Let’s just jump right into this, shall we? I love mood boards! I love looking at them. I enjoy creating them. I really can’t get enough of them! To me they are a visual way of organizing my thoughts before I go into the full blown design mode. Every creative person has their own way of being inspired and their own process. Mine starts with mood boards. It’s my inspiration, my trend analysis, my research and my organization all rolled into a visual presentation.
This Fall’s re-souL’s brand collection of shoes started with, you might of guessed by now, a mood board. A couple of them, actually. The first one was created from images I found on-line. I usually keep them on my i-Pad using apps for creating boards. That way I can recall them at anytime, especially when away from the shop or office. My current favorite app is Morpholio Board. It allows you to save your boards, edit them, add text and add links to your pictures.
The second mood board was my color story. It was something that I had pinned up on the wall and spread out through my work space. Fabric swatches, a catalog tear sheet, some painted sketches, and one of my favorite necklaces I had picked up in Copenhagen several years ago. This became the color palette for the shoe collection as well as our FW14 look book.
Thank you as always for stopping by, I wish you a productive and creative week! ~ Maggie
Even though it is technically still summer, we have been receiving new fall arrivals here at the shop! We can’t help but be inspired. So we thought we would share our top 3 fashion looks for women this Fall and how we would wear them the re-souL way.
The long tailored vest is a great update to the classic coat and keeps bulkiness out of your Fall layers.
With the weather finally changing and warming up we thought we would take a look at some of the most popular spring trends for men on the street. Ready?
1) Printed Pants and 2) Bomber Jacket
Printed pants for men have been seen on the streets of Milan and New York. Floral, checks, geometics and camo to name a few. But how do you pull off that look without looking like you are wearing your girlfriend’s pants? Simple. Just pair them with a classic leather dress shoe, a tie and a spring bomber jacket. You will be pulling this look off confidently and nobody will think you are wearing her pants.
printed pants and bomber jacket
3) Blazer and 4) Polka Dots
How do you update your casual work attire? A blazer anyone? You will always look polished and put together when you wear this classic jacket. Wear a lightweight linen style with lots of texture and if you would really like to try something new, wear a double breasted version.
Another come back print for spring is polka dots. Bold or subtle you cannot go wrong with this timeless print. It’s still okay to wear your checks and plaids, but for a new update try wearing a dot version instead.
What to do for shoes? Try wearing a suede buck with your new jacket and shirt, add some jeans and voilà you’ll be good to go!
blazer and polka dot shirt
5) Rolled Pant Hems and 6) No Socks
For a casual weekend look men have been seen rolling up their pants. This look works well with casual cotton twill pants or chinos. To complete the look wear a button down shirt and a casual sneaker with “no socks”. Not into not wearing socks? Wear some invisible socks that make your feet look like you are not wearing any socks. Now you can put your shades on and walk to your neighborhood cafe for that afternoon coffee break.