If you’re in your 30’s and looking to enhance your wardrobe, these are some key ways to keep a professional appearance while sticking to your unique style.
Go for a Blouse and Trousers Look
Move away from your standard pantsuit and start to shake things up. One easy way to do that is with basic blouses and wide-leg trousers.
With this look, you can move from the office to the meeting room, looking professional and original. Mix things up by going high-wasted, skinny, or boot cut. Whatever makes you feel good.
Rethink Your Footwear
Investing in sleek flats or comfortable heels can elevate any outfit you put on. It’s hard to let go of our standard sneakers and stiletto heels, but you’ll be surprised by how comfortable and put together simply changing out your footwear is.
Think about low-heeled slip-on or a comfortable pair of flats. These pieces are worth spending a bit of money on, so they last longer.
Midi-length Reads More Professional
Letting go of the mini-skirt is a work-in-progress, but you’ll be surprised by how much more versatile a midi-length one is. Not only does it keep you looking more sleek and professional, but you can mix and match it with many of your favorite styles.
As we get older, it’s still okay to have our unique style, yet essential to growing in 0ur professional appearances.
Invest in Basics
From a blazer to comfortable heels, investing in an excellent piece that will carry you through all the seasons is important. Gone are the days of throwing away money for blazer after blazer at H&M.
Take the time to narrow down the pieces you wear and start looking for versions you know you’ll be happy with despite changing trends. It becomes more critical as you begin to invest in your financial wellness. The upfront cost of a tremendous basic far outweighs the cost of rebuying things again and again.
Invest in Your Jewelry
Once you hit 30, turning your skin green with cheap jewelry isn’t a good look. Now is the time to invest in classic pieces you’ll want to put on every single day.
You might spend a pretty penny on great pieces, but it will be worth it in the long run, especially if you find ones you love. In fact, to keep your style unique, consider investing in custom designs you have a hand in.
Start Looking for a Tailor
Ill-fitting clothes don’t look great on anyone. If you have the means, your 30’s are a great time to starting looking for an affordable tailor. The better your clothes fit, the better you’ll feel in them.
And when you feel good, you get excited about getting dressed every day.
Say Goodbye to Old Sneakers
Once your shoes start looking like you’ve had them for years, it’s time to say goodbye to them. Not only can a new pair improve your overall appearance, but your feet should have supportive shoes.
After you’ve had them a few years, they’ll both look old and feel less comfortable. That’s when you know it’s time to move on.
As you move into your 30’s, it’s more comfortable for your outfit to reflect who you are and what you’re about. Make sure you’re putting your money where it matters.