Today I have for you my 8 fashion essentials that you should own if you are in your mid-20’s!
First off, I want you to understand that this is a very materialist post. You can even say that it is “status” related. My opinion is that if you are in your mid-20’s, you should be at a place in life where you can afford to own each item on this list. Besides, I think you owe it to yourself because most likely you are a working woman.
If you already have most of these items and you are in your early 20’s or younger, I think you’ve spoiled yourself a bit early. But I guess there’s no harm in that if you, your parents, or significant other can afford to. However, there’s more appreciation and respect when you buy things with your own income.
Now let’s have a look at my superficial must have list!
#1 A Timeless Watch
It’s good to be able to tell time without having to pull out your cell phone. Not only is it professional to wear a watch, but it can also be very fashionable. A woman who wears a watch, is a woman who values her time. Make sure you pick a watch that is classic and not too over-the-top.
#2 Quality Sunglasses
Whenever possible, you shouldn’t leave the house without sunglasses — especially if it’s a bright and sunny afternoon! You really don’t want to be squinting, it causes those unwanted crows feet (wrinkles in the outer corner of your eyes). Another great reason why you should have sunglasses is because you can hide your non-makeup face if you are going out for a quick errand, ha! But really, this really is one of the top must have items. And please don’t settle for the cheap $5 glasses from a street vendor, get glasses that actually provide 100% UV protection!
I have: Tom Ford Sunglasses
Having a nice wallet can really make you feel good about yourself. It’s nice to be able to take out your wallet in front of the cashier and think to yourself “yea, yea, I know my wallet is s-e-x-y”. I just bought a new wallet myself. The last wallet that I used, I had for roughly 12 years. That’s probably a few years too many, so it really was time for me to upgrade. My new wallet actually has less card slots and pockets (and I’m all about this), but it also helps force me to keep my new wallet organized and more compact. If your making the dough, why not treat yo self to a nice new wallet to put yo money in? Ya dig?
#4 Proper Heels
Alright, now when I say proper heels, I mean heels that you can walk in — and not stripper or clubbing heels either! I’m talking about grown a** woman’s heels. Something that you would maybe wear to an interview or the when meeting your boyfriend’s mother for the first time.
I have: Coach Pumps in nude from Marshalls
#5 Signature Pen
Some people might think I’m crazy when I say that you should have a fancy pen, but I think it’s a must have. It really does polish up and add finishing touches to your put together self. Most people don’t expect you to carry your own pen, so it’s always a good surprise and tells other’s that you are always prepared. You have no idea how many comments I’ve received from simply carrying around my Swarovski pen!
#6 Comfortable Lingerie
If you are in your mid-twenties, you should no longer be wearing bras in the incorrect size. So many women are still wearing bras that don’t fit them! I was one of them up until a couple of years ago. I can’t stress to you know much more comfortable you can be if you wear the right size. Not only do you feel good and look good, it’s a huge confidence booster too! Hurry up and get a proper fitting from a professional (no, Victoria’s Secret workers do not count), and do some research on brands if you are on the smaller or larger boob size scale.
Read my post: Best Bras for Small Asian Breasts
#7 Structured Purse
All working women need to own a structured purse. I don’t care what profession you are in, you should own one! At least to wear when you have an interview or presentation. Structured purses come in all sizes and designs. I recently bought a new structured purse to match my new wallet, and it’s perfect because it has a zipper compartment to fit my 15-inch MacBook Pro! Nothing better than looking sharp while being stylish and professional.
#8 Flattering Lipstick
Find the lip color that’s YOUR color. Make it become your signature look.
I have: A random assortment, but have yet to successfully narrow down to one color. Haha, still working on this one!
Hope you found this to be an interesting read!
Have a great day~