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Olly Murs x River Island

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It was recently announced that former X Factor winner and all round nice guy Olly Murs was to releasing a collection with high street retailer River Island and I just HAD to get my hands on some of the collection as I’m a massive fan of Olly’s style and have been ever since I first saw him on screen auditioning in front of Simon and co.

After doing some searching and asking people that I know who work in River Island, I eventually found a RI store that stocked the collection. The most annoying part of this was that EVERY store advertises the collection in their window but out of the four branches I checked, only ONE actually had the collection…

Olly’s range takes cues from his personality, the collection combines smart tailoring with playful, modern designs and contains everything from a black t-shirt layered under a harrington jacket to a geo print shirt (my fave in case you haven’t noticed…) and skinny trousers. The collection is made up of  13 pieces each reflecting a different part of Murs’ personal style. I’m going to show you guys my top 5 picks from the collection,

Outwear

Blue Overcoat

The next piece in the collection is probably my FAVOURITE piece and will 100% be buying this the minute payday comes around!

This wool blend long overcoat with notch lapels and front flap pockets is the PERFECT winter wardrobe piece and just in time for the supposed cold snap we’re going to get. The Wool blend will keep you nice and warm while the polyester make up will make it breathable and make sure you don’t sweat to death! I adore the baby blue colour but it also comes in black, brown, a sandy/camel colour and a dark navy. The jacket is a little steep at €107 and can be found in a full size run.

Faux Suede Borg Collar Jacket

This faux suede borg collared jacket has long sleeves and ribbed trims meaning you’ll stay ice and warm with the front fastening zipped up and your hands in the pockets which can be zipped up if you want to keep your keys/phone/wallet safe. This jacket is €100 and comes in black white and brown and is available in a full size run from XSXL.

Black Block Slim Fit Jumper

This mixed viscose , block print jumper is the perfect casual wear or christmas morning atire! The slim fit jumper has a crew neck and long sleeves giving it that classic comfy feel! The jumper is only available online in an XXS but I’m sure if you found the collection in store you could order it in as it’s only €33 so you couldn’t possibly say no to it!

Geo Print Long Sleeve Shirt

Lately I’ve had an obsession with weirdly patterned shirts so when I saw that this was part of the collection I couldn’t leave without getting it!

Now the weird thing is, it’s not listed on the website but I wrote down the style code just in case it’s put back on the site or a member of staff can find it for you in your local store. The shirt was €43 and the style code is 311177.

Ecru Check Skinny Cropped Trousers

Anyone who knows me will know that recently I’ve developed an obsession with patterned trousers so of course I HAD to pick these are one of my faves from the collection.The skinny fit check print are cropped length which means you can wear them with the matching suit jacket or just as a dressy casual option for an event or a night out.

So guys, those are my favourite pieces from the Olly Murs x River Island collection. I’ve decided that I’m going to start doing more fashion posts as it’s an area that I’ve a passion for but very rarely cover it…

Til next time,

Conor xo

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