5-8-2023 THIS WEEK: 7 Summer Essentials You Need

May 8, 2023, 5:57 pm by MSP


Summer is just right around the corner! What's the best way to prepare for the warm weather ahead? As a stylist, my best answer for you is to add a few summer essentials to your wardrobe. Certain summer pieces will offer you the most "mix and match potential"...and that's what summer-chic is all about.

It's going to get hot (real hot) so prepare your wardrobe now. You will want wardrobe essentials that allow you to pack quick for a 3-day getaway, or for a backyard barbeque (or whatever summer event comes your way).

Get the list of 7 Summer Essentials to start your warm season wardrobe. Join MissusSmartyPants today!



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Leslie Answers Your Style Questions...

DEAR MSP: What styles do older retired women wear? i am 65 ,live in a small town and I am retired .i currently wear jeans and t-shirts .i want to dress better without looking overdone..thank you. Elaine


Dear Elaine,

Your lifestyle at this point in life is probably based more on comfort and keeping things simple. No more "dressing up" for work or investing in an expensive wardrobe to keep employment! Those days are over.

Celebrate your "relaxed" lifestyle by adding just a bit more style to your "jeans and t-shirt" uniform. Jeans and t-shirts all the time can get boring and well, they lack style...so dress 'em up! 

Add a "completer" piece...this means a stylish/colorful jacket or sweater (or other 3rd piece like a scarf or vest). It also means enjoying accessories with every outfit. Find out what accessories you love the most and make them your "signature style". For example, if you love dangle earrings...wear the cutest dangle earrings ever! Look for ones that really celebrate your style! You may love handbags, shoes or statement brooches or necklaces or scarves. Figure out how YOU are going to express your style by adding some "fun" to your daily jeans and tees! Don't leave home without your touch of "fun" on!

Love, Leslie MSP

Retired "casual chic" is when you add an accessory (or two) to any basic outfit!