Dressing Up: Graduation SZN

WORDS BY CHRISTEL LANGUÉ / @CHRISTELMICHELLE

Major throwback! This was taken on my high school graduation day. I collaged my cap before hand, and am still obsessed with it!
Hello Citizens,

We meet again. The month of May is significant for many reasons, some of them being prom, graduation, and warm weather. (*Note: what's up with this weather?? It's the third day... er, first week of May, and it is a depressing 50 degrees!) The end of the school year is fast approaching - I am writing this with three days left of my first year of college - which means that my brother's high school graduation is right around the corner. I am well aware that like me, many people have at least one graduation ceremony to attend, and now is primetime to find something to wear... if you haven't already.
   Last year, I had two ceremonies to attend: my own and my little sister's. To my high school graduation I wore a crisp white button down shirt under a body conscious black strapless dress. I added an alternating pearl and CC sign Chanel necklace (side note: the necklace was a graduation gift from my parents!), my usual rings on each middle finger, and my everyday watch. For shoes, I wore black suede booties with a 4 inch stiletto heel, because why be 5ft10in when you can just as easily be 6ft2in? If you could not tell, I was very keen on putting together outfits that made no sense in high school and layering a button down shirt with everything. I loved it.
   To my sister's graduation (from middle school), I wore a blouse that was my mother's, half tucked into a pair of silk color blocked, wide leg pants from Zara that have an exposed zipper down the front, black wedge sandals, my pearl necklace and regular jewels again, and a medium sized orange canvas bag. (I had sworn off skinny pants for a hot minute and I've never really been into dresses.)

Here are some things that I would consider wearing as a guest to a graduation ceremony, this time around. (*Note: I realize I said I've never really been into dresses, and most of these options are, in fact dresses, but this season the dresses are so good that I may just end up wearing one!)
Strappy Chainmail Midi Dress (Topshop)


Blue Bell Sleeve Babydoll Dress by New Revival (Pixie Market)
Alice McCall "Magic Dress" (Pixie Market)

The Anderson Jumpsuit (The Reformation)

The Jude Dress (The Reformation)
The Parakeet Dress (The Reformation) This could look a little more conservative with a (white button down) layered underneath or a (Peter Pan collared shirt) underneath.
Off the Shoulder Jumpsuit (ZARA)
Layer this button down from (Mango) under this denim jumpsuit from (ZARA) for a fun look! 
Have any outfit ideas of your own? Let us know in the comments. Happy Graduation SZN, grads and guests!

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