Blog: Crossroads Style

June 17th, 2019 by Jennifer Beile 4 Ways to Wear a Structured Blazer This Summer

When we think of summer layering, anything lightweight and airy like denim jackets, button-down shirts and kimonos tend to come to mind first, but what about blazers? Structured, tailored and undeniably chic, blazers are one of the more underrated layering pieces of the summer season, but they definitely deserve a place in your warm-weather wardrobe! Stephanie Arant, the fashionista behind the style blog, Unconscious Style, always keeps some stylish blazers on rotation in her wardrobe and trust me, this girl know’s how to make a blazer work with just about any outfit! I’ve taken some style notes from this layering queen and pulled together some of my favorite summer looks she has put together featuring a perfectly styled blazer! Prepare to feel inspired!

Matching Set

An updated, summer version of a classic suit, this little matching set is what summer blazer dreams are made of! Master Steph’s look by pairing a blazer with the same (or at least similar) color shorts and add a brightly colored top to the mix and you’ll be set!
Blogger wearing short suit set with blazer.

Pair With A Dress

Pairing an oversized, menswear blazer with a feminine and flirty maxi-dress is totally unexpected and creates such an interesting silhouette that is very Olsen Twin-esque!
Summer look with dress and structured jacket.

Keep Things Monochromatic

With this look, Steph proves that you can easily breathe new life into your favorite houndstooth or plaid winter blazer. As long as you wear winter’s blazer over a monochromatic all-white look like Steph did, you’ll be able to keep this structured style on repeat year-round!
Blogger wearing monochromatic look with patterned blazer.

Wear Over a Summer Crop

The long, sleek lines of a blazer are the perfect design detail to add some length to your summer look when paired with a cute crop top. No need to match your blazer with your bottoms here; opt for some high-waisted jeans instead for that ultimate cool-girl vibe like Steph!
Blogger wearing white blazer with denim.

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October 9th, 2018 by Melanie Sutrathada 6 Coats to Pick Up for Fall

When it comes to fall fashion, there is nothing better than finding that perfect coat to keep you warm all season long. Admittedly, it can be easy to just pick up a classic black coat and call it a day. This fall, dare to step out of your fashion comfort zone though and experiment with different colored coats!

Scroll on for 6 coats you should try this fall:

If your goal is to turn heads all day long, choose a coat in a bright and bold color such as orange or red!
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Add a dose of style to your 9 to 5 schedule by throwing on a long white coat.

 

One of our favorite fall trends has been the rise of the plaid coat.

 

Picking up a classic trench coat is always an obvious choice. For that extra bit of flair, style it with a scarf!

 

Never underestimate the power of a pink coat to make your outfit look more polished.

 

Grey coats work perfectly all season long, and they’re the perfect touch for those who love rocking neutral-colored outfits.

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October 1st, 2018 by Melanie Sutrathada 6 Fresh Ways to Wear a Blazer for Fall

One of the most classic and timeless fashion pieces that you can invest in is a blazer. The great part is that there are tons of different ways that you can style a blazer for fall! For instance, you can wear it over a blouse for work, over a casual graphic tee or even to replace a cardigan!  If you’re looking for more inspiration, scroll further down to see how your favorite fashion bloggers are wearing the blazer staple.

We’ve pulled together a few of our favorite blazer outfits:

The real appeal of a colored blazer is that it serves as the focal point of your outfit.
 blazer for fall

 

Have a slip dress that you want to make more work-appropriate? Combine it with a blazer!
 

 

Anyone else agree that the pairing of a plaid blazer and culottes is a match made in fashion heaven?
 

 

The great thing about blazers is that they can make even the most casual of outfits look sharper! Street style tip: try pairing your blazer with a graphic tee!
 

 

Wear a blazer over a white tee and jean shorts and you’ll instantly look more polished for a day full of errands.
 

 

Jazz up a black jumpsuit by throwing on a red blazer on top.

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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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April 4th, 2018 by Melanie Sutrathada 6 Ways to Style a Blazer This Spring

There’s no piece quite like a blazer. This outerwear number is an office wardrobe staple that’s universally flattering, whether it’s fitted, long, or oversized. It’s one of the first pieces we think of when it comes to power dressing. So, what are you waiting for? Pick up a blazer today, and get to styling!

Check out these six style tips to wear your blazer loud and proud:

 

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If you already consider yourself the queen of androgynous style, turn your skills up a notch by pairing your blazer with a graphic tee and high-waisted pants.

 

Ready to make a fashion statement? Throw on a vintage blazer, a pleated midi skirt, and a statement belt!

 

A grey blazer, white blouse, and denim pants make for an easy go-anywhere outfit. It’s the combo you’ll be wearing on heavy rotation this season.

 

Double up on outerwear by wearing an over-sized blazer and pantsuit.

 

For your next on-the-go look, find a slouchy blazer and pair it with a black slip dress.

 

Grab a colored blazer, belt it at the waist, and wear it over black pants. It’s a fashion blogger-approved outfit you’ll want to wear on repeat all spring long.

 

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