Five Ways My Style Changed Since I Turned 30

style in your 30's

 

Last October, I celebrated my 31st birthday. I entered my 30s more sure of myself and my personal style.  In my 20s I enjoyed wearing unique items, vintage avant-garde pieces and  had a lot of fun expressing myself through my style. In my 30s, I now prefer a feminine, sophisticated and polished look.  Nevertheless, on the weekends I love wearing a look that’s both polished AND playful. Here are five ways my style changed since turning 30:

 

  1. I started investing in more quality pieces. In my 20s, trendy unique items usually caught my eye, and while they still do, nowadays I hone in on pieces based on their quality, style and longevity. I’ve learned that having a collection of key quality pieces make for a better wardrobe than a closet filled with trendy items.
  2. I focused on establishing a neutral foundation. As I wrote in this post, neutral pieces  go with almost anything, which helsp me to create multiple different outfits with a few pieces.  I dig a sophisticated look,  and lately I find myself drawn to classic pieces in neutral colors so that I can mix-and-match to my heart’s content. 
  3. I became a bit more conservative. I didn’t anticpate this one, but more and more I stray away from clothing that I deem “too short” or “too tight.” While I strongly advocate that people should express their style in the way they choose, I find myself feeling more comfortable in clothing that are less revealing.  Maybe I am becoming my mother, or maybe it’s age, but the midi dress is quickly replacing the mini dress in my closet. 
  4. My work wardrobe outgrew my play wardrobe . I spend more time at work than anywhere else. As a result, I find that my work wardrobe is quickly outgrowing my “play” clothing. In fact, more and more I find myself purchasing items I can wear for both work and play.
  5.  I developed a new found appreciation for investment bags and jewelry.  Because there’s nothing wrong with adding a little luxury to your style and wardrobe!

Has your style changed over the years? What changes have you noticed?

 

Five Chic Weekender Bags for Your Next Getaway

 

With vacation/travel season underway, check out these chic weekender bags for your next long weekend trip. These bags are also perfect as carry-ons. Enjoy!

  1. Sole Society Mille

 

chic weekender bag

 

2. Ted Baker Weekender Bag

 

chic weekender bags

 

3. Kate Spade Leland Weekender

kate spade Leland Weekender

 

4. Weekender Backpack

 

weekender Backpack

 

5. Sole Society Cassidy

 

cassidy sole society

How to Transform Your Work Look From Day to Night

 day to night

 

Hi Lovelies,

In my latest Youtube video, I share a few tips on how you can transform your work outfit from day to night. Most times when I attend events after work, I leave straight from my workplace to the event. As a result, I learned how to quickly and easily transform a daytime work look into something that’s more appropriate for dinner, happy hour, a date or other events. I am sharing a few of my my day-to-night transformation tips with you in the video below. Enjoy, and please subscribe to my Youtube channel for more of these videos!