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“Pump” and Circumstance: Dressing for Graduation

You’re graduating from high-school or college this weekend or next, but you’re not sure what to wear. Well, you’re in luck. With a gown that covers about three quarters of your body, you really only need to focus on finding the perfect pair of shoes to make your look shine. To get you started, we’ve pieced together a few outfit options for graduating guys and gals that will help you stride confidently across the stage (and transition nicely into your “real world” wardrobe).

Accepting Your Diploma Indoors?
For an indoor ceremony where grass won’t be your worst enemy, a pair of comfortable pumps is the way to go. Add a pop of color with a statement necklace and use a small clutch to keep the essentials close by.

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Comfortable loafers are always a style go-to. Pair them with a collared button up, lightweight khaki chinos, and some classic accessories for an outfit that deserves its own degree.
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Turning Your Tassel Outdoors?
For an outdoor graduation, invest in a pair of striking and sturdy wedges. A simple lightweight dress will be your best friend at a long ceremony, especially on a hot day.

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For the guys, you can never go wrong with a black dress shoe. This simple polo and black dress pants combination is perfect for an outdoor ceremony. The less layers, the better.

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Now the last thing to do is put on that cap and gown and get ready to march across the stage to the tune of “Pomp and Circumstance.” Congrats, grad!