For the past few weeks South African achievers have been graduating all over the country, proving to us that our young people are unstoppable and ready to conquer the world. Grad is always an amazing reason to dress up, and so we’ve rounded up 12 of our favourite looks spotted at UCT, Rhodes, WITS and UWC.

The University of Cape Town

1. Pozisa Maqondwana

We love the unpredictability of Pozisa’s three-quarter blazer, not to mention the entire ensemble. Her grad look is a modern take on the 1980’s pant suit, and the barrette, neck scarf, and metallic court heels scream drama. It’s the perfect graduation look for 2018.

2. Ahlume Monese

This young graduate is serving slayage in this season’s go-to print. We love the double breast of her suit – it adds a very girly element to an otherwise strong look.


3. Naledi Sibisi

Short, sweet and sexy. Also Naledi was clever to pair her statement dress with clear heels, not only does it draw attention to the dress, her perspex heels elongate her legs.

Oh what a day ✨

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4. Nicole Norman

Nicole went with monochrome. The mix-and-match of different pieces to create a formal look is refreshing, and the slit featured on her trousers is a trend to look out for.

5. Lolly Pukwana

The two-time UCT graduate looked stunning in this playful cropped flare-top-and-skirt combination.

A TWO-TIME UCT GRADUATE 👩🏾‍🎓💥💛 #uctgrad2018

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University of the Western Cape

6. Tshepiso Titipana

Tshepiso served us layers of blush tones, showing that you can look both strong and powerful even in a feminine colour. Talk about making education look fashionable!


7. Shazia Asalie

Shazia turned heads in the colour of the season, making us all want to own a red suit.

I (HONOURStly) thought I was going to fail. 😁 #BAenglishhonours #uwcgraduation

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8. Asanda Zani

This dress is to die for, thanks to the mesh effect and the bow.

The strong don’t quit and the shooters don’t miss. #Graduation #ClassOf2017

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Rhodes University

9. Akhona Zondani

The clean cut, the fit and the minimalism of this gorgeous outfit proves that jumpsuits do not need to be predictable.

Celebrated graduated

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10. Mandy Vil Kazz

Mandy opted for a romantic, velvet, off-the-shoulder number. This look is so dreamy and we love it!


University of the Witwatersrand

11. Emelda Randzu Ralph

Emelda celebrated her well deserved achievement and her cultural background in a beautifully made gown.

Issa Wits graduate!!! It is only through Grace!! #wakandaforever

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12. Mahlohonolo

This young lady looked effortlessly chic in her white ensemble.

Congratulations to this year’s graduates!

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