09-30-14 MSP's Scarf Tying Primer

September 29, 2014, 4:52 pm by MSP


I'm always chatting up the need for more versatility in our wardrobes. Without a doubt, a basic yet versatile wardrobe is essential to becoming a stylish woman. Why is this aspect of wardrobe building so important? Because purchasing clothes "willy nilly" (without a plan) means you'll have a lot of clothes, but nothing that really goes together.

Once you establish a flexible and resourceful core wardrobe.... you will purchase less clothes over time; yet you will be able to create more outfits...which in turn makes you more stylish!

Remember this saying: Do not to purchase something unless "You can wear it at least three different ways". Perhaps you sometimes hear my voice (in your head) saying this while you shop, LOL! As a stylist, I know "one item, three ways" way of shopping will help you build a better core wardrobe because it makes you focus on your core pieces first. However, there are a few other fab ways to E-X-P-A-N-D your wardrobe possibilities... you can build stylish outfits by relying heavily on your clever use of accessories!

It's fall, it's scarf season! One of the best accessories (especially in cooler months) are scarves. Having said that, after awhile wearing scarves the same way over and over gets rather dull. How else how can you wear your scarf? What other ways can you tie your scarves for unique looks that create fun and interest to your outfit?


Lucky for you...This week I'm sharing UNIQUE ways to wear your scarves!

These are not your average tied knots... These scarf tying suggestions are going to "wow" others (and you)!


I've got some style tricks up my sleeve (okay, maybe not up my sleeve...but rather with my scarves, LOL)! I'll start you off with some basic scarf knots and then I'll show you a few more jazzy ones. From there, we'll take it up a knot or two.

With an extra twist here and the right lengths pulled through as described, you'll become an expert at scarf tying. Get this step-by-step photo guide of scarf tying this week in your Personal Profile!



Join MissusSmartyPants today and get this Thursday's Scarf Tying Guide!


MSP's Weekly Style Mission

This week's Style Mission is a "no-brainer"...it's wear a scarf week!

That's right, you're going to want to show off the new ways you've learned to wear a scarf this week.

Be sure to write me and share the reactions you've received from those around you. Email me at: missusmsp@yahoo.com

Love, Leslie MSP

A bright scarf simply tied gives any outfit a certain level of sophistication...


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What SYSters are Saying


"I stepped out of my comfort zone..."


Dear MSP, I stepped out of my comfort zone! I am an A, Petite, short waist and flat tush YIKES! Well today I am excited to share my copycat photo with you (here in the MSP Forum). I finally listened and am building my basic wardrobe...my first skirt in years!

No more excuses for me :) I copied this J. Jill look. My sweater is from Macy's, skirt from Land’s End (all on Sale). I feel happy, confident and pretty! MSP thanks for all the encouragement! Jennifer


MSP HERE: Dear Jennifer, 

Your style is rocking! I love your basic skirt. The wheels in my mind started to turn as I can think of so many fall outfits you are going to create with your new skirt!

I'm glad "Celebrity Inspired Style" got you "listening" and now YOU have fab style. You are confident and pretty...and...more importantly it shows :)

Love, Leslie MSP



I got choked up when I read this email from a dear SYSter...

Just read your last email about "Owning Your Style". Had to write and say that your words are like a soft blanket that provides warmth and comfort. Thanks for using your skills to instruct and encourage your readers. You are a BIG BLESSING to so many women! May you be doubly blessed in return. :) -Anonymous in FL


In response to this SYSter's recent purchase of MSP's eBook “Style Recipes”...  

Dear Leslie,

Thank you for this great avenue to fun, beautiful and balanced dressing...

I have printed out the Style Recipes eBook and I’m keeping it on my sweater shelf...ready to take a look. Wish I had found you long ago...all those hours in dilemma...of what to wear are now spent in discovery of how what I already have goes together like magic...

Could not have done it without your fashion sense. Thanks so much and again for the fun and confidence!!! Ellen


Dear Leslie,

This saying (below) is also good for the FLYLady :)
PS: Thank you SO much miss leslie for all you do ~

~i have been doing much better at working the wardrobe than i ever
have before
~i actually think about the shape and construction of an artic
le b4 bringing it home

~i actually think about 'my' colors before i bring it home
~and if it doesn't work with 3 things it stays on the rack
this is ALL due to your ability to share your passion
and i THANK YOU ♥ u



Let me introduce myself, my name is Jennifer, I am a 30-something stay at home mom.  I have received your advice for years, and have always enjoyed and looked forward to your weekly updates!  I always look forward to seeing how you use your own advice and principles and I hope that the pictures that you post of yourself won't stop. I have always thought you looked great!  Keep up the great advice - and the great pictures so we can see how you put yourself together because it is so helpful!


Dear Leslie,

YOU LOOK GREAT! I love it when you post photos of your outfits. You always look so comfortable, stylish, and put-together, and your advice helps me do the same.

I am a professional opera singer and also have a blog. It's my experience that anyone who is in the public eye --- even a little --- is somehow magically opened up to all sorts of comments. You should hear some of the things people have said to my face about performances, or my dress, or hair! (One of my favorites: an orchestra member came up to me and said, "You don't have your scary face on today!" To this day I have no idea what she meant). If you are in the public eye, there is always a sort of person who thinks this means they can dispense with courtesy and say whatever they think. Sometimes they believe that if they paid for a ticket (or a subscription to a service) this exempts them from the rules of etiquette, and sometimes even from common decency. Just something to think about when you are in the public eye.

Best wishes, Cindy


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