While trends come and go, the fashion world is eternally chic. The recent grad in your life who is pursuing a career in fashion already knows that—and they’ll need the accessories to prove it.
That’s why you’ll want your graduation gift to be a standout piece for any new grad entering the fashion industry. These timeless pieces will last long after their first job, making them the perfect presents to announce their arrival in the field of fashion. After all, looking the part is key for any profession, but that’s especially true in the world of style.
Congratulate the recent grads in your life with these gifts that will upgrade their style and get them just a little bit closer to their corner office dreams.
Etnia Barcelona Pilsen Sunglasses
Few accessories are as essential and statement-making as a solid pair of sunglasses. (Where would Anna Wintour’s signature look be without hers?) Aviators never go out of style, and these unisex ones put an architectural twist on the classic silhouette. And they feel as good as they look—they’re featherweight and feature natural mineral glass lenses for a clear view, all while offering UV protection.
Carthusia Mediterraneo Parfum
Not only will your fresh grads need a signature look—but they’ll also need a signature fragrance. But fragrance at work is notoriously tricky: You want people to get a subtle whiff without anyone knowing when you’re coming down the hall. That’s why this fresh (and clean) unisex scent is perfect. Sunshine in a bottle, it captures the Mediterranean with notes of wild mint, Sicilian lemon, bergamot, jasmine, wildflowers, and a base of white musk.
Uri Minkoff Kent Briefcase
Now that school is over, it’s time for him to ditch the backpack and upgrade to a slick carryall for work. Uri Minkoff’s Kent briefcase puts a fresh, modern spin on the classic briefcase. Super sleek, it still has plenty of room to carry all the essentials, with an external pocket for easy access. The removable cross-body strap transforms it into a hands-free option, and it doesn’t get more neutral than this shade of gray.
Cuyana Classic Structured Leather Tote
When she misses carrying her favorite tote bag around campus, this grownup version will have her thinking ‘what old tote?’ Italian leather with a contrasting microsuede lining give the structured tote a luxe look and feel. Every fashionista knows it’s all about the details, like the hand-applied edge paint and interior lateral ties that can transform the silhouette.
Mark & Graham Leather Foldover Business Card Holder
Getting your first business card is a big deal—so fresh grads should have a card holder worthy of the event. This folding leather card case comes in a range of 12 hues. The double-sided pockets mean it can hold 30 business cards. Be sure to monogram it to add a personalized touch.