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Style for the Bank Holiday – Rain or Shine

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

With the bank holiday almost here, its time to start planning what to wear for the long weekend as quite a few of us will be packing an overnight holdall and jumping in the car to make the most out of the 3 days off.

Whether it is a city break abroad, a few days at the seaside or some countryside walking, we have selected some of our favourite ladies styles to have you covered, come rain or shine.

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When the weather gets a bit unpredictable, which lets face it happens quite a lot in the British Isles, we also need some emergency footwear in our suitcase.

If off to Wales for some country walks amongst the mountains, a pair of New Balance W373 will have you climbing trees and picking raspberries all day.

For the festival goers who are prepping for Reading, Leeds or SW4, a bright pair of Joules wellies are a must for some muddy trekking to the main stage.

City shopping and touristy days out call for a pair of timeless leather Converse All Stars or a chunky ankle boot like the Madison as both look pretty smart, are easy to wear with anything and will help keep your feet dry if there is an unexpected drizzle.

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For sunny days sat on Brighton pier with a 99 ice cream, a classic pair of Vans Authentic are great as they come in so many summery colours and help you walk across the pebbly beach without hurting your feet and stay comfy and cool whilst walking through the lanes shopping till you drop.

For those of us who are lucky enough to jet set abroad to the likes of Rome, Paris or Amsterdam, some sandals and some trainers are a must to pop in your hand luggage. Lightweight and comfortable, the new Air Max Thea will have you exploring the city all day and some simple sandals like the Holla  or Hallie are great for lunches at the Louvre or dinner overlooking the Colosseum.

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Big Eyes Little Soles @ House of Vans

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Last Thursday evening, not only were we lucky enough to attend the House of Vans launch party but we had a special guest in tow, Dionne Hélène from the great blog Big Eyes Little Soles.

Check out Dionne’s review of the event and some of the amazing pictures she took on the night…

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“I don’t really know how to begin describing the experience I had on Thursday night. We were treated to some incredible music (Savages, Jagger & Juan Love, Roots Manuva, Toddla T, Dinosaur Jr, Public Enemy, Illum Sphere!!!) a great showcase of work from some brilliant artists ( Ben Drury, Louise Gray, – to mention a few) and most exciting of all an array of skating legends to spin us out (Steve Van Doren, Tony Alva, Christian Hosoi, – no big deal right!) as well as all of the youthful faces of the London skate scene testing out the freshly set concrete.

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Vans have pulled off something truly unique, in what can only be described as a sick venue with mind-blowingly good stuff inside it. It transcends the typical venue for anything really. Based inside the Leake street tunnel under Waterloo station, Vans have transformed 30,000 feet of raw underground space into a cavernous multi-disciplinary skate orientated Aladdin’s cave. They have crafted the most aesthetically beautiful cement bowls and half-pipes, and runs, kitted it with a stage and two bars, a gallery space, a cinema and studio space as well as well-thought out areas for people to chill in. The most exciting thing about it all is that it is a real recreational space, that in my opinion has arrived at a time of need in London. It aims to be an educational space as well as a creative, cultural, and sportive environment. And if last night is anything to go by, I would say you are in for a really good time.

The #houseofvansldn will be open Wed-Sun for visitors (for more info click HERE) Stay locked for info about upcoming gigs and shows.

Seriously go. It’s fantastic!

Peace.”

 

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House of Vans: Launch Party

Friday, August 8th, 2014

Last night we had the hottest ticket in town to the exclusive launch party to the House of Vans London in Waterloo. This amazing space is a creative hub for artists, musicians and skaters and some of the biggest names came out in support for this exciting new venue.

The OFFICE HQ gang got to hang with Steve Van Doren, the son of Vans co-founder Paul who was more than happy to show us around and chat about the iconic brand. The legendary Z-Boys Tony Alva and Christian Hosoi were there showing off their skills and enjoying the incredible music acts that performed throughout the night. These included Dinosaur Jr, Tempa T, Roots Manuva and the hip hop giants Public Enemy.

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As you walk in, you are greeted by a huge hall full of artwork and creative installations and at the back is the unique Vans lab which will play host to 4 artists at a time to create their work and eventually display in the art hall.

There is a a cosy cinema which will showcase a range docu-films and private screenings, a room with cabinets full of old Vans memorabilia, an 850 capacity music hall and of course the huge subterranean skate park.

Skaters can book a 2 hour skate/BMX session at http://houseofvanslondon.com/ for free and enjoy everything the venue has offer, including the in-house restaurant.

Last night was a true testament to the Vans ethos as the atmosphere was exciting, friendly and chilled and the venue proved itself as a great hub for anyone and everyone.

 

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Glastonbury: What we are wearing

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

The festival to end all festivals, Glastonbury has officially opened the gates to the welly wearing crowds.

Unfortunately we are headed for muddy days at Glasto as this weekend is due to be a wet one, however we wont let that dampen our spirits or our style.

Come rain or shine, the styles we will be wearing have got us covered for the 5 days of musical mayhem and will keep us dancing until sunrise.

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JuJu jellies have become a summer favourite and are ideal for those bursts of blazing heat and even the heavy downpours as it doesn’t matter if they get wet, plus they are super cute on their own or paired with some frilly socks for colder evenings.

A pair of Converse or Vans are  great trainers to chuck in our giant rucksack as they are lightweight and we kind of like them even more when they get scruffy!

As country queen Dolly Parton hits the stage on the final day we will be channelling our inner Dolly with a pair of Domino Fringe ankle boots, some Daisy Dukes and a big back combed barnet.

The festival essential, considering the weather that is going to hit us, is the Hunter welly. The mix of colours and styles are endless but we do love the classic black gloss as it goes with everything! Dresses, shorts, jeans and even a tutu, they always look good and will top off our authentic festival look, complete with some feathers in our hair and a bit of glittery face paint!

Let the fun begin!

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Isle of Wight Festival 2014

Monday, June 16th, 2014

 

Welly wearers were out in force at this year’s Isle of Wight Festival. As thousands of party-goers descended upon the island, it was clear that a statement pair of shoes were the perfect accessory for making an outfit look festival fab! From vibrant Hunters and printed Havaiana wellies, grungy ankle boots to a classic pair of Converse, IOW had it all.

 

 

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As the sun shone down, 50,000 festival-goers partied to the likes of Calvin Harris, John Newman, The Kings of Leon and the Red Hot Chilli Peppers.

 

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Images taken at The Isle of  Wight Festival 2014

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Field Day #officefeststyle

Monday, June 9th, 2014

This weekend was packed full of sunshine and great music echoing from Field Day in Victoria park, London.

The first London based festival in the calendar saw the likes of Metronomy, Pixies and Danny Brown hit the stage in Hackney and the cool kids of East were out in full force.

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We sent out guest blogger Isabelle Moore to snap some street style picks and it was clear the festival guests didn’t compromise their style for the unpredictable weather. Vans, jelly shoes, sliders and Dr Martens seemed to be the footwear favourites at Field Day with the classic Hunter welly remaining a festival staple.

With lots more festivals on their way, we can wait to see what you guys will be wearing, make sure to use #officefeststyle

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Vans x Star Wars: Has arrived at a galaxy near you….

Friday, May 30th, 2014

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We can now exclusively reveal the exciting new Vans collection launching online and in Office stores today and we at OFFICE HQ are channelling our inner Jedi and buzzing with excitement.

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Vans takes off to a galaxy far, far away for an out-of-this-world collection featuring artwork from the original Star Wars trilogy. The Force is strong in this intergalactic offering, by combining heritage Vans prints with iconic Star Wars characters, Vans presents a truly unique capsule this universe has never seen before.

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Vans winter styles

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

Next week sees the launch of a collection of exclusive styles in OFFICE from Vans. With over 40 years of Californian heritage, the Vans brand embodies an ‘off the wall’ attitude.

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Old Skool and Chukka Boot styles get a winterised update with premium wool and suede uppers, sitting atop rich gum and tonal coloured soles. As seen in today’s Metro newspaper, the photo shoot showcases these new and exclusive styles in the beautiful Epping Forest.  The Old Skool shoe features the side stripe which is Vans’ original and most identifiable insignia, with the Chukka Boot bringing a smart casual look to the collection. Pair with chinos and plaid shirts for a unisex laid back look.

In store and online from next week.

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Vans – Inside Story

Monday, October 17th, 2011

Get the lowdown from OFFICE staff about how they wear their Vans

Get the lowdown from OFFICE staff about how they wear their Vans

Malaika Carr-Haji – Works at OFFICE Putney
‘I usually like to wear my Vans with rolled-up jeans to the ankle, tucked in white T-shirt, brown belt and contrasting socks in either white, grey or charcoal. Never black socks – boring. And laces criss-crossed. I mostly wear them to work and gigs.’

Jen Purvis – Works at OFFICE HQ
‘Every day with anything and everything. Turned-up denim shorts or 80′s-cut, acid wash jeans worn with socks. I often personalise my Vans by writing on the soles.’

David Price – Works at OFFICE (Topman) Oxford Circus
‘Always make sure my Vans match my outfit. If they are black or brown, then so is my shirt. I work, chill and even sleep in them.’

Chadd Holland
– Works at OFFICE HQ
‘With no socks all year round. Basically, all the time – from riding my bike to dinner. My signature look is black Authentics teamed with chinos or skinny or cut-off jeans.’

Charlotte Ilidge
– Works at OFFICE Merry Hill
‘ Rolled-up jeans, a T-shirt tucked in and throw on a denim jacket. Got to be double denim. I wear my Vans to work, going out, walking the dog, shopping and just chilling.’

Natt Booth – Works at OFFSPRING (Topshop) Oxford Circus
‘I live in my Vans. I team them with a smart shirt, baggy jeans tied at the ankles and replace my laces with thin rope. I’ve worn them to weddings, as well as conventional places like work, the supermarket and hanging out with my mates.’

Segen Teame – Works at OFFSPRING Camden
‘High waisted skinnies or leggings with crop tops. I change the laces depending on my style. Always wear socks but covered up. Wore my faves to a graduation party and even while breaking up with my boyfriend; otherwise to work, gigs, music festivals. I live in them.’

Al Taylor – Works at OFFICE HQ
‘Without socks, white canvas Authentics. My signature look is bright coloured chinos paired with denim shirts and customised with tonal laces.’

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All American Brands

Sunday, July 4th, 2010
As celebrations kick off across the pond we have decided to join in and showcase the best of our American brands. Check out the latest from Nike, Vans and Converse this 4th July.
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