Blog: Crossroads Style

July 18th, 2017 by Jennifer Beile 8 Sheer Outfits for Summer

The sheer trend isn’t new. It’s been around for years, but as we’re in the midst of one of the hottest summers in years, sheer pieces are in the spotlight now more than ever. From minor detailing to more daring looks with fully sheer tops and dresses, take a look at some of the ways our favorite fashion girls are styling sheer pieces to create modern, trendy looks.

 

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Chloe Miles, Chloe Helen Miles
A  lacy, sheer top juxtaposed with denim creates the perfect pairing.

 

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Grasie Mercedes, Style Me Grasie
Two trends in one, Grasie wows with a sheer floral applique top paired with denim and sneakers.

 

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Brittany Xavier, Thrifts and Threads
Do date night right with a romantic, sheer blouse like Brittany’s.

 

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Taylor Gardner, Dallas Style Blog
I never knew how to style all the sheer dresses I’ve found and fallen in love with. Thanks to blogger and street style inspiration, I am living for a sheer dress styled over denim jeans or, more daringly, high-waist briefs.

 

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Viktoria Dahlberg, @victoria.dahlberg
For a dramatic nighttime look, try wearing a bodysuit or high-waist briefs under a sheer, lacy dress.

 

Ellena Galant

Ellena Galant, Galant Girl
These sheer culottes may just be the pants of my dreams!

 

Geri Hirsch

Geri Hirsch, Because I’m Addicted
Geri managed to find the perfect sheer skirt to remix all throughout summer. It can also be taken into the cooler months by pairing it with a sweater and boots, as she shows in this outfit.

 

Leandra Medine

Leandra Medine, Man Repeller
From the pool to dinner, Leandra’s sheer-dress-over-cutoffs outfit is perfect for an all day summer outing.

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July 18th, 2017 by Melanie Sutrathada 6 Outfits to Wear at the Beach

As the temperatures start to rise, it’s only natural to hit the beach for some vitamin D and relaxation. Whether you plan on reading by the water or going for a bike ride along the boardwalk, here are a few trendy cover-up options you can wear for any beach occasion.

Any of these outfits is summer-approved and fail-proof for the beach:

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Transition from beach day to bonfire with a lightweight sweater. A sweater worn over swimsuit bottoms—as done here—is the perfect look for cozying up next to a bonfire. 

 

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A pair of high-waisted shorts is a closet staple for summer. Want to show off your new bathing suit top? Switch out the usual crop top piece for a tankini or bralette bathing suit top. 

 

P3 - Little Blonde Book

Without a doubt, a pretty patterned dress is always a go-to option for the beach. They’re easy to take on and off if you need to tan or jump into the water (I’m always tempted to do the latter!).

 

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Nail perfect beach style by throwing on a romper over your bathing suit. The one-piece won’t take up much room in your bag, making it perfect for when you’re on-the-go.

 

P5 - The Dandy Liar

A two-piece separate outfit has everything you need to feel beach-time ready. Top off your outfit with a round handle or straw bag that can hold all of your beach essentials.  

 

P6 - The Viva Luxury

Take a style cue from Annabelle Fleur and wear a dress with a plunging neckline to show off a peek of your bathing suit without going overboard.

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July 11th, 2017 by Jennifer Beile 5 Winter Pieces to Wear in the Summer

I don’t know about you, but I can’t afford to have a wardrobe reserved for every season (which is yet another reason I love being able to save money shopping recycled fashion at Crossroads!). I mix and match almost my entire wardrobe throughout the year, save for heavier winter pieces.

Having a limited wardrobe shouldn’t restrict your outfit choices; it just requires a little creativity. Wearing winter pieces into the hot summer months can be a bit tricky, so I’ve rounded up a few very simple ways that will keep you cool and stylish.

 

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Button-Down Shirts

Button-down shirts are a classic staple throughout the year, but they can admittedly feel a bit heavy as temperatures rise. Simply rolling up the sleeves, investing in a short-sleeved button-down, tying the ends at your waist, or leaving a couple extra buttons undone will create a look that is both functionally and aesthetically cool.

 

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Scarves and Bandanas 

While you can get away with wearing a silky scarf or bandana around your neck on cooler summer days, if your temps are reaching the triple digits, they are better used to keep your hair off your neck.

 

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Booties

I wear booties all year round, but once the temperatures rise, I stay away from pairing them with denim or pants. Overheating is no way to enjoy the summer! Balance the femininity of your summer dresses with your winter booties.

 

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Lightweight Layering Pieces

Your lightweight long sleeves aren’t just for layering under sweaters during the winter; wear them under silky dresses and camisoles during the cooler summer months.

 

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Sweaters and Cardigans

I am a total ‘90s girl at heart; I’ve been tying shirts around my waist for two decades and don’t see an end in sight. Something about that added layer adds an instant “cool factor” to your outfit. Tie your lightweight sweaters and cardigans around your waist to cinch in a shapeless dress or top, or simply to add an accessory piece to your outfit.

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July 10th, 2017 by Melanie Sutrathada 6 Ways to Style a Button-up

Classy and timeless, button-ups are a closet staple in many women’s wardrobes, and they’re here to stay. Read on to learn how to effortlessly pull off wearing a button-up this summer!

Curate the perfect outfits with these style tips:

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Tuck your button-up top into a midi skirt for an easy look with balanced proportions.

 

Fashion blogger Andreea Birsan of Couture Zilla perfectly styled her button-up with a flowy slit dress. While the dress could easily turn heads on its own, the button-up gives this outfit an extra ounce of flair. 

 

P3 - Extra Petite

This blue and white striped corporate staple doesn’t have to be reserved for the office. Wear these banker stripes over black skinny jeans, toss on a small crossbody bag, and you’re good to go!

 

P4 - Gal Meets Glam

It’s amazing how knotting the front of a top can instantly change an outfit’s aesthetic. This outfit is perfect for wearing at the beach or lounging around a pool!

 

 P5 - Modern Legacy

Channel your inner fashionista with an oversized, loose-fitting top to achieve that nonchalant “I woke up like this” type of style.

 

P6 - Southern Curls and Pearls

This button-up is doing the most, and we’re not complaining one bit; shoulder cut-outs, ruffles and rolled-up sleeves are always a hit!

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July 5th, 2017 by Jennifer Beile Round Up: All-White Summer Looks

I typically gravitate towards darker, warmer colors, but the blazing heat of summer has me pulling together any all-white looks that I can. I am loving effortless, breezy fabric for this time of the year. Who has the patience for anything else during the summer? After scouring blogs and Pinterest for inspiration, it looks like I’m not alone in my current white obsession. Take a look at some of my favorite white hot summer looks below!

 

Economy of Style
Psyche is beating the St. Louis heat in style with a beautiful white maxi pleated dress. A maxi dress is essential for surviving the high temperatures of summer.
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Cali Vintage
Erin manages to look chic in 107 degree heat with her matching woven set.
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Wide Eyed Legless
The key to make a white dress interesting is attention to detail. The ruffle and stripe detail on Madelynn’s dress manages to catch eyes.
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Southern Styled
This boho dress is the perfect effortless dress to throw on during the summer to go from the farmers market to bruch!
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Trop Rouge
Christina gets through the summer temperatures of New York with a silky tank and white, structured shorts.
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Fashion Jackson
I am a huge fan of the effortless jumpsuit. From being dressed up to down, a jumpsuit can keep you sane during the heatwave.
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Nina Suess
Nina dresses down an otherwise structured jumpsuit with sneakers to create a casual balance, perfect for running around town in the heat.
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Lonestar Southern
A white blouse and denim is a classic combination that will take you from Memorial Day to Labor Day in style.
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