How to dress professionally and still look young
This year I turned 30. And unlike many other people around me, I’m really proud and happy of being 30.
There are many reasons: one of them is that I still have the face of a teenager (when not wearing make-up). Another one is the belief that age makes you wiser and strengthens your confidence. My excitement also comes from the fact that I read a book called “A Woman of Thirty” (by Honore de Balzac) when I was 17.
Even though I don’t remember what exactly the book was about, I remember the image it conveyed of a woman at the age of thirty: strong, powerful, and ready to conquer the world. But no matter how proud I feel of getting older, I do feel a societal pressure when it comes to clothing.
When it comes to style, 30 is not an easy age
I feel like I want to look professional and young at the same time, even though those attributes don’t always go well together. I also started to be obsessed not to look too serious. It is as if I had an inner voice talking to me saying: “This is too old”, “this is too bold”, “This is for teens”…
Now I would like to answer the following question: “How should I dress professionally and still look young and sophisticated?”. Here’s the solution I propose to solve this dilemma.
Basic clothing item and the latest accessories
My outfit is made of the following: a simple black dress, but with a very modern necklace (from the current collection of Pull&Bear). A necklace that is not lady-like, but more edgy, a bit unexpected for office.
Then I added my personal handwriting: The coloured shoes (from Paco Herrero, Spanish brand). I finished my look with a bag from Parfois that completes the look and of course the watch by Festina that I wear every day.
How do I feel?
I feel like a professional and elegant lady thanks to the black dress, but my accessories are conveying that I’m young and keep up with the latest trends.
I hope you like the outfit and the ideas. Please share your thoughts about how to dress at your age.
Here are some great options for your new black dress: