Manolo says, many, many of the Manolos’ internet friends have sent him the questions about the shoes for the graduations. Here is the first in what will be the short series.
I will be graduating from college in May. My class will be wearing traditional black caps and gowns. I was planning to wear teal sandals–as the only part of my outfit that I get to choose, I wanted my shoes to be colorful–but a friend has recently informed me that I am “supposed to wear black sandals at Commencement.” This is not an official rule of our school, nor have I ever heard it anywhere else. A Google search reveals nothing. So, I must ask you, wise Manolo: Have you ever heard of this? Is this one of those no-white-after-Labor-Day rules that can be ignored, or should I wear a more dignified color?
P.S. I’ve included pictures of them.
The Manolo does not know what sort of dreary all-black graduation your friend would like to attend, but the Manolo has never heard of this arbitrary rule. Indeed, the Manolo has seen many super fantastic young graduates in appropriatly colorful and festive shoes.
These teal colored sandals are pretty, and they would also certainly enliven your feets and mood on this most happy of occasions. (Although the Manolo must worry, as he always does, about the quality of the shoes, even as he accounts for the fact that the poor college girl is by no means the rich girl.)
So, the Manolo’s final reply is wear these shoes with pride, and congratulations!0