Now that you’re slowly coming into your own, it’s time to start #adulting and thinking about investments you should be making in your 20s. We know it’s tempting to always choose the cheap and easy option, but there are some things you shouldn’t skimp on—especially if your goal is to make a name for yourself. Ahead are eight things that you should be investing in:
1. The perfect black dress
We all know it’s every girl’s secret weapon, which is why it never goes out of style. For some flair, opt for one with a detailed sleeve or a little sparkle. Focus on finding a black dress that fits perfectly—no matter what size—and makes you feel sexy and professional at the same time.
2. A great pair of comfortable shoes
Sneakers, heels, flats—it’s your call. Even designers are creating athleisure fashion lines. But crushing your feet in cheap shoes is such a rookie mistake and neglecting your orthopaedic health is a big no-no.
3. An oversized watch
Punctuality is a virtue, but what’s really great about this is that it’s as much an accessory as it is a timepiece. Plus, you can layer it with bracelets.
4. An ~adult~ bag
Trade your backpack for something classier. You’re not an overtired student sauntering in a classroom anymore. To be put to the most use, buy a handbag in a color that goes with everything (read: neutral).
5. A signature fragrance
There’s something about a woman who always smells amazing. For a scent that’s both sophisticated and sensual, try Jo Malone London's Star Magnolia. It doesn’t overpower, which makes it a top choice for your everyday perfume. Housed in an elegant bottle, it’s perfect for every girl who wants to leave a lasting impression with its floral and fresh notes. Jo Malone London also has a Limited Edition Hair Mist which you can wear with the cologne. You can check more about it on their Facebook page here.
Star Magnolia is exclusively available in Jo Malone London Greenbelt 5, SM Aura, SM Megamall, Rustan’s Shangri-la, Rustan’s Cebu.
6. Life insurance
More than statement pieces in your wardrobe, you should also be thinking about your future—and not just when a major life event occurs. If you’re already in a serious, committed relationship, looking into a life insurance policy will also benefit your partner. Do it for love!
7. A credit card
Yes, we’re serious. No, there’s no need to be afraid. A huge part of growing up is learning how to control your finances, being disciplined enough not to swipe every time you find a cute top, and building your credit.
8. Your own space
Nobody expects you to put a down payment on a house, but it’s time to start into looking renting your own space—even if it’s with a roommate. After all, you can’t live with mom and dad forever, right?