Here's How to Graduate in Style

August 16th, 2017 at 2:00am

Graduation season has finally come to an end and like many other students, I have just graduated from The University of Liverpool! Becoming a part of the graduating class of 2017 is equally exciting and scary, but at least I can confidently say that I put my best foot forward on the most important day of my life to date.

Whether you are graduating or are supporting someone who is, graduations are one of life’s most frameable moments. It is all too important to celebrate in style! After all, these photos will most likely be framed on your parent’s walls for the rest of time. With that in mind, what on earth do you wear!?

Some universities give suggested dress codes. For example, at my university, it was suggested that men wear a full suit, shirt, and tie while women should wear trousers and a colorful blouse. That description seemed rather uninspired to me. It is definitely important to look smart but that doesn’t mean you have to lose your own personal style and flair. This is your big day and you’ve earned the right to shine. These memories will be with you for life, so make the most of the opportunity and groom yourself to within an inch of your life.

While I was a jumble of nerves and excitement on the inside, I was a cool, poised, and polished Fashionista with a bright future ahead of me on the outside. I bent the rules slightly by opting to wear a smart, high-necked, white lace, midi length dress from Boohoo paired with some beige heels from Mango. I wore pearl earrings from Asos, gold pearl bracelets from Zara, and a gold pearl necklace from H&M.

One thing I would recommend when choosing your graduation outfit is to make sure that it can be worn more than once. There’s nothing worse than a lovely outfit that only sees the light of day once before being relegated to the back of the closet. Think of ways you can restyle the outfit for other occasions. For example, I have a wedding coming up in about a month that this outfit would be perfect for. To make it more appropriate, I would switch out the graduation gown for a light duster jacket and accessorize with a bright red shoe and matching clutch bag. Don’t let your dress be a one hit wonder—reuse and restyle!

British graduation codes are quite strict about what is suitable to wear to your graduation, but that doesn’t mean you must abandon your style. You just have to be more creative about what you wear. Make sure your style speaks volumes and your outfit is photo worthy.

Hears hoping that your graduation ceremony was great! What did you wear to your graduation ceremony? Share a photo on social media and don’t forget to tag @Cfashionista.