Many women view turning 30 as a major milestone for a number of different reasons. Striving for a promotion, preparing to get married or for the more advanced, entering motherhood!
Everything in your world starts to mature and inevitably your style evolves along with it; but of course, at the end of the day, age is nothing but a number.
While style should never be defined by your age (we are all about wearing whatever that you feel most confident and comfortable in), and being a sophisticated woman has got more to do with your state of mind rather than your appearance. However, oftentimes what we choose to wear prepares us physically and mentally.
To get us all ready for our ‘going to be awesome’ stage of our life (as Olivia Wilde put it in her open letter when she was turning 30), we have worked out 5 things that you shouldn’t still be wearing post 29.
#1 Ill fitting undergarments
Undergarments are the foundation to any outfit. In your twenties, you’ve probably experimented with lots of different styles, now it’s time to stick with the ones with a great fit that can boost your self confidence and toss out all the rest that don’t fit. Find out how to find the right bra for your body shape here!
#2 Poorly made clothes
When you enter your 30s, it’s time to rethink your wardrobe and live by the buy now, wear forever theory. Stop buying cheap poorly made clothes on impulse just because they are easy on the pocket and satisfy your impromptu shopping desire! These clothes tend to fall apart after a couple of wears. You wouldn’t want to be caught having loose threads flailing around the seams or having a missing button during a presentation, right?
To save yourself from having to replace your clothes all the time, it’s advisable to buy clothing made out of natural materials such as cotton, silk and wool. Their price points might be higher than their fake counterparts (e.g. polyester, acetate and rayon) but they withstand wear and washing much better.
#3 Heels that you can’t walk in
High heels are beautiful, but they are not a necessity. Don’t feel pressurised to wear them because the the fashion industry and society told you it’s “stylish” to do so. If you don’t feel comfortable in them, leave them off. There are plenty of equally chic flats that can give you the same amount of style points.
#4 Jewellery that makes your skin turn green
We are not saying that you can only wear fine jewellery the moment you hit 30 (we are great advocates of looking luxe on a budget) but you should ensure that you are not buying jewellery with harmful substances that might negatively impact your skin. A lot of cheap jewelry is made with inexpensive alloys (that’s acceptable) but avoid plastic pieces that are just painted and coated to look like metal.