Styling brogues

Brogues are some of my favorite shoes to wear in the spring and summer time. I love the androgynous vibe they give to any outfit and I own several in different colors, just because I love them so much. Now if you don’t know what a brogue is, it is an oxford shoe, but with a distinct pattern on it and it’s a men’s wear staple. This is how I like to wear them.

styling brogues

Blazer | Topshop
Jeans | Topshop
T-shirt | H&M
Shoes | Asos

The first outfit is one that comes closest to how these shoes are mostly worn by men. Either with jeans or a suit and a jacket and a shirt. This is a plain and simple outfit and I love how it blends a very masculine silhouette. I love those and I love how all the colors play together. The green compliments the blue of the jean and the tan shoes just finish off the earthy tones very nicely.

styling brogues

Dress | Asos
Cardigan | Vila
Shoes | Clarks

Possibly the comfiest brogues you could own are the Hambly brogues by Clarks. They are quite expensive, but they definitely wear like a dream. The soles in these are cushioned and it is like walking on clouds. I am still umming and arring about buying these in a plain black. The picture is a bit dark, but these shoes are actually a forest green and match the cardigan very well. They are made with three different types of leather: smooth, patent and suede and that gives these shoes and extra edge.

styling brogues

Blazer | H&M
Dress | H&M
Shoes | Zara

Now this outfit used to be a staple in my wardrobe. And then sadly after years of wear, the jacket started to fall apart last fall and I had to throw it out. Luckily I have this picture to document it. The shoes are what make this outfit I feel. These studded black leather brogues were a sale find at a whooping 80% off. They are a tad uncomfortable though, but after breaking them in, they are a great way of adding interest to an outfit.

styling brogues

Sweater | Forever 21
Pinafore | H&M
Shoes | Asos

I love wearing brogues with dresses: a clash between girly and boyish. And this outfit is no exception. I feel pinafores and easily look a bit young, but add a cool brogue and the outfit is immediately amped up a notch. If not for the type of shoe, then the shiny silver of these particular ones. Silver is a great neutral and the metallic element to them make them stand out a bit more. That’s why the rest of the outfit is quite simple, because these shoes are loud!

styling brogues

Shirt | Vila
Skirt | Only
Shoes | Bronx

This outfit isn’t one I would wear in the spring time per se, but definitely in the fall time. These burgundy brogues are not really brogues but I stick them in the same category. They look a lot like a Dr. Marten but they are definitely a different shoe. They are equipped with a workman boot style sole as well though, so the comparison is quite easily made. I like wearing these shoes with skirts and blacks as I just feel they go very well with that look.

How do you wear brogues?

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