A stylish transition from winter to spring is often hard. One strategic move in the game of maintaining your cool during manic weather comes in the way of brogues — a low-heeled choice that covers up more than a sandal but feels more sprightly than a heavy boot.
Borrowing the classics from the men’s wardrobe, brogues are shoes ornamented with manly vibes. They can add the perfect dash of sophistication to an outfit. There are a major number of combinations that are conceivable with the brogues. The classic brogue merits a spot in every busy lady’s shoe closet, on the grounds that they are amore customized switch from the ballet flat.
Brogues are becoming a big hit with the celebrities for their casual looks all around the world and can become a part of every outfit from work to dinners to casual brunches to running errands.
Knowing how to wear brogues for women can be a bit tricky if you’re not used to wearing this style of shoe, so here are some tips to help you fall in love with brogues
Tip 1: The Ankle
Always flash a bit of ankle when you’re wearing brogues like Deepika Padukone and Sonam Kapoor. Wear with above-the-knee skirts, dresses, footless tights, shorts or cropped pants, and you’ll get a good balance and sense of proportion in your outfit.
Tip 2: The Skirt Way
Balance the masculinity of the shoe with feminine touches of a skirt. Take clues from Kangana Ranaut to know which brogue matches which skirt.
Tip 3: Brogues with Shorts
Shorts & brogues seems to a match made in heaven. Adding brogues to an outfit with shorts updates the style statement. Just show a little bit of the socks for something even more chic. Our muse for this combination has got to Kalki Koechlin.
Tip 4: Brogues with dresses
Just like skirts, dresses help in breaking the masculinity of the shoe. Wear it with a shift dress like Kiran Rao or with an A-line dress or skater dress like Sonam Kapoor and Alia Bhatt.
Tip 5: Keep It Maximum
Try teaming your brogues with maxi length skirts or dresses. A pleated maxi skirt, t-shirt and a pair of brogues is all you will need to create an unusual outfit just like Esha Gupta & Athiya Shetty. Stick to skirts and maxi dresses made from softer fabrics and more volume as they set off a nice contrast to the boyishness of the brogue shoe.
Tip 6: Just Casual
Every casual outfit can be made fashionable with brogues. Take inspiration from Kangana Ranuat when you plan your next relaxed look.
Tip 5: Tailored
Wear your brogues with tailored pants. This is a great look to take you from office, to drinks, to lunch and to soirees. Elegant, yet easy to wear and never overdressed, the brogues and pants combo is a must!
Where to buy them in India
With their growing popularity, brogues can be found across all stores in India like Zara, Forever 21, H&M & Mango.
And for all those who love themselves some designer wear, Ridhi Mehra recently launched her collection of brogues with TSG.