Blog: Crossroads Style

April 24th, 2019 by Jennifer Beile 6 One-Piece Swimsuit Styles You Need in Your Closet

Gone are the days when women had two swimsuit options for the beach: a bikini that left you feeling too exposed or a standard one-piece swimsuit that felt too covered up. Let’s be real – we’re all glad that one-piece swimsuits have stepped up their game over the past few years and have come out with such fun details and styles. Now, you can feel and look your best in a suit without feeling like you’re baring it all. Still not convinced that one-piece styles can’t be fashion forward? Scroll on for some swimsuit inspiration!

Here are 6 one-piece swimsuits that we can’t take our eyes off of:

Low-Back Details

Plunge head first and pick up a one-piece with some flirty details like a low-back.
Blogger in gingham printed swimsuit.

Try Cutouts

Take a walk on the wild side and pick up a dramatic one-piece with cutout designs on the sides like Christine from Hello Fashion Blog!
Woman wearing blue swimsuit.

Crisscross Details

We’d take any excuse to wear this one-piece with crisscross details in the front! Look for swimsuits with the underwire bra detail for extra support.
Woman wearing black crisscross swimsuit.

Dual Pattern Swimsuit

There’s no better way to make a statement than by wearing a swimsuit with dual patterns on it.
Woman wearing swimsuit with two patterns.

Halter Designs

I have to admit, cut-out one-pieces can be hard to pull off sometimes. However, when you find a halter piece like this one, you can’t say no!
Woman wearing yellow halter swimsuit.

Wear Solid Colors

If you’re searching for a swimsuit it that you can wear over and over, stick to pieces that come in solid colors! The best part? They can easily double as a bodysuit!
Woman holding pineapple in white swimsuit.

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April 23rd, 2019 by Jennifer Beile Round-Up: The Early Aughts Trends & How to Style Them

The fashion of the early aughts is an enigma that most would like to forgive and forget. I spent my formative teenage years following the trends of Britney, Christina, Gwen, and Paris and while I don’t regret it, there wasn’t much else I could do at the time with what was available, I would rather not revisit any of my fashion choices during those years.

However, as we know, fashion trends are cyclical in nature and every 20 years or so, come back into the mainstream. Perhaps it’s because those that are bringing the trends back weren’t old enough to remember and the thought of “vintage” fashion is reason enough for them to bring the trends back around. Or, it’s also because these trends typically are modernized for the times and it’s only the inspiration and idea that is being recycled.  Whatever the reason, the early aughts are coming in strong this season, whether we understand it or not. Take a look at some of the biggest trends from the early aughts and how to style them.

Low Rise Denim

If you’re like me, the higher the waistband on your jeans, the better. Even in my high school years, 2000-2004, the very definition of the early aughts, I was not a fan of low rise denim, even though that’s all that was really available at the time. There has recently an uptick in low rise jeans in street style, Instagram #OOTDs, and in stores lately, so there must be something about them that caters to part of the population. This is one early aughts trend that I am vehemently against, but if it works for your comfort and body proportions, you do you boo!
Woman wearing fur-printed jacket and low-rise denim.

Cargo Pants

Ah, cargo pants; style and functionality at its best. For now, it seems that we are no longer adamant about tucking cargo pants into calf-high boots and topping the outfit off with a crop top, the modern cargo pant has a more streamlined silhouette for a flattering fit.
Woman wearing cargo pants and heels.

Camo

Camo print has never really gone away, though it’s had its ebbs and flows in the fashion world. The print gives an edgy flair to a street style look, whether it’s in the form of pants, a jacket, or head-to-toe. Wear it in an unexpected way by mixing prints or pairing it with more feminine pieces.
Woman wearing a camo jacket.

Hair Accessories

Butterfly clips were amazing, I’m not going to lie, but unfortunately, those aren’t coming back into style (yet). Hair clips, barrettes, and feminine headbands have made their way back onto the trend scene, and this is one recycled trend that I am definitely not mad about. Go bold or keep it simple, hair accessories are something you can have fun with!
Woman wearing beaded accessories and hair clips.

Strappy Sandal Heels

Delicate strappy sandals, think Carrie on ‘Sex and the City’ have made an appearance in the fashion world. A cross between a stiletto, a kitten heel, and a strappy flat, the shoe style is a way to dress up an outfit without being too brazen.
Woman on couch with heeled sandals.

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April 19th, 2019 by Jennifer Beile Friday Favorites: April 19th, 2019

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

Store Finds

Sally found the perfect strappy rainbow heels to compliment her spring wardrobe at her local Crossroads. Remember to share your favorite #CrossroadsFinds on Instagram!
Woman wearing pieces from Crossroads.

Festival Style Inspo

Lisa has perfected the epitome of bohemian chic, just in time for festival season!
Woman wearing pieces that are bright and patterned.

‘Camp’ Style For Vogue

“Camp: Notes on Fashion” is the highly anticipated 2019 Met Gala theme and ahead of the event, Ezra Miller And Keiynan bring to life the idea behind the theme: “love of the unnatural . . . style at the expense of content”. See the Vogue feature here.
An image from Vogue's feature on Camp.

Time 100 Most Influential People 2019

Time has announced their 100 most influential people for 2019, including pop culture icons, political powerhouses, and artists and activists. See the full list here.

Best of Coachella Fashion

Coachella is the official start of fashion of festival season and the first weekend’s fashion choices did not disappoint. For an overview of the boho to the bold and the exceptionally odd, click here.
A look at Coachella fashion looks.

Bayou With Love

I don’t know how I am only just now discovering the gorgeous jewelry line designed by Nikki Reed, Bayou With Love. The delicate and feminine jewelry line is socially conscious and eco-friendly, created by craftsmen, artisans, and ethical factories. See more designs here.
An image of jewelry from Bayou With Love.

Beauty Guru Circa 1999

YouTube user Jamie French create a parody beauty tutorial as if she was in the ’90s and this may be my favorite parody on YouTube to date. If you grew up in the ’90s, the nostalgia will come flooding back and have you hysterically laughing and shaking your head at your past beauty choices.

Celeb Flashback Friday

Mandy Moore posts a flashback that is the epitome of the early aughts style that we all know and are completely confused by.
An old photo of Mandy Moore.

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April 19th, 2019 7 Reasons Why Jameela Jamil Is My New Celebrity Crush

Actress Jameela Jamil has been on my radar for quite some time now, not only for her hilarious portrayal of Tahani Al-Jamil on NBC’s ‘The Good Place’, but as an outspoken activist for body positivity, women’s rights, and feminist empowerment, not to mention having a style that I will be envious of until the end of time.
Photo of Jameela in green suit
If you aren’t familiar with Jameela Jamil, take some time to found out why she is my new celebrity crush and should be yours too.

Body Positivity Maven

Jameela has always been a voice for body positivity and inclusivity. From struggling with body dysmorphia at just 14 years old to being ridiculed by the press for gaining weight early in her career, Jameela has decided to be aggressive about the conversation of body image and loving yourself despite the number on the scale, the cellulite on your thighs, or stretch marks. “It’s a nightmare. It’s such a ridiculous thing to feel bullied over,” she added. “It’s just flesh. It’s flesh on bones.”

Founder of “I Weigh”

She is not just all talk, she takes action. Jameela has used her platform and her passion for body positivity to spread the message and the love via “I Weigh”, which started as an Instagram account for women to share what makes them themselves, without using a number or a beauty standard, and has grown into an IGTV/YouTube series in which Jameela discusses body issues in candid interviews with the likes of Sam Smith and Lizzo.
Jameela in a mirror selfie.

Feminist Activist

Jameela is a self-proclaimed “feminist in training” because she admits that she herself is still learning, but that doesn’t stop her from having frank discussions of important issues regarding women’s rights today. Via Twitter, Jameela says, “It is never too late to check yourself and right your wrongs. I used to be slut shamey, judgmental, and my feminism wasn’t intersectional enough. Nobody is born perfectly “woke”. Listen, read, learn, grow, change and make room for everyone. We aren’t free til ALL of us are free.” Jameela is not just all tweets and honest Instagram posts, she makes it a priority to publicly speak about and take action about women’s rights.
Jameela in front of a pop-up sign.

Bold, Honest & Brazen

Jameela is not afraid to call out influencers who spread harmful messages to millions of young girls and impressionable women via public platforms. She frequently comments on and brings to light the truth behind the many influencers shilling diet teas, shakes, and gummies on Instagram, even shaming the Kardashian’s for their harmful and inaccurate messages. Read more about the effect of Jameela speaking out and exposing these lies here.
Jameela leaving a comment.

No Photoshop Policy

Jameela Jamil has instituted a no Photoshop policy on herself for all publications. Jameela commented via Twitter: “I haven’t banned all photoshop of myself because I’m being some sort of martyr for women, I’m doing it for MY mental health, so I don’t set myself up for a fall when I look in the mirror, after seeing a digitally enhanced “flawless” avatar. I don’t want the pressure or scrutiny.” Speaking to the BBC about the basis of Photoshop: “It is anti-feminist. It is ageist. It is fat-phobic. It looks weird. It looks wrong. It’s robbing you of your time, money, comfort, integrity and self-worth.”
Jameela in natural photo.

Down to Earth Relatability

While she takes all her activism and social and moral responsibilities seriously, Jameela is down to earth and frequently shows her goofy side, and I am always grateful when a celebrity is unafraid to be their true selves and shares unfiltered and raw moments.
Jameela with cartons of ice cream.

She’s Stylish A.F.

After all is said and done, Jameela is my newest style icon! From vibrant tailored suits to flowing floral maxis, Jameela can rock it all.
Jameela wearing a great suit.

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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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