Fashion is meant to be fun, but sometimes the best way to put your seasoned style skills to use is by creating looks that feel both smart and sophisticated. Whether you’re assembling the perfect interview outfit or simply want to try a more grown-up approach to dressing, these 16 tips are sure to help you step it up!
Scroll down to find out how to make your look more grown-up, and don’t forget to shop your favourite pieces at the end!
We know the half-tuck is a go-to for cool girls everywhere, but when push comes to shove, a tucked-in shirt is more sophisticated.
Instead of wearing a jean jacket, upgrade your look with a minimal denim top.
No need to suppress your inner adventurist; just be sure you’re not going overboard (translation: no sheer tops at the office). We suggest a printed jumpsuit worn with a structured coat.
Nothing feels more grown-up than a beautiful A-line dress!
If you’re opting for staples like a button-down shirt and pencil skirt, forego rule #1 and play around with your shirt tuck.
Sometimes a fully buttoned shirt is all it takes to elevate your look.
If you love bright colours you can skip to the next slide, but there’s something about subdued colours that make us feel wise and confident.
Evenly distributing one colour throughout your look reads polished.
Three words: Less is more.
If you prefer less form-fitted clothing, pick one piece to scale back on, like a cropped turtleneck worn with a slouchy blazer and wide-leg trousers.
Though a killer pencil skirt is instrumental to the grown-up look, menswear-inspired pieces are equally as empowering.
A style savvy woman knows how to mix and match her favourite pieces!
Swap out a busy necklace for a classic piece, like a printed silk scarf.
The Olsens pair their long skirts with loafers, and so can you.
Sure, it’s a little somber, but it’s chic and it works!
Wear a crop top like a grown-up, and pair it with high-waisted trousers that only reveal a tiny sliver of skin.
Keep scrolling to shop our favourite grown-up pieces!