Blog: Crossroads Style

November 13th, 2018 by Jennifer Beile Fall Outfit Inspo That Doesn’t Involve Denim

It’s not uncommon to depend on denim once the seasons change and the temperatures lower. It’s also too easy to get into a style rut when depending on one type of bottom for the entirety of your seasonal wardrobe.  Give your denim a break and be inspired to take a more creative approach with your fall dressing – without wearing a single pair of jeans.

 

Take your jumpsuits beyond spring and summer and add a jacket or sweater as an outer layer.
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Add some texture with fall’s hottest trend, corduroy. Find a two piece set like Olivia and mix and match with your wardrobe throughout the season.

 

Trade in your true blues for a pair of camel or brown trousers for an authentic autumnal look.

 

Throw a blazer over your favorite midi and complete the outfit with a pair of boots to take you from work to date night.

 

Suits are no longer resigned to work wear, and have quickly become a go-to favorite for casual wear in place of denim.

 

Swap out your favorite jeans for a statement making skirt.

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November 6th, 2018 by Jennifer Beile How to Make Bold Color Statements This Fall

I am the biggest fan of neutrals – all year round, not just in fall – but sometimes when the weather turns drab and the skies are grey for months, it’s refreshing to add bold color to your fall wardrobe rotation. Resist the temptation to stick to dark neutrals all season and brighten up your mood by brightening up your outfit. Check out 10 of my favorite bold color outfit inspirations for this fall.

 

Orange has always gotten a bad rap, but this fall is the time to swap out your go-to date night dress with an eye catching midi.
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Be bold with your second layers and invest in a vibrant colored coat.

 

Pair different shades of colors in the same color family. Mustard and burnt orange? Yes, please and thank you.

 

Trade your neutral cable knit for a vibrant color to contrast the season’s jewel tones.

 

You don’t need vibrate colors to make a bold statement; play with adding pastels to your wardrobe this season.

 

Keep a bit of sunshine in your life by finding pieces in any shade of yellow.

 

Thinking of holiday outfit ideas yet? A rich purple is the perfect color to get the party started!

 

Your fall color doesn’t have to be solid, monochromatic, or tonal: go bold and vibrant with color and print!

 

Pairing two vibrant, unexpected colors will create an outfit you’ll want to wear on repeat.

 

Match your makeup to your outfit for the ultimate bold color statement for fall.

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October 30th, 2018 by Jennifer Beile 5 Inspiring Street Style Instagram Accounts to Follow

Instagram is my most used source for style inspiration. I follow countless accounts: bloggers, models, celebrities, street style stars and their photographers. I gather ideas from the use of colors, movement, and lighting and often find myself looking forward to seeking out the perfect accounts to add to my collection. Good news: I’ve done the hard work for you! Take a look at 5 of my favorite street style photographers to follow on Instagram when you need just a bit of a inspo burst.

 

Melodie Jeng, @melodiejeng
See New York style come to life with Melodie Jeng’s street style photography.

 

Phil Oh, @mrstreetpeeper
A street style photographer for Vogue Magazine, Phil Oh doesn’t always take himself or his subjects seriously.

 

Tommy Ton, @tommyton
This veteran street style photographer is taking a stab at fashion design. If he has the same eye for design as he does for capturing street style, I cannot wait!

 

Eddie Newton, @mister_newton
Eddie Newton doesn’t only focus on street style stars, models, and celebrities – he also shoots women of all ages and ranges of style, including accessible fashion.
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Scott Schuman, @thesartorialist
A bit of a “duh” on a list like this, Scott Schuman is a leader in the industry and has built his empire from his blog, The Sartorialist.

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October 16th, 2018 by Jennifer Beile Round Up: 5 UK Style Bloggers You Should Be Following

There has always been something more sophisticated and chic about the style across the pond. I’ve recently been gravitating towards UK style bloggers for fall fashion inspiration. Take a look at my 5 favorite UK style bloggers that you should be following!

 

Emma Hill: EJ Style
Emma has an attainable everyday chic style. I also adore her YouTube channel which includes shopping hauls + try ons, travel vlogs, and styling tips.

 

Freddie Harrel: Freddie Harrel
Color, bold prints, confidence, women empowerment: if you are a fan of any of these, you will fall in love with Freddie immediately.
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Lucy Williams: Fashion Me Now
She is the image definition of effortless.

 

Olivia Purvis: What Olivia Did
Feminine and simple, Olivia’s style is a breath of fresh air.

 

Carrie Santana: Wish Wish Wish
Earthy, muted tones and minimalistic outfits, Carrie’s style is right up my ally.

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October 9th, 2018 by Jennifer Beile Round Up: 5 Fall Instagram Trends

I often turn to Instagram for style inspiration and quick overviews of what’s trending. I follow countless bloggers and street style stars and often categorize the images and outfit “likes” for easy access to ideas, tips, and #OOTD inspo when getting dressed in the morning.  With the changing season, new trends have been populating my feed and I’m sharing 5 of the most “liked” Instagram trends for this fall season.

 

Leopard Skirts + Dresses
The hottest resurgence for fall, leopard print has been one of the top Instagram style trends this season.

 

Blazers
Blazers are the perfect lightweight second layer for this tricky transitional weather.

 

Polka Dots
From “delicate and feminine” to “big and bold,” polka dots are taking over Instagram in the form of dresses, blouses, pants, and accessories!

 

Belt Bags
Belt bags (or the modern version of a fanny pack) have been trending for the past couple of years, and this season the It girls are wearing the convenient hands free bag like a crossbody.
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Terracotta
This subdued burnt orange is the perfect mix of bold and chic and is the color of autumn.

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