You can be sure that any impeccably dressed woman has a well-stocked wardrobe. The magic doesn’t happen overnight, but you can start crafting the perfect wardrobe right now. Below are the key items every girl in her 20s should have.
The Jean Jacket
There are endless ways to wear them and the jean jacket is never going out of style. If you don’t have one, now’s the time to act; just look for one with a classic wash without embellishments or studs. Classic is always in fashion.
The Cocktail Dress
Unlike the little black dress, this is one you can have more fun with. You can wear this kind of dress to weddings, dressier date nights and any kind of cocktail function. The key is a great, flattering fit and a wow-factor element. Special details will help distinguish this piece from the party dresses you owned in college.
The Classic Skinny Jean
The classic Skinny Jean will flatter your figure and work with heels or flats. An untrue statement that many believe is that not everyone can wear the skinny jean. When done right, anyone can wear the trend as long as you pay close attention to the wash, pocket placement, and stretch.
As far as layers go, the anorak is about as cool as they come. It’s functional and it lends a quintessential cool-girl vibe to everything from your brunch gear to a Spring dress.
The Little Black Dress, also known as the LBD
No 20-something should be without the all-important LBD. Opt for one that’s sexy without revealing too much. It’s the kind you’ll wear with tights and boots during winter, to the office with a belted cardigan, and pumps for your dressier events all year round.
The Blazer is so versatile. Don’t just wear it to work; adding it to skinny jeans and pumps is an instantly sexy, sophisticated look for drinks after hours, too. Never underestimate the blazer. It can be dressed up or down, all still while looking classy, chic and sexy.
The Staple Trousers
You do need a pair of slim, skinny black pants as an alternative to jeans. You can wear them with your blazer as an alternative to a suit, add them to a silky blouse for cocktails, or dress them with a button-down for something pulled together. They’re a piece you’ll rely on season after season, year after year, so make sure you pick a pair that really fits you well.
The Colored Jean
Colored jeans are a simple way to look fashionable without actually thinking about it. So for those mornings when you really don’t know what to wear, pair a colored jean with a basic tee and blazer or printed cardigan, and you’re set to go.