A woman’s 20s is a phase beset with transitions, not only mentally, emotionally, and professionally, but also sartorially. Now is the time to do away with graphic tees, mini dresses, and bad fake leather pieces. After all, PopSugar notes that you are transforming into a grown-up with a salary and a PPP, so you may want to boot items from your closet that are not deemed as apt in the real world.
Sure, there’s nothing wrong with keeping some concert shirts and college sweats, but it’s also high time to invest in pieces that will get you through job interviews, dates, and fancy events you might find yourself attending in the future. There’s no need to spend a ton, but it’s always best not to skimp where it counts, and pick pieces that can withstand seasons and years. To help you put together your 20-something starter wardrobe, here are some clothing items you may want to consider:
An investment bag
When going from point A to point B, you obviously need something to store all your essentials in, and you won’t go wrong with an investment bag, ideally one that could go with any outfit. It would serve you best to pick a bag that you can take from home to the office to even a night out with your gal pals. Leather bags are a good option since they look professional enough for work and fancy enough for upscale establishments.
InStyle states that in fashion, one of the few unwritten rules is that a blazer is capable of dressing up any outfit. It’s one of those pieces that can spruce up a casual pants-and-tank combination, or add a sense of sophistication to a simple dress-and-flats look. It’s also definitely handy when it comes to job interviews when you want to come across as a professional. If you want to play it safe, opt for a single button or single-breasted suit as Style Crazy highlights how this style suits all body types and occasions.
A decent pair of denim jeans
What’s a capsule wardrobe without a good pair of jeans? During your 20s, it’s time that you finally leave behind your leggings and start sporting quality denim jeans. And while going on the hunt for the perfect pair of jeans may seem daunting, remember that you can always find jeans that you like and going straight to the tailor to have it customised for you.
Instead of buying a bunch of basic tank tops, you may want to turn up the ante and consider opting for figure-hugging bodysuits instead. PrettyMe’s guide to lingerie discusses how bodysuits are perfect for when you want to look sophisticated and put together, all while not putting in much effort in dressing up. They are essentially a bra and underwear in one, making them convenient and versatile. The best thing about them is they could be worn for both casual and formal occasions, considering how it’s so easy to throw on a pair of boyfriend jeans or a blazer depending on where you’re going.
A little black dress
When all else fails, a little black dress can save you from any fashion-related emergency. Entertainment Times underscores how when you have nothing to wear, an LBD will always come to the rescue. It’s a timeless classic and will always make you look your best no matter the occasion. But if you’re going on a trip with your friends or a casual party, you may want to opt for pretty summery dresses instead. As mentioned in a previous Gemma Etc. blog, a dress with a lightweight linen mix is ideal since it’s cool and breathable.
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