Hot on the heels of sales from the likes of Mango, Zara, Topshop and Oasis, today River Island launched its own Summer sale.

At selected stores, a special wristband offered an extra discount to River Island fans who'd queued up in the early morning to be the first to shop the reduced items. They probably snapped up the best stuff instore, but even if you didn't make it to your local branch at stupid am this morning, the sale is good enough value on its own that you can make great savings online without leaving your sofa or desk.

Below are some of our favourite finds, from fun beachy stuff to some cool party dresses. River Island does best when it comes to mad trend pieces and bold prints, so take advantage of the cheap prices to nab something you'd never normally try. Even those towering Julian J. Smith wedges. And don't forget to check out the accessories, they do amazing jewellery, sunglasses and hats for pennies!

river island sale picks

- Black print bodycon dress was £45 now £20
- Pink palm print swimsuitwas £30 now £15
Blue print jubilee prom dress was £45 now £20
- Blue aztec print playsuit was £17 now £8
- Blue polka dot scalloped hem blazer was £40 now £20
- Orange print Julian J Smith wedges were £55 now £25