Blog: Crossroads Style

October 29th, 2018 by Melanie Sutrathada A Blogger’s Guide to Halloween

With Halloween right around the corner, it’s time to start prepping the ultimate costume if you haven’t already! The great part? A lot of these outfits can be re-created with what you already have in your closet! So, whether you’re staying at home watching Hocus Pocus with the gals or trying to win for “Best Costume,” there’s a Halloween costume for everyone.

Check out a few of our favorite blogger costumes for some inspiration:

How cute is Julia Engel as Belle from Beauty and the Beast? We’re loving the book props as well.

 

Animal ears and a dress isn’t exactly reinventing the wheel for Halloween, but we can’t get over how simple it is to recreate this costume!

 

Skip wearing a Halloween costume this year and opt for a Halloween tee instead!

 

How cute is this Little Red Riding Hood costume? The plus side? It’s a great way to reuse that picnic basket that you kept from summer!

 

Never underestimate the power of a shimmery mermaid to turn heads on Halloween.
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Channel your inner Daisy Buchanan, and dress up as a flapper for the night! You already own a little black dress and a pearl necklace, now you just have to find a fur coat and a headpiece!

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October 17th, 2018 by Jennifer Beile 10 Pop Culture Moments from 2018 to Inspire Your Halloween Costume

Whether you tend to go all out for Halloween, or keep it simple, 2018 has graced us with plenty of pop culture moments to inspire a Halloween costume for just about everyone.  Take a look at 10 Halloween costumes inspired by the biggest pop culture moments of the year!

 

Ally: “A Star Is Born”
Lady Gaga’s character, Ally, undergoes many transformations in the movie, without being too specific and spoiling the character development, early Ally can easily be DIY’d from items that are already in your closet. Bonus points if you get your other half to dress up as Bradley Cooper’s Jackson Maine character.
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Ariana Grande: “God Is a Woman” Music Video
Channel Ariana’s galaxy themed visuals with a galaxy print skirt and thigh high silver boots.

 

Beyonce & Jay-Z: “Apesh*t” Music Video
You don’t have to rent out The Lourve to be hip hop’s power couple for a night. Simply thrift hunt for mint and pink look-a-like suits.

 

The Royal Wedding
Arguably the biggest pop culture moment of the year, live out your princess fairytale dream by recreating the royal wedding as a couple’s costume.

 

Black Panther
Channel your inner badass and pick your favorite character from “Black Panther” to pay homage to on Halloween.

 

Tonya Harding: “I, Tonya”
Break out the blue eye shadow, hairspray, and bedazzler; one of the most popular Halloween costumes this year is sure to be inspired by Margot Robbie’s “I, Tonya”.

 

The Ladies of Glow
The Netflix series has some serious 80’s retro vibes that can easily be recreated with a few thrift store trips, whether dressing as the characters or their wrestling alter egos.

 

Cardi B
Cardi B has graced us with so many fashion moments this year that would make an amazing Halloween costume. It’s only about how bold you want to be!

 

Queer Eye’s Fab 5
Grab 4 of your most fierce friends and dress as The Fab 5 from Queer Eye!

 

Lady Gaga, “A Star Is Born” Premiere
Looking for a more grandioise costume than Ally from “A Star Is Born”? Look no further than Lady Gaga’s look at the movie’s premiere. Think lots and lots of feathers!

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September 6th, 2018 by Jennifer Beile Can You Wear White After Labor Day?

Hint: absolutely!

The antiquated no-white-after-Labor-Day rule appears to have originated in the late 19th century, when white was considered only proper for summer vacation attire (before bare arms and legs were appropriate, color and fabric were often the only difference between seasonal clothing). After Labor Day became a federal holiday, it unofficially signaled the end of the summer and vacations, meaning there was no longer a need to wear vacation clothing—so all white clothing was put away until the next year. Darker color clothing was a signal for the end of summer and a return to work.

Thankfully, somewhere between then and now, this arbitrary fashion rule has become outdated. Fashion and lifestyle have evolved and there are many more ways to keep cool in the summer besides lightweight white pieces. Lucky for us, that means we get to wear our favorite white pieces year round.  Take a look at some of the most chic ways to wear white after Labor Day this year!

 

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When updating your fall wardrobe, pick up a cozy cable knit sweater in white or cream.

 

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A white denim jacket brings a fresh perspective to a those gloomy fall days.

 

Blazers are the perfect transition piece. Dress down a white blazer by pairing it with jeans and sneakers.

 

Add a trendy pair of white wide-leg pants or denim into your fall wardrobe rotation.

 

Don’t pack away your silky slip dresses just yet. Layer a blazer or an oversized sweater to get more wear out of them.

 

Dare to wear an all-white outfit with dark accessories for a chic autumn look.

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June 18th, 2018 by Melanie Sutrathada Round-Up: 6 Easy 4th of July Outfits

The Fourth of July is right around the corner, meaning Wednesday fireworks, beach bonfires, and backyard barbecues with friends and family are on the horizon. While you may have given some thought about what dish or drink to bring, have you decided what to wear yet? The good news is there’s no need to break the bank, because most of these pieces are already in your closet!

Keep scrolling for a fail-proof shortcut for pulling off a patriotic look.

 

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Amy Jackson of Fashion Jackson proves you don’t need to wear a bright and daring outfit to make a statement on the Fourth of July. Keep it simple with a white off-the-shoulder top and a pair of red heels.

 

Planning on having a picnic with your best gal pals to celebrate Independence Day? Opt for a romper in a chambray material or a red floral design to keep with the spirit of the season.

 

 

Feel free to get creative with your red, white, and blue outfit combinations. Tip: Start off with a classic pair of white shorts, and work your way upwards with solid blue and red pieces. (Hello, accessories!)

 

Going monochromatic red, white or blue is always a great choice for looking immediately put-together.

 

Break out your favorite patriotic graphic tees to celebrate the holiday!

 

A top with stars or stripes is everything you need for a festive July 4th look! The best part? You don’t need to stick to a certain color scheme to pull off these patterns!

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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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