Our fashion experts show you how to look stylish at 40
Louise Brassey is 45 and lives in Wiltshire.
What works for me
Colour – I love it.
I would never wear…
Shorts. And I just can’t revisit the 80s again – that’s a no-go area now I’m over 40!
Louise needs to play her part in promoting that feeling of romance, and this spring’s long, swishy florals are perfect for summery parties.
Floral maxi dress, £180, 8 to 16, Nougat. Heels, £139, LK Bennett. Bangle, £15, Diva at Miss Selfridge. Ring, £12, Marks & Spencer. Earrings, Louise's own
Blue dress, £265, 8 to 16, Joseph. White cardigan, £65, s to l, The White Company. Long pearl necklace, from a selection, Claire’s Accessories. Pearl ring, £8, Accessorize
Blue maxi dress, £180, 8 to 16; flats, £40, both Nougat. Necklace, £8, Accessorize. Diamanté ring, from a selection, New Look