Listen up, ladies; just because you have reached your 40’s does not mean that your vocabulary must now include the words “middle-aged,” or “frumpy.” You are still young and beautiful and you still deserve to be seen that way. All it takes is knowing the dos and don’ts of 40-year-old fashion, and you’ll feel like you’re in your 20’s again (without looking like you are actually trying to be 20).
Bring out the Best
No matter what age you are, the first rule of fashion is to always accentuate your best feature. By this point, you should be well aware of what styles flatter your curves and which colors really make you stand out. Stick with what works for you, not what you see on the covers of magazines or on runway models.
Also remember that less is more; you are a sophisticated woman and your wardrobe should reflect that. Stick with solid colors and clean lines and try to stay away from loud, busy prints. Though they may seem simple and even “boring,” remember that you can pair these pieces with a trendy pair of shoes or your favorite jewelry for a totally new look; something you can’t do with a Hawaiian tropics T-shirt.
Try New Things…Tastefully
Fashions are constantly changing and new styles are coming in and going out just as fast. If you happen to see a new style that you particularly like, don’t tell yourself that you are “too old” to give it a try.
Skinny jeans, for instance; buy a pair of simple, fashionable skinny jeans and pair them with a loose top and cardigan. This way you still look your age but very fashion forward at the same time. You just have to be smart about what you choose; stay away from zippered ankles, destructed jeans, and by all means do not throw on a pair of sneakers with the jeans just because you saw a Hollywood star do it.
By 40, you know fashion and you know what works for you. At this point in your life, you are not trying to follow current trends, but rather create a style that is all your own and leaves you feeling sexy, chic, and confident.