Campus Style Watch: A Sneak Peek for Graduation Week

by Eleya Raim – Horizon Features Editor

 

Graduation is quickly approaching.  But, graduation doesn’t just bring diplomas, goodbyes and transitions.  Graduation is a time for great fashion as the ladies frantically shop for new frocks and guys pull out the outfit that they wore for high school graduation.  So, as you shop, remember to keep all in good taste, as the audience does sit below you and dislikes to uncomfortably squirm in their seats, hoping not to see more than they want to (I’m talking to the ladies here) and to buy that ensemble that says “formal and classy”  not “clubwear and trashy.”  Guys, don’t forget to try on the pants (you may have lovely ankles, but this is probably not the time to model them) and iron out those wrinkles that come from stuffing the dress shirt under a pile of clean laundry, textbooks and snacks.  Have fun and enjoy the reward of all of your hard work.

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
MaKayla Ladwig has chosen a classy ensemble in teal for graduation day. Congratulations on completing your nursing degree! Photo by Eleya Raim

Student:  MaKayla Ladwig

Where she calls home:  Wichita, Kansas

Major:  Nursing

 

Who are you wearing?  Target

Why did you choose this outfit?  “It’s really comfortable!”

What do you look for when choosing an appropriate ensemble for a formal occasion? “Comfort and colors! I like blues, greens, and purples, so I tend to chose things that are those colors.”

What does this outfit say about you and personality?  “I like to be comfortable and casual and be able to move around!”

How has your sense of style changed since you started college at Hesston?  “I used to have to follow a dress code at my previous schools, so being able to wear clothes that I chose is pretty fun.”

Advice for choosing a graduation outfit?  “If you wear heels, make sure you know how to walk in them so you don’t trip.”

 

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Quinn Kathrineberg will be cool and comfortable in this unique ensemble, created by a local artist. Congratulations on your graduation and teaching internship this summer! Photo by Eleya Raim

Student:  Quinn Kathrineberg

Where she calls home:  Salina, Kansas

Major:  English Education

 

Who are you wearing?  “The dress was hand-made by an artist at Salina’s Smoky Hill River Festival.”

Why did you choose this outfit?  “I think it is a good combination of casual and dressy. I also like that I’m supporting an artist.”

What do you look for when choosing an appropriate ensemble for a formal occasion?  “I look for “comfortability” and practicality. Dresses with pockets? Don’t mind if I do! I also like subtle patterns and colors.”

What does this outfit say about you and personality?  “This outfit says I can be appropriately professional, but can still have fun.”

How has your sense of style changed since you started college at Hesston?  “My style hasn’t really changed. I like to make any outfit look a little more put together with earrings or a scarf. At Hesston, I spend less time and money on clothes because of some of the good finds in the Mod Swap Boxes.”

Advice for choosing a graduation outfit?  “Would you want your grandma to see you in that?”

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
MaKayla and Quinn give us a sneak peak of their fashion for graduation. Check out who they’re wearing! You don’t you don’t have to spend big bucks to be trendy this season. Photo by Eleya Raim

 

 

 

Add a Comment

Your email address will not be published.