What to Wear Wednesday with Mellicia Marx from Poplin Style

On Wednesdays, we’ll answer the on-going question: “What do I wear with these?”  It’s a question we get quite often here at the shop and we love giving suggestions when helping our customers. This week we handed the styling reigns over to Mellicia Marx of Poplin Style Direction.

Mellicia is a personal stylist who helps individuals look their best through easy, friendly, no-pressure styling. She can help you buy a new wardrobe, or edit what you currently own, or both. She’ll even go thrift shopping with you! So naturally we were thrilled for her to style her favorite boot from the re-souL collection. You may have seen our Iris boot in last week’s post. But, you can never have too much of a good thing, right? Plus, we love Mellicia’s styling, so without further ado, take it away Mellicia!

re-souL Iris Bronze Metallic Boot

 

It used to be that the cool kids wore silver, never gold. Then, something changed. Now, it’s all gold all the time. There was also a day when a classic black boot was your go-to. That time has passed. Now, it’s all about the unexpected. Whether you opt for a neutral, like green or blue, or try a surprising heel, it’s time to dive into a statement boot that is shockingly practical. For me that boot is metallic and the Iris from the re-souL collection is just right. The color is more subdued, which is just right when you are searching for something cool and not overly flashy. Of course, it’s crazy functional for walking up and down the hills of Seattle. So, it’s clear you need this boot. Now, how to style it?

I’m all about embracing your personal style and ensuring that your clothes communicate who you are. So, let’s begin with your very own Iris boots in bronze. Feel free to layer a leather jacket over top with any of these options or wear them sans cover-up.

 

1. With a compelling casual dress. I like neutrals with metallics and this cozy option is edgy and functional. Layer it up with leather leggings or distressed jeans or try it solo.

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2. With a super feminine dress. There’s nothing like the balance of hard and soft. A girly piece paired with sturdy, hip boots is a timeless approach. Elevate the look with metallic boots instead of black and feel your fashion-forward self come through.

3. With a long vest. A great strategy to simplify your life is to find boots that work well with a specific coat or vest. That way you can finish off every outfit effortlessly. Even the most basic of outfits is much more stylish with the right shoes and outerwear. If you find styling vests challenging, feel free to check out my post on the subject.

WTWW: How to Wear Chunky Heel Booties

Hi there! It’s been a while since we’ve done a “what to wear Wednesday”. Today we are looking at ways to wear a chunky heel ankle boot. We have recently received a great pair by P.Monjo. This black ankle boot would be a beautiful addition to anyone’s shoe closet. Let us show you how we would style this versatile bootie.

What to Wear Wednesday: P. Monjo Booties + Shift Dress

Some gals have a hard time visualizing ankle boots with a dress. But it can be done, we promise! Here we pair them with an above the knee shift. The chunky heel balances out the dressy feel of  a silk or a rayon patterned dress. Wear them with or without tights. These would also look great with a tunic and a pair of leggings.

What to Wear Wednesday: P. Monjo Booties + Cropped Denim

With cropped hems and looser fit denim on the rise, we think a nice pair of chunky heel booties are a good way to dress up your favorite pair of jeans. Wear them with a turtleneck sweater and a textured blazer for the perfect casual Friday outfit.

What to Wear Wednesday: P. Monjo Booties + Midi Dress

Maxi dresses, especially sweater dresses, are super cozy for Fall. Wear these chunky heel booties to elevate your knitwear for a more polished look.

So how would you wear these boots? We’d love to hear from you!

Thanks for stopping by and if you would like to see more ankle boots or other great styles for women, visit our shop here. 

WTWW – Men’s Edition: re-souL sneakers

Sometimes you need a shoe that does it all. For men, it can sometimes be a daunting task. You want to look good but you want to be comfortable too. Let us introduce to you the re-souL leather sneaker collection. Leather uppers are dressy enough to get away wearing them to work but comfortable to walk in all day. Here is how we suggest wearing them. re-souL_WTWW_mens_re-souL_sneaks_ss16_green

On occasion, you want to have the ease of no laces, especially at the airport. You can keep your cool through security and look put together for your trip at the same time. We would wear our green “Lance” slip-ons with our favorite denim.

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Too hot to wear pants but not really into wearing sandals? A simple solution is to wear your favorite cargos and a light t-shirt with our tan “Larry” lace-ups. That way you can walk for miles and still look perfectly put together.

Thank you for stopping by. You can find both of these styles in our shop or on-line at resoul.com.  Have a great rest of the week! ~ team re-souL

 

WTWW: Top 3 Men’s Shoe Trends

Each Wednesday we’ll answer the on-going question: “What do I wear with these?”  It’s a question we get quite often here at the shop and we love giving suggestions when helping our customers. This week we are helping out the guys. 

WTWW: Satorisan Benirras mid top leather casual

Desert boots or chukka boots have been trending for several seasons, so much so that we consider them a classic style. We like this one from Satorisan, meant to be worn without socks and designed with side vents to keep your feet cool. The leather sock liner and foam rubber sole mold to your feet making them super comfortable. Wear these with your chinos and a short sleeve woven shirt for a casual Friday at work.

 

WTWW: Officine Creative Anatomia 43 Woven Oxford

A smart update to your work shoe collection is a woven oxford. Perfect for summer weather to be worn with or without socks. We like this laceless style from Officine Creative. The handwoven leather is rich in color and texture. We would pair these with jeans and a linen sport coat and forget the laces and the socks, or not.

 

WTWW: re-souL Sam woven flip flop

Okay guys, time to up your game when it comes to sandals. Ditch the thongs (at least once in awhile) for a comfortable leather slide style. Wear them with a pair of Bermuda shorts and a long sleeve linen shirt and you won’t get funny looks the next time you frequent that trendy restaurant wearing your rubber flip-flops. Instead you’ll be admired for your casual laid-back look.

Thanks for stopping by, we hope you have a great rest of your week! To view more styles for guys visit us at resoul.com.

6 Must-Have Spring Styles

the re-souL collection: Spring/Summer 2016

Introducing our re-souL collection for Spring/Summer 2016. Six timeless styles in spring neutrals, basic blacks and pops of color. The collection is designed in Seattle by re-souL shop co-owner Maggie Burns and we have them made in Italy with super buttery soft leathers. We’re excited and proud to have this exclusive collection of shoes here at re-souL.

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Spring Trend: Culottes & Clogs

Culottes and clogs. Yes, that’s what we said. The two go together like an artisan loaf of bread and an Irish creamy butter. Both very good on their own of course but, oh together, even better! Culottes have become a fashion basic in the last couple of seasons and a great way to wear them is with clogs. Clogs give you the right height and heft you need to balance out the wideness of the pant leg.

Clogs & Culottes: Coclico

These Coclico wedge clogs are modern and sleek with their color tonalities and textures. We would wear them with something simple and layered to achieve a more sophisticated look in our outfit.

Clogs & Culottes: Taddeucci

We love the look of these Giulia Taddeucci clogs with the wood bottoms stained black and the glossy leather uppers. They almost look like a piece of modern furniture. We would wear these with our favorite black culottes and a crisp white poplin shirt. Clogs & Culottes: Kupuri

We adore the 70’s vintage vibe of these Kupuri clog sandals. The perfect neutral color to wear with most of your summer casuals, stripes, and denim.

So what do you think? Ready to give culottes and clogs a try? You’ll look fabulous we promise.
To view more new arrivals visit our shop at resoul.com.

 

WTWW: 3 Different Ways to Wear Midi Skirts

Each Wednesday we’ll answer the on-going question: “What do I wear with these?”  It’s a question we get quite often here at the shop and we love giving suggestions when helping our customers. This week we focus on three different Kupuri styles to wear with midi skirts.  

We just received a new collection of spring shoes from Kupuri. The styles are fresh and feminine. Midi skirts over the last few seasons have gone from runway fashion to a staple in our spring and summer wardrobes. So, we thought it would be fun to show different styles of shoes you can wear with this on-trend skirt length.

What to wear with Kupuri T-strap Sandals

The most flattering and ladylike way to wear a full mid-length skirt is with a heel. We really like this t-strap with its neutral color straps, blocky heel, and comfy platform. Wear these when you want to channel your inner femme fatal.

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