12 Pieces Every Woman Should Have In Her 30s


With your career and personal life in full bloom in your 30s, you’ve likely now refined your style to truly reflect your sartorial preferences (which have certainly developed since your 20s). Relying on an amalgam of trendy statement pieces and versatile staples, you exude a more mature, elevated vibe—and we all know that building a solid foundation is the key to a chic wardrobe. In order to determine which items are essential, we’ve come up with a quick guide to the buys a woman in her 30s needs. From a dainty necklace to tailored jeans, browse through to see if you’ve checked each one off the list.

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The Staples You Need In Your 30s

Embroidered Embellished Crepe Bomber Jacket


Needle & Thread

12. Statement Jacket

When your outfit is in desperate need of a pop of color, rely on an embroidered topper to do the trick.

The Angel in Interim



11. Tailored Jeans

A well-fitting pair in a solid dark blue shade will be a weekend staple forever.

Diana C Chevron Lace Skirt



10. Midi Skirt

A printed midi skirt lends sophistication to any basic top.

Simple Chain Necklace With Stationed CZs



9. Dainty Jewelry

Delicate signature pieces are just right for everyday wear.

Emaly Tassel Leather Heeled Sandals


Rachel Zoe

8. Nude Sandals

Perfect for daytime and nights out, neutral lace-up heels are both versatile and on-trend—they can be paired with everything from sundresses to jeans.

Alexa Velvet-Trimmed Corded Lace Mini Dress


Rebecca Vallance

7. Cocktail Dress

While the LBD is an obvious choice, a chic mini rendered in decadent lace details will take you from desk to dinner in a flash.

Lace Blouse


6. Feminine Blouse

A darling blouse with ruffle adornments is both polished and romantic.

Lion Cashmere-Blend Sweater


Bella Freud

5. Cashmere Sweater

A timeless knit in gray or navy blue can be teamed with multiple pieces whether you're heading to the office or Sunday brunch.

Gianvito Rossi Suede Gianvito Pumps


FORWARD by Elyse Walker

4. Black Pumps

No-brainer pointed-toe black pumps immediately offer both height and elevated vibes to any look.

The Tee


Rag & Bone

3. White T-Shirt

Invest in a great white tee that'll stand the test of time. Pair with anything from culottes to vintage-inspired jeans.

2. Suit

A chic pantsuit is a must for any working woman. Opt for a pin-striped version over mundane black.

Ariel Pinstriped Grain de Poudre Wool Straight-Leg Pants



Arobase Pinstriped Grain de Poudre Wool Blazer



Flap Tote Bag



1. Luxe Satchel

A roomy high-quality leather bag is perfect for stowing away all your daily essentials.