Office Blog Posts Tagged ‘Flats’

Office x Breast Cancer Care

Monday, September 29th, 2014

OFFICE has supported Breast Cancer Care for the past four years and last October we raised a record breaking £69,000 to support this worthy charity.

We managed to raise this money in many ways, with customer donations in store, staff fancy dress days and a Bake Off in OFFICE HQ. But the most successful was our special edition Breast Cancer Awareness Month shoe and this year we have 3 styles! These three party inspired shoes have come just in time for the party season and there is a style to suit all with a classic flat, strappy mid and pointy stiletto.

The Cecilia Toe Cap Ballerina features a sparkling pink glitter upper with Parisian style quilting and a patent black toe cap, perfect with a pretty black prom dress.

The Je’ Taime mid heel has a fuchsia pink suede, strappy upper with an ankle buckle fastening. This minimal heel is easy to wear with anything from dresses to smart cigarette trousers.

The On Tops stiletto is one of our all time favourites at OFFICE and this special edition version features a pale pink metallic upper with patent stiletto heel and is best paired with a fitted dress or dressed down with ripped boyfriend jeans.

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With one in eight women now diagnosed with breast cancer, many of OFFICE’s customers and employees have had a loved one face this brutal disease. That’s why Breast Cancer Care – the only UK-wide specialist support charity – is so important to us. So, this October, OFFICE is going to start fundraising once again! The 3 special edition shoes will be on sale online and in-store and  the staff will be doing their bit too! The money raised will ensure Breast Cancer Care can continue to provide its emotional support network, specialist nurses and local services for free.

Laura says: “I was diagnosed with breast cancer in November 2012 at 22 years old. I had to have a double mastectomy and reconstruction, chemotherapy and radiotherapy. I used Breast Cancer Care’s website which was really helpful, it was a place to find information I could trust. Thank you OFFICE for promising to raise even more money for this amazing charity, with your help they can support other women just like me.

The Cecilia and On Tops will be available to buy from the 1st October and the Je’Taime is coming soon! 50% of the shoe sales + VAT go to Breast Cancer Care.

You can also show your support by donating in store or buying this year’s Breast Cancer Care pin which is only available online.

http://www.breastcancercare.org.uk/

 

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OFFICE spotted at LFW

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

London Fashion Week plays host to all the press elite and the fab girls from Look Magazine, Stylist and the Daily Express picked their favourite OFFICE styles to take them between shows.

Choosing a mix of pointed heels, chunky ankle boots and delicate flats the girls looked great and showed us how to wear these transitional styles.

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School Daze

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

With September around the corner and summer holidays coming to an end, it is the perfect excuse to get new shoes, accessories and stationary treats to show off at school.

We have taken some inspiration from classic TV shows and movies of the ’80s and ’90s that made school look like the coolest place to be.

Classics such as Saved by the Bell, Sweet Valley High and Clueless still manage to inspire fashion, with girls loving chunky t-bar flats, quilted ballerinas and the guys channelling their inner Zack Morris with varsity jackets and Nike Air Huarache’s.

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Tomboys will love some Kickers brogues or Kennedy Lace Ups and can girl it up with some frilly or knee high socks and pleated skirt.

Showcase some Cher Horowitz style with a classic ballerina flat like the Karmen, or add a bit of height with the Gossip, both are sure to make you the most popular girl in school.

Bookworms will often be found in the library sporting some retro loafers like the Extravaganza and Volt Chain Slipper, but don’t underestimate the style of the ‘nerds’ as geek is most definitely chic.

 

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Power Points: How to Style

Friday, July 18th, 2014

 

A pointed toe is one of this season’s hottest shoe trends. Seen gracing the catwalks of SS14, the classic pointed silhouette is one of the most popular heels of choice this summer. Great for lengthening legs, slipping on a pair of points not only elongates your pins making legs look slender, it also adds a sleek and sophisticated feel to just about any outfit.

Team a pointed pump with a pair of vintage light washed boyfriend jeans for a feminine take on a casual look . Alternatively style a classic pointed stiletto heel with a pair of tailored shorts or cropped cigarette trousers – taking you from the boardroom to the bar!

 

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Cannes Film Festival Star Style Steal: Points

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

As the biggest stars in Hollywood hit the Red Carpet at Cannes Film Festival it was clear that a ladies wardrobe is not complete without a classic pointed court shoe. This summer must have is an elegant addition to a cute summer slip dress or an easy way to dress up a pair of ripped boyfriend jeans and loose tee.

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Steal some star style with our collection of points, from skyscraper stilettos to sharp flats.

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Win 3 nights in Ibiza with Butterfly Twists

Monday, May 12th, 2014

Got any holiday plans for June? No? Well fear not, Butterfly Twists have got your back, and in more ways than one! Not only do they save your feet on a daily basis with their spring-summer 2014  folding ballerina collection, they are now also offering you a chance to win a luxurious holiday in Ibiza with your two besties, to relax and party like VIPs.

The three of you will be staying 3 nights at the exclusive five star Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach Hotel, no less. The hotel has two adjoining lodgings: the Ushuaia Club, with its incredible poolside stage and world class DJ sets (David Guetta and Avicii anyone?), and the Ushuaia Tower which offers a view over the breathtaking Playa d’en Bossa beach. Lazing by the pool in your bikini, sipping on Mojitos, mingling at beach parties. Can you picture it already? Don’t forget to pack your Butterfly Twists; taking next to no space in your suitcase or handbag, whether you want to dance all night or change into them after a night out in heels, they are your best travel and party buddies.

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Our top 5 summer flats

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Whether you’re city living or beach hopping, we’ve got a range of flats to get your summer wardrobe started.

Read on to see our five favourites that every girl should own.

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1. Bold and bright loafers
The bright colour and classic style make these red patent loafers a sure-fire winner in our eyes.

2. Slip ons
The skater-girl trend is big for SS14 so make these holographic slips ons your weekend essential. The oil-slick finish gives them an added edge.

3. Pointed flats
Fusing Scandinavian minimalism with a ladylike pointed toe, these Cheap Monday flats are perfect for the office.

4. Boyish brogues
The crisp white colour instantly refreshes these boyish brogues for summer – lace them up with workwear or weekend dresses.

5. Printed slippers
Mix and match your prints with these paisley slippers. What’s more, they’re foldable, so you can slip them into your bag for post dancing.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

Summer sales

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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Spotlight on global fashion

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

The big four fashion weeks may be over, but never fear, now that the spotlight has shifted away from London, Paris, Milan and New York, a number of other equally glamorous cities are getting the chance to show off their style credentials.

Here at Office HQ we’ve had our eyes trained on Tokyo, Moscow and Toronto in recent weeks as we look for some slightly more unusual additions to our Spring/Summer 14 wardrobes.

Fashion Week Russia 

Fashion Week Russia will be showcasing designs for Spring/Summer 14 until the end of the month with over 70 designers from Russia, the UK, Japan, Israel and many other countries sending models down the runway in their creations.

Highlights so far have included the feminine, floaty dresses from Lilia Poustovit which were styled perfectly with on-trend flat shoes and relaxed sweatshirts. Definitely a look we’ll be rocking on slightly breezy spring days. But it isn’t all casual wear  Brit designer Tony Ward injected some glamour into the proceedings with his collection of sequinned, floor sweeping evening dresses in bold shades of red, blue and gold, modelled by none other than 27 Miss Universe contestants.

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Japan Fashion Week

You can expect to see more influences from Japan Fashion Week on UK shelves next year, with the number of foreign buyers attending the shows in Tokyo doubling since last year. Many of the collections featured typical Japanese fashions such as unusual colour combinations and layered fabrics, but with a modern twist.

Another key trend was the blurring of the line between menswear and women’s wear. Male models at Facetasm took to the runway in leather and denim skirts, reminiscent of the Givenchy kilt recently worn by Kanye West, while women modelled androgynous outfits of baggy shorts and trench coats paired with simple, straight-legged trousers.

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Toronto Fashion Week

It was all about a relaxed approach to fashion at Toronto Fashion Week, with slouchy silhouettes, faded colours and sportswear influences seen at almost every show. 

A firm favourite with the fashion crowd was Melisa Nepton’s collection which put a fun new twist on colour-blocking by incorporating sheer panels into her midi-dresses. The sheer panels were a nod to another top trend too; showing some skin. There were plenty of midriff-baring designs on show, or for those not quite brave enough for a crop top; sheer blouses and backless dresses.

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