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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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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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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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Give it some welly!

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

It has happened, we have been hit by the miserable rainy days we are promised every summer! After some blissful days full of sunshine, we always know we are awaiting some torrential downpours and muddy festival days and it looks like they are here.

The wet weather definitely doesn’t dampen our spirits at OFFICE HQ as it is a perfect excuse to bring out those classic Wellington boots we have come to love. Whether its heritage Hunter’s, colour block Joules or grungy Dr Martens, our welly collection is fast growing and it’s become harder to decide which one will complete our rainy day look.

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With festival season starting to kick off, it’s not just about chucking on a pair of wellies, its making sure you are styled head to toe. Whether you are a Boho princess or grungy goddess, the festival look isn’t complete without a pair of classic chunky wellies. With a vast array of vibrant colours, slick metallics and pretty patterns, rain boots have never looked so good.

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The ultimate in farmer chic, the Wellington boot hasn’t always been considered the height of fashionable attire but has now transitioned from countryside to catwalk after featuring in Miu Miu’s AW14 collection this year. The humble welly has become a day to day favourite and wouldn’t look out of place paired with some skinny jeans and oversized tee, perfect for shopping in the rain.

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Glastonbury rumours

Friday, March 14th, 2014

 

It’s just a matter of months before we’ll be pulling on our wellies and denim shorts and heading to Worthy Farm for a few days of festival fun at Glastonbury. As ever, rumours are swirling about just who will be taking to the famous Pyramid Stage, so we’ve been keeping our ears to the ground and listening out for any hints from our favourite artists.

We take a closer look at who’s confirmed so far and who might be dropping by…

 

Confirmed

We know that all of the following will be showing their faces in Somerset at some point.

Arcade Fire

Warpaint

Blondie

Dolly Parton

Lily Allen

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Arcade Fire are the only headlining act to confirm their appearance so far and will take to the stage on Friday night. As well as being musical geniuses, they’ve also tried their hand at weather forecasting, with the band’s Win Butler promising “gorgeous” weather or people’s money back!

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The rumours

Pretty much every artist’s name has been linked with Glasto at one point or another, first Fleetwood Mac were tipped to headline then Prince and now its seems Kasabian are the favourites to take to the stage to coincide with the release of their fifth studio album.

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Pop princess Kylie is also being touted to make a possible appearance to promote her new album, which is out this month. The Aussie singer previously had to pull out of a starring spot in 2005 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer.

 

The Klaxons have dropped some of the strongest hints yet that they’ll be taking to the Glasto stage, after dodging questions about the festival. “There are gigs planned, we can’t tell you when, yet,” they revealed during an interview with Zane Lowe earlier this year. Intriguing!

 

The rumour mill also suggests Rihanna, Kanye West, The Eagles and OutKast may show up.

 

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This Month We Love – Wellies

Friday, October 11th, 2013

 

Are you one of the many festival revellers who have put your wellies away now the season is coming to an end? Well, we have you know that those rubbery boots are much more than just a pair of stylish mud lovers.

Whether you’ve left them behind in a welly henge or you’re wondering what on earth you’ll do with them now, fear not, we may have had a lovely summer but this is the United Kindom.

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Showers and snow will surely bless our shores this autumn/winter and with over 100 styles at OFFICE, there’s no excuse for wet feet. And yes, the welly is a practical staple for the seasons ahead but does that mean (other than festivals and rainy days) should they be hidden away?

At OFFICE we think not. Making a great impression on the catwalks and a favourite amongst celebrities, the welly boot has become an all-year-round fashion must have. Whilst remianing comfortable the welly boot comes in a burst of colour and patterns and is perfect for a chic or understated look.

Not bad for just a welly, eh?

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Festival Culture – Our Forecast

Monday, May 13th, 2013

One of the most famous festivals to take place was the Woodstock festival of 1969. Also known as ‘Three days of peace and music’ the 2 day concert was initially planned as a ‘one off’ so four young chaps could invest their money to build a recording studio.

After finding a large, unused area that would home 50,000 revellers, the event attracted 500,000. Sex, drugs and rock and roll, the prolonged event caused uproar but huge media attention and has given the World festival culture.

The Black Boot

With the military and boyfriend trends still dominating the cat walks and a favourite for celebrities, the black boot is on our festival hit list.

We love the versatility of this staple, looking great with vibrant prints, teamed simply with a pretty, pastel dress or even layered with denim cut offs and a jumper as Diana Vickers sports.

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When the mud is nowhere to be seen, give your feet the freedom they deserve with sandals and flats. Cut out detailing and bold buckles are key this season so opt for a neutral colour like Heidi Range, and let your clothes do the talking. Works great with floral prints!

The Classic Essential

When we mention festivals we usually think of mud and that means ‘wellies’. Even super models like Kate Moss make staying in the mud chic. But don’t wait for the rain, as we’ve seen on the catwalk, festival styling this year means wellies are in. They’re perfect for light layering and great with shorts.

Plus, if the mud takes over, why not make a ‘Welly Henge’ like they do at Glastonbury with all of the abandoned wellies.

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Fun Welly Facts

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

With the weather getting wet and icy, out comes the saviour of winter, the welly. But we don’t want you to dread this event, oh no, so we have collated a load of fun welly facts to lift your festive spirits. Enjoy!

- Oxford and Cambridge boat crews all wear Hunters before and after the race: Oxford in blue boots; Cambridge in green.


- The biggest Hunter ever made was a size 18 for a Derbyshire vet.


- It takes a gallon of custard to fill a size 10 Hunter.


- A Cumbrian farmer’s pig ate her Hunters and didn’t even suffer indigestion.


- Well into the 20th Century, rubber was more valuable than silver.


- Many rubberists ascribe aphrodisiac powers to its pungent smell, now available as a bottled scent from Parisian perfumer Jean Guton!!


- Some people love their wellies so much that they give each pair a name and even have a ‘Welly Naming Ceremony’


- In 1974, Scottish comedian/actor Billy Connolly adopted a comical ode to the boot called ‘The Welly Boot Song’ as his theme tune and it became one of his best-known songs.


- Paddington Bear started wearing his red wellies in 1972 when the first soft toys of the character were produced.


- The Scotch Malt Whisky Society lovingly describes its cask number 41.29 as “the colour of golden syrup with the scent of the inside of a welly boot”.


- A Yorkshire farmer requested a plastic buckle for his Hunters – the rattling kept waking up his wife as he got undressed for bed. A Hunter buckle is made from six separate pieces.


- The boot has also given its name to the welly boot dance, said to have been performed by miners in Africa to keep their spirits up whilst working.


- Hunter even made boots for cows! In the early 90′s Hunter made the Hubble Boot which was a boot specially designed for cows.


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Alexandra Burke wears Havaianas Wellies

Thursday, September 1st, 2011


Alexandra Burke spotted with Havaianas printed wellies
Alexandra Burke spotted with Havaianas printed wellies

Alexandra Burke has the right idea with her Always Summer Havaianas wellies! Even if the festival season is drawing to a close you can keep the summer vibe going like Alexandra with some printed wellies! Havaianas have branched out and now cater for your toes whatever the weather with both wellies and their world famous flip flops.

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Mollie from the Saturday’s – Bonny Quilted Welly

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011


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I know the festival season is drawing to an end, but Mollie from the Saturday’s has the bonny quilted welly high on her priority list ‘ideal for festival season! Love the preppy feel to them’ We agree with Mollie on this one…the quilted rubber welly will also make a stylish back up for these changeable days we’ve been having lately! Ahh the good old Great British Summer…

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