Office Blog Posts Tagged ‘Fashion’

Exclusive | Puma “Terrace” Collection

Monday, September 28th, 2015

The Birth of Terrace Fashion

Started in the North of England, the terrace fashion style became apparent in the 70s/80s when Liverpool FC dominated Europe and the fans would follow them, often bunking on trains whilst cheering “You’ll never walk alone”.


Whilst in these foreign countries, the fans would visit sportswear stores that sold trainers you couldn’t get in the UK which gave the fans blagging rights back home in the UK. Whilst West Ham fans were sporting Dr Martens and skinheads, the Liverpool fans were obsessed with Italian leisurewear, German trainers and David Bowie haircuts. This terrace culture that praised casual sportswear soon became adopted by other football fans across the country and thus the “terrace” look was born.

The Puma “Terrace” collection stays true to its fashion roots and these re-issues are sympathetic to the originals of the era.

The Story

The concept behind this collection is very much dedicated to the likely lads of football, the fans who follow their team around the country, whether its a huge club like Chelsea or a local town team.


Terrace fashion nowadays is interpreted slightly different as few will sport the head to toe sportswear look, with the guys opting for subtle nods to the look. Now the boys will get up on match day, put on their favourite jeans, jumper and Carhartt jacket and pair with their box fresh Puma trainers.


On the way to the game, they will meet up, catch the train and head to the pub for a few pre drinks to psyche themselves up beforehand and give them an opportunity to check out the trainer competition.


In the stands, the floor is awash with classic terrace trainers, worn by the dads and grandads who originated the look right down to the younger generation who want to replicate today.

The Puma “Terrace” Collection is exclusive to OFFICE and features some archive silhouettes that include the Roma, Star, Trimm Quick and G.Vilas. It launches online and in-store in October, follow @officeshoes for updates.



The OFFICE Guide to Autumn | Behind the Scenes

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

Get a sneak peak behind the scenes at our Autumn campaign shoot and see how we are dressing our new AW15 collection.


New Brand | Oki Kutsu

Monday, September 21st, 2015

This Autumn, OFFICE brings a new contender to the world of sports-luxe dressing with new in house brand Oki Kutsu.

Taking inspiration from Tokyo and adding the sleekness of Scandi style, Oki Kutsu offers women the next level in casual footwear; perfect for minimal, laid back styling.

Sporty straps and lace up detailing compliment butter-soft leather uppers, solid soles and sleek silhouettes; creating the ultimate in sports-luxe footwear for next season.


To get you ready for new season we have dressed these luxe styles with some of our favourite looks for Autumn, to give you an insight on how to wear this exciting new brand.

A classic pair of black tailored trouser is a wardrobe essential and an easy way to dress up these premium trainer styles. Wear with a structured shirt and long duster coat for effortless elegance.

A pair of comfy mom jeans or super skinnies are the ultimate go to on casual days and the Oki Kutsu styles can smarten up a dress down look for days out with friends.

We thank Lily Allen for making it cool to wear trainers with dresses and skirts again and the all white hi top looks great with a long midi shift dress and leather jacket.

How will you wear yours?



Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

This weeks style star is our VM Assistant Ken who designs his own clothes in his spare time, always has plenty of snacks for the office, loves the colour black and is a massive fan of a #selfie.


Describe today’s OOTD in 1 word?



What are you wearing?


What’s your top three shoes this season?

Redwing Work Wedge Boot 

Poste Bianco Monk shoe 

Nike Free Socfly 


What’s inspiring you this Autumn?

Great British Bake Off

Colder Weather

Pitch Perfect Marathon


Fave song at the moment?

Pentatonix – Can’t Sleep Love


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

Draped Capes

Contrast print/colours

Smart Rugged Shoes

Minimal colour, focusing on texture





Thursday, August 20th, 2015

Our #OOTD this week is our Lead Graphic Designer Nick, a keen surfer and illustrator, Nick pulls off an effortlessly cool look with 2 tone denim and a pair of classic desert boots, James Dean style.


Describe today’s OOTD in 1 word?



What are you wearing? (where is it from)

Denim Shirt from Bershka

Topman Tee

H&M chinos

OFFICE Cookie Desert Boots


What’s been your top three shoes this summer?

 Vans  Classic Slip-on in all black

Converse All Star Low

Nike Roshe Run in a mono colourway


What’s inspiring you this season?

Layers and Longline


Fave song at the moment?

Anything by Wolfmother


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

I think chunky mid tops like Kickers or Dr Martens will be an essential this winter.




New Brand | Cortica

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

We always love welcoming a new brand into the OFFICE family and we are super excited to introduce you to Cortica.


This small British brand is famed for its “progressive hybrid footwear” and champions the lightweight, sporty style. Super sleek and easy to wear, these minimal silhouettes are a great transitional style to take you from summer until early Autumn.

The two styles we have focused on are the women’s Epic and the men’s Infinity Lace, which both feature a foot hugging neoprene upper and moulded sole unit. The Epic also comes in men’s sizes and has cut out detail to the sides and front foot as well as a mesh heel and thermoplastic heel cap and tongue label. The Infinity lace up is very similar minus the cut outs and features a minimalist lace up system.

The Epic


How to Wear

This style is effortlessly feminine and an easy way to add some sports luxe styling into your everyday wardrobe. Whether your pairing them with a shirt dress for casual days or some tailored trousers and a blouse for the office, the Epic is the perfect in-between style to dress up or down.
















The Infinity Lace Up


How to Wear

The guys have been on the sportswear smart look long before the girls caught on and the Insanity Lace Up bridges that gap between smart/casual. Keep your outfit monochrome and pair these with some good fitting black jeans and a long woven t-shirt, for a straight off the catwalk look.




















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



Sneak Peak | AW15 Trend: Upper East Side

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

While we bit farewell to what is left of the summer holidays, there is one thing we can get a bit excited about and that’s our new AW15 wardrobe. Its a shame that the weather will be cold but it gives an easy excuse to wear more layers and fully show off our new looks for the season.

New York is a huge fashion reference this Autumn and we thought we would give you a sneak peak at another trend you will be seeing on the streets very soon. Moving away from the downtown grungy style that we looked at previously, this trend takes us uptown to the Upper East Side. Time to rewatch Cruel Intentions, Gossip Girl and Devil Wears Prada  and uses as a key style influence for this look.


It is a bit prissy and girlie with an edge of Seventies, Studio 54 glamour. The skirts are high waisted and A line, the trousers are flared and the tops are draped and feminine.

Footwear definitely nods to the 70’s with detailed loafers, slim, block heeled knee boots and platform Mary Janes. The colour palette is a lot of earthy browns and tans mixed with black, burgundy, cream and dusky pink. Fabrics for this trend are suede, corduroy, thick knit and leather and the footwear will see elements of moc croc, pony effect and embossed leather.

The great thing about this trend is that you can use elements of your summer wardrobe and rework them for Autumn. The Seventies was a huge hit this summer and we all have a suede skirt or boho blouse that we can style with thick tights and some knee boots on colder days. The look is smarter and less hippie chick but the foundations are already there from this season to take you through until next. Often its the shoes and the accessories that make the difference and help transition your look.



Sneak Peak | AW15 Trend: New York Grunge

Friday, August 7th, 2015

With the new season fast approaching we thought we would give you a little insight into some of the trends that will be hitting the streets in Autumn.

First up is the New York grunge trend that reminds us of Harmony Korine films, Juergen Teller photography and 90’s supermodels. Utilising the dark colours your associate with the big city and  the colder months.

Think dark washed denim, chunky 90’s lace ups, oversized jumpers and embossed leathers. This dark and moody trend is effortless cool and makes boyish silhouettes look ultra chic and feminine.


The trend embraces that NYC Downtown appeal and mixes it with a touch of 90’s rebellion, bringing back flat-form soles, creepers, box leathers and muted metallics.

Its easy to wear and easy to achieve as it mixes monochrome pieces, flashes of gunmetal metallics and the odd colour drenched item.

To get the look, make sure your wardrobe includes some black skinnies, a stripy tee, some pointed ankle boots and some chunky lace ups or slip ons.

Get ready for heavy soles, mesh panelling, block heels and boyish silhouettes from our new AW15 collection, coming soon!




We Love The Midi Heel

Friday, July 24th, 2015

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.


Our new collection of mid heels cover all the trends this season, with some girly Ghillie lace ups, 70’s style platforms and Kardashian inspired shoeboots.

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 Quincy points 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.


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