Office Blog Posts Tagged ‘style’

Trend Alert: The Bandal

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

Sometimes referred to as the shoe boot, the “bandal” is every girls must have heel this season.

Its been rocked by the likes of Alexa Chung, Selena Gomez and Olivia Palermo and now we cannot stop wearing them in OFFICE HQ. This flattering silhouette, can easily be dressed up or down and oozes sexy siren.

Ankle boots are the ultimate transitional style and every girl loves a heel, so this little hybrids are the perfect mix of the two and are a great shoe for Autumn as they are exposed just enough without making you cold.

the bandal

The bandal has been worn by the Kardashian clan many times, often paired with skin tight jersey. However if you aren’t brave to bear all, then wear yours with skinny jeans and and a big shirt or some tapered trousers and a classic leather jacket.

They also make a great going out shoe because your are less likely to stumble out of them and they look gorgeous with a cute skirt, crop top and some statement earrings.

We are all over this style and we can’t wait to see how you rock yours this season.



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.




Friday, July 31st, 2015

To give you guys a little insight into what’s hot in OFFICE HQ, we are now starting a weekly #OOTD (outfit of the day) to give you the behind the scenes style from some of our team members. Get some street style inspo from our OFFICE fash pack.

First up in Frankie from our buying team…


Describe today’s #OOTD in 1 word?


What are you wearing?

Hat: Nike

Jacket: Comme Des Garcons

Top: North Face Purple Label

Jeans: Levi’s

Socks: Mood Park

Shoes: Reebok Workout

 What’s your top three shoes this summer?

Vans Vault OG Slip On

Reebok Work Out

Converse x Comme Des Garcon 70s Chuck

What’s inspiring you this season?

With grime music enjoying what has been undoubtedly its most successful year ever (hesitant to say musically best as I’m not sure anything will top the early – mid 00’s) and this resurgence has not just been in the UK but worldwide (shout out Skepta for a sold out US Tour and deadHYPE radio taking over Amsterdam) And the clothing has come with it – Tracksuits, Air Max 95’s (will always be 110’s to me), Workouts and a £12 curved peak hat are becoming a staple in wardrobes again, brands like Palace are internationally recognised and NYC’s finest are dressing like London road man.

 Fave song at the moment?

Jamie xx feat. Young Thug & Popcaan – I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times)

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

Reebok is definitely making a come back and I expect it to really blow for AW15

Timberland is also still going to about in a BIG way, and be ready for some serious Office exclusives!




Pretty Pointed Flats

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

This summer we have been loving the pointed flat and its fast becoming a smart wardrobe must have that transcends the seasons.

Its fair to say that so far this British “summer” hasn’t been all its cracked up to be and we seem to have had more cold wet weather than blistering sunny days. We are still super excited when we get to wear our sandals but we all need a statement flat that can be worn whatever the weather and the pointed flat is our fave.

Not only does it elongate your pins when worn with a skirt or dress but its an easy way to dress up some boyfriend jeans and a logo tee.


The pointed flat has that Parisian appeal that makes it appear simple but look premium and is an effortless chic style that will take you through until Autumn.

We all have a summer wardrobe and a winter wardrobe but there are those few capsule items that every girl needs for those inbetween days and the pointed flat is definitely one.


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.


Lovebox 2015

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

Last weekend we attended the amazing Lovebox festival in Victoria Park, Hackney, London. The sun was shining and the atmosphere was pumping, we were fully in the festival mood and ready to dance the day away.


The usual East London scene were there and there were beards and multicoloured hair a plenty. With a wide variety of music acts playing throughout the day, it was clear to see who came to see what,. From the dance loving guys and girls in patterned co-ords and trainers, to the hip- hop fanatics in heavy branded apparel, the crowd was the perfect mix of the London crowd.













Whilst on our walks round the festival we nabbed a bit of street style to see what was everyone’s fave festival footwear. We saw plenty of classic Vans rocked with jeans, dresses and skate socks and shorts. The easy to wear Authentic and Slip On are the ideal festival companion for a long day on your feet and plus they look great with pretty much anything.  The girls were also loving the summer must have sandal, the ghillie lace up, which perfectly complimented their boho festival style.


Before the festival we ran a competition with Vans to win a pair of tickets and the lucky winner was @SallyTraffic, who looked like she was having a fab time listening to Jessie Ware on the mainstage.

We had a great day at this year’s Lovebox festival and we cannot wait for next year.



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