This week at Crossroads, we’re highlighting the bell sleeve trend in bold colors perfect for spring! These fun, flirty blouses and dresses are easy to style and priced at just $25 and under.
Take a look at each piece and decide which one best suits your style. If you’d like to see even more options, you can always find more pieces on the racks of any of our store locations.
Plus, you can always learn more about all the recent fashion trends by looking at our seasonal selling guide.
Let’s take a look at a few flirty blouses and dresses in the bell sleeve trend that we pulled from our racks this week!
Bell Sleeve Tie-Front Blouse, $17.50
Off-the-Shoulder Dress with Bell Sleeve, $25
Button-Down Peplum Blouse, $17.50
Oversized Bell Sleeve Blouse, $15
Lace-Up Minidress with Flared Sleeve, $25
We’re curious: have you tried the bell sleeve trend yet? If not, we hope we’ve inspired you to give it a try! If you have, we’d love to see how you styled your bell sleeves. Be sure to tag us with your look @crossroadstrading on Instagram, and we may feature you on our company feed.
We have a closet full of clothes, yet somehow, we all have days where we stand in front of those racks and say, “I have nothing to wear.” Suddenly, nothing looks good or goes together quite like how you remember, and of course, it always happens at the worst times, like when you actually need something to wear. Never on a weekend when you can get away with your favorite pair of jeans and a tee.
Luckily, solving this dilemma is as simple as preparing for it in advance. Check out my tips on how to plan for those ubiquitous nothing-to-wear mornings.
1. Use the Remix Rule When Shopping
I typically justify my clothing purchases with the remix rule: If you can think of three different outfits using the piece and clothing you already own, buy it. If not, leave it at the store and let yourself sleep on it. Chances are, you actually don’t need that new sweater. Focus on creating a closet with a wardrobe that works together, not against itself.
2. Stay Inspired
If you have a closet full of clothes, then of course you have something to wear. You may just need to get inspired to have some fun with the clothes that you have. This is where Instagram, Pinterest, and blogs come in. Take screenshots of outfits that you can recreate using similar items in your closet. When that dreaded “I have nothing to wear” morning comes, you’ll be prepared with more than enough ideas.
3. Go For Black on Black
Black is a fashion girl’s best friend. It never fails, it matches everything, and you may already have at least one of every type of item in black. If not, look for classic pieces in black for those no-fail outfits: a button-down, a high-waisted skirt, trousers, a dress, and denim. You can pump up your look by adding statement accessories or shoes, or just keep it minimal and chic.
4. Stock up on Classic Pieces
Stick to classics on those mornings you want to look good with the least amount of effort. Stock your closet with timeless pieces like a white button-down shirt, black trousers, a pair of flattering jeans, an easy throw-on dress, and a layering piece that goes with everything (like a leather or denim jacket). Trendy, statement pieces are fun, but if your closet is missing classic, key pieces to tie everything together, it will make it a lot harder to get dressed.
5. Plan Ahead
When I have the time, I like to go into my closet, create outfits for future scheduled events, and take photos of them. This makes getting dressed on the day-of a complete breeze! It also allows more time to play with different combinations I may not have thought of while stressing about being ready on time. Planning an outfit ahead of time takes the stress out of getting ready and let’s you focus on what really matters that day.
6. Purge and Organize Your Closet Regularly
Take time to go through your closet each season and ask yourself if you really need each item. Have you worn it in the last 6-12 months? Does it fit? Does it still work with your current style? If not, pack it up and head to your nearest Crossroads to sell it, or donate it to your local secondhand store. Too much of a good thing can actually make it harder to make a decision! Pare your wardrobe down to pieces you love and actually wear, and get rid of the rest.
We love a great road trip, but with unreliable spring weather in the mix, we’re not quite ready for a ride down the open road in our denim shorts. With that in mind, we’ve rounded up our newest spring dresses fit for your next road trip! All styles available this week at all Crossroads locations!
Oceanside Dress with Front Pockets ($42.50). This light cotton dress makes the perfect outfit for a dinner out or a walk along the beach.
We all know how versatile bombers are, but our Reversible Sateen Bomber ($26.50) adds style to function with zero effort!
You can’t go wrong with stripes when you’re on the road, but add a splash of denim and you’ve got yourself a quintessential California look. Pictured here: Our Striped Boat Dress ($32.50) worn under our California Patch Denim Bomber ($25).
Our Essential Denim Dress ($38.50) is perfect for a drive down HWY 1 on a spring day. Grab your high-top Converse and go for a ride!
Are you doing any traveling this spring? Tag us on Instagram to share the #CrossroadsFinds you’ve packed for your trip!
When it comes to music festivals, one thing is for sure—nothing quite compares to Coachella. The festival has come to be known for its phenomenal lineups, celebrity appearances, iconic ferris wheel, and, of course, its fashion. For years, it’s functioned for many as a what-to-wear guide for spring and summer.
If you’re looking to pull together the finishing touches on your festival outfits, read on! Kick up your Coachella style with these outfits for inspiration.
Achieve this look with an embellished crop top, ripped jean shorts, and a long, sheer kimono. Finish it up with a pair of sturdy boots—they’ll save your toes while you’re dancing in a crowd!
If dresses aren’t your thing, play it cool like Natalie Off Duty with high-waisted shorts and a short-sleeved raglan tee. With the sun beaming down all day, a wide-brimmed hat is a must-have at Coachella!
Nail perfect Coachella style by donning an effortless all-white ensemble. Whether you choose a romper, a dress, or a two-piece, a monochrome white outfit looks polished and exudes an air of ease and sophistication.
A sheer lace number over a bralette and shorts can turn heads on its own, but layer on some statement chokers and necklaces, and you have a blogger-approved festival outfit. Pack a small bag with enough cash for garlic crab fries and watermelon slices!
Toughen up your festival look with a leather skirt featuring details like studs and spikes. Coachella is a prime time to load up on accessories, so go all out with rings, bracelets, and body chains—there’s no such thing as too much jewelry.
If you’re planning on wearing a dress to the music festival, try a long maxi dress with a slit! Not only is the slit eye-catching, it keeps you from feeling constricted when you’re dancing in the crowd.
Start this season off with a new pair of frames! Our fun sunglasses include this season’s coolest designs and hottest trends—and, they’re available at all locations for just $12!
MIRRORED & MORE!