River Island has recently opened a brand new store in the Bridges Shopping Centre, in Sunderland, and fashionistas let me tell you, it’s definitely worth a visit. I popped along for its launch day and I couldn’t believe the size of it. It’s now has a bigger (and better) unit where the label can showcase its true clothing potential. Since it has so much more to offer, I couldn’t resist picking up a few pieces for my trip to Ibiza in August.
When I go aboard I like to pack clothing that requires minimal effort but still makes me look and feel fabulous, which is why I picked up this little black dress. Midi length with gorgeous lace up detailing, this dress can go from casual to dressy with just a quick change of shoes. Of course heels are just not a sensible option in Ibiza, so I paired this dress with a pair of converse instead – sandals are also an option.
One thing I’m loving at the moment is accessories; earrings, chokers, shades – the lot. Rose gold and nude are just a few of my favourite colours, so this set from River Island was just a no-brainer. Since I dressed the dress down with shoes, I feel like these accessories add a touch of girly to my outfit and make it appear like I made a little effort without even trying.
I finished this look off with my blush pink denim jacket. I am planning on taking this to Ibiza, however, I doubt I’ll need it when I get there. When I first saw this I had no intentions of buying it, but I’m so glad Tasha convinced me to. It’s literally never been off my back and has made me realise there’s more to coats than a leather jacket.
Can we just take a moment to appreciate my little topknot. I’ve been dying to try this look out, but always held myself back as I thought I didn’t suit it. And you know what? Life is just too bloody short to worry about silly things like that, so here you go. It was my first attempt and I’m pretty proud of it!
I’d love your feedback on this look! Have you been to the new River Island in the Bridges yet? What else do you recommend I get for Ibiza?
Sarah Jayne x
Images taken by Tasha Steel
All items from River Island were complimentary