While there are no set rules on what you should wear depending on your age (wear whatever you feel confident in!), we have noticed pieces celebrities tend to avoid past 30. To give you a sense of the items you might want to think twice about, we rounded up the dos and don’ts of celeb dressing in the post-29 world.
To be honest, a lot of these rules can be applied to any age group, but especially as you enter into full-blown adulthood, things like investing in poor-quality suits, buying clothes that don’t fit you properly, and more, are less acceptable. Ahead, you’ll find our celeb-inspired comprehensive list of things to toss, plus the pieces you should be buying in order to abide by these stylish tips.
Keep scrolling to check out what A-listers like Amal Clooney, Sarah Jessica Parker, and more don’t wear over the age of 30. Plus, shop the items they choose instead!
Once the early post-college years are over, it’s okay to ditch the lower-quality suit you picked up from a store and wore straight away for your first job interview.
On Amal Clooney: Dolce & Gabbana blazer, pants, and tote; Paul Andrew Zenadia Pumps ($675).
Wear this with the matching skirt.
This looks cool styled with track pants.
Dress yours down with sneakers.
Try wearing a blazer without a shirt underneath for a weekend look.
Sneakers are appropriate for any age, but there’s an art to styling trainers to feel elevated. The easiest way to make sneakers feel grown-up? Don’t pair them with gym clothes when you’re out and about.
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On Victoria Beckham: Cutler and Gross sunglasses; Adidas sneakers.
Tap into French-girl style with these from Étoile Isabel Marant.
Wear yours with everything from skirts to jeans.
Typical Converse sneakers get an upgrade in leather.
These low-tops are the ultimate staple.
There’s no need to wear items that don’t fit. You should embrace your body and wear what will not only look great but also make you feel great.
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Every woman should have a camel coat in her closet.
A tailored coat immediately pulls a look together.
The perfect office look.
Wear these with pointed flats in the summer and ankle boots in the fall.
While you may not have had a clear sense of your personal style in your early 20s, you probably understand it a bit more as you get older. (Remember: It’s okay that it’s always evolving.) Try to avoid outfits that don’t feel authentic to you.
On Beyoncé: Self-Portrait dress; Saint Laurent Classic Motorcycle Jacket ($4990); Manolo Blahnik pumps.
Don't shy away from bold pieces.
Make a statement with this luxe velvet robe.
The perfect complement to straight-leg jeans.
Swap out your typical trousers for a floral-printed version.
As Coco Chanel said, “Always remove one thing before you leave the house.” We couldn’t agree more. While you might have piled on accessories to try to make an outfit feel complete in your 20s, a few really strong extras that will subtly enhance your look are all you need.
Instantly transform your outfit by topping it with a wide belt.
This will last season after season.
Wear this around your neck or tie it to your bag.
Classic and modern.
What items do you think women over the age of 30 should wear? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
This post has been updated by Kristen Nichols.