The Best of Spring Trends

Crossroads Trading in Evanston, IL is blooming with some of spring’s hottest trends and just had to share their favorite picks with you!  Take a look below at some of the the fun looks they pulled straight off their racks.

Bold Blooms
Jordan is mixing and matching some great spring trends here. Her bold floral pattern dress is fun, while her classic cream trench gives her a polished look. Topped off with some heels in a spring neutral and a statement bag, and she’s  ready for an adventure.
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Jacket – Laundry, size XS, $42.50
Bag – Rebecca Minkoff, $225.00
Shoes – Elle, size 6.5,  $13.50
Dress – Weston, size S, $30.00

Bohemian Breeze
70’s-inspired prints and silhouettes are huge this spring. Karen is combining an easy boho maxi with a faux leather bomber to give it a bit of edge. Ankle boots and some daring sunglasses top of this look, making it the perfect spring combination for day or night.

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Dress – MinkPink, size S, $27.50
Shoes – Report, size 9, $27.50
Jacket – Forever 21, size L, $20.00
Sunglasses – New Arrivals, $10.00
Bag – Rebecca Minkoff, $250.00

Lots of Layers
Spring can be a tricky season; it’s cold then hot then cold again. Nathan is wearing some great spring items, combining white chinos with a chambray button-up to give this look a fresh feel. By adding a pop of coral and this amazing jacket, Nathan is ready for whatever the day throws at him.

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On Nathan:
Under Shirt – J Crew, size S, $15.00
Shirt – H&M, size S, $16.50
Jacket – Brooks Brothers, size M, $40.00
Pants – J Crew, size 32, $27.50
Shoes – New Arrivals, size 9, $20.00

Street Style: Birkenstocks and Slides

modernlegacy.com/auSported by bloggers worldwide (and captured by the best street style photographers), Birkenstocks remain the go-to sandal this year. But if you aren’t sure you want to shell out $100+ for a pair, get into your nearest Crossroads store for our Birkenstock-inspired sandals, available now for $20 and under!

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Classic and clean, our Double Strap Sandals are available in black or white, $20.

Our favorite this season are Criss-Cross Slides, available in tan or black, $18.50.

Take a walk on the wild side with our Double Buckle Sandal in leopard, $20.

Have you tried the comfort of this sandal trend? Let us know your favorite color in the comments below!

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Style Icon: Cleo Wade

This week, our style icon is one of my personal favorites, Cleo Wade! She is an artist, stylist and someone who just happens to hang with the best dressed group of people, including Katy Perry.

She’s always a Coachella highlight and kills it in the New York City fashion crowd. She mixes designer with vintage and always makes everything look truly one of a kind.

And I’m just dying to have her wild and free curly locks!

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Round Up: Coachella Style

Festival season is officially upon us with the close of the first Coachella weekend and the second weekend approaching quickly. Festival season has arguably become as important to fashion as it is to music, and the free-spirited bohemian is the reigning queen of festival fashion. Although I was not able to make it to Coachella this year, social media has made it so easy to enjoy the music and the fashion.  I’ve rounded up my favorite Instagram posts from #Coachella2015!

Perpare for festival fashion overload…

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How do you feel about the fashion at Coachella and other music festivals?

Look of the Week: Festival Style

With Coachella going strong, there’s no better time to pull out your favorite boho pieces. Whether you’re dressed in fringe or leather, there’s no better time to rock it than at one of the most exciting music festivals of the year!

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Trending: Major Print Mixing

Wondering what’s trending on our buyer’s lists these days?  Try Hawaiian prints, polka dots, graphic tanks and all-white.

Today we’re showing off our knack for mixing prints, using pieces straight from this week’s latest arrivals in our stores. Plus, sporting these trends is easy to do; just pick from our selection of midi and maxi skirts, add a printed blouse and finish it off with our new Birkenstock-inspired sandals.

Hawaiian Print Crop Top, $20
Polka Dot Midi Skirt, in white, $25

Summer Stripe Blouse, $18.50
Polka Dot Midi Skirt, in navy, $25

Oversized Lace Top, $18.50
Tiered Boho Maxi, in ivory, $22.50

Muchas Gracias Tank, $9.50
Tiered Boho Maxi, in black, $22.50
Double Strap Leopard Print Slides, $20

Happy Shopping!

Round Up: Crossroads Style Council Looks

If you haven’t met the Crossroads Style Council, I urge you to check out our stylish group! I personally follow each one and I am so inspired reading through their blogs; the group is made up of such successful and creative women.

If you have not yet “met” the Style Council, here’s an introductory round-up of the group featuring my favorite recent looks from each member!

 

 

Samantha: Style Infurno

I adore Samantha’s floral bomber jacket! It is the perfect piece for the Nor Cal’s spring weather and freshens up your basic pieces.

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Beth: B. Jones Style

I followed Beth before the Style Council was created and am a bit of a fan girl, so sharing a spot on the Style Council and have gotten to spend a bit of time with her has been a treat for me! I love how fun Beth’s eclectic style is and how creative she is in mixing and matching vintage, secondhand, and new pieces.

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Rachel-Marie: Jag Lever

Rachel-Marie has such a free-spirited style. This girl is not afraid to express herself with color, pattern, and texture. She has the best statement pieces!

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Mara: M Loves M

Mara has the sweetest style! She is the epitome of classic chic and I love seeing her make it her own with modern accessories.

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Amelia: Clothes Horse NYC

Not a single blog post of Amelia’s gets past me without me wishing that I had her wardrobe! I adore her mix of minimalism and classic “cool girl” style.

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Grasie: Style Me Grasie

Grasie has a smile that lights up the room – whenever and wherever! She is a style chameleon, and can literally make anything work!

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Melanie: Lace and Combat Boots

Melanie is such a breath of fresh air! She always manages to add a playful twist to a traditional feminine style.

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Kristen: Miss Kris Turner

Kristen shares her style inspiration via YouTube and her beauty, confidence, and joyful attitude simply radiate onscreen! Click the link to see my most recent favorite video from Kristen:5 Fresh Fun Ways to Welcome Spring.

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Micaela: Drifter & the Gypsy

Micaela has the sweetest vintage-inspired wardrobe and a beautiful, colorful outlook on life.

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Noelle: Noelle’s Favorite Things

Noelle seems to have a really great knack for hunting down the perfect vintage pieces!

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Mary: Hey Mary Elizabeth

Mary is another one of our vloggers! Her style expertise transcends clothing to include home decor! Click the link to watch one of my favorite videos from Mary:Mimosa Bar: How to Style.

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Bethany: Snakes Nest 

Snakes Nest was one of the first blogs that I began following regularly and I am always sure to keep up to date with Bethany! Her simple, effortless style has an aesthetic that I definitely attempt to strive for.

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Jessie: Style & Pepper

Jessie’s quirky style is so fun to keep up with! Her personality shines through her eclectic mix of vintage and modern. And I just may steal this jacket!

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Look of the Week: Shirtdresses

Shirtdresses have a timeless shape that adds ease and versatility to your closet. Not only are they great transitional pieces from season to season, but they can easily go from the office to happy hour with a simple change of accessories.

 

Here are some of our favorite ways bloggers are styling shirtdresses:

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Photos via: The Fashion Philosophy // M Loves M // Grasie Mercedes // Sarah Styles Seattle // Peace Love Shea // Style and Pepper

New In Stores: Spring & Festival Jewelry

We’re gearing up for warmer weather with new jewelry displays at all of our locations, featuring festival-ready pieces and more!

On the hunt for a floral crown after your DIY went awry? Or perhaps you’ve been looking for a perfect cat themed necklace for your feline-obsessed BFF. No matter your jewelry goals this spring, we’re pretty sure we’ve got you covered. Next time you pop into your favorite Crossroads store, make sure to pick up one of these special pieces, now available in stores this week.

Etched Heart Earrings, $10
Curved Stone Bangle, $22.50

Floral Crowns, available in ivory or double entwined pink roses, both $9.50

Black Sheep on Chain, $12.50
Two Ways Necklace, in red, $16.50

Meow Face Necklace, $20
Red Button Studs, $13.50

And yep…they’re back and perfect for festival season: upper arm bangles, available in silver or gold, $8

Turquoise Stone Bib, $25
Long Safari Necklace, $22.50

Style Icon: Zoe Kravitz

With the approach of summer and summer music festivals, I thought it was only appropriate to pick a style icon who rocks the festival vibe better than most: Zoe Kravitz! She is the daughter of Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet and has become a star in her own right. She is a model, actress and in my book, a fashion icon to watch!

Her style is quintessentially youthful…but something about it catches the eye. It’s always comfortable, cool and effortless– down to her tiny tattoos scattered everywhere.

So if you are headed out for some summer fun or just love the festival look, check her out:

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