Blog: Crossroads Style

July 10th, 2019 by Melanie Sutrathada 5 Dresses to Wear to a Summer Wedding

If there’s anything we’re most excited for this summer, it’s all of the wedding festivities that are about to start. When it comes to celebrating the lovely couple, it never hurts to put a little extra thought into what you’re going to wear for their big day. To get you started on narrowing down your outfit choices, we’ve put together this handy guide. Scroll on to navigate different dresses you can wear to a summer wedding below.

Sundress

This gingham sundress is a clear winner when it comes to summer wedding dresses because it’s flattering on all body types. Bring a light cardigan for when the temperatures drop at night.
Woman wearing light blue dress as summer wedding option.

Off the Shoulder

Who could resist an off-the-shoulder dress during wedding season? We’re loving how the slit gives you a lot of wiggle room to dance the night away.
Woman in off-the-shouler dress outside as summer wedding idea.

Cut-Out

This striking cut-out dress will have heads turning all night long.
Woman wearing dress with cut-out details and straw purse.

Lace

Anyone else a firm believer that you can never be too dressed up? If you feel the same, try a classy chiffon dress with lace details like this one.
Woman wearing a nude dress with lace detailing outside of a building

Florals

Never underestimate the power of a pretty floral dress at a wedding. Just look at the shoulder ties and ruffled hem on Jen’s dress! Style points to you if you find a cute dress with just as dainty details.
Woman wearing floral dress as summer wedding option.

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July 9th, 2019 by Jennifer Beile How to Incorporate Swimwear into Everyday Summer Outfits

As we have swiftly reached the middle of the summer season, I’ve noticed that I’ve practically ended up living in my swimwear during the weekends. A swimsuit can essentially be used as an even trade for a bodysuit, crop, or tank top in just about any summer outfit. Save time and extend your precious summer moments by making your swimsuit the star of your outfit. I’ve rounded up some of my favorite ways to incorporate swimwear into everyday summer outfits to take you from the beach to brunch and the pool to dinner!

Double Duty for Your Bikini Top

Pair your two-piece top with a high waist midi skirt for a pool to date night ready look.
Woman wearing a swimwear top outside.

Trade Your Bodysuit for a Swimsuit

A one-piece swimsuit is essentially a bodysuit, so why not simply throw your favorite bottoms over your one-piece after you’ve dried off and ready to move on to the next spot? A suit with feminine details, like scalloped edges or ruffle sleeves will add some fun interest to your look.
Woman wearing swimwear ruffled top with denim shorts.

A Bandeau for a Bandeau

Give your typical bandeau a break and trade it for your swim bandeau top under a sheer top or as a crop to save time going from sunbathing to dinner and drinks.
Woman in a garden wearing a swimwear bandeau.

Sheer Action

Remember that naked dress trend from last season? Throw it on over your one-piece for an acceptable way to wear that hard to style trend out in public.
Woman wearing a white sheer maxi gown over a bathing suit.

From Day to Night

Throw on a pair of jeans and accessorize with jewelry and a belt and your simple bathing suit has officially gone from day to night!
Woman wearing multi-colored swimming top and trousers.

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July 8th, 2019 by Samantha Furno Summer Crush: 5 Ways to Wear Orange

Vibrant hues are a great way to liven up any summer outfit and one of this season’s hottest colors is, without a doubt, orange. This bold hue is currently making its mark on summer fashion, and we are loving it! Like summer’s other citrusy hues, orange comes in an array of shades making it an incredibly fun and easy color to wear! From muted, earth-toned terracotta to bold and vibrant neons, there is a shade of orange that will work for anyone this summer! Here are some eye-catching summer outfits in this lively shade that have caught our eyes!

Bright & Sporty

Make any outfit pop by adding neon  to the mix! Incorporating this neon shade into your workout attire will make it easy to break a sweat in style!
Woman wearing two piece orange and blue set.

Twist of Orange

This summer outfit is both classic in style and right on trend. Bright shades of orange will complement neutral colors, such as navy and white effortlessly!
Man wearing orange striped short with shorts.

The Perfect Match

Show your appreciation for the color orange this summer, by opting to wear it from head to toe! This trendy fit is giving off some serious summer vacation vibes!
Woman in two piece full orange outfit.

Edgy yet Tailored

Make a statement this season, by wearing vivid  trousers in place of your trusty blue jeans! The contrast between these bold bottoms and this edgy rocker tee, make for an instantly fashion-forward look!
Woman wearing pants and short sleeve shirt.

Hi-Contrast

This look is fierce and bold! If you’re looking to make a statement this summer, wear something orange with a contrasting bold hue, such as Kelly green!
Woman wearing shirt underneath a dress in front of a store.

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June 25th, 2019 by Jennifer Beile How to Use Accessories to Transform a Basic Summer Outfit

Basics are a large part of my wardrobe and on any given day, I am most likely wearing a simple tee and jeans. The summer weather only exacerbates my tendency to live in basics, especially living in California where the temperatures are quite often in the ‘90s causing me to dread getting dressed. The best part about basics is that it is so easy to use simple accessories to jazz up your outfit if you wish. Basic does not have to mean drab or boring and a few simple touches can transform the vibe of an outfit.

Belt It Up

A belt can break up the monotony of a monochrome outfit and add interest to a simple outfit of a tee and jeans.
Woman using belt for summer accessories.

Hair Accessories

Practical and stylish, adding a hair accessory can jazz up a simple outfit.
Woman wearing hair accessories like a bandana with white dress.

Say it With Jewelry

From statement jewelry to layered dainty pieces, freshening up an outfit with various jewelry pieces can take an outfit from drab to fab.
Woman using jewelry as an accent for a basic outfit.

Focus on Shoes

Shoes can make or break an outfit. Choose a pair of bold shoes to take your basic outfit from drab to fab.
Woman wearing statement slides to make outfit pop.

Choose a Bold Bag

Let your bag do the talking for you and choose one with a vibrant pop of color or a bold print to pair with you tee this season.
Woman adding bag and other accesories for a white blazer and denim outfit.

Vibrant Beauty Details

One of the most fun ways to add color and extra pizazz to a basic outfit is with your makeup or nail color. There are so many beauty tutorial channels on YouTube that teach you how to wear vibrant colors and I am loving these bold looks for summer!
Woman using makeup as a beauty accessory,

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June 18th, 2019 by Jennifer Beile 7 Style Tips for Surviving the Summer Heat

We love summer! It brings us vacations, lots of backyard BBQs, concert season, beach and pool weekends, and longer days. But, it also comes with some seriously brutal heat. The temperatures are rising and the last thing I want to do is get dressed. Extreme heat already tends to make me feel bloated, frizzy, and sweaty and adding a layer of fabric against my skin never sounds appealing. Luckily, there are certain ways to get dressed to ensure that we are keeping as cool as possible.
Read on below to see 7 styling tips for surviving the summer heat!

Go for Natural Fabrics

Fabrics made of natural fibers, like cotton and linen, are more breathable and lightweight than synthetic fibers, like polyester.
Blogger wearing natural fabrics to reduce heat.

Lighter Colors Absorb Less Heat

Stick to lighter colored clothing pieces as they absorb less heat, actually reflecting heat, so keeping you just a bit cooler in the brutal summer temperatures.
Woman wearing light-colored dress to absorb less heat.

Steer Clear of Denim

Yes, that even means itsy-bitsy, teeny-weenie denim cut-offs. Denim traps the heat against your body. Go for linen or cotton bottoms.
Woman wearing a two-piece beige set with white lace purse.

Give Yourself Some Wiggle Room

Plan outfits around looser silhouettes. The less fabric against your body, the better air can circulate and the cooler you will stay.
Woman wearing looser-fitting pants so that heat isn't trapped.

Sturdy, Flat Shoes Should Be Your Go To

Lightweight, sweat-wicking and flat strappy sandals will keep your feet dry and sweat free. This may be the reason that dad sandals are trending currently!
Close-up photo of black open-toe sandals.

Top off Your Outfit

Protect your scalp and face from UV rays. A lightweight, straw hat with ventilation is best for the hottest days of the summer.
Blogger wearing patterned off-the-shoulder blouse.

Keep Accessories Minimal

The less weighing you down – bags, jewelry, and chunky shoes included – the less heat against your skin.
Woman dressed in summer outfit with minimal accessories except for a bag.

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