Blog: Crossroads Style

September 11, 2018 by Jennifer Beile Round-Up: How to Wear the Western Trend

The Western trend is nothing new. It’s been meandering in the fashion industry the last several years, but it’s become apparent from recent runway shows that we are in a full-blown ’80s Western trend revival.

I feel your hesitation. I echo your hesitation. I’m all for having fun getting dressed, but going full on Little House on the Prairie has just never been on my style wishlist. It wasn’t until I noticed I was falling for the details of Western wear that I realized there are ways to subtly wear these styles—and that I already have quite a few pieces in my wardrobe that work.

Trends aren’t necessarily meant to be taken literally and worn as they are on the runway. They can inspire and influence a style that you may not have otherwise given a chance.  If you’re a bit hesitant to try the Western trend, read on for five easy ways to subtly incorporate it into your wardrobe.

 

1. Accessorize

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Accessories are great way to test the waters of a new trend. Give a touch of Western flare to a neutral outfit with silver buckles, saddle bags, turquoise accents, or a horn necklace like the one Lucy is wearing.

 

2. On Your Feet

Perhaps one of the most obvious ways to try this trend is to rock a pair of cowboy-inspired boots. Go bold with fringe or buckles or understated with subtle stitch detailing. Fall is the perfect time to show off a pair of statement boots in a midi/maxi dress or cropped denim.

 

3. Maxi Shirt Dress

Speaking of dresses, midi and maxi dresses have been trending all year, so I know you have one in your closet. Cinch your dress with a silver buckle belt at the waist, add your favorite booties, and you’ll add a subtle Western vibe to your fall uniform.

 

4. Top It Off

You’ll nary see a cowboy without his hat! For the chicest way to finish your fall outfit with a Western twist, look for a hat with a wide brim and high crown. Bonus points for embroidery or belt detail!

 

5. All in The Details

Fringe, ruffles, and suede are characteristic of Western wear, and they can look thoroughly chic when suitably styled.

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September 5th, 2018 by Melanie Sutrathada 6 Ways to Wear Cargo Pants

This season, swap out your track pants and wear cargo pants instead. With this utilitarian piece, you can never go wrong with neutral-colored clothing. Throw on a black, white or nude-colored top and you’re good to go!

But if you’re looking to get bonus fashionista points, look no further. Below, we share six looks for styling your cargo pants!

 

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For those of you who have been indulging in co-ord outfits, dip into the trend with a cargo set!

 

Keep the athleisure vibes going strong by styling your camo cargo pants with a sports bra or bralette.

 

When it comes to styling colorful pieces with your cargo pants, opt for muted colors like navy or forest green.

 

For a more relaxed look during fall, throw on a chunky sweater over a pair of cargo pants.

 

Cargo pants aren’t just for daytime! Wear them with a statement-making crop top for a fashion-forward going-out look.

 

Step out of your comfort zone with an all-over cargo piece like this overall.

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August 27th, 2018 by Jennifer Beile Unexpected Trend Alert: Tie Dye

The newest unexpected trend that has popped up on my radar is tie dye. Gone are the days when tie dye was only reserved for camp t-shirts, funky music festivals and elementary school art projects. Like all unexpected styles that catch new trend waves, tie dye has been elevated with modern accents, making it not only wearable but crave-worthy. Did you ever think that you would crave tie dye in your wardrobe? If not, you will after seeing how to do tie dye for 2018 and beyond.

Take a look at some of the best ways to wear the updated tie dye trend:

 

Elevated Fabric
For an elevated look, find tie dye pieces in luxe fabrics, like this silky midi dress.
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Print Mixing Tie Dye
If Anna Wintour wears tie dye, we wear tie dye.

 

Subtlety is Key
Want to try the tie dye trend without looking like you spilled paint all over your shirt? Look for the pattern in lighter colors and layer under a jacket for fall.

 

Dip Dye
A chic form of tie dye, a dip dye faded color dress will be a playful addition to your wardrobe.
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Funk Up Your Athleisure
Get your toes wet with the bold color and print trend and ease into it by updating your athleisure attire first.

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August 13th, 2018 by Melanie Sutrathada 6 Ways to Rock Leopard Print This Season

Leopard print pieces never go out of style. Yep, you heard that right! Leopard print is both edgy and flirty, makes a comeback season after season, and there’s no shortage of ways to style it. Below, we’ve rounded up 6 leopard print outfits you can try for yourself ASAP!

 

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If you’re looking for a statement piece that will elevate any outfit, go for a leopard print coat or cardigan! Toss it over a white tee and some blue jeans—you’ll be good to go in no time at all.

 

Not ready to wear head-to-toe leopard? Reach for a printed clutch instead.

 

Follow Caitlin’s lead and wear a leopard wrap skirt with black accent pieces.

 

We already know that neutral colors work well with leopard, but when was the last time you stepped out of your comfort zone and paired it with a pop of color? Try styling it with forest green, mustard yellow, or red for starters!

 

Yes, it’s true: leopard print boots will dress up even the most casual of looks!

 

Keep your outfit simple and effortless with a breezy leopard print dress. It’s hard to go wrong with this choice.

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August 7th, 2018 by Jennifer Beile 5 Fall Fashion Trends to Get a Head Start On

It’s barely August, yet here we are, already talking about the upcoming fall season. I live for fall—the weather, the sweaters, the colors of the leaves… And though I’m definitely loving my summer, I can’t deny my excitement for this year’s upcoming fall fashion trends!

Fashion moves faster than the seasons. Stores are already carrying their fall lines, so it’s time to get a head start on building your wardrobe!

 

Animal Print

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This former statement print is becoming a basic essential. It’s a must-have for your fall wardrobe!

 

Florals

Florals will always be the perfect go-to when looking for a classic print.

 

Cowboy Chic

Boots, belts, and fringe—the western trend is hot for fall this year!

 

The ’80s

We continue our love affair with the ’80s trend this year. Think bold colors, exaggerated silhouettes, and loud prints!

 

Flares / Wide Leg Bottoms

Let your legs breath and make a statement with some flared or wide leg bottoms.

 

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