Your 20s mark a pivotal time in your life—you not only discover yourself, you also discover your personal style. Between graduating college and interviewing for a job, there’s a lot that you (and your wardrobe) need to be prepared for. To ensure you’re well equipped now that you’re officially on your own, we compiled a list of the 15 items every fab young woman should own. Now go conquer the world!
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Pieces that get the job done, whether you just landed your dream position or are still in the process of interviewing.
This professional-girl necessity also looks good worn with a T-shirt on the weekend.
For a foolproof interview ensemble, team this understated pencil skirt with a button-up and pumps.
A button-up shirt is truly timeless—for an ideal pairing, team it with a high-waisted bottom.
Life is hectic—with a few organizational extras, you can conquer it all in style.
Make note of important dates with a whimsical notebook that fits easily into your bag.
Keep track of time with something other than your smartphone—a classic wristwatch nicely complements a work wardrobe.
A luxe business-card holder doubles as a wallet for days when you prefer to travel light.
Every woman has that one beauty product they can’t live without. Still don’t have one? Discover it here.
Neutral pink lipstick is office appropriate and looks good on almost everyone.
A modern, unisex fragrance makes for an easy-to-wear signature scent.
Every woman needs a nail polish that matches her skin tone.
Polished add-ons that stand the test of time.
Sure, big-girl sunglasses cost a pretty penny, but a classic pair like these last for years and never go out of style.
Invest in a timeless handbag you can wear during the day, at night and to work.
A chic set of flats takes you places—this suede pair can be dressed up or down, making it a truly versatile must-have.
The beauty of your 20s is that you can take chances. Behold, a few game-changing items to infuse your wardrobe with a youthful edge.
Even if delicate jewelry is your go-to, every fashion girl should own one statement necklace to punch up classic pieces.
Always be prepared for a spontaneous night out by keeping a cocktail dress in your closet—especially one that looks more expensive than it actually is.
A girl should own a quirky set of heels that adds a dose of fun to everything from evening dresses to a pair of boyfriend jeans.