1. How much do you love OFFICE and why?
Olein (Sales assistant, Office Topman London) : On a scale of 1-10, definitely 10.5! I love the product and its great to be around such cool people in store. The atmosphere is nice and chilled and everyone has their own unique style.
Chris (Sales assistant, Office Silverburn Glasgow) : I absolutely love it, even before I worked there, I used to shop in store. It has a real laidback style and the product is fashion forward and directional. Working in store has really helped me get a sense of current trends and I love advising customers on how to wear the shoes.
2. Who are your style icons?
Olein: Rihanna and Beyonce are up there with my faves as I love that urban, sporty look. But I generally get fashion inspiration from people that I follow on Instagram who aren't necessarily super famous but just look good. I would describe my style as a bit hipster but with my own twist.
Chris: ASAP Rocky - he has taking an old skool hip hop look and made it current in his own way. His style has a real edge to it which I like. I also love looking on Instagram for new looks, some of my favourite accounts are Champ Paris and Amour London.
3. What are your style tips for the season, going through until Autumn?
Olein: Turtlenecks are a must to pop under things, whether they are long sleeved or sleeveless, they are a great transitional must have to take you through until Autumn. I also like wearing socks with sandals, especially chunky Vagabond styles. Hareem pants are one of my favourites as they can keep you cool or warm and can be styled with trainers or even heels for nights out.
Chris: Layering up is a must. I loved the Timberland boots I wore for the shoot, the Nelson Chukka. Its nice to have a lower cut chukka boot because they look great with turn up jeans and are a good style to wear through the seasons.
I also think a unique beanie hat is a great accessory to chuck in your bag for colder days. I love ones with 90s style logos or hip hop names.
4. What are your shopping tips?
Olein: I always plan what I want to buy and then go looking for it, I never really just shop for the sake of it. The only exception is when im browsing thrift stores like Rokit and Brick Lane Market for something different.
Chris: Find a style you like and then twist it to make it your own. Music is a big inspiration for me and my favourite is hip hop, so this always translates into
5. What are your fave shoes and why?
Olein: It has to be the adidas Originals Superstar Metal Toe, I love them and I hear we might be getting new colours in Autumn which i'm super excited about. They really suit my style but I don't like wearing them too much, I save them for special occasions.
Chris: I am a real fan of a classic Nike Air Force 1, I've been wearing the style since school and they have never let me down. I do think the Nike Cortez is going to be a big look this season, so I will definitely be rocking those this year.
6. How would you describe London/Glasgow style? What big trends will carry
us through until Autumn?
At the minute there is a real sports luxe vibe. The girls are wearing tailored trousers and duster coats with a classic pair of Stan Smiths or Air Force 1s. It's all about dressing up sportswear.
I think Glasgow style takes its inspiration from London style. I've seen a lot of 90's logos and old school sports brands making a comeback. I've also seen a lot of ripped t-shirts and sweatshirts, it's like the ripped jeans look is moving up the body.
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