It was one of our most cherished shopping destinations throughout our teen years. But ever since the early noughties, our relationship with the brand has sadly waned.
Let's be honest, it all started when Spanish heart throb Zara landed on the high street. Soon, we were seeing the store behind River Island's back, dedicating Thursday lunch times to browsing the gloriously tempting 'New In' rails.
But it seems all is forgiven, as the high street store that won over our teenage hearts has welcomed us back with open arms (and supersized sleeves) this season. Yep, River Island is back and has well and truly upped its sartorial game.
Don't believe us? Look no further for the evidence...
The Only Pair Of Shoes On Our Wish List
We may need to clear some room in our shoe closet. River Island has introduced some major players this season and we cannot get enough. We'll be taking these backless mules home, asap. Talk about tackling two trends in one fell swoop.
The 'It' Hue
Yes, blush pink still reigns as the 'It' shade of the season. And River Island has welcomed the trend wholeheartedly. We have our hearts set on this wrap-around blouse. We'll be teaming ours with peplum trousers and backless loafers for work.
The Most Talked About Print
It doesn't take much to win us over. All it takes is some serious sleevage. And River Island has been providing their side of the deal.
We're adding this gingham number to the top of our wish list this season. Pair with high-waisted trousers, mules and a basket bag.
Still not convinced? Browse the gallery below, it's bound to change your mind:
River Island - Grazia
Dream loafer alert. We cannot wait to bag these backless shoes. We'll be teaming ours with a white tee, blazer and frayed jeans this season. Simply trade deconstructed denim for peplum-hem trousers for work.
Black Leather Loafers, River Island
These velvet mules are an absolute steal. Make sure to add to your basket before we do...
Pink Velvet Knot Backless Loafers, £30, River Island
Inject some colour into your wardrobe with the help of these cobalt blue mules.
Blue Two Strap Mules, £24, River Island
Yes, there's more pink... But we cannot get enough. We'll be wearing these trousers with white wooden mules and supersized sleeves.
Pink Frill Hem Trousers, £38, River Island
Everything about this top is spot on. We'll be wearing ours with raw-hem jeans and velvet mules.
Black Puff Sleeve Tie Front Blouse, £35, River Island
The cold-shoulder cut is not going anywhere this season. We'll be working the trend with supersized sleeves.
Pink Puff Sleeve Cold-Shoulder Top, £28, River Island
This season, invest in transeasonal pieces. We'll be wearing these asymmetric trousers well into autumn.
Black Frill Hem Trousers, £40, River Island
Puff sleeves? Check. Gingham? Check. Cold-shoulder cut? Check. That's us sold. We'll be teaming this crop top with flared trousers and a basket bag. See you on the beach.
Gingham Bardot Top, £26, River Island
So good, we couldn't resist including both hues. Wear with pearl-embroidered trousers and pointed mules.
Pink Puff Frill Sleeve Top, £35, River Island
Have you checked out River Island's Studio range? If not, why not? FYI, it's great.
Powder Blue Top, £45, River Island
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