If graduation day is nearing, you're probably stoked. Although you'll likely be experiencing a mix of emotions, you'll want to bring your style game, too. It's a tiny detail, but finding the perfect earrings to wear on graduation could make you feel like a million bucks on the big day.
The thing is, your graduation gown can look a little dull; it’s likely one block shade and will probably cover you from your shoulders to below the knee, depending on how tall you are. With your grad cap atop your head, this really doesn’t leave much room for personalization. Aside from your shoes, you haven’t got much left to work with. Sure, you could take an awesome clutch bag, but when you go up on stage to accept your diploma, you certainly won’t have a free hand, what with the obligatory hand-shaking and all. You could wear a necklace, but your graduation gown or hood will likely cover it up. A choker might work, but it may end up looking either too casual or too dressy for the occasion.
So in order to stand out from the crowd and sprinkle a little of your personality into your graduation ensemble, take a peek at these elegant earrings.
1. The Lilac Studs
Ted Baker Sinaa Pink And Blue Crystal Stud Earrings, $44, ASOS
These lovely lilac studs will make a dreamy addition to your ensemble.
2. The Sparkling Hoops
Kenneth Jay Lane Rhodium—Plated Cubic Zirconia Hoop Earrings, $50, Net-A-Porter
A touch of sparkle will help you shine at your ceremony.
3. The Gemstone Studs
Atlantis Gem Mini Stud Earrings, $150, Monica Vinader
Beautiful gemstones will lend your graduation outfit an elegant yet ethereal vibe.
4. The Cylinder Drop Earrings
Cylinder Drop Earrings, $88, Anthropologie
Less is certainly more when it comes to these chic drop earrings.
5. The Starry Studs
ASOS Rose Gold Plated Sterling Silver Star Burst Earrings, $16, ASOS
You'll be the star of the ceremony wearing these darling, starry studs.
6. The Simplistic Ear Climber
Big Secret Ear Climber Silver, $38, Catbird NYC
When you don't fancy a big fuss on your big day, these delicate ear climbers will help you out.
7. The Spiky Pair
These spiky earrings are ideal if you want to give your look an edge, while adhering to the formal aura of the occasion.
8. The Chain Earrings
Chan Luu Gold—Plated Swarovski Crystal Earrings, $105, Net-A-Porter
Designed to be threaded through the lobe, these chain earrings are insanely cool.
9. The Butterfly Wings
Butterfly Wing Earrings, $20, Etsy
Not only are these butterfly wing earrings symbolic of your transformation, but they're also super pretty too.
10. The Embellished Hoops
Sparkle Cuff Hoop Earrings, $38, Anthropologie
Put a twist on the classic hoop with a pair of bejewelled hoops that are sure to be head turners.
11. The Pearly Studs
ASOS Wedding Faux Pearl Stud Earrings, $9, ASOS
(Faux) pearls are perfect for all special occasions.
12. The Marbled Pair
Fans of the minimalism movement and interior design graduates are sure to love these marble earrings.
13. The Bow Earrings
Sidony Bow Stud Earrings, $49, Ted Baker
Gals who enjoy looking preened and polished will have fun tying up their outfit with these neat bow earrings.
14. The Jewel Earrings
Kenneth Jay Lane Rose Gold—Plated Cubic Zirconia Earrings, $75, Net-A-Porter
Okay so they might not be real diamonds, but they look just as stunning — the truth can be our little secret.
15. The Simple Studs
These sweet studs are a great choice for ladies who want to keep things simple or those who have multiple lobe piercings.
16. The Silver Square Earrings
Squared Stones Hoop Earrings, $38, Anthropologie
If dangly earrings are your thing, try this square pair on for size.
17. The Lily Earrings
Perhaps lilies are your favorite flower or you simply love their elegant aesthetic? Either way, these calla lily earrings will look lovely on your graduation day.
18. The Luxe Studs
Ava Button Stud Earrings, $550, Monica Vinader
The price tag may be a little steep, but you might only get to graduate once!
19. The Fringe Earrings
Reclaimed Vintage Diamonte Fringe Earrings, $20, ASOS
When opulence is the aim of your sartorial style game, go big or go home.
20. The Rosy Pair
Johnny Loves Rosie Rosewater Pearl Earrings, $22, Johnny-Loves-Rosie
Look utterly pretty in pink with this divine pair.
21. The Floral Studs
ASOS 3D Flower Stud Earrings, $9, ASOS
Inject a heavy dose of flower power into your graduation getup with these statement studs.
22. The Pastel Hoops
Pastel Gemstones Mini Hoop Earrings, $108, Anthropologie
Go a little boho without making your formalwear too casual, with these stunning hoops.
23. The Lovely Opals
Two Step Chain Earrings Opal, $315, Catbird NYC
Make your graduation outfit a little more magical with some enchanting opal earrings.
24. The Aqua Studs
Prepare for your gap year with these beautiful aqua druzy earrings that are reminiscent of tropical oceans.
25. The Jewel Ear Climbers
ASOS Occasion Jewel Stone Ear Climbers, $13, ASOS
Contemporary yet understated, these exquisite ear climbers won't steal your limelight, they'll add to it.
26. The Tassel Earrings
Mermaid Mega Tassel Earrings, $30, Top Shop
These tassel earrings will pay homage to your graduation cap long after your ceremony.
27. The Black Stone Studs
Isla Stud Earrings, $135, Monica Vinader
When you want all black everything, these decadent studs are the way to go!
28. The Wordy Pair
You did it girl! Celebrate with these witty, wordy earrings.
29. The Cartilage Hoop
Upgrade your regular cartilage hoop for the occasion with this more formal style.
30. The Wings
Kenneth Jay Lane Rhodium—Plated Cubic Zirconia Earrings, $175, Net-A-Porter
Wear these wing style earrings as a good luck charm to ensure your career takes flight.
31. The Twisted Hoops
Go for something a little different like these eclectic hoop earrings.
32. The Lavish Drop Earrings
Johnny Loves Rosie Navy Gem Drop Earrings, $33, Johnny-Loves-Rosie
Who cares if people think these earrings are too OTT for graduation? It's your celebration and you should do it your way!
33. The Magic Wand Ear Climber
Magic Wand Ear Climber, $280, Catbird NYC
If there was any day you'd want your Fairy Godmother to make an appearance, it would be graduation!
34. The Artsy Earrings
Forest Moons Drop Earrings, $118, Anthropologie
Art graduates and creative spirits will love these awesome earrings.
35. The Purple Perspex Pair
Add some whimsy with these retro style perspex earrings.
There are earrings to suit every style, so give your graduation look its finishing touch with a pair of rad earrings!
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