Trend Report Summer 2013


Shot on location: 
Los Angeles, CA

TEXT:
Amber 

PHOTOGRAPHY:
Amber

MODELS:
Michaela
Branden 
Alex 
Alexis
Amber 
Ann
Jabari 

Well it’s the first day of summer and we know you are as excited as we are!  We could chat all day about the amount of strawberry gelato and ice cream sandwiches that we plan to consume, but we’re here to talk to you today about summer trends.

Leave it to our team from Melrose Ave. in Los Angeles to have a head start on us,
what with all of those sunny days they get.  So now for your consideration: some of
our favorite trends for this new season.

The Two-Piece Suit
You already have the prerequisite floral dress, monochromatic top and cut-off shorts
for the summer.  But now is the time to add in the latest staple: a two-piece “suit”.
Whether perfectly matched or simply a pair of similar separates, this look is fresh and polished.

2 Piece SuitOn Michaela: Maeve top, $26.50; Maeve skirt,$32.50, BCBG shoes, $47.50

2 PieceSuit

On Branden: Moods of Norway jacket, $95; Drifter shirt, $15; Pierre Cardin shorts, $15; Converse shoes, $15

Camo Amo
Right when you though it might be fading away, camouflage resurrects itself for summer! The recipe is an easy one: just add shorts or bright skinnies.

Camo Amo

On Alex: J. Silver shirt, $18.50; Zara pants, $15; Clae shoes, $32.50; Ray Ban sunglasses, $65

 Cut it Out
There’s no better way to get your closet updated for summer than with a cut-out piece! There is something about this tiny detail that takes dresses, skirts, you-name-it, up a notch.

Cut it Out

On Michaela: Forever 21 shirt, $10.50; Lush skirt, $15; Lia Sophia bracelet, $18.50; Dolce Vita shoes,$32.50

On Alexis: Lucca Couture dress, $15; H&M shoes, $12.50; David + Young hat, $15

Denim on Denim
Whether you are a denim brand loyalist or just on the hunt for the perfect pair of cut-offs, Crossroads is your destination!  We love to  embrace bold prints and colors, but we never forget about the classics like denim.  And this season, denim on denim is a look we can’t get enough of.

Denim on Denim

On Alexis: Paige jacket, $37.50; Cheap Monday shirt, $18.50; CarMar shorts, $16.50; Zara shoes, $18.50; Mondani bag, $16.50

On Alex: Paige jacket, $47.50; H&M shirt, $8.50; 7 For All Mankind shorts, $16.50; Clae shoes, $32.50

Made In America
Can you believe it’s time to get that 4th of July look ready?  This is one look that everyone can rock. Just look for playful pieces in red, white and blue.

Made in America

On Carley: Forever 21 tank, $8.50; Soulcal + Co shoes, $13.50; The Classics hat, $8.50; Bolaro shoes, $16.50

On Jabari: Diamond Supply t-shirt, $8.50; Jones New York flannel shirt, $18.50; Levi’s shorts, $15; Converse shoes, $18.50

MadeinAmerica

On Alexis: Volcom shirt, $10.50; H&M shorts,$10.50; Bellisma shoes, $37.50; H&M bag, $12.50

Now it’s your turn.  All of our stores are ready to help you create a seasonal wardrobe based on your favorite trends.  Welcome to summer!