The bolder, the better...
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If you're currently in the process of updating your wardrobe for Summer, then you'll be pleased to know that we've teamed up with designer and high street outlet McArthurGlen Designer Outlets for a six-part series that will bring you the low-down of which trends you need to keep an eye out for.
First up is Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet with 'Future Club', a trend which combines street style with runway chic. Mismatch prints, pops of colour and texture, and standout accessories are all key to nailing this look. And to help you out, we've handpicked a few investment pieces that will ensure you look on-trend, all for a fraction of the price!
French Connection, was £135, now £79 at McArthurGlen
If you're going after a chic, yet fashion-forward vibe, then a key piece to invest in is a structured blazer. Patterned clothing is set to be big this Spring, so look for one with monochromatic detailing to ensure you stay ahead of the trend.
Osprey, was £39, now £24.95 at McArthurGlen
Clashing colours are a sure-fire way to show off your style and confidence. But, if you don't want to mix-and-match too many different hues, then you can always brighten your outfit by adding a statement accessory, like a quirky animal print bag.
Hobbs, was £59, now £39 at McArthurglen
Heavy detailing and embellishments are other key elements of the 'Future Club' trend. If they can't be worked into your clothing, then accessorise your outfit with a bedazzled, chunky necklace instead.
Kurt Geiger, was £80, now £55 at McArthurGlen
Nothing says runway chic quite like a pair of sophisticated, slingback heels. To make a real power statement, choose a pair that have noteworthy details, like a pop of colour on the side, or edgy stitching at the front.
Belstaff, was £375, now £188 at McArthurGlen
This Spring/Summer, throw a riot of colour and print into the mix by pairing an eye-catching, patterned shirt with some bright trousers - think coral, purple, indigo or lemon hues.
Jaeger, was £35, now £24 at McArthurGlen
As well as clashing prints and colours, metallics such as silver, gold, bronze and rose gold will be on-trend for Spring/Summer. Work them into your look with a statement bangle or arm cuff.
See what went down at the McArthurGlen Style Studio in association with Grazia at the McArthurGlen Designer Outlet in Cheshire Oaks above, and don't forget to attend the next event at the centre in Bridgend on the 27th May. There, you can expect to see all of the new season style pieces, meet Grazia stylist Lily Russo who will be doing one-to-one styling sessions (and pick up a copy of the mag!), have a pampering manicure and sip on some refreshments. Plus, you can bag yourself 10% off your shopping trip if you visit the truck and quote "Lightweight Layers". #fashionreimagined
Plus, don't forget that you can shop the 'Future Club' selection at McArthurGlen Designer Outlets now. Discover more at Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet now, which has over 145 designer and high street brands including Coach, The Kooples, Belstaff and Paul Smith, with up to 60% off. Stocks and prices may vary depending on location.