Graduation Dress Tips by Melissa

Tuesday, July 02, 2013
Dress: Anthropologie | Sandals: DVF (similar) | Sunnies: gift (similar)

In May I finally donned a cap and gown and officially graduated! Yay! For all those graduating, here is my personal advice on how to dress under that cap and gown:
  1. Where something light. A cap and gown are heavy and hot, especially if your graduation ceremony is outside. 
  2. Pockets are necessary. Never underestimate the power of pockets. You can't carry a purse up on stage, but you need a phone to find your family afterward. Solution: Have a pocket available. Also, from past experience, it isn't a bad idea to have a light snack hiding in one of your pockets. I like fishy crackers.
  3. Flat shoes. I wore heels at my last graduation and my feet HURT by the end of the day. This time around I was all over my flat sandals - made my life so much easier. 
  4. Jewelry. I personally forgo almost all jewelry on graduation day. I love replacing it with the leis - candy or flower.
  5. Finally, hair. I personally wear it down so I can run my fingers through it when I take off my cap. But, always have bobby pins in one of those pockets - your cap can always use a little extra hold.

Congrats to all of you who graduated/are graduating this year!



  1. Love this look! AND love pockets!! :) So pretty.

  2. Cute and fun summer look! Wish I've known these five tips a year ago when I graduated, I missed the flats and my shoes were so tired!

    Cee. ♥
    Code Overdressed

  3. That skirt is so fun and cute! Perfect for summer!