When you’re living in a dorm room that’s the size of your closet at home, taking your entire wardrobe to school is clearly not an option. With the limited space that college closets offer, choosing all the right pieces to fit into a mere 3 x 3 square feet is vital. So you can always put your best foot forward, we’ve come up with the 8 pairs of shoes that every collegiette needs to have!
Flats might as well be the official footwear of collegiettes everywhere, because they’re comfy, cute, and perfect for those treks across campus. Wear them with jeans and a tee for a casual classroom look, or a flirty dress for your date with that cute guy down the hall! Here are some of our faves:
Studded Heel Ballerina, $49.90, Zara
Basic ballet flat in the front, party in the back. It’s a classic black pair that goes with everything from jeans and a tee to your party dress, and all it takes is a little gold detailing on the heel to add a unique edge.
Oasis Metal Toecap Snake Ballet Flats, $64.71, Asos.com
Get luxe for fall! Just because flats are every collegiette’s go-to campus-friendly shoes doesn’t mean they need to be boring. A snakeskin pattern is a great alternative to a solid neutral, and aren’t you fancy with that gold-capped toe?
Cooperative Applique Flat, $34, Urban Outfitters
Everyone in your hall already owns a pair of leopard print flats, but how many of them own flats patterned with actual leopards? Go ahead, get wild.
Boots That Go With Every Outfit
A good pair of boots instantly pulls an outfit together, and since we like our accessories to multitask as much as we do, boots that can be worn season to season and with outfit to outfit are a college staple. Check out our top picks!
Steve Madden “Reggime” Riding Boot, $189, Victoria’s Secret
By now, we’ve stopped wondering if riding boots will ever be out of style on college campuses — they’re a collegiette favorite. But since they’re so comfortable and look good on everybody, who’s complaining? A studded pair keeps the style up-to-date.
Buckled Booties, $34.80, Forever21
These flat boots are the easiest yet most stylish shoes you can slip on before dashing to class. Whether you’re the minimalist, into the menswear-inspired look or looking to add edge to your girly style, these wrap-around ankle boots are exactly what you’re looking for.
Tall Tale Boots, $99, Bakers Shoes
A good over-the-knee boot makes us feel like superheroes. Pretty powerful (and super sexy), and that’s why we love them.