4-5-21 Wardrobe Simplicity

April 5, 2021, 7:35 pm by MSP


Sometimes we make things more complicated than they need to be. 

We have a way of complicating things, especially when it's something we are unsure of. We very well may be able to handle the task...IF we had the right mind-set. The same can be said about how to improve our style. IF we really knew what to do, then perhaps we'd do it.

This week, we set ourself up with a "can-do" attitude-and we go back to basics. Sometimes you just need to un-complicate things to reveal the true beauty and simplicity. 


The best wardrobe is based on simplicity...a good wardrobe is all about the basics.

How functional is your wardrobe? 

A simple wardrobe is not only stylish, it's a functional one. Can you rely on your basics to create an outfit for a specific occasion? 

When you are short on time, can you go into your closet and easily create something fabulous to wear? 

Too often, we don't have what we really need. The answer to most dressing issues can be found by simplifying our wardrobes. That's right. A better wardrobe starts with the BASICS.

This week at MSP you will learn how to build a better wardrobe. You will learn the right organization techniques and the “must-haves” for every woman's closet and be able to put together more outfits. This is going to save you time and money. An organized closet brings peace to your life and will re-energize your spirit like nothing else! Soon you will find you love what you wear--every single day! 

Join me this Thursday as we unravel the secrets of wardrobe simplicity. In all five Personal Profiles, I’ll share the best ways to organize your closet. I'll also show you how to PLAN your wardrobe so you will have something to wear for every occasion that suddenly pops up. 

This week's "how-to" plan will give you a peace of mind because you'll have what you need. Wardrobe simplicity is the way to look and feel better about your image.

Love, Leslie MSP

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MSP Teaches Body Acceptance: The Real Secret to Great Style!

Linda says, 

"Even just in my own lifetime, I have gone through changes from my twenties, as a young mother and on up to my mid-fifties now. I always thought I had very wide shoulders and felt huge. It was a combination of a distorted self-image and not knowing how to dress for the body I have. 

Thanks to you, MissusSmartyPants, I am dressing for how I'm designed, and my shoulders have "magically shrunk". Thank you for teaching an "older girl" new tricks."

MSP's Weekly Style Mission

This week’s Style Mission: It's a closet fling! FLING at least two (2) items from your closet you have not worn in at last 6 months. 

Be honest. You know there are at least two items in your closet taking up valuable real estate! You have no plans to wear these items because either they don’t fit you right or they are the wrong color for you. Fling them now and release yourself of this closet guilt!


Hury! Set your timer. 

Spend 15 minutes inside your closet...then FLING at least two (2) items!


What SYSters Are Saying

Dear Missus Smarty Pants,

I cannot believe the compliments coming my way.  I am 62 years old and about 30 pounds overweight, but people are frequently saying “you look sassy,” “you looked very pretty at our meeting,” “have you lost weight?”  I haven’t received these kinds of remarks since I was 40.  And they’re coming from my colleagues and friends who are 30 years younger than I am!

What a difference proper fit, style, proportion and color make.  Systers, I’m probably preaching to the choir here, but NEVER believe that style is irrelevant.  People will listen to you and pay attention to your message when you are pleasant to look at.  Why not make an effort to look good? 

It costs very little but a little time, and it’s time very well spent. Thank you, thank you, Leslie for your knowledge and generous sharing of your skills.

Best regards and all my thanks, Carol


Dear MSP
I was one of those gals who looked upon others who were so stylish with envy.  I never believed I could be one of them.  I often tried to emulate their style and of course came up short much of the time.  One woman – a friend – I really admire, but her shape and coloring are completely different from mine.  When I tried to dress like her of course it didn’t work!  While I still admire her style, I now realize that I wouldn’t be caught dead in her clothes (LOL)!  I spent a lot of money on impulse purchases-just to wear the clothes once (if at all!).  I had a closet packed with clothes and never had anything to wear!

It’s been a long journey for me.  I’ve made a few fashion mistakes, but I’ve learned a lot about myself and I think I’ve developed a unique style that works for me.  I have even lost a lot of weight!  It’s funny how we get stuck in that – “I’ll wait until I lose weight to buy clothes” rut.  Every woman at every size is beautiful.  I am a perfect example of the case where I decided to look good at the size I was at and somehow – because I felt good about myself – started to lose weight!!  It really works in reverse of how we think it will work!  Try it ladies!
Anyway, I had an AHA moment a few weeks ago that made me realize just how much my life has changed because of MSP.  I work at a rather conservative bank that has a pretty strict dress code.  I often have to visit our branches and/or attend meetings.  I was at one of our branches when I received compliments on my outfit (I was wearing a dress – something that did not happen much pre-MSP).  One woman (who can be rather snippy and snide) made the comment that I was just dressed up because I had a meeting.  Well, pre-MSP, that might’ve been the case.  I often “dressed up” or wore an outfit I felt good in because I had a meeting (I’ve been known to even go out and buy a new outfit if it was a really important meeting – LOL!).  That is, when I remembered to check my calendar!!  I would often go to meetings feeling frumpy and sometimes that makes a person sort of cower in the corner and hope no one notices them!  When this woman made this not-so-nice comment, I thought to myself “No, I would’ve worn this outfit even if I didn’t have a meeting!”  Now, I feel good in all my clothes!  And, I am always meeting-ready!
Thank you MSP!
Susan J