Blog: Crossroads Style

February 21st, 2017 by Jennifer Beile 5 Essential Pieces for Effortless Cool-Girl Style

You know the girls—the ones that throw on the first t-shirt they see before running out the door, yet somehow still look great? The girls who have perfected the effortless look that we covet but have a little trouble recreating ourselves?

The secret is to keep it simple and build your style around your favorite wardrobe staples. If you’re wondering where to start, below are my five essential pieces to add to your wardrobe for perfect “cool-girl” style.


The White Tee

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How many times have you stared into a full closet and thought “I have nothing to wear”? Easy to wear and to style, a comfy white tee is the perfect solution to that wardrobe dilemma.


The Leather Jacket

Leather Jacket

The ultimate cool-girl staple, a leather jacket looks good thrown over everything from a tee to a dress.


The Ankle Boot

Ankle Booties

Ankle boots are my go-to shoe, and for good reason! They will instantly up your cool factor and pair effortlessly with any type of outfit.


Tailored Pants

Tailored Pants

Whether they’re skinny or relaxed, you’ll look and feel great when your pants fit like they were made for you. This is one piece of clothing you shouldn’t be afraid to invest your money in!


A Signature Accessory

Statement Accessory

Not everything you wear has to be basic! Adding a subtle or statement accessory—like a scarf, hat, or bag—will help you stand out and is a great way to show off your personal style.

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December 22nd, 2015 by Jennifer Beile Round Up: Holiday Season Inspiration

Let’s be honest; the holiday season can get stressful. Juggling gift shopping, baking and cooking, and visiting loved ones near and far can take its toll on you. Something you shouldn’t have to stress about? What to wear to each gathering and party.

It’s as important to dress festive as it is dress comfortably, so you can enjoy all your holiday company with pieces you’ll want to wear again. From the casual and comfortable to the elegant and timeless—not withholding sparkles of course—I’ve rounded up a series of makeup and style looks to guide you through the rest of the holiday season.

Holiday Makeup InspirationHoliday SeasonFrom light and natural to playful and romantic, these looks will inspire you for any type of party you will be attending.

Holiday Outfit InspirationHoliday SeasonDoes your party have more of a casual chic or dramatic elegance dress code? We’ve got you covered either way and everywhere in between with this style guide. Get through the rest of this holiday season with flare!

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October 19th, 2015 by Melanie Sutrathada 15 Style Lessons To Learn By 25

No matter how old you are, there is always something new to be learned about fashion and style (Baddie Winkle, anyone?).  But the 15 style lessons below are the ones you’ll want to learn as early as you can:

1. It’s all about the fit. Wear clothes that fit you right now and not where you’ve been or where you want to be.

2. Speaking of fit, find a good tailor. Don’t be afraid to raise hemlines and nip a great piece in; your clothes will look and feel better.

3. A white button-down is a must. End of story.

4. Never underestimate the power of accessories. 

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5. You don’t have to sacrifice comfort for style. A pair of chic flats often beats towering stilettos and a painful grimace.

6. There’s a reason certain pieces are called classics. Invest in these pieces and splurge – they’ll last you a lifetime.

7. When in doubt, wear black. It’s no-fail and figure-flattering.

8. Play with patterns and prints.  Polka dots and stripes will always be a “do”.

9. Pay attention to details. Cuff your jeans or layer a few necklaces. It’s the little things that take your outfit and style to the next level.

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10. Try out the seasonal trends if they really speak to you. Fashion is supposed to be fun!

11. Think in multiples. If you love a piece and it fits well, buy it in every color. You won’t regret it.

12. There are no real rules. Go ahead and wear horizontal stripes, white after Labor Day, and whatever else feels right.

13. Stand out in a crowd with fun pops of color. 

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14. A leather jacket is everything. Throw it over a lace dress, a t-shirt and jeans and pretty much everything else in your closet.

15. Confidence really is the best accessory. 

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September 7th, 2015 by Melanie Sutrathada How to Style: Flared Denim

Introduce a new silhouette to your denim drawer by embracing a pair of wide-leg jeans. This ultra-flattering style is one of the season’s biggest trends and has many of our favorite fashion girls going down a ’70s route.

Here are five looks that will have you rethinking your skinny jeans this fall:

Flared DenimTuck a loose blouse into a faded pair of flares for a relaxed model-off-duty look. 

Flared DenimKeep the summer fun going strong by pairing flared denim with an off-the-shoulder top that shows off sun-kissed skin.

Flared DenimCall it a day with a high-waisted pair of flares and an easy striped t-shirt.

Flared DenimGo ’70s with flared denim, a boho blouse, and fun, chunky sandals for added height. 

Flared DenimMake a statement with flared denim overalls and loose waves.

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July 20, 2015 by Melanie Sutrathada How to Style: Straw Hats

Whether you’re heading to the derby or a trip to the beach, a straw hat is exactly what you need. They’re the perfect summer accessory for almost any outfit!  Here are some of our favorite ways to style straw hats this season:

A straw hat is the perfect finishing touch to an oversized shirt.

P1 - Not Dressed As Lamb

Use a straw hat to balance out a bright, beaded top and keep you shaded from the summer sun. 

P2 - Sydne Style

Spending a day at the derby? A straw hat is exactly what you need to finish off your ensemble.

P3 - Le 21 Eme

Throw a straw hat on with chambray and tailored, striped pants. 

P4 - Polishing Colors

Take a fitted floral dress and pair it with a straw hat for the ultimate in summer vibes.

P5 - Noelle's Favorite Things

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