Senior graduation is coming in less than a month to St. Olaf! Almost all of my best friends are graduating, and to be honest, I don’t think I am ready to handle that fact. Sadly, I won’t even be able to watch them graduate, as I have to leave for my internship training session right before the big day! Maybe you are a senior and you cannot wait to move to that next stage of life; maybe your friends are graduating and you are not ready to say goodbye, or maybe your little sister or brother is graduating from high school.
I have been thinking about what to wear to the graduation for the entire semester. Now that I won’t be able to attend, I want to at least be able to offer you girls some style tips if you are going to attend the graduation! Read on to hear about the top three graduation-worthy outfits!
1. A Classy Dress
A floral dress is the first thing comes to my mind. Florals are always feminine and springish.
Pair your dress with a pair of white or nude flats. Pearl earrings would be an adorable and appropriate touch. Similarly, a white dress or one with polka dots would also work perfectly. *Tip: Wear a pair of wedges during the day that you can swap out for heels during the night – an easy swap if your schedule is super packed and you don’t want to be running around in heels all day.
2. Some Bright Colors
If you are a bold, confident person, you won’t want to miss this chance to stand out with bright colors. I talked about how to mix bright colors in my pervious article (http://www.hercampus.com/school/stolaf/sto-style-bright-color-rocks). The outfit below is cute but needs a little bit of a fix to fit the theme. I suggest wearing a white shirt under that bright tank top and add some tights underneath those shorts!
Pants are always welcome at graduations. They add that professional look to your outfit, and professional for graduation is definitely not a bad idea. I suggest wearing a not-black-and-white suit, paired with chino pants and high platforms. *Tip: Change up the professional shirt normally paired with pants to a white lace top, or add a statement accessory (it can be a scarf, necklace or pair of earrings, but no more than one!). These changes to the ‘professional look’ will have you looking perfect for the commencement ceremony, but with a little bit of sassiness of a college girl!
That said, CONGRATS to the class of 2011! Good luck in the future and I hope you have an awesome graduation!
(Photo credits: lookbook.nu )