Come On! Brogue!

After a very negative response to brogues on the Very Facebook page I decided that I just had to leap to their defense! I love my brogues and have worn them with so many outfits, for so many different occasions.

Selma Blair, Taylor Swift, Sienna Miller and Diana Vickers all look fab in their brogues but wear them very differently.

My love affair started last season when I purchased a pair of Fearne Cotton’s brogues in white. Fearne has included them in her new season’s collection too, this time in black, rose pink, bright coral and tan too. I have my eye on a black pair to team with black opaques in the winter months.

Brogues are a great alternative to heels if you want to go flat but keep a smart element to your outfit. They can replace sandals when the weather turns colder and definitely beat pumps in the style stakes whilst also being a little more substantial than ballerina flats.

Whilst I admit that they do remind me of the shoes I wore on my first day of high school I think that they can add an unexpected kooky element to an outfit whilst also being  understated. I can’t believe that people called these ‘vile’ and said they would never wear them!

I’ve put together some outfits here to demonstrate that they aren’t the enemy they’re perceived to be.

 

Go on, give brogues a chance!

28th September 2010
Written by Very_Lauren