Recently I was lucky enough to do a photoshoot with the incredible Shannon Swift Photography. I’m a photographer, so usually I’m on the other side of the camera, so this was a whole new experience for me! The lovely folks at River Island were kind enough to let me borrow some of their plus size range to use in the styling. It was the first time I had tried out any of their range and I was really impressed.
The top and the denim jacket are both from River Island, the skirt, sunglasses and boots are from my own wardrobe. I wasn’t sure what the sizing was like so I sized up just in case, but you absolutely don’t need to. The range is very true to size so these ended up being oversized on me. The top is sadly now out of stock, but it was a stunning purple glittery see through mesh that I popped a black vest top and a harness bra under to add more detail. It looked so damn cool shining in the sun light!
However the real stand out piece that I fell completely in love with is the light blue slogan print denim jacket. It is sassy and wonderful and I need to add it to my wardrobe. It retails for £55 and the slogan on the back is actually painted on, so I would say this is definitely a hand-wash only sort of jacket! It is a little pricier than the average denim jacket but because of this painted detail and the superb quality, in my opinion I would say it is well worth the extra pennies.
This jacket worked really well sized up if you like a more oversized fit, it felt very rock and roll and quite masculine that I think fit this outfit really well. In your normal size this would be more tailored and so it really depends on how you like your jackets to fit. I love a pale denim wash and this is a beaut. I’m not a huge fan of slogan t shirts, but I love a good back print on a jacket and this is so feisty and fun.
Have you tried River Island’s plus size range yet? They currently stock up to a size 28, so here’s hoping they continue to expand their size range to be fully inclusive!