the undisputed queen of the charts at the moment is rihanna. whether she's being controversial with chris brown, posting photos of herself on instagram, or belting out one of her hits, she's always dressed impeccably. so, it was a natural course for her to do a clothing line - we were lucky enough for her to choose UK High Street chain River Island. her line hits the stores on the 5th of March, and here's a cheeky review.
riri's range isn't just clothes and shoes, she's also branching out to some accessories. whilst i was hoping she'd be bringing out some massive gold chains, or a blinged out watch, at the moment all i have seen is the black suede backpack and the black leather cap. i love the backpack, the gold eagle (i think it is?) on the back gives it that rihanna edge, and i generally love backpacks anyway. i'm not too keen on the cap, but it's very on trend, and keeps in key with riri's street/urban style.
it wouldn't be rihanna without some incredible shoes. i personally love the black heeled lace ups on the top left, i think they could add a street edge to a feminine dress, or look amazing with a pair of black skinny leggings. they're really keeping in with the sports luxe theme that's everywhere at the moment, and brings a different look to heels. the crazy thigh high black boots are very out there, but have been seen on a number of celebrities recently, and look great with a big baggy jacket and tiny shorts. whilst i'm not sure i'll be getting a pair, i'm sure a braver fashionista will rock them suitably. i also love the big black boots with a lower heel - perfect for everyday, and perhaps even festivals.
and we get to the clothes! i love these two pieces, a dipped hem stripped shirt and oversized striped tunic. both garments are monocrome, which is ridiculously on trend at the moment (and is my entire wardrobe). i love the dipped hem of the shirt, it's a bit quirky and would look amazing with disco pants and a pair of the heels featured above. the tunic is definitely going to be making an appearance in my spring/summer wardrobe, it looks so wearable and comfortable. i love oversized t-shirts, and think this would be perfect to chuck on to go about your day. i've also seen a plain oversized white tee for this collection that i will also be lusting over. thank god it's released in my birthday month!
these dresses are very reminiscent of what rihanna wore at the grammy's. fashion forward riri (and her team at River Island) clearly knew that a plain black dress is a classic staple of any wardrobe, and would want to invest in this. the dress on the left, also comes in white, is long sleeved, and features a slit up the side. this adds a level of sex appeal, and would love great if you accessorised with some colourful jewellery. i, personally, prefer the black criss cross backed maxi, which also features a slit up to the top. it's sexy, and would be a perfect dress on a night out when you're holidaying this summer. with a long necklace and long, loose curls, this would look amazing.
these two dresses a little more out there from the collection. the three colours which are constant throughout are black, grey and yellow. this yellow wrap around dress is such an interesting colour, and i like the long loose sleeves. i'm not too sure of the material, so i'm not 100% on whether the wrap around would be flattering, but i love the design and the colour is so different. the black maxi harness dress is reminiscent of dungarees which are popping up at the moment, and incorporating this into a dress is genius. again, i think it's a bit too fashionforward for my meek little style atm, but i can see it looking incredible with a white crop top underneath and big boots to give it that edge.
and here, finally, are a selection of the tops that will be featured within the rihanna collection. i love all of these, i love the cropped designs as this just goes with everything that's out there at the moment. i particularly like the yellow strapped knotted top, as i love the brightness of the yellow, and think with highwaisted shorts or leggings it could look amazing, especially with the exciting pop of colour. the navy jumper looks ridiculously comfy as well. i wish i could get all of these, but i'm sure the prices will stop this... i love how simple the designs are, which encourages the buyer to go crazy and accessorise the pieces themselves - to be unique, just like princess riri herself.
so, that's a glimpse of some of rihanna's collection. i personally think that there's a number of pieces in there which are gonna fly out the doors, i love how she's stayed simple, but then thrown in some really 'out there' pieces in there to keep the fashion world on their toes. hits UK stores/online on 5th march. race you to river island! xo
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