How to wear Brogues: THE new and improved edition!

Brogues, Brogues, Brogues!

 

They’ve been around for many years and well, we’ve all seen them around. We’ve seen them on the street. We’ve seen them in our favourite shop window. We’ve seen them on really cool looking peoples feet and we’ve all lusted after this look for ourselves.

Not sure how you can incorporate a brogue into your wardrobe? Well look no further!

There’s the usual advice. For instance – ‘how to wear brogues with dresses or pants’, etc but how about taking it that 1 step further?

Lets take this all the way.

Here is your ultimate guide to wearing brogues different! Cherri bellini Italian street style different! And don’t think you cant do this – everyone can wear brogues its up to you how you wear them – the bolder the statement the better!

(Or however you like – its totally up to you.)

Lets go!

1. Bold and beautiful: colour me all the ways!

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Make the brogue the focal point. Its all about wearing your footwear as the star attraction. Don’t be afraid to buy a brogue in a  crazy bright colour. Whats that I hear you say? You dont wear red, or yellow or green so how can you wear a brogue with nothing to match it?

That is the POINT!

No need to match when its the shoes that sing. Repeat after me – the brighter the better! The bolder the better!

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2. Super dressy.

As in black tie dressy: patent and metallic all the way!

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Remember when you were little and your patent mary-jane shoes were ONLY for those special occasions? Nothing much has changed if you ask us. Except wearing your special shoes all the time but lets not regress here!

Patent and metallic leather equals dressy in our opinion and if its dressy you want, patent leather is what you should get.

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3. The clash.

Here is our advice – put on your favourite outfit that you would normally wear with say,  your favourite flat strappy sandals or a cute high heel, actually put it on. Like right now.

NOW PUT ON BROGUES FOR INSTANT CLASH FACTOR!

See, that was easy right?! The key here is to put an outfit together, whatever it is, and pair with brogues for an instant street feel.

If at any point you think a particular outfit wont suit a brogue, then challenge yourself to see it a different way.

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4. Classic with a twist.

Twist the tried and tested basic brogue and lift the look with some super fun laces and different coloured fringes!

(We sell gold and silver metallic fringes and they are awesome fun!)

Or take it one step further and invest in a classic brogue shape – but with a metallic finish!

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Fashion should be fun, effortless and ultimately an extension of you.

Do what you want.

Dress how you feel.

Break the rules.

We do. You should too. Have fun!

xcbx

 

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Festival footwear.

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We trust if you live in Adelaide and/or enjoy the combination of music, fairy lights and creative energy then you’ll know that it is festival season in our wee little city of churches.

Where do you start?

Who do you see?

What do you do?

There’re late nights in The Garden of Unearthly Delights, many games of croquet at the Royal Croquet Club, the crown jewel that is Womadelaide as well as bars and restaurants filled with musos, comedians, improv theater and everything in between.

With so many decisions to make this Mad March, why not let us take care of the ever important footwear dilemmas? We’re ready to help and have some super jazzy styles to take you from the grassy knolls of the Garden to the rooftop bars of the night!

Yes, ok? You ready for our Mad March suggestions? Here we go then…

The Penny Loafer

Penny Loafers are a great slip on option for those sophisticated shows in the numerous marquees sprouting up in the Garden of Unearthly Delights. They’re perfect for the smart gals who like style to be easy and on trend, as well as super comfortable. Sunny afternoons spent rolling about on the lawns of the Botanic Gardens with a cheeky friend or wine (or both!), are made immeasurably better with a pair of these on your feet.

Great to wear with everything, from your summer frocks to your casual jeans!

Wedge Sandals

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Perfect for those late night jaunts when you want to grab a drink or two after a show. You want a heel but also that absolute comfort that will take you places all night, and we’re not about to make you compromise. Our summer season wedges are not only on sale, but they’re that comfortable that you could wear them forever!

Wear with skirts and skinny jeans or cuffed boyfriend jeans- throw them on and you’re ready to roll!

Brogue

A go-to enclosed shoe for those unexpected summer showers that pop up each year in Adelaide around Mad March! Wear with anything, as you would the Penny Loafer and Wedge Sandal.  Jump into your brogues for an edgy look – juxtapose sweet dresses and floaty shirts and tunics with the masculinity of the cherri bellini style brogues. Make a statement.

 

So if you’re feeling just a little bit ill prepared, think of cherri bellini when your feet start to get a little tired – we’ve got the lot! See you at the Garden.

 

xx cb girls xx

 

 

 

Pump It Up

It’s pumps season at cherri bellini, and we’re super stoked for this years selection. Pumps are an absolute essential in any woman’s wardrobe – from casual to classy you can never go wrong with these shoes. This year we’re bringing you the ultimate inspirational guide on how to style your fresh pair of pumps, whether it be for a night out with friends, a casual morning brunch or for the daily grind at work…

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The art of the casual pump is often underestimated. Simple outfits like jeans, tees and knits are instantly spiced up with a sexy pair of heels, so you look camera ready at every moment. A mid-heel pump is always a safe option, but don’t be afraid to go higher for an extra hit of sexy.

 

Business Babe

The pump is a work essential, and easy to slip into just about any business ensemble. Play with coloured shoes to keep it interesting or, for an easy day to day  work look, just throw on a body-con, some simple black pumps and your favourite bag – you’re good to go.

Pretty in Pumps

Nothing is better for a night out than a beautiful pair of pumps. Wear them with a clean cut jumpsuit or pencil dress to keep it looking classy, or play with some prints and fun A-line skirts to add a little bit of flirty fun into your outfit.

Whatever you’re doing, pumps have got you covered. if you’re in for a fresh pair, or you’re inspired to add a little something into your collection; come in and see us at cherri bellini – we’ve definitely got the pair for you. Until next time cherris!

xx the cherri team

 

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Cover Image via :: Heels and Bells

 

Spring Loafer Style | The Smoking Slipper

A staple for lounges and boudoirs across the world for the lucky upper class who could afford to lounge during the 19th century – this, now much more practical, slipper exudes the same chic and relaxed vibe with a modern take.

Sleek and comfy, the smoking slipper works for all ages and all wardrobes – especially all the lovely things we have our eye on for spring! So how can we wear this beauty as the weather warms up? Let’s take a look!

Business Chic

Keep it simple, chic and easy with a monochromatic look this Spring. Basic black loafers like these gorgeous suede Pascucci smoking slippers paired with a crisp white dress shirt and black skinny jeans makes for a polished casual look; look perfect for running your daily errands in style. Keep accessories basic and functional – watch, statement sunglasses and a big carry-all!

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Sleek and Stylish

Got a date, dinner or dance? Loafers aren’t just for relaxing in comfort – crack them out at your next event for a sweet party look. Try a subtle metallic like these beautiful silver Pascucci slippers and pair with a little skirt (we love the tartan look for extra interest) and a statement necklace. Complete your look with a colourful handbag and you’re ready to rumble.

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Cute ‘n’ Casual 

Chill back this season with a casual Springtime outfit. Denim is all the rage this season, so incorporate the trend with a simple shirt/shorts combo like this one. A basic pair of taupe loafers like these and a bucket bag to contain your bits and bobs finishes off the look.

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Ready to style your loafers? Now is the perfect time – spring into Spring in total comfort and style. Still looking for inspo? Head to our Pinterest for more styling inspo! Til then cherri’s!

xo the cherri bellini girls

How to Wear Ballet Flats for Spring

So you have been told how classic ballet flats are and how they will merge perfectly with your wardrobe? But need a little help with how exactly to do that? Bring on cherri bellini’s guide to wearing ballet flats – and not looking plain!

 Boyfriend jeans: A favourite at the moment for a reason, these comfy as jeans will work oh so well with the classic nature of the ballet flat. Et viola! Comfort and style!

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With summer dresses:
A total no brainer! Ballet flats were made for summery dresses to finish off a ladylike outfit with class. If you go a patterned dress, keep it simple with a neutral ballet flat, or colour pop a pair against a white dress for an easy on trend spring look.

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Maxi skirts: One of springs necessities, the maxi skirt is perfect for transitioning out of the cooler months (and hiding white legs), whilst giving your wardrobe a summer spin. The perfectly chic accompaniment to a billowing maxi is an elegant ballet flat – and if it gets a little warm during the day, knot one side of your maxi and show off your shoes!

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skinny jeans: Can I hear you say “model off duty!”? One of the easiest on trend looks to pull off, just the lovely Miranda Kerr, at the moment is the effortless M.O.D look and all you need are your trusty ballet flats, skinny jeans and a bold scarf or top. You can work skinny jeans and ballet flats in any way you like to keep your wardrobe fresh and comfy – think t-shirts, plaid shirts, kaftans or leather biker jackets. Endless possibilities!

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With shorts. Another spring staple (when we have been in the sun for a few days) is a pair of denim shorts. When it isn’t warm enough for sandals, or when an occasion calls for something a bit dressier than beach casual, team your ballet flats with denim shorts and an oversized t-shirt tucked into your belt. Easy, chic and super comfy.

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Here are the ballet flats making our radar in the new spring stock:

untitled-6052The classic two-tone black ballerina, hand made in Tuscany. $165.95

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Neutral grey, perfect for transition between winter greys and spring colour. Handmade in Tuscany. $159.95

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A beautiful muted red that effortlessly compliments denims, blues, floral prints and so much more. Handmade in Tuscany. $159.95 

Love the -ready-for-spring cherri girls

x x

How to Style Your Ankle Boots for Spring

We love ankle boots! They are so versatile and – hooray- they are comfortable! You have probably been living in boots during these cooler months, as your ankle boots work with jeans, leggings and stockings so well! As we are not ready to be taking ours off just yet, and because ankle boots are so perfectly trans-seasonal we thought we would show you a few quick ways on how to style ankle boots come springtime. Enjoy!

Here are our three favourite ways to style ankle boots as the weather warms up. Perfect with floaty dress, tanks and shorts and also t-shirts and jeans. Fingers crossed the warm weather gets here before we know it!

1. With dresses (or skirts)baggy dress and ankle bootsblack t-shirt dress and ankle boots

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Gwen gold studded boot $135 (was $279)

2. With shorts

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Keep heeled ankle boot $345

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3. With jeans (for those cooler days in spring!)white t jeans ankle boots boyfriend jeans ankle boots

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Dyva tan ankle boots $350 (was $450)

 

head on into cherri bellini to grab a pair of beautiful Italian leather ankle boots and get ready for spring!