Blog: Crossroads Style

June 24th, 2016 by Samantha Weaver New Arrivals: Dressing for Long Summer Days

Now that the longest day of the year is behind us, we can look forward to the best part of the summer season: dressing for it! We love the carefree, feel-good spirit of the season and all the fun and easy-breezy clothing that accompanies it.

This week, we’re stocking our stores with fresh accessories, warm colors, cute sandals and light fabrics—perfect for the long summer days ahead. So head to Crossroads this weekend to shop our summer collection!

Beaded Lemon Clutch ($28.50). Freshen up any summer look with this brightly colored bag.

Lace Up Tank ($13.50); Faux Suede Fringe Sandals (16.50).

Sunflower Gauze Dress ($22.50). This sunflower print on light gauzy fabric is a must this summer.

Men’s Sunflower Pocket Tank ($12.50).

The Weekend Tote ($45). Whether you’re headed out to the beach or for a short weekend trip, this bag can carry it all.

Head to your nearest Crossroads to pick up these items!

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June 17th, 2016 by Samantha Weaver New Arrivals – What’s Your Jewelry Style?

Jewelry is an easy way to update any outfit, especially during the summer months when there are so many trends to choose from. This week, we’re showing off a wide range of jewelry styles available at Crossroads to help you to identify which piece is right for you, no matter your current mood.

The Minimalist

Your Style: You pick pieces in silver or gold that are simple and don’t overpower your outfit. These “barely there” earrings and necklaces are classic but feature a modern twist.

Shop Left to Right: Stick Lariat Necklace ($10.50); Wire Wrapped Necklace ($12); Bar Pull-Through Earring, ($9.50); Tiny Moon Necklace ($10.50); DNA Earrings ($10.50); XOXO Studs ($6); V Shape Necklace ($9); Bar Studs ($7.50); Love Earrings ($9.50).

 

The Bohemian

Your Style: You live for the weekend. Your jewelry reflects your laid-back attitude as well as your appreciation for intricate accents. Plus, you love fringe.

Shop Left to Right: Black Fringe Earrings ($12.50); Silver Coin Necklace ($35); Green Stone Ring ($12.50); 3-Pack Beaded Earring Set ($15); Pink Fringe Earring ($9); Embossed Turquoise & Silver Cuff ($16.50); 3-Strand Dangle Earring ($9.50); Square Stone Necklace ($22.50).

 

The Nature Girl

Your Style: You love anything that puts you in touch with Mother Earth; elements, stars, and flora and fauna are your go-to.

Shop Left to Right: Star Locket ($15); Wolf Pendant ($13.50); Daisy Looking Glass ($16.50); Floral Locket in Gold ($13.50); Bottle of Flowers in Assorted Colors ($15).

 

The Trendsetter

Your Style: You test the limits with fashion, so why not with jewelry too? You’re not afraid to take risks, and you live for conversation pieces. When it comes to choosing earrings, the edgier the better.

Shop Left to Right: Conversation Heart ($9.50); Mini Knife ($12); Whistle—it works! ($12); Training Whistle ($12); Eyeball Earrings ($12); Nail Ring ($7.50); 7 Tiers Chain Necklace ($20); Triangles on Chain ($15).

 

The Eccentric

Your Style: Bold colors and shapes are all part of the fun. You like to experiment with larger pieces that feature chunky, natural textures and materials. Sometimes your taste in jewelry resembles something your college art professor would have worn, but what can you say? She had great taste in jewelry.

Shop Left to Right: Mixed Metal Choker ($17.50); Wooden Clock ($22.50); Shell Fringe Necklace ($22.50).

All items available at a Crossroads location near you!

What’s your jewelry style?

 

June 10th, 2016 by Samantha Weaver NEW ARRIVALS: Platforms & Men’s Sneakers

The FLATform is the platform sandal of the moment—and we think it’s the perfect summer shoe for two simple reasons:

1. They give you height with no pain.

2. They’re sporty and chic at the same time.

If you’re not quite ready to trade in your Birkenstocks for their younger sister (the flatform), then come shop one of our other shoe styles heading to Crossroads stores everywhere this week!

TRAX Platform Sandal in neon, $36.50.

Pebbled Leather Platform in ivory, $36.50.

EXTRA Studded Sandal available in black and tan, $55.

NAPA Leather Criss-Cross Slide in black, $36.50.

And for the men…

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Leather High Top Sneakers in floral, $55.

Hologram Slides in rainbow, $55.

Men’s Slides in floral and gold, $55.

Check your local Crossroads for these new arrivals!

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May 27th, 2016 by Samantha Weaver Tie-Dye: Modern Ways to Wear It Right

Tie-dye is such a fun print to wear, especially in the spring and summer when you want to add a splash of color to your look. Don’t go digging for that DIY tie-dye shirt you made at summer camp just yet; first, let us show you how to wear it the right way.

1. Paired with Neutrals
Tame your tie-dyes by wearing them in neutral—the muted color will instantly upgrade these wild prints from tacky to chic. Our Tie-Dye Tunic ($17.50) is available at Crossroads stores in peach and tan.

2. Tie-Dye Maxi Dress
Slip into a tie-dye maxi dress for instant summer vibes. Cool and casual, this is my favorite way to wear tie-dye.

3. Pastels
Go for pastels if you are looking for a softer, more feminine look. Tie-dyed hair looks cool but is very difficult to maintain, so I’d opt for our High Neck Pastel Tank ($9.50) instead.

4. Marbled
If bright and colorful isn’t for you, try a marbled tie-dye print in black and white.

Our Marbled Shorts ($9.50) paired with a basic white tee are begging for a trip to the boardwalk. Grab your largest summer tote and a pair of espadrille sandals to finish the look.

…Guys love tie-dye too!

Guys look great in tie-dye. Head to your nearest Crossroads location for our men’s Tie-Dye Knit Tees ($9.50).

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May 20th, 2016 by Samantha Weaver Hello, Houston!

You may have heard that Crossroads is now open in Houston, Texas! Our newest store (number 35!) is nestled in the heart of the bustling Montrose neighborhood.

If you’ve never been to Houston, then you may not know that it is BIG. They say everything’s bigger in Texas, and they weren’t kidding—in fact, you can cram all of New York City, San Francisco, and Boston within Houston’s city limits. Don’t get overwhelmed by it’s size though, because we’ve made a list of our favorite spots around our store to fuel yourself before or after some serious Crossroads shopping!

 


Morning Workout?

Before a big shopping day, consider centering yourself with the 9:30 am yoga class at DEFINE body and mind, right next door to our store. This popular exercise chain hosts a variety of classes including barre and cycling.

Coffee

Post-workout, head over to get caffeinated at Blacksmith. Whether you choose a simple black coffee or a Spanish cortado, Blacksmith will present you with a work of art. I ordered the homemade biscuits with crème fraîche and marmalade. Yum! They also offer a full breakfast and lunch menu that includes original and tasty items ranging from yogurt & granola to Vietnamese steak and eggs.
Lunch

While I was in Houston, I went to Aladdin Mediterranean Cuisine three times for lunch. Seriously—it was that good. Everything from the hot and fresh pitas, the 8+ flavors of hummus, and the salads & sides (of which there must be at least twenty options to choose from) was amazingly good. The owner is a gem too!


Dinner + Drinks

For dinner and drinks, head over to Underbelly, just two blocks west of our store. Chef Chris Shepard is serving up locally sourced food inspired by Houston’s diversity. Shepard was awarded the James Beard Award for Best Chef: Southwest in 2014, so you can be sure to get a truly Houstonian experience at Underbelly.


Dinner no. 2

In the mood for Japanese? Head over to Osaka Japanese Restaurant for a roll and maybe even another cocktail (this place has a full bar to boot). Unlike its Michelin star counterpart Uchi across the street, this restaurant won’t require a reservation, so you can pop in to satisfy that sushi craving STAT.


Late Night

Katz’s Delicatessen is open 24/7 and serves up perfect diner food in an old school deli atmosphere.  Whether you get the pastrami or corned beef, you can’t go wrong at Katz’s.  

And of course, Crossroads is now open for all the shopping you want to do in between. Follow our Houston store on Instagram @crossroads_texas for a look at new arrivals and great merchandise!

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