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: Fiorentini + Baker G04 (Men’s Edition)

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. 

F+B G04

For this week’s What to Wear Wednesday we thought we would feature a boot for the guys. Men typically like to wear shoes, not boots. An oxford seems the safest option for most men. But the right boot is just as versatile as a shoe if you know how to play with materials and proportions. Pants that are narrower in cut and heavier in weight, easily can make the transition to an ankle boot. This Fiorentini and Baker G04 boot would be great with a pair of jeans, a sweatshirt and a quilted jacket. For a more casual/dress option, a heavy flannel trouser with a plaid shirt and blazer would be another winning combination. So gentleman, we encourage you to get out of your comfort zone and try wearing some boots!

Featured re-souL items:

> Fiorentini and Baker “G04” leather ankle boot, made in Italy.
> Men’s Stance “Alpaca” socks, wool blend. Imported.

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.

What to Wear Wednesday: MOMA 71405 Chelsea Boot

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. 

What to Wear with the MOMA Chelsea Boot
Although the weather around the PNW has not turned cool by any means, we are so ready for our fall wardrobes! Especially when you have boots like these from MOMA to inspire your autumn attire. This Chelsea style with its double-gore panels makes it an easy-on-in-no-time kind of boot. Wear it with a sharp tweed blazer and slim wool trousers for work or pair them with your relaxed jeans, a checked flannel and a cozy cardigan for your days off. It really is that versatile. Now, if it would only cool down enough to start wearing boots!

Featured re-souL items:

> MOMA 7145 dark chocolate brown chelsea boot, made in Italy.
> Brass Age bracelet by Maslo Jewelry, made in the USA. In-store only, contact for more information.

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.

What to Wear Wednesday: Coclico “Natali” Ankle Boot

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. 

What to Wear with Coclico Natali
So the kids get to be shiny and new with their back-to-school clothes, so why can’t we? Hence the reason for this what-to-wear Wednesday’s back-to-work post. What a better way to celebrate the kiddos going back to school than with a little fall treat for yourself after the long summer. We love the Natali boot from Coclico. Part ankle boot, part clog, and a whole lot of sass, we would wear this with everything! For those of you in a casual work environment, pair them with your skinny jeans, silk top and long vest for a laid back yet polished look. Need to dress up for work? Wear them with tights and a knit dress or a wool shift. A new tote to go with your fall ensemble would complete the look. Oh, did we mention they are really comfortable?

Featured re-souL items:

> Coclico “Nataly” wood bottom ankle boot, made in Mallorca,Spain.
> Winter Session “Garrison” tote, made in the USA.

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.

What to Wear Wednesday: How to wear Summer Plaid

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. 

 

What to Wear with Plaid

What to Wear with Summer Plaid

Our weather in Seattle tends to be sort of unpredictable to say the least, especially this time of year. So for this week’s WDIWW,  we thought we would focus on different ways to wear plaid. Part punk rock, part grunge, part country it’s an easy, casual trend to wear that can be easily adapted into a summer wardrobe. The key to making it casually cool is to pair them with warm neutral shoes and accessories. On not so sunny days pair them with jeans and and booties or some buttery soft oxfords. For the warm weather days wear a pretty plaid dress with a pair of tan low heel sandals. So tap into the Pacific Northwest vibe and try wearing some plaid this summer.

 

Featured re-souL items:

> Coclico “Tickler” sandal in cuoio leather, made in Spain.
> Aunt’s and Uncle’s “Goody” bag in honey leather, please contact for price and availability.
> Kudeta almond shape toe oxford in fango/taupe leather, made in Italy.
> Kudeta double gore bootie in cuoio leather, made in Italy. 

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.

Fall Trend Essential: The Ankle Boot

In seasons past, it had been all about the tall boot. Not this year! This Fall it’s all about the short ankle boot.  Ankle boots have limitless versatility for a variety of different looks.  Think of ankle boots as the alternative to a pump or a boot. They look fantastic with skirts and dresses which can be worn with tights and socks to keep you warm, and of course your skinny jeans too.  Here are some looks pulled from our Pinterest boards that we hope will give you some inspiration to try them in your own wardrobe.

Outfit Images via Humanoid, Soia & Kyo and Stylsight

ANKLE BOOTS

Inspiration 1 :  For a dressed up casual style we like this boot from Coclico, the wedge gives you a bit of lift and would pair nicely with wooly socks for a modern layered look.

Inspiration 2 :  A favorite because of its versatility, this boot from Officine Creative is smart and can go easily from day into evening. Great for the office during work hours and then switch out the sweater for a leather motorcycle jacket and you’re ready for a fun night out with friends.

Inspiration 3 : This dress would look fantastic with knit tights and our suede boot from AA Copenhagen.  A rich material but not too precious, these would look great as well with a pair of skinny cords.

Inspiration 4 :  How do you rock the slouchy pants?  Simple, wear them with this cute low bootie from Lili Mill.  They add a laid back effortless look without looking like you rolled out of bed in your sweats.

Outfit Images via Humanoid, Soia & Kyo and Stylsight, all boots available at resouL.com

What do I wear with: Nylo “Diana”?

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 feature the Nylo Diana.

What to wear with: Nylo "Diana"
How about this little ankle boot ladies? Handmade bootie with an attractive stacked leather heel that makes the length of your legs go on for miles.  Wear it with boyfriend jeans and a leather bomber for a casual look or with a flowy skirt and a crew neck wool sweater for a date night.  Either way, it gives any outfit a fresh modern look.
Featured re-souL items:
To view the other items featured here and to see more outfit pairing suggestions, check out re-souL’s profile on polyvore.