Dressing For Graduation

Doug Hay

Birds are chirping, and students are stressing once again, which means finals and graduation are right around the corner. This week, Style Overview will be your helping hand to find the perfect outfit to celebrate your hard work towards college celebration! We spoke with a few graduating seniors to gain their input on what ideas they have to strut across the stage in for the big moment.

Graduating senior Alec Orme will be wearing “a button down dress shirt, a bow tie, and colored jeans like olive green” for the occasion. This style is a classic go-to for men for this season. To mix it up, we suggest a button down with flare! Check out JCrew at the Foothills Mall for graduation inspiration!


Fellow graduating senior Skylar Richardson will be wearing “a very feminine dress in a lilac color! I would say lilac, pale blues, and white dresses are very in for spring this year. I would emphasize the feminine vibe; however, you define feminine cause each person has a different definition of how ‘girly’ they perceive their style!” She continued, “My dress is a collar neck so I will be doing statement earrings, I’ve found that’s my signature look! Oh, and a good watch to add some sophistication”. Lighter colors are popular for women to wear during graduation.

The classics are always essential. Wedge heels are a must for women. Pick out some strappy nude or brown wedges to accompany your sundress or light colored pantsuit, and accent the outfit with a simple necklace. The classics are a safe and classic outfit to pick out of your closet!

Here are a few style ideas for dresses to shop for: floral, one-shoulder, off-shoulder, clean white, rose embroidery, lilac, nude, blush, halter, wrap cami, neutral florals, dark blossoms, and my favorite… lace!

According to Pantone, the 2018 color of the year is Ultra Violet, and so the color to wear this season has become a more feminine approach to the color purple; the color to wear this season is Lilac. After speaking with multiple graduating seniors, it sounds like the style for celebrating will be Lilac, Nude, and White colors. Spring is a celebration of new beginnings, and welcoming the sunshine! Prepare for warm weather with your button down dress shirts, dress shorts, sundresses, and light pant suits this May!

You studied a lot to get your diploma, and now it’s time to study WGSN for what to wear to your graduation and your new jobs. Adulting has never been more fun! Congratulations to the class of 2018!