Girls Night Out

Finding the perfect shoe for going out-out with the girls can be tough especially when it is hard enough deciding what clothes to wear.

To help get you in the party mood and ready for the weekend, the girls in OFFICE HQ have selected their top statement shoes for the season that will go perfectly with your glam outfit.

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Points are the go to style and a wardrobe staple for winter. Wear a vampy style like the Strobe or Scorpio with a low backed dress and a fluffy clutch bag for the ultimate screen siren look. Your fail-safe is the On Tops pointed stiletto, with a rainbow of colours available you can have a pair to match every outfit.

If you prefer a more minimal shoe but a stand-out outfit then the Salvation sandal or Sophia are the ideal accompaniment to a sequin dress.

Make a statement with a glittery Sapphire platform sandal with jewel detailing. This style is best paired with a simple, one colour look to make the shoes really stand-out.

 

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Fabulous Flats

With party season about to kick off, we are all hitting the shops trying to find the perfect outfit to wear to the office Xmas party and all the other formal events we are sure to be attending this winter.

Finding the shoes to match the outfit is always tricky but our motto is to start with the shoes as its much easier to dress from the bottom upwards.

Not all ladies are keen on a pointed stiletto or a skyscraper platform and especially the taller girls who don’t want to tower above all their friends. You can still be just as fabulous in a pair of glam flats and we have selected our favourite statement pumps to get you in the party mood.

 

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If you favour plain coloured outfits with little fuss, you can make a statement with you shoes, adding a pop of colour, texture or premium finish. Pair an LBD with a pair of pointed metallic and pony-skin Vibe Loafers for a minimal, 60’s look.

For a more boyish look, wear an oversized sequin tee with some smart, black cigarette pants and stand out with a pair of leopard print Virtue Monk Shoes or some studded Vaughan Lace Ups.

For slightly more dressed down events in a casual bar or restaurant, add a flash of metallic or patent with the Verse Loafer or Karmen Ballet pump and match with some ripped, turned up jeans and a pastel, cashmere jumper.

For the girly girls who love a cami and a prom style tulle skirt, the zebra print Kwik Step Slipper and silver Vixen Point are the perfect accompaniment, adding a touch of ballerina elegance to a classic party look.

 

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Cool Kids | Celeb Baby Style

The celebrities better watch their style icon crowns as there are some new kids on the block…literally.

Some of our favourite celebrities have their very own fashionable mini me’s, with their kids rocking the latest trends and even pulling it off a little better than their parents.

We picked out some of our favourite little style icons of 2014 rocking some of our favourite brands.

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With two fashion conscious parents, North West is often seen looking like a miniature version of Kim and Kanye, draped in designer labels and sitting front row at Paris Fashion Week. Check out her double denim look, paired with her little Timberland 6″ Classic boots, is it ok to be jealous of a 1 year year old’s outfit?

Gwen Stefani’s eldest Kingston Rossdale has been a bit of a fashion rebel since birth, rocking a bleached mohawk and ripped jeans since he was still in nappies. With his mum having her own label L.A.M.B, he has the pick of a rock ‘n’ roll wardrobe, often seen in oversized basketball tees, tartan and some Nike’s.

With model Kimberley Stewart as a mum and movie star Benicio del Toro as a dad, little Delilah is certainly a cutie and she looks adorable in her navy pea coat and cosy UGG boots.

There is nothing we love more than a picture of David Beckham holding his precious daughter Harper *cue girlish squeals* and she looks super cute next to her gorge dad with a girly pink dress and Dr Martens Brooklee lace boots. With her mum being Victoria Beckham it is no surprise she is already a fashionista and like North West has already been a FROW’er before the age of 2.

We just cant get enough of these mini style icons in OFFICE HQ

Too cute!!

 

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Scandi Brands

You have seen it all over Instagram and on the streets, Scandinavian fashion is taking over in a big way and we can’t get enough of it.

This utilitarian style champions monochromatic, chunky designs and premium materials to give that extra edge to the simplest of outfits.

Easy to dress up or down, the blogger style set are all over this trend and you can easily achieve this classic look using some of your wardrobe basics.

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Style some Cheap Monday glittery Tractor shoes with some ripped, acid wash skinnies and an oversized grey sweatshirt. These 90’s platforms will transport you back to your ‘Girl Power’ years in no time.

Toughen up a smart and chic look with some Friis & Co studded boots. These premium hardware boots look great with some tailored black trousers, a white collarless shirt and a simple duster coat.

The Shoe the Bear Walker Lace boots take inspiration from American heritage workwear so pair with turn up dark denim and a thick Nordic knitted jumper for a cosy look that wouldn’t look out of place in a log cabin, curled up with a hot chocolate.

Vagabond has a 90’s girls favourite grungy selection and boots like the Dioon Lace Up and Emma Lace Up can be worn with anything from a leather skater skirt and sheer cami to some skin tight black leggings and a fluffy jumper.

 

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How to Wear – Over the Knee Boots (OKB)

It is the style of the season and we have been praying for the winter weather so we can show them off.

The leg lengthening, over the knee boot is you statement must-have for AW14 and not only looks super stylish, but keeps you pretty cosy on cold days.

It would seem that only tall girls can get away with this look but petite girls should not be afraid as there is a style of OKB to suit all.

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The blessed, longer limbed girls can easily rock a pair of flat, thigh skimming Nova 2 boots with some tight skinnies and thick knit jumper.

Petite ladies, the pointed Neve or Nouveau 2  boot with a slim heel is perfect matched with high hemlines, thick tights and an oversized blouse. You can also take on some boyish styling with the chunky Notorious boot, that you can slouch down with some classic blue skinny jeans.

Girls with wider calves, fear not, the Antiquity Stretch boot has a premium leather upper with an elastic back panel for a slim, comfortable fit. Wear with a pleated skirt and soft, fluffy jumper for a feminine and flattering look.

 

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Competition winners’ exclusive screening of Love, Rosie with Suki Waterhouse

On Saturday the lucky winners of our Superga competition came to London to the private screening of Love, Rosie, hosted by model and actress Suki Waterhouse.

Screened in The Hospital Club, an exclusive, members only venue, the winners got some great pictures with her and had a catch up before they went in to view the film in which she stars.

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In honour of this romantic film, you can still enter the competition to win a trip for two to the city of love, Paris.

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Timberland – As Seen On Celebs

Timberland is fast becoming the brand of the moment and even celebs are getting in on the action this winter.

The Premium 6 inch worker boot has always been a Timberland trademark style and this season we cant seem to get enough of it with all the new colourways and OFFICE exclusives.

This 90’s staple first became a fashion statement when the likes of All Saints and Aaliyah rocked them with baggy parachute pants and tight crop tops but now the cool kids of 2014 are making them their new fave footwear.

Mega stars like Rihanna, Jay-Z and the Kardashians are frequently seen in the cool yet practical Timberland boot and even getting the kids in on the action with little Blue Ivy and North West wearing mini versions.

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Wear a black mono pair like supermodel of the moment Cara Delevingne and pair with ripped skinny jeans, a warm jumper and leather biker jacket, for an easy to wear, off-duty look.

Glam it up like Khloe Kardashian with the OFFICE exclusive nutmeg gold pair and wear with some smart jeans and shirt for a dressed down dinner date.

Rihanna is the perfect Timberland girl as the style perfectly matches her urban wardrobe, dress like her with a pair of premium Authentic Shearling boots to keep cosy this winter.

Guys can get a bit of hip-hop inspiration from Jigga and Yeezy who like to wear their classic Premium 6 inch boot with baggy jeans and an oversized sweatshirt. As the boots are quite chunky, guys should stay away from pairing them with their old faithful skinny jeans and try a classic pair of 501’s.

 

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How to Wear Knee Boots

The cold days have arrived just when we had got used to having lovely warm weather well into Autumn. However with cold weather comes lots of layers, cosy knits and an excuse to wear all types of boot.

We will always love the transitional ankle boot but this winter we are taking things to new heights with knee high and over the knee boots. Taking influence from the 70s, this stand out style come in many forms, such as the equestrian inspired riding boot, the buckled biker and the sumptuous suede thigh high.

This season is all about keeping warm and premium leather, soft suede and shearling lining will help keep those legs a little cosier this winter.

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Make a style statement with the slouchy suede Nova thigh boot, great with high hemlines, thick jumper dresses and super skinny jeans.

Pair a classic riding boot like the cuffed All Out or polished Agent 2 with thick leggings and an oversized jumper. This smart boot never goes out of fashion and will take you through until next spring.

Channel a bit of Dolly Parton at Glasto and go for the Nevada fringe boot which looks cute worn with a prom style skirt and boyish sweatshirt.

Toughen up your everyday look with a biker like the Nifty buckle boot, wear with black skinnies, crisp, white shirt and this seasons must have blanket coat.

 

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Paris Fashion Week Roundup

The final week of high fashion is over and Paris proved itself to be a an epic finale.

We saw protesting women at Chanel, with cheeky model Cara Delevingne at the forefront leading a Pret-a-Porter army, including Giselle, Charlotte Free and Kendall Jenner.

Since Nicolas Ghesquière moved to Louis Vuitton, the clothes have gone slightly more youthful and his latest collection had models draped in schoolgirl-like silhouettes, dripping in sequins.

Never far from the front row, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West were out in full force complete with their new addition North, who matched her parents outfits of course.

 

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Street style remained very Parisian with a lot of black, wide leg trousers, oversized shirts and circle mid skirts and the bloggers were out in their hundreds to capture moments from the closing fashion week.

Key trends to look out for in SS15 are cosmetic box hues of peach, mint and pink often in soft suede’s and exquisite sheers.

Pure, neutral tones and fluid silhouettes that create effortlessly feminine shapes.

70s styling is here to stay with plenty of flares and bold striped detailing.

 

 

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Office x Breast Cancer Care

OFFICE has supported Breast Cancer Care for the past four years and last October we raised a record breaking £69,000 to support this worthy charity.

We managed to raise this money in many ways, with customer donations in store, staff fancy dress days and a Bake Off in OFFICE HQ. But the most successful was our special edition Breast Cancer Awareness Month shoe and this year we have 3 styles! These three party inspired shoes have come just in time for the party season and there is a style to suit all with a classic flat, strappy mid and pointy stiletto.

The Cecilia Toe Cap Ballerina features a sparkling pink glitter upper with Parisian style quilting and a patent black toe cap, perfect with a pretty black prom dress.

The Je’ Taime mid heel has a fuchsia pink suede, strappy upper with an ankle buckle fastening. This minimal heel is easy to wear with anything from dresses to smart cigarette trousers.

The On Tops stiletto is one of our all time favourites at OFFICE and this special edition version features a pale pink metallic upper with patent stiletto heel and is best paired with a fitted dress or dressed down with ripped boyfriend jeans.

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With one in eight women now diagnosed with breast cancer, many of OFFICE’s customers and employees have had a loved one face this brutal disease. That’s why Breast Cancer Care – the only UK-wide specialist support charity – is so important to us. So, this October, OFFICE is going to start fundraising once again! The 3 special edition shoes will be on sale online and in-store and  the staff will be doing their bit too! The money raised will ensure Breast Cancer Care can continue to provide its emotional support network, specialist nurses and local services for free.

Laura says: “I was diagnosed with breast cancer in November 2012 at 22 years old. I had to have a double mastectomy and reconstruction, chemotherapy and radiotherapy. I used Breast Cancer Care’s website which was really helpful, it was a place to find information I could trust. Thank you OFFICE for promising to raise even more money for this amazing charity, with your help they can support other women just like me.

The Cecilia and On Tops will be available to buy from the 1st October and the Je’Taime is coming soon! 50% of the shoe sales + VAT go to Breast Cancer Care.

You can also show your support by donating in store or buying this year’s Breast Cancer Care pin which is only available online.

http://www.breastcancercare.org.uk/

 

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