Blog: Crossroads Style

July 10th, 2018 by Jennifer Beile Summer Style Guide: Matching Sets

Matching sets are trending this summer and for good reason: they’re easy to wear and eliminate the stress of putting an outfit together. They’re as easy as a dress or a jumpsuit but even more versatile—pieces come in pants, shorts, skirts, crop tops and more! And as a bonus, you can always mix and match separates with other pieces in your wardrobe.

Take a look at some of my favorite ways to style a matching set this summer!

 

Go Gingham
Find a matching set in summer’s hottest print: gingham!

 

For The Office
A short and blazer set is perfect for summer dressing at a casual office!

 

Wedding Wear
No more stressing what to wear to your summer wedding invites; I love the ease of a matching set, especially one that is this flowy!  Add some heels and you are wedding-ready!

 

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Date Night
A breezy, printed set is perfect for any summer date night location!

 

Vacation Mode
Go for bold colors and fun details—like this tie-front crop top—when looking for the perfect outfit for your summer getaways!

 

White Hot Summer
A white linen set will help get you through these record-breaking summer temperatures!

 

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July 3rd, 2018 by Jennifer Beile Round Up: 5 Alternatives to Summer Shorts

We can all agree that part of the official uniform for summer is a great pair of shorts. Classic styles like denim cut-offs and high-waist linen shorts were made for hot summer days.

But if you’re looking for something new, hot summer weather can be tricky. Whether you’re feeling shorts-averse or they’re still a wardrobe staple, check out our round-up of hot weather outfit alternatives to inspire your style this season.

 

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Breezy Jumpsuits
Jumpsuits are one of my year-round favorites, and a lightweight jumpsuit is the perfect simple summer one-piece!

 

Wide-Leg Linen Pants
Wide-leg linen pants are so versatile and can be worn to run errands or grab drinks with the girls!

 

Flowy Midi Dresses
I love a good mini dress, but midi dresses have my heart this summer!

 

Denim Skirts
Denim skirts are definitely replacing denim shorts as the summer uniform staple this year!

 

High-Waist Trousers
High-waist trousers have been my alternative to jeans this summer.  They are comfortable and breathable, yet still stylish enough for me to feel great about my outfit.

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June 26th, 2018 by Jennifer Beile Summer Style Guide: Denim Skirts for 2018

Denim is versatile and timeless, making it a mainstay in nearly everyone’s wardrobe. With summer in full swing, you’re likely already living in your favorite denim cut-offs… but maybe you’re thinking of updating your hot weather uniform.  Within the last year, denim skirts have quietly made their way back into the mix of modern trends. From mini to midi, body-hugging to A-line, and with embroidered or a raw hem details, denim skirts come in shapes for all sizes, and in styles for everyone!

Whether you like to keep it simple and casual or you pair your denim skirt with an unexpected top and statement shoes, you’re sure to find a style that you’ll fall for in my round-up below!

 

A raw hem and matching belt add character to Laurie’s white denim mini.

 

Happily Grey’s Mary updates a classic double denim look with a two-tone, asymmetrical, raw hem denim skirt.

 

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Conservative enough for work and cute enough for happy hour, a denim midi is the perfect addition to your summer wardrobe!

 

Grasie combines two of summer’s hottest trends: a denim mini and a tropical print top!

 

Tumi has the perfect summer uniform: denim mini, graphic tee, and strappy sandals!

 

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Alexandra’s raw and uneven hemline adds edge to an otherwise simple summer outfit.

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June 20th, 2018 by Mary Elizabeth OOTD: “Glam Tomboy” in a Tommy Girl Skirt

Hey guys, Mary Elizabeth here sharing yet another favorite Crossroads find and how I style it.

It seems I have a thing for skirts.  I basically have a thing for anything that’s slightly dressy, super comfy, and can read both glam and tomboy. This pleated goodie checks all the boxes!  Plus, the stripe print is quite the showstopper. I paired this Tommy Hilfiger red skirt with a sparkly mid-heel, a basic tank, a vintage Levi’s jacket, and a sporty blue hat to pull it all together. I prefer my athleisure just a little bit fancy.

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June 19th, 2018 by Jennifer Beile Four Must-Have Plastic Accessories for Summer

One of the most unexpected trends has now become one of the most popular for the summer season. Plastic (yes the synthetic material that your tupperwear is made out of) is having a fashion moment, and we’re seeing it from the runway to retail stores. Of course, everything in moderation; wearing a clear, plastic dress is not as appropriate in everyday life as it is on the runway. The best way to wear this trend? Find accessories with plastic details to pair with your outfits! From bags to shoes to jewelry, plastic is more wearable than you could have imagined! Here are four plastic accessories that are a must-have this summer.

 


A clear, plastic bag as a purse will not only motivate you to keep your purse clean, but also add an edgy upgrade to your outfit.

 


No more agonizing over which shoes to wear with your outfit, virtually invisible plastic shoes will match your entire wardrobe!

 

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Tie your outfit together with a transformative, clear belt.

 

 


Prepare for those summer rainstorms and make any outfit rain proof with a plastic raincoat!

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