Office Blog Posts Tagged ‘Heels’

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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Heavy Metal

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Metallics are here to stay, carrying over from summer but taking on a darker, inky sheen for the colder months.

This dissonance trend adds a subtle metallic detail to any outfit and the iridescent effect has a textural and dimensional quality that gives the shoes a luxe effect.

The pointed Strobe heel and Kicker Slip On look as if they have been dipped in a petrol pool with greens and purples shining through the hi-shine black. Pair with some denim, loose white tee and structured jacket.

 

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For a warmer tone, go for the Georgia Court or Vectra Brogue in deep bronze, great matched with tailored trousers or girly dresses and thick tights this Autumn.

Make sure you have a touch of dark metallic into your wardrobe this season to easily glam up the simplest of outfits.

 

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NYFW Best Dressed

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Fashion’s finest were out in force during New York Fashion Week and we couldn’t help but be wooed by the shoes on show.

Victoria Beckham stayed true to her minimalist look in a pair of simplistic courts in ‘wear with everything’ black, as did Orange is the New Black star Taylor Schilling. Black courts are big news this season, look out for our full range here

Actress Jessica Hart added even more height to her long pins with some ’70s style platform sandals, get the look with our Siren heel and shop platforms here.

Olivia Palermo channels Parisian chic with her monochrome look and keeps it neutral with nude heels. These leg lengthening heels are are a wardrobe staple and our favourites are the On Tops and Jaguars Dorsay Point.
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MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) 2014

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

It was best foot forward for a trio of trendy-shoed stars at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards.

Sunday’s star-studded occasion saw Taylor Swift, Beyonce and our very own Ed Sheeran in the limelight at the prestigious awards in California.

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Taylor Swift

The 24-year-old Long Live long-legged singer showed off those pins in a girly pale blue Mary Katrantzou jumpsuit and skyscraper-high burgundy-coloured heels, courtesy of Elie Saab.

Beyonce

Beyonce stole the show as she not only won the night’s top gong, the Michael Jackson Vanguard Award, she belted up a short set of songs from her most famous videos, including XO. The ultimate diva wore a sparkly leotard, fishnet tights and stunning black ankle boots. She played a 15-minute set and received her award from husband Jay Z and their baby girl Blue Ivy.

Ed Sheeran

The 23-year-old Halifax-born Kiss Me star found a willing piggy back from director Emil Nava and beat off Eminem, John Legend and Pharrell to take the male video crown for Sing. He appeared all in black, including a shirt, jeans and classic Air Jordan 5 trainers.
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Taylor Swift: Jordan Strauss/AP/Press Association Images

 

Ed Sheeran: PA/PA Wire

 

Beyonce: Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP

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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Step into spring fashion

Friday, March 7th, 2014

 

We’re a bit nervous about saying it out loud in case we jinx it, but we think spring may be on its way after what has seemed like a very long winter.

 

A few days of sun and no rain has had us planning our spring wardrobes and we’ve decided that we’ll definitely be snapping up the following items in the coming weeks.

 

Fingers crossed we get a chance to wear them before June!

 

A denim jacket

Jeans have never gone out of fashion and denim shirts have been a must-have item for a few seasons now, but spring 2014 is all about the denim jacket. Top to toe denim was a common sight on the spring/summer runways, with Balmain and Louis Vuitton embracing the trend. For a twist on the classic, look for jackets with embellishments, patchwork details or even painted slogans to really make a statement.

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Anything orange

Orange is truly the new black this spring, with the fiery hue showing up it many designers’ collections. We think the best way to embrace it is by purchasing a bold bright mini dress, but if you want something more subtle, opt for a tangerine bag or even just a slick of orangey lipstick to liven up a monochrome ensemble.

 

These Je T’aime coral heels are another great way to inject some orange into your outfit.

 

Silk joggers

Sports luxe is here to stay and now that the vicious winds have calmed down we can embrace the silk joggers we’ve been lusting after for months. Layer with a slinky t-shirt, leather jacket and heels for a relaxed yet stylish look.

 

Gingham pencil skirt

Girly gingham was all over the catwalk at the spring shows and stars such as Elle Fanning have been rocking the country-inspired checks. For a more grown-up twist on the look, we’ll be hunting for a structured gingham pencil skirt, preferably in blue or red and white. Let us know if you spot one won’t you?

 

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London Fashion Week 2014 – Day 1

Friday, February 14th, 2014

 

Roses (noses) are red; violets (lips) are blue, matching the pastel pouts and rosy cheeks of the fashion elite on a blustery Valentines morning – it was clear that pastels and pinks were a rip-roaring success to kick of the 2014 London Fashion Week. Whilst we couldn’t have predicted sunnier skies, Office appears to have nailed the fashion forecast promising bright things for the upcoming range (we’re already excited!). As the heavens opened and the fashionistas battled with their brolleys, we were transported to a balmy summer’s day as the crowds braved the bitter weather.

Whether it was cotton candy or fondant fancy, pastel power reigned supreme and accessories looked good enough to eat from head to toe. Even the fashion foodies were whipping up sweet treats wearing psychedelic prints that could have easily been plucked of the catwalks at SS14.

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Our faves from AW13 have been re-crafted in crayon colours for high summer, whilst paying attention to cult cut-out styles. Jazz up our ‘On Top’s with destroyed denim and a plain white tee to blag that blogger look, or covet cool Scandi style in our edgy new season ankle boots.

As the paps were snapping, you only had to look up to see chunky soles keeping the leggy London ladies towering above the rest. In buttery leather, buckled and heeled to perfection, OFFICE certainly isn’t giving this style the boot for high summer 14.

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For those who chose comfort over couture, our Kilter slip ons were the go-to for those on the go! Paired with denim shorts and a retro rucksack, these fashion favourites are set to sprint into summer without a second thought.

 

So whether you’re kicking it in slip ons, styling it up in pointed courts or keeping it playful in tasty pastels, Office has high summer sorted. Watch this space.

 

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See You in Courts

Friday, February 14th, 2014

 

Is there a more reliable shoe than the trusty court? Perfect for work and play, there are few women who don’t have a black pair of courts in their wardrobe somewhere and more likely than not, they’ve got a few pairs in different shades.

 

Courts, or ‘pumps’ as our American pals call them, are basically any shoe with a low cut front and are mostly slip-ons. They cover stilettos, ballet pumps and kitten heels and come in all sorts of colours and materials.  A quick look in our shoe cupboard and yeah, about 70% of them could be described as court shoes.

 

But while courts are now very much a wardrobe staple, they used to be the reserve of the wealthy and were among the most highly coveted shoes in Europe. They followed on from the extremely elaborate high heels favoured by rulers in Renaissance nations and became popular as they were easier to walk and even ride in, while still looking stylish.

 

Their popularity grew among the ruling classes, with French King Louis XIV, even demanding that no one should enter his court without wearing red high heels.

 

During the French revolution, court shoes feel out of favour and flat shoes were en vogue, but after a few decades, fashion conscious women across Europe resurrected the court shoe and they have remained popular to this day. We’re particularly grateful as we don’t know where we’d be without our faithful black courts, not to mention the other ten or so pairs…

 

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Did you know?

Court shoes aren’t just for women. In the Regency period court shoes were popular among men and they are still worn in some formal situations. They are also known as opera slippers.

 

Famous court shoes

– The Duchess of Cambridge is a firm fan of court shoes and is rarely seen out of her favourite nude pair.

– Christian Louboutin designs arguably the most famous court shoes in the world. Victoria Beckham, Mila Kunis and Lady Gaga are all fans of his famous red-soled shoes.

 

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Red carpet roundup

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

 

This week on the red carpet it has been all about monochrome, flirty flapper dresses and of course some amazing shoes. We take a closer look at what the celebs have been wearing at some of this week’s A-list events, including the InStyle The Best of British Talent Party and the premiere of the Lego Movie.

 

Sarah Harding

Sarah Harding showed us how to do head-to-toe prints perfectly at the Instyle event, teaming a black bird-patterned suit with a white shirt featuring a similar print. She added a splash of colour to the monochrome ensemble with a bold slash of red lipstick and a neon orange clutch. We’d have maybe been tempted to ditch the plain black heels in favour of something a bit brighter too…

 

Elizabeth Banks

Elizabeth Banks changed no fewer than four times on Wednesday as she promoted the Lego Movie in New York, but our favourite look was the flirty mini dress she wore to a screening of the film. The periwinkle blue number by David Koma featured a bold, glittering pattern on the top half and a kicked out skirt. She teamed the ensemble with some Jimmy Choo sandals and a Rauwolf clutch.

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From left to right: Naomie, Elizabeth, Mollie, Lily, Sarah

 

Naomie Harris

Naomie Harris brightened up the red carpet at the London Critics’ Circle Film Awards in a stunning pale yellow beaded flapper dress by Naeem Khan. She teamed the Great Gatsby-esque dress with some suitably 20’s-style t-bar silver sandals and a metallic clutch and wore her hair in soft waves to her shoulders.

 

Lily Aldridge

The prize for most dramatic dress of the week goes to Victoria’s Secret model Lily Aldridge who glided into the amfAR Gala in New York in a futuristic white dress by La Marque. The flowing gown featured a daringly low sweetheart neckline and billowing sleeves, with a full floor length skirt. Letting the dress do the talking, she kept accessories simple, adding just an open-ended Marc Alary choker, which we’ll definitely be searching for a high street version of.

 

Mollie King

Mollie King looked the epitome of elegance at the Instyle bash in a black and white lace print satin Dolce and Gabbana dress and black court shoes. She matched the dress with a super sleek up do and some barely there make up for a look that was effortlessly perfect and certainly provoked the green eyed monsters in us here at HQ!

What would you wear on the red carpet? Check out our range of high heels for a little inspiration…

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