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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Cover Image via :: Heels and Bells

 

How to wear loafers

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Curious to try this new staple shoe or have you already fallen in love with the loafer and looking for inspiration? We look at some of the easy ways to work your loafers and look cool while you do it! Comfort and style? Bring it on!

1. With Jeans

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Tried and tested and still a hit fashion wise. Loafers and jeans love each other because they are both classics and they are both comfortable without looking sloppy. We love to pair our skinny jeans with a masculine inspired button up top to keep things neat and tidy – but think of all the possibilities! Blazers, tank tops, silky shirts, kaftans – the list is endless! Effortless style for shopping outings, coffee runs and in general looking great with minimal effort.

2. With dresses

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The masculine style loafer will also look awesome when paired with feminine items such as silk dresses or cute skirts and t-shirts. Again with the whole effortless thing here – you will feel cool and casual with your loafers and dress combo and yet this look will take you anywhere from daytime to drinks, dinners and even events like garden parties.

3. With Harem pants

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Harem pants are a great way to make a bold statement – pick a print or colour you love and wear them all year round. For example: maybe you need something casual but cool for the school run? Or even those days when you would rather be wearing pyjamas (but need to venture outside the house)? Loafers work with their cool aesthetic and keep you comfortable. Whether you go for a baggy pant or something more tailored (and dapper) you can’t go wrong throwing your loafers on with them too!

4. With something dressy

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We are thinking this is a perfect look for hitting up the Fringe Festival on a warm balmy night that calls for something a little bit special but an outfit which is also practical. What a good excuse to get out some of those party dresses that often get overlooked when attending something a little more casual!

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Riccardo Banfi $250

Riccardo Banfi $250

Riccardo Banfi $250

Head on over to our website here to check out our full range of Italian leather loafers and start your loafer styling!

Love the loafer totin’ cherri girls

x x

Top Shoe Trends for Spring/Summer

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Spring has sprung down here in the land of Aus, and with it comes the ever popular change from winter clothing the breezier, lighter and happier spring clothing. Although we here in Adelaide know that spring often has a few wintry surprises for us – that doesn’t stop us being forward thinking in our footwear! So what are the top shoe trends for this season to keep you looking totally fabulous and stylish? Read the list below!

Colour Pops – Keep your spring look fresh as a daisy with pops of bright colour or colour block the whole look with a bright shoe. Not sure how? You can either colour block with complimentary colours or contrasting. Take yellow for example – compliment it with orange and pink hues and contrast it with aqua and blue hues. If your still a bit bleary eyed from coming out of hibernation and the all over colour look isn’t your thing, try pairing a bright shoe back with white for a hint of colour. Here are a selection of our favourite colour pop shoes in store now!

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Bold prints – Think bright, eye catching and floral. There is nothing new about floral prints in spring (come on – its when all the flowers start blooming!) but this season its big and bold, like on the catwalks of London Fashion Week. We love these floral print wedges! Throw them on with a summer hat and tunic dress or pair with a cool summer maxi for ultimate summer style.

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70’s style – Wooden themes, clogs, platforms and studs: this is one boho vibe for Spring/Summer! Whether you chuck on a pair of platform wedges or work some studs into your flats, this trend is easy to pair with all your summer clothes. Think denim shorts, harem pants or maxi skirts. Leave your hair wavy and nonchalant to channel the screen sirens of the 70’s or chuck in a few braids to get the boho look flowing.

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We here at cherri bellini can’t wait for the warm weather so we can rock these looks ASAP! Which look will you be trying? We might have to try all three… Get your shoe fix through our online store HERE or come in store at our Rundle Street boutique and have a play!

Love the excited-about-the-sunshine 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

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