Blog: Crossroads Style

January 29th, 2018 by Melanie Sutrathada 6 Swoon-Worthy Valentine’s Day Outfits for Any Occasion

Love is in the air and we couldn’t be more excited… except for the fact that it can be tricky to find that perfect Valentine’s Day outfit. Luckily, our favorite bloggers have got you covered with plenty of style inspiration. Whether you’re celebrating with your favorite girls, flying solo, or having a date night with that special somebody, here are a few Valentine’s Day outfits to try this year!

 

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Rule number one for Valentine’s Day: You can never go wrong wearing pink (and eating a ton of chocolate).

 

Heading to your annual Galentine’s brunch? Opt for a white blouse with romantic details like ruffles or statement sleeves.

 

If there’s ever a day to break out your favorite red dress, Valentine’s Day is the one! All eyes will be on you, dancing emoji girl.

 

Having a handful of pink pieces is going to come in handy on Valentine’s Day! Layer up and go for a monochromatic all-pink look.

 

Skip the familiar red, white, and pink palette and wear your favorite floral ‘fit.

 


When all else fails, a sheer maxi dress is always a romantic choice for Valentine’s Day.

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January 4th, 2018 by Jennifer Beile 3 Personal Style Resolutions for 2018

“New year, new me,” right? To be honest, I am not a big fan of New Year’s resolutions. Why wait for improvement, and why put further pressure on yourself when life is busy enough? With that said, it’s never a bad time to decide to make small, positive changes in your life!

Have you ever made resolutions pertaining to your personal style? Have you bought clothes just because they are trendy only to end up never wearing them? Or have you purchased something because its on sale or super cheap, just to leave it on the hanger or have it fall apart after a few washes?  What about feeling uncomfortable all day, tugging and pulling on something that doesn’t fit just right?

We’ve all been there. This year, resolve to clean out and create a wardrobe that is wholeheartedly you by following the simple style resolutions below.

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1. Shop Smart & Selectively.
Resolve to only buy pieces that you love. Forget about being trendy and create a wardrobe that you will actually wear. You’ll never have the “I have nothing to wear” problem while staring into a full closet again.

2. Shop Quality vs. Quantity.
Skip fast fashion stores and invest in quality pieces that will last you years. You will end up saving money and building a quality wardrobe you’ll be proud to wear again and again.

3. Ignore Style “Rules”.
You do not have to fit your style into one category. Do you happen to love flowy, floral dresses AND basic minimal black outfits? Don’t choose between bohemian style or minimalist style. Wear what you love, no matter what category it may fit into.

December 19th, 2017 by Jennifer Beile 5 Unexpected Holiday Party Outfits

With the holiday season in full effect, you’re probably running around trying to get last-minute gifts, juggling multiple holiday parties, and trying to spend quality time with loved ones.  The last thing you want to stress about is what to wear while you’re already overextending yourself. You can certainly go for the tried-and-true formula—semi-formal, a dress or slacks, something with muted or jewel tones. Or, you can throw all the rules out the window, have fun and enjoy yourself in a bold look!

Below, I’ve rounded up five unexpected holiday party outfits to inspire you to celebrate the season in extra style!

 


Merry & Bright
Metallics are trending this season, and what better way to celebrate the holidays than by sparkling all night? Try mixing different tones and textures with your metallic pieces to create a unique look that will work for all your holiday parties.

 


Turn Up the Volume
Voluminous ruffles will make any outfit party-worthy! Don’t be afraid to mix two pieces that have ruffles, like Lauren does in this flouncy festive outfit!

 


Pretty, Pretty Prints
A fun print is an easy way to make a fashion statement! Beth’s velvet floral suit is amazing on it’s own, but pairing it with a statement takes it to next-level belle of the holiday ball status!

Follow Beth on her YouTube channel this month as she puts together 31 holiday outfits throughout December for even more holiday party style inspiration!

 


Velvet Revival
You can’t go wrong with velvet for the holidays, but instead of the wrap dress silhouette we’ve been seeing a lot lately, try a velvet maxi slip dress for versatility. Layer it with either a casual tee or a simple thin turtleneck for an easy yet chic party look.

 

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Dress Up Your Denim
Don’t throw your denim aside just yet; there are plenty of ways to dress up your denim to make them party-worthy! The most effortless way to dress up your denim is to focus on your layering pieces or statement shoes and accessories.

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December 13th, 2017 by Melanie Sutrathada 6 Ways to Wear Sequins this Holiday Season

Sequins always make a comeback around the holiday season. Whether you wear them all-over for maximum drama or you prefer them understated, there are ways to wear sequins for every personal style.

Scroll on to get fancy with sequins!

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Nobody does this trend better than the leading lady of Bows and Sequins. We’re loving how her sequined jacket gives her outfit that extra bit of flair.

 


If wearing an outfit decked out in sequins isn’t really your style, no biggie. Opt for a graphic tee with a sequined design and you’re good to go!

 


An all-over sequin dress makes for a show-stopping look that’s perfect for a New Year’s Eve celebration or the annual office party.

 


Tell me that a sequin top can’t be the life of the party, and I’ll show you otherwise!

 


Want to go in a more casual direction? Style a sequin top with a pair of boyfriend jeans.

 


Stick to wearing a solid color as your foundational layer, and pull on a gold sequin skirt for understated glamour.

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December 5th, 2017 by Jennifer Beile 7 Blogger-Curated Holiday Gift Guides

I’ll admit it: I am terrible at coming up with gifts for the holidays. Once in a while, I’ll surprise myself and come upon the perfect gift on my own, but my family will be the first to let you know that I’m that person that has to ask what you want (over and over).

So what do you do when you want a surprise and you’re out of gift ideas? You turn to your favorite bloggers! They’ve definitely saved me quite a few times during the holiday season. If you always need a little extra help picking out the perfect gift, check out some of my favorite blogger-curated holiday gift guides for this season!

 

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Grasie, Style Me Grasie
Grasie’s gift guides are my favorite this year! She has created five so far, including ones for the fitness buff and the home entertainer. By highlighting her favorite gifts  and including options under $50, Grasie’s guides will save you this holiday season! Check out all of Grasie’s gift guides here!

 


Jo, A Cup of Jo   
Jo has created gift guides to cover all your gift-giving needs! From your parents and siblings to your BFF and kids, Jo has affordable, creative gift ideas for everyone. Check out her gift guides here!

 


Samantha, Could I Have That?
Do you know someone who is always traveling, whether for work or for play? Samantha put together a brilliant gift guide for your jetsetter friend! Check out her guide here!

 


Kristen for Who What Wear
Who What Wear is pretty much my style bible, and I wasn’t disappointed with Kristen’s gift guide for the stylish person in your life! Find her gift ideas (for every budget!) here!

 


Aimee, Song of Style
A new year means renewed focus on getting healthy—at least for a few months. For those you know will stick it out, check out Aimee’s gift guide for your health- and fitness-obsessed friends!

 


Danielle, We Wore What
If your BFF is a fashion lover, chances are that she will love a gift featured on Danielle’s gift guide! See her gift guide here!

 


Emily, Cupcakes and Cashmere
If you’re on a budget—and let’s be honest, we all are, especially during the holiday season—Emily has a great $25 and under gift guide. Emily will be posting gift guides twice a week all month. You can view all her current guides here.

 

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