ECO-FRIENDLY CAPSULE WARDROBES CURATED BY OUR BOUTIQUES

With the wisdom of our Boutique Buyers, creating your own sustainable wardrobe is an easy task.

The concept of slow fashion has officially entered our collective consciousness. With all the scary statistics out there, you may be feeling guilty about the questionable origins of your clothes. But there are easy ways to minimize the environmental impact of your closet. Look for pieces that will transcend seasons and defy trends; shop with quality in mind, not quantity. We picked the brains of our Boutique Buyers to find out why ethical fashion is important to them. With their help, we bring you must-have pieces that will ease you into a greener way of thinking – and shopping. Time to start putting together your sustainable wardrobe…

3 OUTFITS SCANDI GIRLS WEAR ON REPEAT

There’s no denying the fact that buzz around Copenhagen Fashion Week and Scandi style has reached fever pitch.

Having quietly grown in confidence in recent years, for the past couple of seasons we’ve found ourselves becoming just as excited about it as we are the other four Fashion Week cities. If not, even more so.

We love nothing more than to see which pieces our Boutique Buyers will order from the Scandinavian designers each season. Brands like Stine Goya, Ganni, Munthe and Gestuz continuously show there, making it a fashion buyer’s dream. Be it via the runway or an intimate presentation, this is where many of our Atterley Boutiques stock up on pieces for the new season. As such, we decided to give you the inside track on the trends.

Many influencers were out in force sporting pieces from the labels’ brand new collections. Which is why we’ve turned to them to help us create the ultimate Scandi style capsule.

Keep scrolling to see the three key looks that will help you achieve covetable Scandi style.

7 EASY WAYS TO MAKE YOUR WARDROBE MORE SUSTAINABLE

We all want to be more considerate when it comes to our wardrobes, but admittedly it’s difficult to know how to be more sustainable. Really, though, if you’re making an active effort to be more ethical, that’s the first step. To help you on your way to becoming stylishly sustainable, we’ve done our homework to bring you seven simple ways to start your thoughtful journey.

GET THE WEAR
Chances are, you’ve probably already heard of the 30 wears test. Essentially, it’s a social media movement encouraging users to get at least 30 wears out of every garment they own. We suggest going through your wardrobe, pin-pointing pieces you haven’t worn in some time, and working out why that is. From now on, before you make a fashion purchase, ask yourself whether you can see yourself getting 30 wears out of it. If the answer is no, you need to revaluate it.

REPAIR AND REPURPOSE
What do you do when you find a hole in your clothing? If you’re anything like us, chances are it winds up in the laundry basket where it’ll loom in the darkness, only to be thrown out at a later time. Instead, learn how to repair your clothes and accessories – or, if you’re not DIY-inclined, pay a professional to do it. Regardless, think twice before using it as an excuse to buy something new.

WASH WITH CARE
It’s all too easy to wear something once, add it to the washing pile and chuck it into the machine. Before you do, however, take a moment to question whether the item actually requires washing. Washing machines require copious amounts of water and energy to do their thing. This directly effects the environment from the moment you switch it on. Wash less and at cooler temperatures for a immediate way of minimising your carbon footprint.

DONATE OR SWAP YOUR UNWANTED CLOTHES
To make your wardrobe more sustainable, you must minimise your waste. Thousands of tonnes of clothing are sent to landfills each year, with governments buckling under pressure to dispose of our unwanted garments. Instead of thoughtlessly throwing away pre-worn pieces, consider donating them to a worthy cause instead. That, or arrange a clothing swap with your closest friends.

WHAT FASHION BUYERS REALLY RECOMMEND BUYING ON SALE

There’s no denying that we all love a bargain, so get your affordable fashion fill in the Sue Parkinson sale.

There are many reasons to love summer. The weather is warm and sunny (or, at least, pleasant and not torrential rain). Also, everyone seems to be in a good mood. This is likely because holidays are booked, weddings are on the horizon and every evening presents an excuse to sip some Aperol. On top of all that, it also happens to be the time of year when the best sales emerge, and Atterley Boutique Sue Parkinson is no exception. Born in 1973, Sue Parkinson is a one-stop fashion and lifestyle destination with stores based in the picturesque Cotswolds. That said, you don’t need to travel to get your Sue Parkinson fix—you can shop it right here at Atterley.

Sale season is the perfect time to add to your collection of breezy separates, but it also presents the opportunity to stock up on sweaters and the like ahead of autumn. Handily, at Sue Parkinson you’ll find the pieces you need to see out the next few months in serious style, for less. What’s more, you can also shop the hero items you need to kick-start your next-season wardrobe.

We spoke to the boutique’s founder, Sue Parkinson herself, to find out what she recommends we buy before it inevitably sells out. From luxurious cashmere to last-minute holiday essentials, keep scrolling to see and shop our favourite pieces from the Sue Parkinson sale.

THESE PRETTY ACCESSORIES WILL MAKE EVERY OUTFIT LOOK POLISHED

With fashion, it’s all in the details—here, we bring you the three pretty accessories you need in your wardrobe.

In the search for the perfect midi dress or staple pair of jeans, don’t overlook the finishing touches to your everyday capsule closet. Be it a statement bag or a dainty pair of earrings, these last-minute additions can make or break an outfit.

Pops of colour will help to liven up a monochrome look, while sleek black details add an air of sophistication to any ensemble. The approach to accessorising is down to personal taste, but this season three micro-trends have taken the spotlight. First up, there’s the bag influencers are toting daily. Then there’s the elegant jewellery that’ll never date. And finally, we’ve found the accessory French women always rely on.

So, fine-tune your wardrobe and make these pretty accessories from our Boutique Buyers the latest members of your style repertoire.

TRUST US, THIS TREND WILL ALWAYS EARN YOU COMPLIMENTS

Some trends take time to gain momentum, while others appear as if out of nowhere—and that’s definitely the case with the rainbow stripes trend. 

Stripes will always be a perennial style mainstay. However, never before have they felt so fresh as in this array of bright hues. This is due to the ’80s influence that was seen on the catwalks during Fashion Month. Models took to the runway wearing vivid, pastel and neon hues, all of which have been reinvented in stripe form.

It’s clear that many of our boutiques have fallen for the rainbow stripes trend. Everywhere we look, designers are offering up their own interpretations. Olivia Ruben and Stine Goya are leading the technicolour charge with skirts, tops and dresses, while other labels are nodding to it by the way of accessories. Like sartorial endorphins, slip on a piece of the rainbow stripes trend and your mood will be instantly lifted.

Bold they may be, but the rainbow stripes trend isn’t as difficult to wear as you might think. To help you tackle the trend with confidence, we’ve found three key looks to inspire you. Keep scrolling to see how top influencers are wearing the rainbow stripes trend.

TAKE ON THE ANIMAL PRINT TREND WITH THESE 3 OUTFITS

Indulge your wild side in this season’s must-have motif with our expert guide on how to wear animal print.

For some, animal print is a wardrobe basic; on a par with stripes and polka-dots. For others, stepping into a leopard dress or zebra-look skirt is an intimidating thought. Over fashion’s lifespan, the jungle-inspired pattern has gone from tacky to classy, remerging again and again with more credibility each time. But if the struggle over how to wear animal print is something you can relate to, keep reading. Before you know it, the versatile style will be your new closet essential.

BE THE BEST-DRESSED GUEST AT YOUR NEXT WEDDING

About to watch your best friend walk down the aisle? Planning for the far-flung nuptials of a distant relative? Master the art of wedding guest dressing ahead of your next summer soirée.

It’s wedding season, which means plentiful opportunities to don a fancy frock and dance the night away are on the horizon. But your initial excitement may fade when you realise that finding the perfect outfit can be tricky. It needs to be comfortable (for aforementioned dancing), stylish (of course), and subtle. Don’t forget, all eyes should be on the bride.

The often-ambiguous dress code differs from venue to venue – and from couple to couple – but the destination is a helpful starting point for clueless attendees. Our guide to assembling wedding guest outfits will make the seemingly endless quest feel that bit more do-able.