A TAN THAT WOULD SURELY FLAT-TER YOU

If you are up for ditch­ing heels, tap into the tan footwear trend and pick up brogues and ox­fords you can style like a pro

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Lifestyle - Snigdha Ahuja snigdha.ahuja@hin­dus­tan­times.com

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 breezy anti-fits and cam­pus-per­fect rompers to the for­mal picks — we are crushing over tan-hued ox­fords and their brogue ver­sions (not leather, duh!) to ac­ces­sorise all that you are stock­ing up in that mon­soon wardrobe of yours.

WHAT ARE OX­FORDS AND WHY ARE THEY TREND­ING?

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.

BOL­LY­WOOD’S WEAR­ING THEM, TOO!

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 Ra­naut’s look was 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! The ac­tor wore hers with her tan-hued, anti-fit sep­a­rates.

PHOTO: RAAJESSH KASHYAP/HT

PHO­TOS: YOGEN SHAH

Tan brogues and Ox­fords are also a pop­u­lar pick among our Bol­ly­wood beau­ties like Neha Dhu­pia (L) and Kan­gana Ra­naut

Check out ac­tor Swara Bhaskar take on the trend

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