WHAT TO WEAR: Graduation

What to Wear

Graduation is fast approaching and the activities that come with the event all demand a different outfit. Most times no one sees the dress you wear under your cap and gown so focus on the other outfits you will have to wear that weekend. Often, people plan a fancy dinner with their family and friends for after their graduation ceremony.

For a graduation dinner ensemble, this Fashionista chose a skirt and blouse combination instead of a dress. This Fashionista is wearing a peach seersucker skirt with chunky metallic buttons as details. Paired with the skirt is a cream blouse with a large bow detail. To offset the boldness of the skirt and blouse this Fashionista topped off the outfit with a simple tan and brown cardigan. For a more fancy dinner, keep the cardigan on with the sleeves rolled, and if you end up going out for drinks afterward simply remove the cardigan to make the look more sexy and fun.

As for accessories, this Fashionista chose simple details as to not distract from the skirt and blouse combination. She rocked a few great pieces of gold jewelry such as her Michael Kors watch and Brighton studded earrings. For the earlier part of the evening she wore tortoise Ray-Bans. Lastly, she completed the look with a pair of classy nude heels.

One Simple Change: With graduation nearing and the job search continuing, this outfit can easily be converted into a career fair ensemble. Simply swap the seersucker skirt for a pair of tan skinny-fit dress pants from J.Crew. In addition, swap the studded earrings for gold hoops so that the attention is really drawn to your face, which is a good tip when you are speaking to important people and want to be heard. Whether you are prepping for graduation, have landed a killer internship or are looking for a career, owning many simple and professional basics will help to make you feel as prepared as possible for this next step in your life.

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