En vogue, in Brogues……….

Ah, the humble Brogue: A word derived from the Gaelic bróg (Irish), bròg (Scottish) “shoe”, is a style of low-heeled shoe or boot traditionally characterised by multiple-piece, sturdy leather uppers with decorative perforations (Why, thanks, wiki)

Just the other week, I shared with you my fashion dilemma for a pending wedding ceremony. Feeling a certain pressure to conform to the traditional ‘wedding guest uniform’ of obligatory high heels, I raised the question: Could I wear flat shoes to a wedding? & My conclusion: without a shadow of a doubt, YES!

Since the wedding took place in a barn out in the countryside, flats were a no-brainer. & Lets not forget their dancability ‘til the stroke of midnight’ comfort factor!

I decided upon a slightly androgynous look, & the leather detail on these Clarks Cut-out Brogues caught my eye. I’m not really one to follow ‘trends’ instead I select items for their longevity & ‘style’ potential.

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& Here is how I styled them on the day…..

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I believe styling is the key to transforming an ‘every day’ item, into an entire look suitable for a special occasion

& That longevity I spoke of? Well I couldn’t resist wearing them the next day for a ‘Sunday Best’ look!

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Click here for some other Brogue inspiration!

Now, whilst I appreciate that with their cut-out design, my feet will be playing Russian roulette with the rain & muddy puddles during the winter months, I’ve decided that pairing them with some colourful Opaque tights on fair weather days will work a treat, until I can expose my ankles again in the spring!

*A Huge thank you to Clarks for saving the day & sending me the brogues for review. These particular shoes are made from some incredibly soft leather, & despite the wonderful team at Clarks gifting them to me, if my feet could speak….they would be SHOUTING ‘Buy me, buy me’ Your feet literally melt into them. To find out more on how I collaborate with brands, sneak a peak at my ‘Work With Me’ page*




  1. 21/10/2014 / 8:58 PM

    These are gorgeous! Funky and unusual. Better get myself down to Clarks….

  2. 15/10/2014 / 9:32 PM

    Digging the brogues lady. Looking fine. I love a good brogue, me. Love your opaque tights idea too x

  3. 12/10/2014 / 8:13 PM

    You look absolutely gorgeous Katrina an i LOVE the brogues 🙂 xx

  4. 09/10/2014 / 8:45 PM

    Looking hot sexy lady! Love this look. You really are selling me these brogues, especially as you say they are uber-comfy- I need some new ones and I adore the colour of these x

  5. 09/10/2014 / 1:34 PM

    Love them they look gorgeous, and you look HOT in that red dress. Sexy lady! xx

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