Get With It: Brogues

Karen Alfonso , 02 Jul 2012
Brogues (photo courtesy |

Today’s word of the day is Brogues.

After stealing our boyfriend’s jacket and jeans, we’ve once again dipped into their closet this time around and borrowed their shoes! Brogues FYI, are formal shoes distinguished by their perforations and laces.

Traditional Brogues
White heeled brogues (photo courtesy |

The girl who really put these shoes on the world’s fashion radar is undoubtedly British style icon Alexa Chung. She struck that perfect balance between masculine and feminine and Rihanna quickly followed suit. Closer home Sonam Kapoor has rocked brogues herself.

Celebs who loves brogues
Brogue Fans

For their Spring/Summer 2011 collection Prada introduced an updated variant of the brogue with a tri-colour raised platform.The shoe was christened the Brothel Creepers (yeah, I don’t see why they named it that either) which instantly became the “IT” shoe. It sold out at every Prada outlet and several celebrities on wait-list. How crazy it that?

Prada Brothel Creepers (photo courtesy | Prada)

So if you’re in need of a shoe wardrobe overhaul, invest in a pair of brogues. Pair them with a frothy, flirty dress to downplay an overtly girly look but don’t go to head-to-toe menswear – strike a balance and then strike a pose!

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