Office Blog Posts Tagged ‘Flats’

The Party Survival Guide

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

We have had the outfit planned for weeks and the venue picked but we want to make sure we are totally prepped with all the tips and fixes to ensure we have the best time at the Christmas party.

We decided to ask the ladies of OFFICE HQ for their party tips for going out-out and little tricks they cant live without when dancing the night away.

 

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1. Wear Bridget Jones pants at the start of the night, then carry a spare for later on when you want to ‘loosen up’ a little and let yourself go on the dance floor (our fave tip!)

2. Always carry some flats like the Butterfly Twists fold-able pumps in your bag for the end of the night

3. Spray your face with hairspray before you leave to seal your make up to your face, no more sweaty faces.

4. Never leave the house without mascara & lipstick

5. Pop some plasters in your bag, just in case you take an embarrassing tumble.

6. Schedule in regular loo trips with the girls throughout the night to have a gossip about guys

7. Always keep an eye out on anyone stuck in awkward conversation in the corner of the room – always nice to save a friend in need

8. Arrive fashionably late and leave at the peak of the party

9. Eye brightening eye drops, sting like hell but make your eyes dazzle! Pop in pre make-up.

10. On taxi journey home, make sure to divert via McDonalds or kebab shop (the ONLY way to end off a party night)

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Fabulous Flats

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

With party season about to kick off, we are all hitting the shops trying to find the perfect outfit to wear to the office Xmas party and all the other formal events we are sure to be attending this winter.

Finding the shoes to match the outfit is always tricky but our motto is to start with the shoes as its much easier to dress from the bottom upwards.

Not all ladies are keen on a pointed stiletto or a skyscraper platform and especially the taller girls who don’t want to tower above all their friends. You can still be just as fabulous in a pair of glam flats and we have selected our favourite statement pumps to get you in the party mood.

 

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If you favour plain coloured outfits with little fuss, you can make a statement with you shoes, adding a pop of colour, texture or premium finish. Pair an LBD with a pair of pointed metallic and pony-skin Vibe Loafers for a minimal, 60’s look.

For a more boyish look, wear an oversized sequin tee with some smart, black cigarette pants and stand out with a pair of leopard print Virtue Monk Shoes or some studded Vaughan Lace Ups.

For slightly more dressed down events in a casual bar or restaurant, add a flash of metallic or patent with the Verse Loafer or Karmen Ballet pump and match with some ripped, turned up jeans and a pastel, cashmere jumper.

For the girly girls who love a cami and a prom style tulle skirt, the zebra print Kwik Step Slipper and silver Vixen Point are the perfect accompaniment, adding a touch of ballerina elegance to a classic party look.

 

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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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Enter here for your chance to win. Entry closes Wednesday 21st May 2014.

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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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