Dressing in your 30s requires a certain dose of seriousness. Now that you’re networking more than in your 20s with business opportunities on every corner, you’ll want people to perceive you as a trustworthy and reliable adult. That doesn’t mean you need to give up your casual style completely. On the contrary, you can modify it by uplifting the wardrobe with several staple pieces. Today we bring you five wardrobe staples every man in his 30s must have in the closet.
A tailored suit
A well-tailored suit is every man’s wardrobe staple. Even if your office dress code doesn’t require you to wear a suit like a true businessman, one must find its rightful place in your wardrobe for formal events. Be it a wedding, a corporate event or a business meeting, you should be prepared. Investing in a well-tailored men’s suit will be the best investment as it will present you in the best light. Many men don’t have standard figures, making it challenging for them to find their ideal suit. That’s why you should look for men’s tailored suits, made precisely according to your body. No more short trousers and long sleeves on the jacket. A tailored suit will make you look like you were supposed to wear a suit your entire life.
Are you one of those men who cannot avoid buying sneakers? Unfortunately, once you turn the big 30, your wardrobe will need to make room for a bigger variety of footwear. While you can embrace the world of sneakers, a pair of brown dress shoes are a must too. Throw in a pair of black dress shoes, and you’ll be covered for potential corporate events. Boots keep you warm and look exceptionally fashionable during fall and winter when you pair them with a coat and a pair of dark jeans.
Underneath a tailored suit comes a neatly pressed dress shirt. Every man in his 30s must own a white dress shirt. Light blue, navy blue, maroon and black are other colours that can come in handy for business casual or formal events where you can pair them with a blazer and a pair of trousers. Even if you plan a date, matching a dress shirt with a pair of jeans will look more sophisticated than throwing on a tartan shirt instead. Don’t forget to look at ties while you’re in the shirt section. Regular ties and bow ties will never go out of style, so enrich your wardrobe with those stylish accessories too.
Do you own a coat for winter? If not, this is the perfect time to look for one. A black, charcoal or beige coat elevates your look most stylishly. Whether you wear it with jeans and sneakers or smart trousers and a blazer underneath, an overcoat that fits like a glove will always look more sophisticated than any other winter jacket. Appropriate for everyday errands and formal occasions, a well-fitted overcoat will stay in your wardrobe for years. So, if you have some money saved up, invest in this staple piece that never goes out of style.
A pair of dark jeans
Denim jeans are every person’s must-have wardrobe piece. However, when you reach 30, your jeans need to look appropriate to your age. Therefore, you cannot expect to wear ripped and washed-out jeans every day. Sure, keep those in your closet for leisurewear. Dark jeans will deserve their rightful place next to other jeans. Whether you decide to throw on a t-shirt or a sweater, a pair of dark jeans and your brown boots will make the entire outfit more serious and more age-appropriate.
Whether you like it or not, your wardrobe tells a lot about your personality. Moreover, it can help you leave the best or the worst first impression. In your 30s, first impressions will count more than before, so make sure you enrich your wardrobe with staple pieces that will make you look like you’re about to conquer the world.
About the author:
Peter is a fashion stylist and a writer from Brisbane, Australia. After graduating from Australian Institute of Creative Design he worked as a fashion stylist for few local fashion events. Beside fashion and styling, he enjoys traveling around exotic destinations and discovering new vintage stores. He’s future plans are in creating his personal styling business.