Blog: Crossroads Style

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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October 2nd, 2018 by Jennifer Beile Round Up: 5 Ways to Elevate Plaid This Fall

Plaid for fall is about as groundbreaking as floral for spring. But it is a classic print that is quintessentially autumnal and somehow each year it is reinvented: new color palettes, new vibes and moods, and unexpected fabrics and shapes.  Don’t just designated plaid to oversize button-down tops and leggings. Take a look at some of my favorite ways to elevate plaid this fall!

 

Plaid Print Mixing
Plaid on plaid is double the fun! To pull off mixing plaid prints, pair contrasting colors and sizes of the print, like Michelle did with her yellow plaid blouse and green plaid suit.

 

Opposites attract
Style your favorite plaid piece with an unexpected texture like leather or sequins. Bethany takes athleisure to a new level with plaid trousers paired with a sequin hoodie.

 

Complete Your Neutrals with Plaid
From lumberjack to chic, look for a plaid coat with feminine flow to add print to your neutral outfits.
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Go Big With the Print
An exaggerated, or stretched, plaid in soft colors creates a more minimalist look.

 

Suit Up
Undoubtedly the most popular way to elevated plaid this season is with a blazer and/or suit combo.

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September 25th, 2018 by Jennifer Beile Style Guide: How to Wear Khaki for Fall

Khaki has been slowly gaining momentum over the past year, becoming a must-have staple for fall. The fabric—once relegated to school and work uniforms—has gotten a contemporary update and been spotted on street style stars, celebs, and fashion influencers. Perhaps you’ve even bought a khaki piece for yourself in recent months.

Dressier than denim yet perfectly casual for everyday wear, this fabric instantly updates an outfit. The key is to pair it with neutrals and keep it simple. Take a look at five chic ways to wear khaki for fall!

 

1. High Waist, Wide Leg

The stiff fabric works well in a high waist, wide leg silhouette.

 

2. Second Layer

Khaki is the ideal weight for a second layer while transitioning into chilly fall weather.

 

3. Button-Up Blouse

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A khaki button-up paired with neutral bottoms is perfect for a casual chic weekend look.

 

4. Make It a Midi

Update your skirt collection with a khaki midi. Pair with a simple tee and sneakers for a relaxed brunch-to-drinks look.

 

5. A Chic Jumpsuit

A khaki jumpsuit is the ultimate fall one-piece. Layer with a lightweight turtleneck and a cardigan or jacket when the temperature drops.

 

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