The New Year is just a few days away, and while most have probably planned their party outfits, some are still stressing (hand raised!). If you’re looking for an alternative to the not-so-original party dress, take a look at some of my favorite options below.
A jumpsuit is effortless but will still give you the fashionable entrance you’re looking for.
A classic alternative. Look for fabrics like velvet and select bold colors to stand out in the crowd.
Sometimes all you need is one statement piece to be the talk of the party! Look for fringe, big statement sleeves and fun fabrics.
Focus on your bottoms by finding sequin or metallic pants to dance the night away in!
Keep it feminine and fun in a sequin skirt, a flowy midi or a dare-to-be-dramatic maxi skirt.
2016 may not have been our favorite year, but it wasn’t a total loss, right? I mean, a year that gave us the OK to wear sweatpants to work and brought back bomber jackets can’t be all bad!
Crossroads had a pretty good year overall; we opened a new store in Houston, Texas, and we turned 25!
Looking back over all the photos we took in 2016 makes saying goodbye just a little bit harder. Let’s hope for a 2017 full of laughter, community, family, and, well… great shopping! Thanks for being part of the Crossroads family and for selling, trading and shopping with us. We’ll see you in 2017!
Longtime fashion bloggers know the industry, and some of them have been able to use their platform and experience to create their very own brands. Keep an eye out for these bloggers turned designers!
1. Rumi Neely, Fashion Toast
Rumi Neely, a fashion blogging veteran, launched her fashion line Are You Am I in 2014 after she was unable to find those perfect pieces we’ve all searched for: the draped white tee, the triangle bra that actually fits, and so on. Her line of sexy basics has expanded to include a full clothing line, jewelry and accessories. Are You Am I continues to offer up quality, seductive pieces that encompass Neely’s own personal style.
2. Elin Kling, The Wall
After founding the successful fashion blog The Wall, Elin expanded her career by creating Totême with her husband in 2014. A collection of everyday quality basics and mix-and-match pieces, Totême has been successfully growing within the fashion world. It’s been featured in prominent magazines like Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and Elle and worn by some of Hollywood’s most glamorous women!
3. Chiara Ferragni, The Blonde Salad
Chiara has appeared on numerous red carpets and televisions shows and is one of the most recognizable international fashion bloggers. She was recently named one of Forbes’s ’30 Under 30′ in Art & Style, and she’s even become a study subject at Harvard Business School! Her Chiara Ferragni Collection is a fashion destination for flirty, playful shoes and accessories.
4. Danielle Bernstein, We Wore What
Danielle has been running her blog We Wore What for seven years, and it’s safe to say the move to expand her brand worked hugely in her favor. 2016 was a big year for Danielle: she launched her overall line Second Skin Overalls and her shoe line The Archive with Modern Vice founder Jordan Adoni. Danielle is just one of many bloggers with a long promising career in fashion!
5. Jess Hannah, J Hannah Journal
Jess founded J. Hannah Jewelry, a collection of pieces that are intended to be lived in and never taken off. Think delicate, timeless, minimal rings and necklaces that go with your entire wardrobe and lifestyle. Hannah is inspired by vintage pieces—like those handed down to her by her grandmother—and well-crafted jewelry that is meant to last a lifetime.
From office parties to the big NYE, if you’re scrambling for ideas on how to finish off your holiday looks, then you’ve hit the jackpot.
Right now, all Crossroads stores are stocking up on small designer goods—we’re talking LV wallets and Gucci keychains!—as well as this season’s holiday jewelry hits, like chokers and lariats, and statement rings and earrings.
Finish your look with a bold cocktail ring! From left to right: Harmonica Necklace (yep—it works!), $16.50; Jaws Ring, $13.50; Eyeball Ring, $17.50; True Stone Ring, $25; and Moonstone on Silver Ring $16.50.
This New Year’s Eve, go silver! These moody pieces will vamp up even the simplest LBD. From left to right: Sliding Silver Lariat, $16.50; Friendship Cuff, $13.50; Medallion Velvet Choker, $12; and Pyramid Crystal Necklace, $16.50.
And don’t forget that everyone in your circle loves Crossroads too! You can buy a Crossroads gift card in store or online!
Celebrities have their hands in multiple projects at once and collaborating with fashion and beauty brands has become a common occurrence. Some celebs seemingly only front for the camera for publicity, and it’ll often show in the final product. The best celebrity collaborations are born when both sides have their hands in design and promotion, and the celebrity and brand already had similar styles or goals.
Check out our favorite celeb collaborations of the year below!
Olivia Palermo x Nordstrom
Olivia has risen from reality TV fame to fashion icon! She’s outdone herself with her newest collaboration with Nordstrom’s private label line, Chelsea28. The line is full of versatile, classic pieces that are meant to be mixed, matched, and worn by the everyday woman.
Jessica Alba x DL1961
Jessica Alba worked with denim line DL1061 to create a line of jeans for every woman, even using her friends as the fit models. Alba has been able to create a chic line of denim while sticking true to her cause of environmental protection—DL1961 is known for their eco-friendliness.
Gigi Hadid x Tommy Hilfiger
Gigi Hadid is on her way to becoming a modern day supermodel, thanks in part to huge social media influence. Hadid herself is something of a fashion icon, and now you can wear pieces that she had a part in designing with Tommy Hilfiger. The collection is classic, fresh, and fun.
Rihanna x Puma
Rihanna has teamed up with Puma to give us a streetwear line that is absolutely runway-worthy! From the fuzzy pink slides that are taking over Instagram, to velvet creepers and athleisure styles, these are pieces you’ll want in your closet.
Beyonce x Topshop
Beyonce and Topshop collaborated this year to bring us the ultimate gym attire line, Ivy Park. We’re still head over heels! It’s the perfect line to take you from yoga to brunch to errands.
What are you favorite celebrity collaborations?
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