12-5-16 THIS WEEK: 14 Fashion Rules to Break

December 5, 2016, 4:34 pm by MSP

 

One thing is for certain-things never stay the same. Time moves on, we get older, and the styles we wear change. It's hard to know how to stay current and age appropriate at the same time. However, you can relax, because that's where I come in! As your "cyber stylist" I'm here to help you look fabulous in the body you've got today-and to help you keep a modern look to your style. That's what this week's article is all about...14 Fashion Rules to Break. By knowing how to change the way you wear something, or how to wear it in the first place-you'll never second guess yourself, or your style!

Can you wear a navy dress with black accessories? Is it still a fashion "no-no" to mix navy and black, or how about brown and black together? No one wants to stand out...certainly not in a bad way. No one wants to look like they got dressed in the dark!

              

 

Which fashion "rules" can now be broken? When it comes to fashion, some rules are now being broken. Wearing white after Labor Day is no longer a style taboo, pure white in winter is a "Yes please". Double-denim is also a "Yes" if worn correctly. The problem is we are afraid to experiment because we don't how to get our look chic. Have no fear! Set aside your worries, because this week at MissusSmartyPants you will learn how to break these "rules" correctly.

 

Five Fashion Rules You Must Break

1. Avoiding wearing navy and black together

2. Not mixing prints/patterns

3. Wearing baggy tops (hiding under large un-styled tops)

4. Matching accessories, shoes and handbags

5. Believing ALL stripes make you look fat

 

These are just a few of the "fashion rules" that get BUSTED this week! In all 5 Personal Profile body types, you will see how leave these outdated fashion "rules" behind. You get "14 Fashion Rules to Break" with this week's Personal Profile posting.

 

ORDER your Personal Profile & Start Your Journey to Improved Style!

 


MSP's Weekly Style Mission

This week's Style Mission is to make a "Style File". You'll need a 3-ring binder and clear page dividers to get started. 

Been there, done that? Already have a Style File? No worries. Instead, set your timer and use 15 minutes to clean out/organize your current Style File OR 1 shelf in your closet).

 

What's a Style File? A "Style File" is a style control journal where you keep everything fashion/style related. Your Style File can be set up any way you like--but here are a couple of suggestions... Organize it into several sections. In one section, save the weekly MSP Style Articles (from the Personal Profiles) that you wish to keep for future reference. In another section, list outfits you have put together that have worked out well (this will come in handy when you are short on time). Yet in another section, tear out inspiring photos of outfits you love and anything fashion/accessory related that makes you smile.

 

  

 

Having a Style File is a fab way to help you figure out what styles, trends and colors you like the most. You will see some type of pattern emerging from your clippings. You will have as a reference outfit ideas you wish to copy or color combinations you are going to try with your own wardrobe. Your Style File will be a collection of all things style related. It's YOUR control journal and it can be a valuable tool for putting together some fabulous outfits!

 

FYI: Another valuable style tool for improving your style is MSP's "Style Recipes" eBook!

 

 

With just 25 basic pieces you can create over 100 stylish outfits. With the "Style Recipes" eBook, you get the complete list of what to have and the template of how to create one stylish look after another!

Love, Leslie MSP

 


What SYSters Are Saying

"Thank you for helping me get it back together!"

 

Dear MSP,


Thank you for helping me get it back together!

I am a full time Mom with kids 13,12 and 10. I had not been looking my best… so I decided to try your service. The change has been an absolute revolution for me!  I have not lost any substantial weight, but I have gotten more compliments than I ever did before kids.  Weird, but delightful!!  

I didn’t even shop much as I went “closet shopping” and ended up just getting rid of a bunch of "schlumpy" sweats and baggy stuff that just made me look FAT.  Now I am dressing for my "E" figure, I just feel better-Thanks!!

 

 

Dear MissusSmartyPants,

I have been a member of your site for over two years. I continue to improve my style and “think out of box” with the clothes I wear because I use your weekly shopping guides to help me. I particularly like the outfit that you do at the bottom each time. A complete outfit for my body type that I can copy!!! I love that!

One problem that continues to plague me is pant length. I know you have told us to commit to pant length. That way you have pants for flats and others for when you wear heels. I don’t have an extensive wardrobe, but thanks to you and I have only what I love. Problem is some of my pants I’d like to wear both flats and heels with. Can you tell if there is in-between length that would work for both flats and heels? I sure hate having to buy more pants!

Yours fondly, Tina



MSP HERE: Dear Tina (and MSP SYSters),

Thank you for your kind comments. I am so blessed to have the opportunity to help women with their style!

Yes, you do have to commit to a pant length. There is not an in-between pant length that is going to look proportionally correct--there just isn’t. Sorry.

However, I have come across this cool product that may be the answer to your style prayers. This product: Hem-Eze allows you to have a temporary invisible hem. It may work for your longer pants that you want to suddenly wear with a lower heel!

Here is the link to Amazon Hem-Eze