Spring Fashions!

By Jasmin, age 14, Indiana

It looks like it has finally warmed up, because March has come and so has the beginning of our favorite in-between season - spring! So hang up your winter coat, and step into those comfy ole' flip-flops, because we're about to explore the new do's and don'ts of this year's spring season!

The item that seems to be flying off the racks this season is gladiator shoes. Some may love them, some may hate them. Personally I think they're great for a cool, bohemian vibe to your outfit, or if you're aiming for an au naturale look. They're simple, and expose your feet so they can get a light breeze, because you definitely don't want your feet to be all sweaty and sticky while you're partying it up on Spring Break! Plus, they're what you want if you wear flip-flops, but want a little something to hold onto your feet so your shoes don't fall off!

(left) Gladiators available for $19.50 at
(right) Gladiators available for $19.00 at

Another important part of your spring wardrobe is having some breezy and brightly colored spring clothes. Shorts, tanks, tees, capris - they're all the rage right now! Forget about the boring old, play-it-safe pastels, and jump on the new adventurous trend of BRIGHTNESS! Bright chiffon blouses and tunics, bright colored skinny jeans, even bright sandals for spring!

Blouse available for $12.99 at
Skinny jeans available for $29.99 at

Plus, you can't forget to add in some light, dainty spring jewelry! The motto is 'less is more' for this season and this year. Accessorize according to your outfit. If you have on a patterned, busy type of outfit, then opt for more simple gold jewelry, like a delicate necklace and maybe an anklet. If you have more of a neutral type of outfit on, then spring for a more bold jewelry statement, like a chunky tribal necklace and a few random bright bangles on each arm.

Necklace available for $6.80 at
Bangles available for $6.00 at

Remember, everyone, no matter what you're doing this Spring Break, whether it's hitting the beach, just chilling out with your friends, or searching for a hottie, you gotta look good while doing it!

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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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