Blog: Crossroads Style

January 13th, 2017 by Samantha Weaver Crossroads’s New Collection: Spring Trends 2017

There’s a lot to get excited about when it comes to spring fashion at Crossroads. Fun prints, brighter colors, and for the second year in a row, our three favorite trends are reappearing at all locations nationwide. Here’s a first look at select pieces and trends from our new collection, coming spring 2017.

Off-the-Shoulder: The Silhouette of the Season

Off-the-Shoulder has officially crossed over from trend of the moment to wardrobe mainstay.

Get on board with our Striped Knit Off-the-Shoulder Dress ($45). It features a midi length, open back, and three-quarter sleeves. Looks great with a belt bag!

Cool Culottes

Culottes are great year-round, but this spring they’ll be back in the spotlight due to their versatility.

From weekend-ready knits to polished evening alternatives, culottes can do it all. You’ll find them pleated, with an oversized leg, and even hiding under a skort this season. Our Denim Culottes Skort ($48.50) is a win-win for all you 2-in-1 lovers out there. Dress culottes up for work or keep it more casual on the weekend—they’re the epitome of a versatile wardrobe essential.

Statement Jacket

This season’s jackets don’t just finish an outfit, they define it.

Make sure your jacket game is strong. Whether you delve into embroidered accents or bold prints, make sure you make a statement this season with your outerwear. Our Mirror Print Bomber ($42.50) will finish off any spring look with a bang.

All items are new and available at all Crossroads locations! Stay tuned here for a first look at our new arrivals.

 

October 16th, 2015 by Samantha Weaver Autumn Accessories

This October, we’re loading up on hats, vests, and bags perfect for the coming season. It may be 86 degrees outside my window now, but I’m crossing my fingers for that brisk fall weather to come and call in pieces like these.

Autumn

An Embroidered Vest with Faux Shearling ($35) is the perfect accompaniment to any fall outfit. Pair it with a maxi dress or bell bottoms for that full-on bohemian flare.

AutumnGrab a Knit Fedora ($25) for some warmth. Ours is available in grey, navy, tan, and black.

AutumnJust in time for the autumnal color palette—our Double Tote in Camel ($25) is really two bags in one!

AutumnBonus: our Striped Dress with Faux Leather Sleeves (28.50) has it all; great coverage, fit, and price for the upcoming season.

I often think of Emily Dickinson with the change of season. Here is a favorite of mine entitled Autumn:

The morns are meeker than they were,

The nuts are getting brown;

The berry’s cheek is plumper,

The rose is out of town.

 The maple wears a gayer scarf,

The field a scarlet gown.

Lest I should be old-fashioned,

I’ll put a trinket on.

September 25th, 2015 by Samantha Weaver Why We’re Wearing Dresses Over Pants This Fall

This week in fashion, a once not-so-loved trend came back to life—only this time, we can’t help but love it. Everyone from bloggers at LFW to celebrities at the Emmys picked up on wearing dresses over pants, and boy, are we glad they did. As far as we’re concerned, dresses over pants are rising to the top of our “must try” list for fall.

Channel Nicole’s matching set by pairing our Striped Shirt Dress ($32.50) with your favorite gingham trousers. Tip: Belting your dress is a great way to create a silhouette on shift or smock dresses.

Kiernan Shipka’s Dior ensemble rocked the red carpet at last week’s Emmy Awards. Dior’s youthful take on the dress over pants look is fun both in its choice of color and length. To recreate Kiernan’s look, we chose a shorter herringbone dress and paired it with leather-paneled trousers.

The look I want to try most is a dress over flared denim. Here, I’ve paired our Floral Bell-Sleeved Mini Dress ($32.50) with my favorite pair of bell bottoms for an instant ’70s vibe.

The dress over pants movement looks especially good in monochromatic tones. White on white has been a big player in this trend (made famous by Kendall Jenner in The Row), so here I chose light-washed denim pieces in oversized cuts to create a casual weekend look.

Do you think you’ll try this trend this fall?

Photos: Vogue, Verily, Glamour, Vogue Spain

July 2, 2015 by Samantha Weaver Mixing Prints with the Man Repeller

The Man Repeller: her name says it all. This New York blogger (and my current style icon) is a guru on how to mix prints successfully. And guess what? We’ve got bold prints and textures galore in stock at your local Crossroads this week, just begging to take a note from some of her best looks.Explosive Prints

Mixed prints come all wrapped up in one perfect bundle with our Black and White Ikat Dress, $30.

Kimono’s are an easy way to add a print to any look. Tulip Print Kimono, $35.

Here Leandra goes for a mixed print look so bold that even I am amazed that she pulls it off. Always remember the Man Repeller’s first rule of thumb: more is more.

Get the look with our Mixed Media Maxi Dress, $ 32.50.

And this. This is the kimono of all kimonos. Soft velvet featuring a bold and colorful Victorian-esque print, $46.50.

 

 

 

APRIL 10, 2015 BY SAMANTHA 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.

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

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

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

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

Happy Shopping!