5 Chic Outfit Ideas If You're Not 22 Anymore
Let us preface this by saying that it really doesn't matter what age you are, you should wear whatever you love and feel comfortable in. At the end of the day, though, many of us do gravitate toward particular looks based on our age groups. When it comes to the post-22 life specifically, it can sometimes be difficult figuring out the type of outfits that actually work in your everyday life—because you can't quite rely on the casual college-esque ensembles you relied on for so long. You want to come across youthful, but sill sophisticated and mature, especially as you embark on all of your "firsts"—first job, grown-up apartment, etc. To help you find that perfect wardrobe balance, we rounded up five celebrity looks (all from women ages 24 to 29) to consider for every occasion in your adult life.
Keep scrolling for new outfit inspiration. And remember, if you aren't in this specific age range and love something, by all means, wear it and embrace it.
While you possibly wore your college sweats to coffee or breakfast in your early 20s, that's not always the sleekest option. You can actually stay just as comfortable if you opt for a flowy dress and an easy jacket like Vanessa Hudgens is wearing here.
Just because you're a little bit older than you used to be doesn't mean you have to cover up completely for an event. This time, ditch your bandage dress and opt for an of-the-moment cutout frock like Blake Lively.
On Blake Lively: Versace Pre-Fall 16 dress; Giuseppe Zanetti Harmony Patent-Leather Sandals ($845).
Looking for a cool yet elevated ensemble for the weekends? Take a cue from Rihanna and go for your classic jeans-and-tee combo, and dress it up with ankle boots and a sweet moto jacket.
On Rihanna: X-Girl snapback; Adam Selman x Le Specs sunglasses; Dries Van Noten jacket; Dior bracelet and tote; Citizens of Humanity 'Rocket' High Rise Skinny Jeans ($188); Céline ankle boots.
We love Emily's outfit here for a night out. An off-the-shoulder dress feels youthful and current—and not the least bit stuffy. Pair it with simple sandals and a fun bag and you're set.
On Emily Ratajkowski: Bec & Bridge dress; Oliver Peoples x The Row O'Malley NYC Sunglasses ($450); Burberry Prorsum Buckle-Embellished Suede and Textured-Leather Shoulder Bag ($1047); Stuart Weitzman Nudist Sandal ($398).
If you work in a more creative setting, Rosie's outfit here serves as great inspiration. The easiest way to look professional in a cool way? Ditch the standard blouse and go for a tank and a skinny scarf paired with your sophisticated blazer. If you can get away with leather skinnies, go for it—otherwise, slim trousers paired with ankle boots work too.
On Rosie Huntington-Whiteley: Saint Laurent SL 93 Mineral Glass Sunglasses ($345), Silk Tuxedo Scarf ($325), Boxy Fit Blazer ($1495) and Scoop-Neck Cotton Jersey T-Shirt ($390); Anita Ko Pearl and Double Marquis Diamond Lariat Necklace ($6725); Rolex watch; Neil Lane Cushion Cut Diamond and Platinum Engagement Ring ($2799); Céline bag; River Island leather pants; Alaia Embroidered Suede Ankle Boots ($1810).
Which outfit is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!