The Fashionable Fox: Style advice from a college girl

Photo courtesy of Laura Fox Just because you are wearing a cap and gown doesn’t mean your gradutaion look can’t be flawless. Wear a fun dress underneath to highlight your own personal style.

Photo courtesy of Laura Fox
Just because you are wearing a cap and gown doesn’t mean your gradutaion look can’t be flawless. Wear a fun dress underneath to highlight your own personal style.

Laura Fox, Editor-in-Chief

I can’t believe it, fashionable Flyers.

It’s finals week, which means we are days away from wrapping up our semester. Where did this school year go?

If you are a graduating senior, this is a very exciting and emotional time.

As a graduating senior myself, this is my final opportunity to leave you with fashionable advice.

The end of the spring semester is always so enjoyable; the weather is beautiful and as final projects and exams begin to wrap up, it’s time to head back home, pack up for vacations or potentially start new jobs.

I love summer fashion. When the weather finally gets sunny and warm, it’s such a relief to pack up the sweaters and throw on the bright, flowy sundresses.

I also love how casual and effortless summer style tends to be. Remember, comfort is key.

Dressing up is always my favorite thing to do, so graduation is the perfect occasion, and my final occasion as a Lewis student, to dress up and look fabulous.

With that being said, I am giving you none other than style advice for the big day: commencement.

Even if you’re not necessarily a graduating senior this semester, I hope this advice is lasting for you until your big day comes.

Let’s talk about the necessities: your cap and gown. Most people aren’t a big fan of how the gown looks, but it’s a piece that is just naturally big and sometimes baggy.

As long as you are ordering the correct size that matches your height, the gown looks just as big on you as it does on everybody else.

Don’t be self-conscious of how you look in your cap and gown. This is an #ootd that symbolizes your success and achievements, so own the heck out of it!

If you are crafty and looking to dress up your cap, there are plenty of awesome cap decorating ideas to search for on Pinterest or Google.

You can make your cap funny, relate it to your major or just have it reflect your personality. It’s your cap and it’s your day, so snazzy it up to your heart’s desire, and don’t forget to snap a picture for Instagram.

Just be sure to leave room for the tassel, which starts out on the right side of your cap and flips over to the left after you walk the stage and fist pump the air in front of your fellow graduates because yes, you did it!

Finally, let’s talk about what is going underneath that gown. Graduation is a celebration, and in my opinion, every celebration deserves a good dress.

Although you won’t see much of the dress under the gown, unzip that bad boy at the end of the ceremony for pictures, or just to show off your look.

Since it’s springtime and flowers are in bloom, bright colors are completely acceptable.

I plan to wear a pink and orange floral print dress that is dressy, fun and reflects my personal style.

You can also never go wrong with black and white. A black and white patterned shift dress, or even just a plain black or plain white A-Line dress are simple, comfortable looks.

If you are still struggling to find the perfect dress, a flattering red dress is the perfect way to show your Flyer spirit at the ceremony.

Whatever you pick out to wear for graduation, make sure it’s comfortable and something you feel great in. As I mentioned before, it’s your special day, so have your outfit show off who you are personally.

I’ve had such a great time providing the Lewis community my fashionable advice for the past two years and hope you have enjoyed reading it as much as I have enjoyed writing it.

If you are looking for more style advice post-graduation, you can still find me at

The Fashionable Fox is officially signing off. Congratulations class of 2016! Stay stylish!

Laura Fox is a senior double majoring in journalism and public relations/advertising, with a minor in social media. She is the Editor-in-Chief of The Flyer. She has her own fashion blog, The Fashionable Fox, and is also Corey Crawford’s biggest fan. She dreams of someday working in community relations for the NHL.

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