The River Island summer sale is here: Here’s 13 of the best things to buy

We know, we know, the high street is awash with amazing sales right now – but trust us, the River Island summer sale is definitely one to add to your to-browse list. With more than 1,000 items currently discounted online, there really is something from everyone in the mix, many of which are available at less than half of their original RRP.

River Island Summer Sale
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Staple basics appear throughout, as do footwear and denim, two of the store’s specialties, but as ever with River Island’s collections, statement dressing is really where its at. We’re talking everything from the colour palette (pops of vibrant blue, punchy lime and highlighter bright violet), to the on-trend details (frills, tiered hems, ruffles and puff-sleeves galore), and prints from floral to animal.

Spanning everything from dresses to tailoring, sunglasses to swimwear, the price cuts are the perfect excuse to brighten up your wardrobe as your social calendar slowly starts to refill. And remember, if your size isn’t available online, physical high-street stores have also opened back up, so you can always try your luck at your local store.

13 of the best things to buy in the River Island summer sale

Black Puff Sleeve Midi Shirt DressBlack Puff Sleeve Midi Shirt Dress, £38 (was £55), River Island

Blue Pretty Stitch Puff Sleeve TopBlue Pretty Stitch Puff Sleeve Top, £18 (was £36), River Island

Petite Purple Ruffle Front BlousePetite Purple Ruffle Front Blouse, £22 (was £32), River Island

Brown Stripe Double Breasted BlazerBrown Stripe Double Breasted Blazer, £46 (was £65), River Island

Plus Blue Floral Plisse Midi DressPlus Blue Floral Plisse Midi Dress, £24 (was £40), River Island

Khaki Buckle Side Structured ShortsKhaki Buckle Side Structured Shorts, £16 (was £32), River Island

Lime Floral Tie Waist Midi DressLime Floral Tie Waist Midi Dress, £16 (was £40), River Island

White Embroidered Puff Sleeve Frill ShirtWhite Embroidered Puff Sleeve Frill Shirt, £20 (was £40), River Island

Beige Cross Over Wooden Heel SandalsBeige Cross Over Wooden Heel Sandals, £18 (was £35), River Island

Green Animal Print Ruffle Cami Slip DressGreen Animal Print Ruffle Cami Slip Dress, £22 (was £38), River Island

Cream Lace Long Sleeve Maxi Smock DressCream Lace Long Sleeve Maxi Smock Dress, £46 (was £65), River Island

Plus Light Green Frill Front Midi Smock DressPlus Light Green Frill Front Midi Smock Dress, £20 (was £50), River Island