Office Blog Posts Tagged ‘Ankle Boots’

OFFICE Muse’s: – Meet Fabienne

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

Let us introduce you to our OFFICE Muse, stylist, blogger, presenter and DJ extraordinaire Fabienne Hebrard.

This style savvy multi-talent is definitely an East London girl at heart, constantly rummaging through vintage shops and supporting up and coming designers to use for work or just to dress herself. With mermaid, My Little Pony locks, Fabienne is not afraid to take fashion risks and mixes bright colours with edgy, key pieces to create her unique style. She loves some statement metallic heels to wow the crowds at her gigs and can’t live without some chunky cleated sole ankle boots for everyday.

Check out Fabienne’s Muse page and how to get her look here.

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During a break from shooting we caught up with Fabienne to hear what inspires her and get some style tips for 2015.

Who is your style muse? I love bad-ass women who ooze confidence like Juliette Lewis and Jennifer Lawrence – for me style is about personality as well as wearing something with a bit of an edge.

January is a tricky time of year style-wise, what are your top tips?

My top tips for January is to wear something that will be transeasonal. With the un-predictable weather, it’s best to invest in an ankle boot. It’s a classic style that can be dressed down or up and take you through different types of weather. Even an open toe can be worn with cute socks or tights when the weather is a little colder. Layering is key!

How does your work look differ from your down time look?

Even though I’m tall I do love heels, so I’ll often be in a wedge or cleated sole even in my down time. Although often when I’m running to different PRs for styling jobs, be it pulling clothes for a shoot, a DJ gig or  presenting job, I do love a good practical pair of trainers, plimsolls or ankle boots to get me around faster.

What do you new things do you invest in and one thing you can’t live without?

I can’t live without black boots. I have so many pairs and am forever buying new pairs! As I don’t want to wear them out but always seem to do so (dammit!).

When I invest in newness I like to go for something that will go with most of my wardrobe. Whether its black, white or a standout piece of footwear like metallic or holographic it needs to be hardwearing for all the different weathers we go through on a daily basis in London, particularly at this time of year.

Who and what inspires you in fashion? Street style inspires me everyday. When I’m out and about around where I live in Shoreditch and particularly during London Fashion Week, people really go all out and its nice to see a real mix of crazy and cool styles. I like mixing the two.

What magazines, blogs and people do you take inspiration from?

I subscribe to Dazed & Confused so if I don’t get a chance to buy a magazine I know that’s coming through my door and its my go-to for new talent in fashion & music. I love Tirade for their shoots, Nylon online and Hypetrack & Pinboard blog for music.

Do your friends inspire you? Yes, a few of my best friends have their own fashion label so its always nice to see what trends their looking to and designing around for the coming seasons. I’m inspired by all my friends confidence and drive in whatever they do.

How important is footwear when building your outfit?

Footwear is super important as I’ll often start an outfit based on my footwear and work the clothes around it as it is an important part of what look I’m going to channel that day.

What brands inspire you?

I’m really into supporting young British designers and try to represent that in my work – be it wearing it for a gig or using them to style. I’m in love with British brands Sera Ulgar, LulaLoop, Gemma Goldstone & An Original Leeroy for full on 90s vibes as well as LA brands like Tiger Mist and Aussie based brands such as Nixikillick & Discount Universe. I love vintage finds from Beyond Retro & LFF Boutique.

What are your style resolutions?

I’ve been investing more in key pieces rather than buying something that will only last a season so I want to continue that in 2015. That and my obsession with metallics!

 

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NYE: To party or not to party?

Wednesday, December 24th, 2014

 

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House parties can make the best New Year’s however a smart/casual dress code can sometimes prove difficult. With our Coven ankle boot you get the best of everything, comfortable, on trend and with gold detailing wear with rolled up jeans and a sparkly top for your laid back evening.

Loafers are all over the catwalk for next season so start the trend fashionably early by rocking them this NYE. Try metallic ones like our best selling Extravaganzas for the perfect dressed down party look. Team with a short girly dress a la Dakota Fanning.

 

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All glammed up

If getting glammed up is on your New Year agenda then you’ve come to the right place. Channel superstars like Rihanna and Rita Ora with our high heel Saintly Sole Sandals in festive colours like silver and burgundy. If you’re willing to brave the cold for this high fashion look then we applaud you!

The over the knee boot trend will continue well into 2015, ring in the New Year in style with our sleek, Neve boot. Wear with a plain, short dress like Nicole Scherzinger or leather leggings for extra warmth.

Fireworks & Cocoa

If over Christmas you out did yourself and just want an early night and some good, clean fun then it’s always good to throw on your old reliables! These classic Dr.Martens are perfect for watching the fireworks with a loved one, comfy and durable they’ll get you through hail, rain or (hopefully) snow!

If you still want to make an effort while retaining maximum comfort then why not ‘bling’ in the New Year with the Bailey Bling Ugg boot. Grab a cup of cocoa and get ready for the countdown!

 

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Scandi Brands

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

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 Knee Boots

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

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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OFFICE spotted at LFW

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

London Fashion Week plays host to all the press elite and the fab girls from Look Magazine, Stylist and the Daily Express picked their favourite OFFICE styles to take them between shows.

Choosing a mix of pointed heels, chunky ankle boots and delicate flats the girls looked great and showed us how to wear these transitional styles.

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MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) 2014

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

It was best foot forward for a trio of trendy-shoed stars at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards.

Sunday’s star-studded occasion saw Taylor Swift, Beyonce and our very own Ed Sheeran in the limelight at the prestigious awards in California.

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Taylor Swift

The 24-year-old Long Live long-legged singer showed off those pins in a girly pale blue Mary Katrantzou jumpsuit and skyscraper-high burgundy-coloured heels, courtesy of Elie Saab.

Beyonce

Beyonce stole the show as she not only won the night’s top gong, the Michael Jackson Vanguard Award, she belted up a short set of songs from her most famous videos, including XO. The ultimate diva wore a sparkly leotard, fishnet tights and stunning black ankle boots. She played a 15-minute set and received her award from husband Jay Z and their baby girl Blue Ivy.

Ed Sheeran

The 23-year-old Halifax-born Kiss Me star found a willing piggy back from director Emil Nava and beat off Eminem, John Legend and Pharrell to take the male video crown for Sing. He appeared all in black, including a shirt, jeans and classic Air Jordan 5 trainers.
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Style for the Bank Holiday – Rain or Shine

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

With the bank holiday almost here, its time to start planning what to wear for the long weekend as quite a few of us will be packing an overnight holdall and jumping in the car to make the most out of the 3 days off.

Whether it is a city break abroad, a few days at the seaside or some countryside walking, we have selected some of our favourite ladies styles to have you covered, come rain or shine.

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When the weather gets a bit unpredictable, which lets face it happens quite a lot in the British Isles, we also need some emergency footwear in our suitcase.

If off to Wales for some country walks amongst the mountains, a pair of New Balance W373 will have you climbing trees and picking raspberries all day.

For the festival goers who are prepping for Reading, Leeds or SW4, a bright pair of Joules wellies are a must for some muddy trekking to the main stage.

City shopping and touristy days out call for a pair of timeless leather Converse All Stars or a chunky ankle boot like the Madison as both look pretty smart, are easy to wear with anything and will help keep your feet dry if there is an unexpected drizzle.

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For sunny days sat on Brighton pier with a 99 ice cream, a classic pair of Vans Authentic are great as they come in so many summery colours and help you walk across the pebbly beach without hurting your feet and stay comfy and cool whilst walking through the lanes shopping till you drop.

For those of us who are lucky enough to jet set abroad to the likes of Rome, Paris or Amsterdam, some sandals and some trainers are a must to pop in your hand luggage. Lightweight and comfortable, the new Air Max Thea will have you exploring the city all day and some simple sandals like the Holla  or Hallie are great for lunches at the Louvre or dinner overlooking the Colosseum.

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New Season Boots – How to Wear

Monday, August 11th, 2014

Ankle boots are one of the most transitional items in our wardrobe as we can wear them all year round, come rain or shine.

With so many new styles coming in ready for Autumn/Winter ’14, the OFFICE HQ girls cannot get enough and kindly modelled their favourite styles this month.

The cut-out boot trend is here to stay and the Understood boot has a rock edge with a black nubuck leather upper and studded toecap. Pair with a cute playsuit or smock dress, good for gigs.

The Chloe Strap boot is a classic everyday boot and its taupe suede upper looks great with jeans, denim shorts or a floral skirt in late summer.

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Make a statement and go chunky with the Cuckoo Chelsea boot in black suede, match with tight leggings and oversized tee or grunge up a girly dress. This style is pretty versatile as you can rock it everyday or take it on a night out.

If you took a little inspiration from Dolly Parton at this years Glastonbury then the Western style Coen Stud ankle boot is definitely the way to go. With an slightly pointed almond shaped toe and low cut upper, it acts as a leg lengthener with a dress or skinny jeans.

 

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London Fashion Week 2014 – Day 1

Friday, February 14th, 2014

 

Roses (noses) are red; violets (lips) are blue, matching the pastel pouts and rosy cheeks of the fashion elite on a blustery Valentines morning – it was clear that pastels and pinks were a rip-roaring success to kick of the 2014 London Fashion Week. Whilst we couldn’t have predicted sunnier skies, Office appears to have nailed the fashion forecast promising bright things for the upcoming range (we’re already excited!). As the heavens opened and the fashionistas battled with their brolleys, we were transported to a balmy summer’s day as the crowds braved the bitter weather.

Whether it was cotton candy or fondant fancy, pastel power reigned supreme and accessories looked good enough to eat from head to toe. Even the fashion foodies were whipping up sweet treats wearing psychedelic prints that could have easily been plucked of the catwalks at SS14.

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Our faves from AW13 have been re-crafted in crayon colours for high summer, whilst paying attention to cult cut-out styles. Jazz up our ‘On Top’s with destroyed denim and a plain white tee to blag that blogger look, or covet cool Scandi style in our edgy new season ankle boots.

As the paps were snapping, you only had to look up to see chunky soles keeping the leggy London ladies towering above the rest. In buttery leather, buckled and heeled to perfection, OFFICE certainly isn’t giving this style the boot for high summer 14.

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For those who chose comfort over couture, our Kilter slip ons were the go-to for those on the go! Paired with denim shorts and a retro rucksack, these fashion favourites are set to sprint into summer without a second thought.

 

So whether you’re kicking it in slip ons, styling it up in pointed courts or keeping it playful in tasty pastels, Office has high summer sorted. Watch this space.

 

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How to wear pencil skirts

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

 

Pencil skirts have made the transition from summer to winter, with everyone from Kim Kardashian and Miley Cyrus to Miranda Kerr rocking the super-tight skirts in recent weeks.

If you want to get a few more months’ wear out of your pencil skirts, here are our favourite ways of styling them.

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Pencil skirts take their inspiration from the feminine silhouettes of the 1950s, but the modern day version packs an exciting punch with the addition of graphic prints to bring this figure hugging form to life.

Why not make a statement with this season’s hottest tartan and floral prints? Not only are prints a great way to add interest, they bring a welcome splash of colour to dreary winter wardrobes.

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 Top of the crops

For a night out on the town we like to pair our pencil skirts with a crop top for a look that is bang on trend. High-waisted skirts are particularly good for this. It’s sometimes nice to leave a couple of inches between the skirt and top to help define the form too.

A loose cropped t-shirt can also work well with a pencil skirt. Pair with some high-heeled ankle boots like this pair from Poste Mistress and a chunky chain necklace for a more edgy look.

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Dress down with a slouchy jumper

The statement sweaters which are huge this autumn/winter are perfect paired with a pencil skirt for a casual, relaxed look.

Team with some woolly tights, these buckle detail black boots and an oversized scarf.

Embrace the midi

Pencil skirts come in all different lengths, but this autumn/winter, it’s definitely all about the midi. We love the Burberry Lace detailed version for SS14, perfection in a pencil which can be cosied up for these colder months.

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