Blog: Crossroads Style

May 15th, 2017 by Melanie Sutrathada Six Sheer Outfits to Try this Summer

The beauty of sheer pieces can instantly elevate a casual and minimalist outfit. They’re the perfect way to show a little skin or accentuate certain parts of your body. However, it’s not always intuitive knowing where you should begin when styling sheer pieces.

With the help of some of our favorite fashion bloggers, you’ll be slaying in sheer outfits in no time! Here are some of our favorite tips and tricks:

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A full-length sheer number over a little black dress has everything you need to feel festival-ready this summer.

 

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If you’re leaning towards a more daring style and want to show some skin, slip on a sheer piece over a black bra, blue jeans, and heels. Add extra style points by choosing a piece with embroidered prints.

 

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A blouse with sheer sleeves is an easier way to pull off the trend this summer without showing too much skin.

 

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Style a midi skirt with sheer insets for the perfect brunch outfit.

 

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One of our favorite ways to wear sheer is by mixing pieces that that have different textures and designs. Aimee Song of Song of Style wears a top with teal lace and sheer dotted sleeves combined with a nude and black bodycon skirt.

 

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When June gloom is in full swing, style a sheer button-up underneath denim overalls for an ultra chic look.

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May 9th, 2017 by Jennifer Beile Round-Up: Unexpected Trends of 2017

Trends come and go in waves; some are modernized, revamped, and welcomed back with open arms, while others take some time to be accepted and embraced. Lately, I’ve seen some surprising statement trends slowly making their way back into stores and editorials—and they have me scratching my head a bit. Not one to judge, I am diving in and rounding up a few of the latest unexpected trends to share with our Crossroads readers.

 

Scrunchies:

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You read that right—the hair tie of your childhood has snuck into your adult life, and you’ll more than likely be seeing it in stores again. If you’re tempted to grab a few out of nostalgia, you won’t be the first or the last. To easily incorporate it into your modern wardrobe, keep it in the same color family as your outfit’s, or wear a neutral color like white on your wrist as a fun accessory.

 

Denim Maxi Skirts:

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The bane of my existence growing up in the ’80s and ’90s: the denim maxi skirt. We saw the return of denim mini and midi skirts this past year, so it was only inevitable that we would be seeing the maxi come back as well. I will admit that I was not a fan of its original run, but today’s cuts have been updated, and I can’t say that I’m mad about it. Details like frayed edges, layers, and high slits have really revamped the denim maxi.

 

Dresses Over Pants:

Dress Over Pants

I rocked this look in high school and after seeing photos of myself years later, I was so happy that this was not a trend anymore… until now. This early 2000s look typically consists of a mini dress—usually with embellishments like ruffled layers—worn over low-rise flared denim. Today’s modern take on a dress-and-pants combo is a big improvement. Try a button-down maxi dress fastened a quarter of the way over high-waisted distressed denim, or a sheer dress with high slits over a slim pant.

 

Furry Shoes:

Fur Shoes

I’ve been surprised to see shoes with fur accents taking over as much as they have. I didn’t think they were a practical shoe choice for the everyday women, but this is one surprising trend that I am definitely loving. Who says your shoe choice needs to be practical, anyway? Fur-accented mules, loafers, and heels add a bit of excitement and fun to your outfit.

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August 2nd, 2016 by Jennifer Beile Round Up: How to Wear the Newest Summer Trends

Confession: I am a trend lover and follower. I’m not a sheep that will wear anything just because it’s popular, but I love following trends and trying out the fun ones, even if they may not seem the most practical for everyday style. That’s why I love thrifting and (don’t judge me) fast-fashion stores. I’m able to find items that work with new trends without draining my bank account for something I’ll potentially only wear for a season.

So, I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite new summer trends that may be a bit harder to pull off, along with a few tips on how to make them more everyday-appropriate!

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The Slip Dress

I am loving this trend on models and street style stars, but I find it hard to not feel like I’m wearing my nightie out. Try dressing down your slip dress by layering it over a t-shirt, throwing in a casual light jacket, wearing a longer length, or wearing flats.

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The Bodysuit

I loved the look from day one, but how do you wear a bodysuit without feeling too confined—or feeling like a baby in a onesie all day? The fit is key. Try one on with bottoms on over the top and take your time wearing it, making sure you’re comfortable. Bodysuits are super simple, versatile pieces. I love pairing them with anything high waist and not having to worry about my tuck all day!

Ruffles

Ruffles

Ruffles are for little girls, right? Wrong! Ruffles are playful and can be subtly sexy when you find the right piece. Start small and if you feeling adventurous, go big on the sleeves of your top or on the hem of your skirt!

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Statement Sleeves

Statement sleeves can absolutely be practical for everyday style. The key is keeping the rest of your outfit simple. Let the sleeves be the star!

Which summer trends will you try this season?

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July 26th, 2016 by Jennifer Beile Blogger Looks to Inspire Your Summer Style

When I need style inspiration, I turn to my favorite blogger babes. I love seeing real people celebrate fashion and share their personal style; it is so much more inspiring to me than seeing style carefully crafted by professional stylists! I have been so impressed with all of the lovely ladies I follow lately, so I’ve rounded up some of my favorite blogger looks to share with you and inspire your mid-summer style.

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Olivia’s brightly striped off-the-shoulder blouse and relaxed denim are perfect for any summer day.

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Mary has perfected the “from work to dinner and drinks” outfit.

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Paulien of Polienne takes the slip dress trend one step further and layers it over a white tee for a ’90s dream look.

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Erin keeps it cool and casual in her denim jumpsuit.

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Kennedy is sporting the perfect one-piece to get you through those hot summer evenings.

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Sara masters the boho look with her breezy lace dress and suede mini-bag!

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Dylana expertly dresses down this dreamy crop top by pairing it with denim jeans.

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Krystal is dreamy and chic in this perfect white maxi that can be dressed up or down.

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July 8th, 2016 by Samantha Weaver New In: Bohemian Dresses and Matching Sets

We’re big fans of easy dressing at Crossroads, which is why we can’t seem to keep ourselves from shopping this summer’s hottest trend: boho chic. Incorporating the bohemian trend into your wardrobe is super simple—in fact, it can be accomplished with just one trip to your nearest Crossroads store this week!

Here are some guidelines to choosing boho pieces that are updated and chic.

1. Keep the silhouette simple

Reach for maxi dresses and skirts because they elongate your figure.

2. Don’t mix prints

When sporting bold prints, go for either an all-over print or a matching set.

3. Be selective with your accessories

Some would say the more the merrier, but we’re recommending that you highlight one piece and keep the rest of your accessories minimal. Whether you want to feature a nice leather bag or a statement necklace, keep the accessory count to 1-3 pieces, or you’ll find yourself in a festival style nightmare.

Border Print Side Tie Top ($27.50)
Border Print Maxi Skirt with Side Tie ($35)
Tiger Eye Antique Pendant ($22.50)

Off the Shoulder Stripe Dress ($35)
Flowers in a Bottle Necklace ($15)

Tie Front Floral Blouse ($26.50)
Tiered Floral Midi Skirt ($35)
Crystal Ball Necklace ($12.50)

Mirror Print Handkerchief Hem Dress ($38.50)
Bird Whistle Necklace ($20)

For more inspiration, find out how to create boho-chic hairstyles here and how to pick the right accessories here!

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