A BOUTIQUE BUYER’S GUIDE TO ESSENTIAL OFF-DUTY STYLING

It’s never been easier to look stylish every day, thanks to Atterley Boutique 32 The Guild. 

There’s no denying we love gorgeous occasion dresses and bejewelled high heels. But the secret to looking chic every day – particularly during our weekend downtime – lies in assembling a strong edit of wardrobe basics. Think fail-safe jeans, luxe jumpers, throw-on dresses and classic boots.

And essentials don’t have to be boring—quite the contrary. Statement sweaters allow you to inject a bit of personality into your off-duty attire. Similarly, a pair of well-cut jeans will serve you well for brunches, weekend strolls and low-key drinks alike. Handily, there’s one Atterley Boutique in particular that wins us over with its off-duty outfits every time: 32 The Guild.

Located in the Cultural Quarter of Northampton, 32 The Guild, founded by footwear designer Zoie Walker, opened its doors in May 2013. Since, it has been a go-to for exciting and unique handpicked women’s footwear, accessories, denim and gifts. It has a simple premise: beautiful things for every budget. And, with an achingly cool edit of brands to choose from – Scotch & SodaVejaBella FreudGrenson – it’s fast-becoming one of our favourite shopping haunts on Atterley. Consult their sleek off-duty edit, and you’ll have achieved enviable weekend style in no time.

NEW SEASON BEST-SELLERS TO ADD TO YOUR WISHLIST

On the lookout for New Season staples? We’ve turned to Atterley Boutique Gibot for guidance on the core pieces we should be buying…

With so many new-in treats hitting the shelves of our favourite boutiques, it can be difficult deciding which pieces to prioritise. Should you invest in a classic pair of leather boots, or impulse-buy that statement dress you spotted?

Don’t fret, because we know just the place to start. Italian boutique Gibot has you covered for on-trend seasonal staples. The family-run fashion hub is located in the heart of Rome, and has been a source of top-quality designer goods for over two generations. Annalisa Di Siervi, Gibot’s talented head buyer, has whittled down three essential buys to see you through autumn in style.

WHY WE WANT TO DRESS LIKE THE ITALIAN STYLE-SET

With Milan Fashion Week fresh on our minds, we asked our boutiques what makes Italian style so special…

France and Scandinavia are fail-safe sources of contemporary style inspiration, but Italy is to thank for many of the fashion’s finest moments. From Prada’s iconic ’90s styling to Versace’s opulent prints, the country’s plethora of talented designers certainly know how to make a memorable sartorial statement.

And it’s not just the big name creatives who have a keen eye for style. Our Italian Boutiques Buyers make up a core part of our community, bringing us the best looks from their favourite luxury labels season after season. Their unique, global brand mix epitomises the Italian way of dressing; eclectic, creative and undeniably daring. With this in mind, we thought they’d be the right people to ask about the special qualities that make Italian style what it is. Keep scrolling for a taste of la dolce vita…

3 CHIC WAYS TO WEAR SNEAKERS

Want to know how to wear sneakers like a fashion influencer? These easy, on-trend looks are a good place to start…

Much like pyjamas, many of us dream of wearing trainers every day. As much as we love our classic boots and sky-high heels, nothing quite compares to the satisfaction of stepping into a perfectly-worn-in, cushion-soled pair of sneakers.

Well, good news: athleisure is in, and sporty kicks are no longer reserved for playing fields and stuffy gyms. Now, you can wear them every day—starting with these three looks curated by our favourite influencers. For a girly, whimsical approach, a frilly dress is the way to go. At the weekend, take it back to basics with a foolproof jeans and blazer combo. Smarten things up on those business-casual days and bring an urban edge to your favourite suit. Feeling inspired? Keep scrolling, and you’ll soon be an expert on how to wear sneakers.

FASHION GIRLS ARE LOVING THESE COLOUR COMBINATIONS

Colour-blocking has been given the sartorial seal of approval—and these are our favourite interpretations.

If you’re in any doubt that fashion’s rules are fluid, just look at the current trends. On the one hand, the top-to-toe beige look has proved itself worthy of our wish-lists. Yet we can’t help but swoon over designers’ bold use of colour.

This season’s technicolour catwalks have done wonders for lifting those end-of-summer blues. From canary yellow to hot pink, no shade is too bright—and no colour combination is off-limits. Therefore, with Atterley’s eclectic mix of designer styles at your disposal, you can clash rainbow hues to your heart’s content. If you’re in need of some guidance, these three chic looks from fashion’s in-the-know are a good place to start.

THE ONLY LOOKS FROM NYFW YOU NEED TO SEE

From silky separates to puffy sleeves—these are our favourite NYFW trends.

New York Fashion Week is well underway, and the big apple is ripe with swoon-worthy looks. Kicking September off in true statement-making fashion, the style savvy Manhattanites have put on a show to remember. And we’re not just talking about what’s going on inside the venues. Arguably, the surrounding streets are where the real sartorial magic happens.

And this season is no exception. From snakeskin to suiting, boiler suits to bucket hats, Manhattan’s fashion week attendees are ticking all the right boxes. Want to emulate the best of the ensembles? Keep scrolling to see and shop our favourite fashion motifs from the sweeping streets of New York.

3 MENSWEAR BRANDS TO HAVE ON YOUR RADAR

Update your wardrobe with help from Atterley’s best menswear brands to buy now. 

The sun has gone into hiding, temperatures have dropped—it looks like autumn is officially upon us. While we may be sad that summer has come to an end, the new season staples that have arrived on Atterley does help to ease the pain.

As a result, we can’t help but feel excited at the prospect of woolly knitwear and classic leather boots. And this season, our Boutique Buyers have selected the most dapper styles around.

From Grenson’s timeless footwear to Rains’ downpour-ready outerwear, curating your autumn wardrobe has never been easier. These are the need-to-know labels that will help you get the job done.