“There are certain taboos for older ladies - or rather, for ladies who appear to be older; colours that are too vivid and styles that are too extreme, for example a skirt that is too short.” (pg. 6)
Personally, I am not a huge fan of pastels at any age. It is incredibly easy to look washed out in them because they can diminish the vibrancy of an outfit. While I have no issue with neutral colors in general (and believe that they have a place in every closet), black can be a harder color to wear as you age. Navy blue is a great alternative because the color is not nearly as harsh against the skin.
Bright colors should not only be the domain of the youthful and while some styles may be more appropriate when you are young, an additional birthday under your belt does not necessarily mean that all your skirts should suddenly become longer. At any age you will look your best when you choose styles that flatter your body and colors that enhance your complexion and make you smile.
“The most elegant women are those who have discovered their personal style and who, through years of dressing themselves with care, know exactly what suits them and stick to it.” (pg. 10)