We’re big brogues gals. The sturdiest member of the flat family is ideal for these Autumn days and evenings, and thanks to Clarks and M&S you can embrace the jewel tones of the season. The brogue charms on all fronts – those dashes of masculinity combine with a post-war sensibility to make the ultimate smart girl shoe. Keira Knightley is one of the best ambassador for the shoe, regularly treading indie festival red carpets with a pair.
Hamble Oak Dark Grean Lea €99
If you’re after your own pair we’d recommend a visit to M&S where the Autograph range has a simple variation on the theme (€77) in three shades that will work with most colour combinations.
While these chain loafers from Topshop make for an ideal night-time look – say goodbye to Sunday morning blisters and hello to a lot of “Where did you get those shoes?”
Kara Chain Loafers, £72
And Ireland’s unofficial First Lady, Amy Huberman, is also a fan of the brogue, including a brown suede-y pair as part of her new shoe collection with Bourbon. Every item in the collection is called after one of Amy’s favourite moves and we can’t think of a more suitable honorific than Sense and Sensibility…
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