May 15th, 2009
Q: A friend is graduating from law school in Los Angeles in a few weeks, and I will be spending the weekend there as well. What would you recommend to wear to the graduation ceremony, and for the rest of the weekend?
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by Colleen Geary, fashion stylist and image consultant
A: Graduation from Law School is a big accomplishment–so congratulations to your friend! In LA, the weather will likely be hot (and depending on the size of the graduating class, the ceremony could be long). For the ceremony itself, we’d recommend a simple dress + cardigan outfit, though you may want to switch out the floral dress for one in an edgier pattern for Los Angeles. For the rest of your weekend in Los Angeles, here’s what you’re going to want to bring:
Tops: A cute top or two that can be dressed up or down will do the trick. A light sweater will keep you cozy at night.
Bottoms: Jeans are a must - try grey jeans or an unusual wash for something a bit different. You may also want to bring a pair of shorts or a skirt to keep you cool if the weather gets too warm.
Dresses: Bring the dress you’re wearing to the graduation ceremony. If you’re really into dresses, you may also want to bring a California casual sundress (or a long maxi dress) to round out your dress wardrobe.
Outerwear: A single lightweight jacket will suffice for the balmy Los Angeles weather.
Accessories: A pair of kitten heels for the ceremony, and either a cute pair of sandals or a pair of casual shoes will keep you comfortable through the weekend. Add a pair of oversized sunglasses (and perhaps a hat), and you’ll be good to go.
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