Style Syllabus: Graduation Accessories To Negate the Cap

Your graduation ceremony is one of those rare moments where no matter how awesome your dress, you’re still going to end up looking just like everybody else. But, there are still a few tricks you can employ to escape the sea school colors, and really shine when you walk across the stage.
A few thinks to keep in mind: If the event is taking place on a field, don’t wear stilettos or you’ll sink into the grass. Also, think about a cute pair of bobby pins to keep too-loose caps from flying away! And remember, take this opportunity to find a combo of stand-out accessories that will seriously speak for themselves; all you’ve got are your head and your feet to show off your style. Since you’re going to be covered, we’ve got you covered — from shoes you can really strut in to accessories to make your hat look less square.
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Zara Basic Sandal, $49.90, available at Zara.
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Banana Republic Cabochon Bobby Pin, $12.50, available at Banana Republic.
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Free People Triple Rose Bobby Pin, $12, available at Free People.
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H&M Earrings, $11, available at H&M.
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Aldo Harvat, $100, available at Aldo.
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Urban Outfitters Branch Bobby Pin, $12, available at Urban Outfitters.
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Accessories Boutique The Fem Spike Drop Earrings, $20, available at Karma Loop.
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Nine West LETITGO, $79.90, available at Nine West.
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Madewell The Suede Skimmer, $98, available at Madewell.
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Colin Stuart City Sandal, $68, available at Victoria's Secret.
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Luv AJ Crystal Cross Ear Cuff, $89, available at The Trend Boutique.
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Kenneth Jay Lane Earrings, $75, available at Net-a-Porter.