2-19-18 THIS WEEK: 12 Steps to Style Swagger

February 19, 2018, 12:55 pm by MSP


Change begins when you take that first step. It's this first step that often feels shaky and uncertain. Sometimes it feels more like a leap of faith. But, that's okay when it comes to your style. This newness and excitement means something good is about to happen! I'm excited, aren't you???

Get your act together (style wise) before spring arrives! This week's article: "12 Steps to Style Swagger" will energize your wardrobe and help you get your style mojo going before spring is here. This list of 12 items are clever ways to take your first step to improved style. It will amaze you how doing just one of these twelve steps can change everything-stylewise!

One new "style tweak" can change everything! This week, learn how you don't have to spend a fortune, or go crazy shopping to update your look. If you have the main wardrobe essentials, staying current and modern can be as easy as just changing-just-one-thing. If you always wear your hair the same way, apply the same lip color, grab the same style of shoes-find out the NEW key changes you can make to shift your ho-hum style into style fabulousness (I think I just made up this word, lol).

12 steps to Style Swagger will have at least one thing that's going to perk up your style-like never before!


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MSP's Weekly Style Mission

How closely do your clothes reflect your style, your body, and your coloring? 

Each week, I show you how to choose clothing based on your body shape and explain what's flattering - and what’s not. I also stress the importance of wearing the right colors for your skin, eye and hair coloring. Why? Because color gives off an emotional connection and when chosen correctly, the right color makes you look perfectly vibrant! 

Wearing colors in your ‘seasonal colors’  (ones that complement your hair, eye, and skin color) make YOU look absolutely vibrant!


This week’s Style Mission: Figure out two (2) colors that make you look amazing.  

Having a couple of “go to” colors makes shopping so much easier. Do you know what your “go to” colors are? You can try to find them by holding up certain colors you like near your face. Do they make your natural coloring come alive? Or do you look pale and washed out when they are held near your face. If so that means that particular color is not for you. 


Here are color suggestions based on hair color:

Brown/black hair: black, turquoise, cool reds, fuchsia

Blonde hair shades: grays, earth tones, blues, chocolate brown, peachy pink

Redheads: mint green, earth tones, camel, light gold


Do you need help finding your “go to” colors? 

If so, order your personal color analysis today!

Based on your coloring: You will get from MSP a wardrobe color chart +Seasonal color information!


What SYSters Are Saying


Hi MSP! 

I’ve been following MissusSmartyPants for over a year now.  My mother-in-law recently asked me to go shopping with her to help her pick out clothes.  She said, “You always look so put-together”.   I couldn’t believe it, because that was something no one had ever said to me before.  I was able to help her and she picked out a very nice outfit that she loves. 

Thanks for all that you do to help us look “put-together”! 

Fondly, Valerie


Hello, Missus Smarty Pants!


I have been a very satisfied MSP member since 2014. I've been delighted with the knowledge you've shared with me over the years! I am not naturally an organized, thoughtful clothing buyer. I tend to get completely overwhelmed when I go shopping! Thankfully, your style missions and personal profiles for my "E" body type have helped me acquire a wardrobe that I love!


I am in the process of losing weight. (Baby steps!) This slow-and-steady process has required the purchase of a "new" wardrobe within the past few months. I've had a few pieces that I love tailored to my newest shape. Other pieces simply need to be replaced. 


I have found ThredUp to be a wonderful tool in helping me acquire new pieces for my capsule wardrobes. I love saving money while finding gems on their site! However....READ MORE AT MSP'S FACEBOOK PAGE


DEAR Missus Smarty Pants,

I just joined your style service yesterday.  Since then, I have been pouring over the information on your website.  I am ecstatic at finally figuring out how to shop and what to buy for myself!  I am like many women who don't shop because I didn't know what to buy.  I was looking at the shopping guides today, deciding what shirts would be appropriate for me, and in which color!  I was able to decide for or against clothing because of the style or the color.  This is so amazing to me!

I am currently a stay-at-home Mom who recently became Music Director at my church.  Other than the obvious, dressing up for Sunday services, there are rehearsals and a semi-casual service during the week!  I used to wear t-shirts and baggy jeans to these casual gatherings, and last night, I had on a very simple outfit that really made me look more put-together - how I've been wanting to look, but not knowing how without being super-dressed up!

Yesterday, when I went to the wholesale discount club (BJ'S) where they sell clothing laid out on tables, I was able to purchase 2 basic items for my wardrobe that look great in both fit/style and color (and were quite a deal)!  I was also able to put back 2 sweaters because they were too bulky and didn't emphasize my waist.  I had the right color, but not the right style. 

All of this to say thank you! I had given up on being able to find flattering clothing and played the "hit-or-miss" game every time I went shopping or even got dressed! 

Thank you for restoring my confidence in the fact that I will be learning how to care for myself and present myself as a person with confidence! 

Sincerely, Leah



First of all, thank you for all your wonderful outfit ideas every week! I cleaned out my closet and gave away about half of it to a friend who could use them. I kept the basics and started adding color to make new outfits and have never had so many complements.  

I just returned from a three week trip and for the first time ever, I packed right. I used your packing list and adjusted for the length of the trip. Thank you! I even used it as a basis for my husband's list by just changing the obvious differences.  

I look forward every week to your column.



Pssst! The best way to move your style forward is to remove the clutter from your closet! Need help with your closet purge? MSP’s Closet Purge Help