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.

 

 

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.

 

 

 

Early Fall Arrivals: Chelsea Boots 3 Ways

Hello, it’s been a while since we posted anything on the blog. We have been receiving a few early Fall arrivals. So in the spirit of getting ready for the change of seasons, we thought we would show you how we would wear our favorite boot, the Chelsea Boot! A classic style that can be worn with virtually everything. Versatile and comfortable!

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A big trend for this season is animal prints. These Officine Creative boots would look great with a pair of kick flare jeans and a long cheetah/leopard print vest.

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Another fun Fall trend is mixing plaids and checks together. These Fiorentini and Baker boots are perfect for this casual look. Wear them with your favorite denim and plaid shirt.

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A leather dress is a must for the dressier side of creative work attire. Wear these fancy MOMA boots with tights and an oversized sweater to top off the look.

 

What do you think? Are you ready for Fall yet? Thank you for stopping by and hope to see you at re-souL soon!

 

WINTER SALE!

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It’s SALE time!

Our Fall/Winter sale is going on now! Almost all of our footwear has been marked down to make room for new Spring arrivals. Snatch up that pair you’ve had your eye on! Plus a few accessories are also on sale too, including: See Concept Readers & Sunglasses and Il Bussetto Wallets. Don’t delay, sizes are going fast! Hope to see you soon!

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4 Fresh Styles for Fall

We know that most of the country (including us in the PNW) is not experiencing the cooler weather that Autumn brings as of yet. But my friends, it will come sooner or later. So why not embrace the newness of the fashion fall season right now, right?

P. Monjo "P-961" Chelsea boot for Women

A classic Chelsea boot will be a must have for this season. We particularly love this style from P.Monjo. We like the rich russet brown color. A nice alternative to classic black.

Coclico Trixie Clog Bootie in Navy/Grey

We love clogs. When Coclico marries an ankle boot and a clog together, they create magic! This Coclico “Trixie” boot is the perfect baby don’t you think?

Fiorentini Baker Toky Buckle Wrap Boots

Our perennial favorite boot factory, Fiorentini and Baker has a new style for this Fall called the “Toky”. It is the perfect wrap-up ankle boot. Wear these all winter long with your favorite skinnies, leggings, and dresses.

MOMA "76601" Oxford in Brown /Metallic

Oxfords are always a tried and true shoe for us here at re-souL. MOMA has designed the perfect saddle shoe for the fall season. We love the oiled suede against the bronze metallic leather. Unique, yet very versatile.

 

What are you looking forward to wearing when the weather changes? Have a great weekend!

 

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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