9-6-21 THIS WEEK: Fall Preview-Part One

September 6, 2021, 10:25 am by MSP


Fall is on its way! Okay, not just yet... 


However, it is the best time to start planning your fall wardrobe.

Whether you want to completely revamp your wardrobe, or just add in a few new pieces, MissusSmartyPants is here to help you have the most stylish fall ever! 


Get your copy of MSP's "Fall Preview 2021".


This in-depth style guide will be your go-to guide all season long! This complete guide will be your go-to reference for all things related to fall's fashions and trends. Want to perk up your style? Don't know what to wear this fall? Find all of your answers in MSP's "Fall Preview 2021". What to wear, how to wear it, plus the new trends and fall colors.



This seasonal guide is perfect for planning your fall wardrobe, as well as "editing" your current wardrobe...



As always, there will be two parts. Part 1 (this week) and part 2 (next week). This allows for more in-depth style information. You won't want to miss out because there are lots of photos plus examples of "how to wear each trend". Everything you need to look stylish and chic this fall.



Get started today! Improve your style with a MSP Personal Profile +The Big Fall Preview!

MSP's Weekly Style Mission

This week's Style Mission: Take a "green" approach to your laundry. Give your dryer a break this week! 

This week hang your laundry outside to dry (or use an indoor drying rack). Give your house-warming dryer a break. 

By not using your energy-zapping (and heat producing) clothes dryer, you will save $ while getting a fresh outdoor scent to your clothes. Less dryer exposure also means your clothes will last longer! (The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that an electric clothes dryer accounts for almost six percent of a household’s annual electricity consumption.That may not sound like a lot, but consider how many items in your household uses electricity. If you average $100 a month for your electric bill, your clothes dryer accounts for $72 per year. That’s almost another month of electricity in your home.)

Does air drying make your clothes STIFF? If so, it means you are using too much laundry detergent (detergent is so concentrated nowadays)! *TIP: Add 1/2 cup of vinegar to wash before the rinse cycle begins. This will keep your towels and jeans from becoming stiff from line-drying. Don't worry...the vinegar smell will disappear before the clothes dry!

Here's how to hang your clothes out to dry: 

Shake and smooth out the wrinkles, shirts should be buttoned up and hung UPSIDE DOWN by the hemline to prevent hanger marks at the shoulders. 

Turn dark clothes inside out so the sunlight does not bleach them (or again, hang indoors). 

Use very little or even better NO fabric softener because this is what builds up in the fibers of  your clothes and towels and makes them SMELL over time!

Hang dry your clothes and you will notice they last longer AND you'll enjoy the energy savings too!

Love, Leslie MSP

Dear MissusSmartyPants..."What to Buy Now for Fall" article was fantastic!

Dear Leslie-MissusSmartyPants,

This transition from summer into fall article is fantastic and the pictures are so helpful. Again, you have done it!!!! I have been a member for quite a few years and just love all of your messages to us. I am happy to say that I have the basics needed for making stylish decisions. I am 65 years old and never look frumpy because of all the great ideas you send out to your members. You make it so easy to learn to put stuff together with what we already have. We learn to add what might be needed, but shopping isn't the main idea - it is learning to use what you have with some additions if necessary plus finding out what fits your body shape and your coloring. Thanks so much for all you do. You are a real blessing.
My style break through...
I've been a member for a couple of years now and have seen my style gradually improve. But this summer I feel like I've turned a corner. I'm putting together outfits that make me look and feel great, I'm wearing items in multiple ways, I'm getting compliments on my style, and I've built a coordinated (but not large!!) spring/summer wardrobe that makes all of that possible.
One thing that has really helped was starting a "style file" -- in my case, just a simple table to list what I wear each day (including accessories) so I can look back and see which combinations I haven't worn in a while or which items I didn't wear last week...that way I don't put items together in the same way all the time and get bored. I also rate the outfits and sometimes add suggestions for how to improve an outfit next time I wear it.
Just wanted to tell you how thrilled I am that your fabulous lessons are finally sinking in!
Now to tackle fall/winter...LOL!