10-1-18 THIS WEEK: Fall Jackets-Your Best Styles

October 1, 2018, 3:56 pm by MSP


Jackets and blazers give instant polish to any outfit, from casual to professional. They are your ultimate completer piece. Here's why...

Jackets add chic style. Chic style is attainable because it's a learned skill. So, as you login each week (to your Personal Profile) you quickly learn how to select only the best silhouettes and proportions for your particular shape. Without a doubt, on the top every stylist’s lists are adding the right jackets and blazers to every woman's wardrobe!

Jackets are essential tools. A great fitting jacket (or blazer) can fool the eye into believing the wearer has a perfect "balanced body" regardless of her actual shape! Amazing, huh? Well, it's true. Wearing your best jacket style "balances" your shape; and improves your style at the same time-instantly because even the most so-so outfit looks more put-together with its addition. Kinda makes you want to grab a jacket (or blazer) right now, doesn't it?


There are so many amazing jacket styles this fall!

This week MSP highlights the best ones for YOUR shape...

J.Crew Parke Blazer-4 colors (petites, misses, plus sizes)


Hide your "issues". One of the best things about a jacket (or blazer) is...you can hide or minimize problems like large arms, wide shoulders, a full bust or a small bust, or most importantly, cleverly disguise an undefined torso. The jacket color, length, style, and cut as well as your own body's shape, plus your height/weight are all be important factors when selecting a jacket or blazer that's best for you. This week I’ll show you how to pick your best ones based on your shape and your body "issues".

Jackets and blazers are essentials, therefore they should be considered investment pieces. Buy the best quality you can afford. Depending on your lifestyle, jackets may be denim, twill fabrics or other casual styles. Or, if you have a more professional lifestyle, your jackets may be wool gabardine or similar dressier fabrics. However, it doesn’t matter your lifestyle—the right jacket can do amazing things for every woman's shape.

Find out this week the most complimentary jackets for your shape!


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MSP's Weekly Style Mission


This week it's all about jackets. So, it should come as no big surprise that this week's Style Mission is: wear a jacket or blazer.

Based on this week's article (posting this Thurday in all 5 Personal Profiles) choose from the suggested silhouettes and lengths based on your body shape. No matter your outfit, adding a jacket to your casual or dressy attire will "up" your style instantly! Give this one (below) in stretch luxe seasonless fabric a try!

Calvin Klein Plus 2-Button Jacket (5 colors)


What's Up MSP?

Thanks for asking! I've received several requests about what I wear each day. 

So, I thought I'd share with you what I wore throughout the week. Here's what last week looked like:

Shopping for a pumpkin, attending a football get-together, what I wore last Saturday night, and last but not least, hiking at the local mountains! (Here in the south: it's still hot during the day, but cool in the mornings)




What SYSters Are Saying

"I think last week's article is the BEST!"

Hi Leslie,

I just took a quick look at last week's article "Streamline Your Wardrobe" (9-24-18), and I have to say that I think it is one of your best. Seriously, it's in the top 5 for sure. A picture(s) is worth a thousand words! And the list at the end is very helpful as well.

Thank you!


MSP HERE: Thank you Sue! 

I agree, there is nothing like photos to help show you how to declutter your closet. My 30-piece fall capsule list helps you use it with your existing wardrobe.

Seeing how to do it, plus a check-off list makes a big task (like closet decluttering) possible-one baby-step at a time! 

Love, Leslie MSP


Dear Leslie,

I love your weekly style help! Since I joined about 2 month ago I have completely revamped my closet, got rid of the clutter and began working on only wearing what is flattering for my C body type. What a HUGE difference! I get so many nice remarks about how nice I look. This experience has been such a morale booster for me. 

Right now I'm in search of a new handbag. I want to invest in something that will last me for several years and of course I want to choose something that flatters my shape. My waist is somewhat undefined and my hips are rather large. How do I decide what handbag is best? I appreciate this service and hope you can help me with my request!

Sincerely, Christa


MSP HERE: Dear Christa,

If your hips OR tummy are large...keep attention away from your hips or tummy by selecting a handbag that tucks under your arm. Be sure the handbag does not end at your hips...but at your waist or above.

Avoid: purses with long straps (that hit at the low hips/tummy area). Here is a style handbag that would be flattering for you:

I am so excited!!
Look what I scored at Goodwill yesterday!!
A $250 Brahmin handbag. 
For $25.  And it’s brand new!!!
As I am nearing my target weight goal, I am moving from a mostly black basic wardrobe to soft earth tones. 
Now I have a gorgeous, high quality leather purse to compliment my newly developing wardrobe!
Thank you, again, for that amazing personal shopping trip that I took with you 10 years ago. 
It absolutely changed my life.   It changed how I dress. It changed how I see myself. 
And I believe those changes have positively impacted every other area of my life. 
Much love!!