Blog: Crossroads Style

October 23rd, 2018 by Jennifer Beile 5 Style Vloggers You Should Be Following

The blogging industry has evolved so much since the beginning days of posting outfit photos on WordPress or Blogger. Bloggers have established brands, created extended business lines and products, and created a platform for fashion lovers to have access to unlimited content.

The newest avenue that style and fashion bloggers are taking over is YouTube! Style vloggers are quickly gaining traction and we are seeing more and more of our favorite traditional bloggers creating video content using YouTube or Instagram. I have noticed myself focusing more on video content from my favorite style bloggers. I love being able to “go shopping” with someone whose style I admire, see the clothing and products in a more three dimensional way with movement and detail, and getting to know these girls on a more personal level.

Check out 5 of my favorite style bloggers that you should be following!

 

Beth Jones, B. Jones Style

How could I have a list of my favorite style vloggers without including our very own Crossroads Style Council member, Beth! Beth is one of the very first bloggers that I fell in love with and have followed since. She’s transformed her brand from a style blog to fashion and lifestyle vlog and films thrift challenges, weekly outfit videos, and style tips.

Check out Beth’s latest thrifting and vintage shopping video:

 

Kia Marie, TheNotoriousKIA

Kia is one of my newest finds, and I don’t know how I didn’t discover her sooner! She describes her style as “a blend of the grittiness of New York City and the carefreeness of southern California”. She posts impressive thrift hauls, video lookbooks, and “how to style” tutorials.

Check out her latest video of how to thrift Zara inspired fall trends:

 

Chriselle Lim, Chriselle Lim

Chriselle excels as a working mother in the fashion industry and has built a blogging and vlogging career based on her travels, beauty tips, fashion, and motherhood. Check out Chriselle showcasing her brand new fashion line from Nordstrom:

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Amy Serrano, Amy Serrano

Amy’s channel is my go-to for keeping up with the latest trends in fashion and beauty. Her attainable style and beauty tips will make you feel like you’re chatting with your best friend.

Check out her video on how to wear the plaid trend for fall:

 

Jamie-Lee, Mademoiselle

Minimalistic and chic, Jamie-Lee creates curated videos showcasing clothing hauls, seasonal lookbooks, brand reviews and her lifestyle travels.

Check out her minimalistic 15 item work capsule wardrobe video:

 

 

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August 22nd by Melanie Sutrathada 6 Modern Corset Pieces You’ll Want to Wear

Gone are the days when corsets held a bad reputation in the fashion world. In 2018, and you can find corset pieces in a multitude of styles from t-shirts, lace-up dresses and belts. We have to admit, there’s something about corset pieces that have us feeling instantly more stylish when we wear them. Trust us, you’ll want to update your closet with a few corset pieces this season!

Keep scrolling to see which corsets made our roundup:

A Pair and a Spare makes styling a corset belt look like a piece of cake! Fashion tip: wear a corset belt over a loose shirt to accentuate your waistline.
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Nail the perfect going-out look with a sequined corset top.
 

If you’re looking for a corset piece that’s more subtle, opt for a corset shirt that ties in the front.
 

Aimee Song, of Song of Style, hits the fashion jackpot with this white corset dress. The lace-up details in the front gives it an extra bit of flair.
 

Worn under a jacket, as done here, this corset belt creates a layered look that isn’t too over-the-top.
 

Go for a cropped corset top that will turn heads all day long the next time you’re out and about.

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August 21st, 2018 by Jennifer Beile 5 Patchwork Print Outfits to Inspire You To Try The Trend

With the release of fall collections, I’ve noticed that patchwork print is trending: the combination of prints on the same piece. I love that patchwork takes the work out of print mixing while adding a really fun element to your outfit. Fair warning: it carries the risk of looking dated, so a quick scour of Pinterest and some of my favorite influencer feeds was in order.

Take a look at 5 patchwork outfits that’ll inspire you for the upcoming fall season!


Update Your Denim
Update your denim collection with a pair of patchwork denim jeans or a skirt. Look for denim with contrasting colors and pair it with a simple tee and your favorite blazer for a classic look.


Dress It Up (Or Down!)
You’ll be seeing so many dress options with patchwork print this season. A silky maxi is perfect for date night, or add some sneakers and a sweater to a long sleeved midi patchwork dress!


Express Yourself in a Patchwork Jumpsuit
I love a good jumpsuit, and a patchwork jumpsuit like the one Dana is wearing gives me all the cozy fall feels, while still looking trendy.

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Make it a Statement
If you have to cover your outfit with a coat once the weather gets cooler, you might as well make it a statement!


Accessorize with Patchwork
A patchwork print bag will add some edge to an otherwise simple or monochrome outfit.

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June 25th, 2018 by Melanie Sutrathada 6 Vintage-Inspired Pieces You Should Pick Up ASAP!

When the dress code calls for “vintage chic,” reach for ruffles, lace, high collars, and the occasional statement sleeve. The vintage-inspired pieces our favorite fashionistas are wearing will never go out of style.

Scroll on for some vintage fashion inspiration:

 

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We love the retro vibe of this pair of muted red corduroy pants.

 

When it comes to vintage pieces, you can never go wrong with a pair of ditsy-print floral pants.

 

Gingham print and baker boy hats have made a comeback, and we couldn’t be more excited for this vintage-inspired look.

 

White lace, ruffles and high collars are a classic mix.

 

This piece is both modest and perfect for date night. We love the sweetness of the light peach color combined with statement-making sleeves and an embellished collar.

 

It seems like every fashion girl is wearing midi button-up dresses, and we’re totally on board! These timeless pieces are easy to style and appropriate for nearly any occasion.

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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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