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 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

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!

Chocola feathered sandals

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

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

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

Polo is the new Racing – but what to wear?

We have all dreamt of a Pretty Woman moment when our handsome (perhaps wealthy) stranger whisks us away to fabulously well-to-do events like the polo, and we shine like Julia Roberts does in her brown and white polka dot ensemble. Well that moment is a little easier to recreate now with the Paspaley Polo in the city, bring the horse mounted game to a capital city near you.

Like the racing, expect a fun atmosphere, social setting and getting up close to the game itself. But don’t dress for a racing carnival. With a light hearted atmosphere the style is more laid back and very chic. keep reading for our tips on what to wear to make sure you come out winning in the fashion stakes.

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Shoes A key element to any outfit (and our favourite, of course) but super important with any polo ensemble since we all know that stilettos and grass do not mix. You do not want to be the lady sinking into the grass, whilst trying to stay glam.  (And yes, even in the marquee’s or tents most socialising and polo banter will be carried out on grass floors). One of the traditions of the polo is the ‘stomping of the divots’ or pushing all the little holes made by the polo players back into the grass with your feet. Hence appropriate footwear is essential to be involved!  Wedges are the best option if you are going for a heel, since they wont let you sink. Another option is the jewelled flat to keep things dressy but comfortable. If you are trying to keep things clean and elegant, a nice simple flat is the way to go. Think a ballet flat in neutral or a classic leather sandal.

Have a look at our cherri approved shoes and work your outfit from the bottom up!yellow cork wedge sidecherri bellini - jewelled flat

cherri bellini - Roman sandal by Keep

Head ware  Ladies, do not wear fascinators. The only head wear should be appropriate to sun protection! A beautiful hat does wonders for an outfit, so think summery with broad brims and pops of colour.

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Dress Look the part in a beautiful white number, whether floaty, or tighter, longer or shorter, but remember that as a daytime event: keep it classy! So not too short ladies ;). A floral maxi will also see you through with top style points. Dresses with floral prints or in bold block colours will work brilliantly with the outdoor setting. If a dress isn’t your thing, make a summer statement with loose pants and a bright kaftan over the top. Equally, if it is a bit cooler, tailored pants and a nice shirt will look fresh and sharp.

Here is some inspiration for you!

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Photos from Vogue.com and http://www.bochic.com 

Handbag Remember that you will be out all day, and carrying a cardigan or jacket is necessary for if it might turn cooler. Think a shoulder bag big enough to fit the essentials on the day, but nothing to big that you will have trouble lugging it around all day. This Laura Di Maggio would be perfect…

Laura Di Maggio leather handbag available at cherri bellini

The Paspaley Polo in the City will be in Adelaide this Friday at Victoria Park. Have a bast and dont forget your sunnies!

Love from all the cherri girls x x