FASHION SPOTLIGHT ACROSS THE POND: RIVER ISLAND

It has been 6 years since I have moved back from the UK, but there are days when I miss it so much, especially for its amazing shopping! With amazing high street brands, and affordable prices, shopping in England is a fashionista's dream. What amazed me the most about the trends in England, was that how quickly they were translated off the runway. We don't get to see some of the runway looks for at least 6 months to a year after they were shown in fashion weeks, but somehow within a month you could look like a super model. I remember my first time at H&M in Nice, France in 2006, I wasn't familiar with the brand, but as soon as I walked in I picked up half the store to buy! Soon after that H&M made its way to every city in North America. Most other brands are sadly staying overseas but thank god for worldwide shipping! From Primark, Topshop, Oasis, Warehouse..you could get the same looks for very reasonable prices.  I am starting a new series to showcase trends from across the pond, most do ship to the States, so why not shop European right!

River Island, England high street brands - edgy modern fashion shopping guide

River Island, is one of the edgiest brand in the UK. It is always showcasing rocker chic looks, even Rhianna did a collaboration with them. Being a broke student I did find it a little pricy then, but I am totally on board now. Best part are the sales of course, they have 4 big sales through out the year, that is when you catch real bargains. How awesome are these pieces though, from pastel pinks to edgy leather pieces, even their accessories are on point. I would kill for the quilted black bag. I love the modern 90s vibe combined with feminine pastels. Click below for the direct links.




19 comments:

  1. I want to go to the UK so bad! I am jealous you got to live there.. I have heard such good things about Primark and River Island I want to go!

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    1. It was seriously the best! I refused to shop here for a long time but I had to give in. Fashion is just at the next level in the Uk!

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  2. Hands down one of my favorite brands!

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    1. Mine too! They are always so ahead of the game!

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  3. River Island is the best! Such great quality for a great price. Those white booties are fab!

    Maggie
    www.PolishedClosets.com

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    1. Agreed! I could easily buy every single item on their site! :)

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    1. I know right! How cool would it be to rock those white boots!

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    1. I never get tired of pink, that skirt would be so fun to wear!

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  6. Beautiful selection! I love everything!

    xo, Brittany

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  7. Love these trends! Especially the shoes and clutches!
    XO
    Carrie and Stacy
    www.csgemsjewelry.com

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  8. I love that you're taking us across the pond! I used to do that back before ASOS was so popular and I LOVED finding things that were totally different than we saw here in the states!

    That soft pink skirt! I've been looking for one forever....

    xoxo
    Brenda

    www.alaplagestyle.com

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  9. I love that jacket! I'm going to have to browse their website!
    xo, Kyla - KyMarieC

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  10. Woah, I need some of this stuff in my life!

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  11. I agree. The UK is ahead of the time. Love your picks :)

    xo
    Victoria

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  12. London rocks. I love how much edgier they are over there!! You've got some great picks in the post.

    xoxo, Elena Michelle
    www.anewyorkloveaffair.com

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