Designer/ Wardrobe Tips/ Fashion / 20 Feb, 2020

10 Investment Pieces to Have In Your 30’s


fashion blogger mia mia mine wearing a balmain blazer and a NY yankees capThere are so many amazing things to celebrate in your 30’s, and a better wardrobe is definitely one of them. I spent most of my 20’s experimenting with fun trends and different silhouettes that didn’t necessarily work on my body. I can say now that I’ve evolved out of that phase for the most part and have built a wardrobe around smart investment pieces that can be styled in various ways. The great thing about investment pieces is that they’ll never go out of style, so you’ll always have something to wear even years down the road. If you’re getting close to your 30’s or are already there, here are the 10 key pieces that lay the foundation for a perfect wardrobe.


fashion blogger mia mia mine wearing a prada cahier bag and a ny capBalmain Blazer (wearing an FR34, better for budget here) | ASTR The Label Black Cutout Turtleneck (wearing an XS) | Blank Denim Faux Leather Pants (wearing a 24 – runs TTS) | Nike Cortez Sneakers (run TTS) | New Era NY Hat | Quay Sunglasses | Prada Cahier Bag

1. Smart Blazer


Investment Blazer

A sharp, neural blazer is something that every woman needs in her closet. Whether you work in an office or need a chic layering piece, you'll reach for it time and time again.
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Budget Blazer

I’m obsessed with the gold hardware on this blazer. It really elevates it and gives it that Balmain look for less. At under $100, it's seriously a smart investment.
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fashion blogger mia mia mine wearing a camel coat and givenchy antigona bagMango Camel Coat (wearing an XS) | Topshop Black Turtleneck Sweater | Blank Denim Faux Leather Pants (wearing a 24) | Christian Louboutin Leopard Heels (similar here, better for budget here) | Givenchy Antigona Bag (read my review HERE) | Saint Laurent Sunglasses (better for budget here)

2. Tailored Coat


Wool Coat

There's no better way to up your power dressing game than with a luxurious wool coat.
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Budget Coat

Mango is my go-to for outerwear season after season. The minimal silhouettes and smart tailoring are on another level.
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fashion blogger mia mia mine wearing a camel coat and black faux leather blank denim pants from shopbop with christian louboutin leopard calf hair pumpsCole Haan Camel Coat (sold out, similar here) | ASTR The Label Black Cutout Turtleneck | Blank Denim Faux Leather Pants (wearing a 24 – runs TTS) | Gucci Marmont Velvet Wallet On Chain (similar here) | Christian Louboutin So Kate Leopard Heels (similar here, better for budget here) | Saint Laurent Sunglasses (better for budget here)

3. Leather Pants


Leather Pants

Leather pants are the easiest piece to dress up or down - and they always look so chic too.
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Blank Denim

Faux Leather Pants

These faux leather pants are one of the most worn pieces in my wardrobe. They look as good as the real deal and are less than $100!
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fashion blogger mia mia mine with husband Phil in paris

On me: Kate Spade Leather Jacket (similar here, better for budget here) | Equipment Shirt (wearing an XS, better for budget here) | Anine Bing Lace Bralette | Blank Denim Faux Leather Pants (under $100 – run TTS) | Chanel Bag | Celine Edge Sunglasses

On him: Topman Leather Jacket (sold out, similar here) | Vince White Tee (similar here) | All Saints Black Denim | Gucci Belt (on him – wearing a 90 – usually a 34 waist) | Gucci Sneakers (run TTS) | Ray-Ban Sunglasses

4. Leather Jacket

All Saints

Leather Jacket

Whether you’re traveling or headed out for a date night, a leather moto jacket makes for the chicest layer.
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Faux Leather Jacket

For under $100, you can inject high-end vibes into any outfit.
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fashion blogger mia mia mine wearing a gucci belt and a balmain blazerBalmain Blazer (better for budget here) | Gucci Belt (wearing a size 70 – read my ‘Gucci Belt Sizing Guide’ HERE) | Asos Dress | Gucci Tights | Givenchy Sunglasses | Chanel Bag | Similar Revolve Heels

5. Versatile Dress


Little Black Dress

A LBD is worth investing in because you can always wear it for both formal and casual events.
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Budget LBD

You can easily spruce up this LBD with the right pair of heels and accessories. Best of all, it's under $50!
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fashion blogger mia mia mine wearing a white free people sweater dress from nordstromFree People Sweater Dress (wearing an XS, similar here) | Stuart Weitzman Over-The-Knee Boots (better for budget here) | Louis Vuitton Neverfull Tote (MM size) | Kyi Kyi Beanie | Karen Walker Sunglasses (better for budget here)

6. Luxe Handbag

Louis Vuitton

Designer Tote

A designer bag can truly transform any outfit. I love a good tote because you can carry it from the office to a night out.
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Tory Burch

Budget Tote

Here's the perfect every day tote that's easier on the budget. I love how subtle the branding is too!
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fashion blogger mia mia mine wearing grlfrnd denim and christian louboutin so kate heelsLovers + Friends Sweater (wearing an XS, similar here and here) | GRLFRND Denim (wearing a 23 – size down) | Christian Louboutin So Kate Heels (see my sizing trick via my Louboutin highlight) | Gucci Dionysus Bag (mini size) | Karen Walker Sunglasses

7. Well-Cut Jeans


Premium Denim

Jeans are a staple in my wardrobe, especially since they're so easy to dress up or down. I find that GRLFRND jeans are the most flattering on me - and they're always perfectly distressed!
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Budget Denim

For more affordable jeans, I always look to Levi's. The distressing and faded wash give these jeans a vintage feel.
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fashion blogger mia mia mine wearing a white lace top and a louis vuitton neverfull gmJanessa Leone Fedora (similar here, better for budget here) | CamiNYC Lace Top (size down) | CamiNYC Lace Cami (size down) | H&M Tan Coat (similar here) | Similar White Jeans | Christian Louboutin Heels | Louis Vuitton Neverfull GM

8. Designer Heels

Christian Louboutin

Luxe Pumps

If you could only buy one pair of designer heels, I'd recommend the So Kate pumps. They make everything look more expensive!
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Budget Pumps

These pumps look identical to the So Kate's. They're such a steal right now as they're marked down 40%!
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fashion blogger mia mia mine traveling with a louis vuitton pegase suitcase and a louis vuitton neverfull gmOutfit Details (Above): Balmain Blazer (better for budget here) | Beige Turtleneck | L’Agence Denim | Golden Goose Sneakers | Louis Vuitton Pégase Luggage | Louis Vuitton Neverfull GM | Quay Sunglasses

9. High-Quality Luggage

Louis Vuitton

Designer Luggage

A suitcase may not be needed that often, but can make all the difference in the world when you're traveling. Well-made luggage are easier to haul around and they last for years. The Louis Vuitton Pégase is my current favorite!
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Budget Luggage

If you're just starting to build your luggage set, I'd recommend the Calpak Astyll Marble Set - they're my most used suitcases.
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fashion blogger mia mia mine wearing a white gucci belt from mytheresaWhite Gucci Belt (wearing a 75 – read my ‘Gucci Belt Sizing Guide’ HERE) | Gucci Logo Tee (wearing an XXS) | Gucci Marmont White Bag (mini size shown) | Balmain Blazer (wearing an FR34) | Christian Louboutin Red Heels (size down 1/2 size)

10. Timeless Accessory


Classic Timepiece

Opting for quality, timeless accessories are key when you're in your 30's. A beautiful watch like this one is eternally stylish.
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Leather Belt

A simple leather belt in black is the easiest way to pull your look together.
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xo, Maria

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