What to Wear to Graduations

Raquel visited Studio 512 on Monday, May 20th, to chat all about how to create dressy casual looks for graduation celebrations.

Summer is fast approaching, which means it’s time to celebrate! Warm weather is headed our way (some would debate that’s to be celebrated), vacation is on the horizon, and graduations of all kinds are taking place this weekend!

Rosie Newberry and Raquel Greer Gordian chat about what to wear to graduations in 2019.

Graduation is an occasion that I always help my clients dress for, which is why I decided to bring some ideas on what to wear to high school and college graduations to Studio 512 this week.

Raquel Greer Gordian shares how to keep cool at graduations this spring with Rosie Newberry on Studio 512.

Watch the video below to learn:

  • the perfect level of formality for graduation

  • how to choose your outfit even if you don’t know what activities you’ll be doing outside of the ceremony

  • how to keep your look cool (temp wise) and edgy for the big day

  • the breathable fabric you’ll love to wear all day long

  • the perfect heels to rock if you’ll be walking a bunch

  • how to dress up a piece you might not consider for the graduation, so it’s perfectly appropriate

  • how to build a dressy-casual outfit around your plain-white tee

  • the right skirt to choose to keep your look festive

  • how to match your earrings to your skirt or pants without being matchy-matchy

  • how to pair two different neutrals, so they seamlessly work together

  • the light-weight jacket you’ll love to wear for the ceremony and beyond

And don’t forget! I always love to hear from you, so leave me a comment below after you’ve watched the video and share your favorite styling take away for this weekend.



Brunch Styled.

Whether you celebrate Easter or not, this Sunday is the perfect occasion for champagne, chilaquiles and a dress that feels fun, flirty and bright. I love dresses for the hot weather, because they're breezy and easy, but they're especially ideal for your dressy casual occasions.

Get inspired to throw on your Sunday best and celebrate the weekend with these 3 looks. 

Photography by Natalie Beurskens

Spring White



Take Your Wardrobe from Winter to Spring with These Six Looks

I've learned to always carry a purse big enough to fit a sweater, because every afternoon, that's exactly where my sweater ends up. Austin's weather is unpredictable, to say the least, and the past two weeks have been the worst of it. I'm really never sure what I'm going to get when I step out of my apartment. Even if the day starts out at 40 degrees, you could be sweating by the end of it. 

So! Because Austin likes to keep us guessing, I've put together looks to incorporate both winter and spring pieces for a chic style statement for whatever weather comes our way. 


Winter Pieces: Leather Jacket + Infinity Scarf

Spring Pieces: Floral Dress + Open-Toe Pumps

Bad Romance  

Winter Pieces: Oversized Cardigan + Booties

Spring Pieces: Graphic Tee + Floral Skirt

Dinner and A Movie

Winter Pieces: Jeans + Booties

Spring Pieces: Faux-Fur Vest + Silk Blouse


Winter Pieces: Midi Skirt + Scarf

Spring Pieces: Light-Weight Cardigan + Sandals

The Girl in the Coffee Shop

Winter Piece: Heavy Cardigan

Spring Pieces: Flats + Mini Skirt


Winter Pieces: Knee-High Boots + Overcoat

Spring Pieces: Shift Dress + Sunnies

Now, I would love to hear from you! How do you stay prepared for any kind of crazy Austin weather? Let me know by commenting below which elements of winter and spring you'll mix together!