Booted in Brogues

Brogues: a style of low-heeled shoe or boot traditionally characterized by multiple-piece, sturdy leather uppers with decorative perforations (or “brogueing”) and serration along the pieces’ visible edges.

I have been harbouring after a pair of brogues for a while now. My wardrobe was rather disparaging without them, and my outfits were lacking a certain je ne sais quoi.
I sourced this perfect pair from River Island. They aren’t leather but this doesn’t concern me with a pair of shoes that will probably be cast to the depths of fashion redundancies this time next year.

I love the style of these shoes. I think the buttery-brown colour is so rich and Autumnal and goes idyllically with so many outfits. I wore them today with black tights, a tube skirt paired with a silk blouse. But they also marry perfectly with harems, floaty dresses and lace ankle socks.

I really like the hook-and-eye detailing, giving the shoes an authentic touch and the cute chintzy floral lining offers a sweet finishing flair to the brogues.

I just love them and am toe-tapping my merry way through the golden glisten of the fallen leaves. 

Are you a believer in Brogues this season?

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  1. 17th November 2010 / 8:55 pm

    I got some at a 'decent' price but mine scuffed so bad, so I'm going to get some brown ones but they are a little expensive depending where you get them. But i think their really cute and go with anything!

  2. 17th November 2010 / 8:56 pm

    These are just gorgeous! I love the floral lining! Unfortunately as much as I'd love to I'd never be able to pull these off! I have really thick legs so as soon as my little ankles get hidden I just look like an elephant! Mighty jealous! xx

  3. 17th November 2010 / 8:56 pm

    PS. I have two pairs of Office low brogues in black and tan! I managed to get them off eBay though, both leather, hopefully timeless! x

  4. 17th November 2010 / 8:58 pm

    Oh I love my brogues! These are stunning, I love the woven bits on the sides, very nice! xo

  5. 17th November 2010 / 8:58 pm

    Ive never owned a pair and Im worried they wont suit me! Maybe one day I will try, but I love love the inside of these, so pretty! xx

  6. 17th November 2010 / 8:59 pm

    I really like your pair of brogues!
    I've always wanted to venture out in a pair of smart, straight cut(? can't find the right word :P) brogues, but don't think I could pull them off 🙁
    Can't wait to see what you pair those up with! xx

  7. 17th November 2010 / 9:02 pm

    These are so pretty!

  8. 17th November 2010 / 9:06 pm

    J'Adore 🙂

  9. 17th November 2010 / 9:06 pm

    I want a pair of brogues but can't decide on my "perfect pair" ): These are lovely, the weaved pattern is just darling, as is the lining which is SO you! xxx

  10. 17th November 2010 / 9:09 pm

    I have these brogues, super comfy and I love them 🙂 xxx

  11. 17th November 2010 / 9:15 pm

    I have these brogues and wear them ALL the time-I just love them! Great buy Milly xxx

  12. 17th November 2010 / 9:30 pm

    Love these! I have a black pair every so slightly like them

  13. 17th November 2010 / 9:37 pm

    They're gorgeous. Do they come in black? xoxo

  14. 17th November 2010 / 9:53 pm

    Oh my gosh, I love them! They're amazing! Do River Island still have them! I need a pair of these in my life! 🙂

    Gem x

  15. 17th November 2010 / 10:03 pm

    these are lovely, the floral insides make me smile 🙂 hehe!
    I have brogues, which I love but yet I haven't really worn them alot- I need to get on that really.
    I have also recently bought some black pixie boots, similar style to these, so I'm excited to wear them
    Great photos my lovely

  16. 17th November 2010 / 10:14 pm

    I have these, I wear them to death!
    The only thing that annoys me is that they're too short to wear with leggings 🙁

  17. 17th November 2010 / 10:18 pm

    I love brouges, mine are slightly battered now as I wear them pretty much everyday at work 🙂
    these are gorge xx

  18. 17th November 2010 / 10:20 pm

    Yay I have these 🙂 I wore them the other night with my jumpsuit, black and brown – tsk tsk!
    Lauren x

  19. 17th November 2010 / 10:33 pm

    They're lovely. I've been looking for a pair of brogues for ages but haven't quite found the ones yet. Definitely going to have to try these ones on!

  20. 18th November 2010 / 2:58 am

    I'm very fond, I especially like the cute floral detail on the inside, adds a special little something xxxx

  21. 18th November 2010 / 7:02 am

    they're lovely, especially the floral lining, very you haha :P! i wear black brogues as school shoes and i really like them (:,xxx

  22. 18th November 2010 / 1:44 pm

    thee are so cute, I espcially love the lining, such a nice touch! Sadly I cant pull off that many types of falt shoes with my 6.5 feet I usually have to wear a 7 🙁 I get paranoid of looking clownish! xxx

  23. 18th November 2010 / 4:19 pm

    i was going to get these shoes haha, they're fit!xx

  24. 18th November 2010 / 5:07 pm

    I love them because I have them! 😉 Fab little booties-wear mine nearly everyday xxx

  25. 18th November 2010 / 7:58 pm

    thank you for your comments crumpets. Seems like there is a lot of brogue adoration.
    @Vicky – Yes i do believe they come in black too. Probably best have a peek at their website xo

  26. 19th November 2010 / 3:25 pm

    soo cute :)i myselfhave a lovely camel coloured pair with a tiny heel about 3/4 inch high 🙂

  27. 19th November 2010 / 5:25 pm

    I really want some brogues, I just need to find the perfect pair!

  28. 19th November 2010 / 11:14 pm

    I really want a pair of Brogues but along with others im scared I cant pull them off, plus im soooooo rubbish at putting outfits together I wouldnt even know what to wear them with…Ive seen what you have suggested so I will give it a go…wish me luck xxx

  29. 7th January 2011 / 9:29 pm

    Slightly annoyed that I didn't discover your blog earlier…

    I WANT these shoes. The inside is so pretty… And the outside of course.