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Even though it’s already November, the back-to-school mood is still going strong. It’s officially too cold for a flippy pleated skirt at this point, but there’s another preppy staple that’s actually suitable for inclement British weather: the Oxford shoe.

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Second only to stacked loafers, lace-up brogues have become a popular alternative to trainers. No longer the sole reserve of City boys, Oxfords have attracted a younger, and dare we say more fashionable crowd. The styles on offer are anything but stuffy: Prada, Miu Miu, Fendi and Dries Van Noten have nailed collegiate charm with their respective takes.

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Kendall wearing Dr Martens’s smart 1461 shoes.  GOTHAM

Hailey Bieber has opted in with Fendi’s lug-sole lace-ups, embossed with the Fendi Zucca emblem on the heel. She’s worn them with equally school-appropriate trousers from Frankie Shop and jazzy knits from Khaite.

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Jennifer Lawrence added Derby shoes to her maternity wardrobe.  DIGGZY/JESAL/SHUTTERSTOCK

The supermodel has championed Dr Martens’s 1461 Derbys, too – a style that’s fast approaching cult status in Manhattan. NY resident Irina Shayk is an advocate of the smart Docs – and she owns a similar Derby pair from Burberry – while Kendall Jenner wore DMs when visiting the city in April. Kaia Gerber and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley are fellow fans, along with Blackpink’s Jisoo (her bandmate Lisa prefers the brand’s platformed Holly style).

Jennifer Lawrence, meanwhile, has been spied in Dries Van Noten’s sleek leather brogues and The Row’s Honore Derby shoes since it was confirmed she’s expecting. No surprises there: they’re the perfect mix of comfort and chic for a stylish mum-to-be.

Gigi Hadid has a pair of white brogues from Aldo, which she wore with a head-to-toe white outfit back in September, while her sister Bella has road-tested Marc Jacobs’s buzzy Ghillies, which feature a cut-out upper and clear sole.

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Prada’s autumn/winter 2021 show featured high-shine brogues.

Add a preppy touch to your own wardrobe with British Vogue’s pick of the best brogues, below.