Your 20s were fun and all (remember when hangovers didn’t bog you down like they do now?), but most likely it felt like a trial-and-error period when questionable pieces ended up in your closet. Your 30s brings a sense of establishment both professionally and personally, which means your wardrobe should reflect your developed confidence and style. Thus, it’s time to overhaul your closet, replacing grown-out pieces with new staples that’ll transform your look from green to experienced. Ahead, our guide to the ten items every woman in her 30s needs.
Style Essentials For Your 30s
Abbreviated hems are still in the game, but micro minis that hit below the bum should be retired. Try a midi skirt with an asymmetric hem, which keeps the modest length cool.
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If crop tops were your go-to, opt for a more polished look via a high-neck blouse with feminine frills to wear with everything from jeans to skirts.
Velvet And Mesh Mini Dress
Ditch skin-tight club minis for a chic cocktail dress that's both flirty and elegant. Don it for dinner, date night and after-work drinks.
14KT Yellow Gold Diamond Jagged Bar Necklace
Toss old, rusted, cheap jewelry and invest in simple, timeless baubles you'll never want to take off.
Polka Dot High Heel Court Shoes
By now you've learned sky-high stilettos aren't very practical for an on-the-go lifestyle. Go for an of-the-moment mid-heel or kitten-heel slingback that's equally fashion-forward and comfortable.
Replace your ratty college tees with a quality striped option that you can dress up or down. It'll be the most versatile piece you own.
Pixie Medium Leather And Suede Shoulder Bag
Carry your essentials in a sleek top-handle rendered in luxe leather or suede instead one of the canvas totes you've collected over the years.
Belted Cropped Cotton-Blend Pants
Switch from ill-fitting pants to wide-leg trousers you can throw on for work.
Proenza Schouler Flat Slides
Exchange basic ballet flats for a fashion-forward pointed-toe with a backless design.
Osborne One-Shoulder Flared Stretch-Crepe Jumpsuit
A one-and-done jumpsuit is a grown-up version of a romper that's far more elevated.