River Island Solves All Your Summer Wardrobe Woes

No, you’re not looking at Kate Bosworth’s capsule summer wardrobe – though you’d be forgiven for thinking you were. You’re looking at the latest River Island Studio collection, which launched on today.

Look HQ was blown away by Studio’s slick spring drop – all grown-up tailoring and utility chic – but summer is even better. Think K-Bo at Coachella – those lace–up suede shorts – or Sienna Miller holidaying in Ibiza – red maxi, we’re looking at you. Basically, it’s nailing SS16’s boho comeback. With a little extra gloss thrown in for good measure. 

Yep, this is for free spirits who like their ensembles to err on the polished side. We’re talking wide leg palazzos, sleeveless jackets threaded with metallic, and a stunning wrap dress that looks more than a little DVF. And the Missoni-esque ziz-zag maxi is pretty special too. Not to mention the accessories (tassel heels, luxe arm candy and could-be-designer sunnies FYI). Oh, heck, we basically just want it all. Now we just need summer to get its butt in gear…

The LOOK team have picked their favourites from the collection… 


“Coachella, summer weddings, holiday cocktails – as well as being fabulous, this maxi frock is pretty flippin’ versatile. I can’t wait to swish around in it all summer long.”

Gemma Yates, Fashion News Editor

Dress, £85

“I’m obsessed with sleeveless cover-ups – the ultimate layering tool – and this is the perfect summer fix. Brilliant over jeans, even better as a dress with some of River’s hot heels.”

Maxine Eggenberger, Senior Fashion News Writer

Sleeveless jacket, £90



“The easiest way to channel my inner Olivia Palermo? With a trophy jacket, of course. Fashion magpies will be pleased to hear this one has matching shorts too.”

Hannah Banks-Walker, Fashion News Writer

Beaded jacket, £120

“Snakeskin, metallics, tassels – these heels have got it going ON. This is how glam girls do boho.”

Bridie Wilkins, Fashion News Assistant

Shoes, £95