Blog: Crossroads Style

July 15th, 2016 by Samantha Weaver There’s Cash in Your Closet

According to American fashion designer Michael Kors, “70% of the clothes you own should be meat and potatoes. 30% should be icing and fluff—that’s color, pattern, shine, and accessories.” If Kors has you wondering just how many pieces you’ve bought but never worn, it’s time for a closet clean-out.

Whether you have a surplus of “fluff” in your closet or your wardrobe is overloaded with basics, Crossroads can turn your unwanted clothes into cash with our new Sell by Mail service!

Click here to request your free Sell by Mail bag. Once it arrives in the mail, just fill it up and drop it off with UPS! Then, just sit back and wait for your check to arrive in the mail—it’s that easy.

What We’re Looking For

From Zara and Madewell to Kate Spade and Rag and Bone, we buy it all. Here are some examples of women’s clothing and accessories our Sell by Mail customers have sent in and cashed out big with.

And this service isn’t just for the ladies—we buy men’s clothing and accessories at Crossroads as well!

Pieces We Love

Who doesn’t love a great leather bag or designer wallet? Leather goods and designer accessories are a sure shot when selling to Crossroads, so if you’ve just upgraded your wallet or handbag, consider sending us last year’s favorite.

We Buy All Seasons

Go ahead and send us your Sorel boots or your J. Crew tank top through our Sell by Mail service, because unlike our store locations, we purchase for all seasons year-round. And don’t forget the athletic wear; we love brands like Lululemon, Adidas and Northface.

How Do I Know What to Send?

Just like you, we want pieces that are clean, on-trend, and in great condition. We do not buy children’s, maternity, or fast fashion brands. Crossroads’s selling guide and tutorials page are great places to start if you’re wondering what to send in.

When are you planning your next closet clean-out? Visit our Sell by Mail page for more information on how to turn your unwanted clothing and accessories into cash today.

July 8th, 2016 by Samantha Weaver New In: Bohemian Dresses and Matching Sets

We’re big fans of easy dressing at Crossroads, which is why we can’t seem to keep ourselves from shopping this summer’s hottest trend: boho chic. Incorporating the bohemian trend into your wardrobe is super simple—in fact, it can be accomplished with just one trip to your nearest Crossroads store this week!

Here are some guidelines to choosing boho pieces that are updated and chic.

1. Keep the silhouette simple

Reach for maxi dresses and skirts because they elongate your figure.

2. Don’t mix prints

When sporting bold prints, go for either an all-over print or a matching set.

3. Be selective with your accessories

Some would say the more the merrier, but we’re recommending that you highlight one piece and keep the rest of your accessories minimal. Whether you want to feature a nice leather bag or a statement necklace, keep the accessory count to 1-3 pieces, or you’ll find yourself in a festival style nightmare.

Border Print Side Tie Top ($27.50)
Border Print Maxi Skirt with Side Tie ($35)
Tiger Eye Antique Pendant ($22.50)

Off the Shoulder Stripe Dress ($35)
Flowers in a Bottle Necklace ($15)

Tie Front Floral Blouse ($26.50)
Tiered Floral Midi Skirt ($35)
Crystal Ball Necklace ($12.50)

Mirror Print Handkerchief Hem Dress ($38.50)
Bird Whistle Necklace ($20)

For more inspiration, find out how to create boho-chic hairstyles here and how to pick the right accessories here!

July 1st, 2016 by Samantha Weaver Meet Cassidy!

 Meet Cassidy Gard—she’s our newest addition to the Crossroads Style Council! This LA-based Jane of all trades interviews celebs by day, but by night, you can find her making videos about things she likes: DIY, cooking, lifestyle, and fashion!


MOTIVATED ENTREPRENEUR

Cassidy is an entertainment reporter who covers everything from press junkets to red carpet premieres via her very own production company. Whoa! This girl’s got goals.

FASHION ENTHUSIAST

You’ll see Cassidy sporting her #CrossroadsFinds everywhere, from her YouTube videos and even on the red carpet! When it comes to shopping, Cassidy admits she’s at Crossroads at least once a week.

“I love discovering the cutest little dresses from Diane von Furstenberg, Cynthia Rowley, Topshop—you name it.”

BEAUTY & DIY MAVEN

From face masks to home makeovers, Cassidy shows us how in her fun and easy video tutorials.

L.A. STYLE

We love Cassidy’s all-American style, which favors classic pieces mixed with bright colors (queue denim and stripes!).

ADVENTURE

Cassidy isn’t afraid of showing us her outdoors-y side, whether she’s by the ocean or on a mountain doing yoga. Namaste.

FUNNY GIRL

Cassidy keeps it real (and hilarious) in her 8-part series on her very own “quarter life crisis.” Fun fact: every piece of clothing in this episode is from Crossroads!

Welcome, Cassidy!

June 24th, 2016 by Samantha Weaver New Arrivals: Dressing for Long Summer Days

Now that the longest day of the year is behind us, we can look forward to the best part of the summer season: dressing for it! We love the carefree, feel-good spirit of the season and all the fun and easy-breezy clothing that accompanies it.

This week, we’re stocking our stores with fresh accessories, warm colors, cute sandals and light fabrics—perfect for the long summer days ahead. So head to Crossroads this weekend to shop our summer collection!

Beaded Lemon Clutch ($28.50). Freshen up any summer look with this brightly colored bag.

Lace Up Tank ($13.50); Faux Suede Fringe Sandals (16.50).

Sunflower Gauze Dress ($22.50). This sunflower print on light gauzy fabric is a must this summer.

Men’s Sunflower Pocket Tank ($12.50).

The Weekend Tote ($45). Whether you’re headed out to the beach or for a short weekend trip, this bag can carry it all.

Head to your nearest Crossroads to pick up these items!

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June 17th, 2016 by Samantha Weaver New Arrivals – What’s Your Jewelry Style?

Jewelry is an easy way to update any outfit, especially during the summer months when there are so many trends to choose from. This week, we’re showing off a wide range of jewelry styles available at Crossroads to help you to identify which piece is right for you, no matter your current mood.

The Minimalist

Your Style: You pick pieces in silver or gold that are simple and don’t overpower your outfit. These “barely there” earrings and necklaces are classic but feature a modern twist.

Shop Left to Right: Stick Lariat Necklace ($10.50); Wire Wrapped Necklace ($12); Bar Pull-Through Earring, ($9.50); Tiny Moon Necklace ($10.50); DNA Earrings ($10.50); XOXO Studs ($6); V Shape Necklace ($9); Bar Studs ($7.50); Love Earrings ($9.50).

 

The Bohemian

Your Style: You live for the weekend. Your jewelry reflects your laid-back attitude as well as your appreciation for intricate accents. Plus, you love fringe.

Shop Left to Right: Black Fringe Earrings ($12.50); Silver Coin Necklace ($35); Green Stone Ring ($12.50); 3-Pack Beaded Earring Set ($15); Pink Fringe Earring ($9); Embossed Turquoise & Silver Cuff ($16.50); 3-Strand Dangle Earring ($9.50); Square Stone Necklace ($22.50).

 

The Nature Girl

Your Style: You love anything that puts you in touch with Mother Earth; elements, stars, and flora and fauna are your go-to.

Shop Left to Right: Star Locket ($15); Wolf Pendant ($13.50); Daisy Looking Glass ($16.50); Floral Locket in Gold ($13.50); Bottle of Flowers in Assorted Colors ($15).

 

The Trendsetter

Your Style: You test the limits with fashion, so why not with jewelry too? You’re not afraid to take risks, and you live for conversation pieces. When it comes to choosing earrings, the edgier the better.

Shop Left to Right: Conversation Heart ($9.50); Mini Knife ($12); Whistle—it works! ($12); Training Whistle ($12); Eyeball Earrings ($12); Nail Ring ($7.50); 7 Tiers Chain Necklace ($20); Triangles on Chain ($15).

 

The Eccentric

Your Style: Bold colors and shapes are all part of the fun. You like to experiment with larger pieces that feature chunky, natural textures and materials. Sometimes your taste in jewelry resembles something your college art professor would have worn, but what can you say? She had great taste in jewelry.

Shop Left to Right: Mixed Metal Choker ($17.50); Wooden Clock ($22.50); Shell Fringe Necklace ($22.50).

All items available at a Crossroads location near you!

What’s your jewelry style?