Marching Right Back into Spring?
By Jasmin, age 17, Indiana
Sweet Designs Featured Writer
* Temps in this article are in Fahrenheit, so some of you will need your calculators!
I know I'm not alone. Most everyone (you too, boys) complain endlessly about the confusing weather never wanting to make up its mind. However, if you are one of those super lucky people who live in a state or country whose weather actually makes sense, all I can say is I'M JEALOUS! Enjoy your predictable weather, as you are oh-so-lucky, my friend. Anyway, enough of my endless complaining about something we unfortunately can't control (because trust me, if we could, I'm almost positive, every single state, country, and continent would be chillin' at a beach in nice constant 80-ish degree, sunny-all-the-time weather!)
Sooo, onto the fashion, which I'm sure you're hoping will not be nearly as confusing as the weather outside. But, no worries, it's actually pretty sweet and simple. Mostly, I'm trying to keep you guys cool and warm at the same time, depending on where you are.
To start off, we'll stick with some fairly neutral items that will keep you at a pretty constant temperature. First off, a classic shoe: canvas! I figure if you live in a normal warm area, you can purchase some pretty inexpensive pairs that are thinner canvas, made for spring and summer. And if you live in a still chilly area, you can purchase a pair of Keds of Vans, as they are somewhat canvas-ish, but more of your feet are covered up than the summery pairs. I know I wear my Vans and Keds pretty often since I'm not really ready for my summer canvas shoes and I don't want to go as far as wearing my boots, as I'd get too hot during the school day (which, I know, is very hard to believe since I swear my school is kept at a constant temp of 50 below!). Obviously, the brand doesn't matter, but canvas shoes that are perfect for in-between weather. I've worn them with a full blown winter outfit, complete with a scarf, hat, gloves, sweater and jeans, yet I've also worn them in the summer with shorts or even a dress or skirt! So definitely don't be afraid of what will go with them; trust me, practically everything will!
Available for $39.99 at www.journeys.com or your local store.
Try simple stripes, and don't be afraid to mix them with a different print on your shirt, dress, or skirt.
Available for $16.99 at www.forever21.com or your local store.
Available for $28.00 at www.oldnavygap.com or your local store.
We aren't talking full-on bell bottoms though, guys! Keep those in your closets ... Just a nice, simple, clean-cut flare at the bottom looks very nice and a little less casual, which does come in handy for certain occasions, so don't knock 'em before you try them a few different ways! I also love the high-waisted jeans with brass buttons on the waist! But before I get ahead of myself, I'll save that for another time! ;)
Available for $21.80 at www.aeropostale.com or your local store.
- Jasmin C.K.