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12 best women's brogues

From pretty pastels to on-trend metallics, IndyBest puts its best foot forward in this spring’s must-have shoes

10 best brogues

We round-up classic lace-ups for spring. Practical, stylish without effort, and following in the footsteps off the fashion pack - here is our brogues edit.

{1} New Look Leather Embossed: £27.99, newlook.com

 

If you’re after a classic black leather pair, these from the high street staple known for its inexpensive fashion-forward footwear, are a steal for under £30.

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{2} Office Vendetta Cleated: £65, office.co.uk

 

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Pastels are big news in the fashion world this spring and mint green is a sought-after shade. We think it makes a nice change from all the dark-coloured brogues in the shops, and the chunky sole means they are a practical pair if your day involves a lot of walking.

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{3} Russell & Bromley Jeeves: £175, russellandbromley.co.uk

 

You will see lots of pictures from London Fashion Week over the coming days. Take it from us, there will be flashes of silver all over the place. Metallics bring the classic brogue bang up to date and look particularly good on this luxe pair. The Jeeves comes in five other colours if you want something subtler.

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{4} Clarks Hamble Oak: £60, clarks.co.uk

 

Dusty pink and cream make for a pretty package on this leather pair. You can choose from ribbon-style or standard laces. Always one to make comfort the top priority (without compromising on style), Clarks makes these in narrow, standard or wide fit and they come in half sizes.

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{5} Next flatform Lace Up: £35, next.co.uk

 

Next has a range of eye-catching brogues this season, including this patent nude pair which combine a brogue with another hot 2015 footwear trend: the flatform sole. They also come in black if you’re after a colour that goes with everything.

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{6} Jones Bootmaker Gillingby: £79, jonesbootmaker.com

 

If you find the look of brogues a bit mannish, here is a compromise with a very slightly higher heel and a tweaked more feminine shape. Choose from this shade or black.

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{7} Pikolinos Multi Coloured Brighton: £89.99, debenhams.com

 

Pikolinos use leathers that only get natural treatments, including vegetable dyes for the colours. The result is an earthy-toned pair that will go with loads but are a change from the plain versions all over the high street. The special “Relax” insoles make them comfier than a lot of pairs out there, too.

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{8} Autograph Leather Lace Up Brogue Shoes with Insolia Flex: £59, marksandspencer.com

 

For the luxe leather combined with M&S’s super-comfy Insolia Flex insole, we really rate these which come in a pretty dusky pink or chic navy. They will see you through this season and way beyond and are less than similar-quality competitors.

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{9} Asos Millionaire: £35, asos.com

 

Here’s an eye-catching contrasting tan suede and white pair from the online fashion retailer. True to Asos form, they are a good price for shoes with a leather upper and look chic styled with a pair of jeans.

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{10} Barbour Ellen Leather: £94.95, johnlewis.com

 

It’s the little details that make this pair stand out; the strip of Barbour’s classic check near the heel and the scalloped tongue. We’ll be wearing ours for work with a pair of cigarette pants when the weather warms up.

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{11} Church's Burwood Met: £370, church-footwear.com

Think of a quintessential men's brogue and you think of Church's, a British brand that's been making shoes since 1873. They also have a women's collection, including this luxe pair which have studs in the place of perforations.
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{12} Repetto Patent Brogues: £225, net-a-porter.com

If you like the boyish look but find some brogues too heavy, here's a more dainty, minimalist pair from the Parisian brand better known for its dancewear.
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Verdict: It’s hard to beat Autograph for quality, style and value. If you’re on more of a budget, New Look’s classic black pair are a great price for leather shoes.

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