1-16-17 THIS WEEK: The Right Way to Wear Accessories

January 16, 2017, 4:28 pm by MSP


Looking for a quick and easy way to improve your style? Have you ever considered accessories are the answer to your fashion dilemma?

Accessories are the fastest way to get your style together without spending lots of money! Accessories can do wonders for even the most basic or plain outfit. They can take the same ‘ol basics and instantly give them a new updated look (and at a fraction of the cost you would pay if you purchased more clothing)!

Accessory overload looks chaotic NOT stylish...


Coco Chanel said, "Always remove one thing before you leave the house. Less is more." 

Keeping the same bright color palette in both photos, the second outfit looks so much better with only a statement necklace (and shoes)!


Accessories can...

1. Pull unrelated pieces together

2. Transform an outfit into a completely different look

3. Make you look taller, thinner, richer, or whatever
4. They can be an inexpensive way to be 'on-trend'

5. They bring attention to your desired areas (face, neck, earlobe, waist, forearms)

 In fact, once you understand how accessories can complete every outfit--you’ll wonder why you didn’t give them the attention they're due!

Boggled by boatnecks? Unsure of what necklace you should wear with a particular neckline? Which should you choose, a long or short necklace? This week, MissusSmartyPants tells you HOW to match the correct necklace to your neckline. You'll also learn about selecting the best earrings based on face shape. Find out what works and what doesn't-and why. Knowing how to complete your outfits with the correct accessories will make you stand out in an oh-so fab way!

Join me this week...The Right Way to Wear Accessories will be posted in your MSP Personal Profile! Order your MSP Personal Profile Today!

Love, Leslie MSP


MSP's Weekly Style Mission

Shopping "out of season" or not shopping at all (instead I "shop" my closet) are my two favorite ways to save money on my wardrobe. 


Sharpen Your Pencil. When I do shop, I like to know my purchase is at the best price. However, sometimes the additional amount off isn't saving you quite as much as you think. This time of year sales are popping up left and right. It's the season for department stores and boutique alike to slash prices to make room for new merchandise.

Shop the sale racks, but first read the sale signs carefully. For example, it's common to see signs that say:


(The already reduced price)

Let's say that the previous discount off of a $100 item was 50 percent. What you need to be mindful of is that the total discount won't add up to 70 percent. The item, which costs $50 after the 50 percent discount ($100-$50) will now cost $40 after the "additional 20 percent off" ($50-$10) which is actually a total discount of just 60 percent ($100-$60). The moral of this "sale shopping" story is pay attention and ask questions before you head to the register.


What SYSters are Saying


Dear Leslie,

Today I wore a sweater top with an attached crocheted belt. Where the belt ties I wore my gold pin as a buckle for the belt.  Even through I've worn it several times before, today I received a complement on my sweater!  I would never have thought to try this without you.  I've been a subscriber for about a year and a half. . . And I still have a problem with sticking with just one or two neutral colors for my basics. Last week I wore the same pair of gray pants for 3 days in a row with different tops, jackets, jewelry, and shoes. Those three days were some of the easiest day in getting dressed I've ever had because I was wearing the same basic neutral color. . . .and NO I didn't feel that I was wearing the same thing everyday! Looks like I'm finally catching on to the concept of stylish dressing.  

Thank you for helping me dress my "D" figure for success!  Jennie in KY


Dear MSP,
Since a recent Style Mission involved jewelry, I thought I'd share a MSP inspired idea I had to organize my jewelry.
I had my handy son install a set of hooks in my closet (he nailed to side of closet shelves instead of hanging over door for more stability).
I use the bottom row of bigger hooks to hang necklaces by color (gold, white, black etc) and the top smaller hooks to hold bracelets.
I like having my own jewelry store! I love it...it's made my wardrobe accessorizing so much easier.
Love your weekly tips and shopping pics. Keep them coming!
Devotedly, Paige

Here's a cool jewelry organizing idea I pinned to my Pinterest board...

You got to SEE what you've got...if you're going to wear it!