The 30s are the best years of your life. You've successfully dealt with the ups and downs of your 20s, the confusion that comes with being an adult, witnessed relationships, made mistakes, learned from them and eventually, became the best version of yourself. Today, when you reminisce those days, I bet you'll be surprised by how much you've changed. And for that, we're proud of you, woman!
Now that you're in your 30s, just like you - your outfits too, need to acquire the right personality. We know you adore your funky accessories, graphic tees and ripped jeans. But this ain't the time to experiment with clothes anymore. By now, you should be able to know what suits you the best which helps you present well and make wise decisions. Your mismatched outfits or unflattering patterns may have been excused for a while but a thriving 30-something, fabulous woman like yourself should have a wardrobe that reflects that.
No, we don't want you to toss away everything that you owned in your 20s or unfollow the trends that made you look sassy during college. Being the diva you are, we know you can still pull them off. All we're advising is to opt for the outfits that'll make you look classier or style them in a way that unveils your true elegance and grace. Your sense of style should define your persona. So, if you're out there looking chic as hell and ready to build an empire, chances are - the world's already in awe of you!
Before you start thinking about all that you own or go through your wardrobe, check out some of these fashion tips and tricks on what you should 'forget and forgive' (yourself for wearing) and what you should confidently replace them with, in your 30s. Ready to enter the grown-up world of style and explore the amazing options in clothes for women in their 30s? Here we go:
1. Ditch - BRIGHT, neon colours like lime, hot pink or shocking orange. You don't want someone to burn their eyes, do you? If you must, wear them in small doses.
Replace With- Lighter colours like pastel pink, white, lavender or aqua blue. Such colours look stylish & graceful and will help you to add the desired style quotient in your look. Wear them with bright lipsticks and you'll end up looking subtle yet sexy at the same time.
POPxo Recommends: Miss Chase Women Lavender Solid Top (Rs 879) by Myntra
2. Ditch - Bodycon dresses. Especially the tight-fitting ones that might look provocative.
Replace With - Sheath and shift dresses - which accentuate your curves, beautifully and comfortably! Be it a brunch, formal event or a dinner party, nothing speaks more elegantly than this style statement.
POPxo Recommends: Sassafras Blue Self Design Shift Dress (Rs 764) by Jabong
3. Ditch - Graphic tees with weird patterns, slogans or worse - a BEDAZZLED design. You can still wear them at home if you want but outside? Absolutely not.
Replace With - It's time to 'button' it up with chic shirts. They make you look smart and neat, and ready to take on the world. You can either tuck them inside your jeans or a pencil skirt or pair it up with a sassy little coat.
POPxo Recommends: Women White & Purple Regular Fit Striped Casual Shirt (Rs 1299) by Myntra
4. Ditch - Kurtis with Patiala-salwar. Why must you settle for boring?
Replace With - Flare it up with colourful, Anarkali Kurti dresses! Pair them with a simple dupatta or tassel earrings - and I bet you'll look Subhanallah!
POPxo Recommends: Varanga Teal Blue&Gold Printed Anarkali Kurta (Rs 1,999) by Jabong
5. Ditch - Low-rise jeans. It's time for them to 'grow up' as well, don't you think?
Replace With - YYou can never have enough high-waist jeans in your closet. They'll go with almost every accessory or top and look stylish AF.
POPxo Recommends: High-Rise Mid-Wash Straight Jeans (Rs 2,299) by AJIO
6. Ditch - Keep your sneakers for the gym or for casual situations. Nobody looks cool while wearing these ALL the time!
Replace It With - Comfortable pumps and platform heels. Not only do these 'complete' every outfit perfectly but make you feel 10 times more confident.
POPxo Recommends: Truffle Collection Black Synthetic Mid-Top Platform Heels (Rs 3,499) by Jabong
7. Ditch - Mini-skirts and crop tops. Those with explicitly open-bellies or flashy V-neck designs are an absolute no-no.
Replace It With - Pencil skirts and blouses. 'Cause let's face it. No matter how sexy you may look, its always better to opt for something more sophisticated and glamorous. Plus, pencil skirts are so flattering on our curves.
POPxo Recommends: Women Maroon Self Design Pencil Skirt (Rs 849) by Myntra
8. Ditch - Say goodbye to those extremely ripped/distressed jeans. We know it hurts but if you're willing to look smart and elegant, these worn-out designs would be a BIG mistake.
Replace It With - Acid washed jeans can always be a fun alternative. Opt for these double-shaded jeans and pair them up with colourful tops for a sweet and sassy look.
POPxo Recommends: Lightly Washed Mid-Rise Skinny Jeans (Rs 1,499) by AJIO
9. Ditch - Boxy, leather jackets. They seem more 'wild-child' than a classy lady.
Replace It With - Trendy blazers and trench coats are must-have essentials. They instantly complete your look with a hint of sophistication and a classy appeal.
POPxo Recommends: Women Camel Brown Solid Woolen Trench Coat (Rs 5,230) by Myntra
10. Ditch - Bid adieu to over-sized hoodies! Or at least, limit wearing them.
Replace It With - A cashmere sweater or a beautiful, poncho. Not only do they offer comfort and style at the same time but they also elevate your sartorial elegance in winters.
POPxo Recommends: Sztori Black Striped Poncho (Rs 1,693) by Jabong
11. Ditch - Wraparound skirts or pants. Why settle for something so ordinary?
Replace It With - Maxi dresses or colourful kaftans should be your new best friends in summers. They're loose, figure-flattering and look absolutely beautiful!
POPxo Recommends: Rust Printed Maxi Dress (Rs 809) by Jabong
12. Ditch - Toss away those 'cute' tote bags that you once-upon-a-time took almost everywhere!
Replace It With - Nothing seems classier than a good-quality, handbag. It adds the perfect little charm to your overall look and a hint of sophistication.
POPxo Recommends: E20 Quilted Leatherette Shoulder Bag (Rs 4,295) by AJIO
Nobody is rocking their 30s better than our Bollywood divas! Seems like these pretty women have a knack for choosing the right outfits. To learn how to dress in your 30s while taking cues from these pro ladies. Check out these pictures of the best dressed Bollywood actresses who are making a statement with their outfits and know which are the best clothes for women in their 30s.
This girl is on fire! Katrina makes us believe that teaming up a three-piece suit in style can be a piece of cake. With singular colour, a cut out back style and a perfect fit, this look are definitely one of our latest favourites!
Who would say this girl wearing a cool pair of jeans and checked shirt is even a day older than 25? Just like we suggested to you earlier, you don’t need to abandon your every outfit from your 20s! Jeans and shirts like these will make you look stylish and way younger than your actual age.
Behold some major jumpsuits goals given by the queen herself- Priyanka Chopra! We love how she has paired this jumpsuit with crystal and pearl neckpiece. The crystal bag is just like cherry on the cake!
With no motive of doing things OTT for looking the best, Deepika Padukone slays effortlessly in this printed suit.
Everyone’s favourite Bebo shows how to team up a glam skirt with an OTT shirt with flared sleeves.
Have a soft corner for pretty dresses? Sonam Kapoor shows you how to carry it like a diva! How to dress in your 30s? Sonam Kapoor shows you what’s best for you!
Don’t leave for your next vacay until you have a chirpy and comfy dress like this worn by the natural beauty- Dia Mirza!
After Kareena, it’s the sexy Shilpa Shetty Kundra showing us how to rock a skirt look. We hope it’s clear to you by now that skirts and tops are your best friends in the 30s!
So, were these styling tips and tricks helpful? We hope you have got some helpful ideas about how to dress in your 30s.
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