Blog: Crossroads Style

February 6th, 2018 by Jennifer Beile 5 Fashionistas to Follow on Instagram for Style Inspiration

Instagram has quickly become the fashion lover’s go-to for instant outfit inspiration. I would go so far to say that Instagram will—if it hasn’t already—quickly surpass the traditional blogger’s platform.

When you’re looking for outfit inspo, it’s as easy as plugging in a descriptive hashtag or simply scrolling through your feed in the morning. Just follow your favorite fashionistas for a daily dose of style delivered straight to you! Need somewhere to start? Take a look at five of my favorite fashion babes you should be following on Instagram if you aren’t already.

 

Anine Bing, aninebing

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Designer Anine Bing (check out her self-titled line here) is the queen of chic and classic with just the right touch of modern. Known for her outfit uniform of graphic tees and blazers, Anine can also be seen rocking badass booties, leather jackets, and the denim of your dreams.

 

Casey Carlson, officiallyquigley

A little boho, a little rock and roll, and a lot of funk. Casey has a smile that lights up the entire room and definitely has fun playing dress up everyday. Fun fact: I met Casey at our local dog park before she moved out of the area, and our pups were obsessed with each other!

 

Lauren Johnson, discodaydream

Lauren is the ultimate cool girl, and I am almost embarrassed by the amount of likes she gets from me! She is an unlimited source of outfit inspo, whether I’m feeling chic, casual, or playful.

 

Chloe Miles, chloehelenmiles

Chloe is a total style chameleon and showcases her effortless chic fashion sense throughout her Instagram.

 

Zoe Lazerson, zoelaz

Zoe shares her personality through her fashion! A fan of color, Zoe nails playful yet wearable style and shows you how to wear just about every trend perfectly.

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January 30th, 2018 by Jennifer Beile How to Wear Ultra Violet, Pantone’s Color of the Year

Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2018 is Ultra Violet, a bold color that fashion does not utilize enough. They describe it as “a dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade… Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future.”

Looking for outfit inspo for ways to wear Ultra Violet? Look no further! Below are seven ways to incorporate this vibrant Color of the Year into your wardrobe.

 


1. Go bold and revitalize your blazer collection.

 

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2. Trade in your little black dress for a vivid violet eye-catcher.

 


3. Invest in a muted violet coat in a classic silhouette for versatility that stands out.

 


4. Brighten a cold day with a cozy violet sweater.

 


5. Stun in a head-to-toe violet look.

 


6. Kick it up a notch with some bold boots.

 


7. Add Ultra Violet details in your accessories.

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January 23rd, 2018 by Jennifer Beile 7 Pants Outfits That Will Have You Tossing Your Denim Aside

Denim will always be held close to a fashion girl’s heart. We love our denim and our denim loves us; it’s a closet staple as trends come and go. But there comes a time to experiment and step outside of the fashion box. I’ve been noticing a lot more trousers over denim on my blog roll lately, and I, for one, am all for it! I’ve been swapping out my denim for more trouser styles too. Styled with tees, sweaters, blazers, and bodysuits, trousers are a sophisticated, refreshing change to your wardrobe.

Check out these seven denim-less blogger outfits to inspire you this week!

 

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Style Me Grasie
To say that I would live in Grasie’s striped pants, bodysuit, and leather jacket ensemble might be a bit of an overstatement—but I am loving this comfy combo!

 


Le Happy
Comfy, casual, and trendy: Luanna’s military-inspired trousers can be remixed so many different ways.

 


This Time Tomorrow
Krystal stuns in winter white with these chic oversized cropped trousers.

 


Polienne
Brace yourselves: cargo pants are coming back! It’s true—an updated wide leg cut and dark wash keeps this trend modern.

 


What Olivia Did
You can’t go wrong with a graphic tee beneath a fitted gingham suit.

 


Le Dressing De Leeloo
I’ve been searching for the perfect pair of cords this winter, and it looks like Leeloo found them for me! I am loving the modern cropped silhouette.

 

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Always Judging
How fun are these gold satin trousers? Talk about a statement pant!

 

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December 5th, 2017 by Jennifer Beile 7 Blogger-Curated Holiday Gift Guides

I’ll admit it: I am terrible at coming up with gifts for the holidays. Once in a while, I’ll surprise myself and come upon the perfect gift on my own, but my family will be the first to let you know that I’m that person that has to ask what you want (over and over).

So what do you do when you want a surprise and you’re out of gift ideas? You turn to your favorite bloggers! They’ve definitely saved me quite a few times during the holiday season. If you always need a little extra help picking out the perfect gift, check out some of my favorite blogger-curated holiday gift guides for this season!

 

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Grasie, Style Me Grasie
Grasie’s gift guides are my favorite this year! She has created five so far, including ones for the fitness buff and the home entertainer. By highlighting her favorite gifts  and including options under $50, Grasie’s guides will save you this holiday season! Check out all of Grasie’s gift guides here!

 


Jo, A Cup of Jo   
Jo has created gift guides to cover all your gift-giving needs! From your parents and siblings to your BFF and kids, Jo has affordable, creative gift ideas for everyone. Check out her gift guides here!

 


Samantha, Could I Have That?
Do you know someone who is always traveling, whether for work or for play? Samantha put together a brilliant gift guide for your jetsetter friend! Check out her guide here!

 


Kristen for Who What Wear
Who What Wear is pretty much my style bible, and I wasn’t disappointed with Kristen’s gift guide for the stylish person in your life! Find her gift ideas (for every budget!) here!

 


Aimee, Song of Style
A new year means renewed focus on getting healthy—at least for a few months. For those you know will stick it out, check out Aimee’s gift guide for your health- and fitness-obsessed friends!

 


Danielle, We Wore What
If your BFF is a fashion lover, chances are that she will love a gift featured on Danielle’s gift guide! See her gift guide here!

 


Emily, Cupcakes and Cashmere
If you’re on a budget—and let’s be honest, we all are, especially during the holiday season—Emily has a great $25 and under gift guide. Emily will be posting gift guides twice a week all month. You can view all her current guides here.

 

November 28th, 2017 by Jennifer Beile Round Up: 7 Stylish Rainy Day Outfits

Whether it rains often where you live or once in a blue moon, it’s always a good idea to be prepared with some practical (and cute!) rainy day outfits. Rainy day outfits don’t have to be limited to rain boots and puffer jackets; it’s possible to dress appropriately for the wet weather while still staying stylish. Think trench coats, ankle boots, cute hats, and layers to keep warm and dry!

Below are some of my favorite outfit inspirations for rainy day weather!

 


Try an updated classic.
A classic raincoat looks modern and trendy when worn in rich, deep colors.

 


Top it off with a hat.

Keep dry and warm by topping off your outfit with your favorite winter hat.

 


Don’t forget the color!
Just because the sky is gray doesn’t mean your outfit has to be drab!

 

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Chunky knits never fail.
You can never go wrong with a chunky knit to keep you warm and cozy on a wet day.

 


Don’t be afraid of white.
You don’t have to stay away from white just because it’s drizzling. Cover up with a classic trench to stay dry!

 


Keep it simple.
It’s easy to be prepared for a rainy day when you have a cute jacket to throw over any simple outfit.

 

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Don’t be afraid of rain boots.
Dress like you would any normal day—just add some rain boots! There are more options than ever. Tall or ankle, rain boots help make any outfit practical for the rain.

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