10 Under $10: Graduation Day

If you want to look chic for graduation season without overspending, then check out these ten budget-friendly picks.
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Whether you're awaiting your own graduation or someone else's, it's a momentous occasion that deserves a bit of dressing up. But if you're about to be a new grad living (and paying) on your own, you probably aren't ready to drop a lot of money on a graduation day look.

Not to worry-- here are ten dressy pieces for $10 or less that would be totally appropriate for a commencement ceremony: 

Our Picks


Products: 1. Old Navy, 2. H&M, 3. Forever 21, 4. Beauty.com, 5. Forever 21, 6. H&M, 7. Charlotte Russe, 8. 6pm, 9. Charlotte Russe, 10. Boohoo

The Breakdown

  • 1. This pretty floral tank would easily dress up a pair of slacks, lace shorts, or a skirt (like #7). 
  • 2. Need a stylish clutch to hold your phone and lipstick during the ceremony? Try this sparkly silver version.
  • 3. Jazz up any basic dress or blouse with this eye-catching statement necklace
  • 4. The little details can make your look, so don't forget a fun nail polish, like this spring green shade. 
  • 5. This sleek, modern midi dress could easily take you from the ceremony to a night out with friends. 
  • 6. These dangly chandelier earrings are a bold, fun choice to accentuate a simple look. 
  • 7. This classic pleated skirt is the perfect versatile piece to wear for graduation, and later, for your new job!
  • 8. Want a trendy shoe that will stand out in a crowd of basic pumps? Try these chic gladiator heels for a summery look. 
  • 9. If you prefer comfort over height, try this fun pair of glittery flats in place of heels. 
  • 10. This colorful dress would be a pretty, feminine choice for graduation, and could easily work for a date or night out after. 


Which piece would you wear for a graduation ceremony? Are you on the hunt for a dressy, budget-friendly look? Let us know in the comments!

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