4-22-19 THIS WEEK: Shorts & Crops..and how to wear them

April 22, 2019, 4:01 pm by MSP


While spring is still working on arriving, I recently helped a few clients prepare their spring and summer wardrobes. What came up at each session was, "What do I wear when it gets really hot out? I still want to look stylish, but what do I wear when it's steamy hot?" Ladies, we've got options. From sundresses to skirts (long, midi, and short), but more than likely, when it gets really hot in the summer, we'll wear shorts, capris, and cropped pants. 

Admittedly, I'm a little apprehensive about showing more skin as the weather warms. I know most women are. However, I also know that finding your most flattering shorts, crops, and capris will make you look your best, and more importantly, feel the most confident. 


This week's Style Article is dedicated to finding YOUR most flattering shorts, crops, rompers and other warm weather options...            

Talbots Perfect Shorts-Bermuda Length (many colors-petite, misses, plus)


Find out how to choose your best lengths in shorts, capris, and crops based on your body shape...this is must-know information for the warm months ahead.

Many of us rely on longer shorts and capris in warmer weather because they feel cooler than long pants, plus they us offer more coverage than shorts. I've personally had a love-hate relationship with capris over the years. I'm tall, 5'11 to be exact, and this proportion (mid-calf length) often looks akward on my (long) body. So, what are the best fit/length tips and tricks to get them looking right? This week we explore all your best shorts, cropped pants and capri options-all based on your body type.


This week's article gives you lots of photos of complete warm season outfits.

Copy any of these fab outfits-and make 'em your own!


This week: discover YOUR best lengths in shorts, cropped pants, and capris. Also learn how to select the right tops, accessories, and shoes to wear with each length. No more guessing, no more mistakes when it comes to putting together a stylish (read: flattering) outfit for the warm season ahead! 


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MSP's Weekly Style Mission

Get 'em now while the getting is good, LOL! This week, nab a new pair of sunglasses...before the selection is picked through.

This week’s Style Mission: Get a new pair of sunglasses.

Refresh your look with a new pair of stylish sunglasses.

You don’t have to spend designer $$ on a brand name either! According to the Mayo Clinic “choose sunglasses that block at least 99 percent of UVB rays and at least 95 percent of UVA rays”. Even “cheapo” brands offer this. Read the labels for complete eye protection information.

Talbots Carlyle Sunglasses


SUNGLASSES STYLE TIP: Pick out sunglasses BY face shape—NOT because they're the latest rage. Right now large ROUND sunglasses are popular. But, if you have small features you'll end up looking silly and kinda like a bug (aka Mary Kate Olson).

Choose your sunglass style based on your face shape:

Round. Try rectangular shapes to make your face appear longer and thinner.

Oval. Try various oval shapes that are as wide, or wider than your face.

Square. Try styles that have width at the tops and a curve at the bottom of the rim.

Long. Look for styles with strong horizontal lines to shorten your face.

Heart. Try sunglasses that are wider at the bottom and styles with round top and squared bottom (like aviators).


This season, protect your peepers while at the same time channeling your “celebrity style”!


Love, Leslie MSP

What SYSters are Saying


I just started using your system and I have to say what a big difference it has made in my life!

Before joining I use to put on any old thing and not think much about it. Who knew there was an art to dressing your body?

I can not tell you how many compliments I have gotten since using your suggestions from various weekly style articles. My co-workers are amazed and I’ve only purchased a couple of new things. This is really amazing and quite fun.

Even though I’m not slim gal like I once was I feel young. I’m slowly working on the 20 pounds of body clutter but by dressing better and using your tips it’s like I’m a new me!

Thank you sharing your talents with us! Catherine


MSP HERE: Dear Catherine,

Dressing well for your body type can not only make you look better, you’ll feel better about yourself too!

It is truly amazing when we start to invest a little in ourselves we end up being able to give more of ourselves in such a positive way!

BTW, you don't have to be "slim" in order to be stylish! True style is about dressing for your body shape and wearing colors in your Seasonal Colors palette.

Love, Leslie MSP



I saw you on Flybabies and have enjoyed your newsletter.  I want VERY much to get a seasonal ID and Body Type ID (I think I am A or B) plus subscription etc.  However I am losing weight and am afraid I might have to be changed to a different body type shortly.  I am losing it fairly quick now (2 ½ pounds yesterday!) and am down from 181 to 162 (I started March 3 and hit a plateau L.  Now I am back to losing and exercising better than before and want to get to 135 or below.  If I buy a 12 month subscription, will I have to rebuy if my body changes more? Can I be reassigned? Etc.

I don’t want to wait to be at “goal” to treat myself to a style membership.  I was once a fashion model (5’ 11 and 126 pounds) and had a health crisis etc. and put on weight AND was hit by a car and the compressed discs made me lose a little height (I’m about 5’ 10ish now).  I am looking better and feeling better now and waiting to do this for myself is feeling like I am punishing myself—not healthy!  Can I start and change mid stream?

Back in the day I was a very slim, B with more bust than you’d think for a skinny girl and a defined, trim waist---now my middle is fleshier than I would like so I am looking a little more A and below that a little “pouch” from 3 babies!  Should I start now or wait on the remaining 20-25 pounds?  (It might take me all summer, but maybe not—I’m on a roll!)  I’m going back for my PhD in the Fall, so I MUST start right now!  I don’t want to be looking 43 year old frumpy with my young classmates!

Thank you for your time and the wonderful work you do helping women to be their best and feel their best.

Blessings, Colleen


MSP HERE: Dear Colleen,

Join MSP today!!! Don’t wait to lose weight or get to some “magical” number before you start dressing better! Our motto is to “Dress for today”.

Since you are on a weight loss journey, when you find you've lost weight and need a different body type, simply email us and let us know. You can switch body type mid-stream (for free, of course). We are happy to support and help all our MSP SYSters on their individual style journeys.

Also, congratulations on working on your PhD...that's really impressive!

Love, Leslie MSP