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: Winter 2013 Shoe trends

Winter is just around the bend, the cooler air heralding in the time for coats, scarves and clever layering. 2013 is shaping up to be a vibrant and fashionable season, and footwear is no exception! Here are the cherri girls guide to the top shoe trends for winter and some inspiration on how to wear them!

Winter 2013 shoe trend: Oxblood Red

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1. Marcopizzi patent pumps 2. Canape booties 3. Butterfly Dream suede boots

Whether you go for a little or a lot, this colour will see you through winter with top fashion marks. For the brave out there try a top to toe look with a statement coat, skinny jeans and the lovely suede Marcopizzi boots – all in oxblood red. For just a hint of colour, pair you heels with a matching lipstick or nail polish and wear with black to make it pop! So easy!

Winter 2013 Shoe Trend: The Great Gatsby

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1. Albano heel 2.Pascucci brogue 3. Dyva patent peep-toe heel

One of the biggest movies of the year is inspiring fashion in so many ways. Work it in to your outfits with some super stylish foot wear to bring a touch of 1920’s glamour to everyday outfits. Keep things simple and throw on a pair of Pascucci’s amazing brogues with your skinny jeans and a chunky draped necklace, or wear them with tights and dress with a drop waist. If your feeling like getting real dressed up go for either the Dyva heels or the Albano t-bar heel for ultimate glamour. Pearls and a lace dress are a must.

Winter 2013 shoe trend: 90’s Nostalgia

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1. Marcopizzi ankle boot 2. Pascucci suede brogues 3. Marcopizzi buckle boot

Stay on the chic (and not so ‘Saved By The Bell’) side of the 90’s trend this winter, with some some great foot wear and careful styling. Biker boots have a lot of attitude and are so easy to wear! They go well with skinny jeans or leggings and a dress, but for ultimate 90’s points grab a pair of cut-off overalls and a plain white t-shirt. Remember those chunky square heels (or maybe its better to forget)? Don’t worry, this season it is all streamlined. The block heeled Marcopizzi boots touch on the trend without having to shout it! *Flannel shirt optional :)

Have a bit of fun this season, we know we will!

Love from the cherri girls x x

Adelaide Festival Season: WOMADelaide

WOMADelaide: 8th to 11th of March

Held over four days in the sunning Botanic Park, WOMAD (World Of Music, Arts and Dance) is a diverse international festival delivering world music, art, dance, food and culture to the city of Adelaide as WOMADelaide. Expect high calibre performances from all over the world and covering many different styles and genres.

The feeling is relaxing and carefree, with a real social atmosphere. Our tip is to pack a picnic for the day with a pop up shade (but don’t leave your valuables if you head off for show) and include warmer clothes for when it gets cooler in the evening. Have some snacks and drinks and you will be set (but no glass)!

Tribal Style

With all this in mind, dress comfortable. There will be many different styles and cultures on show – so be yourself! Something like a loose maxi will see you through day and night –  and amp up the festival style by adding tribal inspired accessories. We love these feathered sandals from Chocola!

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If your feeling balmy, how about a beautiful pair of sandals to pair with your cutest summer dress? These Keep sandals work with any outfit and are super comfortable…

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Embrace the sunshine with bright colours and prints, and top it off with sturdy footwear like these Pascucci leather boots.

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Shop online with cherribellini now on our website! For information on WOMADelaide jump onto their website and enjoy one of Australia’s finest festivals.

Party on! Love the cherri girls x x

Be My Valentine – A Deceleration of Love for Shoes

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How do you feel about Valentines Day? We all claim we are over it, but do we still honour the tradition? I for one LOVE flowers. That doesn’t necessarily mean I get around the whole St Valentines Day thing… However, it is a good excuse to get dressed up, go out on a date, spend time with a significant other – or hang with the girls and lament/celebrate singledom. And nothing compares to the excitement of a special admirer! I once had an anonymous Valentines Day card in the post. It was the most exciting thing to happen to a pre-pubescent lass with braces and freckles. Until I discovered every other girl in year 10 had got the same one. Upon reflection, this was a pretty grand gesture from someone (I never found out who) and it did all make us feel a little bit special.

What will you be doing for the special (or not so special) day? Whether it’s a new date, well loved paramour or a night in, it is always nice to have an excuse to look smoking. Let this be your excuse to dress up and celebrate love and life, and for us girls – celebrate a love of shoes.

Here are our shoe loves of the moment (and in this case, it’s perfectly fine to have more than one!).

Chocola black cut out heel coral suede peep toe pump Dyva snake skin and patent heel

Happy Valentine’s Day! Feel like treating yourself? Shop online on our website now.

Love from the secretly-hoping-for-flowers cherri girls ;) x x

Adelaide Festival Season: Adelaide Fringe Fashion

We are drawing ever closer to the best time of the year here in Adelaide (in some peoples humble opinion). February 14 sees the start of the Adelaide Fringe festival, Womad pokes its head in and the Adelaide Festival arrives – just to name a few! With so many options to fill your social calendar, it’s hard to know where to be, when and, of course, what to wear. Here at cherri we have made it just that little bit easier to flit from a gig here, a pop-up bar there or music show- and know your going to feel fabulous and look your best. Starting with Fringe Festival we will give you lovely ladies a breakdown of what to expect and how to rock it fashion wise. Enjoy…

ADELAIDE FRINGE FESTIVAL – 15 Feb to 17th March

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First to kick of proceedings is the Adelaide Fringe festival. Renowned for it’s diversity and creativity the Fringe covers all multitudes of events, gatherings and shindigs, from cabaret to comedy, puppetry to pop-up locations, and involves the whole city. With a carnival like feeling, dress for comfort and fun and be prepared for and night of spontaneity. Think balmy summer nights wandering the garden, grabbing last minute tickets to a show in the city or popping over to Gluttony. Go with a fun print in in simple cuts and add cool accessories, like a backpack or a statement necklace like one the above (available from cherri bellini). Unleash your creative side. That’s the whole idea!

You will want practical shoes for strolling through the garden, or dancing around at the silent disco at Gluttony or even hunting for a great new show somewhere in the city. These short boots from Pascucci are perfect, low heeled, full of character and easy to throw on with jeans, shorts or dresses!

Pascucci Biker Bootspascucci biker boot styleFor something a bit more summery try these sandals from Keep. Uber chic and totally laid back, your ideal Fringe shoe.

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Have a blast and look fabulous! Adelaide Fringe Festival runs from February 15th to March 17th at various locations around Adelaide. For more information on the Adelaide Fringe head on over to the Adelaide Fringe website. Jump on to our website to check out the shoes mentioned here or for more awesome Italian shoes.

See you there! Love the cherri girls x x

The Loafer Trend

The Loafer Trend

We at cherri bellini whole heartedly endorse being comfortable while staying sophisticated. High heels are indeed one of the most fabulous things to grace the earth – but of course not all of us can wear them all day, all week, all the time (or even for longer than a couple of hours in some peoples cases, *ahem* mine). To keep you looking fresh, polished and on your feet; enter the loafer. Dubbed as the new ballet flat, these bad boys will see you through work, socialising and beyond. Sweet!

A bit unsure how to wear a shoe that looks more at home in the boudoir? We hear you! But don’t stress. They are so very versatile, and perfectly wearable all through the year, including the Australian summer. Pair with shorts, skinny jeans, dresses (maxi, middy or mini) or any thing inspired by menswear also fits the bill, since they were originally a men’s shoe. Feeling daring? Rock the pyjama look and throw them on with billowing silk pants, or even the matching suit. Cue inspiration!

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Here is our pick of the bunch. Keeping it simple and chic in a neutral, with a dose of attitude in the studded front (and for only $70 ;)).

 

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Get loafering! Love the cherri girls x x