11-25-19 THIS WEEK: 14 Fashion Rules to Break

November 25, 2019, 3:19 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 over time.

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 in one outfit, or how about brown and black together? No one wants to stand out...and certainly not in a bad way. You also don't want to look like you 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 and modern. Have no fear! Set aside your worries, because this week at MissusSmartyPants you will learn how to break these "rules" the right way.


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 In all 5 Personal Profile body types, you will see how leave these outdated fashion "rules" behind.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: Clean out your handbag, or switch it to another handbag.

Is your handbag starting to weigh you down? 
When was the last time you switched out your handbag?


FYI: Carrying a larger handbag can make you look 5 lbs slimmer! 

(Remember, just because you have a larger handbag...doesn't mean you have to fill it up)


Talbots Plaid Tweed Satchel

Does your handbag quickly becoming a catch-all for everything? From receipts to pens, lipsticks, bottles of sanitizer, restaurant napkins, and everything in-between? Spend 5 minutes every Sunday night and get it decluttered for the week ahead.

Need help organizing what's left in your handbag? Consider adding a handbag organizer. Check them out on Amazon: 



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