Blog: Crossroads Style

February 13th, 2019 by Melanie Sutrathada 6 Outfits to Wear for Valentine’s Day

Let’s face it: finding the perfect outfit for Valentine’s Day can be a little overwhelming at times. From Galentine’s Day brunch to date night, we got you covered in the fashion department. Ahead, we’re going to show you six different outfits that you can wear for Valentine’s Day. Scroll on for some sweet outfit inspiration.

Opt-Out of Red

If you’re looking to steer clear of the typical red, white or pink outfits for Galentine’s Day brunch, choose a dress with ultra-feminine details like ruffles or cut-outs.
Woman in ruffled dress.

Red Jumpsuit

For a sleeker look that’s suitable for date night, opt for a red jumpsuit on Valentine’s Day.
Woman wearing Valentine's Day themed jumpsuit.

Matching Outfits

We all know how much blogger babes love their coordinated outfits! Picking a matching set in red, white or pink is the perfect way to transition from at work to happy hour with co-workers after.
Woman wearing pink matching suit,

Themed Shirt

Plan on having a more low-key night in with your significant other? Choose a simple and cute Valentine’s themed shirt to celebrate!
Woman wearing a red Valentine's Day themed shirt.

Statement Coat

One thing is for sure: date night just got a little bolder with a statement coat.
Woman wearing a statement red coat.

Utilize Floral

We’re loving the way Gracie styled this black off-the-shoulder top with these fun, floral pants.
Grasie wearing floral pants.

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February 12th, 2019 by Jennifer Beile 7 Last Minute Valentine’s Day Outfit Ideas

I have a love-hate relationship with Valentine’s Day. I love love, chocolate, date nights, and the little surprises that come with the holiday, but I hate the manufactured holiday that adds unnecessary stress to what would otherwise be a typical date night. If you’re like me, the last thing you need is to add more pressure to the day by worrying about what to wear. No worries, I’ve done the research for you! Take a look at 7 last minute Valentine’s Day outfits to throw on no matter what your plans are this year.

Glam Dinner

Who says that it’s overrated to love Valentine’s Day and get all glammed up for a date night? Throw on your most fabulous, over the top dress to celebrate your love!
Ms. Maverick Muse in silky dress.

Shine On

Remix those sequins, sparkles, or metallics that you typically reserve for New Year’s Eve.
Woman wearing a shiny jacket and jeans,

Festive in Red

Feeling extra festive? Go all in with a head to toe red hot look.
Woman wearing red suit for Valentine's Day.

Go Wild

Not that we need an occasion to wear animal print, but if we did, Valentine’s Day would be it!
Woman in crosswalk wearing animal print jumpsuit.

Casual Day Date

Contrast the formality of a silk skirt by dressing it down with an oversized chunky knit and sneakers for a casual day date.
Blogger wearing a sweater with skirt and tennis shoes.

Galentine’s Day

Coordinate with your bestie and celebrate your friendship in your favorite no fail dress.
Two women wearing dresses and coats.

A Night In

Is there anything better than a stress free date night in your own home? Stay in with Netflix, your favorite take out, and cozy knit. The best part? You don’t even have to wear pants!
Blogger wearing knit sweater in shorts.

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December 24th, 2018 by Jennifer Beile New Year’s Eve Style Guide: How to Look Comfy and Chic

New Year’s Eve is the biggest fashion holiday of the year. Anything goes: sequins, velvet, statement pieces, prints, metallics! But after 6 weeks of indulging, family and friend parties, traveling, and holiday stress, dressing to the nines might be a bit overwhelming.  Not to fret, it is possible to dress comfortably and festive to celebrate the last of 2018 and welcome in the new year.  Take a look at 5 ways to go from comfortable to comfortable chic with a festive twist for New Year’s Eve.

A metallic silk slip dress with strappy heels may sound perfect for kissing the year goodbye, but save yourself the pain of sore feet and bitter cold by pairing a slip dress with sneakers and a chunky knit.
Metallic skirt for New Year's Eve

Sequins are an essential part of New Year’s Eve. Skip the too tight mini dress and go for a comfortable midi skirt and a seasonal knit with simple sneakers.
Blogger wearing a sequin skirt.

Nothing says holiday like the luxe feeling of velvet. Find a relaxed fitting velvet suit and pair it with flats or, you guessed it, sneakers, for a festive outfit that feels like pajamas.
Blogger wearing a velvet two piece.

An easy way to add drama for a celebratory New Year’s Eve look is to layer a sheer dress over pants or biker shorts over a bralette.
Blogger wearing a sheer dress and bralette.

Add metallic accents to instantly elevate your outfit from casual chic to casual festive.
Blogger wearing metallic accents with a knit sweater.

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December 18th, 2018 by Jennifer Beile 6 Ways To Put Together The Perfect Last Minute Holiday Outfit

Have the holidays snuck up on you with no time left to even think about all the outfits you still need to put together for parties? This time of year is about spending time with loved ones, appreciating and reflecting on the year, not about stressing through wardrobe choices for a white elephant gift exchange or Christmas dinner. Putting together a festive holiday outfit can be less stressful than you think if you keep it simple. For your inspirational pleasure, take a look at my 6 tips for putting together the perfect last minute holiday outfit.

Focus on a Statement Piece
Find your favorite statement piece and let it shine by pairing it with a neutral palate.
Blogger wearing a animal print skirt as a last minute holiday outfit

Play With Textures
Go cozy this holiday season by pairing your fuzziest sweater with a teddy coat, or a cable knit over a silk slip dress.
Blogger wearing a textured sweater under a blazer.

Add Some Shine & Sparkle
When in doubt, sparkle and shine are the right choices for a festive holiday look.
Blogger wearing a metallic skirt.

Accessorize an LBD
Has an LBD ever steered you wrong?
Blogger wearing a monochromatic outfit.

Mix Festive Prints
Mix plaid and festive graphic prints to create a celebratory outfit for any holiday occasion.
Blogger wearing a tartan skirt and red jacket.

Stick to Basics
Forego all the frills! Stick to your regular outfit formula and add a festive pop of color.
Blogger wearing a patterned blazer.

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December 3rd, 2018 by Jennifer Beile 8 Holiday Outfits That Don’t Require a Dress

It’s officially December and the start of holiday party season! The holidays are stressful enough without having to add the extra pressure about what to wear to your office Christmas party, your best friend’s white elephant gift exchange, and the final fashion decision of the year, the dreaded New Year’s Eve outfit debacle. A dress is a traditional fall back for a holiday party. This year, step out of the norm and create a new comfort zone around, well, comfort. Take a look at some of my favorite non-dress party looks to inspire your holiday style this year.

Take a cue from Aureta and put on a pair of metallic party pants.
holiday outfit with metallic pants

Too cold to take off your favorite oversized chunky knit? Simply throw on a pair of skinnies, chic booties, and a statement clutch and you’re party ready.
oversized sweater and clutch for holiday style.

Leather never fails. A pair of legging pants or leggings will dress up any simple sweater or blouse for an edgy holiday look.
Leather leggings for a holiday party.

Rich and luxurious, velvet is the ideal festive fabric for the holiday season.
velvet pants for the holiday party.

When in doubt, add sparkle. Sequins are essential for holiday dressing, whether accented with accessories or daring with a sequin blazer.
sequin blazer as a holiday party idea.

Go bold with a statement-making, vibrant colored jumpsuit.
woman wearing a vibrant colored jumpsuit for a holiday idea.

Can holiday athleisure be done? Yes, yes it can. Create a monochromatic outfit to elevate your joggers and add an oversized teddy coat and heels.
woman wearing a monochromatic athleisure inspired outfit for the holiday.

Want a little swing in your step? A muted jewel-tone skirt with a chunky knit and booties can go a long way this season.
woman wearing a chunky knit and skirt for the holiday.

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