Fashionista for Less: Fall Looks

By Jasmine, age 14, Michigan

If you ask anyone, the runway consists of bright colors and obnoxious patterns you would never wear out of the house. If you ask a fashionista about the runway, she would say something along the lines of "The runway is where dreams are. You see it through the designer's creations." A favorite quote of mine by Elsa Schriaparelli: "In difficult times, fashion is always outrageous." (And I'm guessing we're in the difficult times!) If you can't work a runway outfit, you can't work it at all. For Fall 2008 on the runway you'll see animal prints, long floral dresses, leather jackets, and my personal favorite - color (and specifically yellow)! Ready or not, fall is on its way in!

Last year it was matching your tights to your shoes. This year it's quite the opposite. All I have to say is bring out the bold color!

Proenza Schouler Fall 2008

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A few things to pop in your closet for a burst of fall color:

Top available at or your local store for $15.50.

Vest available at or your local store for $15.80.

Skinny jeans available at Rainbow for $22.99.

Top available at or your local store for $21.50.

Sometimes dresses can be tricky to incorporate into a wardrobe. However, if you find the right ones (cute and cheap!) they're perfect on a humid day with a pair of ballet flats.

V-Neck Maxi Dress available at Arden B for $98

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Halter dress available at Rainbow for $19.99.

Dress available at Urban Outfitters for $39.99.

Leathers can also be a tricky thing to wear in the fall. To look cute and comfy, get an affordable leather jacket, like the one below from H&M, and you'll look like you just walked off the runway.

D&G Lambskin Fitted Jacket
Available at Saks Fifth Avenue for $1,435.

Get the Look!

H&M Mens Jacket available for $69.90.

Though no one would believe it, animal prints are back! With these personal favorites people will think you just got back from one of the African jungles!

Manolo Blahnik
Available at Barneys for $635.

Get the Look!

Top available at or your local store for $19.50.

Tee available at or your local store for $12.80.

Volcom Leopard Hoodie available for $55.99.

Skirt available at or your local store for $32.00.

So there you have it ... a few affordable fall classics. With these you'll be sure to have stepped off the runway.

Love always,

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March 15, 2012

The February and March issues of Sweet Designs Magazine are now online, featuring a combined 53 new articles and features!!

- Cover: Stephanie Lynn reflects on 5 years
- Cover: India (of Darn-licious knitwear)
- Life in the dumps (moving in with my bf)
- The difference between men and women
- Angels among us (parts 1 and 2)
- Arts graduates & the dark night of the soul
- Triple threat (how I survived my teen yrs)
- Dating isn't easy (my true story)
- How to turn not-so-great gifts ... (fashion)
- Ten reasons to love being single
- Taking the big leap (college)
- Valentine's Day (not what you'd expect!)
- The last of the cold (hopefully) (fashion)
- A month full of love
- Ten tips for successful airline travel
- Reasons I love writing for SDM
- Who needs love?
- They're not all the same
- The life I'm glad I don't have (fiction)
- Professional dress/ finding Fendi (fashion)
- An airport anniversary: a true story
- Inappropriate Facebook photos
- The perks of a big city (college)
- A night(mare) to forget (part 2)
- The Anita Blake series (book review)
- Saving June by Hannah Harrington (book)
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- The 30 hour famine
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- Dear John
- When TV shows depict your life
- 3 Fun ways to rock spring's hottest trends
- Neglected teeth
- Starting something new
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- To hesitate or dive in?
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- I don't care (poetry)
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