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Tip: Look for cowls, scoop- and moderate V-necks to elongate the neck.

Lucky Brand’s print top with slit scoop neck; originally $79.50, now $49.99 at Lucky Brand shops, Garden City and Manhattan.

Fashion tips: Look fab after 40

Long Island native Lois Joy Johnson, 63, gives wardrobe tips for women over 40 in her new book, "The Wardrobe Wakeup: Your Guide to Looking Fabulous at Any Age" (Running Press, $23).
The book has scores of tips for women on how to look good as their lives -- and bodies -- shift (and, yes, sometimes sag). Instead of models, she's got photos of 18 friends and colleagues of a certain age who've all "survived trends, fads, weight changes, husbands, jobs, grown-up kids and life's little lemons with wit and style," she declares.
Here, Lois-approved pieces for a new you.

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"I've given up minis, chunky sweaters and big dangly earrings forever," declares Lois Joy Johnson, whose new book, "The Wardrobe Wakeup: Your Guide to Looking Fabulous at Any Age," focuses on women 40 and older.

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Tip: "Comfort's great, but don't stop there."

Aqua knit peplum top, $58 at select Bloomingdale’s and bloomingdales.com

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Tip: "Comfort's great, but don't stop there."

XOXO flat riding boots, $79 at select Macy’s and macys.com.

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Tip: "Comfort's great, but don't stop there."

Gap 1969 boyfriend style relaxed jeans, $69.95 at select stores or gap.com.

Tip: Look for cowls, scoop- and moderate
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Tip: Look for cowls, scoop- and moderate V-necks to elongate the neck.

Lucky Brand’s print top with slit scoop neck; originally $79.50, now $49.99 at Lucky Brand shops, Garden City and Manhattan.

Tip: Look for cowls, scoop- and moderate
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Tip: Look for cowls, scoop- and moderate V-necks to elongate the neck.

Diane von Furstenberg silk/spandex V-neck top, with pleating around the neck and cuffs; $225 at select Bloomingdale’s and bloomingdales.com.

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Tip: Look for cowls, scoop- and moderate V-necks to elongate the neck.

Merino wool-blend chevron sweater; $54.95 at select Gap stores and gap.com.

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Tip: "A nude shoe helps elongate the legs."

KORS Michael Kors platform pumps; $250 at select Bloomingdale’s and bloomingdales.com.

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Tip: "A nude shoe helps elongate the legs."

Stuart Weitzman for Scoop NYC ballet flats; $365 at select Scoop NYC stores and scoopnyc.com.

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Tip: "Mix prints for a contemporary look."

Josie Natori’s elegant silk charmeuse dress, $495, and lightweight, felted wool jacket, $695; at natori.com.

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Tip: "Mix prints for a contemporary look."

Cotton-blend striped T-shirt, $42, the stretch-cotton pieced jean, $118, and a sleek, solid leather biker jacket, $378; all at A/X Armani Exchange stores and armaniexchange.com.

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Tip: "Mix prints for a contemporary look."

Ann Taylor floral tee, $44, arriving mid-January at select stores and anntaylor.com.

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Tip: "Wear one color head-to-toe."
It’s quick and fool-proof. “What-goes-with-what is never an issue and you always look longer and slimmer,” writes Johnson. It doesn’t have to be a suit (pair separates in the same color family) or this bright (navy and neutrals are great for more traditional souls), but we couldn’t resist Josie Natori’s mandarin-collar jacket in orchid, $550, and cropped pant, $350, in Italian stretch cotton; at natori.com.

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Tip: "Don't fear strong color."

Vibrant, ripe shades give ashy, sallow or otherwise aged complexions “a real power surge,” like adding a little blush, notes Johnson. So check out Ann Taylor’s juicy deconstructed blazer; $98, available mid-January in stores and anntaylor.com.

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Tip: "Heavy earrings add years to your looks."
Orange flower studs from Lavish by Tricia Milaneze; $89 at Gallery Couture, Manhasset; Adornments, Sag Harbor; or find other options at lavishjewelry.us.

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Tip: "Know what looks great...even when it's dirt cheap."
Style & Co.’s clutch in silver chain-mail; $26.98 at select Macy’s stores and macys.com.

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