements of the season’s hottest colour to make a statement. Think red shoes, a red bag and you can never go wrong with a bit of post box red lippy!
Shoes on Point
Of course boots are in but this time with a point! Search for those perfectly pointed ankle boots that really will give you the edge this Autumn. Don’t hold back on colour either. This season is all about bold colours and metallics so why not go for something like these stand out white and black boots from Topshop or New Look’s jazzy metallic pair.
Office are oozing class this season and these dark red pointed ankle boots will make sure you stand out from the crowd and feel a million dollars. Pair these with jeans for a casual day look or why not wear them to the office with black trousers for the ultimate power outfit!
The trick with this is nothing is too much. Mix and match your textures and bold colours to your heart’s content! Think satin, velvet, gloss, leather-look, matt, shine, metallic and more! We adore the pinks available at Monsoon and how striking is this look from River Island! Head over to Evans for a more casual take on textures, this velvet feel cardigan is the perfect way to keep warm this season.
Don’t forget about your accessories either, the trends don’t stop there! Velvet socks, textured bags and bright colours all round are just what you want to be channeling this Autumn. We are in love with this bright pink metallic look bag from Topshop! You’ll be the envy of everyone with these must-have accessories this season.