Blog: Crossroads Style

January 30th, 2017 by Melanie Sutrathada How to Style the Utilitarian Trend

With the number of military-inspired pieces we’ve seen on celebrities and bloggers, the utilitarian trend shows no signs of slowing down in 2017! One of the best things about the utilitarian trend is how easy it is to wear; while it’s known for its signature masculine pieces, you can effortlessly juxtapose them with more feminine details.

Take a look at how our favorite fashionistas rock the utilitarian trend!

 

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The easiest way to express your love for the utilitarian trend? Pick one color and build your outfit around it!

 

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This androgynous combination is a classic. Find the balance between masculinity and femininity by choosing utilitarian outerwear that encompasses both! This jacket looks masculine and bulky at first glance, but it also has feminine touches like epaulettes and asymmetrical zippers.

 

P3 - Le-Happy
Imitating Le-Happy’s edgy look is a great way to utilize the Crossroads army jacket you bought a few seasons back! Style it with your favorite graphic band tee, a pair of black leggings and some sneakers or boots for the perfect ’90s-inspired outfit!  

 

P4 - She Recycles Fashion
The utilitarian color scheme typically consists of navy blue, black and olive green, but that doesn’t mean you can’t experiment with a bright pop of color! We love how this faux fur statement bag works with the rest of the outfit.

 

 P5 - Song Of Style
If you’re all about maximizing style with minimal effort, then a utilitarian jumpsuit is the piece for you! Throw a few accessories into the mix and you can easily wear this outfit to the office or a dinner afterwards with friends.

 

P6 - With Love From Kat
When a utilitarian piece is the focal point of your outfit, stick to modest prints or monochromatic colors. Style a long vest over a bodycon or black midi dress, and use a belt to accentuate your waistline. Top off this look by carrying a bag in a complementary color such as burnt orange, dark red or tan.

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January 26th, 2016 by Jennifer Beile Round-Up: Hollywood’s Current Favorite Fashion Trends

Having fashion show access, professional stylists, and seemingly unlimited bank accounts, celebrities and fashion “it” girls are able to rock the latest looks and set trends season after season. Take a look at some of Hollywood’s current favorite fashion trends!

 

Bomber jackets 

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A reoccurring trend seen on the likes of Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner, the bomber jacket made a huge comeback in 2016 and is definitely competing for trend of the year in 2017.

Embellished Slippers

Embellished Slippers

Much like loafers and slides, embellished slippers are a style our feet are so glad we have embraced. Recently seen on Dakota Johnson and Olivia Palermo, embellished slippers are the new ‘cool girl’ shoe of the season.

Newsboy caps 

Newsboy Cap

Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner frequently rock newsboy caps, and for a good reason! Top off your outfit with one for that instantly chic celebrity street style look.

Mini bags

Mini Bag

They may not hold much, but they’ll hold your essentials and be your coolest accessory this season.

Lace-up Tops

Lace Up Top

You’ll be seeing lace-up tops everywhere this year; it’s a way to show some skin without being as overtly sexy as a classic plunge.

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January 17th, 2016 by Jennifer Beile Trends From 2016 to Take Into the New Year

Trends come and go, but some of them have greater staying power than others. 2016 brought about some of my favorite trends of the last few years that we’ll continue to see for a while. Take a look at some of my favorite trends from 2016 that you can confidently bring into 2017 with you!

 

Statement Sleeves

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A fun trend for any occasion, spice up your outfit by finding a blouse or sweater with statement sleeves.

 

Utility Jackets

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From bombers to parkas, utility jackets can be thrown over any type of outfit.

 

Velvet

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The ’80s are coming back this year, and we got a little taste of that last year with the return of velvet.

 

Athleisure

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One of the best trends for anyone who loves to be comfortable and chic—and honestly, who doesn’t?

 

Lingerie-Inspired

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Slip dresses, ruffles, lace—all these soft elegant fabrics will continue to be a staple in our wardrobes this year.

 

Stripes

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Always a classic, we will continue to see stripes take front and center.

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April 26th, 2016 by Jennifer Beile Round Up: Mastering the Model Off-Duty Look

The model off-duty look is the epitome of casual and comfort chic. In between runway shows and magazine shoots, models have a way of taking simple pieces and making them look effortlessly stylish. While it’s not as easy as hopping out of bed and throwing on your favorite tee, creating your own ‘off-duty’ style is entirely doable.

Follow the tips below to master the kind of effortless street style we love seeing on the likes of Kate Moss, Gigi Hadid, and Karlie Kloss.

Basics are Bestoff-dutyKeep it simple and build your outfits on your best basics. You can never go wrong with a worn-in tee and your most flattering denim.

Keep it UndoneundoneDon’t overdo it! Messy tucks, rolled hems, and unpolished top knots are key to an effortless look.

Invest in Wardrobe StaplesstaplesFast fashion is useful for trying out new trends, but invest wisely in staples that are timeless: a leather jacket, a chic blazer, and your favorite pair of shoes.

Keep it CasualcasualModel off-duty style is most attainable when it is kept casual. Think booties, simple prints, and neutral colors. If you’re more apt to dress girly, tone it down with some tomboy elements like sneakers or a bomber jacket.

Denim is #1denimWhen it doubt, throw on your best denim, whether it be jeans, a jacket, or a top.

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