Style Inspiration: What to Wear to a College or High School Graduation

So we’ve already covered what a lucky grad should wear to their graduation. But what about the attendees?
Danielle says, “I will be attending my daughter’s graduation in June. I’m very young to have a daughter graduate, so I dont want to look old–I want to look young and fresh!” Erica adds, “My boyfriend is graduating from college, and I have been racking my brain on what would make the best impression on his friends and family. I want to be appropriate, but sexy!”
Well, I have a few ideas. You ready?
The first look starts with a strapless blue Rebecca Minkoff dress, accented by a sweet pair of Miu Miu Gingham taffeta slingbacks (for the record, I am obsessed with these shoes):

The frock’s strapless silhouette is a little saucy, and the blue will help you stand out from the crowd. Add conservative accents like a pearl necklace and earrings:

If you want to play with a little color (or go for more demure), start with a turquoise shift, and offset the look with pink accents:

Finish the look with a quilted bag, Prada baroque sunglasses, and a spritz of Miss Dior Cherie:

Lastly, if you want to cool it on color, yet make a splash with a print, this Michael Michael Kors zebra print sheath should do the trick:

Complete with neutral accessories, like an ASOS leather portfolio clutch and Steve by Steve Madden T-Strap Sandals:

I clearly tend to get carried away with these things…
At any rate, what do you think?
Would you rock any of the above?


Claire Sulmers is the publisher and founder of Fashion Bomb Daily, the #43 most influential style magazine in the world.

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