Blog: Crossroads Style

November 14th, 2019 by Jennifer Beile Flared Jeans: The Newest Celebrity-Influenced Denim Trend

Certain denim silhouettes that will always be classic, namely skinny, straight, and bootcut. In the past couple of years, denim styles have been evolving and we’ve been seeing more and more so-called “anti-skinny” jeans that seem to be more than just a fad. Continuing this trend is the resurgence of the ’70s born flared jeans. They had a brief comeback in the early 2000’s, were recently seen on the latest fashion week runways, and have finally trickled down to some of the most stylish celebrities, which, let’s face it, is the real sign that a trend is about to make its way into the mainstream fashion scene once again.

Margot Robbie, Gigi Hadid, Harry Styles, and Victoria Beckham are just of the few fashion forward celebrities that have been spotted recently rocking the resurging denim trend. If their street style is any indication, it’s time to invest in a pair of flared denim for the season. Take a look below how to style them this season.

Channel the ’70s

No one was afraid to take chances with fashion in the ’70s. Channel that bold energy by using vibrant colors and funky prints for a fearless look.
Woman wearing patterned flared jeans.

Play With Layers & Proportions

Adding layers can aid in a more dramatic effect of the flare detail.
Woman wearing oversized jacket with light wash flared jeans.

Edge It Up

A pair of distressed kicked flares not only lets you show off your favorite ankle boots but add a bit of edge to your look, giving the silhouette a modern update.
Woman wearing dark distressed flared jeans.

Classic Touch

A striped tee and a trench coat are a timeless combination that pairs well with any denim silhouette.
Woman pairing flared pants with beige trench coat.

Cozy & Comfortable

Is there anything that a chunky knit doesn’t go perfectly with? The flared silhouette is ideal for pairing with your favorite sweater and booties combo.
Blogger wearing oversized sweater with light wash denim.

Have Fun!

Above all else, fashion should be fun!
Blogger pairing denim with colorful striped top.

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November 12th, 2019 by Jennifer Beile 5 Ways to Jewel Tones to Your Cold Weather Wardrobe

Just because the weather is drab, doesn’t mean your wardrobe has to be. Jewel tones will liven up your winter wardrobe and compliment the natural neutral tones that we tend to gravitate towards during the colder months. Add some depth and color to your cold-weather wardrobe with vibrant jewel colors this season to avoid a stale winter style slump.

A Ruby Red Statement Piece

Can we really make it through the holiday season without a bit of vivacious, bold red? This color is used as a statement and will add a spark of life to your wardrobe.
Blogger wearing ruby red jewel tone overcoat.

Refresh Your Wardrobe with Emerald

Green is associated with growth and freshness, quite fitting as we near the end of this year and prepare to begin anew.
Woman wearing emerald green jewel tone dress under a coat.

Bold Blue Sapphire

Blue has a calming, relaxing association and I can’t be the only one who could benefit from a little extra relaxation during the holidays. This is the perfect color to try in different textures and fabrics, like crushed velvet.
Blogger wearing a sapphire jewel tone suit.

Golden Citrine Yellow Will Brighten Your Day

One of the most versatile and universally flattering color shades, deep gold citrine yellow is most often seen paired with neutrals but shines with contrasting colors, like red or black, as well.
Blogger pairing patterned skirt with oversized sweater.

Adding Warmth with Amethyst

Jewel-toned purple will add a richness to your winter wardrobe and is perfect for adding color to your neutral white and brown hues.
Woman wearing amethyst jewel tone pants with brown sweater.

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November 11th, 2019 by Samantha Furno 5 Crossroads Must-Haves for Fall

Now that we are starting to become fully settled into the new season, it is the perfect time to reexamine your wardrobe and figure out what key pieces your line-up may be missing! Maybe your wardrobe is totally set, but either way, who doesn’t enjoy a trip to your local Crossroads to see what stylish finds you can score?! Whether you’re looking to add something new or update a worn-in piece that you already own, I’ve put together a little list of five, cooler weather styles that our buyers are currently buying, so keep your eyes out for these must-haves next time you head into the store.

Knee-High Boots

Boot season is finally here and Crossroads is currently buying boots of all kinds, so be sure to be on the lookout for one of fall’s trendy knee-high styles!
Woman wearing blouse and blazer with knee high boots as our must-haves.

Cozy Sweaters

Whether you prefer an oversized, chunky knit or a lightweight, classic sweater, you’ll be able to get the best of both worlds next time you’re out shopping! Keep your eyes peeled for sweaters with unique textures, weights and fun colors!
Woman wearing beige sweater, one of our fall must-haves, and white pants

Handbags

If you’re in the mood for designer or something more budget friendly, Crossroads has you covered on the accessory front! Adding a new purse to your fall wardrobe is a fool-proof way to instantly spruce up your outfit!
Blogger highlighting small handbag as one of our seasonal must-haves.

Tailored Pants

Tailoring is one of this season’s hottest trends! Plus, this denim alternative is a fantastic base to wear with a tailored blazer or even your go-to cozy sweater!
Blogger pairing tailored pants with a tank top and heels.

Leather Jacket

A leather jacket is one of those styles that you can guarantee will last for seasons to come! It is a tried and true style that will never go out of style and Crossroads is constantly seeing buying and selling this essential layering piece!
Woman wearing leather pants with leather jacket, one of the fall must-haves.

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November 8th, 2019 by Jennifer Beile Friday Favorites: November 8th, 2019

Happy Friday! The following are my favorite style & pop culture images, articles, and moments to wrap up the week. Enjoy!

Store Finds

Erica found the most gorgeous fall sweater at her local Crossroads Trading!
Woman wearing a sweater and denim from Crossroads for Friday post.

Street Style Inspo

I am loving the combo of an oversized blazer with the vibrant silk scarf!
Blogger wearing a tan blazer for Friday post.

Celeb Style Inspo

Taylor Swift’s sequin jumpsuit is a total holiday style vibe.
Taylor Swift in hallway in darker outfit for Friday post.

Jenny Slate Reacts to the Spring/Summer 2020 Collections

And she is brilliant! If you didn’t have a girl crush on Jenny Slate, you may after watching this video. I love her thoughts on fashion and style.

How the Queen Uses Her Color Palette to Make Statements

In a new biography, ‘Our Rainbow Queen’, author Sali Huges tells stories of the Queen and her wardrobe; nothing within the Kingdom is a coincidence, including the colors and styles that the royals wear and when. Read more about the fascinating topic here.
Queen Elizabeth wearing bight jacket and matching hat for Friday post.

2019 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards

This week, the Council of Fashion Designers of America and Vogue honored the fashion industry’s up and coming talent and as expected, the red carpet was full of inspiration.

2019 LACMA’s Art + Film Gala

The “Met Ball of the West” honored artist Netye Saar and director Alfonso Cuaron this year. It also happens to be the night that hearts were filled with joy upon seeing Keanu Reeves walk the carpet with a girlfriend for the first time in his career. Read more about the honors here and see the best looks of the carpet below.

“Cravings” by Chrissy Teigen

Chrissy Teigen officially launched her website “Cravings” as a spot to share everything from food to family.
Chrissy Teigen and family lounging in front of food.

Jessica Alba Goes Head-to-Head With Beauty Influencer

Jessica Alba teamed up with beauty influencer, Lauren Giraldo, to recreate Lauren’s everyday beauty look using on Honest products to show that clean beauty products have the quality that competitor brands have.

Celeb Flashback Friday

Kelly Ripa reminisces on the days of film cameras and physical photo albums.
Kelly Rips Flashbak Friday post of family on film.

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November 5th, 2019 by Jennifer Beile 5 Trends for Your Upcoming Holiday Season

It’s never too early to start planning your holiday outfits. The holiday season can be stressful for so many reasons, and one of them shouldn’t be as trivial as what you’re going to wear to spend time with your family and friends. Whether you travel, go big or small, or simply spend a little extra time with loved ones, take away the stress of getting dressed out of your holiday plans so you can focus on what is really important during the season. Take a look at 5 trends for the upcoming holiday season and start planning your outfits now.

Velvet Crush

A holiday staple, you can never go wrong with velvet in any form.

Blogger wearing an orange velvet skirt for the holiday season.

Casual Sequins

Downplay the excessive manner of sequins by finding an understated sequin piece, an otherwise simple blouse, or even an accessory and pair it with basics to complete your outfit.

Woman wearing black sequins shirt with denim for holiday season inspiration.

Unexpected Knitwear

Sweater vests, sweater midi dresses with boots, and statement sleeves on a chunky knit paired with denim and heels are easy and a comfortable go-to for casual get togethers.

Woman wearing knitted skirt and turtleneck with heels for holiday season.

A Midi Slip Dress/Skit

Dress it up, wear it casually, layer it with knits or leather; there’s no denying that a midi slip dress/skirt is one of the most versatile pieces in your closet for any occasion.

Woman wearing a neutral midi skirt and sweater.

Leather or Leather Accents

Add an edgy touch to your holiday outfits with leather. For a more formal look, try a leather midi skirt paired with a silk blouse. For a casual vibe, try leather trousers and a chunky knit.

Woman pairing crewneck with leather pants for holiday season style.

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