Blog: Crossroads Style

October 17th, 2017 by Jennifer Beile Round Up: 6 Essential Layering Pieces for Fall

The best part of dressing for fall? Layers! From light knits to chunky sweaters and jackets, layering pieces will keep you comfortable in cool, breezy weather without compromising your style.  I’ve rounded up a list of essential layering pieces and trends for building your fall wardrobe—so get ready to pile it on!

 

Start with a mock neck sweater.
A thin mock neck sweater is a versatile layering piece when the temperatures start to cool down. For a fresh, modern look, layer a thin mock neck under a button-up shirt.

 

Top it with a blazer.
Not quite cold enough for a jacket? Grab a blazer instead and when it cools down, layer on a jacket for double the warmth and style.

 

Two coats are better than one.
For those extra brisk nights, layer two light coats! Try a duster with a trench or denim and leather.

 

Add some chic to your athleisure.
Continue your comfy athleisure look through fall by layering a long jacket over your favorite hoodie.

 

Go monochromatic.
Layer pieces with similar color shades for a cozy monochromatic look.

 

When in doubt, add socks.
Get more life out of your summer shoes and layer them with socks to keep warm.

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Tuesday October 10th, 2017 by Jennifer Beile 5 Fresh Fall Trends You’ll be Seeing Everywhere

Although fall is arguably every fashion lover’s favorite season to dress for (the chunky knits, jackets, layering, hats… I could go on and on!), it can undoubtedly become a bit monotonous. It’s time to refresh your fall wardrobe and I’ve rounded up some of the newest trends that we will be seeing everywhere this season!

 

Corduroy
Corduroy has been revitalized for Fall with modern silhouettes, and according to the Fall/Winter runways, will be everywhere this season.
Corduroy

 

Checked Print Blazers
The piece of the season that can elevate everything from your favorite denim, tee or dress, a checked print blazer should be on your Fall must have list.
Checked Print Blazer

 

Metallic
Go bold or be subtle, metallic is in for Fall. I love the idea of a pair of silver metallic booties to complete an outfit.
Metallic

 

Baker Boy Hats
Baker Boy Hats topped the outfits of all the fashion “It” girls this past NYFW and are perfect for adding that last minute touch to your Fall outfit.
seeing everywhere

 

Belt Bags
This is not your Mom’s fanny pack! Belt bags are a chic alternative to you lugging around a purse all day. It will fit all your essentials and adds an extra accessory to your outfit.
Belt Bag

 

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October 3rd, 2017 by Jennifer Beile 5 Day To Night Outfits to Recreate

Crafting day to night outfits is more complicated than it would seem. You need an look that is appropriate for multiple occasions and scenarios: from the office to dinner, shopping to a concert, working out to brunch, and so on. The trick is to focus on one key piece, build an outfit around that foundation, and keep the rest simple.

Take a look at some of my favorite blogger babes’ outfits that seamlessly blend from day to evening to night!

 

day-to-night

Claire, De Lune
Claire’s statement blouse is perfect for any event on your calendar. The combination of casual denim and modern heels creates a casual-cool look that works around the clock.

 

Rachel Jag Lever

Rachel, Jag Lever
Rachel layers a chunky cardigan over her effortless jeans and tank outfit. The cardigan adds coverage that you may need in the chilly mornings, and taking it off will instantly have you ready for a night out.

 

day to night

Amy, Fashion Jackson
With a look like Amy’s classic, chic outfit, you can go from the office to dinner to drinks without skipping a beat!

 

Ondine The Alchemists

Ondine, The Alchemists
A chic, flowy dress is easy to dress up or down with simple accessories. This look is appropriate for any weekend plans you may have, from brunch to drinks!

 

Grasie Style Me Grasie

Grasie, Style Me Grasie
Grasie’s outfit is total #OutfitGoals, and with a pair of flats stashed in your car, you can live in this lively outfit all weekend.

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Tuesday, September 26th, 2017 by Jennifer Beile 6 Ways to Wear Fall Pastels

Pastels for fall… groundbreaking? Not quite. But they are refreshing. We are so used to sticking to neutrals and dark, rich tones when the weather turns grey and cold, but this season, lighten your mood as the weather gets darker by adding soft pastel pieces into your fall wardrobe this season.

Take a look at some of my favorite ways to incorporate pastel colors into your fall wardrobe.

 

Pair Different Hues of the Same Color
Continue the millennial pink trend into Fall with a cozy pink knit or pretty pink trousers. Or, pair them together like Liz!
Pair Different Hues of the Same Color

 

Wear a Statement Coat
Keep the sunshine with you all season long and find a statement coat in any bright, pastel color to coordinate with your deeper, richer wardrobe. Yellow pairs well with blues and purples, as we can see with Charlotte’s fashion week outfit.
Wear a Statement Coat

 

Lighten Up Your Knits
When shopping for your new knit collection, choose some lighter colors. Pastel colors will compliment the typical Fall colors, like greys and blacks.
Lighten Up Your Knits

 

Dress it Up
Keep your summer dresses in rotation by adding layers, or look for a new fall dress with lighter colors, and heavier fabrics.
Dress it Up

 

Shoes
Add a touch of soft pastel to your outfit in the form of shoes.
Shoes

 

Accessorize
Use your scarf to brighten your outfit, or like Kat, create an entire palate of pastels!
fall pastels

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September 19th, 2017 by Jennifer Beile 7 Sweater Outfits to Try This Fall

Summer is officially over on Friday, and temperatures have already started to cool down. We’re getting a taste of nearly every girl’s favorite time of year: sweater weather season! A staple of every fall wardrobe is a cozy sweater that can be thrown over just about anything.

Sweater outfits don’t have to be monotonous; look for sweaters with texture and unique details, or pair them with unexpected pieces. I’ve rounded up some of my favorite fall sweater outfits and trends to help you stay cozy and stylish this season.

 

sweater weather

Keep it colorful.
The weather is gettomg darker and drabber, but that doesn’t mean your wardrobe should as well. Bright colors are a fresh alternative to the usual muted tones we see in fall.

 

Unexpected Pairings

Experiment with unexpected pairings.
Mix it up and try something besides the usual sweater + denim combination; experiment with pairing your staple sweaters with something unexpected! Wendy’s sweater and fringe skirt combination creates such a fun look, perfect for a night out!

 

Layering Season

Layer it up.
Add some depth to your sweater—layer it with a long sleeve dress shirt with a crisp collar and oversized cuffs.

 

Go Oversized

Go oversized.
Throw your biggest, coziest cardigan over your favorite jeans and tee for an “off-duty” look that will get you through those crisp fall days.

 

Put a Blazer on It

Put a blazer on it.
A plaid blazer may be the “it” item of fall. Top your favorite cable knit sweater with a slightly oversized plaid blazer for a preppy-chic look.

 

Its All in the Details

It’s all in the details.
Look for sweaters with unexpected details, like elbow patches, open backs, and appliques.

 

Dont be Afraid of Texture

Don’t be afraid of texture.
Add some flair to your wardrobe! Basic knit and cable knit sweaters will always be classic, but have fun with different textures this season.

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