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 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 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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