Office Blog Posts Tagged ‘Summer’

Secret Garden Party #OFFICEFestStyle

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

This weekend, Mill Hill field in Abbots Ripton saw the masses arrive in their thousands for the spectacular Secret Garden Party and some of our OFFICE HQ friends went to check it out.

This unique, independent festival is famed for its relaxed, hippie vibes and visually stunning surroundings with a huge lake, secret waterfalls and decorated stages dotted around the site. With every food you can imagine and people dressed as pixies, animals, butterflies and mythical creatures it is like being transported into Narnia.

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The musical highlights this year were hip hop legends Public Enemy, Subfocus, Foxes and Clean Bandit who managed to get the crowds going wild. An unexpected favourite was Max Raabe and the Palast Orchestra who transported the revellers to the 1920′s with their Great Gatsby style sounds.

This magical wonderland of culture had fireworks, huge bonfires, paint fights and even a secret sunflower field that was accessed by walking through a portaloo, a place most of us dread!

Probably the best festival experience you will encounter as it is like none other and focuses on a lot more than music with so many activities to try and secret escapes to discover, its like being in a dream world.

We will definitely be washing off the glitter for days!

 

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Images Sourced: Kirsty Savory (Twitter @kirrrrsty)

James Nunn (Instagram @mrjamesnunn)

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Men’s Leather Sandals – How to Wear

Friday, July 25th, 2014

Commonly seen as a fashion faux-pas the leather sandal has always appeared a bit feminine and uncool but this summer it has had a bit of a style revival.

The leather sandal was the usual footwear choice of our awkward dads in summer and more often than not paired with socks, the dreaded combo. They would crack them out on family holidays to everyone’s horror and since then the closest thing to a sandal a guy would put on his feet is a pair of Havaianas.

Recently men aren’t as afraid of a sandal, realising that it is the best way to stay cool in the summer and can be quite easy to style up or down.

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The woven Nero slip on is a great smart choice sandal to match with some cotton twill chino shorts and shirt for those summer evening events.

For the guy who doesn’t want to be too adventurous, the Crixus sandal is a classic flip flop but with premium leather uppers and sole and is easy to wear with anything.

The trend-setters favourite is the slider or footbed like the Birkenstock Arizona 2 Strap or OFFICE Thong sandal. Dress down with jeans, a vest and a loose fitted plaid shirt or smarten up with some chinos and t-shirt.

 

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Lovebox 2014 #OFFICEFestStyle

Monday, July 21st, 2014

This weekend some of our OFFICE HQ guys and girls were lucky enough to go along to Lovebox for 2 days of amazing music and got some great snaps of all the fun!

With temperatures soaring to 32 degrees centigrade on Friday and Saturday it felt more like LA than London and everyone’s clothing and footwear definitely reflected this. T-shirts, shorts, crop tops and bikinis were everywhere and sandals, trainers and jelly shoes were the main footwear of choice, with a few in wellies (they clearly didn’t check the weather!)

This humble East London festival has almost doubled in size from last year with 2 huge stages, a Big Top and lots of sponsored stages from the likes of Red Bull, Aperol Spritz and Distrkt. Dotted around the site were giant flowers, trees covered in pom poms, fairground rides and a huge makeshift Manor House where most of the big DJs spent their time on the balcony.

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The highlights of Friday were ASAP Rocky, DJ EZ and Chase and Status who closed the first day with an incredible set that had the crowds going crazy. It may of helped that a huge electrical storm hit as they came on, so in-between lasers and lightening strikes the visuals and atmosphere were incredible.

Saturday had a lot of house DJs and was a bit more chilled with the favourites being Canadian songstress Banks and legendary rapper Nas cracking out some 90′s hip hop classics. MIA closed the festival with a spectacular light show as the entire crowd had handfuls of glow-sticks, but unfortunately her set was cut short due to a power cut which didn’t go down too well with the hyped up crowd.

All in all in was a fantastic festival and we are lucky to have it on our doorstep at OFFICE HQ so we will definitely be back again next year!!

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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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Shop the very latest Power Points by OFFICE here
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Statement Sandals For Every Suitcase

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

When packing for a summer holiday, a statement pair of evening sandals is a must. As the sun starts to go down and the air gets cooler, we’ve got just the right sandals that will keep you looking glamorous yet comfortable all through the night.  From a dressy pair of sliders to a platform strappy heel, our range of summer sandals are perfect for cocktail hour or even a sunset stroll on the beach.

 

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Shop the very latest summer sandals by OFFICE  here

 

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England Colours #OFFICEBrazil

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

 

We’re in a football frenzy here at Office and gearing up for the England v Uruguay World Cup game tonight! Paying tribute to our home country, we have selected some of our favourite red and white shoes to show our support for the England team.

From a white Nike summer slider to a classic red court heel, we’ve got a shoe for every footy fan!

 

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Shop our red and white top picks now!

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Jelly Tots

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

There is one thing in OFFICE HQ that is guaranteed to get all the girls squealing with cuteness overload and that is the tiny mini me shoes from JuJu. With the 90′s favourite summer shoe dominating this seasons wardrobe, the little ones are as fashion forward as we are with their matching pairs.

Most of us will remember wearing a pair of jellies to go splashing in the sea, in the times we were also forced to wear a t-shirt over our swimming costume, complete with one of those super chic hats with a back flap. Who knew that kids these days would be making a fashion statement stepping out in some pastel jellies with some cute frilly socks to match their mums.

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What could be more fun than dressing your little one like a teeny version of you. JuJu jellies are a British summer classic and with a variety of scrummy ice cream colours they will look beyond adorable on you and your little one’s dinky feet.

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Nike “Santa Monica” Pack: Roshe Run

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

Nike’s latest summer offering comes in the form of the bright “Santa Monica” pack. This exclusive pack is inspired by the famous Californian coastal city and all its laid back West Coast vibes.

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The first drop from this pack features the contemporary running classic, the Roshe Run in two unique colourways. The first sports a tropical ‘Sunrise’  all over print, with white Swoosh and the second with a dreamy ‘Blue Sky’ cloud print, even with the British summer’s rainy days they will transport you to a beach party by the boardwalk.

Available in all Office stores and online here.

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Birkenstock: The Essential Summer Sandal

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

Birkenstocks are back and when we say back we mean everybody’s wearing them!  The casual style sandal has been given a fashion facelift with similar designs seen gracing the Givenchy catwalk of SS14. Worn by the likes of Billie Piper, Heidi Klum and Leonardo DiCaprio, the Birkenstock sandal has reached celeb status. This laid-back, carefree sandal is not only one of this season’s hottest shoe trends for both men and women but its contoured footbed also encourages good foot health. Treat your feet and shop his and hers now!

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Image Credits: Jen C on Pinterest
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Hot holiday picks

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

It’s not long now until we’ll be jetting off on our summer jollies so our talk has turned to which shoes will be making the cut.

From city breaks to sun, sea and sand, we’ve picked the hottest styles that deserve a place in your suitcase this summer…

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Jelly shoes

Jelly shoes were a staple of beach holidays when we were kids and they’re made a come back this summer in a selection of new shapes and shades.

JuJu makes the original jelly shoes and its range of classic styles are perfect for paddling on the beach. Updated for the new season in pastel colours, they are a must-have for all beach go-ers. Our favourites are the black and white Babe Hi JuJu Jelly and the exclusive coral Maxi Low JuJu Jelly.

Wedges

Walk tall in a pair of versatile summer wedges. Team them with everything from skirts and maxi dresses to skinny jeans and swimwear, they’re the ultimate in sunset glamour! Plus, there’ll be no sinking into the sand when you take that moonlight stroll on the beach.

For a real summery spin on wedges, we love espadrille styles like this Gaimo pair in blue suede. If you’ve only got space in your suitcase for one pair, we’d suggest these Dark Horse wedges. The leopard print will go with everything, they’re comfy for walking around in and they’ll take you from day to night with ease.

Espadrilles

If you’re looking for cool, comfy shoes which you can wear every day of your holiday then you need to pick up a pair of espadrilles.

Toms’ Classic Slip Ons are a favourite and are perfect for lazy days on the beach and sightseeing. The best bit? They’re available in a wide range of colours and patterns. We love the crochet pair, or why not tap into the summer trend for florals with a ditsy-print pair?

If you’re on a budget, our Office flat espadrilles are just £10 for two pairs and are available in some of this season’s hottest pastel shades. We’ll take a pair in every colour please.

Sandals

It wouldn’t be a proper holiday if we didn’t snap up a new pair of sandals (or two or three…). Flip flops, strappy slip-ons, gladiators; we love them all.

But this season it’s the classic footbed sandal that has truly stolen our hearts. Every celeb worth their salt has been spotted in a pair of casual, comfy Birkenstocks recently and we plan to try out the trend too.

The only question is whether we should opt for a cool metallic pair, classic black, or something bright and bold? Or maybe all three?

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