Blog: Crossroads Style

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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June 28th, 2017 by Melanie Sutrathada Style a White T-Shirt in 6 Ways

While it isn’t exactly reinventing the wheel, there are so many refreshing ways to elevate and style a white t-shirt. Let’s go back to basics by incorporating this simple, versatile piece into your wardrobe this summer!

Achieve on-trend minimalist style with these tips:

 

white tee

Getting ready to run some errands for the day? Throw a comfy pair of overalls over your white t-shirt for a quick, laid-back look.

 

white tee

A white tee outfit doesn’t require much to be fashion-forward and trendy, and it’s easy to transform your look with different pieces.  Add a lady-like touch to your look by pairing your white tee with a slit skirt.

 

P3 - I Dress Myselff

Even a basic white tee can be on-point with the addition of a leather mini skirt.

 

P4 - Little Black Boots

Go classic! Style a plain white tee with a pair of girlfriend jeans and bright booties.

 

P5 - Victoria Fornegren

Tuck your shirt into an A-line denim skirt and pull together the look with an eye-catching pair of sandals.

 

P6 - Walk in Wonderland

Elevate the look of your white shirt with a chic pair of heels and some light textured outerwear.

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June 27th, 2017 by Jennifer Beile Six Ways to Wear Millennial Pink

Soft, warm pink is the color of the season. Nicknamed “millenial pink” because the millenial generation has made it the color of the moment, this blush-toned, mood-boosting color is actually quite versatile. And it’s popping up everywhere—on runways, street style stars, and your favorite fashion-obsessed celebs.

Millennial or not, you can pull off this shade of pink. For your inspiration, I’ve rounded up some of my favorite ways to wear millennial pink this season.

 

MakeItSporty

Make it Sporty
To keep from looking too young and girly, find pink sporty pieces; think a cropped hoodie, a bomber jacket, or sneakers.

 

MixandMatchFabricTexture

Mix & Match Fabrics and Textures
When wearing head-to-toe pink, mix and match fabrics and textures to break up the color.

 

KeepItSimple

Keep it Simple
When in doubt, keep it simple. Small, sophisticated details and embellishments help tone down this feminine color.

 

SuitUp

Suit Up
Add a playful twist to a classic; the next time you’re on the hunt for a suit set, look for one in a soft pink hue.

 

ComplimentaryColors

Pair With Contrasting Colors
Make a statement by pairing this soft shade with bold, saturated colors, like bright red or purple.

 

Accessorize

Accessorize an Edgy Outfit
Balance out the girly color by using it as an accessory in an otherwise edgy outfit.

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May 22nd, 2017 by Melanie Sutrathada How to Style ‘Millenial Pink’

Move over, Barbie pink—millennial pink is coming through! Millennial pink has pervaded girl world; we’ve seen this rosy hue all over Pinterest, on our favorite blogs, and even dressing the wall of trendy restaurants. Seriously, it’s everywhere. Scroll on for ways you can incorporate this particular shade of pink into your outfits.

 

millennial pink
The perfect outfit for a beach vacation? A breezy pink summer dress, a straw hat, sunglasses and multiple bottles of sunscreen!

 

P2 - By Tezza
Every fashionista needs a bright statement coat that can be whipped out for a night on the town with friends. A faux fur coat in millennial pink is all you need to kick your outfit up a notch.

 

P3 - Gal Meets Glam
Nothing says “I woke up like this” more than a pink floral pajama suit. If you’re looking for inspiration on how to wear the pajama trend, Julia Engel of Gal Meets Glam is your go-to-gal.

 

P4 - Suburban Faux Pas
Planning on wearing a millennial pink dress to a wedding? Add nude-colored details to accentuate the color of your dress.

 

P5 - Viva Luxury
Head to your favorite brunch spot in style; a baby pink blouse with statement sleeves is an easy way to wear this color trend.

 

P6 - Pink Peonies
An oversized purse in a soft shade of pink is the perfect way to pull together a simple blouse-and-jeans combo.

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