Blog: Crossroads Style

August 7th, 2018 by Jennifer Beile 5 Fall Fashion Trends to Get a Head Start On

It’s barely August, yet here we are, already talking about the upcoming fall season. I live for fall—the weather, the sweaters, the colors of the leaves… And though I’m definitely loving my summer, I can’t deny my excitement for this year’s upcoming fall fashion trends!

Fashion moves faster than the seasons. Stores are already carrying their fall lines, so it’s time to get a head start on building your wardrobe!

 

Animal Print

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This former statement print is becoming a basic essential. It’s a must-have for your fall wardrobe!

 

Florals

Florals will always be the perfect go-to when looking for a classic print.

 

Cowboy Chic

Boots, belts, and fringe—the western trend is hot for fall this year!

 

The ’80s

We continue our love affair with the ’80s trend this year. Think bold colors, exaggerated silhouettes, and loud prints!

 

Flares / Wide Leg Bottoms

Let your legs breath and make a statement with some flared or wide leg bottoms.

 

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July 31st, 2018 by Jennifer Beile What to Wear During a Heatwave

We love summer! Who doesn’t love sunshine, beach days, weekend road trips, and barbeques? But with the good, comes the bad… and the unavoidable heatwaves. With temperatures in the ’90s and higher, the last thing you want to do is think about getting dressed.

So what do you wear when it’s just too hot outside? Take a look at some of my favorite summer outfits to get through the summer heat!

 

Stick to Basics
Look for tanks with color and texture to add interest to an outfit built from basics.

 

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Weekend Athleisure
On those days you’d rather not change out of your pajamas, go for the next best thing and stay comfy in a pair of trendy bike shorts and a breezy top.

 

Go Mini
Find some shade and off those legs in a short dress or skirt!

 

Say No to Denim
Ditch your heavy denim and wear breathable, breezy fabrics this hot summer season.

 

Crop It!
Dare to bare some skin to beat the heat!

 

Cool Colors
Hang up your favorite all-black outfits and break out your bright, light colors.

 

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July 24th, 2018 by Jennifer Beile 8 Bloggers to Follow for Colorful Fashion

I’ve always gravitated towards black and neutrals when building my wardrobe, but this summer, I’m craving color! I’ve been finding myself looking for vibrant colors and prints every time I go shopping lately. I love that Crossroads organizes each section via color, making it that much easier to find as much color as possible when I’m shopping! I’ve also been following more colorful Instagram accounts and have put together a list of my favorite accounts that have been making me smile and inspiring my summer style!

Take a look at these 8 bloggers to follow on Instagram for colorful fashion!

 

Marta, The Style Thesaurus
Marta never fails to impress with her style and her use of bold, vibrant colors!

 

Lisa, Lisa Marie Prang
Lisa’s smile is contagious, and her colorful outfits will inspire you to brighten up your wardrobe!

 

Frederique, Freddie Harrel
Named Cosmopolitan‘s Influencer of the Year in 2018, Freddie not only has colorful style, she’s  a motivational speaker and hosts workshops to empower women to embrace style and confidence!

 

Nikia, Mad Maven Style
Nikia aims to create pieces of art through her styling, and scrolling through her feed will definitely inspire you to do the same!

 

Casey, Officially Quigley
Fun fact: I actually met Casey at our local dog park! From there, I discovered her vibrant, super fun, carefree style, and I’ve fawned over her feed ever since!

 

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Coury, Fancy Treehouse
Coury is one of the first bloggers I’ve discovered and continuously followed. I love how she celebrates pastel colors through her style!

 

Olivia & Alice, Olivia and Alice
These sisters and fashion designers give you twice the color and prints in each of their Instagram photos!

 

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Amy, A Fashion Nerd
A lover of color, prints, and vintage, Amy’s Instagram feed will brighten your day!

 

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July 17th, 2018 by Jennifer Beile 5 Ways to Style the Bike Short Trend

I’ll be honest… I cringe just a bit every time I see an outfit styled around the bike short trend. Growing up in the ’80s and ’90s, of course I wore neon spandex shorts when I was a kid, but I just cannot fathom wearing them as an adult. Maybe it’s the feeling of being just a bit too exposed in such a hugging fabric, or perhaps I’m shying away because they haven’t quite made their way back into mainstream fashion just yet.

The bike short trend had a resurgence on Fashion Week runways in the last year, and celebs like Kim Kardashian, the Hadid sisters, and Kendall Jenner have been rocking it since. Now, I’ve been noticing these shorts gaining popularity with some of my favorite street style stars and blogger babes. Are bike shorts actually making their way into mainstream fashion, or will they stay a celebrity and fashion “it girl” piece? If you’re keen on this daring runway trend, I’ve rounded up some of the top ways to style what may just become your next pair of go-to shorts!

 

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Under a Sheer Dress or Skirt
An obvious and practical way to hop on the bike short trend is to layer them under a sheer dress or skirt!

 

Update Your Athleisure Uniform
Swap out your typical leggings outfit for bike shorts to update your favorite athleisure outfit and beat the summer heat.

 

Top Them With a Blazer
How is it that a blazer can make any outfit look chic? Redefine business casual and throw a blazer over your bike shorts and a simple tee.

 

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Go-To Travel Uniform
If your goal is to be the epitome of style and comfort while you travel, try rocking a pair of bike shorts on your next flight or road trip.

 

Re-Purpose Your Mini As A Top
Try tucking your mini slip dress in on one side to create a completely new outfit!

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July 3rd, 2018 by Jennifer Beile Round Up: 5 Alternatives to Summer Shorts

We can all agree that part of the official uniform for summer is a great pair of shorts. Classic styles like denim cut-offs and high-waist linen shorts were made for hot summer days.

But if you’re looking for something new, hot summer weather can be tricky. Whether you’re feeling shorts-averse or they’re still a wardrobe staple, check out our round-up of hot weather outfit alternatives to inspire your style this season.

 

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Breezy Jumpsuits
Jumpsuits are one of my year-round favorites, and a lightweight jumpsuit is the perfect simple summer one-piece!

 

Wide-Leg Linen Pants
Wide-leg linen pants are so versatile and can be worn to run errands or grab drinks with the girls!

 

Flowy Midi Dresses
I love a good mini dress, but midi dresses have my heart this summer!

 

Denim Skirts
Denim skirts are definitely replacing denim shorts as the summer uniform staple this year!

 

High-Waist Trousers
High-waist trousers have been my alternative to jeans this summer.  They are comfortable and breathable, yet still stylish enough for me to feel great about my outfit.

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