The River Island Style Studio

June 24, 2015 1 Comment

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A few weeks ago I stopped by the River Island Style Studio which is inside the London flagship Marble Arch store. The Style Studio is River Island’s complimentary service, which offers a unique and tailored shopping experience. Inside the stunning studio space, the team of River Island personal stylists help build your ideal look and discover your individual style.  There is one in the London store and also one in the Birmingham store.

I’d seen the London one on Instagram and decided I fancied trying it out so booked in online.
My appointment was with the lovely Rebecca. We talked through what kind of pieces I was after and what my style was. I was keen to try out some white pieces and I wanted casual wearable pieces rather than anything “going out” style.
Rebecca brought me some amazing items which I don’t think I would have spotted due to the sheer size of the Marble Arch store and the volume of clothes. Sometimes I find large stores can be overwhelming so it was great to experience a more focused shopping experience and one that was so much more personal.
Rebecca brought me several style of casual shirts and tops and also the most AMAZING kimono!

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I loved the kimono so much that I knew I had to buy it and the pinstripe long shirt which is so so wearable. After much deliberation between the khaki blouse and the black wrap blouse I chose the black as I really loved the tailored feel to it but also how it looked with white jeans. I am slightly wishing I bought this gorgeous white dress I tried on which had lace panels, it looked stunning on but sadly its sold out in a size 10 online now.
I had also really wanted to try on the River Island white culottes which I’d spotted on their insta but they were sold out in store – but I did manage to get them last week online and they are gorgeous :-)
I did purchase some gorgeous tan shoes too which were soooooo pretty but when I got them home I found they were marked so sadly they went back.

The Style Studio is absolutely stunning and everyone there was so lovely. I really enjoyed having pieces picked for me as I think it broadened my usual choices but also meant I wasn’t overwhelmed by the entire store. There was an incredibly relaxed mood too and no pressure to rush your appointment or pressure to buy anything and I will definitely be going back especially if I have a particular occasion to dress for.
Thank you so much to the Style Studio team and Rebecca especially for helping me choose some gorgeous pieces. The kimono has already been on the blog “River Island Kimono Post” and stay tuned for the other pieces making an appearance on the blog too.

If you fancy giving it a whirl You can book into the River Island Style Studio here




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  • Ashleigh June 25, 2015 at 11:37 am

    I love the kimono! Looks lovely on you xx

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