Blog: Crossroads Style

February 21st, 2017 by Jennifer Beile 5 Essential Pieces for Effortless Cool-Girl Style

You know the girls—the ones that throw on the first t-shirt they see before running out the door, yet somehow still look great? The girls who have perfected the effortless look that we covet but have a little trouble recreating ourselves?

The secret is to keep it simple and build your style around your favorite wardrobe staples. If you’re wondering where to start, below are my five essential pieces to add to your wardrobe for perfect “cool-girl” style.

 

The White Tee

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How many times have you stared into a full closet and thought “I have nothing to wear”? Easy to wear and to style, a comfy white tee is the perfect solution to that wardrobe dilemma.

 

The Leather Jacket

Leather Jacket

The ultimate cool-girl staple, a leather jacket looks good thrown over everything from a tee to a dress.

 

The Ankle Boot

Ankle Booties

Ankle boots are my go-to shoe, and for good reason! They will instantly up your cool factor and pair effortlessly with any type of outfit.

 

Tailored Pants

Tailored Pants

Whether they’re skinny or relaxed, you’ll look and feel great when your pants fit like they were made for you. This is one piece of clothing you shouldn’t be afraid to invest your money in!

 

A Signature Accessory

Statement Accessory

Not everything you wear has to be basic! Adding a subtle or statement accessory—like a scarf, hat, or bag—will help you stand out and is a great way to show off your personal style.

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February 16th, 2017 by Melanie Sutrathada 6 Ways to Flaunt Ruffles Like a Fashion Blogger

One trend that is making a dramatic comeback is the ruffle. Small or large, subtle or voluminous—there is a ruffled style to satisfy anyone’s fashion palate! Let it serve as the focal point to your outfit or leave it as an understated feminine touch. When it comes to ruffles, we’re happy to say that this trend isn’t bouncing anytime soon.

Check out how these fashion-forward bloggers are flaunting their frills:

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Make the best of two trends by opting for a sheer blouse with ruffles. If you want to achieve a more subdued look, try styling the ruffled number underneath a pair of structured blue overalls. The ruffles add dimension to your outfit without being distracting.

P2 - Margo and Me

Go all in on the romantic look with a dress that incorporates both ruffles and lace. It’s easier than ever to find modern ways to wear both trends!

P3 - Pernille Teisbaek

While some ruffled dresses can look a bit shapeless on the body, a cinched-in piece like this one is eye-catching and accentuates the waist.

P4 - Soraya Bakhtiar

Pants with a small ruffled flare at the end are a subtle way to incorporate the trend into your outfit. They can instantly elevate even the most casual outfits.

P5 - The Nomis Niche

As far as we’re concerned, there’s nothing more trendy right now than statement sleeves. Consider taking a fashion tip from The Nomis Niche by tucking a bouncy blouse into a fitted mini skirt.

P6 - This Time Tomorrow

This one-shouldered wavy blouse proves that there is no such thing as too many ruffles! Wear this light and airy style with a simple pair of denim jeans any time of the week.

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February 14th, 2017 by Jennifer Beile Round-Up: Celebrity Instagram Posts from the Grammys 2017

Music’s biggest night was this past Sunday, and as always, the Grammys were quite the spectacle! There were legendary performances, award upsets, and stunning red carpet fashion! My favorite part, though? All of the social media updates from big celebs during and after the event. Take a look at some of my favorite (so far):

 

James Corden
The first-time Grammy host joked about his pre-show jitters on Instagram and gave us a peek at the seating chart before celebs began arriving.
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Celine Dion
Casually posed in front of her private jet, Celine Dion never misses an opportunity for an entrance.
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Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga posted this fun snap with the night’s biggest winner, Adele.
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Nick Jonas
Nick Jonas was a fan of everyone on Grammy night—and documented it all!

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Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez shared a photo of herself looking as epic and flawless as always!

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Chrissy Teigen
Chrissy Teigen posted exactly what we were all feeling during Beyonce’s performance.

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Solange
Sisterly love: Solange and Beyoncé share a sweet moment backstage.

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Alicia Keys
Alicia Keys showed off her flawless sequin jumpsuit backstage in a quick snap before the show.

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Demi Lovato
Demi shared this photo of her stripped down rehearsal for the big night!

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Heidi Klum
Supermodel Heidi looked flawless in both her ‘before’ and ‘after’ glam session photos!

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February 10th, 2017 by Samantha Weaver New In: Shop Spring-Ready Blouses

This week at Crossroads, we’re featuring our collection of spring-ready blouses. Look forward to trends like off-the-shoulder necklines, bell sleeves, and fun florals from these newest arrivals.

Forest Green Flutter Sleeve Blouse with Lace Trim, $20
Bright Floral & Fauna Maxi Skirt, $32.50

 

Floral Border Print Cami, $18.50

 

Ivory Embroidered Blouse with Bell Cuff, $27.50

 

Striped Off-the-Shoulder Blouse with Statement Sleeve, $26.50

 

Cherry Red Off-the-Shoulder Top, $20 (also available in black and blue)
Mirror Print Leggings, $18.50

We’re now buying for Spring! Come sell & shop with us this weekend!

February 9th, 2017 by Jennifer Beile Who to Follow on Instagram for New York Fashion Week

New York Fashion Week has begun, and although I won’t be there, following the runway, street style and festivities through Instagram is still an exciting biannual ritual for me. If you didn’t score a ticket either, don’t fret—Instagram is the next best place to be. Take a peek at who to follow on Instagram for the best inside look.

NYFW

 

Models

What better way to follow NYFW than with an intimate behind-the-scenes look through a runway model’s eyes? WhoWhatWear has created a list of the freshest faces walking the runway this year. See it here.
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Bloggers

Many of our favorite bloggers attend NYFW shows and parties and share all the juicy details and photos with their readers. Some of my favorite bloggers to follow are Danielle Bernstein, Natalie Suarez, Aimee Song, Leandra Medine and Blaire Eadie.
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Designers

Designers often share their favorite images from their collections before, during and after their runway shows. A few of my favorite designers to follow during NYFW are Alexander Wang, Marc Jacobs, and Jeremy Scott.
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Fashion Influencers

Influencers are the fashion “it” girls that fill our social media feeds with all the style inspiration a gal could ever want. A few influencers that are must-follows are Eva Chen, Alexa Chung, and Olivia Palermo.
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Street Style Photographers

My favorite part of Fashion Week has always been seeing the attendees’ street style. The best way to keep up is to follow the photographers: Scott Schuman, Melodie Jeng and Hyunbum Nam are a few of my favorites.
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Happy Fashion Week!

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