Blog: Crossroads Style

March 27th, 2018 by Jennifer Beile 5 Crossroads Selling Tips for Spring!

It’s finally spring (even if some of us are still covered in snow) and you know what that means… It’s time for spring cleaning! My favorite spring cleaning motivation is knowing I can get cash or trade when I bring my gently used clothing to Crossroads. If you’ve never sold your clothes before, or if you’d just like a refresher, here are my 5 Crossroads selling tips for spring.

Know your local Crossroads.

Take the time to browse your local store before you haul in your clothes to sell. You’ll get a better idea of what type of clothing they’re looking to buy, and it may save you the trouble of bringing in too many items.

2. Check the selling guide.

What better way to know what Crossroads is looking for than by going to the source itself? Their online selling guide will tell you what styles and trends they are currently looking for each season.

3. Condition is key!

Only bring in gently used, clean, in-season, and on-trend clothing. If an item needs mending, has stains, or is out of season (e.g. a coat in summer), it’s less likely to be sold.

4. It’s all in the details.

Take some extra time and make sure your clothes are washed, wrinkle-free, and folded nicely when brought into Crossroads. Even if a garment is relatively new, if it’s unwashed and shoved tightly into a ball in a bag, it will look more worn and is more likely to be passed on.

5. Don’t give up.

If you don’t succeed in selling all your clothes, ask your Crossroads buyer why they passed on certain items. It may just be that they already have plenty of that particular style or trend in stock. Then, you’ll know whether it’s worth a shot to take it to a different location to try to sell.


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March 23rd, 2018 by Samantha Weaver Shop It: Spring Denim Favorites

Spring denim trends are all about the details! We’re so obsessed with denim this season, we’re offering up all sorts of denim pieces in easy-to-style everyday silhouettes. Think jeans with embroidery, high waist cuts, and even denim rompers! Come shop our newest spring arrivals this weekend at Crossroads, including these denim favorites below.


Spring calls for embroidery! Pick up our Embroidered  High Waist Jeans ($22.50) today at all locations! Add a white v-neck, satin headband and leather flats to complete your look.


Don’t let the fun stop with your jeans… add our Embroidered Denim Jacket ($32.50) to the mix! You can even wear these together—trust us, we would.


Our Denim Zip Romper ($24) is giving us major J. Lo vibes—but in a very, very good way. It’s definitely a look we can’t wait to wear this spring.


Denim Mixing. We’ve styled this denim trench by Who What Wear ($15) from our Arden Way store with light wash skinnies from H&M. Add a bright heel and hoop earrings to take this Canadian tuxedo up a notch.

Tag us with your denim finds at #crossroadsfinds or @crossroadstrading after your next shopping trip to one of our locations!



March 21st, 2018 by Melanie Sutrathada 6 Pastel Outfits to Wear This Spring

Is an all-black color scheme your go-to fashion palette? Nothing wrong with that! But maybe you’re thinking of incorporating a little more color into your wardrobe. Pastels are everywhere this season, and they’re easy to wear for a punch of playfulness. This spring, master the art of styling pastel outfits using these looks for inspiration:


Tone down the brightness of a yellow skirt by pairing it with a white blouse.


When the spring dress code is pastels, why wouldn’t you pair your two favorites together?


Going full-on monochrome in a pastel color is an obvious choice in 2018. Enter: ultra violet, the Pantone Color of the Year!


Aimee Song demonstrates another way to style two pastel colors together: pair a pastel turtleneck with a furry pastel coat.


Add a handbag to create that extra pop of color. We love how the brights in this outfit pop off Jenn’s green pastel dress!


Up your color-blocking game by tucking a pastel sweater into a black mini skirt.


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March 16th, 2018 by Samantha Weaver New In: 3 Bags You Need This Spring

This spring season, there’s no shortage of must-have bags. In fact, our personal wish lists are overloaded with accessories in general. From belt bags to classic canvas totes, we’re sharing our favorite new arrivals you won’t want to miss this spring!


Lilac Belt Bag ($24, also available in black)
Pair this pastel belt bag with a jumpsuit or long flowy dress. When worn at the waist, this statement bag will double as—you guessed it—a belt. Up your street style edge by slinging it across your chest!


Holographic Purse ($24)
Color-shifting purses like this one change their hue depending on what you’re wearing. Be the bold unicorn you are and wear this iridescent crossbody with plenty of pink! It’s like a little bit of magic in a purse!


Baggu Canvas Drawstring Purse ($35) – coming soon!
Lightweight and sturdy, this bag can handle your daily book-and-water-bottle haul, making it a great everyday bag!

Come shop these new arrivals and more this weekend at your neighborhood Crossroads!


March 15th, 2018 by Melanie Sutrathada 6 Ways to Wear Denim

From jeans to oversized denim jackets, we’ll always have a special place for classic denim pieces in our wardrobe. If you’re in a fashion rut and want a few ideas for how to style your denim pieces, you’ve come to the right place.

Here are six different ways to wear denim this season!


When it comes to styling denim skirts, keep it simple by pairing it with a white or black blouse!


Don’t be afraid to wear an oversized denim jacket as a dress. Combat the lack of coverage by dressing this outfit up with over-the-knee-boots or thigh-high socks.


Left to my own devices, I’d wear denim overalls all the time. They’re not just comfy; this statement piece has gotten a major update since you wore them last in elementary school.


The key to mixing denim on denim is to pick two pieces that are similar in shade. Or, choose blue and black denim for another failproof combination.


This denim dress ensemble looks great with a belt or a fanny pack to break up the outfit.


You can never go wrong with mixing blue denim and black denim. It’s a great casual outfit for when you’re out and running errands!



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