4 Mar 2013

Graduation 101

At times, I find it hard to believe that a few more weeks from now, I'm finally graduating from college. This is it, I kept telling myself, but it hasn't really sunk in yet. Maybe it won't until I find the perfect dress to wear, or the best heels to walk in. I'm probably not the only one who has no freaking clue what to wear for their graduation day. There are probably a ton of you who are probably just as confused as I am. But I will do my best to help you sort it out!

Here are some tips and tricks that I picked up from a couple of friends who had to endure their graduation march:

Dress accordingly. Keep in mind that you're attending a graduation, not a party. Also that your professors are there to keep an eye on / judge / scold you. Not to mention, your love interest's parentals - in a sea of other parents. Yikes!

Wear shoes that you can walk in. Do you want to trip in the middle of the stage while receiving your diploma? The answer is a big NO. For girls, please refrain from sky-high stilettos. Do settle for sturdy heels that you're sure that you can comfortably walk in (Tip: Make sure you can still tip-toe about an inch from the ground while wearing them). For boys, always go for something classic. Maybe a pair of soft leather loafers, or dress shoes, but definitely no sneakers. This is a formal event.

Don't cake it up. Let's try and avoid a thick layer of make up. Who wants to look like a freaking clown when they come up the stage? No one. Berry-colored lips are really making a hit on the runways this Spring/Summer 2013; thick and bold eyebrows are definitely making a statement, and these will make you look younger (Believe me!). But the best make up trend that will surely last forever? Glowing skin. The one that makes you look like you're in love. Yup, definitely the best.

Keep it classy. Probably the best advice I can give you, regardless of gender.

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