Hot Stuff: Fashion pieces to own before you are 30

March 28, 2018
Check out four staple pieces every woman should have in her wardrobe before she reaches this milestone

At 27, I am slowly transitioning from my 20s to my 30s. As my personal life, world views and career matures, my style needs to as well. By 30, it is important to have figured out how to shop, how much you actually need and why spending more on single pieces that will last longer and buying fewer trendy pieces that only last a few seasons is the way to go.

Here are four staple pieces every woman should have in her wardrobe before she hits 30.

Quality black comfortable heels

The trick is to spend a little extra on quality. Opt for a classic black pair of heels that will last you a lifetime and the best part is, they will work with anything. If you are a bit more style conscious, go for a kitten heel, like these Kurt Geiger Celinas, or else you can try a block heel, like these Clarks Deva Mae heels, if comfort is your priority.

Dh230 from Kurt Geiger,

Dh425 from Clarks

A blazer you can throw on anything

Invest in this piece from Massimo Dutti. A blazer, whether black or grey, can upgrade any simple outfit. Wear it at work over a shift dress, or on the weekend with mom jeans and a T-shirt. This slim fit crepe blazer with contrasting buttons will remain a staple piece in your wardrobe for years to come.

Dh835 from Massimo Dutti

A timeless timepiece

The perfect time to invest in a watch is in your late 20s or early 30s. Your best bet is a classic silver stainless steel watch. The roman numerals add elegance and timelessness to this Longines Women’s Les Grandes Classiques watch.

Dh3,825 from Rivoli Group

A handbag to rule them all

As you near closer to 30, you should probably own one quality handbag. It’s officially that time in your life. Whether you splurge on a designer piece, like this Zac by Zac Posen Eartha Shopper B, which exudes polished style and functionality, or perhaps you decide to go classic and affordable, with this Charles and Keith structured bag. Whatever you do, make sure it’s a style that will last you at least another five years.

Dh2,050 From Zac Posen on

Dh429 from Charles and Keith