Blog: Crossroads Style

September 23, 2021 Ankle Boots for the Win

We’ve got our eyes on all the fall fashion trends, and we’re predicting it may be ankle boots for the win. They’re everywhere we look these days, and they stand out in every look we see.

There isn’t just one style to point out, either. There are lots of choices, like chunky-heeled, platform, pointed-toe, and rain booties. Materials vary too, from soft leather to patent leather. Whichever you choose, you’ll find you’ll have versatile styling options. You can tuck pants into them, show them off through the side slit of a bodycon dress, and wear them with tights or a mini dress. And for extra credit, keep your eyes peeled for a vintage pair in a classic ’60s or ’70s style.

Keep scrolling to see exactly what we mean.

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person in ankle boots

person in ankle boots

person in ankle boots

person in ankle boots

person in ankle boots

Although we’ve placed our bets on ankle boots for the win, there are plenty of other fall fashion trends that we expect our shoppers to be on the hunt for in the coming months. Check out the 30 we rounded up in our fall selling guide, then stop into any of our stores to shop or sell them!

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September 21, 2021 We Love Your Crossroads Finds

We love your Crossroads finds. In fact, one of our favorite ways to pass the time is searching up #crossroadsfinds and going through the 8.7K looks you’ve shared with us. There is so much fashion inspiration to be found there.

Our in-store buyers work hard to fill our racks with pieces they think will excite and inspire our shoppers. So when we see you showing these pieces off, we’re thrilled! It’s like a little game of fashion matchmaker for us.

Below are some of the Crossroads finds that we stumbled upon in our last Instagram search. Notice how amazing everyone looks, and how they’ve weaved one Crossroads piece into their personal style.

While we’re on the topic of fashion matchmaking, do you love shopping for others or aspire to be a fashion buyer one day? How about in the sustainable fashion industry? We’re hiring and we’d love to talk to you. Learn more here, and before you know it, you’ll be matching our shoppers with their new favorite pieces too!

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photo of person in black jeans and gray blazer

photo of person in pink dress and running shoes

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photo of person in khaki pants

Please keep tagging your #crossroadsfinds so we can see what you found in our stores.

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September 16, 2021 The Art of Uniform Dressing

Do you find yourself a bit rushed in the morning? We’ve been there! You’ll find yourself out the door in no time at all once you’ve mastered the art of uniform dressing. It takes a little time investment upfront to select your personal formula, but it will make daily dressing so easy once you’ve picked one. Let’s discuss how easy this is.

The best formula is to narrow your outfits down to just three key pieces. You can then buy each piece in two or three colors and create multiple outfits for the week.

To get you started on ideas, here are some of our favorite, super-simple outfit formulas:

Jeans + t-shirt + blazer

Black trousers + oversized button-down + black slides

Black jeans + white button-down + low profile sneakers

White jeans + striped tee + blazer

Jeans + white t-shirt + trench coat

Keep scrolling to see fabulous examples of these formula looks.

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photo of person in striped top and white pants

photo of person in white button down and black pants

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photo of person in oversized shirt and black pants

How easy is that? We’re great admirers of the art of uniform dressing and love to see it on the streets. We’d love to see your outfit uniform! Share it with us on Instagram by tagging @crossroadstrading, and we may share it on our brand feed. And if you’re just getting started on finding your outfit uniform, stop into any of our stores for a little shopping inspiration. A secondhand piece is always an excellent part of a uniform outfit. See you soon!

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September 14, 2021 Fresh Takes on Boucle

Boucle may conjure up images of your fancy great-aunt, Nan, but there are modern looks around it too, and it’s a style we welcome back this fall. In today’s post, let’s talk about fresh takes on boucle.

First off, we can’t talk about boucle without pointing out the iconic brand it’s associated with: Chanel. The looped yarn texture of boucle screams of the famous design house. And with that reputation, it’s no wonder that other designers repeatedly replicate the look of their popular boucle jacket. In fact, one of my favorite Crossroads purchases is a green boucle jacket by Zara that has serious Chanel vibes.

Because boucle is expected at a traditional brunch in the Upper East Side, it’s made modern by simply mixing it with more casual pieces like jeans, band t-shirts, tank tops, puffer vests, western boots, and patent leather booties. These pieces take boucle from stuffy to everyday chic.

Keep scrolling to see exactly what we mean.

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photo of person in boucle jacket and puffer vest

photo of person in boucle jacket and jeans

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photo of a boucle sweater

The last photo is one of our favorites because it introduced us to the boucle sweater! Adding that to our fashion wishlist now.

These are just a few of the fresh takes on boucle that stood out to us, but we’d love to see your boucle looks too. Tag us on Instagram @crossroadstrading and we may even feature you on our brand feed. Or stop into any of our stores to find your own boucle piece. You’ll even find Chanel ones from time to time!

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September 9, 2021 The Duvet Coat is a Dream

We’re always torn about cold weather. On one hand: well, it’s cold. On the other hand, we finally get to wear our favorite outerwear, and we love each hand-picked piece dearly. For example, the duvet coat is a dream. It’s the coat we reach for when we want to feel like staying in bed all day. It envelops us in warmth and comfort.

Because of the bulk of the duvet coat, we usually keep the layers underneath close-fitting and simple, like leggings or straight-leg denim and long-sleeve tees or turtlenecks. We also think a pair of chunky boots really complete the look.

Keep scrolling to see some excellent, cold weather-ready examples below.

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photo of person in brown duvet coat

Great looks, right? They’re why we’re so convinced the duvet coat is a dream, and why we love to see them on our store racks and in our closets. We’re looking to buy and sell them in the months ahead, so visit any of our store locations to find the coat of your dreams. And don’t forget to check out our fall selling guide to see other trends we’re planning to wear this fall and winter.

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