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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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 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