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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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

the oxblood shoe fashion trend

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

The great gatsby shoe trend

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

90's nostalgia shoe trend 2013

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

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

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. ;)