5 Items Every Woman Should Own At Any Age
20s: Sparkly Dress
WHY YOU NEED IT: Your 20s are all about playing as hard as you work -- how better to take down the dance floor than in a flapper-style shift with lots of shimmer? Bonus: pop on a plain black blazer for an unexpected daytime combo.
WE LOVE: Sequin shift, Zara, $89.90; zara.com.
20s: Leather Jacket
WHY YOU NEED IT: Both warm and stylish, a fitted leather jacket can be layered over jeans or worn as a non-fussy topper for a floor-length look.
WE LOVE: Leather jacket, All Saints, $650; allsaints.com.
WHY YOU NEED IT: Metallic lace-ups are an edgy alternative to ballet flats.
WE LOVE: Metallic lace-ups, Zara, $99.90; zara.com.
20s: Cross-Body Bag
YOU NEED IT: A quilted cross-body bag will keep your hands free for juggling champagne flutes -- or the office coffee order.
WE LOVE: Quilted leather bag, Linea Pelle, $215; lpcollection.com.
20s: Monogram Necklace
WHY YOU NEED IT: Mark the "me decade" with your own initial on a delicate chain.
WE LOVE: Initial pendant, Jennifer Zeuner, $144; charmandchain.com.
30s: Leather Pants
WHY YOU NEED IT: Your 30s bring confidence, so show it off in sexy leather leggings. This grown-up alternative to jeans can go preppy with the addition of a button-down and blazer or sultry when paired with a simple tank.
WE LOVE: Cropped leather pants, Vanessa Bruno Athe, $540; net-a-porter.com.
30s: Wrap Coat
WHY YOU NEED IT: Ward off the cold even as you play up your waist with a versatile belted cloth coat.
WE LOVE: Wrap coat with leather collar, Rachel Comey, $908; lagarconne.com.
30s: Baroque Platforms
WHY YOU NEED IT: You'll stand tall in plush platform pumps with double take-inducing metallic heels. Boardroom, dance floor -- it's your call!
WE LOVE: Suede pump with textured heel, Reiss, $360; reissonline.com.
30s: Investment Bag
WHY YOU NEED IT: You can carry a piece with classic lines and couture-level construction forever.
WE LOVE: Leather tote, Reed Krakoff, $1090; net-a-porter.com.
30s: Statement Cuff
WHY YOU NEED IT: You'll get loads of mileage out of a chunky oversize cuff with a goes-with-anything design.
WE LOVE: Resin zodiac cuff, Jessica Kagan, $88; maxandchloe.com.