River Island Plus Size Clothing & Gorgeous Affordable Bag!

River Island Plus Size Clothing affordable designer inspired bag

If theres one shop that I just can’t get enough of at the moment, its River Island.  I’ve always loved their footwear and accessories but now that they have the RI Plus line, I can enjoy a far wider range of their clothes too.

My River Island Plus Size Blue Trench Coat is one of my most worn items this spring.  You might remember seeing it in this blog post here but if you’re a friend in real life then you’ll quite possibly be sick of the sight of me in it as I literally haven’t taken it off over the last couple of month.

I love everything about this coat from the light colour and weight of the fabric to the flattering cut and the way that it coordinates so easily with a lot of my wardrobe.

River Island Plus Size Clothing affordable designer inspired bag

River Island Plus Size Clothing affordable designer inspired bag

In today’s post, I’m wearing it with this pink and cream laser cut peplum top that I got from Gemma Collins boutique last year.  You might have seen my review of it in this post.  While I doubt she’ll have any left in stock at her store, you can get the mint green version, that I also wore here, for a much lower price than I paid online at the Apples and Pears online clothing store here.

On my bottom half, I’m wearing the New Look denim look leggings that I absolutely adore.  I’ve owned these for years and years and I always repurchase them whenever I wear them out.  I’ve been trying to find a link to them for this blog post and I can’t find one on their website or on ASOS so I really hope that they haven’t stopped selling them as they’re a really great option for apple shapes who struggle to find jeans to fit the tummy and legs 🙁

River Island Plus Size Clothing affordable designer inspired bag

River Island Plus Size Clothing affordable designer inspired bag

As for accessories, I’ve paired my Thomas Sabo charm bracelet with this outfit to compliment the blue tones in the clothing I’ve chosen to wear.  This is a quick and easy way to look as though your outfit is really well thought out and put together.

The same goes for my shoes; I picked out my New Look flats as they’re in a cream colour and thought that would compliment the cream colour on my River Island bag too.

Flat cream slip on shoes

This is a new bag for me and it might come as a bit of a surprise given that its a highstreet option.  I very very rarely buy bags as I tend to invest in designer pieces once in a blue moon but when I travelled to Icmeler in Turkey last month and my friend was using my hand luggage suitcase to put some of her clothes in for the trip, I needed a small handbag to take with me onto the plane.  I didn’t have one that was small without being mad expensive, so I headed to River Island and picked up this beauty for only £35.

It is the winged tote bag in navy and cream with gold hardware and it is absolutely STUNNING.  I popped up a post on Instagram about this bag and so many of you tweeted and commented saying how expensive it looked.  I absolutely love this style and I’ve continued carrying it out so often since I got back from my trip.  It was an ideal hand luggage size as it fit all of my aeroplane essentials and more inside.

River Island have this bag in a multitude of different colour ways and I’d really suggest picking one up if you’re in the market for a new affordable bag.  It has just the one compartment inside so you’re not restricted on what you can fit in and the front panel has an expandable pocket as well as a small zipped pocket.  The bag is secured with a zip to the centre and a magnetic button on the front section and you can carry it either using the top handles or over your shoulder with the long strap.  Super easy and effortlessly chic!

River Island Plus Size Clothing affordable designer inspired bag

I’ve really got the bug for River Island handbags now and I’m desperately trying to resist the urge to buy another… a girl can never have too many handbags right?

What pieces are you loving in your wardrobe at the moment?

Where to find me

// Facebook // Twitter // Instagram // Bloglovin // Pinterest // Youtube //


  1. Xesca Rosselló Gornals
    June 15, 2016 / 6:43 am

    Good morning everyone! I absolutely love this look and it's very similar to everything I've bought this past few months and my summer favourites. I have been living in a poor part of India for one year and there are some restrictions here that are hard for a person like me – that is, for a person in love with fashion. However, I'm going to start working in a bigger city at the end of July and I have bought lots of clothes that I would classify under the "minimal" concept: lace tops, plain jeggins, colour-block shirts, flats in neutral colours, etc. Basically, what you have included in this look – except for the coat, as it is very hot over here. I usually love your outfits and I check your blog every day! 🙂 xescastravels.blogspot.com

  2. Dannii Martin
    June 15, 2016 / 9:12 am

    I love that bag! I am really in to blue at the moment, so I need to get myself one.

  3. Beth Twinderelmo
    June 15, 2016 / 10:16 am

    I haven't bought any clothes from River Island for years but am a shoe convert. I absolutely love the bag and the colour of the coat is perfect for the spring/summer cross over.

  4. We're going on an adventure
    June 15, 2016 / 10:55 am

    Your bag is gorgeous – I think River Island often have some great bags and shoes on offer.

  5. Stressed Mum
    June 15, 2016 / 1:52 pm

    I love your bag, but I adore bags anyway and it is a great price. I do love River Island and don't go in there often enough x

  6. Rhian Westbury
    June 15, 2016 / 3:50 pm

    The bag does look a lot more expensive that it is. I used to buy loads of river island bags but now I tend to only opt for more expensive fossil ones which last really well x

  7. Melanie Ed
    June 15, 2016 / 6:42 pm

    I am loving my think jumpers as the weather is a bit hit and miss so at least they keep me warm.

  8. Hannah Heartss
    June 15, 2016 / 7:30 pm

    I love the bag and shoes – need to check those out x

  9. Olivia
    June 15, 2016 / 7:50 pm

    That coat looks amazing on you, I love River Island bags they're always long lasting and come in lovely colours! x

  10. Natasha Mairs
    June 16, 2016 / 10:20 am

    really like those jeggings. and that bag is fab, love the two tone colour

  11. beautyqueenuk
    June 16, 2016 / 10:37 am

    The bag is amazing and perfect for the summer, ive never owned a bag from River Island x

  12. Catstello
    June 16, 2016 / 1:52 pm

    That coat is gorgeous! So is the bag. I don't really like River Island, but that's lovely!

  13. Tanya
    June 16, 2016 / 2:30 pm

    I love how you have styled this outfit, and that bag is just divine! It looks a lot more expensive than what it is, which makes it a winner in my eyes!

  14. Leanne Dolan
    June 16, 2016 / 3:12 pm

    Thats great that theyve brought out a PS range! That trench is lovely!

  15. Life-As-Mum
    June 16, 2016 / 7:36 pm

    That bag is lovely! You look really nice in that outfit, suits you 🙂

  16. Northern Crumble
    June 16, 2016 / 10:07 pm

    That bag looks really high-end designer! Loving the New look shoes as-well they really compliment the outfit

  17. Whitney | AfroMermaid.com
    June 17, 2016 / 10:04 pm

    River Island bags are always so fab. I like them better than the clothes haha

  18. Anonymous
    June 18, 2016 / 5:50 pm

    Love all the details. The bag, the bracelet, the shoes and the top. 🙂

  19. Leslie Hernandez
    June 19, 2016 / 2:42 am

    Loving the outfit love and how perfectly color coordinated it is.

  20. ana de jesus
    June 19, 2016 / 2:32 pm

    I adore River Island handbags and yours is a stunner! Plus I love the trench coat no wonder its your fave!

  21. Candice Nikeia
    June 25, 2016 / 3:14 am

    you are so gorgeous! love your style!xoxohttp://www.candicenikeia.com

Leave a Reply