Welcome to our new college-girl style series! We partnered with our sister site CollegeFashionista to share the trends and styling tricks their fashionable contributors are spotting on campuses. Up next: the boots every woman needs.
Despite the current fluctuations in the weather, it is very much still winter. There may have been a couple 70-degree days thrown in there, but I wouldn’t be packing away your puffer coats and boots just yet. In fact, the recent ups and downs in the weather make us think we’ll be switching off between sandals and booties for quite a while.
As for college students living on a strict “no shoe shopping” budget, appreciate your boots. You never know when you’ll be able to replace them. Therefore, when determining which boots are best for the college years, remember that you have to love the ones you pick and trust that they won’t fall apart after your third day walking to class at the break of dawn. Here’s a little tip from one college girl to the next: Share this advice with your friends to ensure an endless array of borrow-worthy boots to choose from.
Wondering what styles are an absolute must in your closet? Keep scrolling to check out the five pairs every college girl needs—and shop stylish boots, too.
Heeled leather ankle boots are the epitome of classic. They could be paired with nearly any outfit and still look like they were made exclusively for it. It’s up to you to decide how daring you want to be with these ones. For versatility, go with black in either a traditional leather or patent. To increase the wow factor, change the color to a more eye-catching red or metallic.
Lace-up military boots are best worn in the winter. Not only are they warm, comfortable, and durable, but they also look great with a casual ensemble. Throw them on with a pair of distressed skinny jeans and a bomber and be on your way.
Chunky leather platforms do wonders for your height and look without simultaneously killing your feet. Platforms are famous for looking incredibly uncomfortable but feeling the opposite. These will go with almost anything, but especially with a great pair of denim. Pair with your favorite vintage Levi’s, a graphic T-shirt, and a cropped jacket and you’re all set for that morning lecture.
While we’re well aware of the difficulties of pulling off over-the-knee boots, now is a better time than ever to take a chance. Try matching a pair with an on-trend oversize hoodie like this one.
Everyone needs at least one pair of statement boots in their collection. While this loafer-esque option from Topshop might not be bright and colorful, the gold detailing adds something unique to any outfit. Dress them up with tights and a dress or down with some denim.
What’s your go-to boot style? Let us know in the comments below!