Blog: Crossroads Style

June 7th, 2016 by Jennifer Beile 5 Menswear Inspired Pieces to Add to Your Wardrobe

Women taking style tips from the menswear world is not a new concept; mixing masculine and feminine is a great way to create a unique, yet classic look. These five basic menswear-inspired pieces will help you build a foundation for mixing masculine elements into your wardrobe. You’ll be able to find all of these in the women’s section at your favorite store, but don’t be afraid to start shopping in the men’s section to find that perfect piece and have it tailored to your size.

blazer1. Blazer
Fitted or oversized, a blazer is a classic way to instantly upgrade your outfit.

button down2. Structured Button-Down
A classic button-down shirt—whether it’s crisp white, denim, or patterned—is your wardrobe’s best friend. It will become one of the most versatile pieces you own, as you can take it from casual playtime to a more structured clean look.

trousers3. Tailored Trousers
The epitome of cool, tomboyish style, a pair of tailored trousers will add variety back into your wardrobe. Dress them down with a cool tee and sneakers, or dress them up with a blouse and heels.

menswear inspired4. Relaxed Denim
The boyfriend jean is a style women are possibly pulling off better than the men these days! Give your skinnies a break and let your legs breathe; add comfort and style to your wardrobe with relaxed denim.

loafers5. Loafers
Loafers aren’t just for the men anymore! Loafers have been reinvented and are having a major fashion moment this season.

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May 11th, 2016 by Jennifer Beile Round Up: Nude is the New Black

Don’t panic: black will always be timeless and a great option to wear when you’re in doubt. But right now, nude is having a moment, and it is time to embrace it. The many shades of nude have a way of making you look chic and put together. These hushed tones can be sexy, understated, elegant and sophisticated, making nudes the most versatile color palette of the season.

Take a look at the round-up below of my favorite ways to incorporate nude colors into your style.

A Classic Trench Coat
coatDress it up or down; a classic trench coat in nude adds sophistication to any outfit.

Monochromatic Nudes
monochromaticNothing is more effortless and chic than an all-nude outfit.

Accessorize
NudeAccessories are the perfect way to subtly incorporate nudes into your wardrobe.

The “No Make-up” Make-Up Look
makeupEffortless and minimal, nude makeup colors will keep you fresh-faced and glowing.

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April 5th, 2016 by Jennifer Beile Round Up: Androgynous Street Style Favorites

Androgynous style is about dressing for yourself and your identity, without being confined to either extreme side of the gender spectrum. Although it’s no new idea to mix feminine and masculine (heels with your boyfriend jeans or trousers and suspenders with a silky blouse, for example), these looks are rapidly gaining traction in the fashion world, and we are slowly breaking down the barriers of what it means to dress like a girl versus dress like a boy. We’re loving looks that take elements from both gender norms to create a neutral, fluid style.

Check out my round-up below for my favorite androgynous street style looks.

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