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WHAT TO WEAR: Graduation

April 30th, 2015 at 2:10am

It really does feel like just yesterday we were freshmen. Eager to meet my college roommate, anxious for the first day of class (hello writing seminar) and excited to join a pledge class, I could not have been happier to be a freshman at Penn four years ago. Today, with discovery still around every corner, even as a senior, I find it nearly impossible that in just over two weeks the class of 2015 will be walking across the graduation stage and into the “real world.”

Certainly equipped with the talent and passion to take on whatever challenges life throws at her next year, this Fashionista looked stunning in red and ready for the graduation ceremony. She wore a gorgeous red and navy patterned dress by Parker. With an asymmetrical front closure, the dress created a balanced silhouette that accentuated this Fashionista’s slender legs. The red in the dress acted as a great contrast to Penn’s black graduation gowns and ensures that this Fashionista stand out in the crowd. The bright color and loose, breathable fabric was likewise perfect for a daytime graduation look—especially as the dress was light enough to be worn underneath a thick gown. While formal, fun and definitely impactful, this Fashionista’s dress was still appropriate for the conservative ceremony.

Finally, this Fashionista wore a pair of comfortable, black leather heels. The padded leather insole and height of the heel made them the perfect option for confidently walking across the stage.

One Simple Change: For a look that would be perfect for formal, simply add your favorite pieces of jewelry. A pair of dramatic and glitzy earrings will add a bit of nighttime glamour to your look and have you ready to dance the night away.