Winter Fashion Report

By Jasmin, age 14, Indiana

Yes, this is the cold season's fashion report on what cool winter wear is sizzling hot! So far, this season it looks like what's getting rave reviews are the cute graphic scarves. They come in all colors, lengths, designs, and patterns. I myself have a shorter cute red and black hounds tooth pattern scarf and a simple long lime green one. They add a perfect little accent to your outfit, plus it's great to have a little extra warmth!

(left) Scarves available for $16.00 at
(right) Scarf available for $9.50 at or your local store.

Another huge winter style is those cool little hats that have flaps and a tie that hangs down. Sometimes they're called toboggan hats, aviator's caps, hunter caps, or even Sherlock Holmes detective hats! Whatever you call them, one thing's for sure: they're making a HUGE appearance this winter. I have seen them come in some pretty cool and different patterns, including zigzag, hearts, or even simple solids and stripes!

Hat available for $7.80 at

A big plus to it being cold and snowy (yes, I know, hard to believe there is a plus to it being freezing) is being able to break out your coat! Or, if you want, buy a new one for this season. The winter coat trend would definitely be something to remember next time you're out at the mall picking out a coat. Winter coat style is all about 3 things: plaid, fur, and a trench! As long as you keep these in mind while searching, you should be completely fine. This season it's totally a cute, plaid design, like my coat. It's gray plaid and has a fur-trimmed hood.

This brings us to the next thing, fur. I'm not saying you should go out and buy a $200 faux-fur coat. I'm just saying fur accents are key. Accents like my coat has - a fur-trimmed hood. Or maybe a little fur on the sleeve and the bottom. Moderation is the key term here! Lastly, trench coats are super popular now, too. Even if it's just a simple black knee length trench coat, it still works and is still stylish. Double breasted trenches are great too, and are extra warm. Even spring for one with a tie or a funky buckle, just to be different.

(left) Coat available for $37.80 at
(right) Coat available for $34.50 at or your local store.

Coat available for $99.50 at

One last thing on the winter to-buy list is boots! Make sure you go get some simple but cute Uggs. They're definitely back in style yet again. But hey, if they're stylish, why not? If you're not a big Uggs fan, then go for a more unique pair of boots. Knit or sweater boots are 'in' right now too. Or even the big, fluffy Eskimo boots! These are comfy, cute, and super warm!

(left) Boots available for $49.50 at
(right) Boots available for $24.80 at or your local store.

So, everyone out there, make sure to stay warm and follow this winter fashion report, and remember, that even though you're freezing, at least you're doing it while wearing the latest trend! =)

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February & March Magazine Issues

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)
- Under the Mesquite by GG McCall (book)
- The Lullaby by Sarah Dessen (book)
- If I Stay by Gayle Foreman (book review)
- My sweetheart (original poetry)
- Isn't it funny (original poetry)
- The stranger (original poetry)
- A winter wonderland (original poetry)
- One night valentine
- The thick envelopes (college acceptance)
- Southern love
- Healthy hair and vitamins
- It's a date (dating idea alternatives)
- The 30 hour famine
- School's out forever!
- Marching right back into spring? (fashion)
- Dear John
- When TV shows depict your life
- 3 Fun ways to rock spring's hottest trends
- Neglected teeth
- Starting something new
- Guy movies
- To hesitate or dive in?
- Deadly, by Julie Chibbaro (book review)
- Beastly, by Alex Flinn (book review)
- I don't care (poetry)
- Together, alone (poetry)

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