Outfits Under $100: 3 Trendy Looks for Graduation

Graduation season is here and we're showing you three budget-friendly outfit ideas for your big day.
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Graduation season is here and we're showing you three budget-friendly outfit ideas for your big day.
graduation day 2015

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As graduation season quickly approaches (or has actually passed for some of you– congrats!), there’s a mad scramble to try and find an outfit for the graduation ceremony and all of the events that come with it.

As a fellow soon-to-be graduate, I can relate to this clothing-related stress. However, I've come to realize that a stylish but lightweight ensemble for the actual ceremony is what’s really stressing me out.

If you’re in desperate need for some graduation-appropriate outfit inspiration, keep reading for three fab looks that are perfect for one of the most important days of your life! The best part? They’re all under $100.

Traditional Dress - $95.14

graduation day 2015 outfit 1

Product Info: Dress, Shoes, Bracelet, Ring Set, Earring Set, Lipstick (in "Rich Ruby")

Though I've yet to find my graduation outfit, I am totally leaning towards a dress. They’re perfect, since you just slip them on, accessorize, and you’re good to go.

This dress has an on-trend high neckline and is light enough that you won’t overheat under that stuffy graduation gown. Pair the frock with gold jewelry, platform heels, and a bold ruby lip.

Trendy Two-Piece - $91.72

graduation day 2015 outfit 2

Product Info: Top, Skirt, Shoes, Necklace, Bracelet Set, Nail Polish (in "Porcelain Party"), Contour Set (in "Sweet")

If you don’t want go the dress route, pick a matching set in a bold print like the one shown above. Slip on white strappy wedges and matching nail polish. Swipe on a summery bronzer and blush before accessorizing with delicate silver jewelry to balance the boldness of the crop top and skirt set.

Fab in Pants - $81.89

graduation day 2015 outfit 3

Product Info: Top, Pants, Shoes, Bracelet, Earrings, Eyeshadow (in "Mocha Motion"), Lipstick (in "Sweet 16")

If you’re not into wearing a skirt or dress, or if you know your graduation venue will be absolutely freezing, fitted cropped pants will be your best bet. Style these fab pants with a high-neck crop top and pointed-toe pumps. Accessorize with metal jewelry and swipe on a bit of neutral eyeshadow. Finish your look with a pretty pink lip.

Are you also graduating this year?

Have you found your perfect graduation outfit? Or will you be in the stands cheering friends on? Either way, congrats to the Class of 2015 and tell us your thoughts on the looks above!