You made it! College graduation is finally here, and you’ll want the perfect outfit so you can look amazing in all those photos. Below are 20 outfit ideas that will complement your well-deserved diploma.
A red midi with caped sleeves makes for an elegant silhouette, while the scalloped lace neckline gives it romantic detail.
Lace Midi Dress with Cape Detail, JOHN ZACK (Available at ASOS), $76; Glamorous Silver Barely There Block Heeled Sandals, ASOS, $45
If you’re a fan of separates, consider pairing an off-the-shoulder top with a graphic skirt, such as this polka-dot one with a flounce hem.
A white dress with neutral accessories (yes, metallics act as a neutral!) is the epitome of sophistication and is perfect for a formal occasion like graduation.
Reminder that you can still look cute and fashionable with separates, and pants will do you wonders if your graduation is taking place in an air-conditioned auditorium.
Satin V-Neck Top, HELMUT LANG (Available at Barney’s), $320; Tech-Neoprene Flared Pants, HELMUT LANG (Available at Barney’s), $320; Lunchbag 20 Textured-Leather Clutch, SIMON MILLER (Available at Net-A-Porter), $345; Lex 3 Feather Block Heel Sandal, KENNETH COLE (Available at Nordstrom Rack), $150
This deep blue knee-length dress is classic, and the strapless neckline will make sure that your statement jewelry pops.
A black-and-white patterned dress will go with any graduation gown, but you can also add a pop of color with your bag.
Lace-Trimmed Printed Cvady Mini Dress, (Available at The Outnet), $295; Textured Leather Pouch, RAG & BONE (Available at The Outnet), $325; Tammi Knotted Nubuck Sandals, (Available at The Outnet), $190
Balance out the brightness of a red ruched skirt with a dark blue off-the-shoulder top and neutral accessories.
Off the Shoulder Satin Top, 1.STATE (Available at Nordstrom), $89; Brescia Ruched Poplin Midi Skirt, REBECCA VALLANCE (Available at Net-A-Porter), $295; Circle Embellished Textured-Leather Clutch, CLARE V. (Available at Net-A-Porter), $315; Nudist Metallic Leather Sandals, STUART WEITZMAN (Available at Moda Operandi), $395
White is a popular color for graduation dresses, but this one will stand out from the rest thanks to its polka dots and ruffles. Go for a bold, monochromatic look by pairing it with white pumps.
This look makes a strong case for ditching a typical graduation dress and opting for a trendy two-piece matching set instead.
Perry Top, LOVERS + FRIENDS (Available at Revolve), $128; Zoey Wide Leg Pants, LOVERS + FRIENDS (Available at Revolve), $148; Mia Tote, KAYU (Available at Revolve), $205; Nudistsong Heel, STUART WEITZMAN (Available at Revolve), $398
Pair a printed blouse with a navy lace skirt for a graduation ensemble that’s anything but boring.
Tabitha Ruffled Printed Crinkled-Chiffon Blouse, L’AGENCE (Available at Net-A-Porter), $295; Lace-Paneled Wrap-Effect Satin Mini Skirt, SELF-PORTRAIT (Available at Net-A-Porter), $250; Nudist Metallic Leather Sandals, STUART WEITZMAN (Available at Moda Operandi), $395
Graduation dresses don’t have to be something you only wear once. You can wear this dress to the graduation stage and to your fave brunch restaurant.