Finding My Style With River Island

I've been a Mam since I was 17 years old (just turned) and over the years I seem to have lost myself somewhere. I've lost my style, but that's also due to my weight. I've gained a lot of weight over the years, and I struggle to find clothes that I feel good in. Clothes that suit my figure and make myself feel like me. But also because most of my days are just for school runs, chasing an active toddler or a toddler rubbing his snotty nose all over me, I don't tend to buy myself some nice looking stylish clothes.

Up until recently, my wardrobe has been all black. Black jeans, leggings, jackets, tops, jumpers, you name it, everything black. But I've slowly started to add colour to it, but if I do get anything in black, I always try and mix it up a bit with some accessories or some added colour somewhere. I'm slowly finding 'me', and I'm still learning to be more confident and love myself for who I am. 

I was lucky enough to have been asked if I wanted to review some clothing from River Island recently. I instantly said yes and thought it would be a good chance for me to put my style out there and stand out with something that's a little out of my comfort zone, but something I love too. River Island has a great range of clothing, women's shoes and accessories at the moment. I love their different styles and how different their clothing is compared to other stores.

Although the clothing I chose included the colour black, I mixed it up with a few of my favourite colours, grey and gold. I personally think all three colours go really well together. I also chose an outfit that could do me on a daily basis, running around after the kids, doing the housework, but still looking stylish too. 

I absolutely adore the wide-fitted River Island branded trainers I chose. They are black velvet feel with a thick white sole, gold at the back and the RI brand in the middle. They are super comfortable and I thought they made the outfit stand out a little. As well as these, I chose a pair of classic black leggings which again, are really comfortable and as we all know, leggings pretty much go with anything and are great for doing all kinds of things - parenting related, shopping, housework etc. I have to also point out that these leggings are the most comfortable leggings I've ever owned and I will be going to order myself some more.

The t-shirt was a hard choice, they have such an amazing choice of t-shirts and tops on their website. In the end, I went with something a little out of my comfort zone because of the leopard print. It's a plain grey t-shirt with leopard print words saying 'Feel Good'. As leopard print is quite in style at the moment, I thought why not just try it and see what it looks like. Wearing it, I felt good about myself and thought it made the outfit look great. It teams up really well with a denim jacket too. 

For the end look of this outfit, I decided to go for some accessories and the most beautiful bag, ever. First, the necklace is a choker style necklace. It's gold and has two rings at the front connecting them. I personally thought it completed the look and went perfectly well with the River Island branded trainers.

Finally, the most beautiful bag ever. I haven't owned a bag like this for years, and I thought it was about time I owned a reasonably good sized bag that can carry anything and everything. It's a grey large sized bag with gold studs and a gold chain handle, which again, completed the black and good outfit look I was going for. It's such high quality and most definitely a bag I would recommend.

* In collaboration with River Island. However, as always, all words, images and opinions are our own. 


  1. I think you look great. The clothes look good and I absolutely love the shoes and the necklace. Pen x #KCACOLS

  2. Great picks, I love River Island clothes and accessories #KCACOLS

  3. I love this outfit. Simple but quite striking with the gold. And as for the leggings. It's not always easy to find a comfy, hard-wearing fit is it? You look great btw. #kcacols

  4. Oh those are so cute! I think I need a little shopping spree. Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next time.

  5. I love the T-shirt and shoes. I'm nearing 40 so not sure whether I can still get away with shopping in River Island, loved it when I was a teen though.

  6. I love those trainers they look really comfy but also very stylish. #KCACOLS

  7. Confession time - I have never even been into a river island. Probably because I thought the clothes would never fit me! I love your style, you're always looking beautiful! #KCACOLS


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