13 Going on 30, the film starring Jennifer Garner got it right – it’s awesome to be thirty, flirty and thriving! The 30s are the best decade for a woman’s style. You’ve tried and tested different looks to finally arrive at a wardrobe full of mature and fashionable pieces that are perfect for you. But while you may have discovered your personal style, have you ticked off the classic essentials every 30-something woman must have? Check them out!
#1 A White Button-down Shirt
A must-have wardrobe staple, a white button-down shirt is perfect for any occasion. Be it brunch with the girls, or a boardroom meeting with your boss, a white shirt can be styled in different ways to suit the mood. Dress it up with a statement necklace or dress it down by layering a chic blazer – choosing the right accessory can make a world of difference.
#2 Baggy-fit Boyfriend Jeans
Boyfriend jeans are the best go-to style when you want something comfy. They’re not too clingy, nor are they unflatteringly baggy. Team up a pair of cuffed boyfriend jeans with a bright tee or a tucked in button-down shirt. Accessorize with layered necklaces and a chunky watch to get the perfect weekend look.
#3 The Little Black Dress
Every woman must have an LBD that she can turn to in times of need. When you don’t have time to think about what to wear for the after-work party, a little black dress will come to the rescue. Pair it with colour-block pumps for a party or slip into metallic flats for a casual dinner.
#4 A Stunning Leather Handbag
A good, quality leather handbag speaks a lot about your style. Pick yours with precision – invest in one that is chic enough to go with multiple outfits and large enough to hold your daily essentials. It’s best to opt for nude colours like black, beige, white, tan, teal or brown hues that easily complement any outfit.
#5 Nude Strappy Sandals
Whether it’s a red-carpet outfit, a formal business suit, or a casual playsuit, a pair of nude strappy sandals can elevate any ensemble. Choose from a plethora of nude shades – from beige to pastel pinks and you won’t regret the investment.
#6 A Classic Cashmere Sweater
This one is an essential for every woman who wants to beautifully showcase her sense of style. A classic cashmere sweater spells elegance and glamour. Whether you wear it with a pair of skinny jeans or a pleated skirt, a cashmere sweater in pastel hues is perfect for winter evening soirees. Also, it doesn’t hurt to have one in a classic grey of black style.
#7 A Dashing Denim jacket
When casual Friday calls, a denim jacket kept handy can instantly spruce up your style. Throw it on over your shirt and trousers to quickly take your look from boardroom-ready to bar-appropriate. Swipe on some red lipstick and you’re good to go!
#8 The Trendy Trench Coat
This classic coat is the ideal way to make a fashion statement. Structured yet comfy, throwing it over a T-shirt or a silk blouse can give your whole look a sophisticated touch.
#9 A Luxe Leather Jacket
Been planning to invest in a good leather jacket for months, but still haven’t made the purchase? Time to stop thinking and start buying. It’s a classic accessory that can never go out of style. Wear it over a circle skirt or a pair of distressed jeans and turn heads wherever you go.
If you already have these, you’re on the right track; If not, you’ve got your pre-planned weekend shopping list!