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This post is about high school graduation party outfits!
There’s tons of posts on the internet about graduation party food, decor, venues, themes, timelines – anything you could need for graduation party planning! However, there is far less posts showing you the perfect way to complete your graduation party look – the way you dress!
Your graduation party day is a surprisingly big day. Lots of people will want to take pictures of you and with you! Therefore, looking stylish, appropriate, and professional is a must.
In this post, I wrap up my absolute favorite graduation party outfit ideas. You most likely have a lot of these items at home! Stick to a neutral base with one or two accent colors to make your look fun and trendy, but timeless.
Here are 14 show stopping high school graduation party outfits!
High School Graduation Party Outfits
Queer Eye fans, unite! Here’s Tan France looking stylish as usual. I love this outfit for graduation parties because the shirt provides a trendy accent, yet the whole outfit is timeless. You’ll be standing out while enjoying the pictures for a lifetime!
Stop by your local thrift shops to find a similar accent shirt, or get one of the silk ones below embroidered.
This outfit contains a lot of neutrals but is immediately jazzed up with the addition of a huge statement scarf. If you’re holding your graduation party when there’s a little colder weather, this is a perfect outfit! If you realize on the day of your party that it’s colder than you expected, this is a great backup outfit.
I love how simple this look is. In my opinion, I think this is absolutely appropriate clothing for a graduation party. However, make sure you’re dressing for your party and a more casual outfit will be totally acceptable.
Chic Summer Dress
If you’re having your graduation party in the dead heat of summer, a chic, summery dress is perfect for beating the heat and looking perfect in all of your photos. I love how this simple dress looks with some ankle boots and a fashion belt!
Simple Sweater and Black Jeans
Black jeans are perfect for a graduation party! They instantly make an outfit more dressy, but still keeps everything casual with the darker look. Paired with a simple sweater, this is an outfit that’s guaranteed to impress!
Statement Blanket Scarf
I LOVE blanket scarves. They’re cozy, they make you so much warmer, and they’re perfect for adding color to any outfit. I showcase this outfit in this post since you most likely have all of these pieces at home, and it’s a great example of an outfit that can effortlessly be dressed up or made more casual. I bet you have a lot of these pieces at home, or similar ones, but check out my favorite picks below!
T-Shirt + Dress Pants + Loafers
Here’s another outfit that’s classy yet casual. This is perfect for a graduation party that’s later in the summer, when it’s hotter out. This is a great way to dress for the weather while still looking trendy and classy.
Are you planning a more formal graduation party? When picking your outfit, you might want to choose something that would also categorize as business casual. This mindset allows you to still look trendy, but appropriate when taking pictures with guests. The image above is a great option! Notice the bright accent colors, yet relatively work-appropriate clothing. Perfect!
Flannel + Button Up + Brown Pants
The statement that this square flannel brings is absolutely stunning. I love the combination of colors, and it shows that this person put effort into their outfit, yet they look effortless and timeless. This is such a great outfit to replicate.
Black and White
This outfit is really similar to business casual, but leans on the more casual side. I love this neutral look for a warmer summer day when long sleeves just seem too warm. Plus, it’s great to have a pair of more fashionable dress pants on hand!
Sweater + Collared Shirt
It’s always been classy to stick a sweater over a collared shirt. I love this look! This outfit works in all seasons, and you usually already have all of these pieces at home. This outfit works perfectly as a last minute or second option outfit!
Overalls are super trendy and super cute. I especially love the look of black overalls! This outfit works perfectly for a casual dress graduation party. If you don’t have a pair of overalls already, get some! They’re adorable.
All Dressy + Loafers
This outfit is 100% business casual. You definitely have these clothing pieces at home already, so this is a super easy outfit to throw together last minute. Dress it down or up a bit with the shoe choice. I love the look of the pair of loafers I included below.
Neutral Colors + Converse
Neutral staple pieces are an essential to your wardrobe! I love how this outfit pairs white and dark colors really nicely. If you want to dress it up or down, pick either dress shoes or a some clean white converse.