A while ago I told you about a video I  created with FlipTV Asia.

You may have already seen it as I shared it with you through my social media channels and newsletter. However, if you haven’t yet you can still watch it here!

I thought I’d summarize a few important tips that I share on the video.

1. Wear color

Tips on how to look great after 40: 1. Wear color! | 40plusstyle.com

Color gets more important as you turn older. It lightens up your face and gives you an overall fresher look!

You don’t have to go all-out with full-on color blocking as I show in the video, but can keep it subtle. For example, you could wear a red blouse underneath a gray cardigan. Or choose a gray outfit with a bright red statement necklace!

To give your outfit a little more depth and edge, you can add a third color, either in your clothes or through accessories.

2. Have fun with clothes and try out different silhouettes

Tips and tricks to look great after 40: 2. Have fun with clothes and try out different silhouettes | 40plusstyle.com

Don’t be afraid to incorporate some new trends. When I created this video printed pants were super popular. If you wear them with a toned down top, they will look very chic.

Take your pick of one of the fall 2014 trends and think about how you can incorporate that into your style this season.

3. Be creative with your clothes

Dressing tips for women over 40 | 40plusstyle.com

Do you love a short dress or another piece that you see in the shops but can’t think of how to wear it? Think outside the box and see how this garment could fit in your 40+ wardrobe.

For example, I often wear short dresses over pants or leggings. This can be a very hip and chic look that you can wear both for the day and evening. You could do the same thing with the large knitted sweaters and tunics that are popular right now.

4. Look beyond the standard t-shirt

Look beyond the standard t-shirt and try a different style | 40plusstyle.com

I have discussed this a few times on 40+ style. I believe in the basic t-shirt as a great layering tool, but not so much as an outfit in itself. When your t-shirt is your outer layer, choose one that is more unique in a shape that flatters your body type. There are now so many options in the stores and there is bound to be one that suits you. For more tips and some great tops that can hide your belly check out this page.

Of course there are many more tips and tricks on how to look great after 40 and you will find them throughout the site. If you are new, a good place to start is the how to dress after 40 section.

What would be your number one tip to look great after 40?

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