Saturday, May 5, 2012

River Island & Fashion Targets Breast Cancer

River Island marks 15 years of supporting Fashion Targets Breast Cancer this year with two limited edition T-shirts and a friendship bracelet.

The cotton T-shirts feature typographic slogans that read 'amazing' and 'fabulous'. Priced at £15 and £16, 30% of the price is donated to Breakthrough Breast Cancer.

The Fashion Targets Breast Cancer friendship bracelet, meanwhile, is sold at River Island till points with a suggested donation of £2, 100% of which goes towards the charity.

To celebrate its continued of support and showcase this year's collection, River Island challenged three bloggers to style one of its Fashion Targets Breast Cancer T-shirts their way on a budget of £50, £100 or £150.

I was one of the chosen three and allocated the £50 budget. I may be Bargainista Fashionista, but a head-to-toe River Island look for £50? That proved more of a challenge than the actual styling!

But a browse in store reassured me the task in hand is achievable. So, rocking a festival vibe, I teamed my tank-style T-shirt with a white cotton broderie anglaise skirt (£20), white canvas plimsolls (£18) and a pair of oversized sunglasses (£10). At £48, I came in under budget!

The broderie anglaise skirt is simple yet pretty, while the elasticated paper-bag waist is comfortable and easy to wear. And, as you know, I love pockets!

As for the sunnies, I like the big round frames and the quilted arms on these. Very Chanel. You can also get them in tortoiseshell.

To personalise the look, I've piled on the friendship bracelets and layered a couple of necklaces. The River Island/Fashion Targets Breast Cancer (FTBC) bracelet is the black leather one with the enamel Union Jack heart and FTBC black and white target charms.

Btw, do you like my nails? It was my first attempt at nail art and, I have to admit, I was rather pleased with the results.

White sneakers, meanwhile, sum up summer for me. They remind me of Wimbledon and festivals and allow me a season to create that worn-in look that's perfect for autumn. These tennis shoes come in pale pink, turquoise and beige, too.

To make the look my own, I've replaced the shoelaces for ones I've made from Liberty-print fabric. Swapping laces for fabric or ribbon is a really quick and easy way to individualise sneakers.

So there you go, £50 goes a long way at River Island when you're Bargainista Fashionista. Click here to see how the other two bloggers My Labyrinth and The Style Crusader styled their tees on budgets of £100 and £150 respectively. And don't forget to show your support for Fashion Targets Breast Cancer with the River Island tees and friendship bracelet.


  1. Thats ace, and its such a good cause. Best part of outfit is ribbon in shoes though…a girl after my own heart!!! Ooufit is lovely and fresh, but a little bit funky too and such good value for money!!

    PS massive massive, thank yous for the comment, made my day!!!! :)

    Sal xx

    1. Ahh, pleasure Sal! Thanks for coming back so regularly.

      so pleased you like the outfit, especially the laces. The £50 budget was a challenge, but it shows you can do it!

      Bargainista Fashionista x x x

  2. Gorgeous, love the skirt with the t shirt!

  3. Great look and for a good cause! Love the way you've played down the feminine skirt and the laces are amazing!
    AoT x

    1. Thanks Alice on Trend.

      So glad you like the laces. It's so easy to do!

      Bargainista Fashionista x x x

  4. What a great outfit! Perfect for summer when it finally decides to show up :-) Loving the nails too, I would never have guessed that it was your first attempt at nail art- they look awesome!

    Nat x

    1. Thanks Nat.

      So glad you like the nails! I might try it again.

      Bargainista Fashionista x x x



Related Posts with Thumbnails