By Kenzi, age 19, California

As a girl, one of the best feelings is to put on a boys jacket and wear it around for hours. It makes you feel small and comforted. So, as a new trend emerges, clothing brands everywhere have designed a "boyfriend blazer." Blazers were already a great way to dress up an outfit and create a sense of importance, but now they're actually trendy.

I remember buying my first blazer four years ago and thinking it was the most fabulous thing I had in my closet. But at the time it just wasn't something that was in style, so eventually after a couple months it retreated to the backs of my hangers and hid there until this season when I can pull it out and flaunt it.

People are constantly asking me where I got it. (Wet Seal, if you wanna know.) It's longer and black and has a great black stripe pattern on the inside to bring out more style. I pair it with everything from cardigans to loose tees and tanks to add some style. It also looks really cute with skirts and wedges. Blazers are also great item to wear to a job interview that will help you look professional and fashionable. While browsing around these definitely caught my eye.

Longer blazers give you more of a fashion forward look and less of a professional look.
Blazer is available for $32.80 at or your local Forever 21 store.

Although this blazer is more expensive than the usual clothing options I feature, it definitely has style.
Blazer is available for $420 at

Choose this blazer for a more professional look.
Blazer is available for $159.99 at or your local J. Crew store.

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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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