12-16-19 THIS WEEK: Balancing Your Body

December 16, 2019, 2:38 pm by MSP


Could there be anything better than knowing how to dress to flatter your shape the best way possible? Umm, no! When your body looks balanced (by choosing the right clothes based on your shape), you look your best-and your confidence soars. 

Balance is everything. It's a matter of proportions, actually. Think about it, every time we eat, we try to balance the proportions of our food. We don't want to eat a whole pound of meat, or too much candy at one time because it's not a healthy or balanced thing to do. We are trying to balance the correct amount of fats, carbohydrates, and proteins. The same can be said about what we wear each day. We should be trying to find the correct proportions in the clothing we wear.

We need to know our best styles and hem lengths of tops and jacket (this is super-important) in our clothing. Our best lengths are based on our body's shape and our height. Too long or too short and our clothing makes us look off-balance. 

As your stylist, it’s my job to help you find YOUR best clothing proportions! That's exactly what is happening this week at MSP...we examine our individual body proportions and learn how to balance our body's proportions with the right clothing! Get your cloth measuring tapes ready! 


Knowledge is power. This is by far the most important style help you can get. It will help you dress your body correctly (balanced) every time...and you in turn will always look fabulous!


"Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions." ~ Coco Chanel

This week in Thursday's 5 Personal Profiles...how to balance YOUR shape by measuring your body's unique proportions! 


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MSP's Weekly Style Mission 

Look and feel extra special this week. All you have to do is this week's Style Mission! 

Wear a hat! 

Which hat style is your favorite? 

Is it a newsboy cap, a ball cap, a knit cap, or something else....



Nordstrom Brixton Fiddler Fisherman Cap

Hats are like scarves. They add that extra-chicness to everything you wear. Which hat style will you choose?


P. S. I came across this quote. Think about it as you decide which hat you will wear this week....

"Leave everyone wondering which is the more interesting piece of work...you or your hat"


What SYSters Are Saying


Dear Leslie, I just received my seasonal color chart I am SO excited because I have most of these colors in my closet! Yay! I don't have to dump my whole closet - I can just purge for other reasons, not the wrong colors! I'm so happy!

Thanks so much - I'm looking forward to learning how to make what I own really work for me, and adding a few things here and there to spice it up! I am so relieved - I was afraid to join because I thought for sure I would have to get rid of everything. Thanks again! Marjorie


Dear Leslie, 

I've always been a fashion diva. I am retired now and years ago I wore what we called "power suits" and bold accessories to go with it. I'm well educated and dressing the part has always been important for my professional image.

Style has always been my thing and I have to say even though your advice is rather basic IMHO it serves me as a good reminder from time to time. I'm always looking forward to your weekly style advice just to see what information you will be sharing.

I am hoping you can help me with a problem I have. For years I had worn large, heavy earrings. Over time my pierced holes have stretched. I just cut my hair short and I would love to be able to wear earrings again. Do you have any suggestions besides having expensive plastic surgery done? I sure appreciate all you do!

A SYS Named Barbara


MSP HERE: Dear Barbara,

I've got just the product in mind. As a former owner of a jewelry business, I came across this problem quite frequently.  

For enlarged ear holes use Lobe Wonder. It's a clear patch you apply to the backside of your ear. This patch takes most of the weight off of the lobe of the ear, making it possible to wear earrings again!

Love, Leslie MSP




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