Your 20s are a time for exploration and discovery—especially when it comes to fashion. And while you’re always evolving, you tend to have a better grasp on your style by the time you hit 30. As a result, you most likely have a wardrobe filled with essentials that help shape your everyday routine. But it’s those trend-driven seasonal staples that ultimately keep any look current.
So what are the pieces 30-year-olds should invest in this spring? We’re filling you in on the 10 must-haves to add to your closet stat. Of course, these trends aren’t necessarily specific to 30-year-olds—they're just a solid injection of newness for those who have got their basics in check—so if you’re a different age and love something you see here, by all means embrace it.
Keep scrolling to check out the items worth testing out this season—and shop each one, too.
Sure, you may have a few standard blazers hanging in your closet, but now's the time to grab a statement style that will show everyone who’s boss.
You should have a forward and sophisticated pair of jeans at 30—something you can wear on casual Friday but also out and about on the weekends. We’re loving cropped flares as an easy upgrade from boyfriend jeans.
Looking for a versatile shoe that will work for the office and cocktails afterward? On-trend crisscross mules are your best bet this season. They’re grown-up enough, but playful and comfortable too.
Sneakers can work at any age. Relax into the idea of slipping into a fresh pair of kicks as an alternative to flats for Saturday brunch—a bright white box-fresh pair will always feel on the right side of smart.
You need a few pretty dresses for all of the events (the wedding schedule is insane right now, right?) you have on your iCal. This season, it’s all about the slip dress. The beauty of the simple style is that you can wear one slip dress in multitude of different ways—with a shirt layered underneath for a more casual affair or by itself with a fancy wrap for a more formal soirée.
Updated takes on the classic button-down were all over the spring runways (we’re looking at you, Ellery and Vetements)—and we’re so happy about it. Every 30-year-old needs a go-to shirt they feel confident in, and a reworked shirt in a unique silhouette will help you stand out from the rest.
While it’s always smart to invest in classic jewels that withstand the test of time, it’s totally okay to have a little fun (no matter your age) with set of sculptural, shoulder-grazing statement earrings. This kind of graphic style ranks way above costume bling right now.
It’s always smart to invest in an everyday bag that will go with everything in your closet and make you feel powerful. This season, get into elegant top-handle bags—they’re an instant way to elevate and add polish to your ensemble.
If there’s one skirt style to try this season, make it a pleated iteration (hello, Gucci!). A knee-length style will look just the ticket with a range of different office-friendly separates.
A one-shoulder top is not only current, it’s also a directional approach to night-out dressing—much more considered than your average vest of cami.
What items do you still want to fill your closet with? Let us know in the comments below!
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