This season we are loving the ultimate city heel, the midi. This not-so-high heel has become our go to style when shopping, out with friends for dinner or for occasions when we know we are going to be on our feet all day.
Obviously we still have a big place in our hearts for our trusty skyscraper heels but this summer we can’t get enough of the sensible Midi.
These heels are perfect for the tall girl who doesn’t like to tower above their friends and also great for the petite girl who loves a little bit of height for everyday.
Dress up some Quincypoints with some cigarette pants and a loose fitting white shirt, an ideal look for work and meetings. Wear some leopard print Queen sandals or Quartet ghillie lace up wedge with some ripped straight-leg jeans and an oversized tee.
The great thing about the mid heel is that its super easy to wear and style. It doesn’t have to look too dressy but at the same time can if needed, its a heel that every girl needs to have.
This year has seen the revival of some classic trainers and the girls especially have loved pairing them with smarter looks for a chic sports luxe style.
This season sees the return of the much loved Nike Cortez, made famous for its link to the Oscar winning film Forrest Gump. Of course these days we are less likely to run in the Cortez but instead we pair this streamline trainer with some of our favourite trends.
Just by glancing at street style it is clear to see that sportswear and logos are dominating the fashion world and people aren’t afraid to dress trainers up or down.
Wear your Cortez with jeans or denim cut off shorts for dress down weekends or smarten up with a full A line skirt or some tailored black trousers for work and parties. This slim silhouette is easy to wear and is a must-have addition to your wardrobe for the season ahead.
Last night the stars descended on New York to attend the annual fundraising Met Gala, held at the Metropolitan Museum of Arts.
Kim Kardashian, Katy Perry and Cara Delevingne were amongst the celeb elite that embraced this year’s theme, China: Through the Looking Glass and their interpretations did not disappoint.
Organiser Anna Wintour placed a ban on mobile phones and selfies on the red carpet this year as to not draw attention away from the real cause of the evening and also to keep things a bit more “classy”. A big fan of a selfie, model Cara Delevingne chose to wear a tailored jumpsuit and have an intricate, temporary tattoo etched all over her arms and neck.
Although given a strong theme to wear this year, it seemed that more favoured the nearly naked look. Kim Kardashian and Jennifer Lopez, to no surprise showed off their best assets in sheer, embellished gowns and Beyoncé took everyone’s breath away with a jewelled Givenchy gown that was nude apart from strategically placed beading.
Rihanna and Katy Perry made a bigger statement with their choice of gowns for the evening, going for bright colours rather than the traditional Chinese red that seemed to be very popular.
Katy Perry was dressed by Jeremy Scott for Moschino and oozed 90’s supermodel with her new pixie crop hair, reminiscent of Linda Evangelista back in the day.
Rihanna was draped in an enormous canary yellow dress coat, edged with intricate embroidery and fur which definately made an impact next to the vivid red carpet.
Model of the moment Kendall Jenner and Disney pop icon to bad girl Miley Cyrus opted for peek-a-boo dresses, to show off their statuesque figures.
Miley’s medieval style, studded dress was custom made by designer of the moment Alexander Wang and despite looking rather demure than usual, the songstress added her own unique edge with a slicked-back blue hairstyle.
Kendall looked every inch the red carpet mermaid with her green crystal Calvin Klein gown, laced up the side to expose just enough flesh, not quite as daring as her older sister, who is not shy to some over exposure.
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Unfortunately the long gowns do not give us a chance to peek at the shoes but luckily some chose to expose their ankles this year.
Cara Delevingne’s tailored look by Stella McCartney was simple and sophisticated and looked great paired with a single sole heel like our black Pretty Lazer.
Mick Jagger’s daughter and model Georgia May Jagger looked breathtaking in her Oriental gown and chose to wear the shoe of the moment, the ghillie lace up. Get the look with our best selling Parisian heel in black.
There were some fashion highlights and some fashion disasters this year but as always the Met Gala did not disappoint with its host of famous faces and the odd gown a princess would be jealous of.
Festival season kicked off with Coachella in California and we can’t get enough of the bohemian style that every girl was loving. Take some inspiration from the celebs, models and fash pack for your festival style and be the ultimate boho babe.
Think crochet crop tops, long kimonos, feather hair accessories and gladiator sandalsas your base for a touch of hippie chic. Practice some messy hair braid and over accessories with plenty of rings, bangles and flower headpieces.
Add a touch of 70’s style with some suede Chelsea boots like the Bramble or a western fringe boot like the Minnetonka Bandera. Easy to wear, these boots look great with a bell sleeved, floral playsuit or some ripped denim shorts and a kaftan style top.
Get up to date with the hottest footwear style this summer, the ghillie lace up. The chunky Wild Thingheel is fab paired with a crochet smock dress, floor length kimono and some rose gold painted toenails.
A sandal is a must have in your festival backpack in case of warmer days and a classic Birkenstock is a summer favourite. The new mocha coloured Milanowith rose gold hardware are perfect with a long cami and some paisley printed shorts.
The shoe trend that is dominating Spring fashion and a on the feet of every blogger and member of the fash pack has to be the ghillie lace up. We are going crazy for this feminine style and we are loving it in all forms, stilettos, pointed flats, chunky mids and summer ready sandals.
This flattering style is a great transitional shoe, taking you from your winter ankle boots into your summer sandals.
Wear your Odessasandals with some tailored, ankle grazer trousers, a logo t-shirt and a long kimono jacket for work or shopping days with the girls.
The chunky mid heel Wild Thing will look great with some acid wash mom jeans and a cropped shirt for casual evenings out and first dates.
For the ultimate stand-out ghillie style, then the Parisian or Popsiclestilettos are your going out wardrobe’s new bestie. Wear yours with a classic LBD or a nice co-ord suit set for weddings and days at the races.
It was a huge trend last summer and its set to be even bigger this year, the classic Birkenstock is a must have sandal for your wardrobe.
This “geekish” style that was once favoured by crazy art teachers and embarrassing dads is now a member of the fashion elite, with celebs, style icons and bloggers going mad for this simple sandal.
Wear the two strap Arizona sandal with some distressed boyfriend jeans, an oversized Oxford shirt and a long cardigan for lunches out and shopping days. The holographic pair look fab with some tanned pins and a summer dress for days in the park.
Pair your one strap Madrid sandal with some skinnies and a logo tee and a leather jacket for work or drinks with friends.
The toe thong Gizeh and heel strap Milano sandals are great for holiday, wear yours with some raw edge denim shorts and a smock cami for walks on the beach.
We are all about the mule and the sling-back this Spring/Summer but why should the heels get all the fun. Our collection of new flats are all business in the front and party in the back, ready to flaunt your tan on sunny days.
This delicate, feminine style of flat is easy to wear and can be worn smart for work or dressed down for those shopping till you drop days.
The pointed Luther or Laguna looks great paired with some black cigarette trousers, slim tee and a long duster coat or dressed down with some high waisted mom jeans and a cropped jumper.
The grungy style London and Lava are great for the girl who’s wardrobe is full of chunky platforms, Dr Marten’s and Vagabonds. Pair these heavy-tred sling-backs with some super skinnies and a high neck crop top or add some feminine flair with a cute smock dress and some ankle socks.
Day 3 at NYFW and our spy is still there, bringing the latest and greatest in street-style and the ladies of New York continue to impress with their FROW ready outfits.
Casual ankle boots in warm tonal shades of tan and khaki are prevalent. Our premium Scandinavian brand Ten Points offer plenty of quality leather pieces like this New Toulousse Chelsea boot in cognac. Keeping it comfy in trainers and sweats may not be typical fashion week attire but when worn correctly can exude laid back cool, a classic white leather Converse is perfect for this look.
A colourful trainer like this ReebokPrincess in burgundy can be dressed up with tapered trousers and a fitted jacket. The gorgeous Olivia Palermo was spotted mingling with the elite, flawlessly dressed as usual, sporting a fur stole and 70’s flares. Our Vibrant pointed pumps are Olivia inspired and are perfect for a more comfortable and accessible look.
If like a lot of women you are partial to a bit of height but aren’t brave enough for stilettos try a mid heel in this season’s shade of light grey like our Winona block heel.
To emulate a more daring fashion week goer our slim heeled Promise stiletto in chic rose gold fits right in with the cream of the crop. Thigh high boots are definitely still keeping legs warm this spring, our best-selling Naughty stretch boot is back in stock, wear with a short leather dress and statement handbag.
Here at OFFICE we have sent a spy to the streets of NYC to document the latest in street-style trends from this season’s fashion week. The avid fashionistas have braved the cold to display their diverse choice of style, in particular, footwear. Kim K has clearly been channelled this season as heels are out in force, for a similar look try our trusty On Tops in the summer shade of hot pink or our sleek pointed Pitch mules in black leather.
Getting from show to show can be tiring, a comfortable shoe is paramount, trainers were evident this year, our minimal Libra oozes cool. Ankle boots have smoothly made the transition from winter to spring, pair our Cockney with culottes and a bomber for the ultimate IT girl look. It wouldn’t be spring without some pastel hues, our Vendetta in mint combines a feminine shade with boyish brogue detailing.
On Friday 20th February we are hosting our first #OFFICEHOUSEPARTIES event at the House of Vans London and can now exclusively reveal our headline act, Kyla La Grange.
Kyla La Grange is a singer-songwriter from London whose unique folky, electronia sound and pastel coloured mermaid locks makes her stand out as a one to watch this year. With 2 albums already under her belt this songstress has made quite an impact on the music scene, we caught up with Kyla ahead of the exclusive gig to find out why she can’t wait to perform at the House of Vans and her plans for 2015.
1. Have you visited the House of Vans before?
No I haven’t, I’ve heard good things though…
2. Are you a Vans fan? What is your favourite pair?
Yes, I had a very beloved pair of Vans Authentic skate shoes when I was a teenager and I wore them for years until my feet had worn through the end and they fell apart. I’ve just been looking at some of the new stuff though and it looks great, I especially love the Sk8 Hi’s.
3. So this is OFFICE’s first House Party at the House of Vans, do you have any funny house party stories?
Um, my friend had a house party a couple of years ago that she billed as fancy dress (I mean like the invite said fancy dress and everything) so me and two of my friends went all out, fake moustaches, wigs, everything, and when we opened the door about 50 people wearing normal clothes just stared at us and then started giggling. Pretty much no one else was in fancy dress.
4. Have you got anything exciting planned for 2015? New album? A tour?
I just finished touring my second album so this year is all about writing. I’m collaborating with a few different people at the moment which has been really interesting for me because I never used to like collaborating but now I do.
5. Describe your style in 3 words?
Scruffy glittery magpie.
6. Who are your style icons?
Natasha Khan, Grimes, Charlotte Free and FKA Twigs.
7. What first influenced you to become a musician?
I don’t know really, I was just always writing little songs and stories from when I was a kid. I just liked it. I liked making stuff on my own.
8. What song have you got on repeat on your Spotify playlist?
Sean Paul – Temperature
9. Describe your first gig – who did you go see, how old were you, where was it?
I think I was about 14, I went to see this very earnest slightly emo American rock band called ‘Live’ who I was totally obsessed with, at Shepherd’s Bush Empire. Still have the hoodie.
10. Name 3 things you couldn’t live without?
Baked beans, my dog and my running trainers.
To win tickets to our exclusive OFFICE House Party at House of Vans London click here