My Cart


6 Essentials For Upcoming Grads

6 Essentials For Upcoming Grads
Posted on
Graduation season is upon us! We love this time of year where you get to celebrate all of your hard work and see everything you’ve accomplished! Graduation can also cause a fashion dilemma because what the heck do you wear under those gowns?! Well, have no fear because we’re here to help! We have a few great outfit suggestions as well as some essentials for this graduation season.


Essential #1 
A killer outfit to wear to all the events surrounding graduation.
We know graduation is a busy time with finals, party planning and all those extra events they have for seniors. (i.e. luncheons, banquets and awards ceremonies.) You need an effortless and adorable outfit to wear to these events! We love our adorable Doris skirt in navy or taupe. It's fun, but professional. Pair the skirt with a simple tee or blouse like our "Berkley" top in navy and a great pair of colorful flats like this "Lizzy" pair.

Quick Shopping Links: Doris Skirt (Taupe) | Berkley Top | Lizzy Flats

Essential #2
A stylish and comfortable shoe
Shoes are the most important piece to your graduation outfit because you can see them even while you’re wearing your graduation robe. My two favorite picks for graduation is the "Emily" shoe and the "Eryka" shoe. These two shoes are great neutral colors and have a comfy two-inch wooden heel, making them comfy and easy to walk in.

Quick Shopping Links: Emily Shoe | Eryka Shoe

Essential #3

You finals week uniform
If you’re anything like me, you're spending these last few weeks before graduation cramming for finals. When I was a soon-to-be graduate, baseball caps and dry shampoo were essential for me since sleeping and showering were not high on the priority list. Our "babe cap" and "Amber" leggings are the perfect pairing to make sure you look effortless during a crazy finals week.

Quick Shopping Links: Babe Cap | Amber Leggings (Black) | Olivia Sweater (Blush) | Presley Shoe

Essential #4
Statement Jewelry
For me, one of my concerns about wearing the graduation robe was blending in and looking just like everyone else. One way you can stand out is by adding some fun jewelry. Bracelets are a great accessory to add a little something extra. I love our "Kay" bracelet, that says, “Be Brave” - a perfect reminder to always have on you. A simple choker like the "Glenda" necklace is another great accessory that would look great paired with your graduation robe. 

Quick Shopping Links: Kay Bracelet | Glenda Choker (Grey) 

Essential #5 
A cute pair of sunnies
If your graduation activities are outside you’re going to want a cute pair of sunglasses so you’re not squinting through the entire party or ceremony.

Quick Shopping Link: Sunglasses (Available In-Store Only)

Essential #6
The perfect dress to wear under your gown
Even though you’ll be wearing your gown for most of the day, you will still be taking lots of pictures, so make sure you have a killer outfit.

When looking for a dress, make sure you find one you will be comfortable in and also look for a dress with pockets! You don’t want to carry around a big purse on graduation day, so a dress with pockets is perfect to carry around your cell phone for those precious selfies as well as a lipstick for touch ups. Our "Joe" dress is an off the shoulder maxi dress with pockets that come in blue and mauve.  

Quick Shopping Links: Joe Dress (Mauve) | Piper Shoe | Glenda Choker

There you have it! Our 6 essentials for all grads. From all of us here at Chelsea’s, we want to say congratulations! You did it and we know you’re going to do amazing things!! I hope these tips help you as you prepare you for your graduation day!


Leave a comment

All blog comments are checked prior to publishing

Hello You!

Join our mailing list