Blog: Crossroads Style

May 14th, 2018 by Melanie Sutrathada Round-Up: 6 Ways to Wear Floral Prints this Spring and Summer

When it comes to warm weather fashion, one thing always rings true—floral prints will always be in style! Get inspired by these outfits that all feature florals front and center, and recreate your favorite one for yourself:

 

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Feed your love for all things feminine and frilly by pairing pastel floral pants with a wrap top in a similar shade.

 

We’re loving that the focal point of this denim jacket is its floral print. Needless to say, you can throw it on top of a neutral-colored sweater and you’re all set!

 

Running errands this upcoming weekend? Opt for a cute off-the-shoulder floral top and your favorite pair of skinny jeans for an on-trend look that couldn’t be easier.

 

This poppy print skirt makes for a show-stopping look!  Pair it with a black top to let the bold print shine.

 

Give shape and edge to a romantic, floaty high-low dress by cinching it with a belt.

 

Transition your brunchtime maxi dress into a flirty date-night outfit by throwing a leather jacket on top.

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April 24th, 2018 by Jennifer Beile Round Up: 5 Ways to Style a Graphic Tee

One of my favorite go-to pieces is a great, colorful graphic tee. They are super in right now, which means they can go for upwards of $60 at trendy retailers. Lucky for us Crossroads fiends, you can go in and find a secondhand tee for a quarter of that price! I recently picked up a few during a Crossroads shopping spree, and I found myself pursuing Instagram and my blogroll for spring and summer graphic tee outfit inspo.

There was no shortage of great outfits, so I’ve rounded up some of my favorite ones. Take a look at five ways to style a graphic tee this season!

 

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Mix Prints
Your graphic tee doesn’t have to be a standalone statement piece; find bottoms with similar colors for a fun, unexpected look!

 

Top It With a Blazer
Add a blazer over a graphic tee for a casual yet chic and pulled-together look.

 

Tuck It Into High Waist Trousers
Tuck that perfectly worn-in graphic tee into your favorite pair of high waist trousers, and you’ve got a no-fail outfit uniform for almost any day of the week.

 

Dress It Up
There’s no reason a graphic tee has to be casual. Pair your favorite graphic tee with a skirt or layer it under a silk slip dress for your new go-to date night outfit.

 

Pair It With Denim for Everyday
Of course, my favorite way to wear a graphic tee is with my favorite pair of worn-in jeans for an everyday look.

 

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April 18th, 2018 by Melanie Sutrathada 6 Derby Outfits for Opening Day at the Tracks

Hold your horses, ladies – it’s derby season! The derby is an occasion that brings out people’s most elegant and glamorous fashion statements. From placing your bets on your leading horse to choosing the perfect headpiece to complete your derby-approved outfit, there’s never a dull moment when it comes to opening day at the race tracks.

Let’s talk derby outfit tips inspired by some of our favorite bloggers:

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There’s no such thing as being overdressed for opening day at the derby! Match the sunny mood with a midi sundress or an outfit in a spring shade like light blue, light pink, or mint green.

 

 

Stray away from traditional derby attire and opt for a quirky graphic tee tucked into a scallop-edged skirt.

 

 

Turn heads like a blogger by going for a voluminous full-length skirt with a cute blouse and neck scarf.

 

 

Headpieces are always an opening day staple. Choose a wide-brimmed hat or a fascinator to make any outfit a statement one.

 

 

Keep it feminine and flirty in floral prints! Finish your outfit with extra details like ribbons and bows and then style it up with a pair of wedges.

 

 

Show off your figure in a bodycon dress. Looking for extra style points? Achieve crowning elegance with a fancy updo that accentuates your headpiece.

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April 10th, 2018 by Jennifer Beile Round-Up: Top Spring Trends & How to Wear Them

Every season has a plethora of trends, new and recycled. I’ve read through all the reports on spring trends for you (you’re welcome!) and have compiled the top five trends for this spring and how to wear them. Take a look below and let us know which one you are the most excited for!

 

Pastels
Coming as no surprise, pastels are one of spring’s hottest trends. I am living for fully pastel outfits this season! Pair pieces in your favorite pastel shade (bonus points for prints and texture) for a chic, put-together look.

 

Floral
Nothing we didn’t already know: spring and florals go together like peanut butter and jelly, and they’ll never be off-trend for the season.  This year, it’s all about big, bold florals. Think ’60s and ’70s floral prints! Pair them with neutral pieces to let them shine, or mix your prints and embrace the maximalist aesthetic.

 

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The Fanny Pack
You can call it a belt bag if you want, but a fanny pack is a fanny pack—and they’ve been having their moment the past couple of seasons. They are convenient and stylish; can’t get better than that! Wear one with elongated pieces to break them up, or invest in a colorful piece to enliven any outfit.

 

Sheer
As temperatures rise, skin-baring fabrics will be your best friend. Sheer details are huge through the spring and summer seasons. We love how this chic piece covers the whole body while still baring plenty.

 

Fringe
‘Tis the season of music festivals… but the fringe you’ll be seeing this season will have a sophisticated twist, far from the typical, tired festival variety. Try fringe in unexpected lengths or placements, or pair it with another trend, like rainbow stripes.

 

 

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April 4th, 2018 by Melanie Sutrathada 6 Ways to Style a Blazer This Spring

There’s no piece quite like a blazer. This outerwear number is an office wardrobe staple that’s universally flattering, whether it’s fitted, long, or oversized. It’s one of the first pieces we think of when it comes to power dressing. So, what are you waiting for? Pick up a blazer today, and get to styling!

Check out these six style tips to wear your blazer loud and proud:

 

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If you already consider yourself the queen of androgynous style, turn your skills up a notch by pairing your blazer with a graphic tee and high-waisted pants.

 

Ready to make a fashion statement? Throw on a vintage blazer, a pleated midi skirt, and a statement belt!

 

A grey blazer, white blouse, and denim pants make for an easy go-anywhere outfit. It’s the combo you’ll be wearing on heavy rotation this season.

 

Double up on outerwear by wearing an over-sized blazer and pantsuit.

 

For your next on-the-go look, find a slouchy blazer and pair it with a black slip dress.

 

Grab a colored blazer, belt it at the waist, and wear it over black pants. It’s a fashion blogger-approved outfit you’ll want to wear on repeat all spring long.

 

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