Blog: Crossroads Style

June 10th, 2016 by Samantha Weaver NEW ARRIVALS: Platforms & Men’s Sneakers

The FLATform is the platform sandal of the moment—and we think it’s the perfect summer shoe for two simple reasons:

1. They give you height with no pain.

2. They’re sporty and chic at the same time.

If you’re not quite ready to trade in your Birkenstocks for their younger sister (the flatform), then come shop one of our other shoe styles heading to Crossroads stores everywhere this week!

TRAX Platform Sandal in neon, $36.50.

Pebbled Leather Platform in ivory, $36.50.

EXTRA Studded Sandal available in black and tan, $55.

NAPA Leather Criss-Cross Slide in black, $36.50.

And for the men…

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Leather High Top Sneakers in floral, $55.

Hologram Slides in rainbow, $55.

Men’s Slides in floral and gold, $55.

Check your local Crossroads for these new arrivals!

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June 9th, 2016 by Jennifer Beile 5 Life & Style Lessons from Carrie Bradshaw

The ladies of Sex and the City taught us about the dos and the do-nots of love, friendship, and, of course, fashion and personal style. It all comes down to confidence and being true to yourself. Carrie Bradshaw didn’t always get it right—in fact, far from it. This is why we love her so much. We can relate to her and her ramblings, scattered brain, mistakes in love and friendship, and her love of everything fashion. My favorite thing about the show is how Carrie was able to take style and fashion and relate it back to what was going on in her life.

In honor of Sex and the City’s eighteenth birthday this past Monday, I’m sharing my favorite lessons, in style and in life, from the one and only Carrie Bradshaw.

Carrie Bradshaw1. Don’t be Afraid
…of color, of texture, of bold prints, and of being and expressing who you are. Carrie and the girls rocked every outfit they wore with confidence. If you love it, flaunt it. We would never learn without making some mistakes along the way.

“Maybe our mistakes are what make our fate. Without them what would shape our lives? Perhaps if we never veered off course, we would never fall in love, or have babies, or be who we are. After all, seasons change. So do cities. People come into your life and go. But it’s comforting to know that the ones you love are always in your heart. And, if you are lucky enough, a plane ride away.”

– Carrie Bradshaw

Never Too Overdressed2. You Can Never Be Too Overdressed (or Underdressed)
Feel like throwing on your fanciest gown for a night out at a fast food joint? Like wearing sweats with your heels? Who’s to say what you are wearing is inappropriate? You do you, the way Carrie always did Carrie.

“The most exciting, challenging and significant relationship of all is the one you have with yourself. And if you can find someone to love the you that you love, well, that’s just fabulous.”

– Carrie Bradshaw

Shoes Make The Outfit3. Shoes Make the Outfit
A good pair of shoes will bring life to any outfit, and, according to Carrie, possibly even mend a broken heart. Nothing is ever impossible to get through—you may just need a little help from your friends, or from a new pair of shoes.

“When one door closes – another shoebox opens!”

“No matter who broke your heart, or how long it takes to heal, you’ll never get through it without your friends.”

– Carrie Bradshaw.

Never Apologize
4. Never Apologize for Being You
Never apologize for wearing what you love the way you love it. And definitely never apologize for loving fashion as much as you do. Everyone has a vice, and, in my opinion, fashion just happens to be the most fun vice you can have!

“You shouldn’t have to sacrifice who you are just because somebody else has a problem with it.”

– Carrie Bradshaw.

Trends Are Fleeting
5. Trends are Fleeting
Don’t focus on what’s popular, focus on what you love and what is true to you; this is true in life and in fashion.

“Maybe you have to let go of who you were to become who you will be.”

– Carrie Bradshaw.

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June 8th, 2016 by Beth Jones Catherine Baba: Parisian Style Icon

This week, we focus on one of my all-time favorite style icons: Catherine Baba! She’s a woman that you can’t help but notice.  Her look can be summed up in two statements: “more is more,” and “I’d rather be overdressed than underdressed.”

She’s ultra-feminine and made up all the time, makes the turban an everyday staple and wears sky-high shoes to die for. Watching her prance around the streets of Paris is the ultimate inspiration. I love how she is completely herself; there is no one like her and she doesn’t follow trends or times—she just does her!

Get inspired by Catherine Baba!

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June 7th, 2016 by Jennifer Beile 5 Menswear Inspired Pieces to Add to Your Wardrobe

Women taking style tips from the menswear world is not a new concept; mixing masculine and feminine is a great way to create a unique, yet classic look. These five basic menswear-inspired pieces will help you build a foundation for mixing masculine elements into your wardrobe. You’ll be able to find all of these in the women’s section at your favorite store, but don’t be afraid to start shopping in the men’s section to find that perfect piece and have it tailored to your size.

blazer1. Blazer
Fitted or oversized, a blazer is a classic way to instantly upgrade your outfit.

button down2. Structured Button-Down
A classic button-down shirt—whether it’s crisp white, denim, or patterned—is your wardrobe’s best friend. It will become one of the most versatile pieces you own, as you can take it from casual playtime to a more structured clean look.

trousers3. Tailored Trousers
The epitome of cool, tomboyish style, a pair of tailored trousers will add variety back into your wardrobe. Dress them down with a cool tee and sneakers, or dress them up with a blouse and heels.

menswear inspired4. Relaxed Denim
The boyfriend jean is a style women are possibly pulling off better than the men these days! Give your skinnies a break and let your legs breathe; add comfort and style to your wardrobe with relaxed denim.

loafers5. Loafers
Loafers aren’t just for the men anymore! Loafers have been reinvented and are having a major fashion moment this season.

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June 6th, 2016 by Melanie Sutrathada 7 Style Hacks to Beat the Heat This Summer

Temperatures are rising and it’s time to pull out your lightest sundresses, favorite bikini and trusty top knot. Something’s telling us that these coming months are going to be blazing.

In case you’re not lucky enough to be sitting poolside through August, here are our favorite style hacks to keep you cool all summer long.

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1. Go for natural fabrics. The materials are more breathable, will cause you to sweat less, and also dry faster. Jersey, linen and chambray are great choices.

2. Reach for light colors. They reflect the sun’s heat away from your body. Don’t even think about wearing head-to-toe black!

3. Opt for patterns instead of solids. Patterns hide sweat stains much easier.

4. Yellow sweat stains? No problem. Spray the not-so-pretty areas with lemon juice and throw them in the wash. They’ll be back to normal in no time.

5. Pick up a few long sleeves. They’ll protect your skin from the sun, which will keep you cooler by lowering your body temperature.

6. Rub a stick of deodorant on the sides of your feet to keep them from chafing when you go sockless. This one’s a red carpet favorite!

7. Rock looser-fitting clothes as opposed to cropped tops and short shorts. The tighter the fit, the warmer you’ll be. A flowing maxi will allow for better air circulation.

 

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