Help! I’m Turning 30 and Having an Existential Style Crisis

By Emilia Petrarca

“I feel like I’ve come out of the pandemic just as I hit 30, and I don’t know how to dress anymore,” said one reader of her wardrobe. I’ve gotten a lot of questions like this lately: “Should your wardrobe change when you are about to turn 30?” asked another person. “I just turned 40 and have never thought much about my personal style,” said someone else. “Where do I start?”

“The really fun part about one’s twenties is the discovery of personal style,” says designer Norma Kamali in her memoir-slash-self-help-book. “You have the freedom to dress any way you would like at this time, so experimenting is the way to do it.”

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