The Most Important Style Skills You Should Master By Age 30

Consider this your handy primer for the fashion know-how your mama didn’t teach you.

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    Do you know how to tie a tie? What about how to organize your closet the right way or how to make the most of your legs? We could all probably use a little help with our style skill set, so we went ahead and rounded up the top talents you should have under your proverbial belt by age 30. Click through for your master class in everything fashion.

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    By age 30 you should have mastered…

    how to edit your closet.

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    By age 30 you should have mastered…

    how to care for your bathing suits, so you don’t have to constantly replace them.

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    PHOTO: You Are Here

    By age 30 you should have mastered…

    how to pack for a work trip like a real grown-up.

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    PHOTO: Kayture

    By age 30 you should have mastered…

    how to dress when you’ve had an (over) indulgent brunch.

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    By age 30 you should have mastered…

    how to look sexy without overdoing it.

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    PHOTO: Gastro Chic

    By age 30 you should have mastered…

    how to make the most of your legs.

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    By age 30 you should have mastered…

    how to ace the office dress code.

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    By age 30 you should have mastered…

    how to dress for a formal event without looking like you’re at prom.

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    PHOTO: Lucy Laucht

    By age 30 you should have mastered…

    a signature look you can call your own (a.k.a. your personal style).

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    By age 30 you should have mastered…

    how to pose for a picture so you won’t have to do a million retakes.

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    By age 30 you should have mastered…

    how to dress for comfort, without looking like a slob.

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    PHOTO: Le 21 Eme

    By age 30 you should have mastered…

    how to make a major fashion purchase, without regretting it later.

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    By age 30 you should have mastered…

    how to pack your purse correctly.

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    By age 30 you should have mastered…

    how to shop a sale the right way.

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    By age 30 you should have mastered…

    how to organize your jewelry box, because tangled necklaces are such a drag.

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    By age 30 you should have mastered…

    how to make your life a little easier thanks to fashion hacks.

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    PHOTO: Mija

    By age 30 you should have mastered…

    how to not to blow your shopping budget.

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    By age 30 you should have mastered…

    how to care for your leather properly, so you can give that vintage Chanel purse to your daughter.

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    By age 30 you should have mastered…

    how to shop your own closet, because you don’t really need another blazer.

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    By age 30 you should have mastered…

    how to keep your closet organized, for good this time.

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    By age 30 you should have mastered…

    how to layer necklaces the right way.

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    By age 30 you should have mastered…

    how to tie a tie—always an easy way to impress a guy.

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    PHOTO: Fashion Vibe

    By age 30 you should have mastered…

    how to look put together, even when you feel anything but.

    Which style skills would you like to learn? Let us know in the comments below.

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