Blog: Crossroads Style

August 22nd by Melanie Sutrathada 6 Modern Corset Pieces You’ll Want to Wear

Gone are the days when corsets held a bad reputation in the fashion world. In 2018, and you can find corset pieces in a multitude of styles from t-shirts, lace-up dresses and belts. We have to admit, there’s something about corset pieces that have us feeling instantly more stylish when we wear them. Trust us, you’ll want to update your closet with a few corset pieces this season!

Keep scrolling to see which corsets made our roundup:

A Pair and a Spare makes styling a corset belt look like a piece of cake! Fashion tip: wear a corset belt over a loose shirt to accentuate your waistline.
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Nail the perfect going-out look with a sequined corset top.
 

If you’re looking for a corset piece that’s more subtle, opt for a corset shirt that ties in the front.
 

Aimee Song, of Song of Style, hits the fashion jackpot with this white corset dress. The lace-up details in the front gives it an extra bit of flair.
 

Worn under a jacket, as done here, this corset belt creates a layered look that isn’t too over-the-top.
 

Go for a cropped corset top that will turn heads all day long the next time you’re out and about.

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August 14th, 2018 by Jennifer Beile 3 Summer Trends to Take Into Fall

Summer may be coming to an end sooner than we want, but that doesn’t mean that your favorite fashion trends have to be stashed away in the back of your closet until next year. Fall is all about layering and transitional dressing, meaning it’s easier than ever to get the most out of your summer wardrobe.

Here are three summer trends you can take into the fall season, plus how to style them for the cooler weather!

 

1. Silky Slip Skirts and Dresses

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Top your silky slip with a chunky knit sweater and a great pair of boots, and you’ll have a new go-to outfit this fall!

 

2. Neon Colors

The weather may be a bit more dreary in the fall, but that doesn’t mean your wardrobe has to be. From sweaters to accessories and makeup, don’t be afraid to bring your favorite bright and bold neon colors into fall.

 

3. Breezy White Dresses

Breaking the rule of not wearing white after Labor Day has become almost expected—fall and winter whites are now a wardrobe staple! Layer up your favorite white summer dresses, or look for a white dress with full, exaggerated sleeves and finish it with a pair of your favorite sneakers or booties.

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August 6th, 2018 by Melanie Sutrathada 6 More Hot Weather Outfits to Beat the Summer Heat

Anyone else feel like this heat wave is going to last forever? We’re here to help you beat the heat. From breezy rompers to trendy wrap skirts, we’ve gathered together six outfits you’ll want to wear all summer long.

Here are a few heat-proof looks to try immediately:

 

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Nail the perfect summer look with a light romper. Stick to fabrics like linen and cotton that won’t leave you feeling constricted when you start to break a sweat.

 

Pair a floaty wrap skirt with a cami or tank top.

 

Committed to wearing all black for all four seasons? Pick up a black crop top and a pair of high-waisted shorts!

 

Keep your look sweet and simple: wear a pair of jean shorts and toss on an off-the-shoulder top. This look is versatile enough for you to wear while running errands or meeting your favorite gal pals for lunch.

 

It’s safe to say that a sundress is the ultimate heat-proof essential!

 

Ditch the jeans this summer and go for loose-fitting pants that won’t cling to your body. Pair these oversized pants with a cami top for extra style points.

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July 31st, 2018 by Jennifer Beile What to Wear During a Heatwave

We love summer! Who doesn’t love sunshine, beach days, weekend road trips, and barbeques? But with the good, comes the bad… and the unavoidable heatwaves. With temperatures in the ’90s and higher, the last thing you want to do is think about getting dressed.

So what do you wear when it’s just too hot outside? Take a look at some of my favorite summer outfits to get through the summer heat!

 

Stick to Basics
Look for tanks with color and texture to add interest to an outfit built from basics.

 

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Weekend Athleisure
On those days you’d rather not change out of your pajamas, go for the next best thing and stay comfy in a pair of trendy bike shorts and a breezy top.

 

Go Mini
Find some shade and off those legs in a short dress or skirt!

 

Say No to Denim
Ditch your heavy denim and wear breathable, breezy fabrics this hot summer season.

 

Crop It!
Dare to bare some skin to beat the heat!

 

Cool Colors
Hang up your favorite all-black outfits and break out your bright, light colors.

 

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July 17th, 2018 by Jennifer Beile 5 Ways to Style the Bike Short Trend

I’ll be honest… I cringe just a bit every time I see an outfit styled around the bike short trend. Growing up in the ’80s and ’90s, of course I wore neon spandex shorts when I was a kid, but I just cannot fathom wearing them as an adult. Maybe it’s the feeling of being just a bit too exposed in such a hugging fabric, or perhaps I’m shying away because they haven’t quite made their way back into mainstream fashion just yet.

The bike short trend had a resurgence on Fashion Week runways in the last year, and celebs like Kim Kardashian, the Hadid sisters, and Kendall Jenner have been rocking it since. Now, I’ve been noticing these shorts gaining popularity with some of my favorite street style stars and blogger babes. Are bike shorts actually making their way into mainstream fashion, or will they stay a celebrity and fashion “it girl” piece? If you’re keen on this daring runway trend, I’ve rounded up some of the top ways to style what may just become your next pair of go-to shorts!

 

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Under a Sheer Dress or Skirt
An obvious and practical way to hop on the bike short trend is to layer them under a sheer dress or skirt!

 

Update Your Athleisure Uniform
Swap out your typical leggings outfit for bike shorts to update your favorite athleisure outfit and beat the summer heat.

 

Top Them With a Blazer
How is it that a blazer can make any outfit look chic? Redefine business casual and throw a blazer over your bike shorts and a simple tee.

 

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Go-To Travel Uniform
If your goal is to be the epitome of style and comfort while you travel, try rocking a pair of bike shorts on your next flight or road trip.

 

Re-Purpose Your Mini As A Top
Try tucking your mini slip dress in on one side to create a completely new outfit!

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