Brogues have been popular for several years now and their is no sign of their popularity diminishing. They can, without doubt, be named as a fashion classic. I love them and wear them frequently with jeans, dresses and skirts.
I first published this post in 2013 and it continues to be one of my most read posts, so I update it from time to time with new images of looks I love, (all taken from Pinterest), and also with photographs of how I wear my brogues which link to the relevant blog posts when appropriate.
How to style brogues with dresses and skirts
How to style brogues with jeans
How to style brogues with shorts
How to style brogues with socks
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Super Cute shoes!! It makes me want a pair!!!
Thank you. They are lovely aren't they x
Love this outfit on you – you've styled your brogues perfectly! Love that they are metallic too. Lynne xx
Thank you so much Lynne. I can't resist metallic shoes or bags and they go with everything too xxx
Love your brogues and your blouse gorgeous. I note Taylor Swift has dogs on her skirt <3
Thank you lovely xxx
I'm so tempted to get a pair but I'm so short & I'm scared I'll look like my old French teacher! LOL! You have tempted me even more & so maybe its time to try a pair on! Picture 3 is gorgeous & I have picture 4 on my Pinterest board too! Ax
Haha! I'm sure you look nothing like your French teacher! xxxx
thanks for this! has given me some ideas.I've just bought the Frankie brogues (Office) shown above in burgundy and they are a great shoe and come in lots of different colours and suede as well as leather.
They look amazing! What would you say about wearing brogues when you are "sturdy" legs? I'm 5:7, a size 12/14, and I have always felt sort of self-conscious of my legs. However I love brogues, but I wonder how to wear them in the spring/summer time. Any advice?
Thank you 🙂
I don't think shape or size matters so long as you feel right.
They do take a bit of getting used to at first especially if you're used to a daintier shoe or heels.
I think they would look great with cropped trousers or jeans and perhaps a looser, longer top.
It's worth trying a few pairs with a variety of outfits. And take some photos so you can compare various styles.
Good luck. I'd love to hear how you get on, love Lizzy xxx
These are really cute!! I love brogues! However I've always felt self-conscious of my legs (I'm 5'7"; a size 12/14, average woman really!), and I've wondered if they would look as nice on me as on a skinnier lady. I've also wondered how to wear them in the spring/summer, appart from trousers. Any advice? 🙂
Is it ok to wear jeans full length with brogues and socks? Seen Taylor swift wearing them like that in a few pics. Tried wearing mine with jeans rolled up, but doesn't feel right, even though I wear ballets and converse with jeans rolled up! My brogues are size 6 black hamble oaks. X
Hi Emma, I think it's perfectly fine to wear full length jeans with socks and brogues. I think it's a very preppy look. You could go for plain navy or black socks, or if you're feeling braver,what about a striped pair? I have the Hambke Oaks in a wine colour and they're a little hard to wear without socks or tights. I tend to wear plain navy socks with mine with skinny jeans. Good luck. Feel free to email a photo too! Love Lizzy xxx
I love my brogues, but like you I tend to style them more with dresses and skirts than with jeans. All the jeans have given me some new ideas – thanks! #Brillblogposts
You're very welcome. yes, it's always nice to get inspiration to style thing differently xxx
I like your style and really want a pair of brogues now 😉 #brilliantblogposts
Ah, thank you so much! I do love my brogues xxx
Just bought the pink Hamble brogues from Kaeidoscope but they are Clarks. So comfy and love love the colours , not really Autumn/winter shades but will wear anyway. Impressed that you changed the laces to ribbons, maybe next summer . Now need tops and a jacket to go with them ! Thanks
I adore brogues so this is great inspiration for me!
A couple of years later, and this look is still adorable! I love that purple pair. 🙂
Thank you Lexie. Brogues seem to be a perennial autumn favourite! And yes, I still love the purple ones too! xxxx