While it's what's on the inside that truly counts, it never hurts to have smart, spiffy attire that also lets your affable personality shine — no matter your age. And, instead of relying solely on what's trending now, it's important to build your wardrobe on a solid foundation of well-curated pieces. After all, the right dress can change your night by giving you an extra dose of confidence, a perfect pair of shoes can keep you going when you may have fallen behind, and a well-tailored shirt can actually save you money in the long run by keeping you from buying four other replacement tops.
So, with spring finally, for really-real here (even for non-Southerners), we're taking the opportunity to revisit "Rites of Fashion." This time around, we surveyed the Refinery29 staff, our moms, aunts, and friends of friends, and pored over your comments to bring you a most carefully considered list of the staples you'll need at every age. Click ahead to see our warm-weather picks for the pieces that will help you craft a bulletproof wardrobe at 24, 44, or 64 years old — and make every life moment a win.
There’s nothing more thrilling than looking at a jam-packed spring calendar filled with rooftop soirees, garden parties, and weekend weddings — until you stare into your closet abyss and realize you have nothing to wear, that is. So, we’re taking the guesswork out of event dressing by mapping out 11 key pieces read
Oh California, how we love you and your beachside weddings. Ashley + Danny had the ultimate SoCal wedding. She’s always had dreams of being a mermaid, he’s always loved the beach, and together they’ve shared a love for classic rock. So naturally they incorporated all of that into their wedding. read