Blog: Crossroads Style

June 17th, 2016 by Samantha Weaver New Arrivals – What’s Your Jewelry Style?

Jewelry is an easy way to update any outfit, especially during the summer months when there are so many trends to choose from. This week, we’re showing off a wide range of jewelry styles available at Crossroads to help you to identify which piece is right for you, no matter your current mood.

The Minimalist

Your Style: You pick pieces in silver or gold that are simple and don’t overpower your outfit. These “barely there” earrings and necklaces are classic but feature a modern twist.

Shop Left to Right: Stick Lariat Necklace ($10.50); Wire Wrapped Necklace ($12); Bar Pull-Through Earring, ($9.50); Tiny Moon Necklace ($10.50); DNA Earrings ($10.50); XOXO Studs ($6); V Shape Necklace ($9); Bar Studs ($7.50); Love Earrings ($9.50).

 

The Bohemian

Your Style: You live for the weekend. Your jewelry reflects your laid-back attitude as well as your appreciation for intricate accents. Plus, you love fringe.

Shop Left to Right: Black Fringe Earrings ($12.50); Silver Coin Necklace ($35); Green Stone Ring ($12.50); 3-Pack Beaded Earring Set ($15); Pink Fringe Earring ($9); Embossed Turquoise & Silver Cuff ($16.50); 3-Strand Dangle Earring ($9.50); Square Stone Necklace ($22.50).

 

The Nature Girl

Your Style: You love anything that puts you in touch with Mother Earth; elements, stars, and flora and fauna are your go-to.

Shop Left to Right: Star Locket ($15); Wolf Pendant ($13.50); Daisy Looking Glass ($16.50); Floral Locket in Gold ($13.50); Bottle of Flowers in Assorted Colors ($15).

 

The Trendsetter

Your Style: You test the limits with fashion, so why not with jewelry too? You’re not afraid to take risks, and you live for conversation pieces. When it comes to choosing earrings, the edgier the better.

Shop Left to Right: Conversation Heart ($9.50); Mini Knife ($12); Whistle—it works! ($12); Training Whistle ($12); Eyeball Earrings ($12); Nail Ring ($7.50); 7 Tiers Chain Necklace ($20); Triangles on Chain ($15).

 

The Eccentric

Your Style: Bold colors and shapes are all part of the fun. You like to experiment with larger pieces that feature chunky, natural textures and materials. Sometimes your taste in jewelry resembles something your college art professor would have worn, but what can you say? She had great taste in jewelry.

Shop Left to Right: Mixed Metal Choker ($17.50); Wooden Clock ($22.50); Shell Fringe Necklace ($22.50).

All items available at a Crossroads location near you!

What’s your jewelry style?

 

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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 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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May 27th, 2016 by Samantha Weaver Tie-Dye: Modern Ways to Wear It Right

Tie-dye is such a fun print to wear, especially in the spring and summer when you want to add a splash of color to your look. Don’t go digging for that DIY tie-dye shirt you made at summer camp just yet; first, let us show you how to wear it the right way.

1. Paired with Neutrals
Tame your tie-dyes by wearing them in neutral—the muted color will instantly upgrade these wild prints from tacky to chic. Our Tie-Dye Tunic ($17.50) is available at Crossroads stores in peach and tan.

2. Tie-Dye Maxi Dress
Slip into a tie-dye maxi dress for instant summer vibes. Cool and casual, this is my favorite way to wear tie-dye.

3. Pastels
Go for pastels if you are looking for a softer, more feminine look. Tie-dyed hair looks cool but is very difficult to maintain, so I’d opt for our High Neck Pastel Tank ($9.50) instead.

4. Marbled
If bright and colorful isn’t for you, try a marbled tie-dye print in black and white.

Our Marbled Shorts ($9.50) paired with a basic white tee are begging for a trip to the boardwalk. Grab your largest summer tote and a pair of espadrille sandals to finish the look.

…Guys love tie-dye too!

Guys look great in tie-dye. Head to your nearest Crossroads location for our men’s Tie-Dye Knit Tees ($9.50).

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May 24th, 2016 by Jennifer Beile Bomber Jackets: The ‘It’ Transition Piece

The bomber is the jacket of the spring/summer season and I want to make sure that you have plenty of options for mixing it into your wardrobe. I consider it the perfect lightweight transitional piece: it works with everything from denim to a silk dress. Check out my round up below for tips on how to add a bomber into your wardrobe.

 Dress it Up
Throw a bomber jacket over a dress to create a balance between tomboy and street style.
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Oversized
Take it back to the ‘90s and find an oversized bomber to create contrast with fitted outfits.
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Vibrate Prints and Colors
Use your jacket to add a burst or print of color to your basics.
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Keep it Classic
When all else fails, throw a bomber jacket over your basics to reach ultimate cool girl status.
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