5-21-18 THIS WEEK: 4 Pieces, 12 Different Outfits!

May 21, 2018, 5:53 pm by MSP

... It's re-mix week at MissusSmartyPants.com!

This week learn how to create some pretty cool outfits using only 4 items. That's right-using only four pieces you can create over a dozen outfits!

 

Take only 4 pieces and create over a dozen outfits! That's right, over 12 outfits. These stylish looks are ones you'll surely to want to copy. By learning how to maximize your wardrobe cool things happen... you learn how to be more creative with only a few items...and that's makes you, one stylish gal!

Do the style math. Take a few clothing items, mix them...and see your style multiply! You will soon realize the importance of a good core wardrobe. The truth is, you really don't need a vast wardrobe to be stylish! You have enough in your closet right now.

Don't shop...rework your closet instead. Let's take the same clothes we always wear the same way and get creative (remix them). A 're-mix' of your wardrobe into new outfits expands your own style + saves you money! 

This week, I've created a visual presentation to inspire you. I've taken items from my very own closet and mixed them to create "new" outfits for a variety of occasions--from weekend casual to weekday business.

 

Here's one of the outfits I put together using my favorite short-sleeved jacket.

I find this jacket so wearable because I can wear it with white shorts, cropped jeans, or even a skirt or dress!

I'll guarantee that you will see outfits you've never dreamed would go together! Use these fun outfit ideas as inspiration to make your own unique looks.

Give this a try right now. Take one of your closet orphans and give it another chance in your wardrobe. By doing so, you will see what you already have can be worn in new ways. It just takes some mixing and matching. It's like playing dress-up! See what works, or better yet, use MY IDEAS from this week's article.

Get ready, get set. This week your style is going to turn into something absolutely fabulous--and the best part; there's nothing new to buy!

Love, Leslie MSP

 

“Four Items, 12 Different Outfits” will be posted this Thursday. Get access to it by ordering your MSP Personal Profile today!

 


MSP's Weekly Style Mission


Dear SYSters,

This week's style mission seems appropriate since the weekly style topic is about "re-mixing".

This week's style mission is to "mix it up"!

By organizing and going through your closet, you'll probably create quite a mess. But it's okay, don't worry. Why? Because by cleaning out your clutter, you will rediscover clothes and accessories you've probably forgotten about. This allows you to see what you have in a new light. Now's the time to create some new outfits. Pick a garment, then select an accessory OR start with the accessory, then create an outfit just for it!

Think out of the box. Mix fashion and expensive jewelry together for a unique look, or mix classic clothes with trendy accessories...you get the idea~

 

Why not layer several necklaces for a unique look?

  

 

STYLE TIP: Record your new outfits for future reference!

Use 3x5 notecards (and keep them in your Style File) or take photos using your phone to keep track of new looks you create. This "outfit list" will help you on days when you are short on time. 

Love, Leslie MSP


Dear MissusSmartyPants...

 

Leslie,

 

I’m embarrassed I might be asking a stupid question. . .but I’m hoping the only stupid question is the one you have that you never ask.  :)  

 

So I just read the article on capsule dressing and Leslie said she uses a black purse and shoes.  Is this year round?  I use my black purse in the fall and winter, but I thought you weren’t supposed to use a black purse in the summer.  Am I wrong on this rule?  Can you use a black purse year round?  And I guess along these same lines, can you use a beige purse year round?  I thought you could only use a beige or light cream purse in the summer, but now I’m wondering if I might be wrong on this.

 

Thank you so much for your program!  I love it.

 

A Happy SYSter

 

 

MSP HERE: Dear Happy SYSter,

 

Thanks for your style question. It’s a good question because other MSP SYSters might wonder about this as well.

 

In the Capsule Dressing for Spring article-I was referencing a small wardrobe capsule I made. I used all the same color accessories for ease of putting together outfits within this capsule (in this case, black accessories were used).

 

The new “rule” is any color accessory can be worn year round. So, if you like beige and light cream accessories (just as long as its not a straw tote) and the material is season-less (like leather) keep using them as you see fit.

 

Also, if you prefer to use darker colors in the cooler weather and lighter colors only in the warmer months you can do that too. Basically the new rule is; there is no rule.

 

Hope that helps clear the confusion!

 

Love, Leslie MSP


 

Dear MissusSmartyPants,
 
I've been a subscriber since January, and I think I'm 'getting it'! The other day I tried dressing 'casual chic' with items already in my closet and while I may not have hit the bull’s-eye, at least I was on the board! I was at the mall today and for the first time in my life, I was consistently seeing how clothes can work together to create outfits! This is so exciting!

I was also raving about you to my friend, and I think she will sign up too! We're both new moms with kids under three, but we still want to look our best without spending a lot of money. For us, that means finding pieces that work multiple ways, and also are practical and comfortable since we're moving around a lot with the kids.

I would love to see a 'baby steps to MSP' similar to Flylady's babysteps. As someone who has had no fashion interest or sense for most of my life, it has been a bit overwhelming to try to figure out where to start. I purged my closet and found some great jeans that fit me well, but I'm not sure where to go from here to figure out my style or round out my wardrobe.

Sorry this is so long, but I have to also say thank you so much for what you do! I don't have the time to hunt down the fashion tips you provide in your e-mails, so if it weren't for you and FlyLady, I would probably still be in my maternity sweats and flip-flops several years from now! You have both helped me change my life for the better.

Thank you so much!
Please sign me: New Mom in Texas
 
MSP HERE: Dear New Mom in Texas,
 
I’m so happy to hear you are ‘getting it’. Style certainly does take some trial and error and we don’t get things ‘right’ every time, and that’s okay.
 
I believe that every morning when we decide what to wear, it is much more than just putting on clothes, it’s an opportunity to express who we are.
 
To answer your style question about dressing in a very warm climate, you are limited in your choices due to the heat. Instead of trying to wear scarves, lightweight jackets and such, it’s best to play up your style with COLOR. For example, look for ballet flats in bright colors, large rainbow striped totes, colorful bottoms or floral skirts. You get the idea: wearing less is more when the heat is on.
 
I do understand when you start a journey of improved style and begin dressing for your body type; it can be a bit overwhelming. However, if you use FlyLady’s philosophy of “one babystep at a time” you will begin to have “AHA” moments where understanding more about style makes sense.
 
4 tips to get your style to come together:
 
1. Start with a closet purge. Remove what you are not wearing, so you can see what IS being worn (you are probably only wearing 20% of what’s in your closet).
 
2. Review the weekly shopping guides for your body type. This is the best way to help you understand which clothes flatter and balance your shape best (and why).
 
3. Read (and save for future reference) the weekly Style Articles. They will give you very specific style: like understanding the basics of body proportion, dressing an undefined waist, how to select the right shoe for what you are wearing, and more!
 
4. Use my List of Wardrobe Basics (posted in each Personal Profile) to help you build your list of essentials every woman should have. There are lots of great style tips listed there to help you as well.
 
Enjoy your style journey or process. This is something every woman needs to do for herself. Remember: it’s not about the destination, but the journey itself.
 
Love, Leslie MSP