Office Blog Posts Tagged ‘fashion inspiration’

Textured treats

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

 

This season it’s not just about how your clothes look, it’s about how they feel. Texture is one of the hottest trends of autumn/winter 13/14, so ditch your cotton and jersey in favour of some more on-trend fabrics. Mix together slinky silk, lovely lace, luxurious leather, fluffy fur and chunky knits for a multi-layered look and you’ll have a hard time keeping everyone’s hands off you!

We take a closer look at how the fashion crowd are wearing different textures.
Single shades

Textures have their maximum impact if you stick to one shade and let the different materials do the talking. Dark colours like rich black, navy and brown work best as Donna Air showed when she teamed her brown leather top with a snakeskin skirt at London Fashion Week.

Creative clashing

Clashing textures will really make you stand out from the crowd. Our favourite pairings we’ve seen in recent weeks include smooth leather with fluffy fur, sleek silk with chunky knits and tough denim with soft lace.

Olivia Palmero - Mixing Prints

Mixing prints

The most style savvy individuals are not stopping at combining different textures, they’re adding different prints to the mix for a truly eclectic look. Olivia Palmero shows us how to carry this look off in style by keeping a common colour thread running through her entire ensemble.

Simple silhouettes

Even the simplest of outfits don’t have to be boring if you opt for a textured material. Brocade, velvet and lace give a simple skater-style dress or pencil skirt the wow factor. Or follow in Poppy Delevinge’s footsteps and put a modern twist on a classic trench with PVC.

Poppy Delevinge puts a modern twist on a classic trench with PVC.

 It’s all about the detail

A small injection of texture can add some intrigue to an outfit. Woolly tights add a cosy edge, while leather boots toughen up a floaty chiffon dress.

 

UGG Australia SS13 Preview

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

Take a moment to escape from the cold weather with UGG® Australia’s new Spring/Summer range for 2013 – drawing on the vibrant open markets, twisting walkways, intricate architecture and exoticism of Marrakech. Pattern, textile and colour flourish in this collection of effortless styles crafted from the most luxurious materials, like the Marrah moccasin in bright pink buttery leather and Indah slip on in a unique mosaic print.

Watch the video for a sneak peek at these beautiful easy-to-wear designs, and the rich culture that inspired them… And inspire yourself whilst you’re at it!

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More Fashion Week Adventures

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012
Office Adventures at London Fashion Week
We were lucky enough to score a last minute ticket to the JW Anderson show at the NewGen space last night.
JW is the current much coveted Irish designer who has just launched a womenswear collaboration with Topshop

After a mad dash home and a room trashing later, we were ready to head into town.
A quick champers pit stop was made at the re-launched Selfridges menswear designer space.

Selfridges ceilling by Alex Cochrane
Selfridges had commissioned Architect Alex Cochrane who had re vamped the space and the men’s team also showcased ‘The Desirables’ a collection of archived menswear pieces. Two of the most eye-catching, were two Givenchy jackets designed for the late Michael Jackson to be worn on the ‘This is It’ tour.
Givenchy This is it Jackets
Office menswear was spotted on Attitude magazine’s Chris Hobbs.
Office Alfred Lace up Mens spotted on Attidue magazine's Chris Hobbs

A couple of cocktails later, it was time to hot step it to the show space held in Bedford Square Gardens. We quickly took out seats, along with FROWers Suzie Bubble, Azealia Banks and Pixie Geldof. The lights dimmed and the show started.

The theme of the show was ‘The Treatment Room’; a place where things distort and re –shuffle and where fabrics are engineered into garments. There was a ‘personal urgency’ to strip back fashion to garments with an edge. Patterns are refined, tailoring and masculine elements are mixed with feminine colours and drapery.

JW Anderson SS13 Show
JW Anderson SS13 Show

Refined tailoring & Colour Flashes inspiration @OFFICE

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Paralympics Equestrian

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

What better way to spend a Sunday afternoon than watching the Paralympics dressage in Greenwich. With a relaxing Adele soundtrack and the serenity of the crowd it was really quite moving to see gold medallist Natasha Baker for GB standing in between silver medal winner Britta Napel and broze medallist Angelika Traberrt who were both from Germany. Couldn’t have been more happy, it really was truly inspirational.

On the way home we couldn’t resist stopping off at Greenwich vintage market where we spotted lots of little trinkets and treasures which got me well and truly in the equestrian spirit!

I had a moment of weakness on the way home and stopped off to buy DAILY, they look so great with
both jeans tucked in and give my vintage dresses a bit of an edge!

There’s plenty of riding and western boots on our site right now, I was spoilt for choice! take a look!


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Notting Hill Carnival

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

Some of the girls from head office took to the streets of West London over the bank holiday weekend to soak up the sun, soca beats and the spirit of carnival. There was wind, there was rain, but that didn’t stop them!


Notting Hill Carnival is Europe’s biggest street party and this year didn’t fail to disappoint. For those of you that couldn’t make it, here’s a sneak peak at what went down.

We followed the street procession and took to our favourite sound systems for a spot of dancing.

Sporty vibes, bright colours, crop tops, vintage denim and army fatigues were the items of choice for the stylish Carnival goers. Paired with trainer wedges like Dash Wedge and flatforms like Match Point and you have the perfect Carnival mash-up!

Want to get some Carnival worthy foot candy? Here’s what we recommended for you girls!

And something for the guys…


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Wilderness Festival

Friday, August 17th, 2012

Here at Office HQ, we love a good festival and we love sunshine even more! So last weekend at Wilderness festival was just what we’d been saving our festival outfits for, and it looks like we weren’t the only ones!

Hidden deep in the Oxfordshire countryside we took to the picturesque waters to cool down after   we had over exerted ourselves finding and then carrying our gear to the campsite!

Note to self – invest in deserter, its the perfect festival boot and goes with everything!
We indulged in all things vintage and found ourselves taken back to the 60’s in the shoe museum!

We spotted so many girls in beautiful floral head-dresses, so we decided to follow them and make our own!

We had so much fun we almost forgot about the bands playing, we made a special effort to go see Lianne La Havas and she didn’t disappoint, amazing voice AMAZING wardrobe!!

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Office London Fashion week – Glamour

Saturday, February 18th, 2012


Rachel From Glamour wears Office Kandi Court Shoes
Rachel From Glamour wears Office Kandi Court Shoes


Rachel Ingram
, Contributing Fashion Assistant at Glamour – wears Office Kandi Court Shoes

“For fashion week I like to keep things comfortable as you are running around from early morning until late at night. Wearing my favourite jeans and a simple jersey top means I can accessorise with statement jewellery and shoes. These amazing Office courts in vibrant coral brighten up my whole outfit. The mid heel means they are comfortable enough to run around in – while still keeping me looking smart for the evening parties.”

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Staff Style: Leather Skirts, Wedges and Bows

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

OFFICE Staff Style - Wicked Wedge burgundy Microfibre

It’s that time of year when my wardrobe doesn’t know what it wants to do. Should I start wearing some new season stuff or do I stick to what I know? Ahhh! Faced with such a dilemma and new shoes adding to my wish list (daily it seems) I decided I’d have a look around the office for a little inspiration.

Leather skirts, tights, socks and tees seem to be the flavour of the day today. The Wicked Wedge looks great in this burgundy microfibre accessorised with cute vintage accents. The cream lace really works well with the contemporary leather skirt and modernistic flatforms. Super cute geek chic with a bit of a modern twist. Love it.

OFFICE Staff Style - Office Vintage Bow red leather

Our Vintage Bow in red leather has been given a bit of a grungy edge with a leather mini and printed tee.  The bright coloured Vintage Bow really add a quirky edge to an otherwise dark outfit. Sometimes it just goes to show that inspiration can be right under your nose. Thanks girls!
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