PARTY LOOKS THAT DON’T INVOLVE DRESSES

If the thought of slipping into a sparkly dress fills you with a sense of dread, don’t fret; these easy party looks are perfect for you.

Party season is upon us, aka the ideal time to step into a pair of sky-high heels, don your best dress and sashay through December in style. But not everyone wants to wear a fancy frock during the festivities.

Maybe you’re hoping for a seamless transition from PJs-to-party, or perhaps you just want to try something different this year. Either way, we’ve put together three looks you’ll love if dresses aren’t your forte. From all-in-one options to sequin separates, these covetable party pieces are ticking all the right boxes…

YOUR COLD-WEATHER CAPSULE WARDROBE

Look sharp this season and invest in these timeless winter essentials…

Cold weather calls for the appropriate attire; ideally, clothes that are warm, stylish and versatile all at once. Thankfully, our Boutique Buyers have been busy selecting the finest pieces to perfect your winter wardrobe.

Whether casual drinks or a country walk is on your December agenda, you’ll find what you’re looking for on Atterley. But if you’re unsure where to start, good news: we’ve curated a fail-safe capsule wardrobe we know you love. From Grenson‘s all-weather boots to Levi‘s classic cord jackets, our seasonal styles will see you through the cooler months and into the New Year.

AMSTERDAM-BASED BRANDS TO KNOW

Looking for new labels to name-drop? Start with these of-the-moment Dutch brands.

When you think of Amsterdam, bicycles, canals and Van Gogh paintings probably come to mind. You probably don’t think of the myriad ultra-chic local labels – but trust us, you should. From Fabienne Chapot to Scotch & Soda, the Dutch capital is home to some of the coolest names on Atterley.

But you don’t need to go all the way to Amsterdam to shop the city’s best brands. Nestled in the small town of Hertford, Atterley Boutique The Women’s Society houses dozens of dreamy pieces from the Netherlands. We heard from the boutique’s owner, Victoria, about the top three Dutch labels you should be shopping this season.

THE 3 DRESS STYLES YOU NEED THIS SEASON

If you’re struggling to whittle down your wishlist, good news: we asked Sarah Murray, owner and buyer of iconic Edinburgh style destination Jane Davidson, to define this season’s key dress styles so you don’t have to.

Based in the heart of Edinburgh, Jane Davidson has been a hotspot for unique fashion finds since 1969.  Nowadays, it’s run by stylist and buyer extraordinaire Sarah – who also happens to be Jane Davidson’s daughter. And fifty years since it first opened its doors, Sarah has grown the boutique into a treasured destination for premium pieces by widely sought-after labels.

The family-run shopping haven is a goldmine of luxurious fashion finds, from Diane von Furstenburg‘s iconic wrap dresses to Smythe‘s fitted blazers, famously donned by Kate Middleton. The boutique’s mix of high-end designers and up-and-coming British brands makes the experience of shopping there exciting and unpredictable.

With this in mind, we knew Sarah would be just the person to ask about this season’s must-have dress styles. From feminine floral midi’s to show-stopping sequin numbers – these are her covetable top picks from Atterley’s dress directory…

CITY GIRLS, MEET YOUR NEW FAVOURITE LABEL

As seen on Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Charlize Theron & Gwyneth Paltrow, this is the London label that should be on your radar.

Meet Lisou, the new It-brand on the block. The London-based label blends classic with contemporary, playing with pussy-bow necklines and box pleats in a Mad Men-esque nod to the past. Lisou’s clothing is for the nostalgic among us, yet appeals to the modern city-girl sensibility with body-skimming silky silhouettes elevated by kitsch and playful prints. A collection of wearable, throw-on-and-go styles, all in beautiful 100% silk are paired with the label’s now iconic vintage inspired printed scarves and statement cover ups.

Fast-tracked as a celebrity favourite, Lisou has made quite an impression in its two-year existence. The label’s chic pieces have been spotted on A-listers; Charlize Theron, Gwyneth Paltrow, Helen Mirren – to name a few. Founder Rene Macdonald credits Lisou’s distinctive aesthetic. “We’re known and loved for our bold colours, striking hand-drawn prints and clean, elegant silhouettes,” says stylist-turned-designer Rene, who’s West London boutique is a frequented hotspot among the city’s fashion girls.

Sound like your taste to a tee? If so, we know you’ll love these divine designs…

LESSONS IN PRINT FROM THE SCANDI STYLE SET

Think you know how to wear print? These Scandinavian style muses can teach us a thing or two…

Long have we looked to the streets of Copenhagen, Stockholm and Oslo for style inspiration. The resident fashion pack are experts in putting together swoon-worthy outfits.

The area where they particularly excel? Print, of course. From bold, bright patterns to classic motifs, Scandinavians’ playful approach to styling and wearing prints is awe-inspiring. The pairings are never obvious, but the result is always polished. It can be difficult to know which patterns work well together, and when you’ve just got too much going on – so, if you want to pull off print like the Scandi style set, keep scrolling for the top tips we’ve observed…

WHAT TO BUY FOR: THE MAGPIE

Does your loved one have an eye for all thinks shiny? From elegant gold jewellery to stylish sequins, she’ll light up when she sees these glitzy gifts.

Jewellery is an understandably popular gift during the festive season. There’s a certain sentimentality about receiving a special piece that your loved one has carefully chosen, and that you can carry around with 24/7. But for some, there is no greater thrill than opening that little velvet box on Christmas morning.

Know the type? Then look no further. Among Atterley’s many unique jewellery brands is Jewel Tree London, a reliable source of unique, eye-catching jewellery that your magpie-minded friend will adore. Deborah from team JTL explained to us what makes their brand stand out…

“At Jewel Tree London, we believe everyday is precious. Designed with love and crafted with quality and care, all our products are unique to us and developed in-house – the perfect gifts for your loved ones this Christmas, and something they will cherish for years to come.”

So, keep scrolling to see our glittery picks from Jewel Tree London and more independent labels…

WHAT TO BUY FOR: THE FASHION GIRL

Struggling to shop for the fashion girl in your life? We know she’ll love these stylish gifts…

Everyone has that one trend-setting friend who always looks on-point. Her envy-inducing outfits are perfectly polished; the labels she waxes lyrical about are constantly the subject of your google searches. She has a die-hard affinity for vibrant colour, bold patterns, and head-turning silhouettes, and feels just as at home in a vintage shop as she does in her favourite department store. The fashion girl doesn’t shy away from making a statement – in fact, it’s her sartorial mantra.

Sound familiar? Lucky for you, Atterley Boutique S120 is a haven of cool-girl style, aka the perfect place to find a unique gift your trendy friend will love. So, we asked Sara, one of the boutique’s owners, for some shopping guidance…

“Shopping for a shop-a-holic? Yes, the one with immaculate taste – and yes, with a pretty clear idea of what she wants for Christmas. But hey, that doesn’t mean she doesn’t deserve a little surprise (or two). Fear not – S120 is here to help. Go under the radar and shop for small labels, unique pieces and special treats for your style-savvy loved one. She will be impressed (and Santa, too).” 

Be it a faux-fur coat from cult label Stand, or a silky scarf from Scandi favourite Stine Goya – these pieces will fit right into your fashion girl’s wardrobe.