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With temperatures once again plummeting, it’s time to adapt our wardrobe to fend off the unpredictable outdoors. Think wrapping up in cosy knits, defying the frost in lots of layers and crunching through the leaves in chunky trainers.
In the run up to Christmas, getting great style for a great price is even more important. This is where McArthurGlen Designer Outlet West Midlands comes in. With over 50 designer brands, including Coach, Reiss and Kate Spade, available for up to 60% less, you can bag premium and designer brands for less, making it possible to treat yourself, as well as others, this festive season.
As well as shopping for new wardrobe staples, you can also soak in the atmosphere with Christmas decorations and festive menus at the likes of Pizza Express, Starbucks and Wagamamas.
To give you a taster, the Cosmopolitan team have compiled their top fashion picks from McArthurGlen Designer Outlet West Midlands because, let’s face it, who doesn’t love new-season pieces at more affordable prices?
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Talila Flag Jumper
RRP: £155 Outlet Price: £77
‘It’s that hopelessly romantic time of year that indie singers always croon about, and I’m welcoming allllll the cosiness. I love the relaxed fit of this fluffy Tommy Hilfiger pullover – and I’ll size up to make it hang even looser. I like that the heritage logo is present without any slogans. It feels like 2021 version of what boys at my school wore in the 1990s, and I adore it for that. I’ll be taking Zoom meetings in this while WFH, and wearing it with long dresses, loose trousers and a trench coat at the office.’ – Maddy Alford, Shopping Editor
Small Town Bucket Bag
RRP: £495 Outlet Price: £319
‘Tiny top-handle bags are here to stay this season. Aside from the stylish nod to 1990s and noughties nostalgia (which is such a vibe), the accessories trend is also a welcome departure for those of us who usually cart around a massive tote bag containing our whole life and the kitchen sink. In short, minimalism never looked so appealing – or chic. If you’re considering investing in a cute top-handle design, opt for a versatile tone such as black or neutral for maximum cost-per-wear value.’ – Natasha Harding, Fashion Editor
RRP: £250 Outlet Price: £149
‘Since I run warm even in winter, it’s easy to think the fashion gods designed the shacket just for me. It’s the perfect combination of shirt and jacket, and just what I need to see me through those transitional months where I’d usually be sweating 10 seconds into my commute. I love the longer length and checked pattern on this one, and the neutral tones make it the perfect throw-on-and-go piece for styling over jeans or black trousers and cowboy boots on those days I want to be a bit less casual.’ – Courtney Smith, Fashion Assistant
Stan Smith Trainers
RRP: £74.95 Outlet Price: £52
‘After a year of loungewear, I’m eagerly anticipating slipping into my usual uniform of dresses and trainers as the roadmap out of lockdown takes effect. This classic pair from Adidas look great all year round, letting my love of patterns and prints take centre stage.’ – Jessica Vince, Commercial Editor
RRP: £95 Outlet Price: £66
‘An excellent denim jacket, for me, is all about the detail. I love the boxy silhouette and 1990s’ classic shade, and can totally see it paired with some straight leather trousers. I’m an all-year-round denim-jacket person and tend to wear mine more like a top with all the buttons done up, layered beneath a woollen long coat or oversized 1980s-style checked blazer for the winter months.’ – Sophie Leen, Bookings Editor
RRP: £90 Outlet Price: £63
‘Since we’ve been in WFH mode for so long, it’s only fair that the fashion world lets us bring our favourite comfort staples back out into real life with us. I love a basic hoodie layered under a big winter coat with a scarf thrown over it, as it looks like you’ve made way more effort than you have, and it’s such a huge part of street-style culture right now that you can even safely call it stylish.’ – Sophie Thompson, Commercial Writer
Plan your visit to McArthurGlen Designer Outlet West Midlands for a day of shopping your favourite brands at great prices
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