Blog: Crossroads Style

April 16th, 2019 by Jennifer Beile Bermuda Shorts: 6 Ways to Wear the Trend

Bermuda shorts, or longer length shorts that are an inch or so above the knee, have been popping up all over my Instagram and blogroll lately and after doing a bit of research, I realized that it was a trend that went completely unnoticed by me this season. The controversial length of the shorts is not flattering on every body type, but the refreshing novelty of the style piqued my interest. Take a look at six ways to style Bermuda shorts for the spring season.

Transitional Spring

Pair longer length trouser shorts with a lightweight sweater and booties for the perfect transitional spring look.
Woman wearing bermuda shorts and sweater.

Go Chic

Pair the longer length shorts with a structured top and blazer for a twist on a classic look.
Woman pairing shorts with patterned blazer.

Stay Classic

Style these shorts the same you would a pair of typical denim: tuck in your favorite blouse and add some slides for an effortless street style look.
Woman crossing the street in patterned top and shorts.

Sporty Details

The long shorts lend themselves perfectly to an athleisure look. Pair them with a lightweight sweatshirt, belt bag, and sneakers for a simple weekend look.
Blogger wearing track jacket with bermuda shorts.

Summer Getaway

Throw on a longer pair of shorts over your swimsuit or crop top during a summer getaway this year, whether poolside or oceanside, for maximum comfort.
Woman wearing bermuda shorts with bikini top.

Denim Daze

The denim on denim look is a classic and can be used as a go-to when you’re lacking inspiration.
Blogger wearing full denim with shorts.

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April 15th, 2019 by Samantha Furno 5 Denim Alternatives for Spring

Denim will always and forever be the one true love in my wardrobe, however, with a new season upon us, I’m ready to take a detox from my beloved blues and try something fresh to re-inspire my outfits! Whether you opt for something printed or bold, structured or effortless, spring is full of denim alternatives that will quickly spruce up your style game! Just because you swap your jeans out for some new bottoms doesn’t mean you’ll need new tops to pair with them either. You’ll find that your favorite tops, tees and sweaters will still look just as good with your trendy new pants as they did with your favorite denim!

I’ve rounded up a few of the coolest denim alternatives for spring and hope they make you inspired to try something new and trendy this season!

Printed

What better way to add some personality to your spring outfits than with a fun and eye-catching print?! Let your printed pants be the statement piece of your look by keeping the rest of your fit a bit more simple in style.
Blogger wearing printed pants instead of denim.

Cargo

The utility trend is taking over the fashion world by storm this season and we are starting to see combat style pants pop up everywhere. Khaki has never looked more chic!
Woman wearing cargo pants.

Linen

Linen is a favorite of spring and summer styles because of how breathable and comfortable it is, even when the temperatures are at a high! Opt for a high-waisted pair that flatters your waistline and tie your look together with a crop top for the ultimate spring outfit!
Woman wearing linen high-waisted pants.

Tapered

Whether you wear them to the office or out to dinner on the town, tapered pants are a a sophisticated and totally chic alternative to jeans for spring.
Blogger wearing tapered pants.

Wide Leg

Keep things easy and breezy this spring with a pair of wide-leg pants in a vibrant hue! Add a pair of sleek ankle strap heels to balance out your silhouette and you’ll be set to soak up some sunshine in style!
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April 12th, 2019 by Jennifer Beile Friday Favorites: April 12th, 2019

Happy Friday! The following are my favorite style & pop culture images, articles, and moments to wrap up the week. Enjoy!

Store Finds

Rachel found this amazing Burberry off the shoulder dress from her local Crossroads, just in time for festival season! Remember to share your favorite #CrossroadsFinds on Instagram!
Blogger wearing pieces from Crossroads.

Street Style Inspo

Naomi slays in this leopard midi dress and proves why the trend is so hot this season!
Blogger wearing maxi dress on the street.

Festival Season Style Inspo

Festival season is upon us with Coachella weekend one starting today! Planning outfits is just as important – and stressful – as planning your band itinerary. Take a look at some of the most popular style inspo from Pinterest to use for planning your festival fashions this year here.
Blogger wearing a lace top at a festival.

Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé

Beyonce is releasing a documentary special on Netflix and the trailer shows glimpses of behind the scenes tour footage, private family moments, and details, in depth, the creative process behind Beyonce’s 2018 groundbreaking Coachella performance.

Kim Kardashian in Vogue

In the interview for her first solo cover of Vogue US, Kardashian spills secrets of her relationship with Kanye, her family, and announces that she has been interning at a law firm and hopes to take the bar exam in 2020. Read the entire interview here.

Variety’s Power of Women 2019

The honorees at Variety’s sixth annual Power of Women luncheon were honored for their fight again social injustice, overcoming obstacles and raising awareness for those without a voice. See all the highlights of the powerful conversations here.

2019 ACM Awards

The 2019 Academy of Country Music Awards were held last Sunday and some of the biggest highlights include duo Dan & Shay winning big, Chrissy Metz sharing the stage with Carrie Underwood, and Jason Aldean’s ‘Artist of the Decade’ honor. Check out all of the highlights in case you missed it here:

Dua Lipa in Elle Magazine

Grammy winner Dua Lipa boldly covers this months Elle Magazine. Get to know pop music’s newest superstar here.

Ariana Grande Beauty Line

Ariana Grande’s company, GrandAri Inc., filed a trademark for “Thank U, Next” for fragrances, body lotions, bath gels, shower gels, body scrubs, body powders, body soufflés, and body mists. There has not been an official statement as of yet, but I am (im)patiently waiting for every detail of this highly anticipated announcement.
Photo of Ariana Grande sitting down.

First Image of Black Hole

The black hole is located in Messier 87, a galaxy in the constellation Virgo, 55 million light years from Earth and was ultimately a direct result of an algorithm created by 29-year-old Katie Bouman. Realizing that this feat is equivalent to taking a photo of an orange on the moon with your iPhone makes you realize just how important this will be for the future of science. Read more about how the discovery was able to happen here and what it means for the future of astronomy.
Photo of a black hole.

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April 10th, 2019 by Melanie Sutrathada 6 Looks to Try for Music Festivals

With Coachella coming up quick, we can’t wait for the official kick off to music festival season! While you’ve been busy strategizing which artists you want to see first, you might not have had the time to look at what you’re going to wear for the day of! To make things a little easier for you, we’ve narrowed down our favorite festival styles to inspire you in Palm Springs!

Any of these size outfits is a fail-proof shortcut for nailing perfect music festival style:

Crop Tops and Shorts

The pairing of the crop top and high-waisted shorts is always a top choice for music festivals. Pro tip: since you’re going to be on your feet all day long, always go for shoes that are a mix of function and fashion. We promise your feet will thank you later!
Festival goer wearing shorts and crop top.

Try a Kimono

Love the look of long dresses, but don’t want to fully commit to the whole ensemble? Opt for a long kimono or a button up dress that you can leave unbuttoned!
Woman wearing a Kimono.

Opt for a Mini Dress

When in doubt, go for a mini dress and style it with some boots! Don’t forget sunglasses – they’re a must-have accessory as soon as festival season arrives.
Blogger in mini dress and boots.

The Band Tee

Excited for your favorite artist to play at the festival? Same! We’ll take any excuse to wear our favorite band tee.
Woman wearing a band tee.

Jumpsuits and Rompers

Jumpsuits and rompers are always a popular choice when it comes to music festivals. Go ahead and pack a few in your suitcase.
Blogger wearing a striped jumpsuit.

Wear a Bodysuit

The sheer dress over a bodysuit trend has pervaded the music festival scene long enough that it’s earned its place as a festival fashion staple.
Blogger wearing a sheer dress top and bodysuit.

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April 9th, 2019 by Jennifer Beile 5 Swimsuit Trends You’ll Be Seeing Everywhere This Season

Now that spring is in full swing, it’s time to daydream about vacations and summer getaways! Warm weather and sunshine naturally have me thinking of pool parties, beach trips, and tropical locations. Whether you are staying local this season or already have your summer travel itinerary planned out, a swimsuit is inevitably an essential piece for surviving scorching temperatures. I’ve rounded up 5 of the hottest swimsuit trends that will make a splash this season while making you feel your best!

Belted Detail

The retro belted detail on both one and two pieces adds a playful and flattering element to your suit.
Woman wearing belted swimsuit.

High Cut Leg

Show off those gams with a higher cut bottom that give the illusion of longer legs!
Blogger wearing an orange swimsuit with a high leg cut.

High-Waisted Two Piece

This classic style is flattering on every body type and adds a bit more coverage for those who want to be more modest without wearing a one piece.
Blogger wearing a patterned two piece swim set.

Animal Print

We just can’t quit you, animal print! It’s made its way into every style this season, including swimwear.
Blogger wearing a two piece animal print swimsuit.

Transitional Swimwear

Packing light or need to transition from the beach to dinner in a rush? Look for sleeve details, ruffles, and more coverage up top for suits that are ideal for pairing with skirts and pants post-beach or pool.
Blogger wearing a swim suit set that can also be worn as clothing.

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