Blog: Crossroads Style

MARCH 24, 2015 BY JENNIFER BEILE Round Up: Top Three Spring
Makeup Trends

I am not talented when it comes to a makeup brush. Sure, I could take my time and learn via YouTube tutorials, magazine tips, and listening to my sister, who seems to naturally know how and what to apply for any occasion. The truth is, I am a bit impatient. I would rather sift through my Pinterest and blog reader to see talented makeup artists’ beautiful work, than trying (and trying, and trying, and trying) to replicate it myself. The good news is, I have rounded up a few of my favorite Spring makeup trends for you to try and I am sure master! It is all about being fun and bold this season!

Bold Liner!

Break out your liquid liner, and get bold with the color and the brush stroke!

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Bright Lips!

Be fearless with your lip color and add the perfect pop to your outfit with bright reds and oranges, or playful pinks and pastels!

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Neutral Browns!

The classic smoky eye will never be out, but neutrals and browns are having their own moment this Spring. Browns, creams, and golds work on any skin tone and are tame enough for the day and are able to be played up for night.

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What is your favorite Spring makeup trend?

MARCH 23, 2015 BY BETH JONES Style Icon: Kate Bosworth

Recently I was watching a movie featuring this week’s style icon, Kate Bosworth. Her wardrobe was simple but stood out as chic and inspirational. I can’t help but think that Kate herself played a significant role in choosing what her character wore. Her own sense of style is a perfect combination of classic essential pieces combined in a way that feels effortless and captivating. She sticks to the basics like a great pair of skinnies, simple yet eye-catching dresses and shoes to covet. She then accents everything with blonde hair tousled to perfection. She’s making me re-think my crazy-eclectic taste and enticing me to simplify.

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MARCH 3, 2015 BY JENNIFER BEILE Round Up: Best Spring 2015 Trends

Spring is only a few short weeks away, and it has recently inspired me to clean out my closet to make room for new pieces. This season is all about being playful and comfortable: fringe, relaxed fit denim, flat shoes and statement stripes–finally trends that are wearable in everyday life! Using the Crossroads Spring Selling Guide, I narrowed down a few of my favorite trends for the new season.

Fringe

Fringe is a little bit 70’s, a little bit rock and roll and a whole lot of fun! From going bold with a statement piece to adding just enough to step up your accessory game, fringe is the texture you should be on the lookout for
this season.

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Relaxed Fit Denim

Give your legs a break and let them breathe this spring! Relaxed fit denim is the most comfortable trend, and it looks like it will be sticking around for
a while.

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Flats

Speaking of comfort: flats are this year’s best shoe trend. Your feet will thank you while you’re rocking one of the hottest looks this year.

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Statement Stripes

Stripes will never be off-trend, but they are showing up this season bolder than ever. Think colorful, bold stripes, sporty stripes and mixed pattered stripes–it’s all about being playful.

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Bold Lips

And finally, a bold lip is the perfect way to bring your outfit together, no matter the time of year, style or trend. I have always loved a bright bold lip, and I am falling fast for deep, rich colors!

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Our very own Crossroads Style Council member, Grasie Mercedes of Style Me Grasie, has a wonderful video that teaches you how to apply the perfect, bold red lip! Check it out here.

Which spring trend are you looking forward to styling this season?