Blog: Crossroads Style

November 15th, 2018 by Jennifer Beile 6 Celebrities Who Style Themselves

We often look to our favorite celebrities for style inspiration, but most celebrities use stylists to put together their every outfit; from press tours to red carpets, and even everyday looks caught by the paparazzi.  How much work actually goes into choosing clothing for every appearance is a part of the entertainment industry that often gets written off: pinpointing a client’s personal style, securing pieces from showrooms and designers, fittings, transporting, and the insane schedule. So to say that I am a bit impressed by those busy and successful celebrities who not only take the time to style themselves, but by those who consistently prove that they know what they are doing, is an understatement.

Here are 6 of my favorite self-styled celebrities who consistently knock it out of the park.

 

Blake Lively
The ever chic Blake Lively has never had a fashion stylist and consistently tops the best dressed lists – on and off the carpet. She has explained it as a creative outlet, and a bit of a control issue. Whatever the reason, I always look forward to Blake Lively’s style choices!
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Emmy Rossum
Emmy loves fashion so much that she oftentimes works without a stylist, even working directly with designers and PR firms herself to secure looks for her red carpet appearances.

 

Diane Kruger
Diane Kruger decided to style herself after seeing pictures of herself dressed by stylists and realizing she was becoming a clone of others, instead of shining as an individual.

 

Kate Moss
It’s not surprising that the supermodel turned fashion designer who exudes a femme fatal confidence doesn’t need to rely on a stylist.

 

January Jones
January Jones doesn’t like being told what to do – or wear. She does not see the sense in wearing something she doesn’t feel good in or like herself, just because an expert tells her to.

 

Diana Keaton
An icon in more than one ways, Diane Keaton has created a style for herself consisting of borrowing from the boys, unexpected details and silhouettes, and quirky accessories.

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November 1st, 2018 by Jennifer Beile Meghan Markle Steals the Spotlight on The Royal Tour

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have completed their first royal tour as a married couple, a 16 date tour of Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand, coinciding with the Invictus Games, focusing on education and service-based issues.

Can we just be honest and admit that we have only been paying attention because of “Royal Bump Watch 2018” and for The Duchess’ fashion looks? I know I’m not the only one! Meghan’s effortlessly chic fashion sense has stolen the spotlight of the first official royal tour and she has stunned in each and every look, with her natural pregnancy glow only adding to her beauty.

 

Meghan kicks off the tour in a chic white dress by Australian designer Karen Gee and jewelry that belonged to the late Princess Diana.
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Meghan stunned in this asymmetrical navy dress by Australian designer Dion Lee at a reception hosted by the Governor of Victoria.

 

For a visit to the beach, Meghan does a breezy summer dress by Martin Grant.

 

Meghan jumps on the super trendy blazer trend with a L’Agence white pinstriped blazer.

 

The perfect summer dress from Reformation!

 

Mehgan’s Safiyaa Ginkgo cape dress in Fijian blue was worn in tribute to the country.

 

Meghan is radiant in an ivory crepe column gown, custom made by Theia.

 

My personal favorite of her royal tour looks, Meghan looks every bit of a Princess in this Oscar de la Renta gown.

 

We know Meghan can stun in a gown, but I most look forward to her casual, attainable outfits that showcase her simple, chic everyday style.

 

Meghan stepped out in a custom made white tuxedo dress by New Zealand-based designer Maggie Marilyn.

 

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October 17th, 2018 by Jennifer Beile 10 Pop Culture Moments from 2018 to Inspire Your Halloween Costume

Whether you tend to go all out for Halloween, or keep it simple, 2018 has graced us with plenty of pop culture moments to inspire a Halloween costume for just about everyone.  Take a look at 10 Halloween costumes inspired by the biggest pop culture moments of the year!

 

Ally: “A Star Is Born”
Lady Gaga’s character, Ally, undergoes many transformations in the movie, without being too specific and spoiling the character development, early Ally can easily be DIY’d from items that are already in your closet. Bonus points if you get your other half to dress up as Bradley Cooper’s Jackson Maine character.
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Ariana Grande: “God Is a Woman” Music Video
Channel Ariana’s galaxy themed visuals with a galaxy print skirt and thigh high silver boots.

 

Beyonce & Jay-Z: “Apesh*t” Music Video
You don’t have to rent out The Lourve to be hip hop’s power couple for a night. Simply thrift hunt for mint and pink look-a-like suits.

 

The Royal Wedding
Arguably the biggest pop culture moment of the year, live out your princess fairytale dream by recreating the royal wedding as a couple’s costume.

 

Black Panther
Channel your inner badass and pick your favorite character from “Black Panther” to pay homage to on Halloween.

 

Tonya Harding: “I, Tonya”
Break out the blue eye shadow, hairspray, and bedazzler; one of the most popular Halloween costumes this year is sure to be inspired by Margot Robbie’s “I, Tonya”.

 

The Ladies of Glow
The Netflix series has some serious 80’s retro vibes that can easily be recreated with a few thrift store trips, whether dressing as the characters or their wrestling alter egos.

 

Cardi B
Cardi B has graced us with so many fashion moments this year that would make an amazing Halloween costume. It’s only about how bold you want to be!

 

Queer Eye’s Fab 5
Grab 4 of your most fierce friends and dress as The Fab 5 from Queer Eye!

 

Lady Gaga, “A Star Is Born” Premiere
Looking for a more grandioise costume than Ally from “A Star Is Born”? Look no further than Lady Gaga’s look at the movie’s premiere. Think lots and lots of feathers!

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October 4th, 2018 by Jennifer Beile Three 2018 TV Characters Whose Closets I’d Like to Raid

Wardrobe is never coincidental when it comes to our favorite TV characters. Everything from color to accessories are used to show the progression of the characters’ story line. While a characters’ style is never the sole reason I watch a television show, it will catch my attention and generate interest I may not have had before, or further my enjoyment of a show or character, creating a bond over an interest that I share with that fictional character. Much like the bloggers that I have followed for years, my style inspiration also comes from television and movie; fictional or not, their clothing and fashion are definitely real!

Below are 3 TV characters from 2018 whose closets I’d like to raid!

 

Dr. Rainbow “Bow” Johnson, “Black-ish
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Modern, bold, boho chic; It was the quick glimpses of Bow’s wardrobe from commercials that sucked me in to “Black-ish” and her refreshing style has inspired me to become more colorful, daring with silhouettes, and to have fun.

 

Rebecca Pearson, “This Is Us

We get to see Rebecca throughout four decades, and although I am sobbing through each episode, I’ve come to appreciate her romantic bohemian wardrobe just as much as her sweet relationship with her husband and family.

 

Kelsey Peters, “Younger

I wasn’t surprised to find out that Patricia fields, costume designer for “Sex And The City”, is a costume consultant for younger. On trend and bold, much like SATC’s Carrie, Kelsey Peters is not afraid to take risks and wear the latest fashion forward pieces.

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September 20th, 2018 by Jennifer Beile How Blake Lively Has Reinvented the Suit

Lately, Blake Lively’s style has been getting as much attention as her acting career. She’s worn a suit for every single promotional appearance for her new movie, A Simple Favor, once even changing seven times in one day. It seems the decision may be part of a subtle PR stunt that plays homage to her character Emily. Blake has practically reinvented the suit and shows us how it can (and should) be styled. From prints to neon and from sleek and chic to relaxed and casual, she hasn’t been afraid to be daring and playful. If a trend can be made into a suit, Blake has worn it and pulled it off. The best part of Blake’s amazing style stunt (and what makes me admire her even more)? She acts as her own stylist!

Now that the movie has been released nationwide, will Blake return to flawlessly sporting a variety of styles, or will she be sticking to her two-piece ensembles? Either way, I’m excited to see what she has up her sleeve next!

Take a look at five of my favorite suit looks and accessories from Blake Lively this past summer!

 

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This classic pinstripe and lace combination suit is giving me total “boss babe” vibes.

 

Blake upgrades plaid with this multi-tone suit and tie ensemble.

 

I die for this jewel-toned velvet-on-velvet, vest-as-a-top, absolutely fabulous suit combo!

 

Blake clearly knows that rich jewel tones are trending, and her print-mixing game is on point with this shorts suit.

 

Blake started her press tour by taking the neon trend to the next level with a monochromatic, traffic-stopping suit!

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