Fashion Update: Fall Trends

By Jasmin, age 14, Indiana
Sweet Designs Featured Writer

Now that we've covered all the glory of 'back-to-school' and, of course, sadly concluded the whole summer swimsuits and whatnot, it's time for a 'standard' fall trend update. But hey, that doesn't necessarily mean some boring ole' ship-shape on some arbitrary clothes and knick-knacks. It means I get to catch all you guys up on all the latest and greatest trends and styles! So, as promised, let's get started!!

Let's begin with the most basic trend of them all: jeans. Thankfully, this fall isn't about the craziest, most hard-to-find jeans ever; it's practically the exact opposite. It's actually all about the simplest pair of any-wash flares, skinnies ... whatever's your fave. So, you don't have to rush out and hunt down the 'chic-est' pair of jeans in the world; all you have to do is go to the closest department store or mall and take your pick! (So take advantage of the 'under $25 jeans sale' at Aeropostale!) That's the awesome thing about this fall. So far it's coming up to be a pretty simple, yet of course fashionable, season - which always keeps your wallets full of your summer savings!

Jeans (left) available for $19.99 at or your local store.
Jeans available for $22.99 at or your local store.

Next on our simple list of fall trend items would be everyone's new favorite pattern: Zebra! Everywhere you look it's zebra this, zebra that, zebra everything! But, no worries, I have the latest hookup on where to get this hott print, and at some pretty exceptional prices. And even though the one from Delia's seems like a splurge, we gotta do that at least once each season, and as you can see that cute cardigan is definitely worth it with its funky pink color! So, pretty much anything in zebra print will for sure get you through the fall! Even some cool zebra skinnies would be amazing!

Cardigan available for $44.50 at or your local store.
Top available for $10.00 at or your local store.

Skinny jeans available for $19.98 at or your local store.
Dress available for $17.50 at or your local store.

The next order of business everyone should like (I know I love it!) - neons! Pinks, greens, yellows ... any color, as long as it's star-seeing bright! Cool leggings or skinny jeans, maybe a cool vintage graphic tee, or just a cute, yet understated piece, like shutter shades or a neon barrette, would totally work. Neon is something that if you're feeling bold and confident you can pull off a complete outfit of just neons, or if you're maybe just wanting a splash of something different you can throw on a neon hoodie or bright yellow sneakers!

Wayfarers available for $2.99 at or your local store.

Tank top available for $12.80 at or your local store.

Shorts available for $11.49 at or your local store.
Sneakers available for $14.99 at or your local store.

So, there you go, everyone, that was our first official 'standard' update on the latest and greatest fashions for the beginning of fall. Use these tips wisely while it's getting a little chilly outside, and I'll be back soon with everyone's least favorite season - winter! But, trust me, I'll give you reasons why it can be your new favorite season!!

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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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