Blog: Crossroads Style

August 2nd, 2016 by Jennifer Beile Round Up: How to Wear the Newest Summer Trends

Confession: I am a trend lover and follower. I’m not a sheep that will wear anything just because it’s popular, but I love following trends and trying out the fun ones, even if they may not seem the most practical for everyday style. That’s why I love thrifting and (don’t judge me) fast-fashion stores. I’m able to find items that work with new trends without draining my bank account for something I’ll potentially only wear for a season.

So, I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite new summer trends that may be a bit harder to pull off, along with a few tips on how to make them more everyday-appropriate!

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The Slip Dress

I am loving this trend on models and street style stars, but I find it hard to not feel like I’m wearing my nightie out. Try dressing down your slip dress by layering it over a t-shirt, throwing in a casual light jacket, wearing a longer length, or wearing flats.

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The Bodysuit

I loved the look from day one, but how do you wear a bodysuit without feeling too confined—or feeling like a baby in a onesie all day? The fit is key. Try one on with bottoms on over the top and take your time wearing it, making sure you’re comfortable. Bodysuits are super simple, versatile pieces. I love pairing them with anything high waist and not having to worry about my tuck all day!

Ruffles

Ruffles

Ruffles are for little girls, right? Wrong! Ruffles are playful and can be subtly sexy when you find the right piece. Start small and if you feeling adventurous, go big on the sleeves of your top or on the hem of your skirt!

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Statement Sleeves

Statement sleeves can absolutely be practical for everyday style. The key is keeping the rest of your outfit simple. Let the sleeves be the star!

Which summer trends will you try this season?

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July 26th, 2016 by Jennifer Beile Blogger Looks to Inspire Your Summer Style

When I need style inspiration, I turn to my favorite blogger babes. I love seeing real people celebrate fashion and share their personal style; it is so much more inspiring to me than seeing style carefully crafted by professional stylists! I have been so impressed with all of the lovely ladies I follow lately, so I’ve rounded up some of my favorite blogger looks to share with you and inspire your mid-summer style.

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Olivia’s brightly striped off-the-shoulder blouse and relaxed denim are perfect for any summer day.

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Mary has perfected the “from work to dinner and drinks” outfit.

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Paulien of Polienne takes the slip dress trend one step further and layers it over a white tee for a ’90s dream look.

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Erin keeps it cool and casual in her denim jumpsuit.

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Kennedy is sporting the perfect one-piece to get you through those hot summer evenings.

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Sara masters the boho look with her breezy lace dress and suede mini-bag!

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Dylana expertly dresses down this dreamy crop top by pairing it with denim jeans.

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Krystal is dreamy and chic in this perfect white maxi that can be dressed up or down.

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June 24th, 2016 by Samantha Weaver New Arrivals: Dressing for Long Summer Days

Now that the longest day of the year is behind us, we can look forward to the best part of the summer season: dressing for it! We love the carefree, feel-good spirit of the season and all the fun and easy-breezy clothing that accompanies it.

This week, we’re stocking our stores with fresh accessories, warm colors, cute sandals and light fabrics—perfect for the long summer days ahead. So head to Crossroads this weekend to shop our summer collection!

Beaded Lemon Clutch ($28.50). Freshen up any summer look with this brightly colored bag.

Lace Up Tank ($13.50); Faux Suede Fringe Sandals (16.50).

Sunflower Gauze Dress ($22.50). This sunflower print on light gauzy fabric is a must this summer.

Men’s Sunflower Pocket Tank ($12.50).

The Weekend Tote ($45). Whether you’re headed out to the beach or for a short weekend trip, this bag can carry it all.

Head to your nearest Crossroads to pick up these items!

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June 21st, 2016 by Jennifer Beile Round Up: How to Make a Summer Fashion Statement

We all know that with rising temperatures, wearing multiple layers and heavy fabrics gets pretty uncomfortable. Spending the summer in light, breezy and easy pieces will keep you comfortable, but they may not be as fun to wear as you want them to be. Adding pieces with statement features or wearing statement accessories will help you stay stylish and keep cool in the hottest heat.

Here are my favorite ways to them into your outfit this summer!

Summer Fashion Statement Pieces

Statement Bag

Summer Statement
A great statement bag can come in many sizes and shapes. All will make a big splash against your outfit.

Statement Sleeves

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The new trend of the season is the statement sleeve. These bold silhouettes add some funky flair to your blouses or dresses.

Statement Shoes

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We all know that shoes can make or break an outfit. Make your outfit with a pair of fun statement shoes this summer.

Statement Jewelry

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Layer and pair eye-catching jewelry with simple pieces and colors.

Statement Sunglasses

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You won’t be able to get through summer without sunglasses, so you might as well have fun and be bold with your shades!

What’s your favorite summer fashion statement piece to wear?

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June 14th, 2016 by Jennifer Beile Round Up: Summer Trends for Women

Summer’s official start is less than two weeks away, but if you’re like me, you’ve already been bringing out those summer dresses, shorts and crop tops and soaking up the sun! I’ve rounded up the top summer fashion trends for this season, and the best part is that they are totally real-life wearable—and possibly already in your closet! The trends this summer are all about ease, comfort and fun.

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Embrace the slip dress trend with open arms; easy, comfortable and light, a slip dress is perfect to throw on for any occasion this summer.

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Subtly sexy, bare shoulders are the “it” trend for this summer. Keep it flirty and cute or edgy and funky—the bare shoulder look never fails.

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Matching sets are the easiest way to look chic and pulled together with minimal effort.

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Comfortable, simple, and versatile, you’ll want nothing more than a pair of easy joggers for your casual summer days.

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Give your summer heels a bit of a makeover and choose a block heel over a tall stiletto. Combining comfort and style, a block heel will be your go to for any outfit this season.

swimsuitOne-Piece Swimsuit 
A style that is flattering on all body types, the one-piece swimsuit is hotter than the bikini this summer!

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Stripes of all kind stormed the fashion runways this season, and you will surely find the right stripes for you. Stripes are an easy way to add interest to any outfit!

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Add a pair of flat lens sunglasses to your collection to stay atop of summer trends this season.

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