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6 Chic Outfit Ideas for Women Over 30

There is this uncanny feeling that your 20s fashion no longer works for you now that you’re 30. It can get a little awkward when you’re around friends and colleagues who are within the same age bracket and you look like you’re fresh out of university. What do women in their 30s or above wear anyway? And is it difficult to pull off mature yet chic? What are the outfit ideas for women in their 30s?

 

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There are plenty of ideas out there for women who want to look fashionable at their age. I’ve got 6 you should try. And no, it’s not difficult to put together.

 

  1. Simple and classy

Introducing the look that makes being elegant seem easy – almost like second nature. When women get to their 30s, they unconsciously go for the very mature look, which make people mistake their dress sense to be dull. But being 30 or above doesn’t mean you can’t look sophisticated.

To achieve the look, wear a simple short dress and layer it with a long jacket. The short and long combination brings a lot of balance to the outfit.

Keep each item in the ensemble a solid colour. For example, a dark brown long jacket draped over a white dress with lace details. Single colours make the ensemble look responsible.

To continue with the classy theme, style the outfit with a pair of stiletto strap sandals.

 

  1. Billowy top over skinnies

Who said you can’t be in your 30s and wear skinnies? Dressing maturely doesn’t mean you have to drop the styles that are in vogue among the younger generation. You can be in tune with the trends and still dress your time.

To achieve the look, you need to work towards striking a balance. The skinny jeans or trousers you pick could be accompanied with a large size top. That evens everything out. You can style the outfit with a pair of ankle boots to give an edge to the outfit.

Again, stick with single colours. You can never go wrong with monochrome.

 

  1. Blazers to capture both worlds

Imagine a Friday night after an extremely hectic day at work. You hit the bar with your colleagues immediately after you close. And there’s no time to change into party wear.

Blazers over a sleek formal dress can be the ideal combination for those Friday nights when you need to unwind from work. This ensemble looks great at the office and at the bar while enjoying a couple of drinks with friends.

 

  1. Casual in a cardigan

It’s easy to achieve that casual look. But some take the casual a little too far. As a stylish woman you have to make a statement, even when your dressing speaks laid back and relaxed.

The combination is easy. All you need are a pair of jeans, a ruffled blouse and a cardigan. While the blouse and the jeans reflect the current trend, the cardigan helps to tone it down just enough to show that you are fashionable yet mature.

 

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  1. Using less to say more

Although all the outfit ideas here are fairly simple to achieve, you can go a lot simpler.

The minimalist approach to styling involves the use of pieces that achieve one major theme. There’s no need to accessorize too much. You can even go with no accessories at all. The focus is on one concept and one concept alone.

There are many ways to achieve this look but here’s one you can work with. A pleated skirt with a sleeveless top and ballerina flats to match.

The colour choice must be simple. You can go single colours that match or go all out with a single colour where you use distinct pieces. This is to help prevent making your two piece ensemble look like one.

 

  1. The masculine look

Sometimes you’d like to put on an outfit that speaks strength. The masculine look is one that has garnered a lot of attention. For a lot of women, the masculine look shows boldness, character and audacity.

A black pantsuit combined with white collared shirt is enough to achieve this look. However, you can give it a bit of a feminine touch with black heels and a clutch purse.

 

How are you finding fashion and your personal style in your 30s?

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Start A Clothing Label With These 10 Tips

Have you ever dreamt of starting your own clothing label? I remember flipping through the glossy pages of fashion magazines wondering how it would be like to start my own clothing label. And I’m sure just like me there are other women who have been thinking the same. After some research I found out that starting a clothing label like many other businesses, requires you know these basics.

 

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  1. Commit to start

So many people had the aspiration to own their own clothing label but never followed through with their dreams. At the end of the day, starting their own clothing label becomes only a daydream.

If you are really serious about having your own clothing label then you need to make the decision to get started and commit to your decision.

Some ways to prove to yourself that you’re committed to launching your clothing label is to come up with ideas on how you want your clothing label to be like, the vibe you want it to have and maybe have a couple of preliminary designs of the clothing items you want to have in your clothing line.

 

  1. Know your target audience

Once you’ve committed to get started on working on your clothing label, you need to know your target audience. Who are the people you want your clothing label to appeal to and why?

Having a clear image of your target audience helps you create and deliver clothing that they will love and value.

 

  1. Identify a need

When you’re able to know who your target audience is, the next thing you need to do is delve deep into what their needs are and how your clothing item can help them meet their needs.

For example, let’s assume that your target audience is tall ladies. You need to find out what challenges they are facing right now that available clothing labels weren’t able to solve. How can your clothing label add value to your target audience? Is there a particular style, shape or size that your target audience can’t find?

 

  1. Hire the right people

To embark on a venture like starting your own clothing label isn’t something you can do all alone. You would need some help.

Get yourself a team of people you know will help to make your clothing label possible. You would need a designer, a marketer and someone in charge of logistics. If you’re not sure who would be a great fit for your clothing label, you may seek the help of a recruiter who will help you find the right people you can get on board.

 

  1. Find a factory you can trust

This is one of the most important aspects of having your own clothing line. You need to find a factory that will be able to follow your specifications to the letter.

Make enquiries from factories if they will be able to create your designs. Try to get some samples, if possible. It is crucial that the factory you choose is one that will do a great job.

 

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  1. Market your clothing items

Now that you’ve arranged for a factory that can help you have your clothing items made, you need to market your clothing label to your target audience.

You can use Facebook or Instagram ads to help you reach a lot of people. You may also use influencer marketing to help you get across to your target audience.

 

  1. Be resourceful

Maybe at this point it seems like you’ll require a lot of money to get your clothing label up and running. However, you may need that much money to make your clothing label a reality – that’s where being resourceful comes in.

For example, instead of getting yourself a large boutique you can get started with an online store. Instead of hiring a photographer, you can ask a friend who’s a decent photographer to help you take pictures of the clothes in your clothing line. You may not have to hire professional models to model your clothing items. You can ask a couple of friends to help you out instead. The options are endless!

 

  1. Acquire some business know-how

Setting up and running a clothing label requires some business know-how. You have to learn how to market your products, how to handle your clients and give them the best customer service.

It’s alright if you are not an expert in business, so long as you know the basics. Having someone on your team who is business savvy can be a plus too.

 

  1. Keep improving

There will be times when you have to go to the drawing board several times before you can get it right. As your clothing label grows, you have to work on getting better all the time.

Review the clothing items in your clothing line and think of ways you can make them better. Get the feedback from your target audience on how you can make the clothing label to best serve them.

 

  1. Stay consistent

Some people give up after a couple months or even weeks of getting started. The reason most people do is because they find the process of running a successful clothing label difficult.

The truth that it takes time before you can get any traction. That is why you need to keep working hard. You need to keep reaching out to your target audience, keep coming up with creative designs and keep improving the business in order for it to grow. So you need to be consistent with your efforts to make your clothing label a success.

 

Have you ever played with the idea of setting up your own clothing label?

Outfit Post – Shine Bright Like A Diamond

Hey fashion lovers! How are you? I am good. It has been a very busy time for me. The month of June is pretty much over. It has gone by so fast. I can’t believe it is July next week. The weather has also been great and we have been making the most of the sunshine as you can see in this outfit post. The amazing sunshine is making me shine bright like a diamond that I am in these photos.

 

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I am rocking my natural hair for the first time in an outfit post and I am so proud of  how far I have come.My natural hair journey started abut 2 years ago. It has been tough, and sometimes, I am tempted to straightened the hair with some chemicals. But then I remember why I started growing my hair natural, and that stops me.

My hair is still at the stage of me not really knowing how to style it. Which is why it is usually in cornrows. But for the next weeks, I am going to be experimenting with various natural hair styles and treatments to see what works best for my hair.

 

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I have recently started using some new hair care products and techniques which I will be sharing on Fashion and Style Police in the next few weeks. It would be exciting to see how these treatments transform my natural hair.

In this outfit post, I am wearing existing pieces from my wardrobe. Even though I love fashion and I enjoy writing about it and showing various styles, I don’t shop very often. But when I do shop, I like to go for quality pieces that would last longer and stand the test of time.

 

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What do you think of this casual look? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Thanks for reading. Have a smashing day!

 

WHAT I WORE

Shirt – Tommy Hilfiger

Molly Jeans – River Island

Sandals – NEXT

Bag – Michael Kors

Sunglasses – Marc Jacobs

Headband – BOOTS

Bracelet –  Fitbit Charge 2

Earrings – Dubai Gold Souk

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