bySonu BohraOct 03, 2016 #Snjoutfits 5 Likes
As I reach my milestone 30th birthday, I’ve been wondering whether I should change my style. Get more serious, formal and maybe a little boring? I read somewhere that women (post- and pre-30) should stop wearing the weight of other people’s expectation and judgements. So on that note, I’ll share some things I’ve learnt over the years! Here’s to us, old gals:
#1 Opt for the fit
When I buy a new item, the first thing I look for is the fit. If it doesn’t fit me, it doesn’t fit the bill. As you get wiser, you realise ill-fitting garments aren’t worth buying, especially if they’re too loose or too tight. When I’m shopping online, I look at the details and fit on the model. If you look closely, you’ll realise the ideal drape. So if it looks odd on the model then I simply skip it. I do make an exception sometimes since I have a great tailor who manages to make anything my size. God bless him!
#2 Dress for yourself
By this time, I’m beyond peer pressure and judgements. Sure, I’m over dressed at most gatherings but I’d have it no other way. So ladies, dress for yourself and not the people around you. Embrace your quirks and style for a more confident and stylish self. If you are a T-shirt jeans kinda gal, be it and don’t let someone around you make you feel underdressed.
#3 Match your career
While it’s important to dress for yourself, it’s also crucial to dress for your career. Professionals like bankers and marketing executives have to appear crisp and sharp. Artists, journalists and media executives can afford to have a more laid back approach. Make sure you blend your style at work as you adopt your work uniform, and remember – professional doesn’t have to mean boring!
#4 Upgrade your favourites
If there are a few things you wear more often than not, then it’s time you upgrade those must-haves. My list includes: skinny fit pants in black, indigo hued denims, comfy flats and a blazer. Since these are classics, I don’t mind spending a little more so that they can be worn throughout the year. So instead of piling on clothes you may or may not wear, it’s better to splurge on a few favourites.
#5 Don’t forget to have fun
The pressure of turning 30 (or 40 or 50 or any milestone, really) often compels us to be more serious and formal. I suggest you still have fun with your style and experiment with it. Don't let articles and trends fluster you. Thoughtful fashion risks will help keep your style fresh and on point.
Dress: Boohoo via Asos
Clutch: Lulu Guinness
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