River Island | Summer Essentials

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Kaftans and Kimonos

Summer’s coolest cover up is without a doubt a kaftan or kimono. This is where prints, be they tropical, floral or tribal are going to shine. As far as embellishments go, embroidery and tassels are the way to go.

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Floral black trim tropical sheer kimono R979

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Black floral Victorian kimono R829

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Tassle kimono R779

Platform heels

Ready to seriously lift your look? T’is the season to swap out your stilettos and put your best foot forward in retro-inspired platforms with big, chunky heels.

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Black peep toe platform heels R1199

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Yellow peep toe platform heels R1199



High-waisted shorts

Forget #ThrowbackThursday. Rather take a little style inspiration from the 70s with a flattering pair of super-stretchy high-waisted denim shorts. With a world of washes to choose from, you’ll be sure to find your perfect fit.

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Mid-wash ripped high-waisted denim shorts R579

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Light acid wash high-waisted shorts R599

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Black stretch high-waisted shorts R499



A pretty little dress is one thing but a flirty playsuit is this season’s slip-on-and-go must-have. Team them with metallic flats and a fringed bag for day or block heels and a look-at-me clutch when the sun starts to set.

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Print playsuit R379

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Floral playsuit R479

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Blue scarf print smart playsuit R879


River Island is available at the flagship store in Rosebank Mall. Exciting news is that you can also look forward to flagship store openings in Brooklyn, Pretoria in November and Canal Walk in the first week of December 2014. River Island will also be available in Edgars stores in Gateway, Tygervalley, Canal Walk and Menlyn from December 2014.