Blog: Crossroads Style

Pop! Colorful Sunglasses for Spring

With sunny days on the horizon, we’re busy finding you the best of the best in summer eyewear and accessories. Our newest sunglasses are so major that we’re pretty sure you need at least one pair in your life.

So pop into your nearest Crossroads to pick up vintage-feel cat eyes, metal frames or colorful heart-shaped sunnies because–believe me–you won’t find fashion like this for under $12 anywhere else.

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Don’t forget to check out our accessories available online!  And for a sneak peek on new items heading to our stores, search for #comingsoon on the Crossroads Instagram.

Style Icon: Sofía Sanchez Barrenechea

This week I’m crushing on Sofía Sanchez Barrenechea. I’ve always admired her street style as she’s pranced along from one Fashion Week to another–she mixes it up every day! One day she’s prim and proper, the next in ripped denim and biker boots, and will then throw you for a loop in a color crazy explosion.

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, she now lives in New York City and works as an art director and fashion consultant.

Her style has me crushing big time!

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All photos sourced from Pinterest

Round Up: NYFW ‘15 Street Style

I will admit it: Fashion Week overwhelms me (and I’m not even involved with it in any way)! The articles, photos, videos, blog posts, Instagram feeds, Tweets and Snapchats slap me in the face all week long and force me into a tailspin of envy and anxiety.  It’s all too much–until it’s over, that is. Once it’s over, I scour my regular blogs and soak it all up, taking my time to get through all the runway and street style looks.

To be honest, I am more enamored by the street style that surrounds the shows than the runway collections. There are so many amazing looks, but I took a bullet for the team and labored hard to narrow down the top 4 trends from NYFW street style.

Black Leather
It is hard to go wrong with black leather.

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Neutrals
Neutrals are the best staple to stock up on; these versatile shades compliment almost any color and pattern you pair them with and can work with anyone’s style.

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Bold
Whether it is in texture, color, shape or print, bold looks are a large part of the street style trend this season.

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Spring Forward
We all know we make sacrifices for fashion: killing our feet, emptying our wallets and most commonly, pretending we are not cold. It’s no different for style stars, even in the subzero temperatures of New York.

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Look of the Week: Stripes

Stripes have been in style for decades and we have a feeling they’re not going anywhere anytime soon. This classic print makes the perfect graphic statement and can be paired with everything from tulle and leather to polka dots and gingham.

Here are some of our favorite ways bloggers have styled stripes:

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​Photos via: Thank Fifi // Little J Style // ​Monet’s Closet // Living in a Shoe // Jag Lever // The Fancy Pants Report

WWDMAGIC: The Buyers Report Direct from Las Vegas

We’ve been prepping for WWDMAGIC for months, and now that it’s come and gone (whew!) I can give you a look inside our trend boards and fashion forecasts for Spring/Summer 2015.

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Floral accessories, 70’s inspired fringe pieces, embroidered dresses and neon sportswear dominated the show. Check out our favorite sets featuring pieces you can shop at all Crossroads locations this coming season.

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That’s a wrap from this years trade shows! Don’t forget to check our Instagram feed to be the first to know what’s arriving daily at our stores. Oh and…Viva Las Vegas!

-The Crossroads Buying Team

Style Icon: Suki Waterhouse

As a new contributor to the Crossroads blog, I wanted to first introduce myself. I’m Beth Jones, and I have the blog  B. Jones Style.

Every week, I’ll be sharing my latest style crush and icon! These women are unique and have a great sense of personal style that comes from within: a mix-n-matcher, a free spirit, a chic city lady, and everything in between.

This week, my style crush is Suki Waterhouse. She’s a London girl living the life of a model. Her campaigns range from Burberry to H&M, but it’s her everyday style that stands out among the rest.  She has a playful way of dressing and seems to beat to her own drum.  She dresses it up in tomboy suits or twirling skirts, but then romps around in overalls and backwards ball caps. Her bold browns and 60’s makeup travel from one look to the next.

She’s crush worthy…

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Round Up: Top 5 Finds From Bloggers

This being my first blog post for Crossroads Trading Co, I’d like to take a moment to introduce myself: I am Jennifer, and I blog over at my tiny space on the Internet called Seeking Style. I am an original member of the Crossroads Style Council and am honored to expand my involvement with Crossroads by contributing to their blog. I will be focusing on rounding up my favorite finds of each week, focusing on style, DIYs, health, and everything in between!

Thrifted, secondhand, recycled clothing… however you refer to it, thrift and secondhand stores are definitely beginning to gain the excitement and respect that they deserve in the fashion world. My style and wardrobe are based on my secondhand clothing finds and it is refreshing to see bloggers, big and small, sharing and further developing their personal style by using secondhand fashion finds.

I have rounded up five of my favorite blogger finds to share with you this week!

Julie, Orchid Grey
Wearing Secondhand Vintage Jeans

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Orchid Grey is one of the first blogs I began following, and Julie has become such a style inspiration to me. “Big Hair, Small Wallet” is her tagline, and not only does she have incredible hair (she is totally my hairspiration!), her style is attainable with her mix of secondhand clothing and remixed pieces. If the question is vintage denim, the answer is yes and Julie has found the perfect pair of Levis!

Brittany, Thrifts & Threads
Wearing a Secondhand Blazer
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Secondhand stores are the perfect place to find those statement pieces that can take an outfit from simple to eye popping. Brittany found this beautiful, red blazer to add color to her jeans and tee. When I’m in a rut, I tend to wear a version of the same simple outfit, adding a pop of color or statement piece to bring it to the next level, just like Brittany.

Anne, Ankyls
Wearing a Secondhand Skirt

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Thank goodness for Google Translate! I love following blogs based outside of the U.S., and Anne’s romantic style is one of the reasons why. Anne found this floral skirt at a secondhand store. I tend to gravitate to floral prints and this skirt caught my eye as I was scrolling through my blog reader. A floral skirt is a perfect winter to spring transition piece.

Kavita, She Wears Fashion
Wearing a Secondhand Jacket

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Leather jackets are a staple in the fashion world. If you don’t have one, I suggest running out to your nearest Crossroads store to search for one. My favorite (faux) leather jacket is from Crossroads and it matches everything. And let’s be honest, it just makes anything look so damn cool. Kavita’s find is something to covet! I also have to mention my absolute lust for her flower crown! I love the pairing of the romantic crown with the tough jacket.

Sheree, It’s Not That Deep
Wearing a Secondhand Plaid Shirt & Fur

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Although I don’t know her personally, I’ve always thought as Sheree as one of the cool girls. She constantly has the best secondhand and vintage finds, and she is fantastic at pairing unlikely pieces together. Both the plaid top and the fur are thrifted; I would never have thought to pair the two, but now I can’t stop trying to make it work on my own.

What are some of your favorite recent secondhand finds?

 

 

Look of the Week: Boyfriend Jeans

Boyfriend jeans are still our favorite denim trend and are sure to be in style for seasons to come. The slouchy fit goes effortlessly with everything from oversized tees and biker jackets to fitted cardigans.

Here are some of our favorite ways bloggers are styling their denim:

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Our Managers Weigh In: The Top Trends of 2015

Last week, our management team gathered from all over the country to talk about what trends they’re excited to see come through their doors this spring and summer – and I got you the inside scoop!

“Rose will be the color in the spotlight this season. Paired with muted neutrals or black, we can look forward to seeing it in everything from clothing to accessories. Spring also celebrates fun and whimsy, which we’ll see in everything from artist-inspired patterns to kitschy accessories featuring fruit and futuristic metals. Finally, gingham will be big as well. I’m especially looking forward to seeing it presented in new colors like bright primaries and muted jewel tones.”–Kendra Tafurt, Regional Buyer, Los Angeles, CA

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“My favorite trend for spring is embellishments– I sense a ‘fringe fest’ coming this season. Be sure to look out for tassels and plume too! I also love the use of transparent fabrics because they give the illusion of showing skin without showing too much. And I’m a big fan of slouchy and trapeze tops and dresses because you can be stylish and comfortable at the same time.”–Linda Phavanant, Store Manager, San Jose, CA

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Photo Credits: Hip Candy, Ekception, The Fashion Spot, Chanel, Style Me Grasie, Bouchra Jarrar, M Loves M

Look of the Week: Chambray for Men

Chambray is flattering, easy to wear and a season-less classic. Lightweight enough for summer and spring and perfect for layering in winter and fall, it’s no wonder we’ve been seeing this light denim everywhere.

Here are some of our favorite ways we’ve seen men style this trend.

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Photo credits: El Caballero Hoy // Fashion Garden // The Berry // Metromadun // The NYC Streets // Let’s Risk It