Transitioning a wardrobe from college student to professional is a slow and steady process. When you are thrown into corporate America in your twenties the priority is always how to take your favorite top from work to happy hour and how to make the bodycon dress work for the office after a long night and horrible morning hangover.
But the thirties are much more sophisticated and require a little more finesse to navigate one’s social life and office attire. Here are the top 10 items your wardrobe needs to make dressing in your thirties easier than recovering from a long night of beer pong.
This is your go to piece that is metallic in color and can be thrown on with just about any outfit. This piece is important because when it’s too much for the office it’s just right for date night. It’s the chameleon in your wardrobe that makes you look effortlessly chic, even on a bad hair day.
The JLO hat
A decade ago JLO made floppy hats everywhere so chic! What I love about this hat is that you can wear it to church, out on a date, and to the beach. And whether it’s for style or to cover up a bad hair day this hat style is timeless and will never go out of style.
A smart pump is what I call a heel that is 2-3 inches in height and extremely comfortable for office use only. It’s kind of perfect for those days that you want make sure your posture is on point for a big presentation without having to worry about breaking your neck
Classic. Effortless. The go-to post to give off effortless feminine vibes.
These are easy accessories to keep on the gear shift, in your desk drawer, and next to your ring tray on the kitchen counter that you can throw on with any outfit on your way out of the door. Everyday bangles like the chic Alex and Ani designs are perfect for work and play.
Basic Black Blazer
This basic black blazer can be as detailed as you want but if you’re like me you have a few that can go a million different places while doing the job and that’s making you look completely pulled together.
Printed flats are like having the perfect opening line to an engaging conversation. They should be able to blend throughout the wardrobe and bold in color. Think stripes, leopard, or plaid for an everyday print that will fit all the basics in your closet.
Oversized frames aren’t just for hiding hangovers anymore. They’re for Sunday morning brunch with the girls so you can sit on the patio with no makeup on and still look absolutely fabulous.
Evening Clutch/Everyday Tote
This little baby should be classic but statement making. It is totally worth it to invest in a timeless black evening bag that you’ll be able to carry with you to all the major events life will throw your way. As a bonus your everyday tote should be carry everything even your clutch!
An everyday watch is one of the most important pieces for your wardrobe. It should be basic in tone (silver/gold) and design so as not complicate even your busiest everyday look.
There’s so many things a girl just simply can’t live without these days but these staples are perfect to get you started on your perfect DOT life wardrobe.