Blog: Crossroads Style

April 24th, 2019 by Jennifer Beile 6 One-Piece Swimsuit Styles You Need in Your Closet

Gone are the days when women had two swimsuit options for the beach: a bikini that left you feeling too exposed or a standard one-piece swimsuit that felt too covered up. Let’s be real – we’re all glad that one-piece swimsuits have stepped up their game over the past few years and have come out with such fun details and styles. Now, you can feel and look your best in a suit without feeling like you’re baring it all. Still not convinced that one-piece styles can’t be fashion forward? Scroll on for some swimsuit inspiration!

Here are 6 one-piece swimsuits that we can’t take our eyes off of:

Low-Back Details

Plunge head first and pick up a one-piece with some flirty details like a low-back.
Blogger in gingham printed swimsuit.

Try Cutouts

Take a walk on the wild side and pick up a dramatic one-piece with cutout designs on the sides like Christine from Hello Fashion Blog!
Woman wearing blue swimsuit.

Crisscross Details

We’d take any excuse to wear this one-piece with crisscross details in the front! Look for swimsuits with the underwire bra detail for extra support.
Woman wearing black crisscross swimsuit.

Dual Pattern Swimsuit

There’s no better way to make a statement than by wearing a swimsuit with dual patterns on it.
Woman wearing swimsuit with two patterns.

Halter Designs

I have to admit, cut-out one-pieces can be hard to pull off sometimes. However, when you find a halter piece like this one, you can’t say no!
Woman wearing yellow halter swimsuit.

Wear Solid Colors

If you’re searching for a swimsuit it that you can wear over and over, stick to pieces that come in solid colors! The best part? They can easily double as a bodysuit!
Woman holding pineapple in white swimsuit.

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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 15th, 2019 by Samantha Furno 5 Denim Alternatives for Spring

Denim will always and forever be the one true love in my wardrobe, however, with a new season upon us, I’m ready to take a detox from my beloved blues and try something fresh to re-inspire my outfits! Whether you opt for something printed or bold, structured or effortless, spring is full of denim alternatives that will quickly spruce up your style game! Just because you swap your jeans out for some new bottoms doesn’t mean you’ll need new tops to pair with them either. You’ll find that your favorite tops, tees and sweaters will still look just as good with your trendy new pants as they did with your favorite denim!

I’ve rounded up a few of the coolest denim alternatives for spring and hope they make you inspired to try something new and trendy this season!

Printed

What better way to add some personality to your spring outfits than with a fun and eye-catching print?! Let your printed pants be the statement piece of your look by keeping the rest of your fit a bit more simple in style.
Blogger wearing printed pants instead of denim.

Cargo

The utility trend is taking over the fashion world by storm this season and we are starting to see combat style pants pop up everywhere. Khaki has never looked more chic!
Woman wearing cargo pants.

Linen

Linen is a favorite of spring and summer styles because of how breathable and comfortable it is, even when the temperatures are at a high! Opt for a high-waisted pair that flatters your waistline and tie your look together with a crop top for the ultimate spring outfit!
Woman wearing linen high-waisted pants.

Tapered

Whether you wear them to the office or out to dinner on the town, tapered pants are a a sophisticated and totally chic alternative to jeans for spring.
Blogger wearing tapered pants.

Wide Leg

Keep things easy and breezy this spring with a pair of wide-leg pants in a vibrant hue! Add a pair of sleek ankle strap heels to balance out your silhouette and you’ll be set to soak up some sunshine in style!
Colorful pants being worn by woman.

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April 9th, 2019 by Jennifer Beile 5 Swimsuit Trends You’ll Be Seeing Everywhere This Season

Now that spring is in full swing, it’s time to daydream about vacations and summer getaways! Warm weather and sunshine naturally have me thinking of pool parties, beach trips, and tropical locations. Whether you are staying local this season or already have your summer travel itinerary planned out, a swimsuit is inevitably an essential piece for surviving scorching temperatures. I’ve rounded up 5 of the hottest swimsuit trends that will make a splash this season while making you feel your best!

Belted Detail

The retro belted detail on both one and two pieces adds a playful and flattering element to your suit.
Woman wearing belted swimsuit.

High Cut Leg

Show off those gams with a higher cut bottom that give the illusion of longer legs!
Blogger wearing an orange swimsuit with a high leg cut.

High-Waisted Two Piece

This classic style is flattering on every body type and adds a bit more coverage for those who want to be more modest without wearing a one piece.
Blogger wearing a patterned two piece swim set.

Animal Print

We just can’t quit you, animal print! It’s made its way into every style this season, including swimwear.
Blogger wearing a two piece animal print swimsuit.

Transitional Swimwear

Packing light or need to transition from the beach to dinner in a rush? Look for sleeve details, ruffles, and more coverage up top for suits that are ideal for pairing with skirts and pants post-beach or pool.
Blogger wearing a swim suit set that can also be worn as clothing.

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Monday, April 8th 2019 by Samantha Furno 5 Ways to Incorporate Color into Your Spring Wardrobe

With a new season finally upon us, it is time to break out some color in your wardrobe! Winter wardrobes are notorious for being a bit more neutral and monochromatic in style, but it’s time to switch things up a bit, as spring wardrobes couldn’t be more opposite!  As we make the transition from cold to warm, one of the simplest and most stylish ways to breathe new life into a fresh season’s wardrobe is by adding some pops of color!

If you’re ready to brighten up your style and add some cheery vibes to your outfits, then this post will be perfect for you! I’ve put together five easy ways to expand your color palette and make any outfit pop, just in time for soaking up that sunshine!

Have Some Fun Accessorizing!

If you’re a bit weary of wearing brighter colors, then why not try adding a bolder hue to your accessory collection?! Stick to your favorite neutrals when it comes to your outfit and make a statement with a brightly-hued handbag instead!

Bright color accessories with a dark outfit

Play with Prints

Prints are the perfect way to make any outfit pop! With so many fun prints out there, go ahead and give a charming floral pattern a shot, as these types of prints tend to incorporate multiple spring hues!

Man wearing patterned top.

Contrasting Footwear

Like accessorizing, adding a pop of color to your spring looks from the ground up with a fresh pair of eye-catching kicks, is a fantastic way to brighten up your spring wardrobe in an instant. You can even opt to wear full color, like Monroe did here, for the ultimate fashion-forward fit!

 

Woman wearing all brightly colored pieces.

Layering 101

It’s time to retire your warm winter coat and opt to layer your outfits with something a bit bolder! Keep your look fun and fresh by wearing your favorite tee and denim beneath a candy-colored, structured blazer for a striking and head-turning look!

Woman wearing brightly colored jacket and slides.

Switch up your Denim

Colored denim is always easier to find in the spring and summer season, so if you’re a denim fan like me, try pushing your style boundaries a bit this season by adding a fresh hue to your typical blue line-up!

Woman wearing pink denim pants.

No matter how you add color to your wardrobe this season, remember to have fun with it! Fashion is all about experimentation, so don’t be afraid to be a bit bold!