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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.

 

6 Ways To Wear A Leather Jacket

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No doubt about it, the leather jacket is a wardrobe staple and one item anyone can rock. It’s versatile and can dress up or dress down an outfit – whether at the office, out running errands or out for the night. These days, the leather jacket is frequently seen in color and that can add some pop and tone that tough look down a bit. So whether your style is the classic, crop or color, there’s a leather jacket out there to fit anyone’s style. See below some of my favorite looks put together by some oh so stylish ladies.

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A leather jacket paired with a white shirt and jeans is a solid classic look. See how she leaves one part of her shirt hanging, this is a great to make your outfit look effortless.

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A quick and easy way to pulling off the leather jacket is to simply wear a matching top and bottom. She went a bit further here taking some risks, adding some metallic to this look.

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This is look is perfect for casual Fridays at the office. A good rule to keep in mind when wearing two colors in your outfit is to pair complementary color with each other. Sporting teams are a great place to see this rule play out.

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If it’s the complete rocker chic look you’re going for – this look is it! Leather jacket, leather pants, leather bag and leather booties and you’re good to go.

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Yes it’s okay to wear a leather jacket in the summer, I promise! Cutoffs plus an oversize basic tee and open-toes with your leather jacket thrown over the shoulder. Try it!

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A full patterned skirt is the perfect pairing for a crop leather jacket. Because there’s a balance with the femininity of the skirt and the toughness of the jacket, finished off with pumps, it works. This is something you can definitely wear to an event or dinner date.