9-13-21 THIS WEEK: Fall Preview-part two

September 13, 2021, 12:41 pm by MSP


Fall is almost here...well, it officially starts September 22; but now is the time to plan your fall wardrobe...and that's the fun part.  It's also week two (2) of the Fall Preview!

Get excited, because it's definitely time to plan your fall wardrobe. The weather is just beginning to show signs of change, and before you know it...you will be wearing fuzzy sweaters and boots again! 


This week at MSP: Get the latest in fall trends, styles + new autumn colors..


Find out which trends you'll want to add this season!


Before you buy-EDIT your wardrobe. I recommend a wardrobe "edit" at least every six months. Clean out and declutter your closet at least twice a year (every spring and fall). This  keeps it organized and ready for the next seasonal change. It's even better if you can edit/organize/declutter every 3 months (at the beginning of each season--spring, summer, fall, winter). 

The key to a better wardrobe is (are you ready?...wait for it)... better closet organization! Knowing what's in your closet (being able to see everything) plus having only what you love and loving what you wear; moves your style forward better than anything else. My dear SYSters, it's all about closet organization. You will also SAVE MONEY! So, take time now and edit your closet. Group together things you are going to wear in the cooler months ahead. Then, make a list of fall basics you still are missing, and a list of the new fall trends you want to add in. Now, you know what you want and need.

A place for everything, and everything in its place. You've probably heard this saying before, and it certainly applies to closets and wardrobe planning. I believe we need to concentrate more on caring for the clothes we have invested in so they last us longer. Buying the best quality basics we can afford, pays off in time by fewer purchases in the long run. Using clear clear storage bins for organizing and keeping your belts, scarves, tights, winter socks, etc. keeps our accessories out of the way and visible. Remember: Keep like things together and keep everything visible.  


Don't miss out! Get the latest on the fall trends for 2021! 

This week at MSP is part two (2) of the Fall Preview 2021~ Start planning your fall wardrobe today!


Learn how to dress for your body type and start your fall wardrobe today!


MSP's Weekly Style Mission 

This week’s Style Mission, should you choose to accept it is...Get crafty!

Make your own stylish necklace. Look in your jewelry box for a necklace you could "update". Or, go to a craft store (or online) and get the items you need to make a new DIY necklace for fall. A unique necklace is sure to bring attention to your new fall sweater or jacket!

Love, Leslie MSP       

It's a fab DIY (do it yourself) project!

TRY IT FOR YOURSELF: Attach 2 necklaces together using a brooch...


How about making a necklace like one of these...



What SYSters are Saying

"Petites should wear monochromatic outfits?"

Dear Leslie, 

I own several denim jackets that are fun and fit well. I am a body type A petite. I know that I am supposed to strive for a monochromatic look, but I don't want to wear a denim jacket with denim jeans in the same color (the dreaded denim tuxedo!) 

I am a summer and I can't picture wearing a pink tee shirt with pink pants with a denim jacket over it in the wintertime! (If I could even find them!) Am I stuck wearing only navy, plum and gray??? 



MSP HERE: Dear Pat,

Denim jackets are a wonderful wardrobe basic for any woman's casual wardrobe! They look wonderful with colored denims and a fuzzy sweater in a fairly similar color (winter white, anyone?). Denim jackets are also good choices for wearing with your LBD (Little Basic Dress) as a way to dress them down!


Wear a dress!!!

You get a long "column" of one color under your denim jacket when you wear your LBD...


Monochromatic dressing is always a good choice for a petite woman because there is no color change between the top and the bottom (which creates a horizontal line in the middle of the body). With monochromatic (all one color) dressing the eye sees one long vertical line which makes you appear visually taller. When wearing all one color keep in mind the colors don't have to be exact (often a darker color on the bottom is best) and use TEXTURE to make your look more interesting! Also play up body parts you love (like your wrists or pretty smile) with accessories in pretty colors that bring attention to those areas.

I hope this helps give you ideas of how you can make this work for you!

Love, Leslie MSP


"What are the best jackets for petites?"


I am in LOVE with your website! You are saving me from my frumpy old self, LOL! Can’t tell you how wonderful it feels to look wonderful again even though I’m over 40 and a bit fluffy! I guess you hear that often, sigh.

Anyways I do have a question for you. My dear friend recently gave me two really cute jackets. One looks really good on me and the other not so much. I’m not sure why one works and the other is not. Could it be because I’m a petite? I am still trying to understand all your body shape help along with being petite.

Thanks for all you do! Lissa

MSP HERE: Dear Lissa,

First of all you must dress for your body shape—it's paramount to helping you look your best. It’s the most important style rule. However, if you are petite you must take that into consideration too when dressing.

Please read my style guidelines for petites posted in your Personal Profile. If one jacket looks good and the other does not, it could be the jacket style is not right for your body type or because you are petite or BOTH.

One of the best jacket styles for a petite is one that has a taller stance. A jacket with 2-3 buttons makes a petite/shorter woman look taller. Look for jackets where the button (if buttoned) hits at the mid-chest area. Also, shorter jackets that stop at the high-hip area are better than longer jacket versions.

Hope this helps you discover why the one jacket is not your best. Sounds like this jacket is going into your ‘give away’ pile!

Love, Leslie MSP

Example of a ‘good’ jacket style for a petite…