WTWW: Holiday Parties

Hello! As we are in the thick of the parties and celebrations to be had this season, we thought we would show you some ways to get dressed up for the holidays. Parties are a fun time to experiment and try something different, so lets get to it, shall we?

The Office Party

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We love the idea of trying something fun for office attire. Like this festive plaid jacket in traditional colors. We would pair this jacket with some red slim trousers and our forest green pumps.

 

The House Party

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Just because you’ve been invited to someone’s home for a holiday celebration, it doesn’t mean you can’t dress up for the occasion. A¬† pretty boho silk dress looks great with a pair of tall boots. The color of this tall boot anchors the dress and gives it a more modern appeal.

 

The Cocktail Party

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Whether you are heading out with friends to celebrate with Christmas cheer or you have a cocktail party to go to, we love the simplicity of the wrap dress paired with these fancy red heel ankle boots. Your shoes can be the showstopper accessory for a fun evening.

So are you inspired to dress up this season? If you would like to see more of our shoe collections, come visit us at our re-souL shop, follow us on Instagram or shop with us on-line at resoul.com. We wish you a happy holiday season! Thanks for stopping by!

To Show or Not To Show?

To show or not to show, that is the question. What the heck are you talking about, you may say. Well, we are talking about your socks of course! The trend these days is to show some skin, some ankle skin to be exact.¬† We know that this is fine in milder climates, but some of you live in areas that are just plain frigid. So we think you can show some cool socks too.¬† Here are some examples of how we would wear our shoes from the shop with or “without” hosiery.

 

First up the ever popular ankle boot. Everybody has a pair, right? We would wear these P. Monjo boots with no-show-socks if we were wearing a midi length dress or skirt. With a pair of jeans, we would flash these fancy crane crews.

 

We love a good oxford around here! We think it’s perfectly acceptable to pretend we are wearing no socks as well as to show off some really cute designed ones too.

 

 

Tall boots. Totally okay to not show your socks obviously, but we also think it’s super cute when they peek out the cuff too.

 

These are just a few samples of what we have at re-souL. To see more of our shoe and sock collections, visit us in Ballard or shop on-line at resoul.com.

 

 

WTWW ~ How to Wear Brown

The kids are back in school and the weather is slowly changing. It’s time for another “What to Wear Wednesday”. The color brown is the new neutral of the season. Don’t worry, black is not going anywhere. But, it’s been awhile since we have seen brown on our feet as a fashion color so, we thought we would show you some examples of how we would wear this versatile shade.

 

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Faux fur in every style and color is the coat of the season. We would wear this “teddy bear” coat with these two-tone ankle boots from Ernesto Dolani. They’re borrowed from the boys, yet slightly feminine with its chunky heel.

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If you haven’t already noticed. Plaid everything is also the trend when it comes to prints. Besides wearing these oxfords with pants, we would gladly wear them with tights and a dress. Moma’s wingtip design and rich coffee color make them the perfect match for an outfit like this.

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We are diggin all the spicy tone colors in ready to wear for this season. We love pumpkin, rust, mustard, ochre and olive greens. Best neutral to go with? Brown of course! We would wear these dark chocolate beauties from Ernesto Dolani with everything!

 

So the question is, are you ready for Fall? Thanks for stopping by the blog and we hope to see you in the shop! All styles available in-store and on-line. To see more Fall goodness head over to our website ~ resoul.com

WTWW – How to Wear Mules

Hello! It’s time for another edition of What to Wear Wednesday. This week we are enjoying the warmer Spring weather in the PNW. We thought it would be fun to show you how to wear mules. A mule is a closed-toe open-heel shoe that comes in different heel heights. We love them as an alternative to wearing a sandal.

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What is more comfortable than wearing a pair of broken-in jeans? Wearing them with a mule! A mule is a good way to be comfortable but still look polished enough for a casual day at work or going out in the evening. We like the way this Halmanera pointed toe style looks with a tapered jean. These would also look fantastic with a pair of black kick-crop pants as well.

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So you feel like wearing shorts but sneakers and sandals feel too casual for streetwear or a casual work environment. This silver moccasin style mule looks as smart as wearing a loafer, but is as comfortable as a slipper. We like the metallic silver because metallics are a great neutral as an alternative to basic black or brown. Wear these with everything!

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We love the look of mules so much, that we designed and developed our own style. Our Madora style comes in 5 colors. We like the way this re-souL collection version looks with skirts and dresses. The cut of the vamp in a deep-V, makes your legs look longer. Bonus! These would also look amazing with wide-leg crop pants too.

 

So hopefully we have inspired you to try out wearing mules. What do you think? Which mule could work for you?
Thanks for visiting! Enjoy the rest of the week! ~ team re-souL

What to Wear: Yellow Shoes

 

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Hello! It’s time for another “What to Wear” installment. We have been receiving lots of new items in the past couple of weeks. Please go to resoul.com to see the latest arrivals!

This week we focus on the color yellow. People tend to get intimidated by color but, really there is nothing to be self conscious about. Think of colored shoes as an added accessory¬† to your basics. Yellow looks great with neutrals such as white, gray, black and navy.¬† We really like yellow with blue, as you’ll see in the following examples.

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What to Wear: 3 Spring Trends to Try

Hello! We have been receiving some new Spring shoes and they have us inspired to wear something fresh for the change of season. This weekend is supposed to be nice, so how about giving these trends a try?  ernesto_dolani_perf_oxfords

Pastel colors for Spring continue this season. Ease into milder weather with a pretty pastel plaid top and some breezy wide leg crops. Finish your look with a pair of perforated blush tone oxfords, a great alternative to a sandal.

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It seems that there are two strong trends at the moment. Shades of burnt orange, sienna, and rusty brown are dominating the blogs and fashion magazines. The other is the jumpsuit. Wear this casual piece with a color-block slide in the new neutral shades of terra cotta and blush. The perfect sandal for the laid back style of a linen jumpsuit.

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Mixing patterns such as stripes and florals are a fun way to add some life to your typically neutral based wardrobe. If you’re going to make a statement, you might as well go all the way! Bright hues like this red sculptural pump are a great way to punch some color onto your ensemble.

 

So are you inspired too? If you would like to see more new arrivals, come visit us at our re-souL shop, follow us on Instagram or shop with us on-line at resoul.com We wish you a great spring season! Thanks for stopping by!

WTWW: How to Wear Velvet Boots

Hello there lovelies. Thank you¬†for popping by the blog. Fall has finally arrived! We are in the mood for pumpkins, falling leaves, earl grey tea, and big cozy sweaters. Today¬†we are going to talk about velvet. In particular, velvet ankle boots. There is an assumption that this material is only for evening attire, but we assure you that it’s great for daytime too! Take a look at 3 options of velvet boots we have styled for you.

 

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These boots from Hudson are fabulously fun. They collaborated with Liberty London to create a beautiful paisley velvet print. The wood heel adds a finishing touch. We would wear these with our favorite jeans and a motorcycle jacket or embellished jean jacket.

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The bold oversized coat is bigger than ever. Whether you are wearing a colorful brocade, quilted, tapestry or heavily embroidered and embellished, the velvet ankle boot is the perfect boot to pair with these fabrications. We would wear our blue re-souL bootie with our favorite statement coat.

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Long cardigans and long wool vests are still going strong in fashion. Update your look with a simple black velvet bootie. Perfect with leggings or leather pants, but would also look fantastic with tights and a dress.

What do you think? Ready to try velvet boots? Thanks for stopping by and if you would like to see some other seasonal options for your feet, visit our shop here.