25 Wardrobe Essentials You Should Have By The Time You’re 25!
Apurva LamaFashion Editor, POPxo
So you’re in your twenties...battling the responsibilities of being an adult and not wanting to leave the comfort of your childhood bedroom. Gone are the days when you could lounge around in your dungarees and pinafore dresses, now you have to dress and think your age (you’ll get used to it, don’t worry). If you are the kind who just “can’t adult”, then here’s some help to get you by. We bring to you 25 wardrobe essentials every girl should have by the time she turns 25.
1. Classic white button-down shirt
There is nothing a crisp white button-down shirt can’t do for you. From helping you look sharp at that interview you have lined up or when you want to throw it on top of your denim shorts for a cool, casual look...the list is endless.
Blue jeans, a timeless classic. Need we say more? Also something we just cannot live without. If you have survived 25 years on Planet Earth and still don’t own a pair of blue jeans, then chances are you come from a different planet.
Pencil skirts aren’t just limited to work. Feminine and sexy, this silhouette is known to exaggerate a woman’s body in a very flattering way and the elongated shape also gives an illusion of height. Experiment with patterns and designs.
Another classic - we’re all guilty for owning too many striped clothes. If you don’t already, now would be a good time to invest in one. You can pair them with plain skirt or pants and you’re bound to look effortlessly cool.
Yup, it’s time! No, we’re not talking about the funky printed ones you carried every day to college. We’re talking about the classic leather tote bag. Too boring? You’ll need it more than you know. Go ahead, surprise yourself!
If you want to invest in a pair of heels that isn’t just limited to a certain place or an occasion, then go for nude pumps. The safest and the most versatile choice that will save you during dire times.
There will be days when you will have a lot of errand-running to do. And let’s face it, now that you will be doing a lot of that, it is important you own a pair of sturdy black flats or flat-forms to look fabulous while running to the grocery market.
A thin waist belt can give your outfit a brand new avatar. Increase your wardrobe multifold by simply adding a waist belt on top of an oversized tee or sweater. Perfect to create that sleek structured look.
A pair of black sunglasses that frame your face well automatically makes you look more attractive...and also does a pretty good job of hiding those bags under your eyes if you’ve a had a long night out. :P
Don’t underestimate the usefulness of a pretty sundress. Suitable for every day and almost every occasion, be it a party or a college reunion or simply a lunch date, a sundress will never make you look over or underdressed.
Keep the cold wind at bay by investing in a nice and cozy oversized cardigan. Pair it with warm opaque leggings and boots. Trust us when we say it will be your winter BFF and also make you look so stylish!
An absolute life saviour during those dreadful days when we just can’t find anything to wear. On such days, always keep a plain black tee handy. Pair it with floral bottoms, and voila! You’re ready to roll!
When you finish that third year of college, chances are you already have a lot of interviews lined up. Whether it’s an interview for a job or for further studies, you need something formal in your closet to run to. The quintessential black blazer is just that and you will be seeing a lot more of it as the years go by.
Transitioning to your early and mid-twenties doesn’t mean you will always have a lot to carry in your bag. For your off-days and visits to the mall, a cross body satchel that has enough room for your wallet and phone is just perfect!