Kiltie is the term for the fringed tongue traditionally found on brogues, oxfords and penny loafers that folds over, covering the lacing. Oxfords and brogues were the ‘it’ shoe in the early 1900’s for both men and women. The kiltie was fringed for decorative effect.
This look is back in style with the return of menswear-inspired heels. I spotted this pretty Oh Deer! off-white kiltie spectator heel on Fashiontribes that will add the perfect touch to your menswear chic look.
Shoewawa found two other great options when it comes to kiltie pumps, no matter your budget. Go designer with Bottega Veneta’s version (left) for $690, or hit the high street for Faith’s ‘Clanter’ (right) in various colours for £50.
Don’t like heels? Don’t worry – you can sport the kiltie look with an updated version of the penny loafer. I find this Corso Como Jackie kiltie flat absolutely adorable! While the shoe is menswear-inspired, the red ribbon bow and shape of the shoe lend it girly charm. Plus, the fact that the shoe is plaid (another seasonal trend) makes it a fantastic addition to your fall wardrobe.