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Treat Yourself To These 10 Stylish Staples Perfect For Post-Grad Summer

Graduation season is here, and you deserve to feel amazing as you celebrate this big milestone and gear up for post-grad summer. There’s something about revamping your wardrobe this time of year that makes everything feel extra special, and fortunately, Lulus has you covered. This fashion-forward, California-based brand was founded by women, for women, and is dedicated to democratizing fashion — because you deserve access to clothes that make you feel confident 24/7.

If you’re ready to feel and look amazing this season, here are ten fashion-forward staples you need to celebrate graduation in style.


Floral Mini Dress

Say hello to summer with this adorable floral print mini dress inspired by wildflowers. This weekend-ready dress is perfect for when you want to “dress to impress” while still keeping things light and breezy during the hot summer months. It pairs perfectly with everything from sneakers to high heels. Plus, you can elevate your outfit with layered gold necklaces for a gorgeous, glam look. Looking to gift yourself a style that helps you feel confident and ready for post-grad life? If so, this dress is the one.

Lulus, $58; shop now

Light Wash Denim Shorts

Let’s be real, distressed denim cutoffs are the ultimate summer fashion staple. The sturdy light wash denim, mid-rise waist, and distressed look create a laid-back vibe for summer, plus, they’re super versatile — you can pair them with ankle strap heels, a faux leather tote, or gold accessories for a cool, polished look.

Lulus, $46; shop now

Joshua Tree Graphic Tee

Once you’ve snagged cute denim cutoffs, pair them with this comfy graphic tee! The Joshua Tree Under The Stars tee is lightweight with a relaxed fit, and the retro print will make you want to head out to the desert for the ultimate postgrad road trip with friends. If you want to treat yourself to a trendy staple that’ll last all summer and beyond, this cute graphic tee is for you.

Lulus, $42; shop now

Fringe Tote Bag

If you’re looking for the boho bag of your dreams, good news: it just arrived. The Just Beachy Green and Beige Fringe Tote Bag is both fashionable and super functional, with tons of room for packing your essentials and compartments to keep everything safe. I love the intricately threaded design, fringe details, and earthy colors — this tote is ideal for any outdoor summer adventure.

Lulus, $58; shop now

Classic Tortoise Sunglasses

A classic pair of sunglasses for post-grad life is a must. The Line Up Brown Tortoise Sunglasses are totally timeless, with brown square frames and black-tinted lenses that create an effortlessly cool look, no matter where your adventures take you. I love how these shades are stylish yet super affordable — shout out to Lulus for helping us feel on-trend without breaking the bank. This graduation season, grab a pair for yourself and one for a friend. Trust me, chic sunglasses are an ideal gift that no one can refuse. 

Lulus, $18; shop now

Flowy Cover-Up Jumpsuit

Never have I ever wanted to own an outfit so badly. This white, two-piece swim cover-up jumpsuit is the definition of effortlessly cool with its lightweight fabric, flowy sleeves, and beautiful off-the-shoulder neckline. The cute crop top and matching wide-leg pants have an elastic drawstring waistband, which is perfect for pulling on over a bikini or while grabbing drinks poolside. I’m already adding this to my summer wishlist, and cannot wait to wear it to every single function ever.

Lulus, $64; shop now

Tie Dye Tote Bag

I’m honestly stoked that tie dye isn’t going out of style this summer, and this Blue Tie-Dye Tote Bag is exactly what you need for a day of fun in the sun. Whether you’re heading to the beach or just need a dependable tote bag for running errands, look no further — this one from Lulus features sturdy canvas, twin tote handles and has plenty of space for stashing towels, sunscreen, and everything you might need for a summer day at the beach.

Lulus, $38; shop now

Floral Print Bathing Suit

This bandeau-style bikini top is perfect for any sunny destination! I love the stunning coral and red floral print, plus, I appreciate the simple, pull-on design and cute material — because let’s be real, finding a bathing suit that’s cute and fits well can be a struggle. If you love the bandeau top, pair it with the matching high-waisted bikini bottoms. I’m obsessed with the overall style of this bikini, and if you want to treat yourself to a new bathing suit this graduation season, you’ll love this look from Lulus.

Lulus, $38 (top), $38 (bottoms); shop now

Rainbow Sandals

How cute are these rainbow platform sandals?! Whether you’re heading to a festival, celebrating Pride, or simply looking for eye-catching shoes to boost any outfit, these playful wedge sandals will do the trick. They’re bright and cheery with vinyl jelly straps and adjustable ankle straps made of tan vegan leather. The cork wedge heel gives you a (literal) boost, and, as someone who is 5’2”, this is *very* much appreciated.

Lulus, $89; shop now

Half Moon Clutch

Okay, this woven clutch is everything to me. If you’re looking for a unique statement accessory that will dress up any outfit while also holding your phone, keys, and essentials while you’re on the go, the Half Moon Clutch is for you! This vacay-ready bag features a natural woven style with a zippered top, tasseled accent, and plenty of room for all of your summer essentials. Carry your clutch poolside or bring it along for a summer date night, and I promise you’ll get compliments. 

Lulus, $34; shop now

You’ve worked super hard in school and beyond, and you deserve to treat yourself this graduation season! Check out these fashion-forward must-haves from Lulus, and have fun exploring your postgrad style. As you celebrate graduation and embark on your new chapter, these cute summer staples from Lulus will help you feel confident and inspired for all that comes next. I can’t wait to see the amazing things you’ll do!

This is a sponsored feature. All opinions are 100% from Her Campus.

Tianna was an Associate Editor at Her Campus Media HQ where she covers all things pop culture, entertainment, wellness, and TikTok trends. She graduated from North Carolina State University and received her masters from Columbia University. Tianna currently lives in New York City where you can find her sipping coffee, practicing yoga, and singing show tunes.
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