Blog: Crossroads Style

December 7th, 2016 by Beth Jones 3 YouTube Style Icons to Watch

Style icons are one of my “things.” I love to search them out, listen to them talk, hear their thoughts on style and learn from them.  This week, I’m rounding up three YouTube videos featuring three style icons getting ready, talking about style and letting us in on their science of dressing up.

 

Lola Rykiel
In this Allure video, Lola Rykiel lets us into her home and takes us on a journey within the fashion legacy she is a part of.

 

Yasmin Sewell
In another Allure video, Yasmin Sewell shares her style secrets and how she makes things her own.

 

Veronika Heibrunner
In this Vogue Paris video, Veronika Heibrunner gets dressed, and it is SO FUN to watch her process.

Who are your favorite Youtube style icons?

December 6th, 2016 by Jennifer Beile Blogger Inspired Looks for Every Holiday Party

The holiday season is in full swing and you’re probably getting party invites left and right: happy hours, gift exchanges, the annual work Christmas party, and more! Not all of these parties require a shopping trip and a brand new outfit; most likely, there’s a party outfit just waiting to be put together in your closet. Check out some of my favorite blogger-inspired looks to inspire your holiday party ensembles for the season.

Happy Hour

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A happy hour invite will inevitably come up during the holiday season, and being prepared to go from work to drinks will help lessen stress when you get a last-minute invite. Trust your favorite blouse-and-trousers combo to take you from your office to a fun evening out.

Gift Exchange

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A gift exchange party should be fun and casual. I love the idea of a blouse or sweater with an embellishment—like ruffles or bell sleeves—plus some dark denim and a pair of statement flats, like Christina’s outfit above. Add a dramatic lip and you’ll be ready for some holiday fun!

Dinner Out

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Dinner out is a wonderful excuse to dress up, no matter the time of year! Restaurants are festive, people are happy, and the wine is flowing. Liz of Late Afternoon recently wore this beautiful velvet, dark floral print dress, showing off two of this season’s biggest trends. Perfect for a dinner out to celebrate the holiday season!

Dinner Party

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If you’re attending or hosting a formal holiday dinner party, you’ll want to dress to impress but also be comfortable enough to last through the evening. Try something new, like a menswear-inspired suit. It’s the perfect way to stand out and impress your friends at your dinner party. Go with a navy or a deep green color, and throw on a faux fur coat like Mary from Memorandum.

Work Party

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Your annual work party is a time to celebrate with your coworkers, but you’ll still want to keep an air of professionalism. Remember, you’ll have to go back to work on Monday! There is no such thing as being overdressed during the holiday season, so add some sparkle and glam to your outfit with metallic accessories and statement pieces.

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October 18th, 2016 by Jennifer Beile Round Up: How to Style a Classic Blazer for Fall

Every girl should own a classic blazer. Oversized and slouchy or structured and chic, a blazer is the perfect transitional weather layering piece and can elevate any outfit. The bloggers below have mastered the blazer. They know when to layer it under jackets and scarves and when to keep it simple—either way, they keep the blazer the star of the outfit.

Check out some of my favorite ways to wear a blazer this fall!

Beth Jones, B. Jones Style

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In this perfect fall outfit, Beth layers her blazer over a pair of slouchy overalls for a fun menswear-inspired look!

Brittany Xavier, Thrifts and Threads

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Brittany pairs an oversized blazer over an otherwise casual look to create a chic weekend look anyone can pull off.

Jacey Duprie, Damsel in Dior

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I absolutely love the color combination of Jacey’s outfit! Don’t be afraid to look for blazers in rich colors, textures, and fabrics for fall and combine them with complementary colors.

Just The Design 

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Sneakers, skinnies, and a layered blazer make the perfect tomboy look for fall.

Leandra Medine, The Man Repeller

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Leandra is arguably the queen of blazers, and one of my favorite blazer looks of hers mixes some of the best fall trends: stripes, scarves, and over-the-knee boots!

Alexandra Pereira, Lovely Pepa

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If you are new to wearing blazers, I’d recommend using Alexandra’s outfit for inspiration; it’s chic, comfortable, and attainable!

Erica Hoida, Fashioned Chic

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Edgy and chic, using a blazer as a layering piece under a coat will take you from day to night, any time of the year.

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October 14th, 2016 by Samantha Weaver Denim Inspiration from ‘Pretty Little Fawn’

Once fall arrived, I realized my denim game could use a much-needed upgrade. I knew exactly where to go for some serious denim inspiration: self-proclaimed denim junkie Courtney of Pretty Little Fawn, because she’s my personal denim guru.

A great pair of dark denim is the perfect beginning to any fall/winter outfit. Courtney and I both naturally gravitate towards high-waisted skinny cropped denim, but this season I’m equally attracted to cropped flares, edgy distressed, and vintage-inspired styles too!

Courtney’s denim motto (and ours) is “MORE DENIM. ALL DENIM ALL THE TIME,” so I picked out a couple of styles right off our sales floor featuring brands that she swears by, including BDG, Levi’s, Zara, and Madewell.

Come shopping at Crossroads to find your next great pair of denim!

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October 11th, 2016 by Jennifer Beile Round Up: Favorite Fall Blogger Looks

Fashion and style bloggers are so successful because we are able to see “normal” people (versus models and celebrities dressed by professional stylists, or magazine editors forcing their trend agendas onto us) and get inspired by attainable fashion. The majority of my everyday style inspiration comes from the hundreds of blogs that I follow.

I tend to need the most inspiration when the seasons transition. Fall is my favorite season for dressing, but the California weather holds off on cooling down a bit longer than other areas. So, I’ve rounded up some of my favorite fall looks and style trends from bloggers to inspire all of us this new season!

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Dylana Suarez, Dylana Suarez – The Leather Skirt

Leather adds some weight to your skirts before it gets too cold. Stray from the usual black or tan, and have fun with pattern and color.

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Grasie Mercedes, Grasie Mercedes – The Lace Cami

Layer up with a lace cami for a subtlely sexy look this fall. Wear under a chic blazer like Grasie or your favorite leather jacket.


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Danielle Bernstein,  We Wore What – Texture

Ribbed knits, cable knits, corduroy, and any other thick texture are the perfect way to add weight and interest to your fall wardrobe. I am loving Danielle’s corduroy overalls.

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Christina Martinez, New Darling – Flats

In the last year, flats like loafers, slides, and sneakers have kicked heels out of the spotlight—and our feet could not be happier. Christina shows us a simple, chic way to wear your flats for the perfect Fall look.

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Tine Andrea, Fashion Eaters – The Cropped Trouser

Wide leg or skinny, the cropped trouser (or jean!) is the perfect chic outfit detail.

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Jacky, Whaelse – The Bomber Jacket

The bomber jacket continues to be the “it” jacket of the season, and it’s the perfect layer for this transitional, temperamental weather.

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Tara Gibson, Jimmy Choos & Tennis ShoesFall Florals

While florals for spring are a perennial trend, floral prints in fall are newer and more unexpected. Look for darker colors and thicker fabrics.

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