Blog: Crossroads Style

November 14th, 2019 by Jennifer Beile Flared Jeans: The Newest Celebrity-Influenced Denim Trend

Certain denim silhouettes that will always be classic, namely skinny, straight, and bootcut. In the past couple of years, denim styles have been evolving and we’ve been seeing more and more so-called “anti-skinny” jeans that seem to be more than just a fad. Continuing this trend is the resurgence of the ’70s born flared jeans. They had a brief comeback in the early 2000’s, were recently seen on the latest fashion week runways, and have finally trickled down to some of the most stylish celebrities, which, let’s face it, is the real sign that a trend is about to make its way into the mainstream fashion scene once again.

Margot Robbie, Gigi Hadid, Harry Styles, and Victoria Beckham are just of the few fashion forward celebrities that have been spotted recently rocking the resurging denim trend. If their street style is any indication, it’s time to invest in a pair of flared denim for the season. Take a look below how to style them this season.

Channel the ’70s

No one was afraid to take chances with fashion in the ’70s. Channel that bold energy by using vibrant colors and funky prints for a fearless look.
Woman wearing patterned flared jeans.

Play With Layers & Proportions

Adding layers can aid in a more dramatic effect of the flare detail.
Woman wearing oversized jacket with light wash flared jeans.

Edge It Up

A pair of distressed kicked flares not only lets you show off your favorite ankle boots but add a bit of edge to your look, giving the silhouette a modern update.
Woman wearing dark distressed flared jeans.

Classic Touch

A striped tee and a trench coat are a timeless combination that pairs well with any denim silhouette.
Woman pairing flared pants with beige trench coat.

Cozy & Comfortable

Is there anything that a chunky knit doesn’t go perfectly with? The flared silhouette is ideal for pairing with your favorite sweater and booties combo.
Blogger wearing oversized sweater with light wash denim.

Have Fun!

Above all else, fashion should be fun!
Blogger pairing denim with colorful striped top.

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October 31st, 2019 by Jennifer Beile The 10 Celebrity Costumes That Won Halloween

Happy Halloween! It’s no surprise that celebrities pull out all the stops for their Halloween costumes. From A-list filled parties to red carpets, sometimes our favorite celebrities are unrecognizable in their costumes. The creativity and effort are at an all-time high this year and it’s never too late for some very last-minute inspiration, or perhaps to start planning for your big bash next year. Enjoy 10 celeb costumes that won Halloween this year!

Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato doesn’t play around with Halloween and created two outstanding costumes this year. See more of her Halloween looks on Instagram.
Demi Lovato dressed for Halloween as Pennywise.

Nicki Minaj

Ahead of the highly anticipated ‘Birds of Prey’ movie next year, Nicki Minaj slays as Harley Quinn.
Nikki Minaj dressed as Harley Quinn for Halloween.

Ashley Graham

Ashley Graham stuns as Jessica Rabbit! And can we all applaud her for going with sneakers in place of stilettos?
Ashley Graham dressed as Jessica Rabbit for Halloween.

Gabrielle Union

Gabrielle Union pays homage to her role in the iconic teen movie ‘Bring It On’ with her real life mini-me.
Gabrielle Union dressed as an older character from one of her movies.

Vanessa Hudgens

Halloween enthusiast, Vanessa Hudgens, donned multiple costumes during her various Halloween celebrations this month, but my favorite is by far Sally from ‘A Nightmare Before Christmas.”
Vanessa Hudgens dressed as A Nightmare Before Christmas.

Jessica Biel

Jessica Biel deserves a literally mic drop for dressing up as her hubby from his *NSYNC days while he accompanied her as a microphone.
Jessica Biel dressed in a Halloween costume.

Nina Dobrev

Nina Dobrev nailed her Billie Eilish impression.
Nina Dobrev dressed as Billie Eilish.

Lisa Rinna

No one can out J.Lo J.Lo, but Lisa Rinna sure gave her best try in the infamous green dress.
Lisa Rinna dressed as J-Lo for Halloween.

Ciara

Ciara and Russell Wilson pay homage to Beyonce and Jay-Z, while their children perfectly impersonate The Jacksons for Halloween.
Ciara and Russell Wilson dressed as Jay Z and Beyonce for Halloween.

Stormi Webster

Kylie Jenner’s daughter gives us a glimpse of her future, dressed up as her mom from the Met Gala.
Stormi dressed as a Met Gala participant.

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October 17th, 2019 by Jennifer Beile How Katie Holmes Achieved Her Chic Fall Style & How You Can Too

Katie Holmes has recently stepped back into the limelight via fashion week paparazzi photos and everyone couldn’t help but notice her sleek and sophisticated style choices. We’ve always loved her accessible girl next door look, simple and classic, but she has come out on another level of chic this fall season. Whether it’s a post break up glow up or a renewed sense of creativity being in the midst of fashion week, Katie Holmes has redefined her style and everyone is paying attention.

Here is how Katie Holmes has achieved her chic fall style and how you can easily recreate her looks.
Katie Holmes sitting on a chair in a polka dot skirt.

Redefining the Classics

One of my favorite looks from Katie Holmes’ style resurgence this season is the Khaite cashmere bra and cardigan set.  Holmes’ modern take on styling a classic cardigan quickly made waves through Instagram and the fashion landscape. To recreate Holmes’ luxury comfort look, you don’t have to spend thousands.
Blogger wearing a cropped cardigan with light wash denim.

Masculine with a Feminine Edge

Katie Holmes’ has mastered the look of taking a typically masculine style, like a suit, and adding a feminine edge that results in a power look that results in a sophisticated, chic look that turns heads. Her impressive take on the Gabriela Hearst suit in bold cobalt can be replicated easily, keeping in mind that an amazing tailor is priceless.
Woman wearing a blue oversized suit like Katie Holmes.

Subtly Sensual

Holmes’ has always been the ‘girl next door’; the preppy, good girl that we can all rely on. In her recent style experimentation, she has been stepping out in more adventurous styles with hints of leather, lace, and sheer details, like her fashion week look for the Zimmerman Soho party, a subtly sensual air that can be put together effortlessly when keeping in mind that less can be more.
Woman wearing a silk dress and blazer like Katie Holmes.

Elevating Basics

Holmes’ proves the power of a classic basic can be worn with elevated pieces to create simple, yet chic looks. Basics are closet staples and with a little patience, searching for those perfect statement pieces to pair with them will be just what you need to refresh your wardrobe, like Katie did when she wore a vibrant rust colored Mango blazer atop a white tee and beige wide-leg jeans.
Woman wearing blazer and printed skirt with sneakers.

See more of Katie Holmes’ fashion resurgence to inspire your fall style, here.
Photo of Katie Holmes in knotted trousers and black top.

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September 19th, 2019 by Jennifer Beile These Celebrity Makeup Trends Are Bolder Than Ever

The eyes have it and are the center of the hottest makeup trends this season. This seasons’ trends will inspire you to be daring and playful with your makeup, more than ever, and our favorite stars are one step ahead. From bright pastel rainbow eye shadow to officially bringing back glitter accents, take a look at the celebrity makeup trends that are bolder than ever.

Pastel Eye shadow

Stars like Cara Delevingne and Lucy Boyton have been wearing their art on their eyelids. Bright pastel eye shadow, also known as watercolor eyes, combines vibrant contrasting colors for a rainbow gradient effect, easily customizable for any color palette. This refreshing take on using bright colors going into the fall will brighten up your face, attitude, and overall aesthetic during the dreary weather.
Makeup artist wearing multicolored eye shadow makeup.

Glitter Accents

Emma Stone and Zazie Beetz have made pulling off glitter eyeliner look easy. Eyeliner is not the only way to partake in the striking trend. Eyeshadow with glitter accents is a bit more of a discrete way to try the trend.
Photo of woman with glittery eye shadow makeup.

Dramatic Winged Liner

Dramatic winger liner is taking off as seen on Adriama Lima and Ariana Grande. The subtle nod to a retro classic gets a modern update when combined with trends mentioned above or with a unique shape or placement.
Makeup artists showing off winged eye liner.

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September 5th, 2019 by Jennifer Beile 10 Fashion Editors to Follow on Instagram

We all know by now that Instagram is a hub for fashion inspiration and where it typically seems that influencers are setting trends and curating style patterns and behaviors for future seasons. But have you ever thought about all the people behind the scenes? It is a fashion editor’s sole job to forecast trends, consumer patterns, and buying behavior for future seasons, whether it is reviewing the shows during fashion week or choosing which influencers to use to put a face to a brand, product or trend movement. The following are 10 total boss babe fashion editors that you should be following on Instagram if you’re not already to stay ahead of the style game.

Laura Brown, Editor-In-Chief, InStyle Magazine

Laura Brown is the Editor-in-Chief for InStyle Magazine and a total boss babe. She shares everything from behind the scenes of interviews & photoshoots, to intimate red carpet moments, and has a talent of getting all of your favorite celebs to show their human sides.
one of the top editors Laura Brown with Jennifer Anniston

Eva Chen, Director of Fashion Partnerships, Instagram

Formally an Editor at Elle and Editor-In-Chief at Lucky Magazine, Eva Chen made the jump to Instagram in 2015 where she works closely with designers, influencers, stylists, models and the best of the best in the industry.
One of the top editors Eva Chen taking a selfie in a mirror.

Anna Dello Russo, Editor-at-Large, Vogue Japan

Coined as the first street style star, one that put an importance of dressing for the public at the forefront, and created her digital public persona, “A.d.R.”
Top editors Anna Dello Russo in a green dress and pink hat.

Julia Sarr-Jamois, Editor-at-Large, British Vogue

Julia offers daily inspiration not only from her work in the fashion industry but also from her own personal style, which is a work of art in itself.
Editor Julia in green top and white pants looking over her shoulder.

Christine Centenera, Fashion Director, Vogue Australia

Christine is the one to follow for all the inside info from the runway, photoshoots, celebs, and exclusive events. Not to mention her chic style that we are privileged to gain insight into.
One of the top editors Christine working on a photo shoot.

Nikki Ogunnaike, Style Director, Elle.com

Nikki’s Instagram feed will quickly become a favorite with her #OOTD shots, fitness inspiration, and travel adventures. She will be your online BFF and aspirational at the same time.
One of the top editors Nikki with a street style outfit.

Aemilia Fay, Senior Fashion Editor, The Zoe Report

Aemilia has impeccable taste and expertly examples how to wear the latest trends without creating a feed that is reminiscent of a fashion snob.
Photo of Aemilia in a white top and denim.

Kat Collings, Editor-In-Chief, WhoWhatWear

Kat shares the in’s and out’s of the fashion world and teeters on the edge of trendy and classic.
Photo of Kat sitting on a couch in a suit.

Naomi Elizee, Associate Market Editor, Vogue Magazine

The Associate Market Editor for Vogue and host of the podcast, So What Do You Do Again? , Naomi radiates style, confidence, and grace all with an aura of warmth.
Photo of Naomi holding flowers in a suit with multiple patterns.

Rajni Jacques, Fashion Director, Conde Nast / Allure

Rajni aspires to inspire. She shares intimate moments with her family as well as her chic style that will inspire you to think outside of your comfort zone.
Street style photo of Rajni in a blazer and white top.

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