WTWW – 3 Ankle Boots and How to Wear Them

Hi there! It’s time for another edition of ¬†“What to Wear Wednesday”. Since ankle boots are here to stay, we thought we would look at 3 distinctive styles and how we would wear them. We know the days don’t quite feel autumnal yet, but it will be here sooner than you know it. Whether you want to go more casual or more¬†polished, we have some examples that are sure to fit into your personal style for this Fall.

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As an every day, walk around town, kind of boot, we like the classic flat lace-up boot. These are versatile enough to wear with everything. Especially if you are a jeans and t-shirt kind of gal. We would wear these with our skinny jeans and a comfy sweater. But feel free to wear them with longer skirts and shorter dresses too.resouL_moma_ankle_boots

Sometimes getting around during the day is much easier when you are not teetering on a high skinny heel. You can be perfectly comfortable walking to the bus, on your way to work, while still looking pulled together. Besides, blocky mid heels are totally on point and on trend these days.  Although these would work with skinny jeans too, we think to style them with a skirt is a fantastic option to your basic pump. When the days become crisp, add some opaque tights and you are good to go for the cooler months ahead.

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Everybody has a black ankle boot in their wardrobe, right? We love the clean simple lines of these tall heel ankle boots but, it’s all about that green color! These would look amazing with dresses and skirts. We, however, like these forest beauties with wide leg trousers. ¬†Add a turtleneck top to balance the look of the pant leg and viola, you have an instantly chic outfit.

¬†What’s your favorite way to wear ankle boots? We’d love to know. For more ankle boot options shop with us at resoul.com.
Thanks for stopping by ~ team re-souL

 

 

All boots sold at resoul.com. Photos by re-souL, sketches by Maggie Burns.

 

WTWW: How to Wear Shoe Boots

Hi there! Spring is not even here yet and we can’t help ourselves, we’re dreaming of warmer days, and of lighter layers of clothing. For today’s “what to wear Wednesday”, we are going to style a shoe boot or “shootie”. It’s the perfect transition footwear to go with almost anything in your closet. You’ll see what we mean, keep reading.

What to Wear with Shoe Boots

We love the idea of wearing shoe boots with cropped and tailored trousers. Now that pant silhouettes are starting to widen out a bit, we think a fresh way to accessorize them is with our re-souL “Shelley” shootie. The weight balances out the look and the heels give you just a little bit of height to visually lengthen the leg.

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Feel like wearing these with a dress? Not a problem. These will be fantastic with a loose fitting shirt dress or a midi-length skirt. You can wear these with or without tights. Just think of it as an alternative to the dress pump in your closet.

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But can you dress these down, you say? Yes, you can! They will look super chic with your favorite pair of skinny jeans or leggings. Add a long cardigan or oversized pullover and you are set to go.

So how would you style our Shelley shoe boot? We’d love to hear from you!

Thanks for stopping by and if you would like to see some other shoe styles for women, visit our shop here. 

What to Wear Wednesday with Mellicia Marx from Poplin Style

On¬†Wednesdays, we‚Äôll answer the on-going question: ‚ÄúWhat do I wear with these?‚Ä̬† It‚Äôs 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.

Metallic Boot Trend

With the deep rich colors that the Fall Season always brings, and the continuation of the ankle boot trend, we think that metallic boots are a fantastic way to add some oomph to your wardrobe.

Metallic Boot Trend: Kupuri boot

These Kupuri black metallic ankle boots are the perfect alternative to the pump. Plus they’ll keep your feet a lot warmer than an exposed pump or heeled sandal. We would wear these with dresses and wide leg pants. They would look great with or without hosiery.

Metallic Boot Trend: re-souL Iris short boot

Our very own re-souL ankle boot would look amazing with your favorite jeans and a chunky sweater. Because the bronze color is neither warm or cool, you could wear these with the full spectrum of color. Think of it as a neutral. These will look great with monochrome colors, jewel tones or warm rusty browns and mustard yellows.

What do you think? Ready to try some metallic boots? For more metallic shoe options visit our website here.

Top 3 Fall Trends

Must-have Fall Trends

Now that we are into the thick of the season of cooler temperatures, pumpkin flavors in about almost everything, and sweater weather, we think you need to know what the top 3 trends are for right now.

When you are not in the mood for your tall boots, may we suggest a chunky heel oxford to wear with your tights and dresses?

Craving a little bling? We suggest a metallic shoe to bring just enough shine and sparkle to your cozy knits.

Swap out those warmer weather slip-ons for an everyday ankle boot to keep your feet warm and comfy.

If you would like to see more chunky heels, metallics or everyday ankle boots, visit our shop here.

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: How to Wear Spring Chelsea Boots

This post is an update to a previous post we did on Chelsea boots a little over a year ago. After all, they are still an easy ankle boot to wear going into the early spring season. We just got a new one in the shop from P.Monjo in a beautiful shade of grey with a slight green cast. They are gorgeous! So we thought we would take another look at this classic style and see how we would wear them today.

What to wear with Chelsea Boots: P. Monjo

These boots will up your game when you pair them with your favorite “athleisure” pants: the legging. You can be comfy in your oversized sweater and stretchy pants and still look pulled together. Yay for comfort+style.

What to wear with Chelsea Boots: P. Monjo

Not quite warm enough yet to wear sandals, but you can wear a Chelsea boot with cropped boyfriend style jeans. Pull on a tunic top or dress with a classic trench and you are good to go! Easy, breezy, beautiful, well you know what I mean.

 

What to wear with Chelsea Boots: P. Monjo

Who says ankle boots are only for pants? Not us! We think you can¬†rock them with¬†dress or a skirt too. It’s all about proportions. We like the way they look with the longer hemlines. Also, way easier on your tootsies than stilettos.

If you like what you see, hop on over to our website at resoul.com. You may also like our previous post on Chelsea boots here.