Marie Claire edits the best new season wardrobe essentials from River Island. Shop them all here....
It’s that time of year when it’s advisable to begin planning your new season purchases, and start shopping around to find the pieces that will be the building blocks of your new AW15 wardrobe.
For all those trend obsessed ladies out there, River Island should be your first destination as they never miss a trick when it comes to tapping into what’s hot , and never fail to recreate some of the chicest looks from the catwalk, in a wearable and affordable way.
The first drop of new season pieces from River Island is showing a nod to the retro 70’s mood that is a continuation from last season, but updated for winter with chic roll neck sweaters, chunky shearling jackets, black knee-high boots and tassel detail bags.
Other highlights include culottes in a bold prints, lace-up flat shoes (the current shoe du jour) and front and back earrings, the modern way to wear your bling.
So if you want to get ahead of the trends, click through to shop all that's new from River Island...
A shearling lined jacket or coat should be top of the autumn/winter list of any fashionista worth her weight in Instagram likes, and this belted version is a great layering piece both on, and off duty.
Culottes are the new wardrobe staple every girl should own. This graphic printed pair will say all the right things when teamed with a white shirt or plain skinny knit.
This retro inspired mini ticks all the right boxes in the style stakes, team with low block heel shoes or boots.
There's nothing hotter than a sleek over-the-knee boot. This suede-look pair are a favourite of ours for the new season with their chic design and block heel.
This 70's inspired style is chic enough for the office and it's relaxed shape makes it cool enough for the weekend.
Perfect with your sandals for any late summer garden parties, just layer over a roll neck and team with knee high suede boots for a take on autumn's boho trend.
Get more bang for your buck with these on trend front-and-back earrings that will keep your lobes looking good from every angle.
The flat caged shoe is fast becoming the style of choice for every fashion savvy girl on the street, you can pretty much wear them with most jeans (bar flares), skirts, trousers and dresses, what's not to like?
This will be the most versatile, wear-with-everything piece in your wardrobe come autumn, so buy now before it sells out.
We love this adaptable grey marl pencil skirt, wear it with a white shirt, cashmere sweater and pointy flats when you're deskside, or an oversized knit and trainers when the weekend kicks in.
Camel is the new black when it comes to coats so invest in this classic style for everyday chic.
Over your skinnies but too scared to go flared? Opt for this in-between straight leg style as your new go-to denims.
The perfect transeasonal piece to fill in that what-do-I-wear-instead-of-a-coat-weather period.
A spin on the off duty staple the check shirt, this shirt dress version means you can ditch the jeans and just add flats for late summer or tights and boots when the big chill arrives.
For those days when only heels will do but 5 inch stilettos are a bit of a challenge, this mid-heel style are definitely office worthy and will still be firmly attached to your feet come clocking off time.