8 Tips for a Stress-Free Graduation in 2021!
Graduating is a HUGE accomplishment, and you deserve to celebrate in style! But just like any other major event, it can also be a bit stressful. To help you enjoy your day, we’ve outlined eight ways to remain stress-free during all the excitement. Here are a few tips to help you relax and enjoy your day!
1. Dress Comfortably
Of course, you want to look your best on your graduation day; it’s a significant time! But a tight outfit and six-inch heels might not be the most friendly when walking up to receive your diploma. There’s no shame in wearing a stylish pair of flats or cute sneakers! If you’re graduating in the spring or summer, a flowy dress may be the answer to keeping cool in the heat. You can shop looks like our Addison Pink Puff Sleeve Midi Dress and Alexis Ivory Puff Sleeve Mini Dress. Whatever you wear, make sure you’re comfortable sitting, walking, and standing for a long time. Be prepared for tons of photo ops!
2. Have a Friend or Family Member Take Pictures
You shouldn’t have to stress over getting enough group photos or selfies. That’s why having a friend or family member take pictures for you can take a lot of the stress away! Delegate a few loved ones to take photos for you so you won’t have to think about it. Ask them to post on their social media and tag you! You can go through the photos on your own time once everything’s settled.
3. Make Sure Your Phone is Charged
There’s nothing more frustrating than having your phone die when you need it most. You’ll likely get a ton of congratulatory texts and calls during the day, so make sure your phone is fully charged! You can even silence your phone, lower your brightness, and turn off some notifications to better preserve battery life. Nothing kills the mood like a lost connection! Be smart and keep your phone charged. You can also increase your academic vibes with the Tan Classic Gold Button Shorts and Grey Oxford Shorts.
4. Get There Early
Nothing adds more stress and faster than running late. Getting to your graduation just a few minutes earlier can alleviate a lot of the “big day” tension. You want to enjoy your day, not rush through it! Take a deep breath and get up early so you won’t have to speed through getting ready or driving to the event. Safety and mental health first! Don’t stress yourself by running out of time.
5. Don’t Plan Your Grad Party By Yourself
Organizing a graduation guest list is a lot to handle, especially if you plan a party after! Ask your family members to help you set up your post-ceremony get-together. You’ll have enough to worry about on the day of graduation. We can’t emphasize enough how important it is that you enjoy your day as it’s going to fly by! Don’t place too much responsibility on yourself; ask others to help! Don’t forget to make an entrance when you arrive. Check out these chic styles to help you out!
6. Don’t Stress About Hair
Getting ready takes time, especially on one of the biggest days of your life! You want to look your best. You may spend hours doing your hair, makeup and picking the perfect outfit. As we said before, getting up earlier can help you manage your time and lower your stress. But there may be one thing you can back off of to help you save more time and worry. Our advice is not to obsess over making your hair look perfect. You’ll be wearing a graduation cap, so it’s okay if it gets a little messy. Styling beach waves or putting mousse in your hair for a more natural look may be all you need! With the outdoor weather and cap, hair should be the least of your worries. Plus, you can always wear something flouncy or frilly so that you can keep your hair lowkey.
7. Play Your Favorite Music
If you’re on your way to graduation and feeling a bit nervous, playing your favorite music can calm you down! Today is a day to be excited, and what better way to celebrate than jamming out to your favorite playlist! If you’re hosting a graduation party, turn up the tunes and have a fun time dancing and laughing with the ones you love.
8. Have Fun!
No matter what happens, the most important thing is to relax and have fun on the day of your graduation! Don’t forget that while this is a major day, it’s a short time, so it’s important to enjoy it. Surround yourself with friends and loved ones, don’t worry too much about what to wear, and dress comfortably. If you’re looking to keep your look relaxed, pair the Khloe Black Oversized Graphic T-Shirt with our Madison Straight Wide Leg Jeans. Add a bucket hat for a style that’s fresh and edgy. Regardless of which outfit you choose, take lots of pictures and have fun! Memories last forever, but enjoying the moment is what matters most.
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