Blog: Crossroads Style

July 22nd, 2016 by Samantha Weaver New In: 5 Must-Have Accessories under $20

This week at Crossroads, we’ve hand-picked five must-have accessory groups that are covetable and affordable.

1. New sunglasses are always a good thing, especially when they are just $12! Colorful or classic—we’ve got you covered.

2. Our Suede Bolo Necklace ($18.50) is a must this fall. Pair it with a basic white tee and jeans.

3. Silver Tone Jewelry. For the longest time, I only ever wore gold, but now I like to dabble in silver as well. If you haven’t made the jump to silver accessories, now’s the time!

Small Silver Hoops ($9.50)
Thick Stainless Steel Cuff ($15)
Large Silver Hoops ($9.50)

4. Have you added a purse charm to your favorite bag yet? Jump on board with this fun accessory! Our Leather Tassel Charms come in an assortment of colors ($17.50).

5. Last but not least, we’ve got necklaces, bracelets and earrings featuring stones, crystals and gold tones. From left to right:

Hamsa Hand Earrings ($15)
Stacked Crystal Necklace ($20)
Diamond Cuff ($9.50)
Gem Bracelet ($16.50)
Wrapped Wire Necklace ($12)

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July 20th, 2016 by Jennifer Beile Celebrity Airport Style Trends

Who wants to be anything but comfortable on a flight? At LAX and JFK, celebrities are just like us. No matter where you’re going or what the duration of your flight is, having some comfort while stuck in those tiny seats with no leg room is a must. Still, as these celebs show us below, it is absolutely possible to be chic whilst being comfy.

Check out some of my favorite celebrity airport style trends to inspire your travel attire!

airport style

Elevated Athleisure

A little stretch in your fabric goes a long way on a long flight. Elevate your athleisure look by dressing monochromatic, throwing a chic leather jacket over your outfit, or a tying a long sleeve button-up around your waist.

Layers

Layers

Wearing light layers, like a cardigan or a scarf, will keep you warm when it gets chilly while flying and later lets you cool off when you land. Functional and practical! If the weather permits, layering your heaviest coat or sweater will also save precious room in your luggage.

Denim

Denim

Stretchy jeans, a tee, and easy shoes: this is a no-fail outfit formula for a relaxed flight!

Remember that traveling should be fun, and there’s enough stress in preparing for a trip—so don’t add being uncomfortable for hours in a tiny plane seat to your plans!

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July 19th, 2016 by Jennifer Beile A Simple Guide to Mastering the Color Wheel

It happens to the best of us—you pick up some new favorite finds while out shopping, get home, and have no idea how to incorporate them into your existing wardrobe’s color scheme. The last thing you should be worrying about before a hectic day is getting dressed. Something so simple and familiar should not cause anxiety; it should be fun!

So, taking it back to grade school, let’s use the color wheel as a cheat sheet to guarantee your colors look great together!

color wheel

Complimentary

Pair Complementary Colors

Complementary colors are the colors directly across from each other on the wheel and are typically opposite in hue. Remember: opposites attract!

color wheel

Pair Analogous (Like) Colors

Unlike complementary colors, analogous colors are the colors that are adjacent on the wheel and are similar hues. Try choosing one as the primary and using others as accents.

Hues

Pair Within the Color Family

Play with different hues of one color to create a fun monochromatic look.

If all else fails, neutral colors—white, black, grey, and brown—are fail-proof and match with any color. Start small and add color to a neutral outfit. See my tips on adding color to a neutral outfit in my last post!

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July 15th, 2016 by Samantha Weaver There’s Cash in Your Closet

According to American fashion designer Michael Kors, “70% of the clothes you own should be meat and potatoes. 30% should be icing and fluff—that’s color, pattern, shine, and accessories.” If Kors has you wondering just how many pieces you’ve bought but never worn, it’s time for a closet clean-out.

Whether you have a surplus of “fluff” in your closet or your wardrobe is overloaded with basics, Crossroads can turn your unwanted clothes into cash with our new Sell by Mail service!

Click here to request your free Sell by Mail bag. Once it arrives in the mail, just fill it up and drop it off with UPS! Then, just sit back and wait for your check to arrive in the mail—it’s that easy.

What We’re Looking For

From Zara and Madewell to Kate Spade and Rag and Bone, we buy it all. Here are some examples of women’s clothing and accessories our Sell by Mail customers have sent in and cashed out big with.

And this service isn’t just for the ladies—we buy men’s clothing and accessories at Crossroads as well!

Pieces We Love

Who doesn’t love a great leather bag or designer wallet? Leather goods and designer accessories are a sure shot when selling to Crossroads, so if you’ve just upgraded your wallet or handbag, consider sending us last year’s favorite.

We Buy All Seasons

Go ahead and send us your Sorel boots or your J. Crew tank top through our Sell by Mail service, because unlike our store locations, we purchase for all seasons year-round. And don’t forget the athletic wear; we love brands like Lululemon, Adidas and Northface.

How Do I Know What to Send?

Just like you, we want pieces that are clean, on-trend, and in great condition. We do not buy children’s, maternity, or fast fashion brands. Crossroads’s selling guide and tutorials page are great places to start if you’re wondering what to send in.

When are you planning your next closet clean-out? Visit our Sell by Mail page for more information on how to turn your unwanted clothing and accessories into cash today.

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July 13th, 2016 by Beth Jones Sofía Sanchez de Betak: Style Icon

This week’s style icon is Sofía Sanchez de Betak. She is a model and influencer who jet-sets around the world showing off the most enviable outfit creations.  Her looks have an element of effortless ease mixed with over-the-top fabulous! She keeps her face fresh with no-fuss, slicked back hair, and then goes to town on her wardrobe creating looks that stop the show. Her style is a mix of feminine flair and masculine tailoring.

She is one to keep your eye on.

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