Skip to main content


graduation outfit ideas that walk the walk

April 9, 2019

Graduation season is here, and it’s time to celebrate! Whether the graduate is a beloved friend or family member or you’re the one snagging that diploma, we know you’re going to want to look smart! There are plenty of events over the course of graduation weekend for which you’ll need some chic ensembles. Between departmental receptions and commencement, you’ll have many chances to rep your favorite cabi items. (P.S. extra credit if you accessorize!) Check out these A+ outfit ideas below.

What to Wear to the Department Reception

For Guests

A time for meeting professors and faculty members, the department reception calls for a more formal look. Try our colorful Hibiscus Blouse paired with the maxi length Cruise Skirt. A little cardigan is always a good idea in case it cools down. With its fun balloon sleeves, the Bishop Cardigan will add plenty of interest to your look.

Featured Items: Hibiscus Blouse, Cruise Skirt, Bishop Cardigan, Mules

For the Graduate

Whatever your major, one thing’s for sure: you’re definitely a master when it comes to style. Head to your department reception in a wide-leg trouser and tuck in the Smooch Cami. Finish off this professional look with a flattering blazer and a low block heel (your feet will thank you!).

Featured Items: Smooch Cami, Chance Wide Leg, Check Blazer, Kiki Ankle Strap

What to Wear to the Commencement Ceremony

For Guests

When your favorite grad is walking across that stage, you want to make sure they can spot you in the sea of faces. A sun dress is a great option, especially if the ceremony is outside. Cape the Switch Cardigan over your shoulders in case the weather gets a little chilly.

Featured Items: Untamed Dress, Switch Cardigan, Embellished Sandals, Self-Tanner

For the Graduate

Walk across the stage, shake hands with the president, smile for the photo, and walk away with your diploma in hand! For the moment you’ve always dreamed of, try our elegant, flowy Dream Dress paired with a white denim jacket and a wedge heel for walking in the grass. (Reminder: Sunscreen is a must if you’ll be sitting outside for the entirety of the ceremony!)

Featured Items: Dream Dress, Castaway Jacket, Parker Wedge, Sunscreen

What to Wear to the Graduation Party

For Guests

The graduate has that diploma in hand, and now it’s time to celebrate! For your graduation party, wear the blushing floral Adore Cami with a white high-waisted skinny jean. Tie the colors together with the smart Sleuth Blazer and a pink and red sandal.

Featured Items: Adore Cami, High Skinny, Sleuth Blazer, Sandals

For the Graduate

You did it! You’re officially a graduate. It’s time to party with your friends and family. Get your groove on in the Disco Dress! Add to the celebration with a vibrant pop of color in the Valentine Jacket and a pair of shoes that simply bring the look together.

Featured Items: Disco Dress, Lock & Key Necklace, Lock & Key Earrings, Slides

Graduation is a very important time in a person’s life, and it should be celebrated in style! What will you wear as you celebrate this spring’s graduation season? Share your insights in the comments below. Trust that everything you’ve learned these past few years will not only help you succeed out there in the real world, but also help you pick a killer outfit, too!