11 Style Secrets I Wish Someone Had Told Me Before I Turned 30

Although I've realized that being in your 30s is actually quite special, it can admittedly be daunting when faced with the reality that you'll never be a 20-something again (sorry to put it so bluntly). My way of coping with that reality as I approached 3-0 was ignoring the fact that it was happening, which wasn't that hard given that I was in a wedding on my 30th birthday… But now that I've had a little time to settle into my 30s, I've come to realize that my style has changed along with my age.

I don't consider myself someone who cares about "dressing my age." I wear what I feel comfortable wearing at any given point in my life, much of which are pieces I also wore in my 20s. That said, I've also evolved since turning 30 and come to a few new understandings about style that I wish someone had told me before I turned 30, which is exactly why I'm sharing them with you, dear reader. Obviously, everyone's sartorial experience is different, but perhaps what I've learned since turning 30 will prepare you for entering a new decade, or perhaps you can relate if you, too, have already reached that milestone.

Read on to see 11 ways in which my style has changed since turning 30 and shop pieces that I gravitate toward now.

Did your style change when you turned 30 or as you approached it? Let me know in the comments below!