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.
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.
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!
Alexa Chung keeping it ‘everyday’ in black and white Sk8 Hi’s.
Rihanna always knows how to sass it up, mixing maxi’s with classic black and white Authentic’s.
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.
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 @theplasticboywho 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.
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.
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.
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!
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 Vansto 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.
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.
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
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.
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.”