Let’s flat-ter ourselves! Tan oxfords, brogues are trending like never before

  • Snigdha Ahuja, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jul 10, 2016 18:35 IST
Oxfords, and their perforated variations, brogues, are absolutely on-trend this season. (Raajessh Kashayap/HT Photo; Outfit: Grassroot by Anita Dongre and Péro; Brogues: H&M )

We don’t have to convince you of the power of a no-heel policy. Not only do flats lend you more comfort and are absolutely on trend, but, guess what? There’s no dearth of styling options too. If you don’t mind ditching stilt-high variations or your block favourites, we have the perfect fix for you. From your breezy anti-fits and campus-perfect rompers to the formal picks — we are crushing over tan-hued oxfords and their brogue versions to accessorise all that you are stocking up in that monsoon wardrobe of yours.

What are oxfords and why are they trending?

Photo: Raajessh Kashayp/HT; Outfit: Péro; Brogues: H&M; Model: Nikieta Ajmera (Strawberrifox Model Management); Makeup: Ishika Taneja
Brogues, are absolutely on-trend this season. Here’s it’s paired with an anti-fit, monsoon perfect number.

Simply put, these are shoes with eyelets that are studded with closed laces. These are also traditionally known as Balmorals, after a Scottish castle of the same name, thanks to its Scotch origins. When perforations (a peculiar embossed design) are introduced, these Oxfords become Brogues, with the process then called broguing. So well, you basically have a lot to pick from. And, of course, the classic tan colour just adds to its versatility. If you are afraid of feeling the ground underneath your feet, don’t worry, some of these are typically low-heeled, with just a bit of height-push provided.

Read: A visual decoding of all types of on-trend shoes

Here’s how Bollywood is wearing them:

Tan brogues and Oxfords are also a popular pick among our Bollywood beauties. Check out Swara Bhaskar, Kangana Ranaut and Neha Dhupia taking on the trend. (Photos: Yogen Shah)

You know it’s in trend when our Bollywood babes are not shying away from it. While Swara Bhaskar paired her Anavila dress with glossy tan brogues and cute boxer-inspired braids, Kangana’s look was one of our favourite. At a Bollywood birthday celebration, the fashionista chose to pair her Bungalow 8 separates (and those cute braided space buns) with chocolate oxfords that looked laidback-perfect and stylish too. And well, thanks to the comfy quotient, they seem travel-perfect. Just ask Neha Dhupia and she’d agree!

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