If you're lucky, graduation is usually a summery celebration — in other words, an occasion that most definitely calls for open-toed shoes (and a post-finals celebratory pedicure, of course). So, have you started looking for cute sandals to wear to graduation yet? Don't underestimate the importance of finding the perfect graduation shoes — because even though your cap and gown will take center stage, your shoes are one of the few means you'll have to actually personalize your look, since most of your outfit will be covered by your gown.
Now, there are a few factors to consider — do you want to match your shoes with your robes? Or the outfit you're wearing under your gown? Or both? Will you have to stand for long periods of time? Will you have to walk elegantly across a lawn? Are you a flats person, or a heels-or-bust person? Well, no matter what you're looking for, there's luckily something out there for everyone, from show-stealing statement shoes, to flat sandals that will keep your feet comfy no matter how long it takes for them to hand you your diploma. So, cue "Pomp and Circumstance," and let the search for the perfect graduation sandals commence!
Sometimes a pop of citrine can really set off an ill-fitting rented graduation gown to best effect.
Valentino's iconic Rockstuds are the ultimate answer to any special occasion.
Are these, or are these not, the most fabulous slides you've ever seen?
The platform wedge heel means these will be a little more stable and comfortable (and good for long ceremonial walks across the lawn).
Rose gold roses should help keep things appropriately festive.
Here's a fun option in case you were looking for something on the edgier side.
Flats don't get much more fabulous than this.
The floral print and jewel detailing on these sandals will add a bit of stylish panache to your outfit, with a bit of a fun, boho vibe.
9. Wedge Sandal
The wedge heel isn't too high, and come on — silver glitter never did anyone wrong.
Pom poms just automatically make everything better.
Here's something for the fancy set: It doesn't get much more dressed up than super strappy gold stilettos.
Why not use your graduation shoes to editorialize a little?
You'll feel just like Cinderella at the ball with these metallic PVC slip-on stilettos.
14. Carabu Sandal
Come on, you know you want to. Make Elle Woods proud.
Now, if you're really looking to make a graduation statement, go out in a blaze of glory in these jeweled heel satin platforms.
Hopefully this list helps you find the sandals to rock when it comes time to cross the stage this spring.