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.

 

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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.

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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 Ballet Flats for Spring

So you have been told how classic ballet flats are and how they will merge perfectly with your wardrobe? But need a little help with how exactly to do that? Bring on cherri bellini’s guide to wearing ballet flats – and not looking plain!

 Boyfriend jeans: A favourite at the moment for a reason, these comfy as jeans will work oh so well with the classic nature of the ballet flat. Et viola! Comfort and style!

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With summer dresses:
A total no brainer! Ballet flats were made for summery dresses to finish off a ladylike outfit with class. If you go a patterned dress, keep it simple with a neutral ballet flat, or colour pop a pair against a white dress for an easy on trend spring look.

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Maxi skirts: One of springs necessities, the maxi skirt is perfect for transitioning out of the cooler months (and hiding white legs), whilst giving your wardrobe a summer spin. The perfectly chic accompaniment to a billowing maxi is an elegant ballet flat – and if it gets a little warm during the day, knot one side of your maxi and show off your shoes!

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skinny jeans: Can I hear you say “model off duty!”? One of the easiest on trend looks to pull off, just the lovely Miranda Kerr, at the moment is the effortless M.O.D look and all you need are your trusty ballet flats, skinny jeans and a bold scarf or top. You can work skinny jeans and ballet flats in any way you like to keep your wardrobe fresh and comfy – think t-shirts, plaid shirts, kaftans or leather biker jackets. Endless possibilities!

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With shorts. Another spring staple (when we have been in the sun for a few days) is a pair of denim shorts. When it isn’t warm enough for sandals, or when an occasion calls for something a bit dressier than beach casual, team your ballet flats with denim shorts and an oversized t-shirt tucked into your belt. Easy, chic and super comfy.

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Here are the ballet flats making our radar in the new spring stock:

untitled-6052The classic two-tone black ballerina, hand made in Tuscany. $165.95

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Neutral grey, perfect for transition between winter greys and spring colour. Handmade in Tuscany. $159.95

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A beautiful muted red that effortlessly compliments denims, blues, floral prints and so much more. Handmade in Tuscany. $159.95 

Love the -ready-for-spring cherri girls

x x

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

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

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Gwen: Studded ankle boot. $279 

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!