Friday, 21 February 2014

How Do I Style...? Brogues

Brogues are the ultimate in chic at the moment! Right now, there are so many of them in all of the glossy magazines that I had to invest in a pair. I had been turned onto Penney's for a pair of silver beauties, but when it came to the crunch, I opted for black. Just a head-up, there are black, silver, peach and beige on offer in Penney's, and for €13 a pop, I urge you to invest in at least one pair! 

In the past, when I saw brogues on other people, I always thought that they looks harsh and uncomfortable, but oh how wrong I was!! They are the epitome of comfort while still looking classic and chic. 

But how do you style them? Well, that is up to you but I like to team my very menswear inspired brogues with a quite floaty, feminine dress. The juxtaposition of the two finishes really pulls an outfit together. 

For example, if you have black, almost suede-like brogues like I do, you can style them a multitude of ways! Here are two examples...

Girly, Grungy, Feminine and Masculine!

You could opt for a feminine chiffon dress and a chunky knit cardigan, finished with a structured bag of your choice! Since most brogues come in tan or black, you can really express yourself through the dress you wear with 'em! 

A twist on the classic "Office" look
Similarly, you could rock a pair of boyfriend jeans, rolled up at the ankle, a light colored shirt and a well-fitted blazer for a twist on the classic office look! Since most offices are neutral-only zones, you can add a pop of color on the lips, but don't go too mad! 

Brogues are the ultimate in dressy yet casual, so don't be afraid to experiment! 

What do you think of my two examples? Find more of my sets on Polyvore if you like these two! You may even get some sneak peeks of upcoming outfit posts!