10-2-17 THIS WEEK: Sweater Weather Countdown-4 Steps to Layering

October 2, 2017, 1:07 pm by MSP

While we aren't yet wearing cable-knit sweaters or sipping hot cider; we certainly can envision ourselves bundled up in the latest sweaters. With so many new sweater styles this fall...from cold-shoulder ones, to something with ruffled or bell sleeves, deciding which ones and in what color is going to be fun.

As the weather becomes cooler here in the mid-south, real cold "sweater weather" is still a few weeks away. This week, we highlight the new sweater trends along with a few classic sweaters, and show you how to layer perfectly in 4 steps...you'll be ready just in time for the cooler weather. 


Is it a pullover sweater, or a cardigan, lol?!?

Get the article "Sweater Weather Countdown" to see how to wear this fall's latest sweaters...


MSP's Weekly Style Mission

"Pick 3"

This week: Pick three main colors for your fall wardrobe.

Typically, you want to select two neutral colors + one highlight color. How you play this is up to you....


What SYSters are Saying


"MSP: How do you acquire your wardrobe?"

Dear MSP,

I was hoping you could direct some comments to how you plan and acquire your wardrobe long term. For example, how often do you go shopping for clothes, under what circumstances, etc?

I often find that I wait till all my clothes are either worn out or ill-fitting before I finally go shopping and then I get overwhelmed. I'm sure there is a better system. (Grocery shopping is so much easier because it's a weekly chore, but clothes seem much more arbitrary...)

Thanks, Paula

MSP HERE: Dear Paula,

Thank you for your email. To answer your question about how and when to purchase clothes, there really is no clear-cut answer.

However, I do recommend doing what I do. I go through my closet at the beginning of each season. I re-organize my seasonal clothes to the front and make a list of what I might need to complete more wearable outfits. When I do this closet organizing it’s a good time to add in a new or trendy item to keep my wardrobe looking fresh and up-to-date.

Of course you don't have to wait until the beginning of season to purge your closet and start working on a basic plan. It can be done anytime of year. By purging all the unworn clothes, you get down to the "bare bones" of the clothes  you actually wear all the time. This will allow you to start building (slowly) a more usable wardrobe where your basics are the foundation.

When you have a wardrobe plan, you will find that shopping is not so overwhelming. In your personal profile each week are suggestions of styles based solely on your body type. This will give you a plan for shopping and make it fun since you know what to look for!

Love, Leslie MSP