The 13 Cutest Fall Flats for Back to School

Back-to-school season is the perfect excuse for buying new shoes (as if we needed another one!). While wearing heels can be fun, it’s a lot more sensible to invest in flats for day-to-day wear on campus. With this in mind, we’ve compiled the 13 cutest pairs of flats for you to rock on campus this fall! These shoes were chosen with fall 2013 trends in mind, so you know you’re going to be on trend while going to lectures!


1. Super Simple Slingbacks

Retro Slingback Flats, Forever 21, $22.80

Burgundy is a staple fall color, so you can’t go wrong with these beauties! These flats will look especially great with a trench coat or even dark-colored printed pants.

2. Must-have Mary Janes


Doll Over Town Flat, ModCloth, $29.99

We love how cute these Dolly shoes are! They’ll add a pop to any outfit you wear since they’re more interesting than simple black flats. However, they’re understated enough to wear with a patterned dress or skirt and not look over-the-top. Pair these with a bright blazer; the blazer will be the main focus of your outfit, but you’re still wearing really cute shoes.

3. Color-popping Oxford Flats

Just a Jiffy Flats, Modcloth, $32.99

These Oxford flats are perfect for a fall day when the weather isn’t great. They’re such a fun color, and will help to brighten up any day! We also love the detail on these brogues. Pair them with jeans and a simple sweater for when you’re dashing to your lectures; you’ll look so chic!

4. Chic Daytime Flats

Sole Society Kami Flats, Nordstrom, $33.46

If you’re looking to inject a little color into your fall wardrobe, invest in a pair of these Sole Society Kami flats in Bermuda Pink. If you buy them in pink, make sure you pair them with a simpler outfit so your shoes get maximum exposure. However, if you’re not feeling so daring, they’re also available in Dark Mushroom, a gorgeous, neutral color that will be perfect with a casual look.

5. Studded Day-to-Night Flats


Steve Madden Pompei Flats, Nordstrom, $40.16

These are fabulous party flats: the stud detail adds something fun to what would otherwise be pretty plain shoes. Even if you just want to dress up a little for going to class, these are great flats! If you’re looking for something a little different in your wardrobe but still want to be on trend, you should definitely consider these!

6. The Perfect Day Flats

Pointed Moccasin with Tassel, Zara, $49.90

These blue pointed moccasins from Zara are not only a great color, but the tassel detail makes them extra special. These will also be great shoes for when it starts to rain because of their water-resistant material.

7. Scalloped, Casual Beauties

Mia Abie Flat, DSW, $49.95

These nude shoes (which also come in black) are new classics. The scalloped detail turns quiet shoes into a great fashion statement. The best thing about nude shoes is that they’ll go with most of your wardrobe. These are the kind of shoes you can keep next to your dorm room door and grab as you run out the door; they’re great for both casual and dressy occasions.