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10 Items Every Woman Should Own Before 30

As the clock ticks down to the day I turn 30 (not fretting or anything) I’m becoming more of the woman I want to be. Not only emotionally and intellectually, but also when it comes to my personal style. I’m taking more risks, but also being mindful of what is appropriate for every part of my life. Knowing what works for me and what does not work for me. What I should splurge on versus what I can save on. Where and when to buy certain items. Over the past year and half I’ve really been sticking to the ‘less is more’ mindset when it comes to my wardrobe. If I purchase something new I remove something from my closet so that it’s not cluttered with pieces I no longer wear anymore. Editing and maintaining your wardrobe should not be something you do only at the start of Spring, but on a regular basis. Along with editing your wardrobe, you should also have key pieces that are considered your ‘go-to’ timeless items that will help build any look you want. These are the pieces that will help create your style uniform. The ones that will come in handy for that very important meeting, interview, first date or dinner party. I’ve rounded up my top 10 pieces every woman (and me) should own before 30.

 

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Totally Ripped

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I’m all for mixing and matching and looking a little undone at times; so in this look I left the top untucked, to give off a more laid back look. Pairing a classic piece like the blazer with ripped jeans is a mix match made in heaven. In this look there’s an equal balance between nudes and brights, and casual and classics. Instead of the classic white button up I decided to pair the blazer with a neon green sleeveless  one instead. Style tip: To take your look from the norm to the next level, choose classic pieces with a new spin on it. It can be anything from a different fabric, pattern or cut. This look is great for a casual Friday in a more creative office environment.

 

 

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Photography by Marvin Morgan

Blazer (oldie), Suzy Shier

Sleeveless button-up (oldie), Sirens

Ripped jeans (oldie), Bluenotes Jeans

Heels (oldie), Fergie

Clutch, Aldo

Shop some of my favorite pieces to get this look below!

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Crop Stuff

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Lately, this has been one of my favorite looks to wear when I go out. It’s feminine enough to show off your curves, and it also shows just the right amount of skin to remind the world that you’re also a lady. The crop top is still a huge trend – a great basic piece to have in your wardrobe to mix and match with dressy and casual pieces. Here I paired my striped piece with a satin pencil skirt and ankle strap heels all from Sirens. Kept my accessories to a minimum, all in gold and finished with a patent clutch.

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Photography by Marvin Morgan

Sirens crop top

Sirens satin pencil skirt

Sirens ankle strap heels

Value Village patent clutch

Ardene belt

Black Market bracelet

Forever 21 watch

Urban Planet snake bracelet