The masculine brogue shoe has been a fashionable asset to any girl’s outfit for a while now, and it doesn’t look like it’s going anywhere fast, but when it comes to the brogue in the man’s wardrobe, it’s practically a staple.
So whether you’re a girl or a boy, how do you wear the classic shoe that is the brogue?
Her: Play on Contrasts
So you have the perfect brogue shoe, but you’re not entirely sure how to wear it. The most playful and easiest way to wear a masculine shoe like the brogue is to play on contrasts. You have a boyish shoe, so why not wear it with something feminine.
Perfect for a date night when you don’t really want to wear heels, pair a brogue with a cute tea dress for an adorable look you’ll love. Go for schoolgirl chic with a pair of girly socks or wear with tights for comfort.
Him: Smart and Classic
The brogue can be dressed up for a smart occasion or office wear, but they are versatile enough to be dressed down for something more casual. A classic way to wear a pair of tan suede brogues is with a pair of slim, dark jeans, a crisp shirt and a blazer. When it comes to choosing a shoe, splash the cash and invest in a really high quality pair that will last you season after season.
Her: Suit Up
Go all out for a masculine look. Our previous “Her” look was all about contrast, but this one is about playing up androgyny. Pair high shine or bright and bold brogues with a black tuxedo or dark trouser suit, and complete the look with a smoky eyes and a cherry red lip. This is the perfect look for an evening occasion for something different to the regular cocktail dress.
For a subtly rich and tonal look, choose a shoe in a different colour to traditional black or tan. A two tone brogue makes a statement without being over the top, which is exactly what you want in a men’s shoe.
We’re not talking anything too bright and garish, but a brogue in navy or subtle green could set an outfit off perfectly. Roll up your jeans, show off your ankles and wear with a relaxed blazer for the ideal off duty look.
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