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.
The Staples You Need In Your 30s
12. Statement Jacket
When your outfit is in desperate need of a pop of color, rely on an embroidered topper to do the trick.
11. Tailored Jeans
A well-fitting pair in a solid dark blue shade will be a weekend staple forever.
10. Midi Skirt
A printed midi skirt lends sophistication to any basic top.
9. Dainty Jewelry
Delicate signature pieces are just right for everyday wear.
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.
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.
6. Feminine Blouse
A darling blouse with ruffle adornments is both polished and romantic.
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.
4. Black Pumps
No-brainer pointed-toe black pumps immediately offer both height and elevated vibes to any look.
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.
A chic pantsuit is a must for any working woman. Opt for a pin-striped version over mundane black.
1. Luxe Satchel
A roomy high-quality leather bag is perfect for stowing away all your daily essentials.