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WHAT TO WEAR: Graduation

Dressing up for graduation is always a fun process. It’s nice to get all dressed up and spend extra time deciding on your hair, makeup and (obviously) heels. However, often if you’re not the one graduating, you can opt for something a little more casual. Even if you don’t feel comfortable being super casual at the ceremony itself, there are tons of graduation parties leading up to and after the graduation ceremony that call for a cool and casual look. The solution? This Fashionista’s look. It plays into school colors (graduation is a very school-spirited event, after all) and keeps things cool to account for the summer heat.

Find a tank top or T-shirt in a solid school color (or colors), or maybe try something more blatantly school spirited, like this Fashionista’s shirt. After that, find an eye-catching mini skirt (or skort, like this Fashionista) to add some flirtiness and fun to the look—perfect for heading to a celebratory graduation party with your friends. Accessorize with some strappy sandals or wedges and add a cross-body bag as the perfect hands-free accessory for the event. If jewelry is your favorite accessory, find a great statement necklace to complement the look, or opt instead to keep it simple like this Fashionista.

One Simple Change: Wanting to stay cool if the temperature drops at night? You can never be too safe when it comes to layers. Find your ideal leather or denim jacket and layer it over your look for an easy layer of warmth. Drape it over your shoulders like a cape for an extra chic look that will keep you a little warmer while still keeping fashion in mind.