My Boyfriends Closet: Not Your Bro’s Brogues


It is no secret to those who know us that we spend just as much time shopping in the men’s department (i.e., our boyfriends, brothers, fathers and any other male’s closet) as we do in the designated female contemporary department. There’s a reason boyfriend cuts are so popular. We just find it easiest to head straight to the source.

Our “borrowed from the boys” footwear selection? The menswear-inspired brogue. They make our skinny jeans super dapper and pair oh so well with a flannel. In this case, we don’t have feet large enough to actually rob them from our man friend’s closet. So instead of spending fall playing dress-up, we have pulled together a list of our favorite lady brogues – i.e., lace-ups that actually come in our size and don’t smell like a guy’s gym bag.

1. Forever 21 Faux Patent Leather Oxfords, $30

2. F-Troupe Patent Burgundy Butterfly Lace-Up Shoes, $265

3. Topshop KAB Lace-Up Shoes, $115

4. Saint Laurent Lulu Bootie, $895

5. Marni Embellished Point Toe Lace-Ups, $1020

tomboy kc bio

TOMBOY KC is a fashion and lifestyle blog written by actress Katie Cassidy and pint-sized real-life friend, Lynsey Eaton. Focused on personal style that is, well, personal, TKC is a place for smart and opinionated (read: sarcastic) women to join together and accumulate stilettos while collectively wearing their sneakers…everywhere. Self proclaimed nomads, when the girls aren't traveling for work or buying two of everything (one apiece, you see), you can find them sitting on Lynsey's couch eating pizza and drinking champagne in men's pajamas while waxing poetic about the present state of culottes. Feel free to come on over.