New Season Style is all in Black and White at River Island

Jan 24, 2013, 07:26 ET from River Island

LONDON, January 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Spring has arrived at River Island, with the first of the new women's trends launching in-stores and online. Taking on one of the season's biggest colour stories, monochrome makes an impact with sleek styles inspired by the streets of New York.

Much like its dual colour palette, the new monochrome has a dual personality with clean minimalistic styles in contrast to athletic style separates. Graphic prints including stripes, New York motifs and marble effects ensure the collection is anything but monotone.

Uptown New York is the inspiration for one side to the trend, with pencil dresses, tailored blazers and court shoes creating a sophisticated air. Meanwhile sporty sweatshirts, skater skirts and studded loafers form the Downtown side to the trend.

Accenting pieces in vivid fluorescent shades of lime and fuchsia lift the colour palette, and luxe fabrications bring the look together.

Standout pieces include a jersey striped boyfriend blazer, which at £35 is an affordable way to wear the trend now. A 90's inspired scuba bralet and figure hugging pencil skirt is a striking combination for a sexy monochrome look.

Explore the monochrome trend in River Island stores and online.

Search: River Island Women's Fashion

SOURCE River Island