Outfits Under $100: Graduation Edition

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Commencement ceremonies are occurring all over the country, and many of us will be graduating or attending someone else's graduation in the near future. I don't know about you, but I'm excited; there's nothing like shiny gowns and clear blue skies to end what has been a great academic year.

So for this installment of Outfits Under $100, I'm going to show you three graduation-appropriate outfits, each one under 100 dollars total. Whether you are graduating or just attending a ceremony, these outfits will be perfect for the occasion AND won't break your budget.

Outfit 1: Floral Inspiration

This fun outfit plays on this season's floral trend, but is still classic enough to wear to graduation. The dark, patterned dress is complemented by the lighter accessories, creating a balanced, flattering look. As a bonus, the shoes are neutral, so they won't look odd with your gown.

If you are simply attending a ceremony, I recommend adding on a clutch for your cell phone, lip gloss, etc., so your look can easily transition to the post-ceremony celebrations!

Graduation outfit 1

Products: Pearl Earrings- Forever 21, Floral Dress- Forever 21,  Belt- Shop Ruche, Shoes- ASOS

Outfit 2: Little Black Dress

A perfectly classic little black dress is always a great option for any occasion. For this outfit, I played on girly elements with pretty pearls, lace details, and bow shoes, but I stuck to a neutral color palette to keep things from looking over-the-top. This look is best for evening ceremonies or celebration dinners, but would also be appropriate for a more formal graduation ceremony.

Graduation outfit 2

Products: Black Dress- Delias, Pearls- Fancy Pocket, Heels- Debenhams

Outfit 3: Skirt Option

If you're dress-averse, here's an outfit that is graduation-appropriate and includes a skirt instead of a dress. This look is a little bit vintage-meets-nautical. The A-line skirt is reminiscent of the fashion of the '50s, while the overall color palette is classically nautical. Wear this outfit to a daytime graduation and you'll be perfectly chic as well as comfortable.

Graduation outfit 3

Products: Skirt- Forever 21,  Heels- Modcloth, Top- Miss Selfridge

Want more graduation fashion?

Need extra inspiration for what to wear to a college or high school graduation or commencement ceremony? We've got you covered with the following posts:

Your thoughts?

Are you graduating? What are you wearing to your commencement ceremony? If not, are you attending any graduations? Let us know with a comment.

P.S. All of us here at CF want to say a big congrats to the graduating classes of 2010! You made it!

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