Blog: Crossroads Style

May 2nd, 2017 by Jennifer Beile 7 Floral Outfits to Inspire Your Spring Style

Florals for spring: groundbreaking? Hardly. Still, florals are a universally flattering print that will always be a classic. Before we head into the high heats of summer, take advantage of spring’s beautiful weather and get the most out of your floral prints this season. Check out some of my favorite fresh ways to incorporate florals into your wardrobe!

 

OffTheShoulder

Off-the-Shoulder
Try one of this year’s hottest trends for an updated floral look.

 

LadyLike

Lady-Like Florals
Finding the perfect spring occasion dress can feel nearly impossible, but Lucy’s small print daisy wrap dress has everything you need.

 

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Edgy Florals
If a floral print is too girly for you, look for a piece that has edgier details, like this sheer crop top with a modern embroidered applique.

 

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Accessory Pop
If your style is a bit more minimalistic, add a floral pop in your shoes, bag, or jewelry.

 

Floral Print Mixing

Floral Print-Mixing
Dare to be bold and mix together different floral prints, like Maria did in her playful outfit above.

 

PatchItUp

Patch It Up
Breathe some new life into your old denim pieces by adding floral patches.

 

DarkFlorals

Dark Florals
I absolutely love a rich, dark floral print—like the one in Blair’s jumpsuit—as opposed to the usual, more expected bright colors you see in spring.

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April 18th, 2017 by Jennifer Beile 5 Warm Weather Fashion Essentials

For many of us, the weather has heated up and spring is in full swing. It’s time to say goodbye to our cozy sweaters and hello to our skin-baring shorts! You’ll undoubtedly be busy this spring and summer season, so why spend more time inside agonizing over what to wear when you have places to go, people to see, and things to do! I’ve done the hard work for you and rounded up a list of warm weather fashion essentials for you to add to your wardrobe.

 

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“Wear Everywhere” Flats
From sandals to slides, flats will get you everywhere you need to go this spring and summer.

 

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A Versatile Jumpsuit
Look for a jumpsuit with breezy fabric that can easily be dressed up or down and you’ll have the perfect piece for any occasion this season!

 

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Off-the-Shoulder Dress or Top
An exposed shoulder neckline is the perfect balance between sweet and sexy.

 

Track Pants

Track Pants
Lounge around in them or glam them up—track pants are the new trend that everyone can appreciate and pull off.

 

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Slip Dress
The perfect lightweight, on-the-go, anywhere dress: it’s just what you need when the temperatures start rising.

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April 11th, 2017 by Jennifer Beile 6 Dos and Don’ts in Festival Trends

It’s festival season once again, a favorite time of year for fashionistas to combine their love of music and fashion. Music festivals are well known to be an excuse to show off your style. Months of planning go into the kind of head-to-toe festival looks you wouldn’t necessarily wear in your everyday life. This year, try mixing in pieces that are more practical yet still trendy—you’ll stand out in the crowd with your updated take on festival style.

Don’t be a Coachella cliché this year; change up your look by following these simple dos and don’ts in festival trends.

 

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Don’t: Flower Crowns
I know, I know… Flower crowns are the epitome of music festival fashion. I myself still love a good flower crown when the moment presents itself—I wore one to my baby shower just this past weekend! But it’s time to bid adieu to the ubiquitous music festival flower crown.

Do: A Hat and SPF. 
I don’t mean to sound like your mother (though if you missed it above, I am expecting after all!), but your skin will thank you for wearing a hat and some SPF during a weekend in the desert. Try an athletic-inspired or a wide-brimmed hat to top your festival ensemble.

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Don’t: Heeled Anything
Heeled ankle booties are a staple of mine and many others no matter the occasion. But let’s be honest: heeled boots—or heels of any kind—are not kind to your feet during those long festival days.

Do: Sneakers and Flats
Sneakers have been trending, and our feet are taking notice and thanking us! Mix up your usual boho look and pair your ensemble with some sneakers or lace-up flats to stay trendy and practical.

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Don’t: Leather, Suede, and Fur
Y’all… Music festivals are held in the desert. It’s hot! Leave those heavy layers at home and enjoy yourself instead of flirting with heatstroke. Keep these fabrics to accessories like bags.

Do: Breezy Fabrics
Sheer is in, and it’s perfect for staying cool during a weekend in the desert! Layer a lightweight dress or a sheer top over some shorts and a bralette and you’re ready!

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April 4th, 2017 by Jennifer Beile 3 Ways To Pull Off The Bra Top Trend

It was all over the Spring 2017 runway, and fashion ‘it’ girls have never shied away from daring trends—now we’re seeing bra tops sold by mainstream retailers. Are bra tops the new crop tops? Or has the lingerie trend gone a bit too far, à la Sue Ellen from Seinfeld (did I just date myself with that reference)?

In my opinion, a bra top can add a delicate femininity to your outfit or some attitude, depending on the type and how you wear it. Whatever your thoughts on the trend, I’ll bet that the looks below will inspire you to try adding a bra top to your outfit. Follow these three ways to pull off the bra top trend in your everyday style.

 

Under a Sheer Top

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Layer a lacy bra top under your sheer top or tunic to show off the details in your top and add a new dimension to your look.

 

Under Low Cut… Anything

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Is your top or dress just a bit too low cut? Ditch those annoying camis and trade it for a cute, lacy bra top for a bit of sass.

 

Over The Top

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Adding a bra top layer over your tee, blouse, or button-up will breathe new life into those well-worn tops in your closet.

 

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March 21st, 2017 by Jennifer Beile Move Over, Florals: Fresh Spring Prints to Covet

Florals will never be out—not for spring or any other season. Floral is a classic print that flatters women and men, young and old. With that said, sometimes you need some more variety in your wardrobe for some freshness and inspiration. I’ve rounded up some of my favorite spring prints to try adding to your wardrobe this season.

 

Gingham

Gingham

Gingham is traditionally a summer staple, but it can easily be incorporated into your wardrobe earlier in the year. There are so many different ways to wear this eye-catching print!

 

Stripes

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Horizontal or vertical, colorful or muted—stripes are a classic and variable print that can be worn for any style and occasion.

 

Embroidery

Embroidery

The spring trend that screams fun and boldness? Embroidery. Embroidery can transform the most ordinary item into a statement piece.

 

Polka Dots

PolkaDots

Feminine and flirty, polka dots in varying scales are back in a big way this spring.

 

What are your favorite spring prints?

 

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