Shop it: Graduation Shoes for Every Style, Dress Code and Budget
When you look back on your photo 50 years from now, you'll still love these styles.
Cut Out Ballet Flats, $63.18, Oasis, asos.com
Collection Dairy Chain Ballet Flat, $225,
Enough moxie to steal attention from the highest of heels and pointiest of pumps.
Valencia Flats, $38, NeedSupply.com
Under $100 Embossed Ballerina, $49.90, Zara.com
$100-$250 Ballet Flats, $235, D&G, Yoox.com
$250+ City Print Sandals, $430, Carven, SSense.com
A demure lift looks so elegant as you take the stage.
Karen Slingback, $79.98, Shoemint.com
Under $100 Metallic Sandals with Ankle Strap, $79.90, Zara.com
$100-$250 Opal D'Orsay Pumps, $110, Sam Edelman, Shopbop.com
$250+ Adara Patent Leather Pumps, $278, Diane von Furstenberg, my.luckymag.com
Festive heels you can dance in are ideal for such joyous occasions.
Glitter By Little Heel, $64.99, Chelsea Crew, ModCloth.com
$100-$250 Solitaire Pump, $135, Jeffrey Campbell, NastyGal.com
$100-$250 The Cube Pump, $100, Cheap Monday, Misskl.com
$250+ Jasmine Embroidered Cotton Pointed Toe Court, $375, Caroline Issa x LK Bennett, LKBennett.com
Classic shapes and quiet colors will pass the most stringent of dress codes.
Bertch Pumps, $49.98, AldoShoes.com
$100-$250 Metallic Leather High-Heel Sandals, $228, JCrew.com
$250+ Patmos Sandals with Lucite Heel, $325, Diane von Furstenberg, Shopbop.com
The most memorable way to utilize the one part of your outfit that shows.
Fabric Wedge Sole, $79.90, Zara.com
$250+ Red Sky Print Bootie, $995, Nicholas Kirkwood for Prabal Gurung, Modaoperandi.com
$250+ The Dolly Suede Platform Pumps, $945, Charlotte Olympia, my.luckymag.com
Class of 2013, consider this an early graduation present: in the slideshow below, we've gathered 36 footwear options for your big first-day-of-the-rest-of-your-life. With choices for every kind of style (simple or statement), heel preference (flat, mid-height and high) and budget (under $100, $100-$250 and $250+), the only hard part might be choosing just one. (That's when you pull out the "But I need a post-ceremony party shoe, too!" excuse.)
Click through to find the perfect match for your oversized robe now.
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