7-13-20 THIS WEEK: What to Wear in Extreme Heat

July 13, 2020, 2:33 pm by MSP


The Heat Is On! When it's hot...really, really hot outside, dressing stylish gets tricky. When we start dripping with sweat, most of us give up on style and put on "whatever" on for the sake of coolness and comfort.

When your clothing sticks to your hot, sweaty body... and thought of adding layers or anything else fussy is out of the question...what's a SYSter to do? Look to MissusSmartyPants to keep you from melting away in the blazing-summer heat!

This week: creative ways to dress in the summer heat. These suggestions will help you look (and feel) cooler in the hot summer months. So many outfits, you'll feel stylish every-hot-summer-day.



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MSP’s Weekly Style Mission

This week’s Style Mission: “Celebrate Your Uniqueness”. 

Concentrate each day on what you'll wear.

Have a hard time deciding what to wear? As women, we have a tendency to compare ourselves to others. We always think that style comes easier to other women. We see other women with great legs, nice height; a pretty haircolor and feel they have an “added advantage” over us. Well guess what: it’s simply NOT true; it’s just how we ‘perceive’ things to be.

This week the focus is on YOU! Put your blinders on and focus on what you’ve got and celebrate it. No peeking! Don’t even look at other women—only think about what you are wearing and how you are creating your best image.

As FlyLady says, “Wear clothes that make you feel like a million bucks”. Her advice is spot-on! What you wear makes you feel pretty. Consider a shirt that fits you nicely, or a pretty lipcolor that makes you smile brighter, or a “fab” new pair of earrings that add a pop of color to your outfit.

Celebrate YOU. As you begin to focus more on youself, you will find...suddenly you're more confident in the skin you're in!

Love, Leslie MSP

P. S. Not every weekly MSP Style Mission is about buying something. Improving and changing your style has a lot to do with what’s between your ears. It's your positive “can do” attitude that makes amazing things happen!


What SYSters are Saying

DEAR Missus Smarty Pants,

I just joined your service yesterday.  Since then, I have been pouring over the information on your website.  I am ecstatic at finally figuring out how to shop and what to buy for myself!  I am like many women who don't shop because I didn't know what to buy.  I was looking at the shopping guides today, deciding what shirts would be appropriate for me, and in which color!  I was able to decide for or against clothing because of the style or the color.  This is so amazing to me!

I am currently a stay-at-home Mom who recently became Music Director at my church.  Other than the obvious, dressing up for Sunday services, there are rehearsals and a semi-casual service during the week!  I used to wear t-shirts and baggy jeans to these casual gatherings, and last night, I had on a very simple outfit that really made me look more put-together - how I've been wanting to look, but not knowing how without being super-dressed up!

Yesterday, when I went to the wholesale discount club (BJ'S) where they sell clothing laid out on tables, I was able to purchase 2 basic items for my wardrobe that look great in both fit/style and color (and were quite a deal)!  I was also able to put back 2 sweaters because they were too bulky and didn't emphasize my waist.  I had the right color, but not the right style. 

All of this to say thank you to MSP! I had given up on being able to find flattering clothing and played the "hit-or-miss" game every time I went shopping or even got dressed! 

Thank you for restoring my confidence in the fact that I will be learning how to care for myself and present myself as a person with confidence! 

Sincerely, Leah



First of all, thank you for all your wonderful ideas. I cleaned out my closet and gave away about half of it to a friend who could use them. I kept the basics and started adding color to make new outfits and have never had so many complements.  

I just returned from a three week trip and for the first time ever, I packed right. I used your packing list and adjusted for the length of the trip. Thank you! I even used it as a basis for my husband's list by just changing the obvious differences.  

I look forward every week to your column.



What's the fastest way to move your style forward?  Remove the clutter from your closet. And you know what the best part is? It won't cost you a thing!!!

Need help with your closet purge? Check out: MSP’s Closet Purge Help