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I know it’s not typical, but many of us do graduate in the fall. A hard part of that is finding something cute and warm to wear to graduation. Help Please! Thanks!
It must be so exciting to know that you are graduating so soon! I graduate in the spring and I’m already thinking about what I’ll wear. I definitely can see how finding a cute outfit for the colder weather can be hard, and you still want to stay warm – and look cute – for pictures.
To help you out, I’ve created 3 fall graduation outfit ideas that will help you stay warm and look stunning when you receive that diploma of yours. Good luck!
Fall Graduation Outfit 1
This outfit is perfect if you want to go for a formal look that’s comfortable and elegant, and most importantly, that will keep you warm!
This long-sleeved khaki flowy dress, beige clutch bag and nude heels are a classic combo. The emerald crocodile shaped earrings add a touch of fun to the whole outfit.
I recommend wearing sheer tights with this for extra warmth.
Finally, though your graduation ceremony will most likely be indoors, if you want to take pictures on campus, I recommend pairing this dress with a simple black jacket or coat.
Fall Graduation Outfit 2
I wanted to give you the option to incorporate trends in your graduation outfit while still being formal. That’s what this look does.
For this outfit, I paired a grey glittery bodysuit with a midi black pleated skirt, black pumps, and a star embossed clutch bag. I definitely recommend wearing some sheer tights with this outfit if you want to keep your legs warm.
Fall Graduation Outfit 3
I know that not everyone likes to wear dresses or skirts, and that’s why I came up with this third option.
It can be hard to wear pants for a formal event without looking like you’re going to a job interview, and that’s why adding accessories and mixing fabrics is essential.
For this fall graduation outfit, I paired black paper bag pants with a white fitted shirt and a grey blazer. To mix things up a little, I added suede loafers and a faux leather black chain bag.
With such a simple and polished outfit, I would say that it’s definitely okay to go big on jewelry — try this leaf cuff bracelet and silver earrings.
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Editor’s note: This post was originally published in 2015; it was completely updated and revamped in 2019 with new photos and information.