Have you checked out River Island yet? If you haven’t now is the perfect time to get some great additions to your summer wardrobe. Although primarily a UK store, River Island has become widely known in the US with the launch of its collaboration with Rihanna for its Rihanna for River Island collection.
Hot items that are definite must haves for any fashionista this summer are crop tops, distressed boy friend jeans, high waisted shorts and even maxi dresses can be found at River Island. And since hitting stores May 25 the Rihanna collection has garnered huge success amongst women who liken their fashion sense after the super stylish singer, who let’s face it can make a pair of jeans and crop top look fabulous. Whether you decide to shop from what River Island has in store or the Rihanna collection these are some items that you need to check out.
High waisted shorts: It takes a bold girl to rock a high waist but that’s what fashion is all about; taking risks and enjoying yourself in the process. Check out River Island’s Black High Waisted Belted Denim Shorts. Not only are they a slimming black but they also come with an adorable ‘ADORE’ belt. Personally I’m in love with the Black and White Polka Dot City Shorts. There’s just something about a minimalistic polka dot design that goes with any bold color you can imagine and are the perfect shorts to dress up or dress down.
Dungarees, overalls, jumpers, rompers…whatever you call them, they’re back in style and River Island has them. Channel your 80s diva with a pair of Light Acid Wash (Yes! They’re even acid washed!) Dip Dye Denim Dungarees. As long as you don’t pair them up with high top Reeboks and bunched up socks these are a great must have for summer.
If you’re going to rock the high waist short, no other top looks better paired with it then a crop top. Rihanna for River Island’s collection has several options for crop tops that work great with high waist shorts. If you prefer a regular crop top check out Rihanna Black Knot Front Crop Top. If you prefer a more tied to the side crop top that is close fitted to the body then choose instead something like Rihanna Knot Front Cropped T-Shirt which is the perfect combination of ease and relaxation. Lastly if you happen to have the perfect hourglass figure a la Bridget Bardot, go with Rihanna Floral Print Crop Top or Rihanna Green Tie Dye Bardot Crop Top. Both exude a muted sexiness without going over the top.
No one’s summer wardrobe is ever complete without some great summer shoes. No matter what style of shoe you prefer in the summer whether sandals, wedges, boat shoes, canvas sneakers or espadrilles River Island has a shoe for you. Current favorites on my check list are the Orange Pacha Tassel T Bar Jelly Sandals (Another throwback here! Jelly sandals are back too!), the Brown Leopard Two Part Espadrille Wedges (two favorites combined into one? I’m all for that anytime) and the Grey Mesh Panel Low Wedges which I think any woman would love to have to wear with a totally kick ass skater dress this summer.
Standard shipping time for items purchased through River Island’s website is about 8 days and costs about $15 for shipping costs. Be aware though that by purchasing items from overseas that you may be responsible for any additional import duties upon delivery not included in the payment.So make sure you read all the fine print before ordering anything from River Island and have fun shopping!
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