What to wear on school farewell

If you’re looking for a school farewell outfit, there are many things to consider. The most important thing to remember is that it’s not about what you wear—it’s about how you feel. If you feel good in what you’re wearing, then it doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks.

That said, if you want to be extra confident on your big day and make a statement, here are some tips for choosing the perfect outfit:

  • Choose something comfortable! You’ll be spending all day with your friends and teachers, so choose something that makes you feel good and lets you move around freely.
  • Stay away from anything too tight—you don’t want any wardrobe malfunctions!
  • Consider accessories like hats or headbands for extra flair!

What to wear on school farewell

Hey there!

I’m here to give you some tips for your school farewell. I’ve been through it twice, once in middle school and once in high school, so I know what it’s like to be nervous about this big event. But don’t worry—you’re going to be fine!

Before we get started talking about what to wear and other details, let’s talk about WHY this is important. Your last day of school is a time for reflecting on all the great memories you made during your time there, but it’s also a time for celebrating the fact that you are about to embark on an exciting new journey as a graduate. It’s important to acknowledge both of these things as you prepare for this day by putting together an outfit that gives off an air of confidence and power while still being fun and comfortable (and maybe a little bit sentimental).

Hey there! I’m so excited to be here with you today. Today we’re going to talk about what to wear on your last day of school.

When it comes to the last day of school, it’s important that you look your best and show up like a boss. What better way than getting a little help from this blog? We’ll cover everything from what shoes are best for walking around all day in, to what hair products will keep your curls looking fresh throughout the day.

We’ve got you covered—and we can’t wait to see what you look like tomorrow!

When you’re a kid, your parents tell you that you don’t need to dress up for school. But when you’re graduating from high school and heading off to college, it’s hard not to feel like you’re going to be expected to wear a suit or something. In reality, though, you don’t have to dress up at all—and there are plenty of ways to make your outfit look nice without breaking the bank.

First things first: if your school has a specific dress code, follow it! But if not, here are some tips for staying comfortable while still looking great:

1) Wear something comfortable that’s easy to move around in—like jeans and a t-shirt.

2) Layer different pieces so that you can take them off if the weather changes unexpectedly (which it often does).

3) If you want more formal-looking clothes without spending a lot of money on them, visit thrift stores and garage sales for gently used items that are still in good condition!

Smart CasualsYour outfit should be presentable but not too formal or too casual. So avoid business suits, gowns or something to casual like jeans or T-shirts. Your farewell party dress should neither be too glam nor too crazy. Semi-formal dresses, trousers with tops and long skirts are good ideas.

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From sarees to Indo-western to gowns, here’s your guide on what to wear on college farewell. Also discover 7 farewell outfit ideas for girls.

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Hey gorgeous! Whether it’s a college farewell or high school farewell, it’s always a memorable event for everyone. Farewells are full of nostalgia, they bring back memories of your college or high school life. It’s the last chance to spend time with your classmates, seniors or juniors. And because of this, farewell parties are always a fun time that you would remember forever.

From giving or receiving titles to performing dances, farewell is just a beautiful evening. I particularly enjoyed both of my high school farewells. And I even performed a dance and wrote titles during my 11th farewell and on my college farewell. And while I now think I could have been better dressed, I still enjoyed planning my farewell outfits at the time! Getting ready with friends, taking pictures of your outfits and then sharing them with one another – it’s all a part of the farewell fun!

What to Wear on College Farewell
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From saris to gowns, from cocktail dresses too long skirts, there is no shortage of ideas for what to wear on college farewell. If you have a farewell dress code, it’s a good idea to understand it and dress accordingly. The most common dress codes for college farewells are smart casuals, formals, gowns, western formals, sarees or ethnic formals. Let’s discuss them one by one to get some ideas on what to wear on college farewell.

Smart Casuals
Smart casual dress code is all about dressing in a cool, comfortable way. Your outfit should be presentable but not too formal or too casual. So avoid business suits, gowns or something to casual like jeans or T-shirts. Your farewell party dress should neither be too glam nor too crazy. Semi-formal dresses, trousers with tops and long skirts are good ideas.

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Formals
If your dress code is formals, then it could mean both Indian and western formals. Western formals include business suits, tuxedos, gowns, formal dresses such as cocktail dresses. And ethnic formals include anarkali, Indian gown, saree or lehenga saree.

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Gowns
Unless it’s specified, you can try both ethnic or western style gowns. Go for western dance if unsure. The best idea is to try a likely embellished gown or you can also go for a chic plane down. To make a statement, you can go for sheer panels or off shoulder or sleeveless gowns. Make sure it’s a good fit and flattering silhouette.
Here are the different types of gowns to try.
Here are the different types of Indian gowns to know about.

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Western Formals
We already talked about formals. But if your farewell dress code is specified as western formals, then you should avoid ethnic dresses, obviously. So the best ideas to try are gowns, long midi dresses, formal dresses or cocktail dresses. If you want something unconventional, go for a women’s tuxedo or business suit.

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Saree
Well, this dress code is self-explanatory. There are so many different saree designs to try. You can go for a chic style with a sexy blouse design, if you want to make a statement you can go for the latest trends, something like a cape sorry or a belted one.

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Ethnic Formals
Ethnic formals include anarkali suits, Indian gowns, suits and saris. You can also go for a sari gown or a link account or even a women’s sherwani if you want to try something extra unconventional.

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Some Tips on How to Dress for College Farewell
Go for something well fitted, neither too tight nor too loose.
Go for a flattering silhouette. Keep your body type in mind. Highlight your best parts and take attention away from problem areas.
Go for a color that suits your skin tone. Avoid dull colors that look washed out in pictures.
Try chic designs but not something too crazy that will go out of fashion. You don’t want to look back at your old pictures and wonder what the hell you wore!
Avoid something too shiny, like shiny velvet or glittery fabrics. They don’t look very rich or classy.
Avoid something too plain also, it’s a party, and a little bling and embellishment is a good idea.
Don’t think that good farewell dresses are always expensive. If you look well enough, you can find good dresses in any budget. You just have to plan well in advance and go for window shopping and look online too.
If you’re unsure, go for minimal jewelry like a crystal pendant necklace or a simple pair of pearl earrings.
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Don’t go too crazy on makeup. But don’t make it too light either. Foundation and a good base are a must. And you can find a good tutorial on YouTube to match your dress if you’re unsure how to wear makeup. Here are some good makeup looks to try for your farewell or prom.
Wear comfortable shoes as you’ll be walking a lot. Wedge heels, platforms and chunky heels are good ideas. If you’re uncomfortable in heels, flats are not a bad option either. Match your shoes with your dress to look chic !
Keep your accessories minimal. A chic matching or metallic clutch, a necklace or earrings and a pair of plain matching heels are good enough. Avoid too many pieces of jewelry or large handbags.
Last but not the least, do follow the dress code if there is one. Even if you feel it’s too formal or crazy, it’s only fun to be a part of a community if you do follow the guidelines. And don’t forget to have fun!
7 Outfit Ideas for What to Wear on College Farewell
Gown
If your college or high school farewell invite doesn’t specify any dress code, gown would be the first choice. If you’re wondering what to wear on college farewell that’s elegant yet makes a statement, gown is the perfect idea. Choose a dress that’s not too shiny, but focuses more on color and texture, rather than bing. So try gowns with threadwork, pearl or applique instead of sequins or shiny embroidery.

Pastel colors like lilac, sky blue, blush pink and mint green are great. Black and champagne are good color choices, too. Choose what suits your skin tone best.

Try classic gown silhouettes like A-line or mermaid, which never go out of fashion and also look cute. It’s a good idea to choose a gown that has an interesting top, since a lot of the pictures are top-only. Accessorize with a cute necklace or drop earrings and matching heels with a clutch.

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Saree
Saree is a common choice for farewell dress code for a lot of schools and colleges. Even in my high school, our farewell dress code for girls was saree. For a modern choice, go for a saree that doesn’t have too much border embroidery or a silky border, since they give a more matured look. Instead, go for plain or printed sarees. Applique and ruffles are a good choice too that give a girly look.

Light pastel colors like lavender, light turquoise and blush nude are good ideas to try. Keep the tone muted instead of shiny. Crystal work and bead or pearl work are good ideas to go for. Try a chignon or high bun,

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Indo Western Dress
Want something unique and non-traditional? An Indo-western dress is a good idea to consider. Here are some ideas for different types of Indo-western dresses. Some of the examples include long skirts, saree-gown, palazzo, women’s sherwani, pre-stitched saree with slit worn with chooridar. Accessorize with a modern clutch, choker or long tassel earrings.

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Long Skirt + Crop Top
Need some unique ideas on what to wear on college farewell? If gowns are too much and cocktail dresses are too boring for you, go for a crop top paired with a long skirt. You can try an embellished or fringed top with illusion neck or applique. And pair it with a plain poufy skirt or just a tiered skirt, which has some volume. Add a chignon or romantic curls, and some matching lipstick!

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Cocktail Dress
A cocktail dress is the simplest idea when you don’t want to think too much. It can be a knee-length dress, a mini dress or a midi (below-the-knee) dress, depending on how conservative your college is and what suits your body type. For example, I’m short, so short dresses suit me more.

Pair it with a crystal or pendant necklace and matching lipstick. Add shimmery eyeshadow and matching metallic clutch to make a statement. Pair the dress with matching or metallic pumps or embellished stilettos.

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Thinking what to wear on college farewell other than a suit or saree? Anarkali dress or anarkali gown is also a good idea. You can pair it with chooridar or a long skirt, too. Anakali dress is a good idea to go for if your college specifies a formal or ethnic formal dress code for farewell party. Pair it with curly or straightened hair, and add nude colored lipstick with shimmery smokey eyeshadow look.

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Saree Gown
A saree gown is one of the best ideas if you’re wondering what to wear on college farewell. It gives a saree look but is easy to wear, and no draping is required! Pair it with western-style drop or tassel earrings and a matching lipstick and gloss. Add a matching cuff or bracelet and you’re good to rock the party!

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So I hope you found my advice on how to dress on college farewell helpful. What are you gonna wear? Show me your look by tagging me on Instagram @shilpaahujadotcom!

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Shilpa Ahuja the editor-in-chief of ShilpaAhuja.com, which she founded with the goal of inspiring confidence in the modern working woman through fashion. Other than defining the direction of the magazine, she also writes about fashion & beauty trend forecasts, industry analysis, and opinions.

Shilpa’s work has been published in the University of Fashion blog and Jet Airways magazine. She is also an artist, illustrator and cartoonist. She is also the creator of Audrey O., a comic series that represents the lifestyle of millennial women. She enjoys creative writing and world travel. Her art has been exhibited at Harvard Graduate School of Design and the Aroma Hotel, Chandigarh and been published in Chandigarh Times.

Originally from Chandigarh, Shilpa also has a degree in architecture and has worked in interior project management. She is also the author of the book “Designing a Chinese Cultural Center in India”. Shilpa has a Masters in Design Studies degree from Harvard University.

For feedback and questions, please email contact@shilpaahuja.com.

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What to wear on school picture day

School picture day is coming up, and it’s time to think about what you’re going to wear.

You’ve probably heard the old saying that you should dress for the job you want, not the one you have. But when it comes to school pictures, it’s important to consider what you want your future self to look like—even if that’s just in a photo.

We asked some of our favorite Instagrammers in the industry what they think are the best outfits for school picture day. Here’s what they had to say:

Here’s the thing about school picture day: it’s a big deal.

Picture day is the only time of year that you get to wear your finest, and it’s a chance to make sure everyone knows who you are (and what kind of style you have). But with so many options out there, how do you choose?

That’s where we come in. We’ve got some ideas for how to look your best on picture day—whether you’re going for classic or trendy!

Are you a parent of a school-aged child? Then you know that school picture day is just around the corner.

We’re here to help. In this blog post, we’ll tell you what to wear on picture day so your child looks their best.

Do you have a big school picture day coming up?

We’ve got you covered with our quick guide to what to wear.

Wear long or short sleeved tops, avoid sleeveless. The best choice of clothes is the simplest — dress them in collared shirts that fit,and complement their eyes and hair. A sweater, a dress, a neat t-shirt, or a clean soft polar fleece works.

Picture Day Tips
Wear solid colors, preferable in more subdued hues, they enhance facial tones and do not detract from expression. Very bright colors really stand out and can lighten or darken flesh tones. Wear long or short sleeved tops, avoid sleeveless.
The best choice of clothes is the simplest — dress them in collared shirts that fit,and complement their eyes and hair. A sweater, a dress, a neat t-shirt, or a clean soft polar fleece works.
Look for a top that complements your child’s face, not one that distracts from it. Superman, Spiderman, Giants, 49’ers, Cinderella, Dora the Explorer, or Hanna Montana will immortalize childhood passions, but that should be your intention — not an accident — on picture day.
Clothes that are clean and stain free will save retouch costs. You might even send a second shirt in case of snack accidents. (Remind them to tell the teacher they brought one.) Iron those collars!
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Schedule a hair cut at least 10 days ahead of photo day. The front of hair your child’s hair should not be “eyelash-brushing long.” Bang cuts should be at least a week old.
Neat, shiny hair always looks best.
Keep in mind that complicated hair styles do not withstand recess, and school schedules do not allow much time for hairstyling. And no “bed head.” We love our little boys, but they can develop some pretty gnarly snarls. Promise them a treat if they let you wet and comb their hair on photo day.

Do not coach your children about specific poses. Let the photographer position them for the best image.
Reinforce a positive attitude by sharing with your children how wonderful they are and how much you’re looking forward to seeing their portraits. Let them know you trust them to work politely with the photographer to create a portrait they’ll be proud to share.
Let braces shine! A mouth of metal is a limited addition photo op. Lips can’t usually hide them anyway, so kids might as well wear them proudly.
A gap-tooth smile is beautiful — classic!
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If your child wears glasses that are light sensitive, he or she might need to remove them if photos are taken outdoors because they will read dark in the photo. If your child has a second pair of glasses that do not get dark, please send them to school on picture day. Non-reflective lenses are best — no reflections of trees, cameras or playgrounds will show. We use a number of tricks to lessen glare, but sometimes it’s impossible. You might want to ask that your child be photographed both with and without glasses. Please let your child know it’s because we don’t want glare to get in the way of their beautiful eyes.

Picture Day Tips
Wear solid colors, preferable in more subdued hues, they enhance facial tones and do not detract from expression. Very bright colors really stand out and can lighten or darken flesh tones. Wear long or short sleeved tops, avoid sleeveless.
The best choice of clothes is the simplest — dress them in collared shirts that fit,and complement their eyes and hair. A sweater, a dress, a neat t-shirt, or a clean soft polar fleece works.
Look for a top that complements your child’s face, not one that distracts from it. Superman, Spiderman, Giants, 49’ers, Cinderella, Dora the Explorer, or Hanna Montana will immortalize childhood passions, but that should be your intention — not an accident — on picture day.
Clothes that are clean and stain free will save retouch costs. You might even send a second shirt in case of snack accidents. (Remind them to tell the teacher they brought one.) Iron those collars!
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haircut

Schedule a hair cut at least 10 days ahead of photo day. The front of hair your child’s hair should not be “eyelash-brushing long.” Bang cuts should be at least a week old.
Neat, shiny hair always looks best.
Keep in mind that complicated hair styles do not withstand recess, and school schedules do not allow much time for hairstyling. And no “bed head.” We love our little boys, but they can develop some pretty gnarly snarls. Promise them a treat if they let you wet and comb their hair on photo day.

Do not coach your children about specific poses. Let the photographer position them for the best image.
Reinforce a positive attitude by sharing with your children how wonderful they are and how much you’re looking forward to seeing their portraits. Let them know you trust them to work politely with the photographer to create a portrait they’ll be proud to share.
Let braces shine! A mouth of metal is a limited addition photo op. Lips can’t usually hide them anyway, so kids might as well wear them proudly.
A gap-tooth smile is beautiful — classic!
smiles

If your child wears glasses that are light sensitive, he or she might need to remove them if photos are taken outdoors because they will read dark in the photo. If your child has a second pair of glasses that do not get dark, please send them to school on picture day. Non-reflective lenses are best — no reflections of trees, cameras or playgrounds will show. We use a number of tricks to lessen glare, but sometimes it’s impossible. You might want to ask that your child be photographed both with and without glasses. Please let your child know it’s because we don’t want glare to get in the way of their beautiful eyes.

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What should your child wear on school picture day? School photos and bad photos go together like coffee and creamer. But what if they didn’t have to be bad? What if school photos could be beautiful, timeless, portraits you were proud to hang in your home and share with family?

Well they can. The Fine Art School Portrait uses a black backdrop while not asking your child for forced smiles. The process is about the photographer drawing out their true smile, or their personality during these short sessions.

No strange marble or bright blue background. No turn your head at this unnatural angle and say cheese.

With a black background, it may seem like you cannot dress your kid in anything that will clash. However, I’m here to help you with the “Do’s and Don’ts of What to Wear” for school photos.

A quick note about my do’s and don’ts list. The don’ts build (like they are all things to avoid). However, the do’s are more of suggestions. For example, your child shouldn’t wear neons or blacks, but she could wear solid earth tones or subtle prints.

Okay ready?! Here’s the list of Do’s and Don’ts for school picture day.

Don’t wear bright or neon colors on school picture day. Do wear rich earth or jewel tones.
Avoid bright or neon colors. They may look cute to our eye, however in a photograph they are distracting. They overpower the frame and even worse, they can leave color casts on their skin. In other words, the bright pink can make your daughter’s skin look bright pink around her chin and neck.

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Don’t wear black. Do wear color for school picture day.
Black is a great classic color. However, black tops on a black backdrop means your child looks like a floating head. Instead go with color (remembering to avoid bright/neons). If you like neutrals, grey, tan, cream all photograph beautifully against the black backdrop.

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Don’t wear tops with words, characters or prominent logos in school photos. Do wear subtle prints.
Once again, anything that distracts from your child is something to avoid. Tops with sayings or characters distract. If you want to add a little more than solids, consider subtle prints.

A good rule of thumb is to have your kid try on the shirt and take note. Does it compliment them or draw your eye? The goal is to compliment.

Another quick note. Notice how she’s in a tank top above? Tank tops are okay, however, avoid spaghetti straps or low cut tops. The tight frame can leave it looking like they are not wearing a shirt.

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Don’t wear hoodies. Do wear t-shirts or polos (with stripes even!)
Hoodies not only are bulky around your child’s neck, they provide an opportunity for them to play with something. When I asked my son to participate by taking a quick photo with a hoodie, the first thing he did was pull it up over their face. He was completely unprompted.

While the opposite of hoodie isn’t stripes, his shirt offered a great opportunity to show you how dark colors and stripes photograph beautifully for school photos. Also notice how the t-shirt compared to the bulky hoodie photograph. The T-Shirt allows him to stand out instead of get swallowed up.

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A few final do and don’t tips for what to wear on school picture day.
A couple more things include:

Don’t use large bows or headbands on your kids. (Another thing that will distract. Also the frame is tight and most of the bow will be excluded anyways).
Do dress in black if you have a small child being photographed. You may end up holding them in the frame. This will allow you not to be seen.
Don’t have your child wear a hat. The brim of the hat will put their face in shadow and/or cause uneven lighting on their face.
Do let your child help in picking out his/her outfit. A comfortable kid who helps is happier for picture day.
Don’t stress the bottom half of their outfit. (Unless it’s neon). If your kid wants to wear sweatpants with a dress shirt or dinosaur rain boots, don’t fret. They may be happier yet it won’t be captured in the frame.
Do dress your child in a top that fits. This is not the time for sizing up for room to grow. The baggy fit can photograph sloppy.
Do be careful with lower tops or thin strapped tank tops. Keep in mind the tight frame of the photo, noting that your child may not look like they are wearing a shirt.
It may feel like I’ve listed a lot of “don’ts” leaving you feeling overwhelmed. In the end, choose colors that your child looks great in without drawing too much attention, and avoid large/distracting things.

By following these tips, you’re sure to end up with a school photo you’re proud to display!

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