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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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

 

How To Wear: The Coloured Shoe

You’ve embraced the colourful busy print that is so popular this season and gone ahead and bought yourself a dress/top/skirt in one of these awesome prints. Now you need shoes. You’ve even managed to summon up the courage to go a bit crazy and get a coloured shoe to go with said print instead of going the safe black or neutral option. You found the dream shoe. You love it and it loves your dress/top/skirt. BUT – what else will you wear them with? Can you justify this seemingly limited shoe choice? Will they end up in the back of the wardrobe only to be dragged out only when you wear this one patterned garment?

Well, let us reassure you that YES, yes you can justify that gorge shoe because there are a myriad of other easy wears to rock a pop of colour this season and here’s how…

Example 1: The orange heel…

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Print dress

Looks amazing!

But what else can you wear this statement shoe with?

Colour blocking:

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This is one of the easiest trends to work this season, with all that great colour in stores! The easiest way to think about colour blocking is by creating your outfit from blocks of colour in either tonally similar shades or opposite shades. Orange would also work beautifully with yellows, pinks and reds (near orange on the colour wheel) or pop against blues, greens and purples (colours which are opposite orange on the colour wheel). Or for a truly knock-out look try the head to toe look like this tangerine statement, keeping it simple with accessories and hair.

With jeans:

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So easy! So comfy! Jeans go with everything. And yes, that includes your awesome new brightly heued shoes! If you don’t have a t-shirt with a flash of a similar colour to your shoes in it (like this navy shirt with a pop of orange) just go with something plain in either black, white or (you got it) a similar shade! Equally match an element of your accessories or make-up to your shoes, for colour that is not too over the top.

 Don’t like colour standing out too much?                                                   Connect it through with a nail polish or lipstick tone and a statement neck piece.

 

With a LBD:

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Oh the little black dress! Which only looks amazing with black or neutral shoes right? WRONG! This is an ideal opportunity to work a colour pop, without even trying – or thinking! Work the colour through the accessories or just let the coloured shoes do all the talking. And let the compliments roll in…

Example 2: The green shoe…

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As we discerning fashionistas know, white is THE colour of the season (wait, does it count as a colour?). Whether colour or not, white is a great way to look chic and summer fresh, and what better way to work it, than with a coloured heel. The colour pop heel anchors the bright white colour and adds interest.

With boyfriend jeans:

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The comfortable and casual look of boyfriend jeans is just screaming for a lady like heel! Denim is also the perfect opportunity to work in some colour because, and we have already mentioned this but it needs to be reiterated, denim goes with everything!

These ideas are the tip of the iceberg. Once you begin to look at your new coloured shoes differently, your wardrobe will become a gold mine of choice for colour blocking and amping up or down the colour factor of the shoes. Have some fun!

To grab yourself a pair of these beautiful bright shoes (or any of our other amazing Italian shoes) head on over to cherribellini.com!

Love from the colour loving 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!

How to wear loafers, street style

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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

We love Jess Loves Fred!

 

There’s nothing we love more than fashion blogs, seeing real (non-model) girls dressing like superstars on a penurious budget, and looking babin’ while they’re at it. One of our absolute favourites is Jessica Tran’s site, Jess Loves Fred. The petite stylist has loads going for her, and she could definitely teach us a thing or two about dressing. And how could we not mention that hair!

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We love the way she’s styled this adorable vintage fish necklace; it reminded us of the Tuleste Market fish locket necklace we have on sale at the moment. ($135, was $195). Tuleste Market fish necklace
Jess Loves Fredpointy heelsAnd if you want to get the look with these gorgeous pointy court shoes, try these Riccardo Banfi kitten heels ($200, was $250) or below, the nude Ripa pair ($250).

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