Fiorentini + Baker: The Iconic Boot Brand

 

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Fiorentini + Baker is a brand that was established in 2001. It’s creator and designer Deborah Baker moved to Bologna, Italy to set up a studio to design a collection of shoes that would be understated and have a low key attitude.

Eighteen years later the F+B brand is still going strong due to their timeless classics and attention to quality. The constructions are hardy and substantial. Tuscan leather uppers and Goodyear welt soles make the styles last and last, season after season, and year after year.  Not being a slave to the current fashion trends, the philosophy is simple – create styles that can be worn everyday, put-away and forgotten about, only to be rediscovered and worn again.

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re-souL has been carrying the collection for 15 years, and we personally wear them ourselves. We can attest to the longevity of wear and the comfort that makes these shoes so very special.  To see the current collection, click here for women and here for men.

 

 

 

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

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.

WTWW: 3 Ways to Wear Ankle Boots

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 ankle boots. 

Short boots or ankle boots as we like to call them, can sometimes be a tough thing to get your head around when trying to implement them into your own wardrobe. We have three ideas for you to try. It’s all about what you are comfortable wearing and your own personal style.

What to Wear with Fiorentini + Baker Ankle Boots

Who doesn’t like wearing leggings? They are comfortable, cozy, and they keep our legs warm. This Fiorentini & Baker “Gia” style hits right above the ankle, which is the perfect height for wearing over your tights and leggings.

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Currently Coveting: Clogs, Boots, Flatforms and Oxfords

The re-souL gals are constantly coveting the beautiful shoes in the shop. As you can imagine, when the seasons change and new shoes start to roll in we can be quite giddy. It almost feels like Christmas opening the boxes with anticipation! With Autumn upon us, we’re obviously coveting the new collections, but which are our favorites? Here’s the shoes that make our hearts flutter.

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