Caption: Nova Graduation is on its way: June 12, 6:30pm at Nova! Here are a few cheap ideas for finding the perfect outfit.
Nova Graduation is on its way! Graduation is a wonderful excuse to dress all fancy-like, which is always fun in my opinion, but you can dress however you want. Everyone should dress for their graduation in a way that makes them feel special (It is a special occasion that you only get to experience once, after all)–whether that’s jeans and a t-shirt or a floor length gown–but finding that special article of clothing has the potential to be pricey and cause lots of stress if you’re taking it seriously. Here are a few cheap choices to search for your graduation outfit that are only a short bus ride away from Nova:
1. Red Light Vintage & Costume
312 Broadway E
Red Light is pretty much heaven for vintage lovers. It feels like what Etsy would feel like if it were a physical store, and it’s located right on Broadway. (From school you can take either the 8 or 43 busses and get there in five minutes). For vintage, Red Light is pretty darn cheap, but the older the clothes are, the more expensive. If you’re searching for something from the 1920’s, be prepared to spend a little more. Red Light has a huge amount of variety, and it all feels so one-of-a-kind. They have a small rack that is dedicated to traditional graduation robes if you want to wear one, but you could easily find something mixed in throughout the two levels of the store.
2. Crossroads Trading Co.
325 Broadway Ave E
Crossroads, also located on Broadway, is a wonderful recycled and new fashion store. A lot of the things you find in Crossroads will still have the original tags on them but will be WAAAAAAAAYYYYY cheaper. I recently got my Prom dress there in between classes for $20. Crossroads is much more “modern” than Red Light, but it still has some vintage mixed in here and there. Why pay hundreds of dollars for a graduation outfit like some people do? Thats ludicrous! Just go to Crossroads, where there is tons of variety and the generally the most you will pay will be $20.
3. Value Village
1525 11th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
Located a block away from Cal Anderson, the Capitol Hill Value Village is my favorite Value Village. Although their dress section is fairly small, everything is incredibly cheap. Wouldn’t you love to find a beautiful dress to wear to graduation for only $5? Once again, there is a lot of variety. You could find something vintage, a beautiful gown someone paid hundreds for only to wear once and then donate, or something casual. This Value Village always seems to be full of hidden gems. Of course you can always find a nice suit there too for all of you graduating gentlemen.
Your high school graduation is something that only happens once, and it should be special. It is a night where you should feel like it’s your time to shine. Of course you don’t have to dress up if you don’t want to, but if you do then I hope you find something that makes you feel special at one of these stores (or anywhere else, of course!). Whether you’re graduating, or just going to support the people who are graduating, make the night special!