Graduation day (finally)! You did the thing. You studied hard, survived senior year and earned that cap and gown! It’s the day you’ve been dreaming of for the last four years (or however long it may have taken 😉), which is why your graduation look has to be on point.
Whether you were the sporty girl who owned the field, the ultra creative artist, the class president (who also excelled in fashion!) or the outgoing trendsetter, this is the day all eyes will be on you! We’ve put together some must-have looks to get you through your big day while showing off your true style. Which one matches your personality?
Most likely to win an Olympic medal…
You can typically be found ruling the court or running the field. Even on your off days you’re prepping for the next match. When you run off to class, you’re owning that effortless look. While your go-to look is casual, you still love the idea of dressing up for special celebrations.
This look: Plus Off The Shoulder Romper, 9-Pack Rose Gold Triangle & Cross Stud & Hoop Earring Set, Rose Gold Metal Frame Round Sunglasses
Rompers are the perfect look for every athlete no matter what day it is. Throw one on for a quick one-piece outfit and you’re ready to run out the door. You’ll love this style because it comes with the comfort of shorts and a look that’s still dressy enough for graduation.
For the finishing touches, up your style game with a pair of statement hoop earrings—then give your feet a break from sneakers and grab a pair of flat sandals (hint: we love these) to complete your look. Throw your hair in a cute top knot and you’re ready to walk across that stage in style.
Most likely to be president…
You start the morning catching up on the breaking news. You’re in every club at school and you’re the go-to vote for president of social committees. When you’re not campaigning for one of your many passions, you’re nose-deep in your studies. You earned high honors every year and just because graduation is approaching doesn’t mean you’ll stop now.
You have medals hanging from your bookshelves and trophies in every corner of the room. But with all that time spent on earning your impressive scholarships, you’re running out of time to find your style.
Shop this look: White Lace Up Crocheted Trim Swing Dress, 9-Pack Silver Gem Hoop and Stud Earring Set, 5-Pack Silver Boho Pearl Stacking Ring Set
You find beauty in perfection, which is why this dress is ALL YOU—clean and flawless! A solid white dress will make you stand out like that A+ record you worked all year for. All eyes will be on you while you’re working the stage with your closing remarks speech!
With so many white dresses at rue21, you can find the one that shows off the best you. Take on a flirty look with a lace-up neckline or flaunt a high-neck for an ethereal feel. Subtle accessories like a pair of simple studs will add a little sparkle to really elevate your style. Finish the look with a great pair of statement heels (with a bold color or print) for a pop of color.
Most likely to become a famous artist…
You spend your mornings sipping your coffee and working on your latest masterpiece. You’re the talk of the Art Club and all the murals you’ve done around school are a hit. After spending all your free time in the studio, paint stains have become a permanent addition to your wardrobe.
Put the paint brush down and step away from the paint. You’ll look like a total goddess in this next look.
This look: Girls White Dresses & Rompers, Quilted Fanny Pack
Floral print dresses are trending right now and totally look like one of your ah-mazing pieces of art! These prints are perfect for letting you express yourself (hint: floral is made even better with some shoulder show!). With all the trends in one little dress, you’ll be the talk of graduation from your style, to your art and everything in between.
Your look is all about small details, that’s why you need the perfect accessories to make your outfit one to remember. Tie your look together with a dramatic layered tassel necklace that perfectly matches, or pick your favorite feather earrings for a boho-inspired touch. The small details will give this look a personal feel.
Most likely to rule the runways…
Every day is a new opportunity to showcase your style on Insta. You love dishing out style advice to your friends and your followers eat up every outfit you put together. You’ve dreamed (more than once) of your outfits hitting the runway, which is how you earned the trendsetter title from your girls.
You have an eye for detail, so naturally you know all the trends hitting each fashion week. And of course—you’re the first to rock these styles! That’s how we know this maxi romper is allllll you!
This look: Ivory Striped Pattern Tie Front Maxi Romper, Pink Peep Toe Crisscrossing Platform Wedges, 5-Pack Gold Feather & Velvet Necklace Set
You’ll be killin’ the grad photos with this tied front and vertical stripe print number. Grab the perfect pair of wedges and a great choker to make your look next level.
Congrats, grad. You’ve done it. Grab the dress that matches your personality and strut your stuff across the stage. Then check out the rest of our dresses to see what other styles match your personality too!
What are you wearing to graduation? Tell us in the comments below.