Blog: Crossroads Style

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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September 21st, 2017 by Jennifer Beile 5 Next-Gen Fashion “It Girls” to Watch

Nepotism runs rampant in Hollywood; sometimes, it’s all about who you know. But it seems like more and more, we’re seeing next-gen celebrity children make their own claim to fame. Take a look at five next generation celebrity children who are becoming fashion it girls.

 

Kaia Gerber

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At just 16 years old, Kaia Gerber (daughter and lookalike of supermodel Cindy Crawford) has already modeled for Versace and been featured on the cover of Vogue. This year, she walked the runway for Marc Jacobs, Burberry, and Alexander Wang during Spring 2018 Fashion Week.

 

Sistine Stallone

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Sylvester Stallone’s 19-year-old daughter is signed with IMG Models and was awarded Miss Golden Globes in 2017 (along with her two sisters). Sistine has already walked for Chanel and Dolce & Gabbana and shot an editorial for Harper’s Bazaar.

 

Sofia Richie

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Lionel Richie’s daughter (whom you may also know as Nicole Richie’s sister), has been in the public eye for quite some time, but 2017 has her stepping into the limelight with her own work. With 2.7 million Instagram followers, a budding modeling portfolio, and growing influence as a street style star, we will be happy to see more from the youngest Richie.

 

Paris Jackson

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Daughter of the late Michael Jackson, Paris has dabbled in acting since 2011 and recently signed a modeling contract with IMG Models. She often uses her family name for good, speaking out and bringing awareness to those in need who don’t have her platform.

 

Lily-Rose Depp

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Daughter of Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis, Lily-Rose has successfully launched her own career in acting and modeling. She has several feature films behind her and has worked with the likes of Chanel and Vogue.

 

Who are your favorite next-gen fashion it girls?

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June 6th, 2017 by Jennifer Beile Summer Vacation Style Inspiration

Summer is here, and we’re in peak vacation mode! Vacation style is more carefree and relaxed than your typical everyday style. But whether it’s a vacation abroad or a weekend road trip, packing for a vacation can be overwhelming. There’s no reason to have to start your vacation with stress, so I’m sharing some of my favorite vacation-worthy styles from bloggers below.

Check these items off your packing list, and make the most of your vacation this season!

 

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Grasie Mercedes, Grasie Mercedes
Grasie’s casual and flirty look is perfect for any summer getaway.

 

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Dylana Suarez, Dylana Suarez
Dylana’s tropical look will have you planning the perfect beach vacation this summer.

 

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Natalie Suarez, Natalie Off Duty
Natalie’s retro summer look is having me dreaming of a desert getaway. Palm Springs, anyone?

 

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Hanna Stefansson, Hanna Elle
Easy, breezy, and effortless: all qualifiers for perfect summer vacation style.

 

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Lucy Williams, Fashion Me Now
You’ll look like anything but a tourist when taking inspiration from Lucy’s simple, easy style.

 

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Brittany Xavior, Thrifts and Threads
Brittany has summer written all over her in her tropical print set!

 

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Sara Escudero, Collage Vintage
An easy print dress should always be an item on your vacation packing list.

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May 16th, 2017 by Jennifer Beile How to Create a Curated Closet: A Primer

Recently, I have been seeing and hearing more about scaled-down, curated closets. As fun as fast fashion is and as exciting as having an overflowing closet can be, I am becoming more interested in quality over quantity—pieces I love that I can mix and match together. Not only is a curated closet a way to focus on your personal style, it will also save you money and prep time each morning, and it’ll have less impact on the environment.

So what exactly is a curated closet? A curated closet consists of quality pieces that are meant to mix and match with each other. If this is something you are interested in, there are so many blogs and books out there to help get you started! Check out some of my favorite tips and resources on the topic below.

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1. Define Your Style
Everyone’s style is different, and it may be difficult to define yours. However, you’ll want to narrow it down as much as possible for a challenge like this. For example, my personal style has evolved from a relaxed bohemian to a relaxed minimalist look. I gravitate towards fun prints every now and then, and I’ll buy a few stand-out pieces.

2. Purge, Purge, Purge
The first step is to go through your entire wardrobe and purge the pieces that you don’t wear. As much work as this step is, it is the most important. You will get a better sense of your style and what is important to you to have for each season. Will you focus more heavily on a combination of tops and bottoms, or do you love to wear dresses? This will be important because the best way to create a curated closet is to focus on the number of items. I like the idea of a range (like 30-40 items) instead of one specific number.

3. Organize
After you purge your closet and are left with the pieces that you truly love, see if there are any holes in your closet that you need to fill. Are you missing a button-down blouse or a perfect pair of denim? Once you fill the holes in your closet, make a pact with yourself to hold off on shopping until the next season. Remember: the idea is to keep it simple.

4. Remix
Your biggest challenge will be learning to remix your now limited wardrobe to create an entire season of outfits. This may be challenging if you are used to having a higher quantity of clothing in your closet, but it will help to refine your style and really test your closet curation.

After reading these tips, if you are interested in taking on a curated closet challenge, below are some of my favorite resources for inspiration:

Anuschka Rees: This is the site of the author of The Curated Closet, and it will be one of the most in-depth and helpful resources to get you started. Anuschka gives you step-by-step instructions, worksheets, and exercises to help create your new closet.

Project 333 (Be More With Less):  Featured by the Associated Press, The Today Show, and O, The Oprah Magazine, Project 333 challenges you to live with 33 items of clothing or less for an entire three months.

Unfancy: Caroline began curating her closet and has helpful tips for those just beginning. She keeps it simple, straightforward, and approachable.

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May 9th, 2017 by Jennifer Beile Round-Up: Unexpected Trends of 2017

Trends come and go in waves; some are modernized, revamped, and welcomed back with open arms, while others take some time to be accepted and embraced. Lately, I’ve seen some surprising statement trends slowly making their way back into stores and editorials—and they have me scratching my head a bit. Not one to judge, I am diving in and rounding up a few of the latest unexpected trends to share with our Crossroads readers.

 

Scrunchies:

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You read that right—the hair tie of your childhood has snuck into your adult life, and you’ll more than likely be seeing it in stores again. If you’re tempted to grab a few out of nostalgia, you won’t be the first or the last. To easily incorporate it into your modern wardrobe, keep it in the same color family as your outfit’s, or wear a neutral color like white on your wrist as a fun accessory.

 

Denim Maxi Skirts:

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The bane of my existence growing up in the ’80s and ’90s: the denim maxi skirt. We saw the return of denim mini and midi skirts this past year, so it was only inevitable that we would be seeing the maxi come back as well. I will admit that I was not a fan of its original run, but today’s cuts have been updated, and I can’t say that I’m mad about it. Details like frayed edges, layers, and high slits have really revamped the denim maxi.

 

Dresses Over Pants:

Dress Over Pants

I rocked this look in high school and after seeing photos of myself years later, I was so happy that this was not a trend anymore… until now. This early 2000s look typically consists of a mini dress—usually with embellishments like ruffled layers—worn over low-rise flared denim. Today’s modern take on a dress-and-pants combo is a big improvement. Try a button-down maxi dress fastened a quarter of the way over high-waisted distressed denim, or a sheer dress with high slits over a slim pant.

 

Furry Shoes:

Fur Shoes

I’ve been surprised to see shoes with fur accents taking over as much as they have. I didn’t think they were a practical shoe choice for the everyday women, but this is one surprising trend that I am definitely loving. Who says your shoe choice needs to be practical, anyway? Fur-accented mules, loafers, and heels add a bit of excitement and fun to your outfit.

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