Blog: Crossroads Style

September 18th, 2017 by Melanie Sutrathada Round-Up: 6 Ways to Wear Midi Skirts

If you’re in need of some midi skirt styling tips, look no further than our favorite fashion bloggers! They’ll show you how to expertly wear this fall staple. One of our favorite secrets? Play with proportions. Choose fitted tops that accentuate your waistline or slouchy oversized pieces that can be tucked in.

Here are a few of our other go-to tips for styling a midi skirt.

 

midi skirt

Play up box pleats. There’s just something so feminine and flirty about box-pleated midi skirts. They have a vintage feel that makes them an instant hit! We love how this black and white top matches the two tones of this skirt.

 

P2 - Living In Color Print

Pair a plain white tee with a gingham midi skirt for a throwback style that feels fresh in 2017.

 

P3 - Margo and Me

Recreate this sultry look by wearing a midi bodycon skirt with a lace top.

 

P4 - Memorandum

We love how Mary Orton of the blog Memorandum paired her ruffle shirt with this pleated skirt.

 

P5 - Samieze

Can’t enough of the monotone trend? Neither can we! We’re in love with this olive green combination. To get this look, pair the same shade in contrasting textures.

 

P6 - Style Lovely

As far as we’re concerned, there’s nothing more creative in fashion than layering multiple distinctive pieces together. This gingham sweetheart top looks great layered with a white t-shirt and tucked into a denim midi skirt.

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August 14th, 2017 by Melanie Sutrathada 6 Day to Night Outfits You Need to Try

Running errands, having lunch with a coworker, attending a quick meeting, then rushing to a dinner date with your favorite gal pals—if this sounds familiar to you, you know that searching for the perfect outfit to transition you from day to night can be a challenge (because ain’t nobody got time to wear three different outfits in a day!). Luckily, it just got easier; these fashion-forward outfit ideas have your name written all over them. Check out these day to night outfits for style inspiration on those days when you’re fully booked.

 

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A blouse and paperbag trousers make the perfect outfit for a dinner date. And if you’re planning on making multiple stops throughout the night, block heels will make the trek a lot more comfy.

 

P2 - Hapa Time

Style a fitted crop top with high-waisted jeans for a sultry combination that’s not too over the top.

 

P3 - Margo and Me

This flirty number is the ruffled version of the little black dress. It’s versatile and right on-trend!

 

P4 - Song of Style

Aimee Song of Song of Style updates a classic black-and-white office outfit and makes it trendy enough for both the workplace and happy hour.

 

P5 - What Olivia Did

Going out for a movie in the park after work? Wear a simple jumpsuit with your favorite pair of espadrilles.

 

P6 - With Love From Kat

Throw on a red midi dress for those long summer days when you’re booked from sunrise to sunset. Toss on a moto jacket when the temperature drops at night for extra style points.

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August 1st, 2017 by Jennifer Beile 4 Tips For Developing Your Style Uniform

I love when my closet is just right, that rare time that I love and am inspired by the entirety of my wardrobe. But even then, I tend to wear the same types of outfits over and over. I grab my jeans, a tee and my scuffed up ankle booties and I just feel like myself.

Developing a personal uniform sounds simple enough, but if your style consists of a huge range (I am a true jeans and tee girl, but I love a great bohemian dress and giant brimmed hat!) it can be challenging to find a go-to that suits you every single time.

Take a look at my four simple tips for developing your own style uniform!

 

style uniform

1. Consider your lifestyle.
Running around town all day versus sitting at an office desk definitely require different types of wardrobes. Your uniform should combine style and functionality.

 

style uniform

2. Peek into your closet.
Chances are that you already subconsciously stock up on your favorite pieces. Do you have an overabundance of striped button-downs or black tees? If you see a pattern in your wardrobe, you mostly likely already have the makings for a uniform.

 

Repeat Outfits That Make You Feel Best

3. Repeat outfit styles that make you feel your best.
A style uniform is all about being able to be you, easily and quickly. Do you feel the most comfortable and most like yourself in a tee and jeans? Or do you tend to feel most confident when you dress up a little? Either way, whatever makes you you should be your go-to uniform.

 

Quality vs Quantity

4. Go for quality versus quantity.
Invest in higher quality versions of whatever your signature style pieces are. Since they will be on a heavier rotation than other items in your closet, you will want quality pieces that will stand up to increased wear.

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July 14th, 2017 by Samantha Weaver DIY Pom Pom Trim: For Jewelry, Clothes, Accessories & More

BIG NEWS! The Crossroads DIY Studio is back in action!

We’ve spent most of the summer obsessed with everything and anything pom pom.  Clothing, accessories, bathing suits—you name it. If it was dripping with multi-colored pom poms, we said “take my money!” Then it dawned on us that pom pom trim accessorizing would be the perfect DIY!

What you will need:

1. Pom Pom Trim

2. Assorted sizes and colors of poms

3. Scissors

4. A ruler

5. Fabric adhesive or a glue gun

You will also need plain accessories and clothing to adorn with pom poms! Today, we’ll be adding pom poms to a pair of gold hoops, a sun hat, some red slides, jeans, a black crop top, and a bonus item!

Pom Pom Hoop Earrings

I’ve seen hoops with pom poms available for $29+, but with this simple DIY you can accomplish the look for less than $10!

You’ll need to use hoop earrings that have threaded closures, not hooks. Pick your desired color of pom pom and start threading them directly onto the earring! It’s that easy. Add one pom or five, then space as desired—either way you’ll end up with a festive pair of hoop earrings!

 

Sun Hat with Pom Pom Trim

Add some flare to your boring sun hat with a pom pom trim! Simply use a binder clip to hold the trim in place, then wrap the trim around the brim of your hat and glue it down as you go. Secure with another clip at the end, and cut off the excess trim. Wait 2-4 hours to dry and voila! Beach-approved headwear.

 

Slides with Large Pom Detail

Leandra of The Man Repeller would approve of these big time. They’re bold, they’re bright, they’re downright gaudy, and we love them.

Plug in your glue gun and grab your largest poms! Simply decide where you want to place your poms first, then just start gluing! Dry for an hour minimum.

Crop Top with Pom Pom Trim

To accomplish the perfect pom pom trim on a t-shirt or crop top, just begin as we did with the sun hat by clipping down the edge of your trim to the seam of your top. Then just glue and wrap around the hem of your top, and clip off any excess! Let adhesive glue dry for 2-4 hours.

 

Jeans with Pom Pom Trim

Last year, we did a DIY on frayed hem jeans, but this year we’re going full pom pom! Clip, wrap, and glue, and you’ll end up with a pair of sassy-bottomed jeans for summer! I’ve seen jeans with pom pom trim retail at $100+, but we made these for just $2.50 using jeans we already owned.

That’s a wrap! What did you think of this super easy DIY?

BONUS! Headband with Pom Pom Detail:

The options are endless with a bag of poms poms and some glue, so don’t pay for pom pom trim—do it yourself!

July 10th, 2017 by Melanie Sutrathada 6 Ways to Style a Button-up

Classy and timeless, button-ups are a closet staple in many women’s wardrobes, and they’re here to stay. Read on to learn how to effortlessly pull off wearing a button-up this summer!

Curate the perfect outfits with these style tips:

button-up

Tuck your button-up top into a midi skirt for an easy look with balanced proportions.

 

Fashion blogger Andreea Birsan of Couture Zilla perfectly styled her button-up with a flowy slit dress. While the dress could easily turn heads on its own, the button-up gives this outfit an extra ounce of flair. 

 

P3 - Extra Petite

This blue and white striped corporate staple doesn’t have to be reserved for the office. Wear these banker stripes over black skinny jeans, toss on a small crossbody bag, and you’re good to go!

 

P4 - Gal Meets Glam

It’s amazing how knotting the front of a top can instantly change an outfit’s aesthetic. This outfit is perfect for wearing at the beach or lounging around a pool!

 

 P5 - Modern Legacy

Channel your inner fashionista with an oversized, loose-fitting top to achieve that nonchalant “I woke up like this” type of style.

 

P6 - Southern Curls and Pearls

This button-up is doing the most, and we’re not complaining one bit; shoulder cut-outs, ruffles and rolled-up sleeves are always a hit!

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