Blog: Crossroads Style

June 27th, 2018 by Mary Elizabeth OOTD: Distressed Jeans + Summer Yellow

Hey guys, Mary Elizabeth here sharing a favorite Crossroads find and how I style it.  This week is dedicated to these ripped and torn to perfection Madewell jeans. With a high waist and a slim line, these pants give me that West Coast denim versatility: cozy with cashmere and converse, or sexy with stilettos and silk.

I paired my distressed denim with a canary yellow double-breasted blazer, a kitten heel, and a vintage, beaded clutch. The end result is a simple look with a punch of fun—and it’s quite comfortable! Plus, as the weather heats up, who isn’t happy about a little extra airflow?

 

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June 26th, 2018 by Jennifer Beile Summer Style Guide: Denim Skirts for 2018

Denim is versatile and timeless, making it a mainstay in nearly everyone’s wardrobe. With summer in full swing, you’re likely already living in your favorite denim cut-offs… but maybe you’re thinking of updating your hot weather uniform.  Within the last year, denim skirts have quietly made their way back into the mix of modern trends. From mini to midi, body-hugging to A-line, and with embroidered or a raw hem details, denim skirts come in shapes for all sizes, and in styles for everyone!

Whether you like to keep it simple and casual or you pair your denim skirt with an unexpected top and statement shoes, you’re sure to find a style that you’ll fall for in my round-up below!

 

A raw hem and matching belt add character to Laurie’s white denim mini.

 

Happily Grey’s Mary updates a classic double denim look with a two-tone, asymmetrical, raw hem denim skirt.

 

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Conservative enough for work and cute enough for happy hour, a denim midi is the perfect addition to your summer wardrobe!

 

Grasie combines two of summer’s hottest trends: a denim mini and a tropical print top!

 

Tumi has the perfect summer uniform: denim mini, graphic tee, and strappy sandals!

 

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Alexandra’s raw and uneven hemline adds edge to an otherwise simple summer outfit.

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March 15th, 2018 by Melanie Sutrathada 6 Ways to Wear Denim in 2018

From jeans to oversized denim jackets, we’ll always have a special place for classic denim pieces in our wardrobe. If you’re in a fashion rut and want a few ideas for how to style your denim pieces, you’ve come to the right place.

Here are six different ways to wear denim this season!

 

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When it comes to styling denim skirts, keep it simple by pairing it with a white or black blouse!

 

 
Don’t be afraid to wear an oversized denim jacket as a dress. Combat the lack of coverage by dressing this outfit up with over-the-knee-boots or thigh-high socks.

 


Left to my own devices, I’d wear denim overalls all the time. They’re not just comfy; this statement piece has gotten a major update since you wore them last in elementary school.

 


The key to mixing denim on denim is to pick two pieces that are similar in shade. Or, choose blue and black denim for another failproof combination.

 


This denim dress ensemble looks great with a belt or a fanny pack to break up the outfit.

 


You can never go wrong with mixing blue denim and black denim. It’s a great casual outfit for when you’re out and running errands!

 

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January 23rd, 2018 by Jennifer Beile 7 Pants Outfits That Will Have You Tossing Your Denim Aside

Denim will always be held close to a fashion girl’s heart. We love our denim and our denim loves us; it’s a closet staple as trends come and go. But there comes a time to experiment and step outside of the fashion box. I’ve been noticing a lot more trousers over denim on my blog roll lately, and I, for one, am all for it! I’ve been swapping out my denim for more trouser styles too. Styled with tees, sweaters, blazers, and bodysuits, trousers are a sophisticated, refreshing change to your wardrobe.

Check out these seven denim-less blogger outfits to inspire you this week!

 

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Style Me Grasie
To say that I would live in Grasie’s striped pants, bodysuit, and leather jacket ensemble might be a bit of an overstatement—but I am loving this comfy combo!

 


Le Happy
Comfy, casual, and trendy: Luanna’s military-inspired trousers can be remixed so many different ways.

 


This Time Tomorrow
Krystal stuns in winter white with these chic oversized cropped trousers.

 


Polienne
Brace yourselves: cargo pants are coming back! It’s true—an updated wide leg cut and dark wash keeps this trend modern.

 


What Olivia Did
You can’t go wrong with a graphic tee beneath a fitted gingham suit.

 


Le Dressing De Leeloo
I’ve been searching for the perfect pair of cords this winter, and it looks like Leeloo found them for me! I am loving the modern cropped silhouette.

 

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Always Judging
How fun are these gold satin trousers? Talk about a statement pant!

 

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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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