14 Wardrobe Essentials for Every Woman Over 30
Have you ever opened your closet and looked around exasperated, thinking, “I have nothing to wear!” Well, you’re not alone. Many women in their 30s and older have a difficult time choosing what to wear or putting together the perfect outfit each day based on the clothing they have. Thankfully, at STYLEARTIST we have a solution and these everyday outfit ideas for women are the perfect place to start! If your mission is to have a wardrobe full of a variety of items that can be mixed and matched to create fashionable and comfortable looks, pay attention to these women’s clothing must-haves. Here are some women’s wardrobe essentials you should add to your shopping list, so you never have that exasperated moment again.
1. Classic White Shirt
Our first women’s outfit tip is to ensure you have at least one white shirt. This item is a staple for every woman because it provides that professional look for the workplace but can be dressed down with a cardigan for a weekend lunch date. Pieces like the Bella Dahl shirt or this ruffle sleeve blouse are so versatile!
2. Pencil Skirts
Another classic work staple that can be dressed up or down is the pencil skirt. This item looks great on all body types. Our Vince Pencil Skirt in black is the perfect classic work piece worn with a blouse, or mix with a blazer for a monochromatic suiting look. Our Bailey 44 Herringbone skirt can be worn with a sweater and sneakers for a more business casual vibe.
The blazer is one of the most useful pieces in a woman’s wardrobe. There are endless ways for it to be worn. You can throw on the Zadig & Voltaire blazer over a plain t-shirt and jeans for a coffee date, or wear it with a blouse and dress pants or a pencil skirt for a work meeting. You can wear a double-breasted blazer over a cocktail dress for a night out, or pair it with dress pants for a stylish business suit.
Cashmere is one of the most soothing materials out there. The soft wool makes every outfit feel like pajamas, whether you’re wearing a red crewneck out on the town, or loose joggers around the house. The material is so comfy, you’ll never want to take them off!
Perhaps the most important staple of every woman’s closet is her little black dress. A good LBD double duties from day to night. It can be dressed down during the day and spiced up in the evening with a pair of statement earrings and heels. Our Bailey44 bell sleeve dress and one-shoulder sidewinder dress are two of our favourite styles.
6. The Perfect Jeans
Denim items should be a staple in your wardrobe, whether you’re 30 or 50. There are so many varieties in colour, style, fit, and material, so once you’ve found the perfect pair for you, you’ll never want to take them off. We shopped the market for the best fitting brand, which is Mother Jeans. You may prefer the way high-waisted jeans hug your curves, or you may prefer a medium rise. All of our Mother jeans provide the right amount of stretch for ultimate comfort. Pair them with your favourite sneakers for a casual look or your bright red pumps for a sexy, stylish look.
7. Oversized Sweatshirts
Oversized sweatshirts have become one of the most popular items in women’s wardrobes, no matter the age. They are comfortable and stylish and look great with a pair of jeans or a skirt. There are so many styles and materials to choose from, including knitwear or cozy cotton and polyester. This pink Ragdoll sweatshirt ads a feminine look to any casual outfit.
8. Comfy Sweats
Last, but not least, are comfy sweats. These are seriously the most relaxing and enjoyable item to wear on your body! Whether you want wide-leg fine knit sweatpants or something a little more snug, like the Ragdoll track pants, you can guarantee you’ll enjoy lounging all day. Pair them with your favourite t-shirt or hoodie and let the weekend relaxation begin!
The hottest trend in footwear for the past couple years has been sneakers. Sneakers are being worn with dresses, suits, skirts, and jeans and are being shown in every designer collection. We recommend investing in a good sneaker, as this item will work with just about anything in your wardrobe. Our ZCD Senna Bianco is the perfect white sneaker that can be worn with your dress pants for a cool business casual vibe, as well as with your denim to run around on the weekend.
A chic pair of flats is another great wardrobe staple. These are easy to slip on and perfect for walking around indoors or outdoors during the warmer seasons. Whether you prefer an edgy loafer, a simple black flat, or both, you’ll have something easy to wear while you go about your day.
11. Strappy Sandals
A classic strappy sandal works well with many outfits, from dressy to casual. Strappy sandals like the Louise et Cie heel, or the Sam Edelman black chunky heel are comfortable to wear every day and offer more support for walking than pumps.
12. Leather Bag
Every woman needs a high-quality tote. Let’s face it we all have a lot of baggage we carry around every day! We believe in investing in a tote that is made of higher quality material that will stand the test of time. The Rebecca Minkoff tote bag is spacious and sturdy, great for carrying around your books, laptop, a spare outfit, and other essentials. Another great option that adds extra flare and beauty is the top zip satchel.
Every woman needs a few comfy scarves in her wardrobe. They bring comfort and warmth during the cold seasons and work as a great shoulder throw when the office air conditioner is too strong. A scarf can be worn in infinite ways and there are many styles to choose from. Some of our faves include the Lovat & Green wool scarf, blue star scarf, and the Soia and Kyo blanket scarf.
14. Statement Jewellery
A piece of statement jewellery is a great way to dress up an outfit or add a little sparkle, there are endless items you can use. The Jenny Bird Trust Hoop earrings make a beautiful statement without going over the top and it pairs perfectly with the matching pendant, which is strung on ultra-fine box chain.
How STYLEARTIST Can Help You Find Quality Wardrobe Must-Haves
Need women’s wardrobe solutions? We can help! STYLEARTIST solves the problem for women who want to update their wardrobe, but whose lives are too busy to spend hours shopping. Our team has already done the research for you to find what’s in style for women over 30, and we’ve chosen reputable designers and brand names that every woman will love. We only select items that are age-appropriate, stylish, and high-quality.
For assistance choosing the right style for you, simply visit our web site, fill out the Style Artist pop up quiz, and you will be directed to a series of outfits you can easily shop from! You can shop the look as it is or make adjustments for an even more customized outfit.
In addition to our customized approach to online shopping, we also offer services like Sip and Shop parties where you and your friends can spend an evening shopping and trying on fashionable outfits. We also offer a fashion concierge service where one of our stylists will arrive at your home with a selection of hand-picked items that suit your lifestyle. You can try on the clothes in the comfort of your home and enjoy a personal shopping experience without the inconveniences of shopping malls. Once you’ve chosen the items you like, simply make a purchase. We make shopping easier and more successful for women!