Grad-shoe-ation looks that'll steal the stage

Heels Over Head

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We all know the right pair of shoes can change your life (and help you conquer the world). On Graduation Day, you've never been quite as equipped to take on the world as you are at this exact moment. For this reason, it's important you've got on the right shoes. Sure, you've picked out the perfect dress, but what you really ought to focus on is the only thing about your outfit that will accurately represent who you are (unless you've decorated the top of your cap!) and what kind of mission you're on. Here are our picks for the best Grad-shoes:

Oh, and the most important advice you can get: If you trip and fall off the stage, OWN IT.

Go Class(ic)

Nothing wrong with going a bit classic on your big day. If you're going to do a heel, make sure it's chunky so it doesn't get caught in the grass (rookie mistake). We LOVE these Amy Braid Sandals from Frye. The ombre' effect keeps these shoes current, but without a doubt, you'll have these shoes forever. A navy shoe is perfect because it's not quite as harsh as black (not that there's anything wrong with black!) and will go with everything. We love the Amell shoe from UGG because it's a wedge but with a slight heel so you won't have to worry about tripping, and the ribbon on the ankle is a sweet, feminine touch.

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If you're looking for a higher heel (closer to heaven, we hear), go for the Robert Ghille from Frye. It's SPRING so you might as well standout, and in millennial pink, you can't go wrong. We've been on the hunt for the perfect summer sandal and I think we found it in the Chase Sandal from Azalea. It's suede upper and stacked heel give it a vintage touch, and the square chunky heel means you can wear it all day and night long.

Flats Off to You

There's no shame in wearing flats, especially on a day when you know you'll be on your feet. Just don't get caught wearing stubby ballet flats-- they do nothing for you! We're loving espadrilles atm. Graduation day is EXHAUSTING so try a casual chic suede lace-up espadrille from Frye. The Leo 2 Piece is a super versatile shoe that'll carry you from cutoffs to dresses throughout the summer. These black tassel flatform espadrilles from Missguided are super fun and definitely on trend.

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Can't get much cuter than this yellow ruffle sandal from ASOS. It'll brighten even the rainiest Graduation day. The vibrant hue and travel-friendly role of the Mila sandal from UGG will have all of your friends in heels wishing they had thought of UGG as more than just boots.

Funky & Chunky, Bold & Beautiful

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Embellishment is everything when it comes to shoes right now, so naturally, ASOS has all of the most coveted looks. We love the chunky heel on this blue velvet pair, and the flowers at the heel will ensure you look like you're dancing across the stage. Mules are all the rage this season, and we're loving these pink backless slip ons from Public Desire. An image

If you live for all things booties, try this peep toe, lace up from Princess Polly. It's totally sexy but your feet won't be sweating in the scorching heat on the football field. This is a celebration, after all, so add some fun to your look with these stacked heel, pom pom bad boys, also from ASOS.

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