Blog: Crossroads Style

May 7th, 2019 by Jennifer Beile Round Up: 8 Ways to Dress for a Summer Concert

Summer drawing near means the start of the summer concert season. The Jonas Brothers, the Backstreet Boys, Luke Bryan, Ariana Grande, J.Lo, Kacey Musgraves; these are just a few of the big names touring this summer. With the strategic planning of what concerts you’re going to attend, the budget and possible travel, who needs the added stress of what to wear?

An outfit that will keep you looking cool and feeling comfortable enough to dance, jump, and sing your heart out all night is most likely right inside your closet!  Take a peek below for all the summer concert outfit inspiration you need to put together a cool and comfortable outfit for all shows from stadiums to bars!

Festival Chic

A flowy dress and a pair of statement boots are all you need to create a boho-chic look for your favorite festivals this season.
Woman sitting on a lawn for a concert.

A Little Bit Rock & Roll

Combine dark florals and lace to create a rock & roll outfit with a feminine edge.
Grasie wearing dark printed dress.

Mix It Up

A concert is a perfect excuse to mix prints and create a spunky outfit a bit out of your typical style.
Woman wearing separate patterns in one outfit.

Summer Chic

An outdoor concert calls for comfort, like denim cut-offs, a printed blouse, and sneakers.
Blogger wearing overall shorts on stairs.

Statement Jumpsuit

Rock a one piece for easy and comfortable dressing.
Woman wearing yellow jumpsuit on stairs.

Simple Summer Dress

Throw on your lightest weight summer dress with a pair of trainers and a crossbody bag and you’ll be ready to dance all night.
Blogger wearing simple dress with purse.

Keep It Classic

If all else fails, throw on your favorite jeans, tee or cami, and you’re out the door in just minutes!
Blogger wearing light jeans and olive jacket.

Don’t Forget the Accessories

The newest accessory trend is a clear bag to hold all your essentials.
Accessories in a see-thru purse.

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April 30th, 2019 by Jennifer Beile Spring Style Guide: How to Wear Pastel Colors

Vibrant, bold colors may be a trend this season but let’s not forget about the gorgeous muted pastel colors that spring is typically known for. A spring staple, much in the vein of florals, pastels may not be a groundbreaking trend for the season but the soft, muted colors continue to stand the test of the trend cycle year after year. Take a look at some of the easiest ways to incorporate pastel colors into your spring wardrobe.

Printed Dress

A printed pastel spring dress is a refreshing way to update your seasonal wardrobe.
Woman in printed dress.

Pair With Neutrals

Pair your pastels with neutrals to downplay the sweetness of the soft colors.
Two women wearing neutral colors with pastel pink.

Add Edgy Trends

Pair your pastel pieces with edgier trends, like the sheer trend or even leather, to create contrast.
Woman wearing a sheer top with pastel shorts.

Mix Printed Pieces

Find pieces in pastels in unexpected prints and go a step further by mixing printed pieces in the same color family.
Woman wearing patterned jacket and top with jeans.

Try a Pastel Suit

Combine two trends into one and pair pastel suit separates together.
Woman wearing a pastel skirt suit.

Mint and Lilac

Mint and lilac are the breakout pastel colors this season. Pair them together with simple pieces, completing your outfit with effortless accessories.
Woman pairing mint and lilac pieces.

Add Accessories

Eager to incorporate pastels but have a tendency to gravitate towards neutrals and dark colors? Add pastels to your accessories or even your hair color for a playful pop of spring color.
Woman with pastel hair in white top.

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April 23rd, 2019 by Jennifer Beile Round-Up: The Early Aughts Trends & How to Style Them

The fashion of the early aughts is an enigma that most would like to forgive and forget. I spent my formative teenage years following the trends of Britney, Christina, Gwen, and Paris and while I don’t regret it, there wasn’t much else I could do at the time with what was available, I would rather not revisit any of my fashion choices during those years.

However, as we know, fashion trends are cyclical in nature and every 20 years or so, come back into the mainstream. Perhaps it’s because those that are bringing the trends back weren’t old enough to remember and the thought of “vintage” fashion is reason enough for them to bring the trends back around. Or, it’s also because these trends typically are modernized for the times and it’s only the inspiration and idea that is being recycled.  Whatever the reason, the early aughts are coming in strong this season, whether we understand it or not. Take a look at some of the biggest trends from the early aughts and how to style them.

Low Rise Denim

If you’re like me, the higher the waistband on your jeans, the better. Even in my high school years, 2000-2004, the very definition of the early aughts, I was not a fan of low rise denim, even though that’s all that was really available at the time. There has recently an uptick in low rise jeans in street style, Instagram #OOTDs, and in stores lately, so there must be something about them that caters to part of the population. This is one early aughts trend that I am vehemently against, but if it works for your comfort and body proportions, you do you boo!
Woman wearing fur-printed jacket and low-rise denim.

Cargo Pants

Ah, cargo pants; style and functionality at its best. For now, it seems that we are no longer adamant about tucking cargo pants into calf-high boots and topping the outfit off with a crop top, the modern cargo pant has a more streamlined silhouette for a flattering fit.
Woman wearing cargo pants and heels.

Camo

Camo print has never really gone away, though it’s had its ebbs and flows in the fashion world. The print gives an edgy flair to a street style look, whether it’s in the form of pants, a jacket, or head-to-toe. Wear it in an unexpected way by mixing prints or pairing it with more feminine pieces.
Woman wearing a camo jacket.

Hair Accessories

Butterfly clips were amazing, I’m not going to lie, but unfortunately, those aren’t coming back into style (yet). Hair clips, barrettes, and feminine headbands have made their way back onto the trend scene, and this is one recycled trend that I am definitely not mad about. Go bold or keep it simple, hair accessories are something you can have fun with!
Woman wearing beaded accessories and hair clips.

Strappy Sandal Heels

Delicate strappy sandals, think Carrie on ‘Sex and the City’ have made an appearance in the fashion world. A cross between a stiletto, a kitten heel, and a strappy flat, the shoe style is a way to dress up an outfit without being too brazen.
Woman on couch with heeled sandals.

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April 16th, 2019 by Jennifer Beile Bermuda Shorts: 6 Ways to Wear the Trend

Bermuda shorts, or longer length shorts that are an inch or so above the knee, have been popping up all over my Instagram and blogroll lately and after doing a bit of research, I realized that it was a trend that went completely unnoticed by me this season. The controversial length of the shorts is not flattering on every body type, but the refreshing novelty of the style piqued my interest. Take a look at six ways to style Bermuda shorts for the spring season.

Transitional Spring

Pair longer length trouser shorts with a lightweight sweater and booties for the perfect transitional spring look.
Woman wearing bermuda shorts and sweater.

Go Chic

Pair the longer length shorts with a structured top and blazer for a twist on a classic look.
Woman pairing shorts with patterned blazer.

Stay Classic

Style these shorts the same you would a pair of typical denim: tuck in your favorite blouse and add some slides for an effortless street style look.
Woman crossing the street in patterned top and shorts.

Sporty Details

The long shorts lend themselves perfectly to an athleisure look. Pair them with a lightweight sweatshirt, belt bag, and sneakers for a simple weekend look.
Blogger wearing track jacket with bermuda shorts.

Summer Getaway

Throw on a longer pair of shorts over your swimsuit or crop top during a summer getaway this year, whether poolside or oceanside, for maximum comfort.
Woman wearing bermuda shorts with bikini top.

Denim Daze

The denim on denim look is a classic and can be used as a go-to when you’re lacking inspiration.
Blogger wearing full denim with shorts.

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April 2nd, 2019 by Jennifer Beile Round Up: 6 Ways to Layer for Spring

Spring weather can be fickle; going from cold, to hot, and back chilly in the time between dawn and dusk. It can be dry, windy, or raining all in the span of a day. So what is the answer to battling all of these weather challenges? Layers! Layers are your best friend during the spring season and the easiest way to make it comfortably through the inconsistent weather.
Take a look at the easiest way to layer using spring essentials that you already have in your closet!

Layer Your Jackets

Lightweight outer layers like a blazer or a spring trench coat can replace your winter coats.
Woman wearing yellow blazer.

Add a Turtleneck

A long sleeve tee or a thin turtleneck will become the most versatile piece in your wardrobe. Use it to layer under a summer dress, a long sleeve blouse, or under a thick cardigan.
Woman wearing turtleneck and floral jacket.

Pair a Sweater and Dress

Throw an oversized knit over your favorite summer midi for a fun juxtaposition of a chunky sweater and a flowy dress.
Two women wearing sweaters and dresses.

Jeans and a Dress?

A dress over jeans? No, we aren’t back in 2002, but the trend has cycled back and is a bold option for transitional dressing.
Woman wearing light jeans and dress.

Use Tights as a Layer

Tights are a fun way to add a layer of warmth to your springtime outfit.
Rachel wearing yellow dress.

Add a Lightweight Scarf

Trade your chunky scarves for lightweight silky scarves.
Woman wearing blue spring scarf.

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