Ah, the old cap and gown. If you're anything like we were back in those days, you spent all of high school, and who are we kidding, all of college too, counting down the days until you could put on that polyester robe and goofy mortarboard and strut your stuff straight to a diploma (and with it, freedom). Graduation is a huge deal, one of the most important things you'll ever achieve, and as such, it's an occasion that warrants a fly outfit. There are also SO. MANY. PHOTOS. taken on graduation day, that you want to make sure you won't have to hide your head in shame over something you wore. Here's the thing, though: you can't really see much underneath your gown, so aside from the lunch or dinner you have with your parents after it's all over, your dress doesn't actually make much of an impact. Your shoes, on the other hand, are everything. Whether you're into sneakers, heels, or flats, we found 15 pairs of kicks that will add just the right amount of pop to that gown.

Who doesn't love a classic wedge for a classic day.
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There's a solid chance that your graduation, or at least some part of it, is taking place outside. The last thing you want are your shoes making you anxious by sinking into the grass on the football field, or, oof, tripping you up on your way to your diploma. Wedges are a solid, safe bet if a classic look and some height is what you're after. If you just want a tiny little boost,the ankle strap mini wedge from Madewell ($94.50) comes in a grip of super springy colors. If more height is what you're after, Marais USA's Firefly Wedge in Clambake ($160.00) is a super summery answer (that will perfectly match the classic Essie color of the same name). If you want something a little tougher, Dolce Vita's Mosey Platform Booties ($179.00) still give you the height, but add a little edge. If classic summer is more your look, J.Crew's Sardinia wedge espadrilles ($118.00) have that french seaside je ne sais quoi written all over them. Finally, if simple and bright is exactly what the doctor ordered, look no further than Seychelles Thyme Wedge Sandal ($95.00).


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Our hearts will go on for Leonardo DiCaprio.
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I don't care how old you were when the movie first came out, if you were alive during the theater release of Titanic, you have a 99.9999% chance of being a Leonardo DiCaprio STAN. Maybe it's a closeted superfandom, something you shield from your friends, family, and co-workers. Maybe it's a latent pining after Leo that you haven't even THOUGHT to conjure since his debilitating portrayal of Howard Hughes in The Aviator (also, his tobacco teeth in Django Unchained ALDFGK;LDF YICK). Whatever its manifestation, your love for Leo is there. Given all that, it's high time you dust off those Lip Smackers-laden Tiger Beat magazines because the reunion of DiCaprio with his William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet director Baz Luhrmann for the film adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby has us all FEELINGSY about Leo's heartthrob heyday. To help ourselves through it (and maybe you too), we've rounded up all the best Leonardo DiCaprio Stan Swag the Internet has to offer.


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Mom Jeans

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In case y'all forgot, it's Mother's Day this weekend! Usually, we'd tell you to swipe up a super cute frock and wedges to celebrate the occasion (like these!), but this year we decided to do things just a WEE bit differently--by wearing mom jeans. You know the ones--they have a super high waist, usually come in a light/acid wash, are slightly baggy, tapered and cropped above the ankle. Saturday Night Live did a "Mom Jeans" sketch that PERFECTLY explains these bad boys in all their ill-fitting glory. Now you're probably like, "Um, why would I want to wear these weirdly baggy jeans in front of my family on Mother's Day?" and, well, honestly the fit is actually totally on-trend right now. Don't be scared of high-waisted jeans! Topshop even opened a "Mom Jeans" section of their website dedicated to that style of denim, so we know for a fact that we're onto something.


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NikeiD's Customizable Liberty shoes.
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Shhh, you hear that? It's your shoe closet BEGGING you to add more printed sneaks to your collection. OK, maybe that's not what's really happening here, but you don't need to tell anyone that! Consider it all the excuse neccessary to join us in obsesssing over NIKEiD's new Liberty London goods. The sneaker giant has teamed up with the U.K. heritage label yet again on a line of flower power shoes—and while we've already called them out for kicking it up (heh) on the technology front with their sneaker wedges, this collab marks a very personal twist. NIKEiD, the special section of the brand that allows you to customize the shoes, has added Liberty's pretty florals to its arsenal of patterns and colors.


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The unicorn onesie Miley Cyrus wore in her twerk video has landed at Topshop.
Photo: Courtesy of @MileyCyrus' Twitter/Topshop

IDK if you've noticed, but onesies are majorly trending. From Rihanna to Justin Bieber, Cara Delevingne to Ke$ha, a handful of our favorite celebs have been repping the total-body togs with reckless abandon for quite a while now. One of the most emphatic of these celeb onesie-wearers, though, is Miley Cyrus who catapulted this unicorn onesie to its own level of autonomous stardom when she wore it for a twerk video set to J Dash and Flo Rida's "WOP." That was all way back in March, but the hooded animal jumpsuit is relevant again thanks to Topshop!


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Our punky safety pin picks.
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With The Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum rapidly approaching, there's one word on every fashion obsessed girl's mind: Punk. With the "PUNK: Chaos to Couture" exhibition dictating the evening's theme, we have all things downtown running through our heads, like Doc Marten-clad wild horses. One of the most iconic signifiers of punk, along with the mohawk and the stud, is of course the safety pin. Versatile, cheap, but chic? Absolutely. Now, we're not talking using actual safety pins as earrings (although we totally knew kids who did that in high school) or going as majorly high fashion as Kristen Stewart's 2011 MTV Movie Awards Balmain frock, which was positively COVERED in the things, which we absolutely loved, but is a little, er, impractical for everyday wear. We're just talking about how to add a little bit of a punk rock touch to your everyday look, and lucky for us, the options were plentiful.


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Beyonce's The Mrs. Carter Show online store is AWESOME.
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Waiting for Beyonce's The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour to make its way to your town? Yea, us, too. The good news is: King Bey is a benevolent ruler. This morning, while running through our regular routine of checking Instagram, Twitter, and Beyonce's website, we discovered that Bey had opened *drumrolllll* THE MRS. CARTER SHOW ONLINE STORE, giving her fans a chance to have a permanent piece of the tour no matter when it hits their cities! Aakldf;galkj. Major. It's not a typical thing for us to flip out over official merchandise (we usually prefer Stan Swag of a more unexpected variety), but The Mrs. Carter Show stock is worth getting excited about because it's actually really, REALLY awesome.


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Pixelated Winged sneakers from Jeremy Scott for Adidas.
Photo: Via @Sneakernews Instagram

We all know about life's great combos. There's peanut butter and chocolate. Black and gold. Bill Nye and Neil deGrasse Tyson. Summer and Earth. And of course, Adidas and Jeremy Scott.

When Adidas launched their first collection with the whimsical designer back in 2008, the partnership was an instant sensation. The very point of Adidas Originals is for the brand to team up with friends and let their freak flag fly, so who better to add a boost of eccentricity to Adidas classics than the lovable quirkmeister himself, Jeremy Scott?! Since then we've seen his winged high tops on everyone from Lil Wayne to Blue Ivy to maybe even your sassy grandmother. And count Rebel Wilson as a fan of his more cuddly creations— she recently wore his Pink Poodles on Letterman. What we're getting at here is that people love the Adidas x Jeremy Scott collections, and they've been crazy bestsellers for the brand. Because wings on shoes, that's why.


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Some of the rad stuff that we can (finally!) score, thanks to Hukkster
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Earlier this week Time Inc. released its Top 10 Startups to Watch in 2013 List, and we've got to admit: between all the key players in tech and social media these days, the fashion world was disappointingly underrepresented. But alongside emerging businesses such as Grouper and ArchetypeMe, ONE glimmery style startup managed to snag a spot on the coveted list. Meet Hukkster, the new platform aimed to change the way we shop online. But before you go tightening your grasp on your wallet and clutching your credit card with the jaws of life, hold up! Ironically enough, Hukkster's not about making you splurge more—at least, not technically—it's actually about helping you score the pieces you love for less.


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Unless you live in a vacuum bubble that seals off contact to all things nostalgic and AWESOME, you've probably heard that TLC IS REUNITING. And not only that, reportedly, T-Boz and Chilli are linking back up with the late great Lisa "Left-Eye" Lopes via digital projections of precious archival performance footage (no Tupac hologram, guys) for a full-fledged reunion TOUR. One of the most iconic and prolific girl groups of the '90s will reassemble this July at VH1's Mixtape Festival, and we CAN'T. WAIT. In fact, we're so on the edge of our seats about this that we're already picking out what outfits we'll wear to the show—inspired by the ladies themselves, of course. Check 'em out below, and no, they don't include this No Scrubs tee or this votive candle. We don't remove those from the shrine.



A TLC reunion tour is a definite cause to go a little "crazy."
Photo: Nasty Gal/ASOS/StyleNanda

This is not to say that overalls are "crazy." On quite the contrary, we LOVE THEM. But pairing these acid wash overalls ($155.00) with a banana print crop top ($37.41), printed multi-color sneaker wedges ($88.00), and tying a seriously VIBRANT orange layering crewneck ($36.11) around your waist? That veers you right into crazytown. (No, erm, not that Crazy Town.) Top it all off with a pair of oil slick lensed Jeepers Peepers ($29.93), two raver pigtail buns, and maybe a condom or three attached to your ensemble, and you're "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air"-extra ready!


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I love these two as a couple. What a festive way to celebrate two important events in their life. Mariah looks like a dream.

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