Office Blog Posts Tagged ‘Vans’

Holiday Fever

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

 

One glimpse of sun and we are getting a touch of Holiday Fever! Be inspired by style mavens Suki Waterhouse and Sophia Ritchie at Coachella and opt for a casual look teamed with trainers and sliders. For those looking for a more classic beach vibe, sandals in earthy woven leather will always look good, especially when teamed with a boho floaty maxi. Its time to book that beach break…and a pedi! Shop holiday here.

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The OFFICE Census

Friday, April 15th, 2016

What do your shoes say about you? Well, in our opinion – everything!

But it isn’t just us, style gurus have always said that you can tell a lot about a person from their choice of footwear. So are we really putting our best foot forward in the UK? We decided to find out, with the OFFICE Census.

The team here took a look behind the scenes at office.co.uk to find out about your go-to footwear styles. Are we a nation of high-heel lovers or sneaker-heads? Do we go bright and bold with our footwear, or choose to keep things a little more conservative?

All the stats have been compiled into this cute illustration. Take a look and see how your wardrobe compares with what’s hot right now in your region.

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Vans 50th Anniversary

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

To celebrate Van’s 50th Anniversary they’ll be holding an event down at the House of Van’s on Friday the 18th of March. Keeping the crowd entertained artist’s and dj’s such as Dizzee Rascal and Annie Mac will be performing.

Shout out to Shannon Lane for winning tickets to the event, it’s going to be epic!

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Alexa Chung keeping it ‘everyday’ in black and white Sk8 Hi’s.

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Rihanna always knows how to sass it up, mixing maxi’s with classic black and white Authentic’s.

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Check out our Instagram and Twitter for live updates from the event on Friday.
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Big Eyes Little Soles 5th Birthday

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

On Thursday 15th we had the pleasure of being invited to the ultimate sneaker girl event, the Big Eyes Little Soles 5th birthday party.

Hosted by the gorgeous gang of sneaker loving babes and headed up by Big Eyes mama Yani, the party was a bloggers dream. The event was held at the super cool Oslo club in Hackney and there were treats galore inside (obviously catered to the girls!) #girlpower.

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Once we walked in we were greeted by a nail station where nail art queen @lovebangnails painted our fingers with some cool sneaker inspired designs. Next to her was blogger and make-up artist @theplasticboy who made us look super glam with lots of glitter, sparkle and everything girly!

The main event was of course the set list, which had the crowd literally jumping with excitement. First to hit the decks was Benton, who got us all ready for Skream (queue screams!) and then finally Loefah to close the show.

The event was sponsored by Reebok, so naturally the Big Eyes girls were sporting their fave Reebok Classics. Also spotted on the dance floor were the Air Max 90 “Paris” from the Look of the City Dessert pack, some old school Air Max 95‘s and some classic Vans Old Skools.

We had such a great time with the girls, getting pampered and dancing the night away whilst wearing our fave sneakers (no sore feet over here!). To top it off we left with a cute goodie bag from Jason Markk which included a cleaning kit for our trainers. You can find Jason Markk product on our brother site OFFSPRING.

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OFFICE HQ #OOTD – Nick

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.

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Describe today’s OOTD in 1 word?

SLACK

 

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.

 

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OFFICE HQ #OOTD – Frankie

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…

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Describe today’s #OOTD in 1 word?

Wavy

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!

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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House of Vans x OFFICE presents Kyla La Grange #OFFICEHOUSEPARTIES

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

On Friday 20th February we are hosting our first #OFFICEHOUSEPARTIES event at the House of Vans London and can now exclusively reveal our headline act, Kyla La Grange.

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Kyla La Grange is a singer-songwriter from London whose unique folky, electronia sound and pastel coloured mermaid locks makes her stand out as a one to watch this year. With 2 albums already under her belt this songstress has made quite an impact on the music scene, we caught up with Kyla ahead of the exclusive gig to find out why she can’t wait to perform at the House of Vans and her plans for 2015.

1. Have you visited the House of Vans before?

No I haven’t, I’ve heard good things though…

  2. Are you a Vans fan? What is your favourite pair?

Yes, I had a very beloved pair of Vans Authentic skate shoes when I was a teenager and I wore them for years until my feet had worn through the end and they fell apart. I’ve just been looking at some of the new stuff though and it looks great, I especially love the Sk8 Hi’s.

3. So this is OFFICE’s first House Party at the House of Vans, do you have any funny house party stories?

Um, my friend had a house party a couple of years ago that she billed as fancy dress (I mean like the invite said fancy dress and everything) so me and two of my friends went all out, fake moustaches, wigs, everything, and when we opened the door about 50 people wearing normal clothes just stared at us and then started giggling. Pretty much no one else was in fancy dress.

4. Have you got anything exciting planned for 2015? New album? A tour?

I just finished touring my second album so this year is all about writing. I’m collaborating with a few different people at the moment which has been really interesting for me because I never used to like collaborating but now I do.

5. Describe your style in 3 words?

Scruffy glittery magpie.

6. Who are your style icons?

 Natasha Khan, Grimes, Charlotte Free and FKA Twigs.

7. What first influenced you to become a musician?

I don’t know really, I was just always writing little songs and stories from when I was a kid. I just liked it. I liked making stuff on my own. 

8. What song have you got on repeat on your Spotify playlist?

Sean Paul – Temperature

9. Describe your first gig – who did you go see, how old were you, where was it?

I think I was about 14, I went to see this very earnest slightly emo American rock band called ‘Live’ who I was totally obsessed with, at Shepherd’s Bush Empire. Still have the hoodie.

10. Name 3 things you couldn’t live without?

Baked beans, my dog and my running trainers.

To win tickets to our exclusive OFFICE House Party at House of Vans London click here

 

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Win tickets to Brooklyn, NY #OFFICEVANSFAN

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

Are you the ultimate #OFFICEVANSFAN ?

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We have joined forces with our pals at Vans to offer a fantastic trip to Brooklyn, New York.

Prize includes:
– Return flights to New York
– 3 nights accommodation
– Vans goodie bag on arrival
– Tour of HOV Brooklyn
– As well as extra goodies!!!

 

To be in with a chance  to win all you need to do is show us your Vans collection on Instagram using #OFFICEVANSFAN and make sure you are following @officeshoes.

Competition ends at midnight on 30.01.15

 

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Vans introduce Chlöe Howl

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Let’s be honest, Vans have always been pretty on-point at providing the perfect classic sneaker, but they’re also pretty good at finding the coolest emerging bands and artists. And with the opening of the ginormous House of Vans this summer, there’ll be plenty more of that coming from the original skate brand turned culture magnet. With a promise to fuel creative expression through music, art, film, fashion and, of course, skating, the free space in the original tunnels of Waterloo station is set to be a mecca for many. 

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Chloe reckons her friends will be at the front row in the mosh pit, gig after gig, “I didn’t know what to expect coming in here, but it’s such an amazing space –and it’s good to see all these things in one place, interacting in a way you don’t normally see. Where else can you skate, view art, watch a gig, followed by a movie, and grab a burger all in the same place? “I’m such a Vans girl, my style is ‘literally-just-got-out-of-bed’ – I look as if I’ve just grabbed my clothes off the bedroom floor! Team that with a pair of scruffed-up or, for smarter occasions, box-fresh Vans, and that’s me done. “Once I finish my album, in the autumn, I’m going to come knocking on the House’s door. This is exactly where I want to play my shows – the crowds will be so cool.”

Check out Chlöe’s latest track >

 

 

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