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What's Hot for Winter 2013

Shopping for a new look? This winter it's all about edgy tough style with softening touches. Check out our favorite winter trends: animal print, studding, leather, colorful blazers, and military inspired cuts.

 

Animal Prints

It's beginning to look a lot like the 80's, with zebra, cheetah, leopard and unidentified animal-style prints adorning everything from pants to accessories. You'll continue to see it spill over to desk accessories, locker accessories and room accents like pillows and comforters. Animal prints are a great accent to monochromatic (one-colored) color-blocked looks. Only the bold can pull off the above allover print!

Studded Boots and Jackets

Bring on the bling machine -- this season the studs are everywhere. Boots, handbags, leather jackets, denim jackets, pants, gloves, shirt collars -- you name it, someone's studded it for Winter 2013. You can DIY pretty easily, transforming an old denim jacket with studs purchased at a craft store like Joann's or Michael's, a pencil or ruler to plan your layout and keep it straight, and a metal tool to bend the spikes down on the reverse side of the fabric. Not feeling crafty? You can buy a pre-studded version just about anywhere!

Leather Jackets and Accessories

This season's hard edge gets even tougher with leather accents, outerwear and accessories. No one wants to copy [kwlink 16011]Kanye West's[/kwlink] leather A-line skirt over leather pants from the 12-12-12 concert, but any fashionable girl would love to be seen in a leather A-line skirt or pair of pants accented with a silky blouse and high leather boots. A long military cut leather coat or cute short jacket looks great in leather, and of course leather boots and purses are always in style.

Colorful Blazers

Corduroy for fall, velvet for winter, cotton for spring and linen for summer -- that's the general rule of blazer fabrics by season. This year, no matter what the fabric, they're all colorful! Gone is last season's nautical look with its red-white-blue color scheme. 2013 is all about colors that pop, accent, catch the eye and flatter your complexion. Berry colors are beautiful for winter, replacing last year's jewel tones, and come spring, we'll see some lovely colors many people would characterize with fruits -- lemon yellow, lime green, cherry red and grape. We're also still seeing a pop of neon from last season which just doesn't want to go away, but that's fine by us!

The Military Look

Military-inspired cuts are back, just as they were in the 80's, but this time, it's more tailored and fitted to flatter the figure. Skinny jeans topped with a short cropped military jacket, a double-breasted jacket or blouse with brass buttons, or a long, lean coat that hits just above the knees really sets up a great look. We're also seeing jackets with a peplum back. Peplum is defined as "A short flared, gathered, or pleated strip of fabric attached at the waist of a woman's jacket, dress, or blouse." It adds a feminine flair to a tailored, masculine cut, which we approve of!

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What styles would you like to try this winter? Let us know in your comments below!

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Abbergrl
Abbergrl posted in Family Issues:
My mom can be that way too. There's nothing like that, you're exagerating, you dont even know what you're talking about. When all tthaat time I was going through it. She didn't have a clue honestly.
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StarrChild
Two years ago my parents broke up. I was never really the same after that point. My mother she began to just not care about anything. She would go out clubbing every Friday and would yell at me for my attitude towards it. Why would I be okay with her doing that??? I didn't really realise it but I began feeling kind of depressed. Of course we didn't fight all the time but when we did I would always end up crying alone in my room. And it would be really painful. One time I cried every night for a week because of her. A week ago, I felt really sick at school so I went to the sick bay but my Mum refused to believe I was sick. She thought I was lying and being over dramatic as usual. I felt really horrible after that, that the teacher sent me to the guidance councellor and almost immediately I burst into tears. I didn't even know why I did but the councellor did a little test on me and came to the conclusion I was slightly depressed and had anxiety. It wasn't really surprising but hearing it out loud just felt really weird. Even after knowing that fact my mother doesn't really act any different. She's not a bad person I swear but she can just be really horrible at times. Anyways, that's technically whats been happening in my life lol. Nothing really interesting
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theres this guy that i really REALLY like, im not sure if he likes me back. i put my mobile # on a piece of paper and slipped it in his locker, he hasn't texted or called me yet. Today at lunch i asked his friend to ask if he likes anyone but his friend keeps lying to me and won't tell me if he said anything. The guy and I were best friends in 5th grade but now that we're in different classes we don't talk much anymore. My friends said that i have a chance with him and that we have a lot in common, but im pretty sure he likes this other girl but im also pretty sure he likes me. I want to make a move but i don't wanna end our friendship i don't know what to do.
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LUCYQWERTY123
LUCYQWERTY123 posted in Friends:
it can be anyone u want but it should be someone who has the true friendship qualities and trust-worhtiness :) :)
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drowning posted in Friends:
It's good to have both to talk too about things. But, what's the point of being with someone if you can't trust them enough to even tell them things?
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