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!


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 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!


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.

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 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

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

Statement Shoes

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

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

Statement Sunglasses

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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May 24th, 2016 by Jennifer Beile Bomber Jackets: The ‘It’ Transition Piece

The bomber is the jacket of the spring/summer season and I want to make sure that you have plenty of options for mixing it into your wardrobe. I consider it the perfect lightweight transitional piece: it works with everything from denim to a silk dress. Check out my round up below for tips on how to add a bomber into your wardrobe.

 Dress it Up
Throw a bomber jacket over a dress to create a balance between tomboy and street style.

Take it back to the ‘90s and find an oversized bomber to create contrast with fitted outfits.

Vibrate Prints and Colors
Use your jacket to add a burst or print of color to your basics.
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Keep it Classic
When all else fails, throw a bomber jacket over your basics to reach ultimate cool girl status.

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May 16th, 2016 by Jennifer Beile Round Up: How to Wear Summer Fringe

Fringe is in and having its moment in the sun—literally! Fringe shouldn’t only be reserved for heavy jackets and scarves. It can easily be a part of your summer wardrobe too. A fun way to mix up your look and add a funky vibe to your outfit is to add pieces and accessories with fringe detail into your wardrobe. A sure tip to pull it off: pair fringe with minimalistic pieces to offset any rodeo or costume vibes.

I’ve rounded up some more fun ways to incorporate summer fringe into your wardrobe!

Lightweight Jacket
jacketFor those cool summer nights, add some fun fringe to your outfit with light jackets and wraps.

denimDenim shorts, shirts, and jeans can be remixed with fringe detail. Check out this easy DIY from Crossroads!

Jewelrysummer fringeStep up your jewelry game by mixing in some fringe statement pieces.

purseKeep an eye out for a bag with fringe details to add to your collection. It’ll go with nearly everything this season!

shoesShoes can completely change the tone of your outfit. Add some funky fringe shoes to your rotation!

What’s your favorite way to wear summer fringe?

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