A 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.

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Scotch & Soda Coat

Commando Leggings

See By Chloe Sneakers

 

Mix Dressy & Casual

Tired of only getting one or two wears out of your favourite frocks? Don't sit around waiting for an occasion – simply style your special dresses with trainers for an ultra-casual yet elevated look. Perfect for a coffee date with friends or a saunter around a local market. “The fluro Veja sneakers make for a great buy right now as they look equally chic worn with floaty dresses as they will with girlfriend denim and a cosy cashmere jumper during the colder months. Everyday luxe should be your mantra.”

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Veja Fluro Rio Branco sneakers

Invest in Staples

If you're ever in the mood to splurge, concentrate this impulsiveness on long-lasting basics. Zoie asserts that your everyday uniform deserves the bulk of your attention – and your spending. “A fancy top for a night out is all well good, but we recommend investing your money in pieces you wear everyday. Buy into the items you spend the most time in—for us at 32 The Guild this means sweatshirts, boots, outerwear and denim. The Wild Hearts Wonder tiger sweatshirt makes me smile when I am doing the food shop.”

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Grenson Nanette Boots

Scotch & Soda Leopard Coat

Be Detail-Oriented

Once you've curated your perfect off-duty capsule closet, it's time to hone in on the details. While the bones of an outfit are crucial, it's the finishing touches that will set the look apart. So don't skimp on the accessories, and discover 32 The Guild's dreamy selection of outfit add-ons... “Try a unique blazer or jacket worn over anything you already have and instantly elevate your outfit. We think you should feel good in your clothes everyday so your weekend wardrobe in particular should really work you – and this, of course, extends to footwear and accessories."

Shop the look:

Humanoid 'Lacey' Jacket

Scotch & Soda 'The Keeper' Denim

Maison La Biche 'Me Me Me' Tee

Shoe The Bear 'Jane' Pumps

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