A woman enters her 30s there are certain pieces she should own that well-represent her.
Is 30 rounding the corner faster than you expected, or have you celebrated that milestone so many times at this point that you’re a pro? Whatever your situation is, there are a few classic wardrobe items every woman should own so that you’re prepared for whatever occasion comes up. We all know and love a good LBD, but what about a chic white sneaker that you can wear with many an ensemble, or a boardroom-approved dress that will help you score your dream job?
Ahead, we’ve listed 15 items every woman should own, from wardrobe classics to the party dress you always wish you had. Trust, getting dressed for any situation is about to get a lot easier.
The Perfect Jeans
(Jeans jane2 – Mango)
Whether you like skinny, flare, cropped or distressed—find the perfect jeans for you.
The Silk Blouse
(Sweet cherry tie back top – Warehouse)
It can be fancied up with a pencil skirt for work, or paired with the aforementioned jeans on weekends.
The Leather Jacket
(Quilted Jacket – Karen Millen)
This is your go-to warm (but cool-looking) layer during brisk weather.
The Black Pump
(Suede ankle strap stiletto pumps – Charles & Keith)
The most versatile piece in your wardrobe next to a white tee and jeans, black pumps work with pretty much any outfit and never go out of style.
The Matching Suit
(Pretty check suit – OASIS)
The power suit is back and in full force!
The Work Bag
(Rogue 25 with quilting and rivets – Coach)
This structured shoulder bag can fit a small laptop, tablet, and other essentials, making it the perfect purse to take to the office.
The Formal Dress
(Jussieu Jacquard Dress – Coast)
Black-tie wedding, gala, or charity event? This gown is your go-to.
The Classic Trench
(Trench coat - Max Mara)
When it's not cold enough for a pea coat or parka, reach for a trench. It'll add a little extra layer but no bulk or fuss.
The Party Dress
(Gold sequin velour T-shirt Dress – Miss Selfridge)
A fun little number (sequins, ruffles, you name it) is required for special occasions.
The Black Ankle Trouser
(Side striped wide leg trousers – Miss Selfridge)
Chicer than a pair of black skinny jeans, black trousers are perfect for a meeting or can be paired with a graphic tee for a laid-back vibe.
The Floral Dress
(Velvet rossetti midi dress – OASIS)
Have a summery, daytime dress at the ready for birthdays, baby showers, weddings, or a day dates.
The Evening Clutch
(Laminated box clutch – Max&Co.)
For nights out or glam events, swap your carry-all tote for a ladylike clutch.
The Little Black Dress
(Black pearl trim shift dress – Dorothy Perkins)
You knew about this one already, so if you don't own it yet, put the LBD at the very top of your shopping list.
The Sandal Heel
(Jolly pointed mid heel flare shoes – Topshop)
A black or metallic color will match anything in your closet and can be worn season after season.
The Statement Jewelry
(Cut out flower statement necklace – Accessorize)
Everyone needs one or two pieces of personal statement jewelry (even if you're a jewelry minimalist). We love a name necklace, initial pinky ring, or engraved cuff.
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