3-22-21 THIS WEEK: How to Climb Out of a Style Rut: Pandemic Edition

March 22, 2021, 3:37 pm by MSP


Question: Since the pandemic, do you have no place to go (Read: no real reason to dress up)?

Whether you do have some place to go, or not, dressing has become more casual than ever-dare I say it; even sloppy.

It seems many of us have lost our style "mojo" and want it back.

As you look through your closet at every possible item you could wear-nothing looks good. That's when you realize; you're in a style rut. It happens, and this year it's super-frustrating! 

You need something to change in regards to your style (or rather, your lack of style). Relax. MissusSmartyPants is here for you. This week's article, "How to Climb Out of a Style Rut-Pandemic Edition". These timely tweaks will help you transform your casual style into something that will uplift your spirits ...so what are you waiting for?


This week, MSP has the right "tweaks" to get you out of your "pandemic" style rut!


Style ruts happen. I've found the #1 reason we slip into style ruts, me included, is because we are so busyWe end up wearing the same clothes and styles for YEARS (does this sound familiar?)...finally, we realize we need to change something.

Haven't changed for quite some time? Well then, this is your week to do something about it! Style is continually evolving. It never stays put...therefore, our style needs to move forward too. Let's do this-together. Let's refresh our appearance. Let's change the way we wear things and put a little more effort into what we wear. Amazing things will start to happen when we do! 

A few quick tweaks and you're on the fast-track to rediscovering fabulous style again! 

Climbing out of a style rut will give you a whole new perspective of how you feel about yourself. A style refresh can be one of the best self-help therapies you can do for yourself. 


Rediscover YOUR style again. Order your MSP Personal Profile today!


MSP's Weekly Style Mission

This week's Style Mission: Wear a scarf as a necklace!

This week wear a scarf as a necklace. It's a fabulous "new" way to add some pizzazz to your casual spring wardrobe.

What fun colored scarf can you add to your usual t-shirt and jeans outfit?

Love, Leslie MSP

A "scarf necklace" is the perfect accessory for spring...


P.S. How to make your "scarf necklace": Roll up a square scarf. Tie a square knot in the middle (or several knots, if the scarf is on the longer side). Then, tie it at the back of your neck to create a necklace.


Dear MSP...

"You have paid sponsors"

 I feel that you are only offering the clothing selections for my body type from sponsers that pay you and sponser you. Please make me feel better about this. Angela C



Dear Angela,

Thank you for sharing your concerns. Yes, MissusSmartyPants does use affiliate links. The shopping guides give you "guidelines" or style suggestions (and inspiration) for each of the 5 body types. Each article of clothing and complete outfits have been selected specifically for each shape. You do not need to use these links. Everything is shared as style inspiration and you are free to shop using the links (if you are interested), or you could find similar suggested styles at stores near you. Keep in mind, you can also "shop your closet" or consignement stores, or any place for that matter. What is important is, understanding the best styles for your shape.

Love, Leslie MSP



Dear SYSter Leslie,

First, I want to take this opportunity to tell you how much I am enjoying and benefiting from the advice you give each week in my personal profile.  I have not had to spend nearly the time or the money that I feared would be required to give my wardrobe quite a lift!  I am now receiving regular compliments on my appearance that I credit directly to you!  

Thank you! Karen


Dear Leslie,
Thank you for helping me improve my style. I never knew what style was. I grew up missing a fashion gene or something, lol!

With your website I am now learning how to dress my shape and it makes such a difference! Not only do I get compliments at work, someone asked my opinion about a purse. I could not believe it! My life is changed for the better!

I have a question about bras as I am still learning these girl things. Awhile back you mentioned how wearing the proper size bra can make you look better in your clothes. I need to replace my bras, mine really are pitiful looking and I have put this off long enough.

Can you tell me how long bras last and how many bras should I have in the first place?

Thanks for this wonderful service! Fondly, Donna

MSP HERE: Dear Donna,

Your bras will last a full 12 months IF you do the following:

  • Purchase quality bras
  • Rotate at least four(4) bras so that each of them gets equal wear
  • Never wear a bra two days in a row. Let the elastic “rest” a day
  • Hand wash (w/ baby shampoo or lingerie wash) OR machine wash gentle. NO Woolite (this oil-based product ruins elastic) If your machine has an agitator (put bras in a laundry bag)
  • NEVER put your bras in the dryer!
  • Don’t use them for working out; wear sports bras
  • Store them neatly to preserve the molded shape of the cups

Purchasing quality bras gets expensive, so it makes sense to make your investments last. One of the best ways to do that is by washing your bras in lingerie bag on a gentle cycle. The bag keeps them from twisting-up and stretching out in the wash.


Your silhouette will look slimmer when you are wearing the correct size bra (The fact is: 8 out of 10 women are NOT wearing the right size bra) so if it's been awhile since you have purchased a new bra, ask a sales associate for a professional fitting--don’t guess your size!

Love, Leslie MSP

P.S. I will do an article in the near future on bras, and how to get your best fit...stay tuned!