Your 20s are a time for exploration and discovery—especially when it comes to fashion. And while you’re always evolving, you tend to have a better grasp on your style by the time you hit 30. As a result, you most likely have a wardrobe filled with essentials that help shape your everyday look. But it’s those trend-driven seasonal staples that ultimately keep your look current. So what are the pieces 30-year-olds should invest in this spring? We’re filling you in on the 10 must-haves to add to your closet stat. Of course, these trends aren’t necessarily specific to 30-year-olds. If you’re a different age and love something you see here, by all means embrace it!
Keep scrolling to check out the items worth testing out this season—and shop each one, too.
Sure, you may have a few standard blazers hanging in your closet, but you’re well into your career now and need a statement style that will show everyone who’s boss.
You should have a forward and sophisticated pair of jeans at 30—something you can wear on casual Friday but also out and about on the weekends. We’re loving cropped flares as an update to the boyfriend jeans you wore in your 20s.
Looking for a versatile shoot that will work for the office and cocktails afterward? On-trend crisscross mules are your best bet this season. They’re sophisticated enough, but playful too.
We get that sneakers may skew younger, but they totally work for any age—especially the polished all-white silhouettes that are so popular right now. We love the idea of slipping into a fresh pair of kicks as an alternative to flats for Saturday brunch.
You need a few pretty dresses for all of the events (especially the weddings that happen in your 30s!) you have on your iCal. This season, it’s all about the slip dress. The beauty of the simple style is that you can wear a multitude of different ways—with a shirt layered underneath for a more casual affair or by itself with a fancy wrap for a more formal soirée.
Updated takes on the classic button-down were all over the spring runways (we’re looking at you, Ellery and Vetements)—and we’re so happy about it. Every 30-year-old needs a go-to blouse they feel confident in, and a reworked shirt in a unique silhouette will help you stand out from the rest.
While it’s always smart to invest in classic jewels that will withstand the test of time as you get older, it’s totally okay to have a little fun (no matter your age) with a very right-now set of shoulder-grazing statement earrings. They’re perfect for a night out!
It’s always smart to invest in an everyday bag that will go with everything in your closet and make you feel powerful. This season, we’re so into sophisticated top-handle bags—they’re an instant way to elevate and add polish to your ensemble.
If there’s one skirt style to try this season, make it a pleated iteration (hello, Gucci!). A knee-length style is appropriate and will look nice with a multitude of different work separates.
A one-shoulder top is not only current, it’s also an elevated approach to night-out dressing—much better than the thin, barely-there tops you probably wore in your 20s.
What items do you think 30-year-olds should add to their closets this spring? Let us know in the comments below!
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