Blog: Crossroads Style

July 13th, 2016 by Beth Jones Sofía Sanchez de Betak: Style Icon

This week’s style icon is Sofía Sanchez de Betak. She is a model and influencer who jet-sets around the world showing off the most enviable outfit creations.  Her looks have an element of effortless ease mixed with over-the-top fabulous! She keeps her face fresh with no-fuss, slicked back hair, and then goes to town on her wardrobe creating looks that stop the show. Her style is a mix of feminine flair and masculine tailoring.

She is one to keep your eye on.

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July 12th, 2016 by Jennifer Beile 3 Ways to Add Color to a Neutral Outfit

Black is the new black, neutrals are in, and no one will ever say no to a classic monochromatic look. Still, adding a pop of color is a fun way to elevate an otherwise simple outfit. Below are three ways to liven up your neutral outfit with accessories and small details, without having to go head-to-toe in bright colors.

neutral outfitA Statement Bag
A statement bag is the ultimate accessory for livening up your outfit and show off your fun taste.

ShoesFun, Flirty Shoes
Step up your shoe game with some bright colors and lively details.

SmallDetailsIt’s All in the Details
Let your outfit’s details do the talking for you. Add a small neck scarf or find pieces with interesting color elements or embroidery.

What’s your favorite way to add color to a neutral outfit?

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July 11th, 2016 by Melanie Sutrathada 5 Places to Vacation In Mexico

Tempted to jet-set and escape the city this summer? You’re not alone. Our Instagram feeds have been overtaken by beautiful vacations and stunning views that we can’t help but double tap. One of the top countries we’re seeing again and again? Mexico, of course! The delectable dishes, stunning beaches and phenomenal culture make this international location the perfect place to escape. Here are our favorite places to vacation in Mexico.

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Tulum
No trip to this stylish beach destination would be complete without a swim in Gran Cenote. This natural hidden swimming pool is perfect for snorkeling and the perfect low-key escape!

P2 - A Taste of Koko
Cozumel
Coconut palms, white sands and clear water are staples in Cozumel. We’re already there in our minds.

P3 - Riviera Maya
Riviera Maya
Get ready for crystal clear turquoise waters and beautiful views that will make all your friends jealous.

P4 - OaxacaOaxaca
This city is home to a large indigenous culture, amazing local cuisine and natural beauty that you won’t be able to help but Snapchat. Warning: you may never want to leave.

P5 - Isla Mujeres
Isla Mujeres
White sand beaches and the prettiest turquoise blue water are both waiting for you here.


What’s your favorite summer travel destination?

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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!

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July 7th 2016, by Jennifer Beile Fashion Cues from TV’s Most Powerful Women

I’ve said it before and I will say it again: fashion is a means to express and introduce yourself before you’ve said a single word. Powerful, successful ladies are finally getting the respect we deserve. It’s a time when women can break professional and fashion boundaries, so I’m sharing my favorite style cues from TV’s most powerful women—who show that you don’t need to compromise style when you’re looking for respect.

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Olivia Pope, Scandal

Pope (portrayed by Kerry Washington) is often dressed in soft, lighter colors, making her stand out in a room full of dark, drab suits. She commands a room and make’s the audience’s eyes go straight to her.

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Annalise Keating, How to Get Away With Murder

The no-nonsense Annalise Keating (Viola Davis) can be cold and tougher than she needs to be, but her wardrobe certainly does not lack a feminine sensibility, with curve-hugging dresses and a jewelry collection to covet.

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Selina Meyer, Veep

Selina (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) doesn’t mess with the standard monochromatic pantsuit when it comes to dressing for the public eye; she sticks to bold colors that show off her form and reflect her leadership qualities.

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Mindy Lahiri, The Mindy Project

Mindy (Mindy Kaling) manages to successfully balance motherhood, being an OBGYN at a clinic, and running her own fertility practice, all while showing her strong personality with a mix of colors, fabrics, and silhouettes.

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Kate Beckett, Castle

With the series ending this past spring, we sadly won’t be able to see Kate (Stana Katic) every week—but that’s what Netflix is for, right?! Kate is intelligent and resilient, and she does not sacrifice style while kicking ass. Kate’s style is tough, minimalist chic with subtle sexy details mixed in.

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