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!

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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

 

 

 

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!

How To Wear Sneakers – Like A Grown Up

jeans and sneakers street styleWhen comfortable things become fashionable – you better believe they are worth their weight in style points. Like sneakers. No longer a fashion faux pas and now totally fair game for stylish dressers the world over. ‘Yeah right!’, we hear you saying, ‘I’m too old to wear sneakers out!’, but trust us, you are going to love us for helping you style this season’s essential shoe.

So – how do you wear sneakers (outside of the gym and in public) and still look like a lady? read on…

1. Keep the vibe casual. Think of wardrobe staples like jeans, cardigans, t-shirts and comfortable blazers.

2. Add a sleek hand bag or an oversized scarf depending on your mood.

3. Step up the game by pairing with dressy tailored items like trousers, sharp blazers, and dresses (and revel in being dressed up with super comfortable footwear).

4. No sportswear! Unless you are going for a sporty chic look, but this is super tricky to manage a classy twist on, so leave the leggings, hoodies and yoga pants for the gym.
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Here are our favourites in store right now. The leather on these also means they are more of a shoe (and less of a trainer), so they are easy to work in to your wardrobe! Try pairing yours with your trusty leather jacket.

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Black leather high-tops, hand made in Italy by Keep.

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Silver, perforated leather high-tops, hand made in Italy by Keep.

What are you waiting for? You’re ready to rock this look with style! Head on to cherribellini.com to shop the selection!

Love the sneaker loving cherri girls

x x

Style tips for the Party Season!

We are in full silly season swing here at cherri bellini, and we can bet you are too! And we have just the shoes in store to get you though this busy, festive period in style.

Want to make the most out of a new pair of shoes, but not sure how? Check out our styling tips below on some of our favourite shoes, to see how you can take a shoe from day to night, event to drinks and corporate cool to daytime casual.

Happy holidays!

The Statement Stiletto

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Talk about knock-out! Make the shoe the focus piece and keep accessories to a minimum. We love this heel with a shift dress and simple accessories for a dressy Christmas party or a night out. pink-shift Go for a more casual look (did somebody say drinks with the girls?) and pair with jeans and a silk shirt. And there you have it!jeans

The Bright Wedge

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Take your wedge through its paces with an awesome race day appropriate outfit, or rock this pretty, slimline wedge with a floaty summer dress. Wedges are the easiest shoe to dress up and down – so have fun! Outdoor parties, ’tis the season, the wedge is the perfect way to get some height without sinking into the grass! Go for a a slim line wedge for a dressier look with the benefit of the comfort of the wedge.

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Pair your wedge with a bright dress for the ultimate summer outfit which would work for coffee catch-ups, lunches and would look lovely for a Christmas day BBQ. Equally the slim line style and elegant look of this wedge dresses up perfectly with a long play-suit or dress and up-do for an outing like the the races or a chic summer party.polo

The Court Shoe

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Heels don’t have to be sky high. There are some beautiful low heeled shoes available these days and if you aren’t comfortable in your shoes you won’t enjoy yourself! Stay low for understated sophistication for events like after work drinks or that dreaded ‘smart casual’ theme.

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We love this tan court shoe paired back with a simple colour scheme like olive green, black and beige, but will work with so many different summer colours – think blues, pinks and of course white! Don’t feel like this shoe will only work for the corporate things hanging in your wardrobe either. For the very reason you love them for work (think comfort, style and easy to pair back with all your clothes) this little baby will rock an off-duty look too.
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All the beautiful shoes featured in this post are available now at cherri bellini! Jump on over to our online store for a closer look HERE!

Love the cherri girls!

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!