With family to visit and parties to go to, your Christmas calendar is piling up with events and we have the shoes to suit your every need in the holiday season.
If you are still panic shopping for presents then you need to be armed with some trainers to pound the pavements with your girlfriends. A pair of retro New Balance 574‘s or a pair of contemporary Nike Air Max Thea’s will be your best friend on long shopping days, keeping your comfy and help you run between stores.
With plenty of nights out planned for the holidays and of course the big one on New Year’s Eve, a perfect pair of heels is a must. It is the season of sparkle and sequins and a glittery dress needs a black heel like the Swirl Shoeboot. If opting for a monochrome, simple look you can wow with shoes and show off in a pair of rose gold Salvation stilettos.
When it’s time to walk of the massive Christmas dinner or pre Christmas buffet then a pair of waterproof Hunter wellies or Timberland‘s are ideal for country walks in winter. Grab the dog and the family and brave the elements with your winter fearing footwear.
Possibly the favourite of all days over Christmas is the days that you can cosy up in front of the TV watching back to back films and stuffing your face with leftovers. What could possibly be a better than a pair of warm and toasty slippers from UGG Australia and Bedroom Athletics to wear with your pyjamas all day.
Every guy needs a pair of formal shoes in their wardrobe for special occasions and nights out. To help guide you on finding the perfect pair to add to your collection we have created a list of the top smart styles for every gentleman.
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Last night played host to the annual British Fashion Awards, held in The Coliseum, London. The design power houses were there in full force, with the likes of Tom Ford, Sarah Burton and Manolo Blahnik all in attendance.
Superstar models like Karlie Kloss and Cara Delevingne looked stunning in their sparkling gowns and Cara managed to bag Model of the Year, which came as no surprise.
Victoria Beckham arrived with her loving husband David to support the success of her label which took home Best Brand.
The girls were all sporting beautiful gowns and their shoes of choice appeared to be the classic pointed stiletto or the strappy, barely-there high heel.
The guys kept it formal too with some smart lace ups or in Harry Style’s case, his trusty Chelsea boots, which he paired with a 60’s style, burgundy pin striped suit.
The gorgeous Mollie King from The Saturdays arrived arm-in-arm with her supermodel boyfriend David Gandy and not only did she look amazing, she wore OFFICE Sophia strappy heels in black. Mollie we salute you!
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We can’t deny the days are getting pretty chilly and the winter weather makes us girl in OFFICE HQ want to snug up in cosy jumpers and a trusty pair of UGG boots.
The Classic Short has always been a firm favourite and most girls have a pair ready to dig out when winter hits or whenever they feel like having a cosy day indoors. Wear a pair of chocolate Classic Short boots or the Mini Bailey Bow with some black skinny jeans and an oversized fluffy jumper. Great for walks around the Christmas markets or staying comfy when doing last minute present shopping.
The Classic Mini UGG boots look cute with skirts and dresses and they are not as heavy duty as the higher models. These black ones are great matched with a leather skater skirt, Nordic jumper and thick tights.
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We are super excited here at OFFICE HQ because we can now reveal that the Nike x Liberty AW14 collection is launching on Tuesday 2nd December, just in time for Christmas.
This capsule collection of 7 styles features 4 of Nike’s favourite styles with 3 new Sneakerboot silhouettes to mix the retro with the contemporary. The print used this year is the Belmont Ivy, one of Liberty’s heritage prints that features a pattern of ivy leaves that on closer inspection has the British One Pound note printed on each one. Updated for 2014, Nike added their own touch for the first time since collaborating with Liberty and put an overlay of polka dots over the print.
The iconic Air Max 1 comes in two forms with the classic in burgundy and the sneakerboot version.
First released in 1972, the Blazer had a huge revival 3 years ago and we still love this clean cut, easy to wear style.
For those who prefer a chunky trainer, the classic basketball style Air Force 1 hasn’t been left out, featuring the burgundy print. The dark blue version is sure to be a girls favourite as this sneakerboot update takes the Air Force 1, slims it down and adds a heeled Lunar sole to create the Lunar Force 1 Sky Hi.
Last year saw the return of the Internationalist and since then we can’t get enough of it, so it made sense for Nike to give us the option of the classic and the new Mid, sneakerboot update.
The Nike x Liberty AW14 Collection launches in-store and online here on Tuesday 2nd December.
Keep checking @officeshoes for an exciting Nike x Liberty competition.
A new brand that we have welcomed into the OFFICE family is Stow & Son. Located in Madrid, Spain they are pioneers in handmade footwear and work with premium leather and suede, creating a great vintage style.
This AW14 they have released a short film showcasing their new collection and we love it so much we wanted to share it with you.
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If you are feeling the cold as much as we are in OFFICE HQ then its time to break out the winter wardrobe, pile on the layers and cosy up with some sumptuous shearling boots and accessories.
We have plenty of luxuriously soft treats this winter to keep you warm as you brave the city for Xmas shopping, visit the markets or are lucky enough to jet off to a lodge in the Alps.
The ultimate in everything sheepskin is of course UGG Australia and we know that our shoe wardrobe isn’t complete without a Classic Short boot. If the Classic range is too casual for you then the new Dandylion heeled boot or Inez cuff boot will keep you looking smart and warm. For bitterly cold days the Earmuff’s are the perfect accessory and can even plug into your phone or iPod so you can drown out the crazy Christmas shoppers. The final addition to your UGG collection is of course a pair of slippers, we know its on our Christmas list this year and we cant wait to stay in them all day whilst we eat our turkey dinner.
If you live in your Converse throughout the year then the All Star Low Double Tongue Shearling is your go to style this season. Pair with jeans and a big, knitted jumper for dress down days.
When braving the elements then the Timberland boot is the best but the Shearling Fold Down boot is the ultimate in luxury. With thick sheepskin lining that either folds down or laces up to keep your ankles toasty.
When/if the snow hits after Christmas or you are lucky enough to go off on a skiing excursion then the new Ikkii snow boots are a must and will have you playing in the snow all day.
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We can excitedly reveal that Nike x Liberty is back with its tenth collaboration and for their AW14 collaboration we see Nike innovation meet Liberty heritage.
For the first time an archive Liberty design has been modernised, using the Belmont Ivy floral print overlaid with definitive polka dots to form the perfect clash of sport inspired style. This fresh interpretation of a classic adorns modern and heritage Nike footwear silhouettes to create a truly covetable collection
Taking some of Nike’s most popular silhouettes and adding some new sneakerboot styles to the mix, this seasons print comes in two forms, in navy blue and burgundy. If you look closer the ivy leaves pay a subtle homage to British culture as they are in fact ripped up One Pound notes.
The new Nike x Liberty AW14 Collection is launching in-store and online here on December 2nd.
We have had the outfit planned for weeks and the venue picked but we want to make sure we are totally prepped with all the tips and fixes to ensure we have the best time at the Christmas party.
We decided to ask the ladies of OFFICE HQ for their party tips for going out-out and little tricks they cant live without when dancing the night away.
1. Wear Bridget Jones pants at the start of the night, then carry a spare for later on when you want to ‘loosen up’ a little and let yourself go on the dance floor (our fave tip!)
2. Always carry some flats like the Butterfly Twists fold-able pumps in your bag for the end of the night
3. Spray your face with hairspray before you leave to seal your make up to your face, no more sweaty faces.
4. Never leave the house without mascara & lipstick
5. Pop some plasters in your bag, just in case you take an embarrassing tumble.
6. Schedule in regular loo trips with the girls throughout the night to have a gossip about guys
7. Always keep an eye out on anyone stuck in awkward conversation in the corner of the room – always nice to save a friend in need
8. Arrive fashionably late and leave at the peak of the party
9. Eye brightening eye drops, sting like hell but make your eyes dazzle! Pop in pre make-up.
10. On taxi journey home, make sure to divert via McDonalds or kebab shop (the ONLY way to end off a party night)
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