25 Items You Definitely Need to Toss by Age 30
There’s something that happens in your 20s: Whether you want to or not—whether you’re even aware of it—you grow up. Everything about your worldview becomes a bit more mature, and your style evolves along with it.
While much of this evolution happens naturally, we all have those wardrobe pieces we stubbornly cling to, even though we probably never wear them (or, at least, we never should). We’re here to help, because when it comes to clothes, every woman can use an occasional nudge toward adulthood from time to time. (After all, as Olivia Wilde put it in her open letter in Glamour on the eve of her birthday, 30 is the year that officially opens the “Go Be Awesome” stage of life.)
Scroll down for 25 items you should definitely toss by the time you turn 30!
Every woman worth her weight in gold had that period in her life when she wore incredibly distasteful suits to job interviews. It’s usually when you’re just starting out in your career and you have absolutely no idea what to wear. Instead, follow our handy guide to chic and affordable outfit ideas for interviews.
Let’s be honest—you have never worn a bridesmaid dress more than once. (And if you have, we beg your pardon, but you’re certainly in the minority.) It just doesn’t make sense to hold on to these dresses—it’s time to accept that they are a one-and-done item. Donate them or give them to friends in need of their own bridal gear.
Self-Portrait Nivienne Embroidered Tulle and Printed Crepe de Chine Dress ($464)
We all have items in our closets we can’t quite squeeze into but think that after a good juice cleanse we’ll be able to. That’s all well and good, but when you turn 30, it’s time to be a bit more honest with yourself. If you can’t fit into something now, get rid of it—and start shopping for your body as it is now, not for how it might be in some future fantasyland.
Frame Le Garcon Cropped Stretch-Leather Slim Boyfriend Jeans ($1568)
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This post has been updated by Michelle Scanga.