WTWW: Officine Creative “Chabrol” 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. 

WHa to Wear Wednesday - Officine Creative Chabrol
Officine Creative Chabrol

The weather is so unpredictable these days, right? Pouring rain one day and sunny enough not to wear a jacket the next. This is when the perfect ankle boot comes in handy. Light enough for milder days and warm enough to wear when the weather seems more like winter than spring. We like this grey boot from Officine Creative because of its versatility. We love it when our shoes can work for multiple looks!

1. Wear them with a long flowy dress or skirt and a jean jacket.

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2. Wear them with boyfriend jeans and a sweatshirt.

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3. Wear them with sleek black trousers and a spring coat.

So what do you think? Which look do you like?

Have a great rest of the week! ~ team re-souL

WTWW: Coclico “Ziggy” Sandal

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. 

WTWW Coclico Ziggy Sandal
Oh Spring, won’t you please get here soon? That way we can start to wear shoes like this stunning bootie/sandal from Coclico! We think it’s the perfect style to wear with warmer weather pieces such as culottes, midi dresses and jumpsuits. But they would equally look as fab with your slouchy jeans too. Now, if it only would stop raining. Sigh.

What to Wear Wednesday with Mellicia Marx from Poplin Style

On Wednesdays 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 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. So naturally we were thrilled for her to style her favorite boot from the re-souL collection. All this month, Poplin Style is running a contest where you can win a pair of your favorite shoes from our women’s fall re-souL collection. Head on over to the Poplin Style blog for a chance to win! So without further ado here is Mellicia…..

 

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I’ve always been a fan of green and blue shoes. They behave as neutrals when it comes to fashion. As long as the intensity of the color works with the rest of the hues in your outfit, you are good to go. After all, the stem never clashes with the flower and the sky complements everything. So, when I discovered that Maggie had chosen to include blue and green boots in the fall re-souL collection, I was thrilled. And, let’s face it, shorter boots are right on trend.

When I was offered the chance to offer up my suggestions for, “What to Wear Wednesday, ” I quickly discovered how effortlessly the pieces in the shop work together. So, I started with accessories that I love together, then set out to find clothes to complete the look. In fact, when creating outfits, I often suggest the clients start with one piece and work from there. For me, I tend to start with the shoes.
For the woman who wants to look chic and put-together, this dress brings it all together. Looking to inspire confidence in others? A winter white coat does that better than anything. Because the boots are luxurious and have a reasonable heel, the boots keep it all effortless and functional.Too fancy? A pair of skinny jeans and a basic tee work just as well with this foursome of goodness from re-souL.

 

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.

Women Can Wear Boy Shoes Too…….

…….or how to wear oxfords, loafers and monkstraps and still look like a girl. This post is inspired by customers we see in the shop who say, “I can’t wear these! I look like a boy.” Not true we say!

With all the men’s inspired fashion of the past 3 seasons, it is kind of hard to not get into this tailored trend. You can still look stylish without wearing lady like heels or pumps. Wearing a boyish shoe is just as easy as wearing your boots. It’s all about balancing the menswear shoes with some feminine pieces and accessories. I have illustrated some looks inspired by street fashion as examples of how to wear the “taken from the boys” shoes.

Oxfords are the most basic and easiest style to wear. Pair yours with relaxed trousers, a feminine top and a brightly colored coat. The lace-up style helps balance the look from being too girlie. They also work well with a floral dress. Try a layered look with a collared shirt and a safari style jacket.

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A loafer is a sleek alternative for a basic skimmer flat. We think they look fab with just about anything. Skinny black jeans, a tailored shirt and a crew neck sweater is casual but still smart looking. Balance a flouncy skirt with a moto jacket and a pair of slipper mocs. Loafers also work well with tights when the weather gets to be a little brisk.

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Monkstraps in general are a traditional style for men, but that doesn’t mean the ladies can’t wear them too. Pair them with skinny jeans, a brightly colored blouse and a double breasted jacket. For a modern look, pair them with a long dress and a classic camel coat. The shoes are a clean, modern and an unexpected look with skirts or dresses.

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Wear all of these trends with feminine jewelry and accessories to complete your look. A great handbag always helps too. So give those boots in your wardrobe the break they deserve. Opt for an oxford, loafer or monkstrap the next time you reach into your closet. You’ll look fabulous and still look like a girl. Really!

All shoe styles available at resoul.com.

What to Wear Wednesday: re-souL Elaine

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. 

re-souL Elaine tassle moc

We recently introduced our women’s re-souL collection for FW14. We thought it would be fun to show the different ways you can wear our tassle-moc “Elaine”. We featured this loafer in our fall lookbook. A tailored flat that can be worn with almost anything. We like wearing them casually with a pair of rolled up boyfriend jeans or slightly dressy with a pleated midi skirt. Top off this look with a classic trench or an oversized cardigan and you’re all set! Any easy pulled together polished outfit in no time flat!

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.