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.