7 Things Every Fashion Girl Over 30 Never Wears

October 19, 2017 by Leah Carton
shefinds | Style

It’s no secret that your style changes as you get older. Starting from your “it’s not a phase” days until now, you’ve realized just how many of your style choices have indeed been phases. With that said, you may not wear some of your old go-to fashion choices at 31 that were once your favorite pieces to wear at 21. And, some of which you really should just avoid all together if you’re over 30. Of course you can wear whatever you feel most comfortable and most confident in. After all, your fashion choices are entirely up to you. However, there are some clothing pieces many women ditch from their closets as they get older that you may also want to get rid of. Read on to find out the seven things fashion girls know not to wear over 30.

1. Extreme Crop Tops 

Your crop top days may be over before they even started. Sure, you can get away with a crop top with high-waisted pants and a blazer perhaps, but you might not want to strut around in an ill-fitting crop top if you’re over 30. But if you find one that makes you feel good then absolutely go for it!

crop top

2. Super Distressed Denim 

Doesn’t it seem like many of your work clothes become your everyday wear as you get older? That means some of the pieces that you used to wear all the time actually start to get weeded out of your closet. You wouldn’t necessarily wear super distressed denim to work, and sometimes the style can be straight-up messy looking. With that said, we suggest opting out of super distressed denim if you’re over 30.

ripped jeans

3. Extra Tight Leggings 

Like crop tops, leggings aren’t always the most flattering style of pants to wear. You can stick with comfy legging styles for pairing under dresses and boots for extra warmth. However, we don’t recommend extra-restricting clothes for you as you get older. They’re just not comfortable and it’s one less thing you’ll have to worry about during a busy day!


4. Hoodies On A Daily Basis 

The way you dress often reflects the way you feel, and the way that you perceive yourself. If you’re constantly dressing in old zip-up hoodies and sweats then you may not feel so great as your day goes on. Trust us, putting more effort into your outfit choice in the morning may make you feel great by the end of night– even on the most lazy sleepy days!


5. Choker Necklaces 

It’s no secret that choker necklaces have been making a comeback, but out 90s hearts aren’t necessarily excited about it. Choker necklaces aren’t the easiest style to pull off and we suggest skipping this accessory if you’re over 30. Simply put, they look pretty childish.


6. High-Waisted Shorts 

High-waisted shorts are yet another trend you might want to skip if you’re over 30. A pair that fits just right is hard to find, and they often ride up throughout the day. Instead, opt for a pair that you feel more comfortable and confident wearing. Because of course, you want clothes that best flatter your shape at the end of the day.


7. Ill-Fitting Dresses 

There are even some outfit choices women over 30 skip when they dress up for special occasions. If you’re not happy with a dress in your closet then simply don’t wear it. You won’t feel confident in an ill-fitting dress, and if you’re going to an event then you definitely want to feel good. Instead, treat yourself to a new dress that will make you feel the most comfortable in your own skin.


For more fashion tips and style news, make sure to check out the one Rebecca Minkoff sale you don’t want to miss, and where to shop trench coats to achieve the perfect fall style.

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Leah is a writer for SheFinds, covering fashion, beauty & more. You can reach her at [email protected]

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