Scorcher steals for the week a head 🌞🌴

So whats the best or should we say coolest option for scorching temperatures? Nothing. Just kidding, choosing the right shoes and pairing them with light dresses or trousers are always a guaranteed win. Choosing your outfit for the day is determined on how smart you need to be for work, but also how cool you can be during our fiery heat week. With a mix from flat to mids, our shoes leave you looking great and feeling great. Strappy sandals, espadrilles, mules and slingbacks  are Summer classics. These shoes can be dressed down or dressed up, if you are wishing to wear them to work, choose shoes with added details to elevate your look. Whilst we all would love to be lounging by a crystal blue pool, we know that the only way to make the most of this climate is to buy yourself some new beautiful Office shoes.

 

What to get Dad 💙

This coming Sunday is Father’s Day, whether you are spoiling your dad, or a heroic male figure in your life, it goes without saying some shoe spoils are most necessary. All men love shoes, and if they fail to admit it, they secretly do. Whether it is the classic boat shoe or a soft suede loafer, our collection of shoes covers all tastes. It can be quite tricky in choosing the right shoe, so we have compiled a few guidelines that could assist your decision making in giving Dad one of the best gifts:

The formal man: If your dad is always suited up, or refuses to own a round neck t-shirt, we always suggest Brogue or Penny Loafers. Ask the Missus and Poste offer a great selection of formal shoes, that use premium materials and on trend designs to give you the most perfect shoe. (Formal Spoil)

The handy-man: We know a lot of busy bee parents, especially when your Dad is always outdoors and conquering the home’s building tasks. Why not treat him to some classic Converse? Or Vans? Shoes that are durable, can be chucked in the washer and building friendly.

The hipster man: You might have the cool dad, the one who keeps a head of the trends and always makes the classics look good. We always advise a pair of Reeboks Club C. An item that has been on the scene for many years, and looks good on at any age.

Go on treat your Dad 💙

LFWM: The Shoe Street Style

So what has been the excuse for ridiculously good-looking men roaming around London for? London Mens Fashion Week. Okay, that is slightly harsh, London is always filled with well dressed men, that’s what makes the city so loved by all. LMFW is an international fashion event that attracts global attention, and from our part we are slightly shoe aware in this matter. We took to street style images that surfaced today, and how can we not highlight the importance of owning formal shoes,  Vans and Converse? These men made these outfits look cool, understated and unique. Shop all the below styles straight from our website.

 

 

Choosing the right shoe for work

Your office attire is very important, it needs to be practical, comfortable and stylish (obviously). We know choosing the right outfit is either a loved or feared task, however we feel with our selection of shoes , you’ll be owning this activity. Choosing the right office shoe (excuse the pun) is down to your work environment, is it smart, casual or always on the go?

We have some essential tips in choosing the right shoe:

  1. If you need height, or have opted for a great pair of culouttes, why not try some of our high studded mules? Easy to slide into and get your work day going (great for Summer too)
  2. Looking for a touch of height? Kitten heels are your go-to. The right amount of elevation, whilst remaining steady enough on your feet. We love these paired with a pair of skinny denims or wide flowing trousers. If you want to be a bit more adventurous,
  3. If you happen to be a busy bee, and have already read our guideline of wearing trainers, choosing a classic all white Converse is ideal for the workplace. Sleek and comfortable (suits almost any wardrobe choice).
  4. If you’re a flats kind of lady, why not try a classic loafer? Great with a suit, or tailored paired of denims.

 

 

What we ate for lunch 🌮

Lunchtime treats are always a highlight in our office, especially when we get the opportunity to get outdoors and enjoy the warmer weather. We decided to treat ourselves (it is a Friyay), and luckily, not too far from where we work is the most delicious Taco restaurant, Breddos Tacos. As I am typing this, we have been discussing how we want to relive lunch again- it was that delicious. This lively restaurant started from a  taco shack in a car park in Hackney back in 2011, and have now made Clerkenwell their home. Inspired by cuisine from Mexico and America, Breddos Tacos packs a punch. The menu is always changing, with household favourites always available. If you’re looking for further fun,we highly recommend this spot after work, as they stock an array of tequilas and serve refreshing cocktails.

What did we feast on? 🌮

    • Nachos & Guacamole
    • Burrata, mizuna, orange, salsa morita, le costa olive oil tostada
    • Buttermilk chicken wings
    • Tuna, yellow bean, tomatillo, fujikko, peanuts tostada
    • Sweet potato taco
    • Masa fried chicken Taco

Pastrami, pickled and grilled jalapeno, burnt morita, red cabbage.

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On the menu since 2011- MASA FRIED CHICKEN. 👍🏻🌮😊

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We have officially started the Festival Season!

We Are FSTVL is a 2016 UK Festival Award winning music festival. Office HQ made their way to the festival this past weekend, and despite the unwanted downpour, the weather did not stop anyone from enjoying this great music fest. The line up was not to be missed, with over 225 artists performing, this festival made sure festival goers enjoyed their bank holiday weekend in the best way possible. Famous performers such as Carl Cox, Armand Van Helden, Basement Jaxx, Wiley, Dizee Rascal, Giggs, Disciples, Gorgon City and Craig David Presents Ts5 were some of the many that made this event an electronic highlight. What trends did we notice? Converse and Vans throughout. Mini skirts, graphic tees and the occasional body suit. What’s our first festival tip of the season:

#1: Invest in a good rain mac that can fold easily into your bag and always use shoe protector.

Office spot of the week 🍦

What do you do on your lunch break when the sun is beaming and want to catch a quick tan? You obviously go on the hunt for ice-cream. We happen to be right in the heart of London’s food scene, where the options are endless and we are often left out of pocket, due to endless feasting. Luckily, just a short walk away, we came across Soft Serve Society, which happens to be an ice-cream utopia. The menu is limited but the flavor combinations pack a punch. Offering three flavored soft serves, one can expect candy floss toppings, decadent sauces and many sprinkles to choose from. This ice-cream emporium allows adults to tap into their inner child, and enjoy the best type of sugar rush. What did we go for?

Cloud 9: Vanilla Ice-cream, berry candyfloss and popping candy

Espresso yourself: Vanilla affogato and crumbed oreas

Flavour of the week: Charcoal and coconut ice-cream, bubblegum sprinkles and a toasted marshmallow.

Want something sweet? This is your place 🍦 If ice-cream isn’t your thing, Freak Shakes are just as delicious.

 

 

How to choose the perfect date for Prom 💕

The Prom clock is ticking, and we know how important it is to look your very best for this occasion. It is however, more important to feel great with your date, and when we mean date, we mean with your shoes ofcourse. We believe in starting with your shoes first and then planning your outfit to pair perfectly with your (shoe) date. We share some sound advice in how to choose the right date:

  • High heels: Some of us can rock these and some of us choose not too. We stock a great selection of high-heels, and we love these high styles in metallics, nudes or a statement colours. Your actual date would need to be your height in these heels or a touch taller would be great too (just saying). Paired with a long flowing dress or cute babydoll frock, make sure your heels shine throughout the evening.
  • Sparkle or not too sparkle: Embellished heels are great for Prom. They add a glitzy  statement to your look. We like to pair these heels with nude satin dresses or a LBD (little black dress). Choose sparkle if your outfit is minimal, and don’t be shy in making your shoe date known. Your actual date should be the accessory to the look, let the shoes be one of the main features alongside your gorgeous self.
  • Trainers: We are big fans of trainers making their debut at your Prom, whats not too like about this look? They are comfortable and will leave you being the last one on the dance floor. Thankfully, most trainers come in great nude hues and look great with your chosen dress. We like soft pink Vans or cream Converse Exclusives for your Prom look, and we have no doubt your actual date will be super impressed by your shoe choice.

 

The sun is shining this week, guess what is on our mind? 🌞

The sun is set to shine this week, and when we mean shine, it looks like we might even reach 28 degrees this weekend. Take note, temperatures as such causes big smiles, sandal fun and longer evening festivities. Our latest sandals leave you feeling on trend, where we have you rocking this scorcher week in style 🌞  What do we have planned for this week? A few hang outs that will be featuring this week’s calendar:

Dalston Roof Park 💕

Expect a chilled but fun atmosphere. Watch the sunset with friends and enjoy a few mandatory G&Ts. The roof park has various events on, so keep up to date with that is happening. Do dance, have fun, eat and enjoy the evening sun. Ideal shoes? Scorpion, Santorini or our Sassy mules.

Victoria Park 💕

Taking a long lunch from the office? Why not visit one of London’s oldest parks, built in 1845. Take a little picnic, a blanket and a good book. The perfect excuse to catch up on a tan. Ideal shoes? Birkenstocks, Haviannas or Mules.

Aviary 💕

Panoramic views of London, located in the trendy spot of Shoreditch, the Aviary is the perfect spot to take in the sunshine and enjoy delicious cocktails. A bit pricey but worth the views. Ideal Shoes? Hollie, Moonlight or Syrup.

Soft Serve Society 💕

What would Summer be without enjoy an over indulgent and sugar coated ice-cream? Listen we love ice-cream, all day everyday. The Soft Serve Society in Boxpark serves up one of the best ice-creams, go for a Cloud 9, vanilla ice-cream served with popping candy and berry candyfloss. Or go for a Freakshake? Either way, this cold dessert parlor hits the spot. Ideal shoes? Maniac, Hoxton or Warner

Santander cycle 💕

Looking for a quick break and wanting to enjoy the city? Find yourself a Santander bike and explore your hood. Ideal Shoes? Any sneaker woulds do, we do advise closed shoes for this.

Street Feast 💕

You need to get yourself to one of the four venues that belong to the Street Feast team, they open from Friday onwards, and this is great spot to dine, drink and share good memories with friends. Ideal shoes? Flats or modern trainers. 

The SS17 Edit #officeloves

Have you visited our latest campaign page? If you have, fabulous! If not, check it out for all your Spring/Summer styling tips (hurry, as the shoes are selling out fast). Our latest SS17 edit gives you all the shoe inspiration you need, and all the season essentials you need to own. Styling tips from professional stylist Candice Bailey is shared and she shows you how best to exhibit the ‘it’ shoes. Expect themes of pastel shades, touches of sparkle, fluffy heels and hot trainers. What’s your favourite look?

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