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September 25th, 2018 by Jennifer Beile Style Guide: How to Wear Khaki for Fall

Khaki has been slowly gaining momentum over the past year, becoming a must-have staple for fall. The fabric—once relegated to school and work uniforms—has gotten a contemporary update and been spotted on street style stars, celebs, and fashion influencers. Perhaps you’ve even bought a khaki piece for yourself in recent months.

Dressier than denim yet perfectly casual for everyday wear, this fabric instantly updates an outfit. The key is to pair it with neutrals and keep it simple. Take a look at five chic ways to wear khaki for fall!

 

1. High Waist, Wide Leg

The stiff fabric works well in a high waist, wide leg silhouette.

 

2. Second Layer

Khaki is the ideal weight for a second layer while transitioning into chilly fall weather.

 

3. Button-Up Blouse

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A khaki button-up paired with neutral bottoms is perfect for a casual chic weekend look.

 

4. Make It a Midi

Update your skirt collection with a khaki midi. Pair with a simple tee and sneakers for a relaxed brunch-to-drinks look.

 

5. A Chic Jumpsuit

A khaki jumpsuit is the ultimate fall one-piece. Layer with a lightweight turtleneck and a cardigan or jacket when the temperature drops.

 

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September 21st, 2018 by Samantha Weaver New In: Rainbow Stripe Crop That Goes With Everything!

Meet the rainbow stripe crop that goes with everything in your closet!

It’s the rainbow striped tee of our dreams, and it’s available at all store locations next week! Priced at just $16.50, it’s a bargain to boot. Our favorite part? Oh, just that it goes with just about anything! We tried it on with suiting for work, a fall-inspired plaid skirt, and, of course, a casual jeans outfit. Take a look at how versatile this cheery lil’ top is!

Stop in and shop with us this weekend!

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September 21st, 2018 by Jennifer Beile Friday Favorites: September 21st, 2018

Happiest of all Fridays! The following are my favorite images, articles, and moments from this week. I love them so much, and I think you will too!

 

Favorite Crossroads Find

Aja has perfected pastels and early fall layering with pieces found at Crossroads. Remember to share your favorite #CrossroadsFinds on Instagram!

 

Favorite Fashion Read

The evolution of fashion bloggers into true influencers is amazing. Get the experts’ thoughts on what’s next in the blogging world and how it will continue to influence the industry.

 

Favorite Celebrity Quote

“…I think we should stop sending the message to young women and girls that we all have these endless closets of couture we’re never allowed to wear more than once. It seems wasteful not to enjoy these dresses. The hours that it takes, the artisans’ labor and the gorgeous fabrics all deserve to be worn again and treasured.” – Padma Lakshmi

 

Favorite Street Style Snap

I am definitely saving this inspiring mix of bold orange shades perfectly accented with burgundy and khaki.

 

Favorite Blog Post

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Aimee Song of Song of Style shares how you can incorporate NYFW street style trends into your wardrobe.

 

Favorite YouTube Video

Watch our very own Crossroads Style Council member Beth break down the fall trends and share her tips on how to thrift them this season:

 

 

Favorite 2018 Emmys Red Carpet Looks

The show may have been a bomb, but the red carpet was EPIC. Take a look at the highlights here.

 

Favorite 2018 Emmys Beauty Looks

A close second to the gowns, the makeup and hair on the carpet were bold, beautiful, and inspiring!

 

Favorite Music Video

Diamonds, fur, and lingerie—oh my! We can always count on Mariah Carey for bringing the glitz and the glam to pop music. Check out her new music video:

 

Favorite Spice Girls Moment

You know it’s a good week when we have a Spice Girls moment! Watch Posh Spice dancing the night away to “Spice Up Your Life”!

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September 20th, 2018 by Jennifer Beile How Blake Lively Has Reinvented the Suit

Lately, Blake Lively’s style has been getting as much attention as her acting career. She’s worn a suit for every single promotional appearance for her new movie, A Simple Favor, once even changing seven times in one day. It seems the decision may be part of a subtle PR stunt that plays homage to her character Emily. Blake has practically reinvented the suit and shows us how it can (and should) be styled. From prints to neon and from sleek and chic to relaxed and casual, she hasn’t been afraid to be daring and playful. If a trend can be made into a suit, Blake has worn it and pulled it off. The best part of Blake’s amazing style stunt (and what makes me admire her even more)? She acts as her own stylist!

Now that the movie has been released nationwide, will Blake return to flawlessly sporting a variety of styles, or will she be sticking to her two-piece ensembles? Either way, I’m excited to see what she has up her sleeve next!

Take a look at five of my favorite suit looks and accessories from Blake Lively this past summer!

 

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This classic pinstripe and lace combination suit is giving me total “boss babe” vibes.

 

Blake upgrades plaid with this multi-tone suit and tie ensemble.

 

I die for this jewel-toned velvet-on-velvet, vest-as-a-top, absolutely fabulous suit combo!

 

Blake clearly knows that rich jewel tones are trending, and her print-mixing game is on point with this shorts suit.

 

Blake started her press tour by taking the neon trend to the next level with a monochromatic, traffic-stopping suit!

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September 18th, 2018 by Jennifer Beile Round Up: Fall Boot Trends

Personally, booties are year-round footwear, but fall is the official start of boot weather and the perfect time to invest in a new pair (or two) to get you through the dreary weather to come. The beauty of the bootie is that it can easily be dressed up or down to go with any style or outfit.

If you can’t afford investing in a new pair of boots this season, check out your closest Crossroads! Every time I go into Crossroads, I find a pair of on-trend boots, gently used and affordably priced. Recycled shopping lets you try the latest trends without putting a huge dent in your wallet.

Take a look at the hottest fall boots this year!

 

Wild West

With a sophisticated update for 2018, the Western trend has dominated runways and now retail stores. The trendiest fall uniform will consist of cropped denim and Western ankle boots. Catch up on last week’s blog post for other ways to wear the Western trend!

 

Animal Print

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Just as the Western trend has returned, so has animal print. Grab a pair of snakeskin or leopard print boots, and pair them with a simple outfit to make them the star.

 

White Boots

There’s no need to put away your favorite white summer booties; they’ll still be your go-to boots to pair with your denim and chunky knits this fall!

 

Tall Boots

…Because how else are we going to transition our dresses from summer to fall? Layer up and finish your fall outfit with a pair of tall boots.

 

Block Heels

These boots were made for walking! Chunky, block heeled boots will be your best friend this fall.

 

Kitten Heels

Alternatively, kitten heels are still holding their own this season. You’ll notice that all of the above trends will come in block and kitten heel form.

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