Budget Stylista: Graduation Stylin’

It’s cap and gown time! Pomp and circumstance! Diplomas and “OMG, college is over” tears. Which means now is a perfect time to get some items for your ‘drobe that don’t consist of sorority letters written in neon over your badonk-a-donk or look best when paired with a messy bun on the top of your head look. I know, I know – generally speaking, these types of clothes don’t really exist in college girls’ wardrobes; we primarily have a routine of sweats in the day, cleavage baring tops paired with skinny jeans or mini-skirts at night.

I SO hear you, but for your big “See, Mom and Dad; I did do (a little) more these past for years than just drink!” moment, a little more conservativeness/put togetherness is necessary. Not to mention you will need these types of clothes for your big debut as a “real” person functioning in the real world. And not the MTV Real World where our former college girl ways and wardrobes are encouraged.

But just because you have to dress it up, doesn’t mean you have to lose a sense of style! Here are three great looks for graduation day/weekend that are femme, fun and flirty (in a more subdued way).

Dress:

Dress, Pumps

Pair with nude heels and you can take this dress from the ceremony to the dance floor (after the parentals go to bed and you and the roomies wanna pour one out one last time). Coral is a great color on most skin/hair combos and paired with the nude heel, it will elongate your legs and make anyone plagued by “cankles” feel like it’s a non-issue!

Skirt:

Top, Skirt, Pump

I love color blocking. And what’s more fun than wearing a bold pump under with your graduation gown? It screams out to the entire auditorium – yeah, I’ve got style! Paired with this bold red skirt (that is length approved by grandparents’ standards nationwide) and a feminine white blouse, this look is a keeper!

Pants:

Top, Pants, Belt, Shoes

I LOVE the white trouser look. Tucked in with a springy and colorful floral blouse and a fun belt to match, it’s both classy and trendy at the same time. And those shoes, can you die?

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