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

 

 

 

Trend Alert – How Do You Rock Your Overalls?

So you’ve worked out that you love overalls and are all over this trend and the 90’s revival thing.

You’ve worked out you have the right awesome vintage tee for underneath, with a bangin’ leather jacket, or that you prefer a crisp shirt with blazer overall combo but the one burning question remains…..what shoes do you wear???

So glad you asked, sometimes (most times) pictures are better than words, so look and learn my friends and follow along with our friendly ‘get the look’ suggestions. So many options!! :)

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1. ‘cherri bellini’ loafers   2.  ‘Pascucci’ brogues   3. ‘Criss’ ballet flats

ankle boots

1. ‘Keep’ ankle boot   2. ‘Keep’ lace-up boot 3. ‘Pascucci’ suede ankle boot

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1. ‘Chocola’ strappy heels 2. ‘Emilio Pucci’ heels 3. ‘cherri bellini’ loafers

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1. ‘Mira & Bella’ oxford pumps 2. ‘Mira & Bella’ smoking slippers 3. ‘Mira & Bella’ pumps

So there you go, just a few ideas to get you started. Enjoy romping around in your overalls! We certainly shall! :)

Love from the overall-diggin cherri girls x x

A state of resolution

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New years: we came, we saw, we partied. Maybe a little more than was necessary, and we certainly didn’t need to have so many seconds for dessert around Christmas. However, it is the almighty time of the new years resolution to help make us all feel much better about ourselves at the thought of who we could be in one years time.

We cherri girls have each made a list which we will stick up in the staff room. Oh and we take it seriously! It acts as the visual reminder to keep on track. And, yeah, sometimes it means a friend telling you to lift your game or not to have that extra brownie. Once your write it down – you gotta stick to it! We also have these nifty weekly goals which will change each week, with little rewards to go along with them. Baby steps right? Every major goal or dream has steps to follow in order to achieve it. Put in a little effort to research them, write them down or even visualise them – and your dreams will be that much closer.

What do you want to achieve in 2013? High on our list is the hard to define state of happiness. Be happy: mind, body and spirit. Easy! ;)

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Happy 2013 from all the cherri girls x

You can’t deny a two-tone…EVER!

Some of you may remember a post where we declared a cherri house rule that ‘Red shoes are awesome’. Well here’s rule number two. ‘You can’t deny a two-tone. EVER!’.

This has been true for many, many years and has taken many, many shapes and forms, pretty much since the emergence of the now forever classic, Chanel ballet flat.

A two-tone is always striking, a little bit interesting and just more fun, really, than a block tone. Quiet often seen in relatively neutral incarnations such as black and white, beige and black, white and navy, etc, they remain easy to work back into many outfits. In fact we are going to go as far as to say, put them with ANYTHING and you will witness the truth that is ‘you can’t deny a two-tone.’ They just work.

Our most recent revival of the two-tone can be seen in the superbly awesome black and white brogue. Like these ones..

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These are mine though, you can’t have these ones but you can get your own pair from us here. :)

The glory of the two-tone brogue dates well back but is probably most associated with the likes of Fred Astaire, like he is here, in all his glory with the lovely Rita Hayworth…

Or with fast and furious swing dancing like these guys…..

Luckily these days though you can rock some brogues without having to be an excellent dancer.

Here’s some ideas of what to sport your black and white’s with, but really  they are only limited by your sense of fun and the attitude you throw!

You could go pretty and lacey…

You could do the masculine thing like Twiggy in the 1970’s ( loves it, btw!)…

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Sleek and modern, no fuss no muss…

Or rock ’em on up with some boyfrienders and a leather jacket..

If you get really brave we recommend moving up a level and taking on these beauties!

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Even SJP is into them and she’s a girl who knows her shoes!

So there you go.

Rule 1. Red shoes are awesome

Rule 2. You can’t deny a two-tone. EVER!

More gospel to come. ;)

Half way homework…

Well, we are well and truly past the half way mark of the year (already!! What the??) so we decided here at cherri that we would go through our ‘In 2012 we will…’ lists that we started at the beginning of the year.

As mentioned here, we did up lists of our new years resolutions, called them ‘In 2012 I will…’ and stuck them up in the back room in an attempt to actually stay on track for the year! Well, I gotta say I think it’s worked quite well!

Our rather battered looking lists..

There are more things crossed off the lists than we expected there would be and there are some still in the process and some we confess we have totally failed on.

But we have also discovered the trick is to have a lot of things on your list! Too few and you don’t get to use it as much and therefore it’s not as much fun. However it has definitely served as a source of motivation on more than one or two occasions.  I mean I’ve actually booked a dentist appointment and that’s only taken me 15 years to get around to and the list did play a part in that!

One big one on the list was for us to launch the new website now with added shopping cart  which we have FINALLY done! Yay!! Check us out –

www.cherribellini.com

Just one of the gorgeous new season shoes you’ll find there! Dyva $395

That’s a big one off the list!

So we are now doing some half way home work and re-looking at our lists and adding to them cos it’s worked so well. The new revised additions include things like ‘update my photo albums with actual printed out photos’ and ‘ save ANOTHER x-amount of dollars before December’.

How are you guys doin’ with your 2012 new year’s resolutions? Can you remember them?