Style Tips for Graduation

Graduation is one of life's most significant milestones. Whether you're graduating from high school or college or receiving a higher degree such as a master's or a doctorate, dressing for success will undoubtedly be one of the best approaches to celebrating your momentous occasion. In this guide, we're going to look at style tips so you can look your best on one of the biggest days of your life. If you're not a graduate and are celebrating the milestone itself for someone in your family or a friend, this guide will also apply to you. 

Choose or Assemble the Right Suit  

Graduation may be one of the best times to wear a suit, especially if you wear a different gown and cap attire. You may choose one already put together or assemble one yourself. However, you must ensure that the colors match the blazer to the pants. If you already have a blazer, why not choose one of Vintage 1946's Vintage Stretch Twill pants? Of course, all you need to do is choose the right color, and you should be good to go. 

Now, choosing the right shirt color will also be necessary. Your fail-safe will always be neutral colors such as white or gray. As for wearing a tie, that might be up to you. It may be an outdoor graduation, so a tie may not be necessary. Let's say it is a warm day out, and a tie may cause you to feel like you are suffocating. 

If you're looking to wear a suit outside, note the weather for the graduation ceremony day. Brighter colors may be good if it's going to be warm. Contrast that with darker colors, which will make it feel unbearable, especially when it's 70 degrees or more outside. 

Pick a Stylish Dress Shirt  

As we mentioned in the previous section, it's always a good idea to choose a stylish dress shirt. Now, do you have to wear a suit to celebrate graduation? The answer is yes, only sometimes. If you decide not to wear a suit, pick a dress shirt to make you look your best. 

As mentioned, your best colors will be white, gray, or even light blue. All of these are classic and versatile, and they can also match any suit color. Remember, you still need to wear pants. So, for example, if you are wearing a white shirt, you can go with any other color of pants. Once again, we stress neutral colors. 

You can pair your stylish dress shirt with one of our Vintage 1946 pants. You could never go wrong with a pair of Charleston Khakis, especially if you want to wear something light in color on a beautiful day that's a little bit on the warm side. 

Consider Accessories and Footwear 

Accessories and footwear should always be part of your attire for graduation. And we're just stating the obvious. For accessories, a tie can be an excellent option. Remember to choose a solid or subtle pattern tie if you are wearing a suit or a dress shirt. If you're looking for something more modern, a tie that is slim in shape might be the best option. 

If you are wearing a suit, you can always go with a pocket square and cufflinks. A pocket square will add a little bit of color to your suit. When choosing one, make sure that it will match your tie or even contrast with it. 

Finally, let's remember the footwear. Regarding shoes, a pair of oxfords or loafers could be your best option. Just remember, black or brown leather will be better than nothing. It would be best if you also considered wearing socks that are the same color as your pants to ensure a timeless and seamless look. 

Final Thoughts 

 Putting together the best style for graduation is possible by following the tips in this guide. If you're looking to upgrade your style for graduation and any other occasion, Vintage 1946 has the clothes for you. If you want to change your wardrobe, we might have some of the things you need. Check out our site today and see which of our selections best fits you.