As temperatures start to drop, I’m reaching for trends that call for a little more fabric and tons of drama like the statement sleeve. Whether you’re drawn to billowy off-the-shoulder numbers or romantic bell sleeves, these shirt silhouettes are stealing the spotlight this fall.
Here’s how some of our favorite bloggers are letting their sleeves do the talking:
Have you picked up any pieces with statement sleeves this fall? Which style is your favorite?
Why are we fawning over ribbed knits this season? Easy: they’re comfortable, add texture, and exude that ultimate ’90s cool-girl feel. Read on for an inside look into this week’s newest arrivals at Crossroads—including ribbed tops, sweaters and dresses—plus inspiration for how to style them this fall.
If you’re going to try a sweater dress this season, opt for a fine-gauged knit like the one on our Black Mock Neck Ribbed Dress ($18.50). Pair it with this year’s must-have boot and a leather crossbody.
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 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?
WWD MAGIC is a globally-attended trade show that takes place every August, just off the Strip in the heart of Las Vegas. Shows like MAGIC, POOL, PROJECT and PLATFORM (just to name a few) bring the fashion world together to view upcoming fall and winter collections.
With the temperature hitting 110 degrees outside, we walked and shopped these shows to fill our stores with the top trends for 2015. Check out these 70’s-inspired pieces and cold-weather looks that you can look forward to seeing at a Crossroads location near you this fall!
What trends are you looking forward to this upcoming season?
Crossroads Trading is now buying for summer! When the new Crossroads buying guide was released, I was inspired to put together some tips for cleaning out your closet. I clean out my closet at least twice a year–I love adding items and refreshing my wardrobe, and my favorite way to do that is by taking my clothes to Crossroads and trading for new to me, on trend clothes. I do, however, have a tendency to develop emotional attachments to clothing depending on who gifted it to me or what I wore it to. I’ve worked out a system for myself that makes letting go of clothing a bit easier for me, and I hope it translates to you too!
Take It All Out
When I first began to routinely clean out my closet, I would simply open the closet doors and quickly thumb through all the items and randomly pick out what I wasn’t feeling. The problem was that I was missing so many pieces. I will be honest: my closet is messy. There are clothes on the ground, bundled up on the shelves and thrown in haphazardly. Now, I take everything out, all at once. It will force you to look at every single piece of clothing in your closet, and allow you to find all the items you no longer want or need. Plus, once it’s all out, you have no choice but to finish the job!
Organizing and prioritizing will make the process more efficient. The easiest way to do this is with three piles. Keep: Pretty self-explanatory. Donate: Unfortunately, not all used clothing will be in the proper condition for selling, and donating to a good cause, such as Goodwill and the Salvation Army may make it easier to let go of something. Sell: Sometimes you just fall out of love with certain items or trends; it doesn’t mean that someone else won’t love it just as much as you once did. I love being able to choose trade or cash when I sell my items at Crossroads!
Try It On
This is the most tedious, time consuming part, but for me, the most important. You will find out what doesn’t fit anymore, what fits again (hooray!), and what might fit, but is just not your style anymore. There have been many times when trying something on is the tie breaker between keeping and purging. I also use this time to attempt to style some of my clothing for future outfits; it gives you the opportunity to breathe new life into something you have not worn in a while.
Does this fit in with my current style? Will I wear this again? Would I buy this if I was shopping today? These are three crucial questions to ask yourself in case you are torn about letting go of something. Not to say that you should always give up something that is a no to all; there will always be a little bit of room for those sentimental pieces! However, this will help keep you from justifying keeping items you no longer need, nor really want.
If all else fails, invite some girlfriends over, pour some wine, crank up the music and make it fun!
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