Rites of Fashion: What to Wear at Every Age

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For most ladies in their 20s, it's a decade of firsts - first jobs, first loves, first apartments, first (big!) mistakes. While you might not have the luxury of a cushy bank ... more 
Photo by: Refinery29
For most ladies in their 20s, it's a decade of firsts - first jobs, first loves, first apartments, first (big!) mistakes. While you might not have the luxury of a cushy bank account to help you navigate each adventure (and misadventure), you are creative about how you put things together, and that extends from your résumé to your clothes. In your 20s, you'll need to build a wardrobe that's wildly versatile but durable enough to keep up with you. less 
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By Connie Wang & Marissa Rosenblum, Refinery29

Clothes might not make the woman - that's a totally silly maxim. But, having the right tools in your wardrobe can't hurt things. Whether you're breaking down barriers in pursuit of your dream job or enjoying a night out with your closest friends, being surrounded by the right life-giving clothes and accessories can equip you with that juju to make everything go your way.

To help aid you in each decade of your life, we've highlighted the five secret weapons that we and our friends have relied on in our 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, and 60s (and for women older than that, look for a story this afternoon celebrating your particular brand of style). Check out the 25 items you should be slowly accumulating. Mojo, ahead!

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