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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How to wear ankle boots | Style guide

Okay – so there is a tonne of ways to wear ankle boots (that’s why, you know, EVERYONE loves them). So, we would like to shine a light on three of the most popular style of ankle boots and the tips and tricks to incorporating them into you very own wardrobe, so you can reap the rewards of this super stylish shoe.

The Heeled Ankle Boot

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A heeled ankle boot will really go the distance all year round. Pair them with dresses, jeans, shorts, tights and anything else you can think of! We love them worked casually with black skorts, patterned tights and your favourite parker. A heeled boot will look lovely with dresses too. Weather its daytime chic with a maxi dress like the one above, or something a little more elegant during the evening.

The Classic Ankle Boot

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An absolute wardrobe staple. Seriously.

Go with a masculine vibe and chuck on with boyfriend jeans and your favourite t-shirt. This will keep things casual but stylish and, of course, keep you comfortable. Bold prints will still be a huge fashion hit throughout Autumn ’14 like a floral dress (and chuck a nice beige swing coat over the top for warmth). A classic ankle boot will anchor a bold print and work all the way through autumn, winter and beyond. Feel free to experiment with print on pants, jackets or scarves – and your ankle boots will go with it all!

Embellished Ankle Boots

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autumn fall fashion ideas blue bootsMore punch than your average ankle boot, yet no less versatile – a boot with studs and embellishment will add attitude and style points to any outfit. Don’t be afraid to pair these boots with a cute and ladylike skirt, especially in a similar colour tone (like the blue in the blue and white skirt above) as well as more masculine pieces like jeans and blazers. The blue hue also works wonderfully with a contrast (like the burgundy hat!).

This goes to show – how you accessorize your outfits will go a long way to defining them. How do you rock your wardrobe with ankle boots?

Buy any of these beautiful Italian ankle boots online at cherri bellini here!

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Dyva: Leather heeled ankle boot with metallic heel detail. $495  ankle boots leather black

Dyva: Black leather ankle boot. $4752015

Gwen: Studded ankle boot. $279 

How to Wear: The Gold Sandal

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A little dazzle goes a long way in a summer wardrobe, and these sandals are a perfect way to add a dash of the metallic trend in the most wearable way. Here we go through the top style choices for these gold sandals for summer

1. With a White Summer Dress

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Hand in hand with this season’s metallic trend is the colour white. A white dress or outfit choice is the perfect compliment to an elegant metallic shoe and works for so many occasions. This is a great look for hitting the shops, heading out for coffee and that perfect nonchalant ensemble for evening drinks as the gold dresses up beautifully for night time events. Just chuck on some gold jewellery and your favourite clutch and you’re good to go!

2. With Blue Jeans

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This wardrobe staple looks amazing with gold sandals. Opulent and chic, this lovely sandal is a great way to add some sparkle to a favourite and easy outfit, while keeping things cool and casual. Keep this look in mind for cooler nights too! Just pair with a blazer and a bright silky top.

3. Keeping It Short

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Sandals and shorts, the epitome of summer. Update your shorts with some woven metallic sandals like these and stay comfortable and chic all day long. This is perfect for a trip to the beach – just think of that sunshine and sand!

4. With a Bold Print

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As much as monochrome is dominating the catwalks for spring/summer, the bold print is just as popular with strong florals and bright geometrics splashing their way across the seasonal canvas. Team a strong print with a metallic sandal for casual cool with a side serve of sophisticated lady.

Head in to cherri bellini or jump online and grab yourself a pair of these lovely sandals now at www.cherribellini.com!

How to Organise Your Shoes

Are you getting to the point where your shoe cupboard looks more like a bag of mixed lollies? With spring just around the corner, us cherri girls have spring cleaning on our mind and we are here to help. With our 5 steps to a perfect shoe-drobe we will soon have your shoe collection looking fabulous!

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1. Group:  Keep similar heel heights, colours and styles together. This will make it easier to find pairs and also look better. This could also indicate what types of shoes could benefit from a cull (that kind of shoe you go for every time!) and what styles you might need, ie: you have plenty of ballet flats but no mid range heels. Some of the groups you may want to sort into include: flats, medium heels, high heels, work shoes, loafers, closed toe, sandals, sports shoes, walking shoes and boots.

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Wow! Shoe envy or what!

2. Sort into seasons and clear clutter: Now that you have all the similar styles together sort by rate of use or season, which will help congestion and give you some more space! Winter shoes can go into storage while it is summer and visa versa. If you don’t have an area for off season shoes: make one! Hint: use harder to reach space such as under the bed or the top shelves in your wardrobe.

3. Purge! Be harsh, be strong. This is one of the greatest things you can do for your wardrobe, since all the shoes you no longer wear or dislike wont be clogging all the beautiful shoes you may be failing to notice! Get together all the shoes you have not worn in the last year, and seriously consider whether you still want to wear them. Ask yourself: Is there a similar pair that you wear over these? Are they too high? Not the perfect shade? Would you buy them if you were the store right now? No? Well, get rid of them (don’t trash them, donate them to a charity or a willing friend ;) ).

4: Show them Off! Take  in-season shoes out of their boxes display on clean shelves, evenly spaced. The most important thing about any type of organisation is the visual. Work it so you can SEE your shoes when making an outfit selection, and make life that much easier!

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We love this converted bookcase with clear windows for displaying shoes!

5. Get Creative and use the space you have: We don’t all have a room dedicated to shoes (one day *sigh*) so we need to make the most of the space we have, keeping in mind the previous step. Whether that means creating more room or getting creative about displaying. Think about putting flats in smaller spaces like cupboard floors and under clothes – or try a hanging shoe holder. Hang from the back of a suitable cupboard or door, and hey presto! Instant organisation!

Same goes for cheeky footstools that store shoes in plain sight (and double as a seat when you put you’re putting them on too!). Maybe you have a book shelve that could be better put to displaying your shoes? Or fancy the rustic look of old fruit boxes that could be used as storage and displaying? Check out the pictures below for some awesome ideas to get the creative vibes going!

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Once you have it all organised with a system in place – it will be easier to keep it that way. Enjoy your fabulous updated shoe wardrobe! Maybe you need to fill in a few spaces? Head over to our website to check out the latest beautiful Italian shoes we have in ;). All that hard work needs rewarding…

Love the cherri girls x x

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