Current Obsession: Clogs

Maybe it’s because the weather is swiftly getting colder and it won’t be long before it’s downright chilly, but I suddenly want a pair of clogs like I never have before. Or maybe it’s because one of the Crossroads Style Council members, Micaela of Drifter & the Gypsy, recently sported a delicious pair of brown leather Free People clogs that I’m now coveting so hard.

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Photo credits: Drifter & the Gypsy, Collage Vintage, The Chic Curve, LaTonya Yvette, Vogue

Current Obsession: Fawn Print

Fawn print walked down the runway this time last year and was noted by Vogue back in 2011, but it hasn’t been able to compete with mainstays like leopard, zebra and reptile. Yet, designers haven’t given up on deer–with new designs on the market just in time for this season–and neither should you.

Fawn print has a soft, warm hue that’s so perfect for fall, and the other animal prints could certainly use a rest. Don’t you think it’s time we let Bambi have the spotlight for a bit?

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Photo credits: Student Sartorialist, Harper’s Bazaar, What Helen Wore Today, Winston & Willow, Primped & Primed, Refinery 29

Current Obsession: Black & White

It can be modern or classic, but either way black & white is a killer color combo that never fails. And as I anticipate what my fall wardrobe will look like, I’m leaning heavily towards this bold look to get me through the season. Here are some of my favorite street style looks so far.

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B&W checkered pumps. I die.

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Photo credits: Stockholm Street Style, Because I’m Addicted, AJ Wears Clothes, Elle Canada, Lauren Messiah, The Style Draft, What Would Gwyneth Do?, Trends Fashion Collection

Current Obsession: Chanel Bags

House of Chanel, you can do no wrong. With each season, I look forward to seeing what your wispy models will strut down the runway in. But right now, I’ve got my eye on your handbags. So classic, so perfect, so necessary for my closet. These street style stars have set their sights on you as well; take a looksy…

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Photo credits: Gal Meets Glam, Stockholm Streetstyle, Frassy, Strange Line, Handbag, Harper’s Bazaar, The Fashion Tag, Just the Design, Zimbio

Current Obsessions: Peach

Nothing says summer like peaches (peach ice cream… yummmm)–but why stop there? Shades of peach are just what your closet needs as we enter into the dog days of summer. And I’m not the only one who feels this way; check out these fab peach outfits:

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Photo credits: Cupcakes and Cashmere, Closet Freaks, Lace & Locks, Handbag, Daily Mail, Not Just Brides, City Tonic

Current Obsession: Tie-Front Tops

I’ve watched Dirty Dancing more times than I can count. I’m not saying that that’s the reason for my current obsession–I’m just saying that Baby had something more going for her than just her dance moves. I’m talking about tie-front tops, and you’re going to want to wear them all summer long…

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Having a hard time finding just the right tie-front for you? Check out this amazing and simple DIY that shows you how to make your own summer-ready tie-front top:

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Find the perfect top at your favorite local Crossroads and get your DIY on!

Photo credits: Movie Star Style, Fab Sugar, Style Bistro, Fab Sugar, A Beautiful Mess

Current Obsession: Mirrored Sunglasses

I’ll be the first to admit that when mirrored sunglasses started popping up on fashion bloggers’ sites, I wasn’t ready to whole-heartedly embrace this trend. But slowly, some of my favorite bloggers and celebrities–including Grasie of Style Me Grasie–have been rocking these shades, and now when I imagine what I’ll be wearing this summer (everyone does this, right?), I have mirrored sunnies on. Here’s why:

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Photo credits: Style Me Grasie, The Budget Babe, Style Hunter, Details, Pret A Voir, Boutique Troubadour, The Modern Cool

Current Obsession: Light Wash Jeans

Along with my obsession of pops of pastels, I’m currently coveting light wash jeans: skinny, boyfriend, ripped, acid washgimme.

Light wash jeans almost trick me into believing it’s spring, even thought it’s only early February, and I’m so ready for sandal weather. Oh, and gents: this trend’s for you, too.

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Photo credits: Because I’m Addicted, Vanessa Jackman, Hi on Fashion, The Adored Life, Denimology, Ostentation and Style, Harper’s Bazaar, Stay Classic

 

Current Obsession: Kimonos

Ever since I saw Rachel of Jag Lever (and one of our very own Crossroads Style Council members) wearing this gorgeous fringed kimono, I’ve been obsessed with getting one of my own.

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And while hers happens to be one-of-a-kind, kimonos and kimono-like jackets are cropping up again on the streets. I foresee a happy little kimono trend for the spring…

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Photo credits: Jag Lever, Two Take On Style, Fashion Gone Rogue, Because I Am Fabulous, Fashion Bomb Daily, Photo Bucket, Life with Emily

Current Obsession: Showstopping Shoes

It’s confession time… I have a shoe problem. Stilettos, ankle boots, OTK boots, sneakers, sandals–you name it, I’m obsessed with it.

That’s why when Style Council member Grasie of Style Me Grasie posted a pic of herself in stunning mirrored pants (so amazing), my focus went to something else entirely:

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That’s right… Shoes. Zara (pony hair?) ankle boots to be precise. Here are some more fantastic shoes to dream up outfits for:

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Photo credits: Style Me GrasieStyle List, Fashionologie, The Shoe Buff, Styleoholic, MBDesire, Swide, The Best Fashion Blog