Office Blog Posts Tagged ‘boots’

New Brand: AKID

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

Introducing our new kids brand AKID, exclusive to OFFICE in the UK, the brand stands by the fact it is a carefully crafted collection made for kids with style.

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This mini- me brand has styles that we love made in miniature for the coolest kids in town. From brightly coloured hiking boots to cute leather slip-ons, we cant get enough of these adorable shoes.

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Made entirely of soft full-grain leather, the shoes feature an EVA footbed and an AKID side zipper for comfort and convenience. Finishing touches include durable waxed laces and a non-slip natural rubber outsole. Our collection introduces 3 pint-sized models including the Atticus boot, Jasper hiking boot and Liv slip-on.

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LCM : London Mens Collections AW15

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

Yesterday saw the end of the London Collections: Mens AW15 and the designers, models and celebs were out in full force at the shows and presentations.

London is slowly becoming the go to place for men’s fashion and we saw a mix of 70s silhouettes, oversized, sporty looks and baby soft fabrics. KTZ and Astrid Anderson both took on some military styling this season, opting for oversized, utilitarian shapes. Astrid’s collection echoed Russian rebel with large fur hats, chunky knitwear and hiking style Nike sneakerboots.

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JW Anderson and Oliver Spencer went a bit 70’s with tan and camel colour palettes, using soft suedes and shearling panelling. Boxy jackets and wide leg trousers were paired with hi shine loafers and smart monk shoes.

Playful brands Sibling and Moschino went for super bright colour palettes and unusual fabrics for Aw15. Since Jeremy Scott has arrived as creative director at Moschino there are no fashion boundaries. The catwalk show saw Tarzan like leopard print shorts, yeti fur boots and PVC trousers, not to mention an in house snow storm. Sibling went all pink with big tracksuits, faux fur panelling and giant teddy bears as accessories.

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Outside the shows, the street style was just as impressive with the fash pack out to be papped in their classic and crazy outfits. The adidas Superstar is definitely back and set to be huge this year, which was evident in the amount of fashion followers we saw in them. Loafers, Chelsea boots and monk shoes were the favourite smart styles this season and were reflected in the catwalk shows, so it would seem these will carry through until AW15.

Military style Timberlands and casual Clarks Original Wallabee’s were spotted in many a fashion show queue. Guys were pairing theirs with turn up, dark jeans and thick knits.

 

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How to Wear – Over the Knee Boots (OKB)

Friday, October 24th, 2014

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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Timberland – As Seen On Celebs

Monday, October 13th, 2014

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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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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CREATIVE COUNCIL S/S14

Friday, March 14th, 2014

 

Those in the know say that style comes from realising what is classic to you and your look, reinterpreting it each season to keep it fresh. UGG Australia are putting modern classics at the centre of things this season with the help from a collective of impressive individuals with innate sense of style and individuality, also known as the Creative Council. Here we introduce you to the different members of the Council and what makes them stand out amongst the crowd.

You may have already spotted her in the pages of Vogue, ELLE or Grazia showing her love for the Classics, the face of the S/S14 campaign is girl of the moment, Suki Waterhouse. With her arrestingly beautiful looks and cool factor, we can’t get enough of her! Alongside Suki is the most colourful girl on the catwalks – Chloe Norgaard, known in the industry for her rebel looks and carefree nature. These two darlings of the fashion world also happened to be top of the league in social media during London Fashion Week!

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Introducing you to the UGG for Men range, emerging menswear designer winners Agi & Sam elected the footwear brand as the ideal partner for their most recent London Collections: Men show.

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Equally creative, with added heaps of energy, is blogger & DJ, Bip Ling. For her whirlwind lifestyle she dons the Darling boot, a block heel style in soft suede for the girls out there who are equally unstoppable but like to keep their look slick.

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Helping us to navigate the eternal question – how to dress for a British summer, stylist and fashion insider Natalie Hartley rounds up her choice pieces in the UGG SS14 collection to show us her classic looks.  So make like Natalie and the rest of Creative Council; put together a look for yourself this season that celebrates what classic means to you – whether it’s a crisp white shirt with a Classic Mini, or a rolled up jean with the block heel Darling boot. You might just be looking at the definition of a modern classic!


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Items to look for in the sales

Friday, December 27th, 2013

If you don’t find everything you wanted underneath your Christmas tree, the chances are you’ll be hitting the sales come Boxing Day to snap up some seasonal bargains.

But remember, don’t get blinded by the 50% off signs and fill your basket with any old items just because they’re on sale. If you don’t need it, it’s not a bargain! Instead keep your eyes peeled for some classic pieces you’ll wear again and again.

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Here’s our guide to some great sale finds.

A classic coat

 Many stores start selling off their winter coats after Christmas, but with spring a long way off and 100 days of snow forecast in the New Year, you’ll still get a lot of wear out of a cosy coat. If you opt for a classic trench or pea coat in black, camel or navy, you’ll find it will take you into next winter too.

 

Luggage

Good luggage never goes out of style and you’ll certainly get your money’s worth from it, so if you’ve got some weekends away planned for 2014, make sure you invest in a new holdall or wheelie suitcase.

 

Boots

It will be a few months before you can ditch your boots for summery sandals so why not invest in a new pair in the sales? Ankle or over the knee boots are bang on trend and will more than likely still be in style in autumn/winter 2014/15. Treat yourself to a real leather pair that will stand the test of time.

 

Jeans 

The hunt for the perfect pair of jeans is ongoing for many women, so if you see some you like in the sales, why not snap up several pairs? Make sure they’re a pair that suits your shape rather than this season’s most fashionable option.

 

Flat shoes

Flat shoes are set to huge next season, so it would be wise to snap up as many pairs as you can in the sales. Brogues, ballet shoes, loafers and slippers, we’ll be stocking up on them all.

 

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Soak up some winter sun

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

 

Here at OFFICE HQ, we love that the chilly weather gives us an excuse to pull on our boots and cosy cardigans, however, the news that this winter may be the longest in history has left us wondering if we’ll ever be able to wear our sandals again.

To help us combat the cold we have been casting our thoughts to our dream holiday destinations for some make believe winter sun. 

Here’s our holiday hotlist if you fancy following in our flip-flop-clad footsteps.

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Australia doesn’t have a monopoly on Christmas barbecues. Soaring temperatures in South Africa during December and January mean Cape Town is the perfect spot for a relaxing beach break. Plus, there’s only a two hour time difference with the UK over the winter months, meaning no jet lag.

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Thailand

If the doom and gloom of winter has you fantasising about being a castaway on a desert island, make your dreams come true with a week or two in Thailand.

You can hop between dozens of islands, relaxing on snow white beaches and sipping exotic cocktails in temperatures as high as 28C. Or for something a bit more lively, spend some time in buzzing Bangkok with its vibrant markets and bustling nightlife.

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Canary Islands

If you fancy somewhere a bit closer to home, the Canary Islands are just a three and a half hour flight from the UK and offer temperatures in the low-mid 20s all year round.

Avoid the well-known tourists traps, Gran Canaria, Tenerife and Lanzarote, and head out to the lesser known, unspoilt islands such as La Palma, El Hierro and La Gomera for a true slice of paradise.

California

If you turn green with envy every time you see a celeb shimmying down the red carpet in a strapless creation with no goosepimples in sight, join them for year-round sun in the GoldenState.

You can soak up the sun on San Diego’s perfect beaches, hit the PacificCoast road down to Malibu in a convertible or star spot in Los Angeles.

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The Perfect Shoes for Halloween…

Friday, October 25th, 2013

Halloween is just around the corner and excitement levels are rising here at OFFICE HQ. It’s definitely one of our favourite holidays, when else are you encouraged to dress as outrageously as possible? Plus it’s always a good excuse to gorge on sweets!

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Unsurprisingly, we’re planning our costumes around our shoes; which unlike that plastic witches’ hat or those devil horns, you’ll want to continue wearing long after October 31st …

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These leather knee-high boots are exactly what a glamorous witch would wear. Team with stripy tights, a black mini dress and, of course, a pointy hat.

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We can trace our love affair with shoes back to Dorothy’s ruby red slippers. Pair these red heels with a blue gingham dress. Tiny dog optional.

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Team these gladiator-style sandals with a floaty white dress and gold headband for a perfect Grecian goddess look.

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Channel your inner Daisy Buchannan by wearing these heeled brogues with a Great Gatsby-esque flapper dress.

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Where to wear your costumes?

If you don’t fancy trick or treating, show off your costume at one of these spooktastic events.

Where? Halloween Special Haunted Circus, Love & Liquor, London.

When? October 31st

If Stephen King’s It is your worst nightmare, this circus-themed Halloween party complete with ‘evil clowns lurking in the shadows’ will petrify you. Fancy dress is a must.

Where? Halloween Ghost Walks, Tabard Piazza, London.

When? October 28th-31st

 Scare yourself silly at some of London’s creepiest sights, including haunted pubs and the Cross Bones Graveyard.

Where? Scott House Social Cinema: Halloween Edition, The Old Crown, Digbeth, Birmingham.

When? October 30th

If a spine-chilling showing of cult horror classic Rosemary’s Baby doesn’t get you in the mood for Halloween, nothing will.

Where?AntwerpMansion Halloween Jam, Manchester.

When? October 30th

This renovated Victorian mansion is a bit spooky at the best of times so they are going all out for Halloween with horror-themed décor and music. Let’s do the Monster Mash!

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Top 10 Men’s boots

Monday, October 14th, 2013

 

The nights are darker, the mercury has plummeted and X Factor and Strictly have taken over Saturday night TV; it can only mean one thing – autumn is here.

We can’t do anything about the dark nights, or banish reality TV from the schedule. But we can make sure you stay warm, while looking stylish, over the next few months.

Here’s our pick of the men’s boots guaranteed to keep your toes dry and toasty.

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1. Timberland Earthkeepers – £79.99

If you’re not quite ready to ditch your trainers yet, these Timberland Earthkeepers offer the best of both worlds. The rubber cupsole and rope laces keep them looking casual and cool, but you’ll be glad of the padded ankle collar and sock lining if you get caught in the rain.

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2. Ask the Missus Carter Zip Boot – £79.99

First up from our very own brand Ask The Missus is the Carter Zip Boot. The rugged style is definitely in this season, with a host of designers sending models down the runway in boots which are both fashionable and functional. Don’t just wear them with jeans at the weekend – toughen up your suit.s

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3. Ask the Missus Gassbag Chelsea Boot –  £74.99

Chelsea boots are a fashion institution and go with anything so make sure you have a pair in your wardrobe. Our favourites come in tan leather and would look great with a navy suit.

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4. Ask The Missus Vine Lace Boot – £99.99

These lace-up boots with a brogue-style toe walk a fine line between casual and smart, making them a must-have addition to any wardrobe. Going for a walk in the park? Yes they’ll do. A trip to the pub? Perfect. A day in the office? Why not.

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5. Ask the Missus Keaton Brogue Boots – £84.99

These burnished black brogue boots are the ultimate in casual cool. Inspired by the runway these boots are sure to become this seasons go to style. Team with a pair of on-trend gunmetal grey trousers as seen at Neil Barratt* for a great weekend look.

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6. Ask the Missus Metz Chukka Boot – £74.99

Grey is this season’s hottest colour, with multiple designers sending models down the catwalk in head to toe silvery shades at the autumn/winter 13 shows. Choose charcoal trousers and a lighter top to pair with these grey suede boots.

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Blue was a close second in terms of use of colour at the autumn/winter shows. If blue trousers as seen at Rake and Costume National Homme are a step too far, why not try these cobalt blue desert boots instead?

mens-top-10_128. Office Silence Chukka Tan – £79.99

Got a winter wedding to attend? These smart tan chukka boots are the perfect accompaniment to your suit. Or they’ll look great with an Oxford shirt and tweed jacket for a more casual look.

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9. Ask the Missus Morgen Desert Boot £59.99

Desert boots aren’t just for winter. Team with chunky knits and jeans during the colder the months and then pull them out again to pair with shorts in the summer. The beauty of desert boots is they look even better once they are a bit worn – BONUS!

 

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10. Poste Dante Boot –  £120

Last but by no means least, the Dante Strap Boots in black leather are a true classic. Simple yet stylish they’ll go with any of the top autumn/winter trends whether it’s burgundy, tweed jackets, plaid tailoring or statement overcoats.

 

 

 

 

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