Blog: Crossroads Style

March 7th, 2019 by Jennifer Beile Diane Keaton is Redefining Instagram’s #OOTD Fashion

Diane Keaton has always had legendary style. Her signature menswear-inspired fashion sense has graced us for decades via films, red carpets, and off-duty moments caught by the paparazzi. Recently Keaton has seemingly been caught up in the world of #OOTD posts on Instagram and even though it’s only been weeks since her first, she has quickly become the Instagram influencer that we didn’t know we needed, but of which we are desperate to have more.

Redefining what style is, throwing out all the rules and not being afraid to be bold and go big – big hats, big belts, bit boots, big silhouettes – Keaton is a breath of refreshing air within the crowded era of identical Instagram style stars and “It” girls of the fashion and blogging world. Take a look at some of Keaton’s best #OOTD post thus far.

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February 6th, 2019 by Jennifer Beile 5 Brands Leading The No Retouching Movement

Since 2014, Aerie, an American Eagle offshoot, has committed to not retouching their models and embracing body positivity and inclusiveness.

For their spring 2019 campaign, Aerie introduced the new #AerieREAL Role Models; Eight inspirational body-positive women, including actresses Busy Philipps, Samira Wiley, and Jameela Jamil, Paralympic medalist Brenna Huckaby, YouTuber Molly Burke, Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman, Iskra Lawrence, and poet and author Cleo Wade. Meet the women here.
Celebrities in body positive campaign.
Read below about more body positive brands that have committed to not retouching their campaigns.

Dove

Dove was the first brand to include women of all shapes and sizes sans Photoshop and has continued to empower body positivity.
Dove campaign featuring no retouching.

Target

Who knew that we could love Target even more than we already did? Target discontinued model retouching in 2017 and has anyone else noticed that the mannequins have more realistic body shapes?
Target models in untouched photos.

ASOS

ASOS models can be seen with stretch marks, tattoos, bruises and more. They quietly stopped retouching models in 2017 and have since stated on their website that they “do not artificially adjust photographs of models to change their appearance. When we retouch images, we do so to ensure the product in the image looks more like the real product, which usually involves aligning the colour more closely.”
Asos model wearing large brim hat.

ModCloth

ModCloth was the first retailer to sign the “Heroes Pledge For Advertisers,” in 2014 promising not to “change the shape, size, proportion, color and/or remove/enhance the physical features” of models in advertisements post-production. I can personally attest to this. I modeled for ModCloth during this time! I love that they hire “normal” women for their campaigns!
Modcloth model in close-up portrait.

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January 24th, 2019 by Jennifer Beile 10 Celebrity Instagram Accounts To Motivate Your Workout

The majority of us most likely made health-related resolutions for 2019. As January comes to a close, the high of the New Year starts to dwindle, as does our motivation. Life continues and it can be hard to make time for yourself, self-care, and proper health.

If you need some motivation as the year continues, take a look at these celebs sweating it out and working hard just like we do! Sometimes a reminder of the hard work it takes all of us to be our very own healthy self is all the push we need!

Tracee Ellis Ross

Always smiling through the sweat, Tracee Ellis Ross’ dedication to her workouts has been a huge motivation for finding a workout that I love and can stick to.

Traci Ellis Ross doing a workout.

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez

The couple that works out together stays together! Power couple J. Lo and A. Rod frequently hit the gym together and prove that strong is the new sexy.

Jennifer Lopez and A-Rod working out together.

Candace Cameron Bure

Who knew the childhood star turned Hallmark movie queen was so fit?!

Candance posing after a workout.

Alison Brie

Since becoming the star of G.L.O.W, It’s no surprise that how hardcore Alison is with her workouts.

Allison Brie mid-workout.

Khloe Kardashian

Khole takes her fitness seriously and often showcases her hardcore workouts on Instagram.

Khloe after doing a workout.

Jessica Biel

Jessica Biel has always had one of the best bodies in Hollywood and it’s all due to the hard work she puts in at the gym.

Jessica Biel using a roller for her workout.

Kate Upton

Kate Upton doesn’t take any shortcuts to maintain her bombshell body!

Kate Upton doing a workout at home.

Ashley Graham

Ashley Graham keeps it real on Instagram about not always liking the gym, but loving the feeling and strength it gives her. Same, Ashley, same.

Ashley after a boxing workout.

Ellie Goulding

Ellie Goulding inspires me to release my inner badass!

Ellie stretching during a workout.

Busy Philipps

If you follow Busy Philipps’ InstaStories, you know she is dedicated to her LEKFit workout every single morning and has said that it not only helps keep her in shape physically but also mentally.

Busy Phillips sweating after a workout.

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January 4th, 2018 by Jennifer Beile 3 Personal Style Resolutions for 2018

“New year, new me,” right? To be honest, I am not a big fan of New Year’s resolutions. Why wait for improvement, and why put further pressure on yourself when life is busy enough? With that said, it’s never a bad time to decide to make small, positive changes in your life!

Have you ever made resolutions pertaining to your personal style? Have you bought clothes just because they are trendy only to end up never wearing them? Or have you purchased something because its on sale or super cheap, just to leave it on the hanger or have it fall apart after a few washes?  What about feeling uncomfortable all day, tugging and pulling on something that doesn’t fit just right?

We’ve all been there. This year, resolve to clean out and create a wardrobe that is wholeheartedly you by following the simple style resolutions below.

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1. Shop Smart & Selectively.
Resolve to only buy pieces that you love. Forget about being trendy and create a wardrobe that you will actually wear. You’ll never have the “I have nothing to wear” problem while staring into a full closet again.

2. Shop Quality vs. Quantity.
Skip fast fashion stores and invest in quality pieces that will last you years. You will end up saving money and building a quality wardrobe you’ll be proud to wear again and again.

3. Ignore Style “Rules”.
You do not have to fit your style into one category. Do you happen to love flowy, floral dresses AND basic minimal black outfits? Don’t choose between bohemian style or minimalist style. Wear what you love, no matter what category it may fit into.

December 14th, 2017 Jennifer Beile 7 Trending Bloggers to Follow

Who What Wear has become my fashion bible. I meticulously follow their blog and social media channels to keep up on the latest fashion news and trends. Since 2015, Who What Wear has honored the most fashion-forward influencers and trendsetters of the past year. This year’s winners were announced earlier this week, and I was pleasantly surprised to see many of my favorite bloggers featured!

Take a look at the style bloggers that received honors in the Who What Wear Street Style Awards. And take a cue—these are bloggers that need to be added to your blogroll ASAP!

Head over to Who What Wear for the full list!

 


Tamu McPherson, All the Pretty Birds – The Risk-Taker
No color is too bright, no pattern is too busy, and no trend is too tricky—Tamu takes risks and experiments with her style. And she pulls it off every single time!

 

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Camille Charrière, Camille Over the Rainbow – Best Accessories
Accessories can make or break your outfit, and no one knows this more than Camille! Her accessory game is on point.

 


Danielle Bernstein, We Wore What – Best NYC Style
A staple in the New York City fashion scene, Danielle is the epitome of cool and chic NYC style.

 


Taye Hansberry, Stuff She Likes – Best Who What Wear Collection Style
Who What Wear gave love to Taye for the way she consistently nailed the styling of their Target line, but Taye is consistent in her style, no matter the brand!

 


Mary Seng, Happily Grey – Best Color Play
Mary has always been one of my favorite fashion bloggers, so I’m not surprised that she was honored by Who Wore What this year for her bold wardrobe color palette.

 


Courtney Trop, Always Judging – Best Original Style
Courtney was recognized for her original style. If you’re ever feeling uninspired, check out Courtney’s blog for some ideas!

 


Jacey Duprie,  Damsel in Dior – Best Ladylike Style
Jacey manages an understated, chic style, often pairing and balancing feminine and masculine pieces.

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