Chelsea Girl

Blouse – River Island Chelsea Girl

Skirt – H&M

Earrings – Accessorize

Let me take you back 46 years when the name on high street was Chelsea Girl, championing a heritage and vintage spirit, encapsulating geometric-inflected prints, wispy fabrics and sinuous shapes. The popular boutique took a lead on the high street with a fusion of fashion and popular culture; bringing together a discernibly bohemian aesthetic that captured the Chelsea Girl mystique. In 1988, Chelsea Girl evolved into the chain we all know and love today…River Island, and after all these years, the iconic pieces that defined Chelsea Girl are making a comeback! 

The new Chelsea Girl SS11 collection, with a unique 21st century twist, has now been released in River Island, and with a lower price point than mainline items, it feels like a ‘little sister’ to River Island. It mirrors the infamous bohemian styles that made Chelsea girl so fabled. Floaty fabrics, sumptuous suedes and floral prints are all present, making it a really desirable collection perfect for the summer season.

To celebrate the launch of the Chelsea Girl collection, River Island and Cosmopolitan have teamed up, and from April 1st, are offering fans the chance to become a stylist for the day. 
It is a really amazing opportunity and all you have to do is…
Pop over to the River Island facebook page
Build an outfit around the Chelsea Girl Item of the Week (this week is the blouse I wear above)
Each week, the creator of the most individual outfit will win £200 River Island vouchers.
An overall winner will be selected at the end of the four weeks who will get to style a fashion shoot in London, all expenses paid! This will then be featured online at Cosmopolitan and River Island.

I love this range as it completely reflects the style of clothing I like to wear, especially over the Summer, perfect for park life and festival fun. I think my blouse has been really rather popular as it is currently out of stock and not featured on the website, but hopefully it will be making a return, so keep your eyes peeled.

I’d love to know if you plan to enter this fabulous competition, and also what your thoughts are on the new Chelsea Girl collection.

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  1. 8th April 2011 / 9:23 pm

    wow, I love this- it looks gorgeous, think I will have to check it out for sure. The shirt is just lovely & love it with that skirt.
    You look lovely <3

  2. 8th April 2011 / 9:24 pm

    Love the blouse – such a gorgeous style for summer. I have some vintage Chelsea Girl pieces that were my auntie's when she was my age! Definitely going to pop into River Island to check out the new collection. x

  3. 8th April 2011 / 9:25 pm

    I really like how loose and floaty it is. Very jealous of how you have your hair, wish I could get mine looking remotely like that!x

  4. 8th April 2011 / 9:33 pm

    Love that skirt, i've been looking for one like this! Your so gorgeous! xx

  5. 8th April 2011 / 9:38 pm

    That shirt is so perfect! Just the right balance of cool with a relaxed feel and it goes with your style so well!
    Ellie xxxxxx
    check ma blog? im new 🙂

  6. 8th April 2011 / 10:00 pm

    Love the outfit!
    I will take a look at that competition. Sounds awesome.

  7. 8th April 2011 / 10:16 pm

    Wow. I love that blouse. Looks like ill be paying a visit to River Island 🙂 x x

  8. 8th April 2011 / 11:42 pm

    That blouse is such a dream! So floaty and perfect for the summer, and very you 😉 I'm definitely going to enter that competition if I get the time, sounds just like my kind of thing and will be fun to play around with putting an outfit together! xx

  9. 9th April 2011 / 12:20 am

    This is gorgeous! Love the sleeves, really want a blouse like this!


  10. 9th April 2011 / 9:40 am

    Such a gorgeous floaty blouse. Love how you've put this outfit together. X

  11. 9th April 2011 / 10:07 am

    Love the shirt, its so floaty and feminine. How you've styled it is so pretty too! Good luck in the competition, i think you're definetely in with a chance!xxx

  12. 9th April 2011 / 10:41 pm

    Gorgeous! Love how you've styled the shirt 🙂 And your hair looks beautiful! x x

  13. 10th April 2011 / 10:02 am

    ive head all about chelsea girl and its amazing history! good luck in the comp! xx

  14. 10th April 2011 / 2:33 pm

    This skirt is a staple in my wardrobe, and I love it with this shirt!


  15. 10th April 2011 / 7:05 pm

    I actually remember chelsea girl! eek! Love that blouse on you! x