Office Blog Posts Tagged ‘Ankle Boots’

Trend Alert: The Bandal

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

Sometimes referred to as the shoe boot, the “bandal” is every girls must have heel this season.

Its been rocked by the likes of Alexa Chung, Selena Gomez and Olivia Palermo and now we cannot stop wearing them in OFFICE HQ. This flattering silhouette, can easily be dressed up or down and oozes sexy siren.

Ankle boots are the ultimate transitional style and every girl loves a heel, so this little hybrids are the perfect mix of the two and are a great shoe for Autumn as they are exposed just enough without making you cold.

the bandal

The bandal has been worn by the Kardashian clan many times, often paired with skin tight jersey. However if you aren’t brave to bear all, then wear yours with skinny jeans and and a big shirt or some tapered trousers and a classic leather jacket.

They also make a great going out shoe because your are less likely to stumble out of them and they look gorgeous with a cute skirt, crop top and some statement earrings.

We are all over this style and we can’t wait to see how you rock yours this season.



Friday, August 28th, 2015

This weeks style star is our Ladies Assistant Buyer, Tassy who is a keen animal petter, Britney Spears fan and a lover of all things denim.



Describe today’s OOTD in 1 word?

Clean (I think)


What are you wearing?

Shoes: OFFICE Feline ankle boot

Jewellery/ Belt: Vintage

Top: Topshop

Jeans: Urban Outfitters


What are your top three shoes this month?

Indigo Platform Ankle Boot

Toga Pulla Ankle Boots (available in our sister store Poste Mistress)

Converse All Star Hi


What’s inspiring you this season?

I have an extremely short attention span so my inspirations change daily, but right now; Dennis Wilson circa ‘Pacific Ocean Blue’, the idea of being self sustaining, every single one of my friends, anyone living their dream, and Robert M.Pirsig.


Fave song at the moment?

What a cruel question! Can I have two? Dinosaur Jr ‘Freak Scene’ and Creedence Clearwater Revival ‘Bad Moon rising.’


What shoes/trends are going to be big in AW15?

The 70’s goes 90’s – A hybrid of two of the biggest fashion resurgences of the last few years, and really easy way to incorporate two trends in one look.

Goth is also going sexy this winter, think premium and feature materials, lacing, and super stretch ankle boots.





The 70’s Platform Heel

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

A trend that has carried over from Summer is the return of the sassy Seventies.

This summer we saw lots of boho blouses, peasant dresses, tassels and ghille lace up gladiator sandals, but this Autumn the trend has taken on more of a Studio 54 vibe.

Smarter and sophisticated this 70’s update will see a huge focus on possibly the most famous footwear from the era, the platform heel. Whether its a boot, a sandal or a wedge, the platform heel is a definite must for the Autumn season.

70s trend


We have selected some of favourite new in styles to get you ready for the injection of Autumnal colours into your wardrobe and to keep you towering above everyone.

Platforms are generally the more comfortable heel shape as even though you are pretty high up, your foot is slightly more balanced with the addition of a platform sole. If you really want to elongate your legs and stand tall then the Twin platform heel in patent moc croc leather and the Taller Super Wedge in burnt orange suede are your go to styles. Wear with straight leg ankle grazer jeans and a tight high neck tee or jumper.

Keep things a little lower with the Vagabond Tyra ankle boot or Question Loafer and pair with a cute pinafore dress and long sleeved stripy tee.

If you want a true nod to the glam 70’s, the high leg Indigo ankle boot and Tilly Platform sandal in leopard pony will look fab with some ankle flared blue jeans and a tied up flannel shirt.




Friday, August 14th, 2015

Our little style star this week is our lovely Junior Graphic Designer Becky, who shows us how to work a babydoll dress with some cute Radar lace ups, one of the fave back to school styles.


Describe today’s OOTD in 1 word?


What are you wearing?

Dress: ASOS Babydoll dress

Shoes: OFFICE Radar Chunky (black suede)

What’s your top three shoes this summer?

Teva Hurricane

Saltwater Originals

Nike SB Stefan Janoski’s

What’s inspiring you this season?


Fave song at the moment?

Mura Masa – Firefly

What shoes/trends are going to be big in AW15?

Definitely ankle boots they’re a winner every AW and a wardrobe must-have.

I’ve invested in a pair of Minnetonka tramper ankle boots.  Absolutely love them



Get Ready for Glasto

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

The backpack is full, the tent is packed and we are almost ready for a week of fantastic music and culture at the legendary Glastonbury Festival in Somerset.

With headline acts Kanye West, Florence & the Machine and The Who, the festival is set to be an explosive one and we cannot wait to see what everyone is wearing.

Come rain or shine the crowds pull of some weird and wonderful outfits and are usually armed with a pair of trusty Hunter boots or classic Converse to keep them dancing from dusk til dawn.

Here is some of the looks and styles we will be rocking at Glasto this year.




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.


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!




NYE: To party or not to party?

Wednesday, December 24th, 2014


Chilled house party

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.




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.


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.








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.



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.





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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