WHAT TO WEAR: Graduation

June 17th, 2016 at 2:00am

The dreaded G-word. The word for the past four years you have tried to avoid. The word that marks the end of one amazing chapter and the beginning of a new one. Yes, I said it—graduation. Graduation is a time for celebration. It is a time to acknowledge all the dreaded group projects, all nighters and late night cram sessions before exams and countless hours spent at the library. It is also a time to think about the place that gave you your best friends, countless memories and a home away from home.

But lets be honest. No one looks forward to the day where they have to wear the dreaded cap and gown. The gown never fits right and the cap never looks good and quite frankly is just there to ruin a girl’s hair.

Everyone is meant to look the same and one can find it hard to stand out and have a fashionable moment. But like the phrase “don’t judge a book by its cover” goes, it is what is under the cap and gown that really matters. This Fashionista, was not afraid to stand out from the crowd and show her own personal style. Decked out in a BCBGMAXAZRIA white dress, sunglasses and comfortable wedges, this Fashionista is ready to take on graduation both comfortably and stylishly.

The white dress is a perfect graduation color to wear. White is a color that never goes out of style and is a color that is traditionally worn at weddings and important celebrations (and at this phase of your life, your graduation is probably one of your biggest life achievements). White will pair perfectly with whatever color gown your school requires. Additionally, on your graduation day, you do not want to take such a fashion risk. You want to be able to look back at your graduation pictures 40 years from now and not think “why did I ever decide to wear that?” Therefore, white is the essential timeless color to wear.

Graduation involves a lot of sun and walking, therefore sunglasses and wedges are a must. You want to be comfortable walking across the stage to accept your diploma. You want to avoid being known as the girl who tripped at graduation and thus wedges are not only more practical than heels, but also are much easier to walk in. Sunglasses are also the perfect accessory since most graduations are outside. In order to avoid squinting during the entire ceremony, sunglasses will not only protect your eyes from the UV rays but will also add a fashionable touch to your cap and gown. Bonus points for sunglasses being able to conceal your squinting eyes in pictures!

One Simple Change: Want to be able to wear your graduation dress out to a fancy celebratory dinner with your family? Ditch the sunglasses and heels, and instead wear a colored pair of heels and add a statement bracelet  to transform your look from day to night.