Packing for college can be difficult due to lack of space. To help you out, Clara and I (recent college grads) came up with a list of items that are staples and every college student should have in their wardrobe.
★The most important shoe to have in college is without a doubt a pair of nice comfortable black pumps.While in college you will be networking, attending professional dinners and hopefully getting interviews for internships or jobs. Special occasions require nice, dressy shoes and black pumps go with any outfit. Our advice is to bring a pair that you already own and have worn before. Also, make sure that they are not too high and that you can walk and stand in them comfortably for more than 2 hours.
We like this pair from Zappos.
★A very close runner up to a must-have shoe when packing for college are tennis shoes. You will most likely be walking quite a lot between different buildings and around town. I suggest you pack some Keds or Converse, (which are my everyday staple), because they can be fashionable and are classic when kept in a decent shape.
These classic red ones from Keds are on sale for 30$.
★Boots are another staple shoe. When you are running late to class throw on some skinny jeans and a tee, zip up some boots and you'll look so chic! Not to mention that they keep your feet warm in the winter. Please no UGGs outside of your room- you're not in high school anymore ;).
Our pick is this gorgeous riding boot pair from Maurices.
★It is also good to have a nice pair of ballet flats, because you can interchange them with tennis shoes when walking long distances. They also look fashionable and pull the whole outfit together. I would suggest spending a little more and getting flats from a more durable material that can last more than one season.
Try these ballet flats from Macys.
Don't forget to bring some sandals too! Cheap rubber ones work great if you have to share a shower (do NOT go barefoot!) and cute summery ones work for any other occasion, such as a football game.
Some affordable (15$) sandals are these from 2B Bebe.