Blog: Crossroads Style

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:

unexpected trends

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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March 14th, 2017 by Jennifer Beile 7 Looks to Inspire Your Spring Style

With Daylight Saving, rising temperatures, and the sun shining just a bit brighter each day, it’s clear that spring has arrived. That means it’s time to shed those layers and break out your warm weather clothes! Some trends I’m looking forward to seeing are statement sleeves, short heels and flats, full midi skirts, and lots and lots of vibrant colors. To help inspire your style this new season, I’ve rounded up some of my favorite blogger looks I’ve seen this week that epitomize spring style.

 

spring style

Grasie’s top and skirt set just screams “Spring is here!” I am in love with how the coral in the floral print matches her mini bag and lip color.

 

spring style

Andy’s outfit may be from last spring, but it is just as trendy and current today. Her crisp off-the-shoulder blouse with tie detail is the perfect statement to add to your wardrobe and remix throughout the season.

 

Spring Inspo 3

Krystal takes on a ladylike spring look in her midi skirt and slingbacks, two of the season’s biggest trends.

 

Spring Inspo 4

Talisa is casual-chic in her midi skirt and sneakers—two easy-to-wear pieces that may just become your spring uniform!

 

Spring Inspo 5

I am completely envious of Lisa’s wide leg, ruffled ankle pants. They are perfect for spring and can be remixed endlessly into summer!

 

Spring Inspo 6

A spring closet essential: an easy and effortless dress like Natalie‘s that you can throw on for all those spring brunches with your girlfriends!

 

Spring Inspo 7

Blair‘s spring dress is another that can easily be worn multiple ways; belt it, wear it as a vest, with heels or flats, or over jeans.

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March 7th, 2017 by Jennifer Beile Unexpected Trend Alert: 4 Ways to Wear Fishnets

’80s trends are coming back in a big way this year! The one we’re highlighting today is fishnet stockings, which are easier to incorporate into your everyday wardrobe than you may expect. The notion that fishnets are sexually aggressive or punk and goth in style is fading fast, and today, they’re an edgy style statement that can be paired with so much of your current wardrobe. Take a look at some of my favorite ways to wear fishnets this season!

 

1. Under Denim

Ways to Wear Fishnets - Under Denim

For a fresh, modern way to incorporate fishnets into your wardrobe, layer them under your distressed denim or have then peek out from the top or bottom of your favorite pair of relaxed bottoms.

 

2. Fishnet Socks

Ways to Wear Fishnets - Socks

Wear a pair of delicate fishnet socks with your favorite shoes to add a little bit of edge to your outfit.

 

3. Under a Dress or Skirt

Ways to Wear Fishnets - Under a Dress

Offset the femininity of a dress or skirt by pairing it with fishnet stockings.

 

4. Dress Them Down

Ways to Wear Fishnets - Dressed Down

To offset the generalized sexual stigma of fishnets, keep your outfit minimal and somewhat casual.

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February 16th, 2017 by Melanie Sutrathada 6 Ways to Flaunt Ruffles Like a Fashion Blogger

One trend that is making a dramatic comeback is the ruffle. Small or large, subtle or voluminous—there is a ruffled style to satisfy anyone’s fashion palate! Let it serve as the focal point to your outfit or leave it as an understated feminine touch. When it comes to ruffles, we’re happy to say that this trend isn’t bouncing anytime soon.

Check out how these fashion-forward bloggers are flaunting their frills:

ruffles

Make the best of two trends by opting for a sheer blouse with ruffles. If you want to achieve a more subdued look, try styling the ruffled number underneath a pair of structured blue overalls. The ruffles add dimension to your outfit without being distracting.

P2 - Margo and Me

Go all in on the romantic look with a dress that incorporates both ruffles and lace. It’s easier than ever to find modern ways to wear both trends!

P3 - Pernille Teisbaek

While some ruffled dresses can look a bit shapeless on the body, a cinched-in piece like this one is eye-catching and accentuates the waist.

P4 - Soraya Bakhtiar

Pants with a small ruffled flare at the end are a subtle way to incorporate the trend into your outfit. They can instantly elevate even the most casual outfits.

P5 - The Nomis Niche

As far as we’re concerned, there’s nothing more trendy right now than statement sleeves. Consider taking a fashion tip from The Nomis Niche by tucking a bouncy blouse into a fitted mini skirt.

P6 - This Time Tomorrow

This one-shouldered wavy blouse proves that there is no such thing as too many ruffles! Wear this light and airy style with a simple pair of denim jeans any time of the week.

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February 9th, 2017 by Jennifer Beile Who to Follow on Instagram for New York Fashion Week

New York Fashion Week has begun, and although I won’t be there, following the runway, street style and festivities through Instagram is still an exciting biannual ritual for me. If you didn’t score a ticket either, don’t fret—Instagram is the next best place to be. Take a peek at who to follow on Instagram for the best inside look.

NYFW

 

Models

What better way to follow NYFW than with an intimate behind-the-scenes look through a runway model’s eyes? WhoWhatWear has created a list of the freshest faces walking the runway this year. See it here.
Models

 

Bloggers

Many of our favorite bloggers attend NYFW shows and parties and share all the juicy details and photos with their readers. Some of my favorite bloggers to follow are Danielle Bernstein, Natalie Suarez, Aimee Song, Leandra Medine and Blaire Eadie.
new york fashion week

 

Designers

Designers often share their favorite images from their collections before, during and after their runway shows. A few of my favorite designers to follow during NYFW are Alexander Wang, Marc Jacobs, and Jeremy Scott.
Designers

 

Fashion Influencers

Influencers are the fashion “it” girls that fill our social media feeds with all the style inspiration a gal could ever want. A few influencers that are must-follows are Eva Chen, Alexa Chung, and Olivia Palermo.
Infulencers

 

Street Style Photographers

My favorite part of Fashion Week has always been seeing the attendees’ street style. The best way to keep up is to follow the photographers: Scott Schuman, Melodie Jeng and Hyunbum Nam are a few of my favorites.
Photographers

Happy Fashion Week!

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