<h1>Pure CSS Select Box Styling</h1>
        <select class="custom-select">
        	<option>Choose something...</option>
        <p>Feel free to use this code.<br>If you have any suggestions, please leave a comment.</p>
.custom-select {
    -webkit-appearance: none;
    -moz-appearance: none;
    appearance: none;
    height: 57px;
    padding: 10px 38px 10px 16px;
    background: #fff url("select-arrows.svg") no-repeat right 16px center;
    background-size: 10px;
    transition: border-color .1s ease-in-out,box-shadow .1s ease-in-out;
    border: 1px solid #ddd;
    border-radius: 3px;
.custom-select:hover {
    border: 1px solid #999;
.custom-select:focus {
    border: 1px solid #999;
    box-shadow: 0 3px 5px 0 rgba(0,0,0,.2);
    outline: none;
/* remove default arrow in IE */
select::-ms-expand {

html {
    height: 100%;
    font-size: 62.5%;
body {
    height: 100%;
    display: flex;
    align-items: center;
    justify-content: center;
    text-align: center;
    font-family: "Source Sans Pro", sans-serif;
    font-size: 1.8rem;
    color: #333;
    background: radial-gradient(ellipse at center, #f5f5f5 0%,#ddd 100%);
h1 {
	font-family: Merriweather, serif;
a {
    color: #333;
    font-weight: 700;
    text-decoration: none;
a:hover {
    text-decoration: underline;
.custom-select {
    font-family: "Source Sans Pro", sans-serif;
    font-size: 1.6rem;

External CSS

  1. https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Source+Sans+Pro:400
  2. https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Merriweather:700

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