This dress is actually a darker green than it appears in the photo. I’m not sure how to wear this to graduation and possibly a wedding, much as I love it. I thought about tying it together with a yellow or ochre cardigan and shoes but that might be too much of a colour explosion. Pink may be a safer choice but I’m not sure I like the idea of pink shoes. Help! xx Rachel
Hi Rachel! This is a pretty floral dress which can be dressed up and down. However, if you´re wearing this to a graduation ceremony, you have to style it smart and formal. To color clash it with yellow cardigan works for a striking street look but not for formal events which you´re planning to attend. Thus, for a neat outfit, I recommend accessorizing it with pink (which is already present in the floral green dress) and neutrals such as beige, cream, or nude for tempering.
Formal Look with Pink Blazer
You´ll create an attention grabbing ensemble if you add a great pink blazer over your green floral dress. Although striking, it is utterly a formal look and you´ll never go wrong with this because the blazer complements the floral detail of your dress. Complete only with nude accessories – shoes and clutch. Black would be too heavy for the look while other bright colors would, as you said, give a colour explosion.
Polished Feminine with Beige Blazer
If you can´t find the perfect pink blazer, you can opt for a feminine style beige blazer instead. A cardigan style blazer is cute and girly while still polished. For your accessories, stick to pink, pumps and clutch, to highlight the femininity of the look. Colored shoes always steal attention but since the pink is also present in other pieces of your ensemble, there is balance.
To wear this dress to a wedding, simply wear it as is. The dress is by itself a statement so team it up with pink shoes that match the pinkness of its floral and walk with grace.
I hope this helps.