Let's Hear it for the Boys

While the last week of classes might have some panicking about end of semester projects, grades and move-out dates, it’s giving some the chance to revel in their hard work and enjoy the idea of what’s to come. With the stress that the end of the spring semester brings, it also brings happiness and relief that graduation is right around the corner. In a sea of students decked out in their comfiest study duds, this Fashionisto shined in his graduation picture best.

One of the greatest parts about graduating is being able to take your pictures. Not everyone is going to get the chance to see your diploma, so these glamour shots are a chance to show the world that you made it out alive. However, when you realize that your entire family, closest friends and your entire family’s closest friends are going to see them, choosing the perfect outfit can be overwhelming. The best thing to do is to keep it clean-cut, and plan accordingly for the weather if you’re taking this shoot outdoors!

This Fashionisto chose to wear clean-cut essentials in color tones that mimicked his beaming school pride. Any ECU student knows that you can’t go wrong with different shades of purple and gold! Choosing a color base that coordinates with your school’s colors is a great start. From there, try a button-down and a pair of nicely ironed shorts—your mom will be thrilled to find out that you graduated with ironing skills.

Next, add a pair of shoes that reflect your personality. This Fashionisto switched out your average dress shoes for a pair of lived-in Toms. This gives your clean-cut look a modern feel, and I see no better way to keep that going than with a brightly colored bow tie.

All that’s left now is to figure out the perfect smile for the camera, which I assume will be easy when you realize that you will never have classes on Monday again.

Hint: For those who aren’t graduating just yet, that doesn’t mean that you can’t test out this style. Dressing to impress will show your teachers that you mean business, and make you feel like a million bucks (pirate bucks for my ECU readers).


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