Blog: Crossroads Style

May 16, 2024 Summer Style: The Tropical Print

With summer in view, the tropical print is making its long-awaited seasonal debut. No other print quite captures our visions of sunny vacations and weekend visits to our favorite beach towns.

Without a doubt, the print is most expected on a classic button-up shirt, but it also makes waves on flowy trousers, frilly blouses, and bold matching sets. Don’t shy away from this print!

Let us show you how to style it. Keep scrolling to see some of the pieces that are inspiring looks we’ll copy this summer.

woman wearing tropical print pants with a tan tank top

woman wearing a tropical print robe coat

woman wearing a tropical print off-the-shoulder top

woman in a blue floral top with black shorts

woman in a matching set with a pink and red motif

Find your tropical print piece in a Crossroads store near you, or check our latest selling guide for even more trends we’re highlighting this season. You’ll get ideas for styling the most popular trends, like moody vibes, sporty classic, understated luxe, and modern vintage. We even highlight the pieces and labels to look for.

And did you know that you can also sell your gently used clothing in our stores or by mail and earn cash or store credit to refresh your closet? It’s the fun, sustainable, and affordable way to keep your summer style fresh.

Buy, sell, and trade your way to a stylish summer wardrobe you’ll love.


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May 14, 2024 5 Summer-Specific Secondhand Shopping Tips

We have secondhand shopping tips specific for the summer days ahead! Now’s the time to sell your preloved pieces for cash or store credit and refresh your closet with fresh finds for your best summer yet. Here are 5 things we recommend looking for in your favorite resale stores (like Crossroads)!

1. Weekend Basics

Don’t overlook secondhand clothing when it comes to your summer weekend and vacation wear. Hunt for perfectly worn-in tees, denim shorts, sandals, and slouchy beach bags.

secondhand shopping finds that include a graphic t-shirt with denim shorts and yellow backpack

2. Overalls

Quite possibly the easiest summer outfit to pull-off! Find a pair of classic overalls and add a tank top or baby tee to complete the look.

4 pairs of overalls hanging on a clothing rack, found while secondhand shopping

3. Slip Dresses

We like to shop secondhand for all our pretty summer dresses, but a slip dress is an extra special find.

plaid slip dress hanging from a hook

4. Maxi Skirts

We love maxi skirts all year round, but once summer days are on the horizon, we turn our focus to maxi skirts in big floral prints and bright colors.

white corset top with bright floral print

5. Natural Fibers

Definitely shop for pieces in natural fibers that are lightweight and will keep you cool. Linens and cottons are our go-to selections.

woman wearing a pink matching set

This handful of secondhand shopping tips should get you started. Don’t forget you can make these new-to-you pieces even more affordable by selling your gently used unwanted pieces for cash or store credit at any of our store locations. We even offer Sell by Mail if you don’t have a Crossroads store near you.

It’s time to get summer ready!


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May 9, 2024 by Manoka Sarkar Sporty Classic 101: Explaining the Trend

With spring upon us and summer fast approaching, so also comes the renewal of our style guide, and with it, trends we’re predicting will carry us through the incoming heat like a Crossroads reusable tote bag.

Starting with perhaps the most prevalent trend at the moment, we have sporty classic. We’ve been seeing this trend popping up in current media, be it movies (Challengers, anyone?), the red carpet (our queen, Zendaya, for example, is eating this trend and leaving no crumbs), and all over our FYP’s. The buzz that this aesthetic is garnering, paired with the fact that most athletic wear comes in so clutch when our bodies are faced with the sweltering summer heat, makes sporty classic a spring and summer vibe that simply can’t be beat.

Like the name suggests, sporty classic is timeless, so while especially trendy in the warmer months, it’s a style that literally anyone can rock. Let’s break this trend down to some key components that we’re looking for in our stores.


Arguably the best part of this trend, it’s the quintessential summer shoe for those of us who prefer a shell-toe to a peep-toe. While we may be partial to a slimmer silhouette, don’t let that limit the possibilities of what you can find and add to your collection! Whether you’re more of a neutral New Balance fan or a colorful Sambas girlie, it’s undeniable that a good sneaker is necessary to any wardrobe.

sneakers on a shelf

Elevated Athletic Gear

Once “athleisure” entered our lexicon, it changed the game for us forever. Since then, we’ve seen the evolution of sportswear as fashion, which is exactly what we’re looking for with this trend. Fashion, function, and comfort? Yup, we don’t think it gets better than that.

woman in sporty classic look with soccer jersey and pleated skirt

Pleats and Looser Fits

The key to nailing this trend is perfecting the athletic and easygoing vibe that the look gives, which is why the silhouette is crucial. We love pleats for its allusions to the iconic fashions of tennis and golf, and loose fitting shorts for its effortlessness, especially in summer. To dive deeper–as well as see some examples on how to style them–check out our recent blog post about it.


woman in white tennis skirt and pink sweater

So there you have it: a complete breakdown on the trend you’re now an expert on. Congrats on that! We hope to see both our shoppers and our sellers this season rocking and selling your best sporty classic looks and pieces. See you in our stores!


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May 7, 2024 Sell “Old” Clothes for New-to-You Pieces

It’s time to sell “old” clothes you no longer love to your favorite fashion resale stores and use your earned cash or store credit for new-to-you pieces. That’s exactly the magic of what we do at Crossroads!

In our stores across the U.S., you can sell, shop, and repeat to your heart’s content, knowing that you’re shopping sustainably and keeping clothes out of landfill.

That’s because we know that sometimes pieces in your closet no longer make you happy and would be better off in a new home. You know the pieces we’re talking about: the ones you can never seem to style into an outfit, or never fit right, or no longer match your latest style.

We have a way for you to turn them into cash or store credit for secondhand pieces that are “new-to-you.”

A rack of vintage clothing in a store where you can sell old clothes for cash or store credit

Our stores buy clothing all day every day, and you don’t need an appointment. (You can even use our waitlist app to even add your name to the waitlist remotely). We pay 30% in cash or 50% in store credit for whatever we price your items for. It’s really that simple.

So get ready to sell the pieces that no longer inspire you and refresh your closet with new pieces for the season ahead. (See our current trend guide for inspo). You know where to find us, whether it’s at one of our store locations or by mail!


May 2, 2024 Trending: Metallic Jeans

We’re into metallics again this season, and metallic jeans show off the trend best (although we do love the trend in dresses and shoes too).

Surprisingly, there are so many hues to choose from, like gold, silver, copper, and bronze. Choose your favorite sheen and make it your outfit base neutral. You’ll notice from the looks we chose below that it doesn’t take more than a t-shirt or button-down to complete the look.

Matching shoes run the wide gamut from sneakers to heels, so choose what works best for your day. And don’t be afraid to bring in even more shine with chunky jewelry and handbag hardware. Go bold!

woman in metallic jeans, white t-shirt, and black trench coat

woman in gold metallic jeans, white t-shirt, and yellow cardigan

woman in pair with a white button-up shirt and pink heels

woman in silver pair with white blouse and purple cropped jacket

woman in metallic jeans with turtleneck and long cardigan

woman in silver pair with blue button-down shirt

Feeling inspired to give metallic jeans a try?

If you’re not sold, that’s okay. There are so many other trends to choose from this season! You can check out our latest selling guide to see plenty more options, from lace up tops to pleats .

Once you’ve set your eyes on your favorite trends, stop into any of our stores to shop or sell the look. That’s right, you can sell your preloved trend pieces for cash or store credit, either in-store or by mail. Learn more.


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