15 Pairs of Shoes You Need for Back to School

With back to school in full swing, hot girl walks become a big part of life again (if they aren’t already for you). Whether you’re walking to class, the library or my personal favorite, your local coffee shop, it’s an essential part of being on campus. Having a mix of comfortable, yet stylish shoes is vital to feeling your best both physically and mentally. 

Looking for some cooler weather shoes to spice up your wardrobe? College Fashionista has you covered with 15 pairs to get you ready for class. 

Platform Loafers

Emma Chamberlain made this style a summer essential, so let’s continue it in the fall! Whether you’re going for a classic school-girl or a dark academia aesthetic, a cute pair of loafers will add to that look. If you didn’t already pick up a pair, here’s a few options you can choose from.

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Target A New Day Women's Paris Platform Loafers

Available in Black, Matte Black and Off-White for $32.99

Shown in Off-White

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Crown Vintage Sage Penny Loafer

Available in Black for $59.99

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Dr. Martens 8053 Leather Platform Casual Shoes

Available in Black Leather for $170

Ballet Flats

Ballet flats are one of the easiest ways to dress up a pair of jeans without sacrificing comfort. Perfect for the warmer days of fall, you can never go wrong with an easy flat. Make sure you read more on ballet flats this season on the College Fashionista Fall Trend Report!

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Ballerette Roma Pointed Toe Ballet Flats

Available in Basil Green, Black, Blue, Burgundy, Cerulean, Dark Gray, Dove Gray, Forest Green, Mustard, Pearl Gray, Pink, Plum, Purple, Red, Royal Blue and Tan Suede for $190

Shown in Mustard

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Everlane The Italian Leather Day Ballet Flat

Available in Andorra, Black, Dusty Lilac, Minimal Gray, Moss, Pale Pink, and Sugar Almond for $130

Shown in Moss

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Aristocat Satin Ballet Flats

Available in Black, Rose and White for $250

Shown in Black

White Sneakers

White sneakers have been a staple in everyone’s wardrobe for years now, but if you’re looking for a new, fresh pair then this is the list for you. My biggest worry when buying white sneakers for the first time was how dirty they would get, but now I think the wear adds to the style. For some more ideas on white-ish sneakers, check out this more in depth article. 

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Converse Run Star Hike Platform

Available in Black and White for $110

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Reebok Club C 85 Sneaker

Available in Chalk/Alabaster/Glen Green and Chalk/Alabaster/Light Blue for $84.99

Shown in Chalk/Alabaster/Light Blue

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Veja Campo Chromefree Leather White Almond

Available in White Almond for $165

Slip Ons

From a heeled mule to a clog, slip ons are a large group of shoes. College Fashionista has you covered though, from the dressy to the casual so you have the perfect shoe for running errands or going out!

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Vagabond Hennie Heeled Mule Shoe

Available in Black for $119

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Birkenstock Boston Suede Leather

Available in Clay and Bold Green for $140

Shown in Clay

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Jeffrey Campbell MAGDA-JN

Available in Blue Denim for $155


Both tall and short, boots have been a fall classic for years. The trends have certainly changed over time but in the end, you can’t go wrong with a pair of dark boots in any autumn outfit.

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Dr. Martens 2976 Yellow Stitch Smooth Leather Chelsea Boots

Available in Black, Burgundy and White for $170

Shown in Burgundy

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Steve Madden KLAYTON

Available in Black and Camel Brown for $129.95

Shown in Black

Kelly & Katie Tarq Over the Knee Boot

Available in Black and Dark Taupe for $69.99

Shown in Black

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