5 Ways you can take your graduation look to a whole new level
After years of poring over books, graduation can often feel like a sigh of relief rather than an opportunity to celebrate. I mean, you've got to ensure your nearest and dearest actually get there, and then there's the dilemma of picking an outfit which pairs well with and without your graduation gown. And if you're someone who loves to express themselves through clothing, this can pose quite the challenge.
Luckily, there are a number of ways to amplify your graduation look, which will see you stand out amidst the sea of black robes, and it all starts with choosing meaningful accessories, and then taking it up a notch with some great extra style tips.
In partnership with Pandora, we bring you five things that will really elevate your graduation look.
Whether you're more of a ring girl, or wear the same necklace everyday, Pandora has the perfect accessory for you. From more minimalistic pieces - in your preference of gold tones or sterling silver - to more eye-catching items, featuring an array of stunning sparkles, there's nothing like a carefully selected accessory, or several, to take your dress-and-heels affair to the next level.
2. Barrettes/hair clips
The hair accessory of the season, barrettes, are transporting us back to the '90's, but this time it's chic. While jewellery is traditionally confined to your neck, fingers and wrists, why not stand out by placing some delicate pins, or pearl encrusted clips (if you're feeling fancy) in your tresses?
3. Bold Lipstick
If you're not the most confident when it comes to applying makeup, have no fear. A bright pop of red, pink, or even orange will pair perfectly with a graduation robe and some of the sparkly accessories you've already picked out.
4. Colourful eyeshadow
Opted for a simple, understated outfit? No worries, one of the hottest beauty trends of the season is colourful eyeshadow. If you're confident to play with neon, go for it, otherwise you can opt for pretty pastel shades. Oh, and don't forget some glitter (if only to complement your earrings)!
While you won't be able to see the entirety of your outfit during much of the ceremony, your shoes will always be on display - and it's the perfect opportunity to show off your sense of style. Whether that's towering stilettos, patterned heels, or flat Mary Janes, feel free to think outside of the box.
Ultimately, it's a day that's all about celebrating you, and with Pandora's vast array of styles, you're bound to find something that fits perfectly.