River Island Collection A/W 2013

It's no surprise that I adored the River Island A/W 2013 collection, over the years the whole brand has like myself found its feet. It's strange growing up, River island was worn by girls who I thought just dressed like each other. Now I think it's helping girls and guys find their own unique twist on trends, and it always has something that makes me get excited for a collection to hit the shops. Basically if anyone wants to buy half this collection for me, than I'd be thankful. Not sure about the massive furry hats, funny enough one that actual matches my hair .... but I have a list for jackets and dresses.

Trend break down

Mash up: Head to toe leopard (hello get in my wardrobe) is layered against fun fur bags and stoles (which are divine)and knits in colour popping patterns are worn distressed denim, creating a look which is over the top. this trend is a move on from last years Blogger look but is bolder and more brazen as leather, vinyl fabrics and decadent patchwork are all thrown into the mix.

Bauhaus: Dresses and tops are updated with rounded, dropped shoulders and found in fresh new scuba fabrics. (this reminded me of a grown up 'the tribe' wardrobe so badly)
Tailoring is kept simple with boyfriend blazers and crombie wool coats worn over simple white shorts and black textured trousers and skirts. 

Modernist:  This is for those formal girls among you, including forties inspired coats with nipped in waists and grown-up tailoring in herringbone and tweed. Jumpsuits are given a work wear makeover and are found in taliored pinstripes and worn under oversized masculine, woollen coats. A touch of blush pastels and luxurious soft knits are used to lift the tailored greys, clarets and navy blue hues. 

Supernova:  Exudes glamour and glitz throughout, creating a maxilmalist apporach to dressing. Fabrics feel decadent with high-shine metallic jacquards, flecks of lurex, leather and hints of velvet, ensuring that it's perfect for the party season.

Workhouse:  Adding a casual, relaxed vibe to aw. Denim dungarees (yep they are will still be in come the cold season) are worn back with printed knits and vibrant dense wool coats. Fur lined aviator jackets, coloured knitwear and flashes of camouflage are found within simple but carefully put together look.

Mono:  So black and white dominates this trend but moving on from last season's graphic stripes, this season it transgresses into a more structured look, with  parking black on black or white on white. Monochromatic graphic prints are found on jackets, jeans

Teen spirit:   My favourite trend as it gives a nod to the 90s grunge era, with cute winter floral dresses worn with heavy-duty coats and chunky biker boots. It's an eclectic story with checks and tartans are mixed in with vintage inspired kimonos and ombre fur coats. Possible my all time dream trend! Underwear is worn as outerwear with cute lingerie slips and camisoles teamed with oversized coats and posse knits. Tea stained lace is found in amongst this thrust store inspired collection.


  1. Wowser! so really beautiful stuff! can't wait for it to launch! great post m'dear :) x

  2. I completely agree, River Island is really starting to rank high in my favourite place to shop. They've always been a bit to chavvy for me but i've loved a lot of recent collections!

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  3. Oh, I love RI, totally understand your obsession! Gorgeous new collection. Can't wait to get my hands on some of the pieces. A x


  4. Loving that checked coat and the tan chelsea boots! xx

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