Sarah’s College Survival Guide: The Five Pairs of Shoes You Need To Bring

Ladies, I totally understand the struggle when it comes to packing for college – especially when it comes to shoes! With limited space in a dorm room closet, it’s a good idea to narrow down your shoe collection to your most essential pairs. To help you in your packing endeavors, I’m bringing you five pairs of shoes you need for college with lots of options – some with exciting discounts from the #NSale, marked with the * sign for amazing markdown prices and free shipping + returns. Here are my five recommendations on what to bring:

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A classic black, floral-patterned, or sunny yellow colored pair of boots are perfect for those days when it’s pouring outside, and you still need to walk to class. I like mine tall, so my legs stay protected and I’m free to splash in puddles, but shorter options are super chic and stylish! Pair ’em under jeans, with a fun skirt, or black leggings, and you’re ready for a rainy day.

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Class presentations, future interviews, you name it! You’re gonna need a pair. A conservative pointy toe black 2.5″ pump is a safe choice, but I love interesting details like a sweet gold heel or fun tassels. I’m especially eyeing on these nude cutout pointy toe pumps. See below for more options!

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A versatile pair of sandals is my shoe of choice for transitioning from class to a coffee date with girlfriends or a dressier event after class. Simple nude sandals are sure to match with everything, but I also love metallic ones for a dressier alternative. Another great option is a colorful pair to dress up a plain tee + jeans for class or match a colorful dress for the weekend.
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While some prefer skinny pumps, I live by wedges and chunkier heels for the weekend, because they give me extra height for nights out while still being comfortable. They’re casual enough for breakfast, but also dressy enough for church or a dinner date. A true must-have!

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Sneakers are a college girl’s most popular choice of shoes, because they’re comfortable and practical. A good pair will bring you from workouts at the gym straight to your walk to class. I love a bright pair of shoes that make me feel just a bit better on those mornings I need a pick-me-up. Here are lots of deals down below:
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I hope you enjoyed reading my picks about the pairs of shoes every college girl needs! I had a blast finding these deals for you. Don’t forget that any items marked with a * sign will raise in price on August 8th. Comment down below for any of your shoe suggestions on what to bring! On a more personal note, many apologies for the sudden hiatus on the site. With lots of things happening on my California trip, I’m taking a quick break and enjoying the sunshine! I can’t wait to share more pictures from my trip under the hashtag #SawahInCali! Be sure to check back next week for some fun weekend wear. Have a wonderful day!

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  1. 7.21.16
    Carrie C said:

    What a clever post, Sarah! Well done.


  2. 7.21.16
    Sarah said:

    I'm glad you think so, Carrie! Thanks so much – totally appreciate your feedback! XO, Sarah