Blog: Crossroads Style

January 18th, 2017 by Melanie Sutrathada 6 Sweater and Skirt Outfits to Try This Season

A sweater and skirt pairing makes for an easy, pulled-together outfit. It’s a classic combination with more versatility than you may think; just change up the sweater thickness or the skirt style for a different look. With a little help from our favorite bloggers, we’ve curated six sweater and skirt combinations and some handy style tips that you need to try ASAP!

 

sweater with a skirt

If you’ve ever needed a reason to pull out your favorite tulle skirt, look no further! Play up the feminine factor of a tulle skirt with a thick turtleneck sweater for a sophisticated and flirty look that isn’t too over-the-top.

 

P2 - Le Happy

Pleated midi skirts aren’t just for spring. There’s something about combining them with chunky knit sweaters that is so cozy and chic for winter!

 

P3 - Like the Yogurt

Hello, 50 shades of grey! When in doubt, choose a neutral color scheme and stick with it. Embrace the beauty of monotone by choosing layers that give dimension to your outfit. Throw on an oversized pullover sweater, a thick scarf and a draped skirt for style and comfort.

 

P4 - One Small Blonde

Trying to tone down a fringe skirt? Recreate this outfit by styling a long, fringe skirt with a more subdued knit in a frosty color.

 

P5 - Sincerely Jules

A super easy way to style a colorblock sweater is by choosing a miniskirt that matches ones of the shades in it. This creates a cohesive combination that doesn’t distract from the beauty of the sweater.

 

P6 - Something Navy

Can you “knot”? Pull off this look by tucking a thin, slouchy sweater into a knotted skirt. This is a great way to accentuate your curves!

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December 14th, 2016 by Beth Jones 3 Videos to Help You Pack for the Holidays

December is the month of travel! Whether you’re heading home for the holidays or escaping on a trip to the tropics, it’s the time of year for airports, passports, and suitcases.

I’ve been known to pack heavy, but more and more I’m realizing that packing light is the better way to go. No one wants to lug a giant suitcase around or pay those pesky baggage fees, so I’ve rounded up some packing tips for you and me!

 

How to Only Pack a Carry On – Carly Cristman

Carry On Packing Hacks & Tips – Kitty Cotten

Pack Like a Pro: Top Travel Hacks – Fleur DeForce

December 13th, 2016 by Jennifer Beile Secondhand Shopping Guide: The Best Finds For Your Money

Secondhand stores like Crossroads can be overwhelming, even for veteran thrifters. Making a plan of what you’re looking for beforehand can save you some anxiety, but don’t expect to find everything in the first store you walk into. The magic of shopping a secondhand store is the possibility of finding unique pieces from a brand you may never have discovered otherwise, or brand-name pieces you love but can’t justify purchasing at original price.

I want you to love the adventure of thrifting as much as I do, so I’ve put together a guide to the best secondhand bargains to spend your energy on!

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Shoes
The first thing I look at when walking into a recycled fashion or secondhand store is the shoe selection. I scan all sizes because brands fit differently and shoes often get moved and put back incorrectly throughout the day. It is not uncommon to find like new or brand new, unworn, and high-end shoes that are already broken in for less than half of the original price.

Coats and Jackets
Living in Los Angeles, there are only a couple of months in the year that a coat is necessary, so I often find it hard to justify the high price of a new one. Coats are an item that I have not paid full price for in years. I’ve been able to find everything from a vintage, oversized denim jacket to a never worn, trendy duster coat.

Branded Clothing
While I still shop good-quality fast fashion brands like Forever 21, H&M, and Urban Outfitters at secondhand stores, the best bargains will be with high-quality brand name labels. The prices will be significantly lower than the original. And at buy-sell-trade stores, they’ll only be slightly used or, in some cases, brand new with the tags still attached!

Trends
I like to keep on top of clothing trends, but I definitely do not buy into all of them. New, trendy pieces can be expensive because of the high demand. Trends tend to come in cycles, so you may be lucky enough to find current trends at a secondhand store from the previous cycle. I personally think the original run of the trend is always best; for example, vintage Levi’s will forever be favored over newly manufactured copycat “mom jeans.”

Denim
Does anyone really enjoy shopping for new denim? Finding the right size for you depends on the brand, the cut, the shape, and the style of the jeans (or jacket). For me, the worst part is how the denim’s shape changes after a few wears or washes. Finding a perfectly worn-in pair of jeans or a denim jacket at a secondhand store will guarantee that the fit in the dressing room will be the fit for life!

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June 30th. 2016 by Melanie Sutrathada How to Wear a White Lace Dress

Trade in your LBD for a LWD this summer. It’s all about pretty, feminine lace in refreshing white! Here are some of our favorite ways to style your white lace dress this season.

white lace dressFollow Rachel’s lead with strappy white heels and a few strategically placed pops of color. A red lip or a bold bag are perfect!

P2 - Pursuit of ShoesGo for the I-woke-up-like-this look with nude footwear and subtle makeup.

P3 - Song of StyleIf you’re not a huge fan of dresses, pair two eye-catching separates in similar textures together for the same feel. This “dress” is actually a skirt!

P4 - Viva LuxuryThe flared cuff sleeves and tiered mini skirt on Annabelle’s light and airy dress make such a statement that it doesn’t need many accessories. Keep it simple by throwing on a quilted bag to hold all of your essentials. 

P5 - Hello Fashion BlogOversized sunnies and a top knot will instantly up your style game for girl’s night. Trust us, the compliments will be rolling in all evening long.

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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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