8 Fashion Essentials Every Mid-20’s Woman Should Own


Today I have for you my 8 fashion essentials that you should own if you are in your mid-20’s!

First off, I want you to understand that this is a very materialist post. You can even say that it is “status” related. My opinion is that if you are in your mid-20’s, you should be at a place in life where you can afford to own each item on this list. Besides, I think you owe it to yourself because most likely you are a working woman.

If you already have most of these items and you are in your early 20’s or younger, I think you’ve spoiled yourself a bit early. But I guess there’s no harm in that if you, your parents, or significant other can afford to. However, there’s more appreciation and respect when you buy things with your own income.

Now let’s have a look at my superficial must have list!

marc jacobs watch

#1  A Timeless Watch

It’s good to be able to tell time without having to pull out your cell phone. Not only is it professional to wear a watch, but it can also be very fashionable. A woman who wears a watch, is a woman who values her time. Make sure you pick a watch that is classic and not too over-the-top.

I have: Marc Jacobs Henry Chrono 40MM ($275)

tom ford sunglasses

#2  Quality Sunglasses

Whenever possible, you shouldn’t leave the house without sunglasses — especially if it’s a bright and sunny afternoon! You really don’t want to be squinting, it causes those unwanted crows feet (wrinkles in the outer corner of your eyes). Another great reason why you should have sunglasses is because you can hide your non-makeup face if you are going out for a quick errand, ha! But really, this really is one of the top must have items. And please don’t settle for the cheap $5 glasses from a street vendor, get glasses that actually provide 100% UV protection!

I have: Tom Ford Sunglasses

tory burch wallet

#3 Wallet

Having a nice wallet can really make you feel good about yourself. It’s nice to be able to take out your wallet in front of the cashier and think to yourself “yea, yea, I know my wallet is s-e-x-y”. I just bought a new wallet myself. The last wallet that I used, I had for roughly 12 years. That’s probably a few years too many, so it really was time for me to upgrade. My new wallet actually has less card slots and pockets (and I’m all about this), but it also helps force me to keep my new wallet organized and more compact. If your making the dough, why not treat yo self to a nice new wallet to put yo money in? Ya dig?

I have: Tory Burch Robinson Zip Continental Wallet in Black ($225)


#4 Proper Heels

Alright, now when I say proper heels, I mean heels that you can walk in — and not stripper or clubbing heels either! I’m talking about grown a** woman’s heels. Something that you would maybe wear to an interview or the when meeting your boyfriend’s mother for the first time.

I have: Coach Pumps in nude from Marshalls

swarvoski pen

#5 Signature Pen

Some people might think I’m crazy when I say that you should have a fancy pen, but I think it’s a must have. It really does polish up and add finishing touches to your put together self. Most people don’t expect you to carry your own pen, so it’s always a good surprise and tells other’s that you are always prepared. You have no idea how many comments I’ve received from simply carrying around my Swarovski pen!

I have: Crystalline Lady Ballpoint Pen in White ($35)


#6 Comfortable Lingerie

If you are in your mid-twenties, you should no longer be wearing bras in the incorrect size. So many women are still wearing bras that don’t fit them! I was one of them up until a couple of years ago. I can’t stress to you know much more comfortable you can be if you wear the right size. Not only do you feel good and look good, it’s a huge confidence booster too! Hurry up and get a proper fitting from a professional (no, Victoria’s Secret workers do not count), and do some research on brands if you are on the smaller or larger boob size scale.

Read my post: Best Bras for Small Asian Breasts


#7 Structured Purse

All working women need to own a structured purse. I don’t care what profession you are in, you should own one! At least to wear when you have an interview or presentation. Structured purses come in all sizes and designs. I recently bought a new structured purse to match my new wallet, and it’s perfect because it has a zipper compartment to fit my 15-inch MacBook Pro! Nothing better than looking sharp while being stylish and professional.

I have: Tory Burch York Buckle Tote ($295)


#8 Flattering Lipstick

Find the lip color that’s YOUR color. Make it become your signature look.

I have: A random assortment, but have yet to successfully narrow down to one color. Haha, still working on this one!


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Hope you found this to be an interesting read!
Have a great day~
xoxo Sarah

10 Replies to “8 Fashion Essentials Every Mid-20’s Woman Should Own”

  1. I think I had 5 of these in my mid 20’s. I still don’t have a proper pen which is something I really must remedy since I find myself looking for one when I’m out more often than I would expect.

    Rowena @ rolala loves

    1. you know what, I actually didn’t own most of these until recently because I realized that I needed an upgrade! and I still don’t really own all of these as best as I would like. hehehe, but yes I highly recommend the pen!! it’s so useful to carry around with you. also good if you are a germaphobe 🙂

  2. Beni Komninidou says: Reply

    I totally agree!

    1. haha thanks! glad to know we are on the same page 🙂

  3. What a luxurious list!
    I’d love to have a lovely, classic watch…but I doubt I would wear it enough to make it feasible haha.
    I can’t agree enough about the Lingerie either!!


    1. haha yes! this list is all about being fancy 😉
      i wear my marc jacobs watch everyday (almost), and it’s pretty affordable and good quality.
      and yes, i can’t stress how important it is to have the correct lingerie for your body time!!!

  4. I actually enjoyed reading this! I know I am still going to be buying my J-fashion outfits when I hit my mid-20s but it may be a lot less compared to now. I actually like the sophisticated look more as I have gotten older. Seeing some of my friends with MK watches really makes me feel like I deserve something nice and timeless like that too. Same goes for fragrance! I was expecting that one to also be on the list too actually. Thanks for posting this it was a great read!

    1. ahhh!!! that’s a good one! LOL I was trying to come up with this list and I totally forgot about perfume. brilliant! that one really should have been on the list.

      also I love gyaru fashion very much, but much of what I find I usually can’t wear or pass off as well as I could have if I was younger. so I tend to lean towards the more sophisticated oneegyaru look. it’s more practical, but all sexy and attractive 🙂

  5. This list is actually really useful. lol Its funny, I feel like I heard you telling me these stuff to my face literally verbatim when you used to live in the bay area.

    1. Ha!! That’s so funny. Awwww, miss you so much!

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