River Island can cause quite the stir when it comes to its plethora of printed shirts. Just last year, when Harry Styles was spotted in a Burberry Prorsum heart motif shirt, RI jumped on the designer bandwagon and released its own version of the printed piece, much to the delight of budget loving boys everywhere- such as yours truly! This year, the ‘it’ shirt for the high street store came in the form of its navy short sleeved shirt with oversized white polka dots. I, of course, scrambled to get my hands on one, and luckily managed to get the last one in my nearest branch one faithful Thursday eve! (Albeit not in my size, but that’s neither here nor there…)
For AW’14, River Island has made a much welcome variation on its popular polka-dot piece, giving it a monochrome update.
I’m OBSESSED with this piece, and am delighted with picking up such a fabulous find for just €37! While such a statement shirt may seem quite the one hit wonder, it’s actually surprisingly versatile. While it works wonders with a casual ensemble such as these blue jeans with statement shoe/sock combo, it can also be dressed up with a chic black blazer, red skinnies and black brogues. The possibilities are endless!
I opted for a simple classic patent strap watch and patent white shoes to add some quirky class to the look, and quite the cheesy grin- who can’t help but smile in polka-dots!