Blog: Crossroads Style

July 21st, 2017 by Samantha Weaver Art and Fashion: The Summer of Love Experience

This week, our team visited the De Young Museum to view their new exhibit The Summer of Love Experience: Art, Fashion, and Rock & RollThe exhibit commemorates the 50th anniversary celebration of the adventurous and colorful counterculture that blossomed in the years surrounding the legendary San Francisco summer of 1967.

The Summer of Love Experience: Art, Fashion, and Rock & Roll commemorates an “only in San Francisco” social and aesthetic movement, and reminds museum visitors that in a time of international upheaval, the city played a vital role in changing society and amplifying the pulse of the nation.

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Enjoy this look at some of the art, fashion, music, and happenings from the era!

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If you’re in San Francisco, make sure to catch this amazing exhibit before it’s gone! It’s showing at the De Young Museum through August 20th, 2017.

Happy Friday from Crossroads!

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July 18th, 2017 by Jennifer Beile 8 Sheer Outfits for Summer

The sheer trend isn’t new. It’s been around for years, but as we’re in the midst of one of the hottest summers in years, sheer pieces are in the spotlight now more than ever. From minor detailing to more daring looks with fully sheer tops and dresses, take a look at some of the ways our favorite fashion girls are styling sheer pieces to create modern, trendy looks.

 

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Chloe Miles, Chloe Helen Miles
A  lacy, sheer top juxtaposed with denim creates the perfect pairing.

 

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Grasie Mercedes, Style Me Grasie
Two trends in one, Grasie wows with a sheer floral applique top paired with denim and sneakers.

 

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Brittany Xavier, Thrifts and Threads
Do date night right with a romantic, sheer blouse like Brittany’s.

 

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Taylor Gardner, Dallas Style Blog
I never knew how to style all the sheer dresses I’ve found and fallen in love with. Thanks to blogger and street style inspiration, I am living for a sheer dress styled over denim jeans or, more daringly, high-waist briefs.

 

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Viktoria Dahlberg, @victoria.dahlberg
For a dramatic nighttime look, try wearing a bodysuit or high-waist briefs under a sheer, lacy dress.

 

Ellena Galant

Ellena Galant, Galant Girl
These sheer culottes may just be the pants of my dreams!

 

Geri Hirsch

Geri Hirsch, Because I’m Addicted
Geri managed to find the perfect sheer skirt to remix all throughout summer. It can also be taken into the cooler months by pairing it with a sweater and boots, as she shows in this outfit.

 

Leandra Medine

Leandra Medine, Man Repeller
From the pool to dinner, Leandra’s sheer-dress-over-cutoffs outfit is perfect for an all day summer outing.

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July 18th, 2017 by Melanie Sutrathada 6 Outfits to Wear at the Beach

As the temperatures start to rise, it’s only natural to hit the beach for some vitamin D and relaxation. Whether you plan on reading by the water or going for a bike ride along the boardwalk, here are a few trendy cover-up options you can wear for any beach occasion.

Any of these outfits is summer-approved and fail-proof for the beach:

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Transition from beach day to bonfire with a lightweight sweater. A sweater worn over swimsuit bottoms—as done here—is the perfect look for cozying up next to a bonfire. 

 

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A pair of high-waisted shorts is a closet staple for summer. Want to show off your new bathing suit top? Switch out the usual crop top piece for a tankini or bralette bathing suit top. 

 

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Without a doubt, a pretty patterned dress is always a go-to option for the beach. They’re easy to take on and off if you need to tan or jump into the water (I’m always tempted to do the latter!).

 

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Nail perfect beach style by throwing on a romper over your bathing suit. The one-piece won’t take up much room in your bag, making it perfect for when you’re on-the-go.

 

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A two-piece separate outfit has everything you need to feel beach-time ready. Top off your outfit with a round handle or straw bag that can hold all of your beach essentials.  

 

P6 - The Viva Luxury

Take a style cue from Annabelle Fleur and wear a dress with a plunging neckline to show off a peek of your bathing suit without going overboard.

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July 14th, 2017 by Samantha Weaver DIY Pom Pom Trim: For Jewelry, Clothes, Accessories & More

BIG NEWS! The Crossroads DIY Studio is back in action!

We’ve spent most of the summer obsessed with everything and anything pom pom.  Clothing, accessories, bathing suits—you name it. If it was dripping with multi-colored pom poms, we said “take my money!” Then it dawned on us that pom pom trim accessorizing would be the perfect DIY!

What you will need:

1. Pom Pom Trim

2. Assorted sizes and colors of poms

3. Scissors

4. A ruler

5. Fabric adhesive or a glue gun

You will also need plain accessories and clothing to adorn with pom poms! Today, we’ll be adding pom poms to a pair of gold hoops, a sun hat, some red slides, jeans, a black crop top, and a bonus item!

Pom Pom Hoop Earrings

I’ve seen hoops with pom poms available for $29+, but with this simple DIY you can accomplish the look for less than $10!

You’ll need to use hoop earrings that have threaded closures, not hooks. Pick your desired color of pom pom and start threading them directly onto the earring! It’s that easy. Add one pom or five, then space as desired—either way you’ll end up with a festive pair of hoop earrings!

 

Sun Hat with Pom Pom Trim

Add some flare to your boring sun hat with a pom pom trim! Simply use a binder clip to hold the trim in place, then wrap the trim around the brim of your hat and glue it down as you go. Secure with another clip at the end, and cut off the excess trim. Wait 2-4 hours to dry and voila! Beach-approved headwear.

 

Slides with Large Pom Detail

Leandra of The Man Repeller would approve of these big time. They’re bold, they’re bright, they’re downright gaudy, and we love them.

Plug in your glue gun and grab your largest poms! Simply decide where you want to place your poms first, then just start gluing! Dry for an hour minimum.

Crop Top with Pom Pom Trim

To accomplish the perfect pom pom trim on a t-shirt or crop top, just begin as we did with the sun hat by clipping down the edge of your trim to the seam of your top. Then just glue and wrap around the hem of your top, and clip off any excess! Let adhesive glue dry for 2-4 hours.

 

Jeans with Pom Pom Trim

Last year, we did a DIY on frayed hem jeans, but this year we’re going full pom pom! Clip, wrap, and glue, and you’ll end up with a pair of sassy-bottomed jeans for summer! I’ve seen jeans with pom pom trim retail at $100+, but we made these for just $2.50 using jeans we already owned.

That’s a wrap! What did you think of this super easy DIY?

BONUS! Headband with Pom Pom Detail:

The options are endless with a bag of poms poms and some glue, so don’t pay for pom pom trim—do it yourself!

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July 13th, 2017 by Jennifer Beile 7 Workouts Our Favorite Celebrities Swear By

Have you amped up your workout routine for summer? Whether you’re looking to gain strength, raise your endorphins, or tone up a bit, summertime can be a huge workout motivator. I strongly believe that every body is a bikini body, so I try to view working out as a source of stress relief and a means to feeling strong. But it can get repetitive, so I’m always looking for a new workout to keep from becoming bored.

Most celebrities have private trainers but many of them have shared their workouts. I love seeing which celebs have workout routines that are available to me. Let’s be honest: there’s a reason celebs have such fit bodies, and I am more than happy to steal their secrets.

Take a look at some of the workouts our favorite celebrities are loving right now!

 

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LEKFit 
I found out about LEKFit from Busy Phillipps‘s Instagram stories. This dance-inspired cardio workout will make you sweat more than you thought possible! If you can’t make it to the studio in LA, LEKFit is also available on demand for you to do in your own home or gym.

 

Soul Cycle

SoulCycle 
I’ve been to many spin studios, and I have to hand it to SoulCycle for having some of the most heart-pumping, intense classes and instructors. Celebrities like David Beckham, Kelly Ripa, and Lea Michele seem to agree!

 

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Barry’s Bootcamp
As seen on Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Barry’s Bootcamp is killer! A mix of treadmill intervals and resistance training, the only thing you will regret about this workout is not going earlier. Other famous fans include Ellie Goulding, Amanda Seyfried, and Naomi Campbell.

 

BodyBySimone

Body by Simone 
Body by Simone is a danced-based interval workout loved by Sandra Bullock, Emmy Rossum, and Anne Hathaway. You can participate too, with studios in New York and Los Angeles, DVDs, and an online streaming service.

 

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The Tracy Anderson Method 
Another dance-inspired cardio class (there is definitely a dance workout trend happening here), famous friends Madonna and Gwyneth Paltrow swear by this workout.

 

Boxing

Boxing
Boxing is a great way to build strength and get out any aggression, and it’s a workout that I personally love. Punching bags are easily found in your neighborhood gym, or you can attend a boxing gym like Gigi Hadid and Gina Rodriguez.

 

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Reformer Pilates
Not a new workout by any means, but reformer Pilates has certainly been trending the last few years—and for a good reason! Pilates creates long, lean, strong bodies and is sworn by by celebs like Alessandra Ambrosio, Kate Hudson, and Karlie Kloss.

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