5 Wardrobe Investment Pieces to Have in Your 30s


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You've likely heard the phrase "investment pieces" a handful of times. They're basically classic wardrobe staples that never lose their allure. You can wear them season after season, and they can be worn and styled in a handful of ways. One important thing to keep in mind: Don't be scared by the price tag, because although it may seem steep at the time, we're talking about forever pieces.

They come with great cost per wear, and you can always lean on them. Though our style evolves as we get older, some staples simply will always have a place in our closet. Ahead, we break down five wardrobe investment pieces to have in your 30s. And if you don't yet own these, there's no better time than now. Read on to see and shop our edit of the closet essentials every 30-year-old should have on rotation.

A sleek blazer

If you don't yet own the perfect blazer, now's the time. This is one piece you will wear forever—we're not kidding. Whether for work or play, a sleek blazer is the perfect, refined top layer.

Versatile jeans

This one's a no-brainer. You'll likely always have a jeans outfit in your dressing routine because it really is one of the most versatile of bottoms. Dress them up or dress them down, and wear them for work or play. Jeans are a mainstay, so when you find the right pair, stick with them.

Comfortable trousers

Much like jeans, a tailored pair of trousers rendered in a quality fabric will forever be your go-to, especially for more formal outings. Though sometimes, these bottoms may come with a bigger price tag, know it's one wardrobe investment piece to have in your 30s.

A little black dress

The little black dress was made iconic by Audrey Hepburn, and it will forever be a wardrobe staple because it's a classic, versatile piece that withstands time and trends. Invest in it now because you can always turn to it, whether for a more formal look or a more casual one.

A tailored coat

When looking for a tailored coat that you can wear season after season, it's important to pick one in a simple color (or a pattern that likely won't go out of style anytime soon). A sleek cut and belted detailing are two other things to look out for.

Next up, the best investment piece for winter.

Eva Thomas