College Comfy

By Kenzi, age 18, California

From high school to college is a big transition, especially for young girls. As a high school girl one tends to care far too much about looks and strives to have the cutest outfit on a daily basis. College, however, is a whole different world of clothing. Going to class in your usual BKE, MEK, Miss Me's and Rock Revivals is going to make you stand out, and not so much in a good way. Of course, you'll look cute and dressed up, but the majority of the people (especially for early classes) are going to be dressed in sweats. Comfy clothes are the "it" factor for college students ... but how is it possible to be comfortable and still be cute?


a. Rick Owens Lilies Paneled jersey leggings are available for $320 at Net-A-Porter.
b. Nordstrom Cable Knit Slipper Socks are available for $18 at Nordstrom.
c. Cabernet Tall Cable Knit Faux-Fur-Cuff Booties are available for $30 at Dillards.
d. Citizens Of Humanity Jeans Jade French Terry Boat Neck is available for $134 at Revolve Clothing.


a. Bailey Draped Knit Jumper is available for $155 at Reiss.
b. Harem Trouser (Steel) is available for $120 at Rich & Skinny.
c. Steve Madden Women's Button Slippers are available for $39 at


a. Cotton & Cashmere Drape-front Sweater is available for $48 at Victoria's Secret.
b. Victoria's Secret Pink Michigan State Varsity Pant is available for $58 at Victoria's Secret.
c. Tamarac by Slippers International Women's Sandra Slipper is available for $49 at

The looks I designed are just an example of ways to throw on some comfortable, yet adorable, outfits before early bird classes. All three would sparkle with a messy up-do for support.

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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
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- 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)
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- A month full of love
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- 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)
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- One night valentine
- The thick envelopes (college acceptance)
- Southern love
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- 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?
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