Blog: Crossroads Style

September 11th, 2017 by Melanie Sutrathada 6 Fall Outerwear Pieces for the New Season

After another hot and humid summer, we’re excited for the weather to finally cool down. Fall is here, and what do you do when the weather starts to get chilly? Warming your hands in front of the heater is one option, but our favorite is having a handful of outerwear pieces to get you through those brisk fall days.

Here are six key fall outerwear pieces you should pick up this fall!

 

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1. With a classic olive green utility jacket and a scarf, you’re set for any and all fall outings this season. 

 

P2 - June Sixty Five

2. Recreate this look with a suede biker jacket and a plain white t-shirt.

 

P3 - Lisa Olsson

3. When the weather is colder than usual, slip into a long and cozy shearling jacket. Tone down the teddy-bear look by pairing it with some simple black clothing as your foundation. 

 

P4 - Masha Sedgwick

4. Nothing says fall quite like a rust-colored cardigan!

 

P5 - The Chriselle Factor

5. Trench coats are always a classic fall staple. They’re universally flattering, come in a variety of patterns, and–best of all—can instantly elevate an outfit.

 

P6 - Viva Luxury

6. The best thing about bomber jackets is that they’re incredibly versatile and can be worn in any season. For your next brunch out with your gal pals, go casual in bomber jacket paired with your favorite skinny jeans.

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September 8th, 2017 by Samantha Weaver New In: Embroidered and Velvet Pieces

This week, we’re featuring two of our favorite current trends: embroidery and velvet! These luxurious details are an easy way to start off your fall wardrobe with style.

 

Embroidery

Embroidered Peacock Blouse with Pleated Sleeves ($35.00) available at all locations; paired with All Saints Leather Tote ($120.00) available at our Seattle location on Broadway Avenue next week.

 

Kurt Geiger Embroidered and Bejeweled Flats (Size 10, $55) available at our Pasadena, CA store. Follow your local Crossroads store Instagram feed for new designer arrivals daily!

 

Embroidered Jumpsuit with Wide Leg ($48.50); paired with Firetrap Leather Motorcycle Jacket (Size small, $120) available soon at our Seattle location on Broadway Avenue.

 

VELVET

Fenty by Rihanna Puma Velvet Creepers seen at our Flatiron location in New York.

 

Pleated Velvet Midi Skirt ($38.50) paired with a yellow cashmere sweater and bright blue wool fedora.

 

Shop our newest arrivals at a Crossroads near you next week!

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September 7th, 2017 by Jennifer Beile 10 Celebrities That Are Going Makeup Free

#NoMakeupMonday has been a popular movement on Instagram, with even our favorite celebrities baring all and posting makeup-free selfies. For women who have the media telling them what is beautiful, there is something so empowering about showing oneself as is, no makeup and no filters. Are we finally moving towards individual beauty being the standard, instead of having someone tell us what is desirable? We can hope so! Until then, makeup-free selfies are a step in helping women everywhere become more confident with their bare-faced selves.

Take a look at some of our favorite celebs taking part in makeup-free selfies!

 

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Alicia Keys
Alicia has actually vowed to stop wearing makeup altogether, whether at home, on a red carpet, or for a photoshoot. In making a statement about the industry’s beauty standards, she has inspired so many young women to embrace their natural beauty as well.

 

Britney Spears

Britney Spears
Britney has always been that down-to-earth, sweet Southern girl since she took over pop music when she was 17, and to this day, she’s not afraid to bare her natural self to her fans.

 

Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato
Demi is not shy about being confident—in fact it is the focus of most of her music! Demi often goes makeup-free and has said that she practices daily affirmations to keep herself grounded and confident.

 

Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez
Selena knows that she has a huge influence on a lot of young women, and she isn’t afraid to go makeup-free. She lets her fans know that beauty is what is on the inside and that everyone is perfect as they are.

 

Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore
Drew is America’s favorite free spirit, and although she founded her own cosmetics line, she knows the value of natural beauty as well.

 

Kate Hudson

Kate Hudson
Kate Hudson is such an inspiration for health, fitness, and natural beauty. She has always had that natural glow about her and I love that she embraces it.

 

Chrissy Tiegen

Chrissy Teigen
No filter necessary, on photos or opinions. Chrissy is outspoken and has openly shared her thoughts on her insecurities while still making her confidence in herself clear.

 

Gal Gadot

Gal Gadot
Gal isn’t afraid to get real and honest. She’s spoken about the hardships of being a new mom while being so busy—yet she still looks as gorgeous as ever in her makeup-free selfie.

 

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez
She has always said that she’s still just “Jenny from the block.” She proves her realness time and time again on her Instagram, with behind-the-scenes peeks into her personal life, from full glam to stripped down.

 

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Adele
Though she’s known for that perfect winged eyeliner, Adele radiates beauty both with makeup and without.

 

Of course, makeup can be fun and empowering and artistic too! But it should be something that makes you happy. Whether you love makeup or not, what’s most important is feeling comfortable and YOU. We love seeing celebrities show us another side of themselves as part of an effort to embrace and empower women everywhere.

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September 5th, 2017 by Jennifer Beile The Fashion Blogger’s New Frontier: YouTube

As the Internet becomes saturated with fashion bloggers across all platforms, we’re seeing more and more bloggers turn to YouTube and adding vlogger—video blogger—to their resumes. When bloggers surpass the ‘blogger only’ status and amass a following large enough to partner with like-minded brands, they become influencers who use their own brand as marketing tools for others. They must be a multi-talented, marketing machine and take advantage of every opportunity to reach their followers and hold their attention.

Vlogging is nothing new. However,  high-profile bloggers have recently begun adding YouTube vlogging channels to their online presence. Adding vlogs means being able to show more personality. It gives bloggers a new way to share content aside from the still photographs on their blogs.  I love seeing my favorite bloggers share something a little more personal and real with their readers. The bloggers who are able to expand into video will be the bloggers who continue to grow their brand successfully.

Take a look at some of my favorite bloggers who also create great video content!

 

Wendy’s Lookbook

Wendy began taking advantage of YouTube long before other bloggers hopped on the train. She has gained a following of over 600,000 subscribers, with videos often breaking half a million views. Her most-viewed videos tend to fall under the “How to Wear” category; check out 25 Ways to Wear a Scarf in 4.5 Minutes (below), Maxi Skirt Pairings, and Pairings: Leather Jacket.

 

B. Jones Style

Beth was one of the first bloggers I fell in love with. She has always used YouTube as a tool, but she’s recently committed to posting a new video every week. I highly recommend her “What I Wore” videos, where she shares her outfits of the month. It gives me so much inspiration seeing how Beth is able to mix, match, and incorporate all her thrift and vintage finds into her wardrobe!

 

The Blonde Salad

Relatively new to vlogging, Chiara documents her world travels, beauty advice, and health and fitness routines for her loyal readers on her channel.

 

Song of Style

Aimee receives hundreds of thousands of views on her YouTube channel. Her specialty is videos showing her fans how to style one piece multiple ways. 9 Ways to Wear a White T-Shirt (below), 7 Ways to Wear Leggings, and 8 Ways to Wear a Slip Dress are a few of my favorites. Unlike many of the bloggers I love to follow, I have a small closet, and remixing is something that I practice and preach!

 

We Wore What

Danielle has added video to her ever-expanding blogger resume after experiencing positive feedback with her Snapchat and Instagram stories. She opens up about her beauty routines, shopping hauls, and fitness favorites on her channel.

 

Margo & Me

Jenny produces regular series on her YouTube channel, such as Deskside Diaries, The Beauty Edit, and My Style. They’re recorded in a makeshift studio in her dining room, bringing you closer to her everyday life. Although she only started vlogging in 2016, Jenny’s polished videos have true editorial vibes.

 

Something Navy

Arielle launched her YouTube channel just earlier this year, but she’s already managed to show her fans more of her personality. Between her carefully curated blog and her more personal channel, she has her followers hooked!

 

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September 1st, 2017 by Samantha Weaver New In: 5 Romantic Blouses for Fall

This week, our new collection includes five romantic blouses that can easily be dressed up or down. We’re outfitting these Victorian-inspired pieces with everything from distressed denim to a simple pencil skirt for the fall weather ahead.

 

Bell Sleeves

Full Lace Sleeve Blouse ($28.50)

 

Off-the-Shoulder

Black Lace Off-the-Shoulder Blouse ($30)

 

Tie-Front

Light Blue Tie-Front Blouse with Ruffle ($28.50)

 

Fringe Trim

Mock Neck Blouse with Lace & Fringe Trim ($28.50)

 

Full Lace

All-Over Lace Swing Top ($28.50)

Stop into Crossroads this weekend to add one (or all five!) of these gorgeous blouses to your budding fall wardrobe.

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