Settling into your thirties can be a daunting challenge but architecting your wardrobe for this new decade doesn’t have to be any less fun!
The weekend vibe is sweeping over us which means it is time to take stock of our current style and wardrobe. We will pick some fashion introspection over partying late at night any day as we age and make modest attempts at adulting. Is it just us or do you feel it? As one inches over 30, the number of roles we have to play keep increasing! Juggling all these responsibilities takes up every second of the day and that there’s no time to go back home to change for social occasions we have to be at. That’s why we are here to make dressing after 30 much easier for you. Read on for a wardrobe that’s amped up on ease and versatility without trying too hard:
Ace the Art of Layering
Nothing spells maturity of style as well as a layered outfit. After fangirling over Hollywood divas like Julia Roberts and Jennifer Aniston for decades, it is about time we take a few layering cues from them. Loro Piana have got all the inspiration you need. Their Canary Cashmere Cardigan in a lovely chocolate brown colour that has enough structure to make us look more put together even if we don’t feel so on the inside. Layering does not mean bundling up in shapeless shrugs and this cardigan crafted in italian wool is proof! The body skimming silhouette can be further accentuated via the accompanying waist belt. Juxtapose the snuggly look of the cardigan with a sharply pleated skirt or dress. Take the femininity of the outfit to the next level by pairing it with this beautiful cashmere silk midi skirt by Loro Piana in pastel pink. Every piece in this outfit is super comfortable but the overall outfit is still sharp. Just swap your jewellery for something more sparkly to take your look from day to night in seconds! Check out a similar cardigan by Diane Von Furstenberg in a caramel shade if you are looking for something lighter in color.
Befriend Kitten Heels and Comfortable Shoes
Probably, nothing looks more embarrassing than an adult woman struggling in heels. If they are your jam and your feet don’t cramp up in them after a few hours, then kudos! But if you are anything like us and would prefer something more comfortable then you are in for a treat. Lately, more and more legacy brands are introducing their most sought after designs in lower heels and even flat soles. This means that you don’t have to cutback on style or give up on your comfort. Our favourite for everyone over 30 is a pair of gleaming C embossed leather mules by Chloe. The beautiful berry toned shoe has been crafted in Italy with leather embossed with an imitation of crocodile effect. This one will go with everything from printed dresses and semi-formal pants. Check out the same Chloe mules in black too. If you still want to add a few more inches to your height then you can go for Rav 65 embossed heeled mules by Jimmy Choo. It’s an enviable backless investment in clean cut leather. Let this croc embossed accessory punctuate your well tailored jackets and evening looks alike.
Invest in Quality Staples
You might have heard this one before. The busier you get, the more you need clothes you can depend on. Heading to a Forever 21 or HM might not be the best idea for someone over 30 as the quality of those pieces are just not reliable. With high-octane calendars to keep up with, who has the time to keep running to the store every time a seam falls apart or the color fades after one wash? Something like a pristine white shirt and a form fitting black dress are investment worthy pieces which should last for at least a few years. The Prada Cady Dress is one such piece. It is a beautiful spin on the LBD where the ‘L’ probably stands for long rather than little. The dress ends right below the knee, has three quarter sleeves, and a v-neckline. The sheath silhouette flatters virtually every body type. It makes for the perfect canvas for bold accessories.
Have a Great Bag by Your Side
A great bag is the best accessory you can carry by your side at any age. A well-structured bag is for a woman what shiny polished shoes are for men. Rather than seeing it as an add on, we view bags as an accessory which can completely transform an outfit. A mistake maturing women often make is lugging around bulky bags stuffed with a bit too much stuff. We suggest parsing through your essentials and include only the things you need most to put in a sleek bag. A.P.C. has launched one such bag exclusively on My Theresa. The boxy shoulder bag is a sophisticated accent to any ensemble and it comes in a rich bordeaux and black colour. What makes this bag truly eternal is the fact that it has been sculpted from vegetable dyed leather which will age over time to develop a natural patina!
Everyday Stackable Jewellery
Last but not the least, it’s jewellery! The great part about growing up is having a bit more money than you had in your teens or early twenties. And what’s a more beautiful way to invest all that moolah than in some breathtaking jewels. A word of caution, steer clear of transient trends which change ever so often when investing in precious or semi-precious jewellery. That’s why we have picked out a classic chain link necklace by Oscar de La Renta to get your started. What we love about this one is that it looks equally striking worn by itself or layered with other thinner pendant chains. Pair it with pearl earrings and look like a graceful diva in no time.
Now that you have all the tricks up your sleeve, are you ready to make some beautiful additions to your closet? Begin adding your favourite pieces to cart and let us know which one you ended up picking!