Blog: Crossroads Style

May 15th, 2017 by Melanie Sutrathada Six Sheer Outfits to Try this Summer

The beauty of sheer pieces can instantly elevate a casual and minimalist outfit. They’re the perfect way to show a little skin or accentuate certain parts of your body. However, it’s not always intuitive knowing where you should begin when styling sheer pieces.

With the help of some of our favorite fashion bloggers, you’ll be slaying in sheer outfits in no time! Here are some of our favorite tips and tricks:

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A full-length sheer number over a little black dress has everything you need to feel festival-ready this summer.

 

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If you’re leaning towards a more daring style and want to show some skin, slip on a sheer piece over a black bra, blue jeans, and heels. Add extra style points by choosing a piece with embroidered prints.

 

P3 - Here's the Skinny

A blouse with sheer sleeves is an easier way to pull off the trend this summer without showing too much skin.

 

P4 - Lace and Locks

Style a midi skirt with sheer insets for the perfect brunch outfit.

 

P5 - Song of Style

One of our favorite ways to wear sheer is by mixing pieces that that have different textures and designs. Aimee Song of Song of Style wears a top with teal lace and sheer dotted sleeves combined with a nude and black bodycon skirt.

 

P6 - What Olivia Did

When June gloom is in full swing, style a sheer button-up underneath denim overalls for an ultra chic look.

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April 24th, 2017 by Melanie Sutrathada What to Wear with White Pants This Spring

White pants are admittedly hard to pull off; you have to be extra cautious about what you eat, where you sit, and what kind of undergarments you wear. However, when styled in just the right way, an outfit with white pants can look so sleek and powerful. It’s time to master the art of wearing white pants with these outfits in mind.

 

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Nail the perfect all-white look by adding a neutral handbag and heels. This tidy look is easy to put together and works for all sorts of occasions. You’ll be good to go in no time!

 

P2 - Extra Petite

Upgrade your 9-5 work attire by styling white pants with a classic button-up. Take a fashion tip from blogger Jean from Extra Petite and add an extra ladylike touch to your outfit with a feminine belt. 

 

P3 - Prissy and Savvy

If you want to bundle up for breezier spring weather while still keeping things clean and minimal, this look is for you. Play with contrast by styling a pair of cropped, fitted white jeans with a chunky, oversized sweater.

 

P4 - Sincerely Jules

As evidenced by blogger Julia Sarinana of Sincerely Jules, an embellished blouse looks great with white jeans. A pair of distressed white jeans is always a good investment as the piece can elevate even the most casual of outfits!

 

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Want to make your cute spring blouse the focal point of your outfit? No problem! Go for an off-the-shoulder or one-shouldered top with some major statement sleeve details. Style them over a slim, fitted pair of white pants to really help your blouse pop.

 

P6 - The Fashion Cuisine

For a laid-back yet fashion-forward look, slip on some cropped white jeans, flat mules, a suede jacket, and a black hat.

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April 18th, 2017 by Jennifer Beile 5 Warm Weather Fashion Essentials

For many of us, the weather has heated up and spring is in full swing. It’s time to say goodbye to our cozy sweaters and hello to our skin-baring shorts! You’ll undoubtedly be busy this spring and summer season, so why spend more time inside agonizing over what to wear when you have places to go, people to see, and things to do! I’ve done the hard work for you and rounded up a list of warm weather fashion essentials for you to add to your wardrobe.

 

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“Wear Everywhere” Flats
From sandals to slides, flats will get you everywhere you need to go this spring and summer.

 

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A Versatile Jumpsuit
Look for a jumpsuit with breezy fabric that can easily be dressed up or down and you’ll have the perfect piece for any occasion this season!

 

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Off-the-Shoulder Dress or Top
An exposed shoulder neckline is the perfect balance between sweet and sexy.

 

Track Pants

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Lounge around in them or glam them up—track pants are the new trend that everyone can appreciate and pull off.

 

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Slip Dress
The perfect lightweight, on-the-go, anywhere dress: it’s just what you need when the temperatures start rising.

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April 11th, 2017 by Jennifer Beile 6 Dos and Don’ts in Festival Trends

It’s festival season once again, a favorite time of year for fashionistas to combine their love of music and fashion. Music festivals are well known to be an excuse to show off your style. Months of planning go into the kind of head-to-toe festival looks you wouldn’t necessarily wear in your everyday life. This year, try mixing in pieces that are more practical yet still trendy—you’ll stand out in the crowd with your updated take on festival style.

Don’t be a Coachella cliché this year; change up your look by following these simple dos and don’ts in festival trends.

 

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Don’t: Flower Crowns
I know, I know… Flower crowns are the epitome of music festival fashion. I myself still love a good flower crown when the moment presents itself—I wore one to my baby shower just this past weekend! But it’s time to bid adieu to the ubiquitous music festival flower crown.

Do: A Hat and SPF. 
I don’t mean to sound like your mother (though if you missed it above, I am expecting after all!), but your skin will thank you for wearing a hat and some SPF during a weekend in the desert. Try an athletic-inspired or a wide-brimmed hat to top your festival ensemble.

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Don’t: Heeled Anything
Heeled ankle booties are a staple of mine and many others no matter the occasion. But let’s be honest: heeled boots—or heels of any kind—are not kind to your feet during those long festival days.

Do: Sneakers and Flats
Sneakers have been trending, and our feet are taking notice and thanking us! Mix up your usual boho look and pair your ensemble with some sneakers or lace-up flats to stay trendy and practical.

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Don’t: Leather, Suede, and Fur
Y’all… Music festivals are held in the desert. It’s hot! Leave those heavy layers at home and enjoy yourself instead of flirting with heatstroke. Keep these fabrics to accessories like bags.

Do: Breezy Fabrics
Sheer is in, and it’s perfect for staying cool during a weekend in the desert! Layer a lightweight dress or a sheer top over some shorts and a bralette and you’re ready!

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April 4th, 2017 by Jennifer Beile 3 Ways To Pull Off The Bra Top Trend

It was all over the Spring 2017 runway, and fashion ‘it’ girls have never shied away from daring trends—now we’re seeing bra tops sold by mainstream retailers. Are bra tops the new crop tops? Or has the lingerie trend gone a bit too far, à la Sue Ellen from Seinfeld (did I just date myself with that reference)?

In my opinion, a bra top can add a delicate femininity to your outfit or some attitude, depending on the type and how you wear it. Whatever your thoughts on the trend, I’ll bet that the looks below will inspire you to try adding a bra top to your outfit. Follow these three ways to pull off the bra top trend in your everyday style.

 

Under a Sheer Top

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Layer a lacy bra top under your sheer top or tunic to show off the details in your top and add a new dimension to your look.

 

Under Low Cut… Anything

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Is your top or dress just a bit too low cut? Ditch those annoying camis and trade it for a cute, lacy bra top for a bit of sass.

 

Over The Top

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Adding a bra top layer over your tee, blouse, or button-up will breathe new life into those well-worn tops in your closet.

 

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