Maggie Muses: re-souL mood boards

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.

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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.

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 Thank you as always for stopping by, I wish you a productive and creative week!  ~ Maggie

 Image Credits

Margaret Howell SS14 Ad Campaign | Wellness for Joy | Schumacher | Instagram | Cy Twombly | Vogue Italia 1999 | Tamara Klimova | Fran Coca
 Adam Mork | Marie Claire Germany 1997 | Kelly Wearstler
re-souL / Legh Burns

Modern, Minimal, Feminine or Classic?

What's your favorite Fall style?

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE FALL STYLE?

Tall Boots from Gidigio
Pumps from Coclico
Loafers from Lili Mill
Chelsea Boots from  re-souL

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We wouldn’t want you to miss out!

XO — team re-souL

3 Top Must Have Fall Trends + Shoes

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.

 

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The long tailored vest is a great update to the classic coat and keeps bulkiness out of your Fall layers.

Inspiration: Street style shot by Diego Zuko via Harper’s Baazar

Vest: Zara Long Combined Waistcoat

Shoes: Coclico Ivonne oxfords

 

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An A-line shift dress is flattering and a perfect way to show off your tall boots.

Inspiration: Gucci

Dress: Modcloth Posh Proprietor Dress

Boots: MOMA 91402 Boot

 

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Who doesn’t love being comfortable? Wear your knits with an ankle boot and you go from frumpy to effortlessly chic.

Inspiration: Humanoid

Sweater: Topshop

Slouchy Pants: American Eagle Don’t Ask Why Soft Pant

Boots: P. Monjo Kling Boot

 

6 Men’s Spring Street Trends

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.

 

Mens Spring Trend: Printed Pants

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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!

 

Mens Spring Trend: Blazer

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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.

 

Mens Spring Trends: Rolled Chinos

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Items from re-souL:

> Offincine Creative wigtip oxford in Cuoio, made in Italy.
> JD Fisk Volkan buck, in Khaki suede.
> Will Leather Goods waxed cancas flight bag.
> OHW Croft sneakers in blue suede.
> Stance invisible socks. 

To view the other items featured along with their links as well as more outfit pairing suggestions, check out re-souL’s profile on polyvore.

Mondays, Maggie Muses: Winter Coats

This winter has been a particularly harsh one for most, so it’s no wonder I have been obsessing about winter coats. Here are some outerwear styles I am coveting.

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Stripes are one my favorite patterns and I love the bold random stripes on this coat.

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Okay, this is techmically a vest but it looks like a coat. So sleek even makes her sneakers look chic.

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This classic black topcoat gets some edge worn with her leather leggings.

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Grey, dotty and quilted. Yes, Please!

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Besides my all black phase I am favoring this season, I really do love this blush coat.

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I think everyone should own a camel coat. This double breasted and shorter length gives it some edge.

Lucky for me spring is around the corner (or so I hope) otherwise there would be some serious damage to my credit card. I hope you have a great week and stay warm! ~ Maggie xo

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