During my Fashion Week outfit planning, I perused the River Island store like crazy, gathering inspiration for looks inspired by European cities and the latest fashion trends. I put together a style guide for myself, which inspired a few of my FW looks, which you might recognize! The rest I keep in a file on my computer, and refer to when I feel inspired to style up some new looks for the blog.
Fall is one of those season where I love to experiment with layering. And my personal style sort of shifts from year to year, so each time Autumn rolls around, I’m ready to try all new looks. This season I’m so inspired by classic chic looks from across the decades, from all across Europe. The look above, which I wore to Paris Fashion Week, reminds me of the sassy classic style of vintage Milan, while hitting the mark with today’s trends. Other looks are inspired by iconic fashion and celebrity moments, and some from my personal fashion inspirations today.
I’ve been so happy with my personal style lately, so I’m excited to share some complete styled looks for you to try out this fall. All of which are fully compiled of River Island pieces, and can be shopped on their online store for very reasonable prices!
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We all know I love Paris and the Parisian style, so of course this look was a must. Keeping it simple and still chic, you know the Parisians love their blazers and tees. I love the belt that reminds me of Gucci’s popular belt, as well as the snakeskin slides (which I own and wear almost daily!). Throw in a simple high-waist skirt or Levi’s and you have the complete French look.
Denmark calls for chunky sweaters and street ready combat heel boots. For a chic look with a hint of military, add in a Baker Boy Cap and achieve a long legged look with silk night shorts under your sweater. A furry touch is perfect this fall, and I love this amped up trendy version of the cross body purse. Overall, one of my favorite looks I’m trying in California for mild fall weather.
London in the fall calls for plaid trenches or pea coats! I love a cozy, luxury sweater like this mohair off-shoulder option. White balances out the patent OTK “Go-Go” style boots, that are my favorite element of London’s Mod era scene. An A-symetrical wrap skirt (with sweater tucked in) lengthens your legs and accentuates your waist. Even better if it’s a skort! Accessories that match one of the key outfit colors really elevate your look and knock it out of the park, so I love this blush & cream cross body purse to pair with the tan coat.
When I think Moscow, I think cozyyyy. But keeping it simple to be comfy on the go, I love a long chunky sweater. Elevate the look with a long button down shirt with the color & hem popping out. Add your classic staple- the plaid wrap scarf, which reminds me of all the iconic fall Burberry campaigns. Balance out the oversized sweater with a more bulky knee-high scrunched boot. And lastly, this season’s favorite hat! I love the idea of matching two outfit elements together, such as this grey plaid baker boy cap, and the grey quilted bag.
Next to Paris, Brussels is beautiful and takes a lot of inspiration from Paris! They also speak French over there. Similarly to Paris, I imagine wandering the streets in this chic look, sticking to the contrast of black and white to stand out against the beige city. A white ruffle blouse with a black neck bow is undeniably chic, and lately I can’t get enough of the layering of black crop tops over different shirts. A black high-waist ruffle skort is the perfect way to get the look of a skirt, but be windy street ready. Elongate your legs with slimming black OTK boots- these buttons mirror the pearl embellished top! A structured purse always takes your outfit to the next level. And lastly, soften your black & white look with a touch of beige- a beret is this season’s most lovable trend! The bow on this one matches the blouse, and I’m pretty much head over heels for this whole look!
What do you think of these looks- which ones do you want to try? Or would you change any part of them? I have a few variations of these River Island looks I’ll be styling for upcoming shoots!