Caps Off to You, Graduate!

Posted on: May 30, 2022

After long hours studying, writing papers, tests and exams the day has finally arrived–GRADUATION DAY!  Now whether you are graduating or someone you love is, this time of year can get pretty hectic planning it all.  Are you (and your family) prepared?  Here are some helpful tips to help you handle graduation day effortlessly.

Hire a photographer for the day!  If your budget can accommodate it, it can be a great graduation gift to have professional photos taken of the graduate in cap and gown and with the family!  Plus, you don’t have to worry about having a family member missing from the shots acting as photographer or having to ask a stranger and risk ending up with someone blinking in the photo.

Now that you have your photographer, the right outfit is now even more important.  Depending on when your ceremony falls, you will need an outfit that won’t make you too hot or too cold under the convocation cap and gown.   Taylor Sommers will have the men looking dapper as ever with the finest selection of suits, button-up dress shirts and dress pants to suit any style and budget.  If you are choosing to wear a dress, I would suggest Winners.  Going for a formal or semi-formal look?  Well, Winners is always ready with an assortment of stylish and trendy dresses, shot or long. Not into dresses?  They’ve got you, with fantastic and trendy blouses, blazers, dress pants and more at an economical price range.  Tip: May sure to check for wrinkles in your clothes and gown.  Hang your outfit and gown in the bathroom for a few days or find a dry cleaner knowledgeable in handling delicate fabrics like Park Land Cleaners.

When wearing a gown what is on your feet can be even more noticeable and being on your feet all day long can take a toll.  Investing in cute and comfortable footwear is a must, that’s where Walking on A Cloud comes in as your go-to for stylish and comfy shoes.  Their women’s Piccadilly dress shoes come in a variety of colours and styles.  For the graduating gentleman, try Men’s dress shoes by Rieker, Rockport and Johnston & Murphy.  Try on a leather plain toe or how about a black apron toe dress shoe?  Browse their wide range today!

Wait—you can’t forget about your hair!  Make sure to make an appointment with your favorite hairstylists at The Cut Above or Fl’Hair Unisex Hair Care.  These professionals will get your hair just right for the big day.

With the COVID-19 pandemic still a fact of life, walking the stage surrounded by peers may not currently be a viable option.  An intimate graduation party with just family and close friends can still be a joyous occasion.  Pick up your paper plates and single-use utensils with balloons and streamers from Dollarama and maybe get them in your school colours!  Anything else you need is at Kitchen Stuff Plus:  The paper napkins that come in various celebratory designs and choose from an assortment of platters to serve your guests your graduation treats on.  *GASP* Kitchen Stuff Plus also has a popcorn machine and a cupcake/cakepop stand!  Your at-home grad party is going to be amazing!

Whichever way you are celebrating this significant milestone make your big day as joyous and momentous as ever!  Tag @cloverdalemall in your graduation attire and/or at your grad parties!

Congratulations from Cloverdale!  You did it!


~ Gillaine, Marketing Coordinator