2-6-17 THIS WEEK: Choosing Your Spring Colors

February 6, 2017, 3:47 pm by MSP



According to the groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil we have six weeks more of winter this year. I don't know about you, but personally, I've never considered a groundhog a credible source for my weather information, LOL. Actually, I choose NOT to believe the groundhog's predictions. In my mind, spring will be here soon, and that's why I'm planning my spring wardrobe colors now!


Spring 2017 seasonal colors are on their way to your local stores right now. 

What is going to be your favorite "new" color to wear this spring? 


"Designers are taking a modern twist on the traditional for spring 2017 by pairing soft pastels with vivid brights to create a colorful equilibrium. Inspired by a mixture of blooming flowers, travels abroad and strong, confident women, designers are using color to refresh, revive and defy conventional wisdom" said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director for the Pantone Color Institute.

As a fashion stylist, it's my job to stay on top of the latest styles and color trends from the stores and manufacturers. So naturally, I get lots of emails everyday. These emails tempt me with spring fashions in the latest color trends, like lapis blue, primrose yellow, and soft island paradise. I want to "click" and buy! However, buying impulsively would be a haphazard way of adding to my existing wardrobe. Instead, anything I (or you) purchase should to be part of our main wardrobe plan for spring.  Anything new should make sense in color and style—before being considered for the upcoming season.

Now is the time to plan your spring wardrobe! Preparing your wardrobe in February, is like preparing a spring garden before you can till the soil. A good plan NOW helps you reap the most rewards all season long.

It’s time to plan our spring wardrobes now by selecting our BEST wardrobe colors...

This week I’m helping you decide your best colors for spring. To choose the best colors for your wardrobe, you must consider 3 very important factors--your skin, your eyes and your hair. Your personal coloring gives you clues to the colors you can wear best in makeup and with your clothing. Often women will choose colors that are flattering for them. However, sometimes they just love a color but aren’t sure they can wear it. Perhaps you know your Color Season already. If not, it's a great way to streamline your wardrobe, plus it makes shopping much easier.

Don't know your seasonal color season yet? Order MSP Seasonal Colors Analysis.

Determining your best wardrobe colors is important if you want to:

__Plan an attractive wearable wardrobe (where everything mixes & matches)
__Highlight or color your hair
__Make your eyes sparkle and skin glow
__Avoid costly mistakes while shopping
The best way to add versatility to your wardrobe is to purchase your basics in one or two colors. If you choose your colors and pieces carefully, you’ll be able to create dozens of stylish outfits from a limited number of items.


One of the best ways to start a basic wardrobe is with “suiting basics” like trousers, a skirt or dress and a jacket ALL in the same neutral color...

T Tahari Carina Suit Jacket


 "Choosing Your Spring Colors"...will be the article that helps you select your best neutral colors, and your best accent colors. A color cordinated wardrobe is one is simple, yet cohesive...and one that works for every possible occasion, from dressy to casual!


Get Your Style Started For Spring Now!

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MSP's Weekly Style Mission

Attention SYSters! Do you still think Rum Raisin is the best lipstick-ever? If so, chances are you've been wearing it for years--twelve years to be exact.

According to a survey by CouponCodes4u.com, the average woman keeps her beauty regimen for more than a decade, with 56 percent saying they'd ditch an adored product only if it was discontinued.

Makeup artist Amy Nadine says, "A signature look isn't a bad thing if a woman has found a look that works, but her hair and clothes must continue to evolve with the trends." So if Clinton was president when you last updated your look, why not try something new? The best way to update is by starting off small. Instead of a complete makeover, pick one feature at a time. Change is a beautiful thing...and something that will update your look in an instant! Give it a try this week! 

What new thing are you going to try this week? 

Is it a sweater in a new color, a new and daring dress, or perhaps a new lipstick or hairstyle? 


What SYSters Are Saying

Hello Lesley

Just want to say that i love your Date Night outfit.  It is simple, elegant and stylish, and the red handbag adds just right touch of colour.

As always, you show us the way, and demonstrate that being well-dressed doesn’t have to be complicated or fussy. 

I feel that I could put together an outfit like that with items that I have in my wardrobe right now. Thank you. 

Kindest Regards






Thank you! This is one of the most helpful posts I've received lately. I love to layer and am okay at it, but this article gave me the boost to take it to the next level. I teach 15-25 year old girls at my church and it is important to me to be in style, while not trying to look their age. 


I consistently get compliments on my style and that is in very large part to your guidance. 


I also want to take this opportunity to tell you how much I appreciate and rely on the Spring and Fall previews. I anticipate them every year and really use them as a guide to help me stay current. I'm sure it takes a lot of work to pull those together!! You and this service are a blessing! Denice



"White jeans in winter???"


Hello Leslie –


I want to say a big thank you for the encouragement in your recent article to wear white jeans in winter.  I love my white jeans, but I tend to put them away when summer ends.  I have a surprise 70th birthday party for my father-in-law this weekend and I created an outfit around my white jeans.  Before today, I had no idea what I was going to wear to this party and now, I can’t wait to get dressed Saturday!


Your SYSter,






Dear Leslie,

Thank you so much for using older models in this weeks installment. I appreciate also that they were average size.  It is very encouraging.  Because I have problems with my feet I struggle to find somewhat attractive footwear. But we all have limitations and I look forward to meeting with you each week!   Pat


"Dress for the (beautiful, yes that's YOU) woman you are today!"


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


Gray hair? Do you need to color it? Not necessarily....Well styled hair always looks fabulous-no matter what color it is!