Hit the High Street

If you’re treating yourself to something new, Victoria Square, Belfast’s very own personal shopper Katherine has shared her amazing tips and ideas on what to choose for your graduation outfit.

Need further inspiration? Why not book a Personal Shopping session at Victoria Square for some 1-2-1 expert advice.

Graduation Style Guide

Comfort is Key

You’ll be wearing your outfit for several hours, including possibly standing and walking a lot. Choose comfortable shoes and fabrics that you can move in easily.

Sales Rails

Keep an eye out for sales and discounts. Check out online retailers who have ‘outlets’ and don’t forget to check for student discount.

Sustainable Fashion

Check out charity shops, pre-loved clothing sites such as student focused  Hazaar or try local fairs and markets for  graduation finds. You can often find brand-new items at a fraction of the price.

Get your mates together for a clothes swap. It’s a fun way to refresh your wardrobe without spending any money.

If you want a high end look without the cost, why not rent your graduation outfit?  There are loads on online stores offering amazing clothes you can wear for a fraction of the cost to buy them.

Clothing Rail

A clothing rail with a range of pre-loved clothing

Get Crafty

If you’re feeling creative, try customising or upcycling an existing outfit. Add unique touches like embroidery, patches, or accessories to make your look stand out.

Accessories are a Must

Look through your existing wardrobe for pieces that can be repurposed for the ceremony. New shoes, jewellery, a belt or scarf can create a very different look.

Be Yourself

Whatever your personal style is, don’t feel pressure to wear something you won’t feel comfortable in. This is your day, so dress your way!

If you’ve never worn a heel, rock your best flats across the stage. If your wardrobe consists of t-shirts and jeans, wear your best ones with pride.

Graduation students

Two students celebrating graduation

Win Your Graduation Outfit!

Fancy winning a £200 Victoria Square voucher and a 2 hour personal stylist session? We’ve teamed up with Victoria Square Belfast to offer one lucky graduate the chance to shop till they drop for their ceremony.

To be in with a chance to win, follow @UlsterUni on Instagram and keep an eye out for details on how to enter.
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