By: Candace Lelo
Thirty is definitely a milestone year for most women. We transform from young ladies to grown women during this timeframe. One thing still stays relevant in most women’s minds, even with the transformation—fashion.
Our bodies mature as we get further up in age so we tend to have to modify our fashion sense. Midriffs and super tight, form-fitting clothing are no longer the go to for a 30-year-old woman. The subtle and not so subtle changes to the body don’t allow for the same sort of wardrobe we had in our younger days. She wants her clothes to flatter and accentuate her shape while exuding sophistication and style at the same time. So what’s a woman in her thirties to do? She is still young. And she is still a woman.
It’s about the staples. To obtain a fashionable but sophisticated look, a woman must have her staples. Shayla Courtney, style DOT-Tributor, talks about it all the time. A staple is an investment worthy piece of clothing. It can be mixed and matched to go along with other articles of clothing that are appropriate to match any setting. These are the pieces you want to invest in and spend the dollars. They will last season over season and year over year.
In this article I’ll share my five staples for the 30-somethings.
Light Weight Blazer
There are so many different cuts, styles and colors of blazers. They can easily transition from a workplace fit to after work attire in a snap. Blazers allow a woman to be stylish and professional at the same time.
Dark Blue Jeans
These are the sort of jeans that should be fitted but not “skinny jean fitted”, trendy, or ripped. Blue jeans are a perfect piece for any woman’s wardrobe and can be worn on many different occasions.
Pencil skirts are flattering, sexy and will accentuate your curves. This skirt lives happily with a fabulous shoe and a blazer. It is a piece that can be dressed up or down. You are the woman in charge. So you decide.
Black pumps can be worn on interviews, during the workday or for a night out. You can pair it with jeans, a skirt, a dress; virtually anything. It is a must have in your wardrobe.
Little Black Dress (LBD)
The variations of this dress are endless. You cannot lose. The little black dress is the sophisticated sexy wardrobe piece that just happens to be timeless because you can wear it at any stage in life. It’s the dress that embodies everything it means to be feminine and it can fit into any environment.
These are your staple items for fashionable women in their thirties: lightweight blazer, black pumps, dark blue jeans, pencil skirts and LBD. Remember, you can dress age and figure appropriate and still be fashion forward at the same time. Stay fashionably flawless.
What’s in your closet? Are there any investment pieces you have I didn’t mention? Did you like this article? Share it with a fellow DOT-Nista!