fashion trends christmas 2016

Christmas at River Island sees a fusion of trends and styles for a fresh and unique approach for the season ahead. Classic styling is reinvented where laid-back sportswear is paired with feminine separates, Victoriana meets structured military and punk fused with seventies vintage. Decadent fabrics feature throughout whilst the autumnal palette is lifted with glittering metallics and rich earthy tones.

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Aristo Punk fuses retro and grunge for a good girl gone bad vibe. With a more masculine approach than Autumn/Winter this trend takes on a darker palette of black, cream and grey with slices of oxblood, khaki and rust. With boucle, shearling, tweed and brushed finishes adding texture, badges, brooches and studs create a 3D element. checks in different guises and chunky hiking boots in patent give an urban heritage feel. Statement outwear is key with hybrid parka bombers, capes and oversized urban coats featuring throughout. elements of geek chic are still visible with quirky mismatch dressing with lavish statement jewellery.

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Pretty Western is fresh and feminine, where a romantic wild west meets nouveau Victoriana. Conversational prints are finished with classic western piping whilst embellishment and embroidery adorns trousers and dresses. suedes in rich tans and burgundy add flashes of colour, whilst blush pink is teamed with earthy hues with splashes of metallic adding Christmas sparkle. Accessorising is key, outfits are styled with printed neck scarves, hiking boots and knitted pom-pom hats.

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Influences by sportswear, 90s’ are youthful with a luxe twist. Championing checks and tweeds for a heritage feel, 90s’ is a modern approach to smart casual dressing. Knitwear, tapered trousers and hero outwear become wardrobe staples and the muted palette of black and navy is lifted with autumnal honey and khaki. the juxtaposition of sliarenky slip dresses worn with camo bombers or chunky knits teamed with a figure-hugging metallic trousers and bejewelled trainers make the collection sporty with a risque undertone.

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Decadence contrasts opulence with understated classics offering smart casual pieces in winter darks with pops of forest and bottle greens. Drummer boy influences with a nod to sharp and tailored silhouettes are juxtaposed against softer Victoriana details. Hybrid knitwear, patchwork textures and embroidery add depth and interest whilst hemlines become longer with new length blazers and waistcoats and over the knee boots.

Sexy meets glamorous to create High Octane. Sequins, sparkle and underwear as outwear combine to offer high voltage party dressing. A melange of textures and fabrics are scattered amongst the collection with sumptuous velvets, super soft furs, cameo lace and glitter lurex creating an air of opulence, whilst intricate detailing from embroidery and embellishment add a river Island twist to create the decadent and enchanting evening wear. A base palette of sultry is highlighted with silver and gold metallic and slices of forest green and navy.

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What is your favourite River Island Christmas 2016 fashion trend?

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  1. Candice Nikeia
    8 August 2016 / 6:51 PM

    OMG is it already time to get ready for Christmas? I need to shop at River Island more because all these pieces need to me in my life!

    xoxo, Candice

  2. 8 August 2016 / 7:18 PM

    Such a beautiful collection, so full of rich textures, patterns, and colors; I love it all! Thanks for sharing, girlie, and I hope you have a great week ahead!



  3. 9 August 2016 / 4:37 AM

    I love all these looks! Very clean and well put together.

  4. 9 August 2016 / 7:31 AM

    The Christmas collection at River Island looks like it’s full of so many beautiful pieces! I especially like the low-cut sequin pieces, they are super sexy!

    Rachel xxx

  5. Siffat Haider
    9 August 2016 / 7:38 AM

    River Island always has such great collections. I’m loving the textures and colours!

  6. 9 August 2016 / 12:20 PM

    nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! it’s summer honey!:D I hate winter, I prefer hot, sunny days than snow and rain 😀
    however, I like the bombers 😀


    anna from http://stylelovely.com/mimundonormal/

  7. 9 August 2016 / 4:01 PM

    Love the sporty/glam vibe this collection brings! So stylish and love how they’ve made the combo feel natural! Love that colorful coat, love the pattern they create and the color pop they bring, so good! Xx


  8. Dadie Bradshaw
    9 August 2016 / 7:38 PM

    Amazing collection, I want all of these items!

    Kisses, DadieB. ~

  9. Tamara
    9 August 2016 / 8:02 PM

    What a fun and fab collection! Nut isn’t it too early for Christmas, summer ain’t even over yet!


    Tamara – LoveofMode.com

  10. Sia Foch
    9 August 2016 / 8:03 PM

    Gorgeous collection, I love the look with the pink slip dress!

    -xx, Sia

  11. Anouk
    9 August 2016 / 8:44 PM

    Love these great looks!


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