Blog: Crossroads Style

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Thankfully, somewhere between then and now, this arbitrary fashion rule has become outdated.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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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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