Your 20s are an exciting time fashion-wise. Not only do you graduate from the sweatpants-and-slides combo you wore through college, but, more importantly, you also get to explore and find your true personal style as an adult. And that starts with identifying key items to build your wardrobe around.
While you may have an idea of a few items to test out, we’re arming you with seven must-have pieces some of our favorite (and chicest!) celebs can't stop wearing to spark style inspiration. From Kendall Jenner’s go-to coat to a Taylor Swift–approved skirt, you won’t want to navigate your 20s without these pieces. Each wardrobe staple is easy to mix and match with what’s already sitting in your closet but also makes for a standout piece all on its own.
Keep scrolling to check out the items 20-somethings are wearing now that you should 100% try. You can shop each piece as well!
On Kendall Jenner: Alessandra Rich jumpsuit; Sally LaPointe coat; Derek Lam scarf; Kenneth Cole Kam Sneakers ($50); Dior sunglasses; Céline bag.
A sleek, tailored coat instantly dresses up a laid-back look.
On Kendall Jenner: Saint Laurent sunglasses; Hermès Birkin Bag ($12,500); Céline sneakers.
Try a coat in classic black or camel for a sophisticated staple.
On Rosie Huntington-Whiteley: Étoile Isabel Marant shirt; Chloé jacket; Paige Transcend Hoxton Jeans ($134); Giuseppe Zanotti boots; Saint Laurent Classic Sac de Jour Leather Tote ($3490); Stella McCartney sunglasses; Jennifer Meyer Bar Necklace ($2200); Anita Ko rings.
For an ultra-flattering look, style black boots with coordinated dark jeans.
On Rosie Huntington-Whiteley: Reformation coat; James Perse Cotton-Jersey T-Shirt ($75); Paige jeans; Tom Ford Miranda Leather Tote ($2950); Vetements Black Leather Ankle Boots ($1585); Saint Laurent Oversized Square Sunglasses ($345); Foundrae necklace; Gucci Double G Buckle Leather Belt ($420).
Swap sneakers for ankle boots to dress up a daytime look.
On Rosie Huntington-Whiteley: Saint Laurent shirt, jacket, and boots; Paige Transcend Hoxton Jeans ($134); Givenchy bag; Ray-Ban sunglasses; Anita Ko earrings, necklace, and rings.
Whether you prefer leather or suede, you can't go wrong with this classic style.
On Taylor Swift: Brandy Melville skirt; Frye heels; J. Mendel bag.
For daytime, opt for a denim or corduroy skirt, then swap in leather for nighttime.
On Gigi Hadid: Tommy Hilfiger Collection jacket and trousers; ZCD Montréal Senna Sneaker ($398).
Use sneakers to dress down a cool evening look.
On Selena Gomez: Chanel dress; Louis Vuitton Trocadero Bag ($2880); Guiseppe Zanotti pumps.
Make the black dress a go-to for dressing up.
On Selena Gomez: David Koma dress; Dior Homme Composit 1.0 Sunglasses ($610); Jenni Kayne heels.
For daytime, choose a style with sheer sleeves or lace details.
On Ashley Benson: Balenciaga bag; Ullu iPhone case ($209).
A cropped style is versatile and can easily go from day to night.
On Ashley Benson: Givenchy bag.
For a night out, layer a jacket over an all-black ensemble.