7-5-21 THIS WEEK: What to Wear in Extreme Heat

July 5, 2021, 12:29 pm by MSP


The Heat Is On! When it's hot...really, really hot...dressing stylishly gets a little tricky. When it's really hot, most of us start giving up on style and put on "whatever" on for the sake of comfort. I get that. However, you can still look awesome when it's blazing hot.

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



Similar: Francesca's Crocheted Ivory Ruana


This week, check out these creative ways to dress chic in the summer heat

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MSP’s Weekly Style Mission


This week: “Celebrate Your Uniqueness”. 

Concentrate each day this week on your style. 

We have a tendency to compare ourselves to others and always think that style comes easier for other women. We see women with great legs, taller height; a pretty hair color and feel they have an “added advantage” over us. Well, it’s simply NOT true; it’s just how we ‘perceive’ things to be.

Put your blinders on and focus on what you’ve got going on...in fact, celebrate it. 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 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 fun color to your summer outfits.

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 used to wear t-shirts and baggy jeans to 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!

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 am 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?  CLEAN OUT YOUR CLOSET! 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