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Studio 54 – Party Shoes

Monday, November 9th, 2015

With party season ahead of us, its only right that get ourselves ready for the glitz and glamour of our favourite time of year.

Time to bring out the sparkles, glitter and lame and go OTT this season with a touch of Studio 54 glamour. The Seventies have been a huge fashion influence this year and this continues into partywear with us taking our outfit inspiration from the likes of Angelica Huston, Grace Jones and Bianca Jagger.

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Back then the jumpsuits were head to toe glitter and the heels were high, but it is easy to achieve this look with a stand out pair of shoes and plenty of sparkle.

Platforms were of course the shoe of the ’70s and our Twin Platform Heels are a must have. With a vintage style moc croc leather upper, these heels look fab with a gold sequin shift dress. If you aren’t too keen on the skyscraper heels then the mirrored silver Lima Flatforms also look super cute with a classic LBD.

Suede knee boots and ankle boots were also a style statement of the era and this season we are wearing them morning, noon and night. Wear our Nomad Over the Knee Boots or Immortal Metal Heel Boots with a bell sleeve playsuit.

If points are your thing, you are spoilt for choice with our fab collection. Wow the crowds with a pair glitter On Tops, Trouble High Back Courts or our Topical T-Bar Point.

We are more than ready for the party and we hope to see you there!

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Trends we won’t miss in 2014

Friday, January 3rd, 2014

 

2013 was a great year for fashion, but as always, there was room for a few errors. We take a look at some of the faux pas we hope won’t be returning in 2014.

Mum jeans

There’s room in our wardrobes for skinny jeans, bootleg, boyfriend, cropped and even jeggings, but we draw the line at mum jeans. With their high waist, tapered legs and baggy thighs, was there ever a more unflattering way to wear denim?

 

Too much flesh

We are all for flashing a bit of toned tummy in a crop top, or for some artfully placed sheer panelling in a LBD, but 2013 saw some people daring to bare far too much. Bikini tops and hot pants are for the beach, not the red carpet. We’re looking at you Miley Cyrus.

 MTV Europe Music Awards - Arrivals - Amsterdam

OTT flatforms

Now we love a statement shoe, but some of the crazy flatforms being sold were too much even for us. Plus they are actually really hard to walk in, give us some four inch heels or flat pumps any day.

 

Mullet skirts

Much like the hair-do they take their name from, mullet skirts with a short front and a trailing back have had their day. In 2014, pick either mini, midi or maxi and stick with it.

 

All over matching prints

Head to toe matching prints is always too much, instead, break up your outfit with some neutrals, or opt for a mixture of clashing prints in complementary colours.

Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum - New York

 

Overalls

Jumpsuits and playsuits can look very stylish, onesies are fine in the privacy of your own home, but there’s no place in our wardrobes for overalls, unless you are doing some DIY.

 

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Get the Look – London Fashion Week Special

Thursday, February 21st, 2013


This week, we headed to Somerset House to see what the fash pack were wearing.
Here’s how to get their looks!

Embrace a minimalist aesthetic by keeping your outfit structured and monochrome. Offset your look by playing with textures, or compliment it with a crisp white shirt and statement clutch.



Get the look with Uncanny £70 and Push It £58


Ladylike doesn’t have to be boring. Play around with colours and layering for an up to date look.


Get the look with Oxygen £65 (coming soon) and Fine Line £40



Grunge doesn’t have to mean flannel shirts and unwashed hair;this season it’s gone grown up. Team statement trousers or skinny jeans with your
favourite vintage style sunglasses and chunky flats. Think Francis Bean Cobain not Courtney Love.


Get the look with Prowl £60 and Peekaboo £25



Take it back to the future, by keeping lines clean and playing with pops of colour, accessories and print instead.

Team flatforms with coloured socks, and wear your coat over your shoulders, for a seriously fashion forward look.


Get the look with Feelin’ It £40 and Ozone (coming soon) £55

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This is London, This is Office – East End

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012
Over the next four weeks we plan to take you on a tour of London the OFFICE way.
To do this we have enlisted the help of our amazing store staff in North, South,
East and West London to act as your very own style guides.

This is Office  - Match Point Flatforms - East London
This is Office  - Brody Flatforms - East London

This week the spotlight shines directly on our Commercial Road branch in East London.
Buckle up and strap yourself in, here we…

1. Sum up East London style in 5 words

Creative, Individual, Eclectic, Exciting, Historic’


2. What styles do you think are the ones to watch in East London?

‘East London style is a melting pot of styles, it’s diversity is part of the appeal of the area, if you love it wear it… Does it match? Does it matter? Wear what you want with total confidence! Slouchy or skinny fit, neon or neutral? If the shoes are chunky and fabulous you’ll own that look!’

3. What’s your favourite thing/place in East London?
‘Best way to spend a day around here is shop at Spitalfields market, check out the vintage & individual jewellery shops in Brick lane, maybe stumble upon a secret sample sale, of course pop in to Office to get some great shoes to rock your new outfit! Stop for real east end fish & chips at Poppies & spend the evening bar hopping enjoying a cocktail or two & drink in the sights & sounds of Shoreditch… Stay till dawn if the mood takes you!’

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This is London, This Office – Camden

Monday, July 23rd, 2012
Over the next four weeks we plan to take you on a tour of London the OFFICE way.
To do this we have enlisted the help of our amazing store staff in North, South,
East and West London to act as your very own style guides.

This is Office Camden - Simplicity Court
This is Office Camden - Mod Revival

This week the spotlight shines directly on our Camden branch North of the river.
Buckle up and strap yourself in, here we…

1. Sum up North London style in 5 words

Alternative, edgy, forward-thinking, street, confident’


2. What styles do you think are the ones to watch in Camden?

‘Recently the crowds pounding the streets of Camden Town have offered a nostalgic nod to one decade. Stacked platforms, ever higher wedges on both men and women, a rainbow of pastels, and a generous helping of studs are all subtle references to the Nineties, and Camden is leading the way on this big AW12 trend.’

3. What’s your favourite thing/place in North London?
‘A walk down Regents Canal on a sunny day, followed by a spot of people watching in one of the bars overlooking Camden Lock.’

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Court Side Canvas

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

Staff Style - Lucy's Sale picks

Wimbledon is in full swing (excuse the pun) and we are getting into the spirit of things with our latest canvas offerings. Whether you like slip on canvas pumps or lace up canvas flatforms we have the perfect summer casuals to freshen up your look. We love our rather topical Match Point flatforms in canvas. They look great with rolled up jeans or a floaty skirt and crop top. It’s a winning combination.

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Staff Sale Picks – Lucy Clark – Oxford St Assistant Manager

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

Staff Style - Lucy's Sale picks

As the sale is in full swing, we thought we would take some time to ask the lovely Lucy from our Oxford Street store exactly what sale items she has a hankering for. Take a look at her favourite four;

Lucy's Sale picks - Animal Prints on Sale

Lucy: ‘I’m crazy for all things animal print so when the Chin Up sandal and Moominnie pump in leopard print went into sale I couldn’t believe it! They are definitely on my list.’

Lucy's Sale picks

Lucy: ‘You can never have enough black flatforms in my opinion, so the Whizz Wedge is a no brainer. It’s so wearable I might even get 2 pairs just in case! One for work and one to customise.’
Lucy: ‘I have had my eye on the Vacation Wedge for a little while now so now that it’s in sale I have no more excuses. They will be mine.’

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Yasmin – Celeb Picks

Thursday, March 1st, 2012


See what Yasmin really thinks about our SS12 Collection with her top picks

love officeOffice Moustache Loafers
“A cross between a loafer and a creeper, what more could a girl want!

love officeOffice Wonderland Wedge
“I love the hot blue suede of these shoes, they are very cheeky.”

love officeOffice Word Up Wedge
“I love wedges, they work day and night, rain or shine and these colours go with any outfit”

love officeOffice Mai Tai Loafers
“I love the colour of these loafers, they really pop and will brighten up any look”

Office Wonderland Wedge Blue SuedeOffice Word Up WedgesOffice Mai Tai Loafers Coral Suede

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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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