The school year is creeping up quickly, and with that comes college shopping. There’s dorm/apartment shopping, recruitment shopping, school supplies shopping, and for me, shoe shopping. Recently I have purchased a couple new pairs of shoes and it has inspired me to make a college shoe must have list. From practical, to fashionable, this list covers it all and will provide inspiration for all girls whether they’re heading into their first or last year of college.
More than anything you need a sneaker for the days you roll out of bed and wear the same clothes you wore to sleep to class (just me? Oops). A classic shoe for this are the Converse white sneakers. I love these shoes, I practically live in them during the school year. They look fine when you are wearing an oversized t-shirt on your worst days. But can also add an edgier grunge look to any casual outfit that you have put some effort into. They’re versatile, comfortable, and cute. A triple threat and a necessity for any college girl.
A recent purchase of mine includes these babies. I love these sandals. They are so simple and sturdy. I was looking for a brown sandal to wear during recruitment and I stumbled upon these in the Steve Madden store. I love that they are so plain because it makes them easy to pair with any kind of outfit. Whether it is boho or preppy, you can pair these shoes with your outfit and still look flawless.
This shoe is one I found at the NSale, and man, am I obsessed. I saw these shoes and instantly fell in love (and shoutout to Julio at Nordstrom for phenomenal customer service; he tracked these down for me and got them sent straight to my house). Fringe is so on trend this year and so are booties, making these shoes a must. The fringe adds some flair that is great for Fall, yet the color (Putty) makes them a little Summery; making them a great transitional shoe. You can wear these out, to football games, or even to class and they will add some needed flair to any outfit. I’m so glad I found these shoes and Nordstrom’s just restocked these shoes online, so move fast and get yourself a pair!
My last shoe is what I asked for this year as a birthday gift. They are practical, cute, and I’ve heard they last for years! Many of you have probably already seen these shoes and may even own a pair. The L.L. Bean boots are perfect for any college girl. They are made for Maine Winters, so you know they will be great for those days you have to walk across class in the snow or rain. A lot of girls get Hunter Rain Boots for rainy days, but I like these because they are made for rain and snow, yet they work so well for any Fall or Winter look. To me you can kinda look silly wearing rain boots when it isn’t raining, but I feel like you can still wear these Bean boots even when it isn’t raining or snowing and still look normal. I can’t wait to break these in and I have a feeling I will be wearing them everyday during the Arkansas Winters.
I hope these shoes helped you in your preparation for college, or even just the Fall. Let me know if you have any shoe must haves, I would love to hear about them. Also, don’t forget to follow me if you enjoyed this post. Have a great day