With the end of winter comes one of the most exciting times of the year – at least for students! The summer time is especially sweet for those who are in school. I bet the most excited are the soon-to-be graduates (and their parents). The past year and a half has seen unprecedented times, which has impacted our schools the most. These graduates deserve extra love for making it through this crazy year, no matter if you are graduating from high school, college, kindergarten, or even receiving your doctorate. From all of us at OuiPlease, congrats grads!!
Here is some graduation inspiration that I think would be perfect for the big day. I love spring motifs, bright colors, and elegance for graduation outfits. I also share with you several of my favorite gradation hacks! Check out it out now!
Oh the mother of the graduate – you are important too! This marks a big day and you deserve a big hug too. You got your student through all those years of school, congrats! Here are some of my favorite dresses that would look perfect on you.
Perfect For The After-Party
We all know that the ceremony is not the only event during graduation season! Wether it is a nice dinner, a little get together with the families, or a big blown out graduation party. Here are my best picks for the afterparty dresses.
Dresses For the Graduate
A lot of schools require a specific color (often white) as well as specific styles. You want a dress that screams your style, goes along with school regulations, and is unique! It’s a tall order. My advice is to stay classic. Trust me, I am loving these trendy shoulder pads and fun cut outs, but not for this. You will thank yourself in 10 years when you look back at these photos! Think timeless silhouettes, quality fabrics, and simple designs. Feel free to make it feel more you with the accessories (or even a fun light jacket).
I like to wear really classic jewelry to graduation events. Large statement pieces are too heavy and too hot for these days. I am a gold metal gal, but a lot of these options below come in silver as well! These are some of my favorite timeless jewelry staples.
Here is one of my favorite graduation fashion hacks! Because it is a nice occasion I do not want to be wearing a really loud and obnoxious school logo, but I still want to show my support for the school. I suggest in wearing the school colors with your jewelry! A pop of color brings a fun summery feel to your outfit and will also show support for your graduate. This is also a great idea for a graduation present – a nice piece of jewelry that secretly are the school colors. Check out some of my favorite picks for school colors like red, blue, and white.
Lovely Shoes For the Occasion
Remember: it’s hot, you will probably be outside, and you will be doing a lot of standing. You want your shoes to help make your outfit look perfect, not break your toes. I LOVE Frye shoes because they truly are so comfortable and give you lots of support. These little white booties with a touch of a western design are absolutely amazing! I want 5 pairs of them. Check out all of my shoe picks below!
Nope, THIS if my favorite graduation hack. You absolutely need a fan! It is spring/summer and it always gets so hot. Due to COVID, a lot of schools are transitioning to having outside ceremonies even if they are not traditionally outside. What is worse than baking for hours and hours in the hot sun? Not much. These fans are a must! Do not worry about trying to get some relief with waving the program back and forth, Amazon next day shipping has you covered. And if you choose a traditional folding fan, you can even match it your outfit. Check out my favorites below!
Purses To Tie the Outfit Together
Last but not least, the purses! You need somewhere to put your beautiful new fan, the program, phone, keys, wallet, and some tissues for the tears (it’s okay, it happens to the best of us). Here are my favorite purses that really make the outfit pop! Check ’em out here.
Phew, so much graduation ideas so little time! I love this time of year, its always filled with celebrations and happy times. Let me know if you have any graduation hacks or style ideas in the comments below or on instagram @Ouiplease!
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