Our wardrobes are constantly a work in progress. As we get older we really start to focus on quality essentials and less on trends. We start to realize it is more important to have fewer pieces that easily mix and match together. Pieces that are classic/timeless and that can last more than one season. No longer do we feel the need to have a closet filled with impulse purchases that last only a few wears.
The 10 wardrobe essentials listed below are what we all need to get the most out of our wardrobes. They are classic staples that will truly help you to build a well-rounded, timeless wardrobe.
Wardrobe Essentials for Women in Their 30s
1. A Pair of Well Fitting Jeans
Finding the perfect pair of jeans can feel like a never-ending search, so when you find a pair that works for you, buy them! Preferably in multiple washes. The perfect shade of blue and a pair of black jeans are an absolute must for a well-rounded wardrobe. If you find the perfect jean in white, I’d scoop those up too!
2. A Blazer
With a pair of jeans and a graphic tee or a pair of slacks for a business casual look, it’s a piece that instantly elevates any look and a must for any woman’s wardrobe. A well-tailored blazer should definitely be the initial go-to, but an oversized boyfriend blazer has also proven to be a worthy investment in my wardrobe.
3. Black Pumps
Just like the blazer, a pair of black pumps can instantly transform an outfit. From going out to going to work, they are the pair of shoes that will not only elevate your look but will make you feel like a powerhouse.
4. A White T-Shirt
Finding the perfect white t-shirt can be just as hard to find as the perfect jeans, but when you finally do, your wardrobe options will be endless. A well-fitting t-shirt can be paired with just about anything and is, therefore, an absolute must.
5. A Leather Jacket
A good leather jacket can make you feel invincible and my leather jacket is probably one of my favorite things in my wardrobe. It’s a great piece to throw on over jeans and tee or pair with a feminine dress for a bit of edge.
6. White Sneakers
I totally underestimated the need for white sneakers in my wardrobe. Since having them, I’ve been able to pair them with pretty much everything and I am convinced they are must for everyone. They add the perfect cool factor to any outfit.
7. A Go-To Dress
Whether it’s an LBD or something more casual that fits your lifestyle, a dress that you can always reach for is necessary. It should be a classic fit and color, so it’s timeless and a piece you can wear more than once.
8. Classic Trench
A classic trench coat is always on a list of must-haves, but I feel like people don’t pay much attention to. I swear though, it is definitely is a worthwhile investment. It’s a piece that always looks incredibly chic and it will never go out of style.
9. A Chambray Shirt
A chambray top has long been a go-to for me. It is one of those pieces I’m not sure how I lived without. Most lists will include a white button-up and while that is a great piece to have in your wardrobe, I find myself reaching for the chambray much more frequently. I believe it to be just as versatile as the white button-up.
10. Real Workout Clothes
Let’s be real, we all spend more time in our workout clothes than necessary. A pair of well-fitting leggings, a good, supportive sports bra, and comfortable sneakers will make a world of difference for our everyday wardrobe or for when we really do workout.