8-31-20 THIS WEEK: Summer Into Fall

August 31, 2020, 3:37 pm by MSP


Dear SYSters, 

September is here! While it's not yet fall, it's time to start thinking about the new season in our wardrobes. Fall officially starts September 21st. However, with cooler mornings and warmer afternoons becoming the norm, wearing light layers is something we will start doing regularly. Welcome: summer into fall season. The change of seasons is now upon us!



This week's style article is about s-t-r-e-t-c-h-ing your warm season wardrobe into chic and "trendy" outfits for fall. This week, you will get lots of clever ideas that will show you how to wear (and layer) items you've already got (and have been wearing all summer) into fabulous fall looks. This week you'll be ahead of the game (or in this case, ahead of cooler weather)! 

This week's article will also have the list of the "Top 10 Essentials for Summer Into Fall". These key essentials will help you create one stylish outfit after another during this time of weather transition. There will be lots of visuals to help you create these fabulous looks for yourself!


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MSP's Weekly Style Mission

"Mix it up" week! This week’s Style Mission is the NOT buy anything. Strengthen your style skills (and save money) by mixing up your clothes. Create “new” outfits using what you have!


That’s right...put on your creative "thinking caps" and create something “new” to wear from your closet. Be sure to include accessories into the mix because they might be the “tool” to helps create your “new outfit”.

Love, Leslie MSP

DEAR 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