Blog: Crossroads Style

April 8th, 2016 by Jennifer Beile Vinyl: The Series Every Fashionista Should Be Watching

If you haven’t been watching the new HBO show Vinyl, block out your weekend for some serious bingeing. The music industry-based show is not only written well, its ’70s era fashion is downright enviable, especially in a time when the resurgence of these trends can’t ignored.

Vinyl has been a style inspiration since the series premiere in February, and it’s no wonder why. The show’s costume designer, John Dunn, who has previously worked on shows like Mad Men and Boardwalk Empire (both with perfect vintage styling too), has recreated the era’s fashion with brilliant execution; the looks are gritty, glamorous, and rebelliously rock and roll. You can learn more about how Dunn has been able to revive the ’70s for HBO here and here.

Check out my top 10 favorite looks from the series so far!

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March 31st, 2016 by Jennifer Beile Style Cues We’re Still Taking from “Friends”

Friends ended its 10-year run in 2004, and yet we’re still taking style cues and stealing outfit ideas from the ’90s sitcom. What goes around comes around, and that is never more true than in the fashion world.

Currently, we’re in ’90s style nostalgia, and Friends is the perfect reference point. I have been a fan from the beginning and now, thanks to Netflix, I am able to binge the series. And binge, I do.

Lately, I have noticed that the fashion on the show—particularly the women’s fashion—is fantastically similar to what we are finding in stores today. Just a few examples are “mom jeans”, denim shirts, slip dresses, crop tops and mules.

This is for the old fans and the new ones who are just discovering the show and its fashion greatness. Check out the style cues we’re definitely still taking from Friends.

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1. Denim. All the denim
Denim jackets, skirts, shirts, and vests. Denim reigned supreme in the ’90s and the wardrobe on Friends depicted the denim of our dreams in every way imaginable.

2. Mules, sneakers, and boots—oh my!
The “friends” were normcore; normal people with normal lives, jobs, and wardrobes. No stilettos and crazy designer shoewear. The girls wore enviable, but attainable shoes.

Friends 90s fashion - dresses3. Dress for success
Slip dresses, minis, maxis, and midis; the style of dresses and skirts the girls wore are still seen on the street style stars of today.

4. Crop tops and high-waist combos
And thus began our love affair of the classic pairing of crop tops and high waists.


5. Normcore + unapologetic prints and colors
The girls incorporated normcore and monochromatic looks into their wardrobe and, at the same time, they rocked floral, plaid, and bright colors proudly and often.

6. Statement Accessories
Statement necklaces and bracelets—including the currently trending ’90s staple, the choker—were used to showcase each character’s individuality.

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