Last week, I was invited along to the River Island Spring Summer 2020 press day and I was thrilled to see all the gorgeous fashion on show.
Although I don’t purchase many fast fashion items anymore, I still love seeing all the trends and getting inspiration for the new season.
I have also found River Island‘s footwear and clothing to be quite hard-wearing in comparison to many other high-street stores.
Here are the key trends for 2020:
I’m a sucker for Western-style clothing and a good cowboy boot.
I have several pairs of ankle boots in this style from River Island but I have yet to buy a longer version.
They might be tricky to pull off but I think these would be gorgeous with a floaty dress or fishnets and shorts for a festival.
These are available online for £85/€113, shop on the UK site and order them to your local store to save a few quid.
Another stunning piece from the Paris Texas story is this cream fringed jacket – I’m in LOVE.
And I’m a big fan of this soft bleached denim dress with big 80s-style gold buttons. This is available online for £55/€65.
If like me, you were a teenager in the 00s, you probably wore a diamante item or ten back in the day.
So, while you might be hesitant to relive that trend, it’s definitely making a comeback.
These diamante western belts are so cool, I want them in both colours but the black is probably a classier option for everyday wear! These are €40/£30.
Another eye-catching accessory is this black fringed shoulder bag. I’ve been looking for a round bag for ages and this one is really cute.
Faux leather shirts are still a big trend this year and I love the braiding detail on this one.
90s style shoes
Delicate strappy 90s style mules and sandals are going to be huge this summer and River Island have a great selection.
I loved these snakeskin square-toe sandals and the punchy lemon yellow and coral mules.
Romantic pastels and ruffles
Ditsy florals, puffy organza sleeves and pastel lilac, pink and green hues caught my eye as these are all right up my street.
But as well as the more feminine pieces, there was some sharp tailoring, such as the vibrant green three-piece suit to the left of the rail, which comprises of shorts, a waistcoat and blazer.
Even though tailoring isn’t really my thing, I admired this lemon shorts suit with a funky double-breasted blazer – It’s giving me serious Dynasty vibes!
Meanwhile, this adorable lilac handbag with chain and rivet detail was probably my favourite accessory on show.
As for sunglasses, long resin chains and dainty pearl detailing are key.
I’ve lost and mislaid more pairs of sunglasses than I care to remember so maybe a chain would be handy!
There were also lots of delicate floaty white and monochrome pieces and I really like the contrast of the black ribbon and buttons on this beautiful dress.
These tiered white shorts have a cool vintage look and would be perfect for a sun holiday.
The kids’ range was adorable as always, leaving me wishing some of the pieces were available in adult sizing.
I’ve flagged the items which are already available online and the entire range will be instore from March.
PS, this isn’t a sponsored post but I was gifted a voucher which I look forward to putting towards a pair of shoes!
Hope you all enjoyed this sneak peek at the new collection and drop me a comment if you’ve any questions, just click the grey speech bubble icon below right.