I'm fast approaching my 40th birthday and it does, in fact, feel like a milestone in a way that my 30th birthday did not. I have a question for the fabulous 40-and-over YLF ladies (and any younger ones who would like to comment!). I've read a pile of websites detailing the fashion dos and don'ts for women over 40, and they all list similar things. I place more value in YOUR opinions, however.

So, what is your take on fashion after 40? In your opinion, what are the dos and don'ts? ARE there in fact dos and don'ts? Are certain items must-haves? Are certain items off-limits? If so, why?

Uh, that was more of a cluster of questions than a single one.

I have my own ideas here, of course, and I feel like I'm going through a kind of fashion renewal at the moment. But I'd love to hear your opinions.