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.

THESE ARE THE SHOE TRENDS WE’RE BUYING INTO

Refresh your footwear repertoire and step into these sleek new season shoes.

There’s no such thing as owning too many shoes. Your collection could be akin to Carrie Bradshaw’s and it there would still be gaps to fill.

Lucky for you, Atterley’s Boutique Buyers are one step ahead and have already pin-pointed the styles you need. To say this season is eclectic is an understatement. From cowboy boots to dainty kitten heels, the sartorial spectrum is wider than ever. We love the variety, but with so many juxtaposing trends ruling the catwalks it can be hard to know which to invest in. With this conflict in mind, we’ve narrowed it down to the three footwear styles that will finish off your collection – for now.

THIS SEASON’S 3 KEY TRANSITIONAL PIECES

Transitional style is tricky to master. On the one hand, we’re desperately holding onto our cotton dresses and basket bags. On the other, the thought of cosying up in super-soft knitwear fills us with all kinds of excitement. If you, like us, are sorry to see the summer go, but find yourself day-dreaming about drinking hot chocolate at Christmas markets—you’re probably also struggling to strike the sartorial balance. Luckily, Atterley Boutique Maze is here to help us with the awkward task of summer-autumn dressing.

The duo at the helm of the style hub, Gill and Glenn, founded the family business over 30 years ago. Today, their buying process is more intuitive than methodical. If Gill sees something she can imagine hanging on the rails at Maze, she makes that vision a reality. Creativity is at the heart of the boutique, and this is evident in the team’s mastery of merchandising. The colour co-ordinated shop floor is well worth a visit.

With covetable New Season pieces from Bellerose, Des Petits Hauts and Sessùn just in the door at Maze, summer’s departure doesn’t feel quite so heart-breaking. So, we asked Mollie from the team which three styles she recommends to ease us into autumn.

EVERY MIDI DRESS STYLE YOU NEED IN YOUR WARDROBE

Call off your search—we’ve found the best midi dresses to see you through the season.

The midi dress takes top prize for best transitional item. Few pieces are as versatile, as flattering and as instantly put-together. We can’t remember a time when midi dresses were unstylish; we can’t imagine a time when they’ll be outdated. With this in mind, you can rest assured that they’re worth the investing in.

Convinced that you’re a midi dress convert? The next step is adding key styles your wardrobe. And this season, we’re spoiled for choice. Everywhere we look, be it high street or high end, midi dresses are front and centre. With so many designs filling the rails of our favourite boutiques, there’s a dress to suit every taste. But if you’re still uncertain, these on-trend iterations are a good place to start.

THE BOILER SUIT IS THIS SEASON’S BEST BUY

Try your hand at the utility trend with our round-up of this season’s best boiler suits.

What may at first glance seem like a case of fashion-gone-rogue is, in fact, this season’s biggest trend. We present to you: The boiler suit. No longer reserved for builders and plumbers, the all-in-one uniform has made an assertive entry into the fashion sphere. Maybe it’s the ease it brings to everyday dressing, or perhaps it’s the fact that it’s something new and previously unexplored. Whether you love it or still find yourself sitting on the sartorial fence, we guarantee you’ll be wearing it before too long. Keep scrolling for the best boiler suits to shop on Atterley.

YOUR FRENCH FASHION FIX, COURTESY OF STIL LIFESTYLE

What’s not to love about French fashion? The elusive “je ne sais quoi” at its essence is a constant source of inspiration. And it’s not just the chic influencers and best-dressed movie stars that have won it its mass of admirers; France has always been at the forefront of the design world. From quilted Chanel bags to Dior’s fancy frocks, haven’t we all dreamed of owning a piece of Parisian luxury?

Located in the heart of picturesque Forest Row, Stil Lifestyle is a hub for French fashion. With a host of Gallic brands among their offering, there’s no better place to indulge your appreciation for all things Parisian.

Owner Sulaika Weihs opened the doors to the Sussex store back in 2013. Six years on, Stil Lifestyle has built quite a reputation thanks to Sulaika’s enviable taste and keen eye for buying. But lucky for you, a journey down South isn’t necessary. You can shop the best of the boutique’s offering right here on Atterley. So, start your French fashion journey with Sulaika’s trusty top picks…

YOUR BODY SHAPE’S PERFECT PAIR OF JEANS, FOUND

Unearthing the best jeans for your body type can be a minefield. With so many denim options out there, it’s daunting to know where to start—let alone decide which pairs to buy. This is especially difficult online, when you can’t see the jeans in the flesh. However, we actually prefer buying our jeans online—mainly because it means we can try them on in the comfort of our own home.

The secret to successfully finding your dream denim online lies in knowing what’s going to suit your body-type. Thankfully, we have help in that arena. Deryane Tadd, owner of Atterley Boutique The Dressing Room, has shared her jean buying knowledge exclusively with us.

The Dressing Room, which you’ll find nestled in St Albans, first opened its doors in 2005. Needless to say, Deryane has helped many women find their perfect-fitting jeans in that time. Now, she shares with us her wisdom on the best jeans for your body type. Whether you’re gorgeously curvy, bestowed with height or want to know how to enhance your natural shape, together with Atterley’s team of fashion experts, Deryane has the solution. Keep scrolling to discover the best jeans for your body type, once and for all.

ASK THE JEAN QUEEN: DONNA IDA GIVES HER BEST DENIM ADVICE

Donna Ida denim is the label celebrities and influencers alike are swooning over. The designer, also known as the ‘Jean Queen’, is an bona fide expert in buying and styling denim. Here, she answers our burning questions…

When it comes to wardrobe essentials, denim will always reign supreme. No closet is complete without at least one pair of jeans. But why restrict yourself? With so many must-have styles to tempt you, before you know it you’ll be faced with a wall of blue denim every time you open your wardrobe.

No one knows this better than Donna Ida Thornton. The Australian jean guru is no stranger to denim addiction. She has founded an entire business on her love of the timeless fabric. And with her help, you can fine-tune your denim repertoire and invest in her recommended trans-seasonal styles.