In your 30sThe style transition from 20's to 30's can be a difficult one. Adopting a slightly more mature look can be difficult to adjust to, but it will ensure you continue to turn heads for all the right reasons.
Care for qualityBegin to invest in quality pieces. With a bit more income within your reach, you should treat yourself to some quality staple pieces like a little black dress, blazer, jeans and black heels.
Time for tailoring?Fit might not have been a key concern in your 20's, but as you hit 30, it's certainly something to make a priority if you want to look your best. Your 30's are a great time to start using a tailor to ensure that the quality garments you can now afford are fitted perfectly for your own body.
Forget about fashion fadsOnce you?re in your 30s, it?s time to settle down on religiously following fashion fads and trends like you did in your 20s. Develop an awareness of your own style preferences and what suits you personally, and try to be less influenced by the opinions of others.
Be a little more businesslikeYou?re may be starting to move up the career ladder now you?re in your 30s, or at least aspiring to, so it?s time to get a little more serious about your corporate or workplace wardrobe. Experiment with wearing quality heels and blazers to the office, and break out of the slightly casual college style you have adorned through your 20s.
In your 40s
No more mini-skirtsYou may have been lucky enough to still get away with wearing short skirts in your 30s, but this trend really has to go in your 40s. The same goes for short shorts! Keep shorts to mid-way above the knee, and skirts and dresses to just above the knees.
Don?t try to look too polishedIn our 40s it?s important to not try and look too polished, and this can come off as a bit ?matchy-matchy?. Two piece matching suits and ensembles can actually make you a lot older than you are, so be careful. You can definitely still be playful with what you wear, and you can always mix up different jackets, skirts and trousers.
Know your body typeIn your 40s, it?s more important than ever to identify your body shape and dress for your own needs rather than for current trends. Get to know what?s stylish and fashionable for your particular body shape, rather than for the catwalks. You can still wear skinny jeans in your 40s, even in bright colours, but only if you feel totally comfortable in them.
In your 50s
Don?t be afraid of colourOnce you turn 50, your wardrobe doesn?t have to just automatically become a sea of grey, beige and mauve. In fact, grey is probably the most dangerous colour to wear, as it can wash out your complexion and highlight grey hairs. Navy is a great colour to embrace, as are deep reds, mustard, teal and deep blues.
Boss the officeIn your 50s, you?ll usually be at the highest point of your career, or hold a significant amount of respect in your workplace and general life, so it?s time to really dress your best in dignified and beautiful clothing. Splash out on some high quality jackets, suits and heels for everyday office wear.
Tone down the sparkleEvery girl loves to sparkle and shine, but in your 50s it?s time to tone down a little on the glitz ? though this definitely doesn?t have to mean toning down the glamour! Choose dresses with a hint of shimmer, such as faded sequin blazers and slightly metallic fabric dresses, as well as shiny blazers if you still want to embrace some sparkle and glitz in your 50s.
Dressing beautifully at any age
Tweaking your style as you move through your 30s, 40s and 50s can go a long way towards feeling comfortable and continuing to impress. Adhering to our top tips will ensure that you continue to look appropriately stylish as you age gracefully.