10-5-20 THIS WEEK: Coats and Jackets by Body Type

October 5, 2020, 6:21 pm by MSP


October's air is cool and crisp.

It's ideal weather for heading outdoors and enjoying the vibrant fall colors. Take advantage of your local farmer's market or pumpkin patch before the weather turns really cold. If you need some warmth, a jacket or coat, or a couple of light layers will do. However, soon you'll need a real winter coat or jacket.

This is the best month to procure a new coat or jacket. The selection of coats is at its peak. Choose from top-quality jackets and winter coats...while the prices are just starting to drop! Searching now means you'll get a good price on a quality basic you'll wear for seasons to come. This gives you the best CPW (Cost-Per-Wear)!

It's going to get cold! Don't be left out in the cold (literally) without a good winter coat or jacket. I've been wearing the same winter coat for several years now. I put it on the other morning, and guess what-it's got holes in the pockets! Time to repair (maybe replace) this classic. This week we explore the best winter coats and jackets for this season + select your best styles based on your body type. Know what flatters, and leave the rest on the rack.


Bundle-up in style with MissusSmartyPants...

THIS WEEK: Winter Coat and Jacket suggestions based on body type!

When you bundle up--what coat will you be wearing? Will it be last year’s coat or do you need a new one? If it is last year’s coat...are you sure this style is flattering for you? This Thursday's article will help you decide your best jacket/winter coat styles based on body type.

Since a winter coat is an investment piece (and not an impulse buy) you’ll want to get the most bang for your buck. You’ll want to invest in a winter coat that flatters your body type and in a color that's attractive on you. You’ll want to take notice of certain areas of fit like the shoulders, underarms, sleeve and coat length. A little of style knowledge now makes your coat investment pay off. Also, think about your shape when selecting a new winter coat (or in milder climates, a new jacket). Do you have a curvy shape or full bust? Or are you slender and tall? Perhaps you are petite. There are particular styles best for each particular body type and dressing issues! 

Your coat is often the first thing people see! Since you rely on your winter coat (often daily) to make a good first impression as it protects you from the elements; make sure it's one you love-and one just right for your shape.


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MSP's Weekly Style Mission

Strike a pose!!! This week's Style Mission is to take photos of your "winning" outfits that have brought you compliments and smiles. 

Take a photo of yourself while wearing a fabulous outfit (or lay the outfit on the bed and snap away). Use these outfit photos in the future to help you make more flattering combinations (especially if you are short on time).

When you get the right silhouette for your body type...it's best to record the look so you can re-create it again and again.


Looking good? 

Take a photo to remember your fabulous outfit!


Rushed in the mornings? Wondering what to wear? Scan through your saved outfit photos on your phone...then pick one!


What SYSters Are Saying


Dear SYSter Leslie,

First, I want to take this opportunity to tell you how much I am enjoying and benefiting from the advice you give each week in my personal profile.  I have not had to spend nearly the time or the money that I feared would be required to give my wardrobe quite a lift!  The best part is I am now receiving regular compliments on my appearance that I credit directly to you!  

Many thanks! Karen


Hi Leslie,

I signed up for MSP two weeks ago and I'm loving the personalized style program.  

I wanted to thank you because today I had (what is for me) a big step.  Even though I have all the head knowledge and know all the steps to cleaning out the closet, I have not been able to get motivated to make a dent. However, the regular messaging from you is very reinforcing and somehow when you said "edit" your wardrobe, that term really helped make it less painful.  I was able to embrace that idea and I brought 15 items to consignment today and they took them all.  I also filled three shopping bags of clothes and shoes for donation.  I have lots more to go, but your encouragement got me to make the first leap.  

Thanks for all you do!


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