Blog: Crossroads Style

October 7th, 2019 by Samantha Furno A Preview of the Pantone Color Trends for Spring 2020

If you’re a fan of staying in line with certain trends like I am, then I bet you’ll be excited to hear that Pantone has finally released its color trends for spring 2020. Twelve youthful and friendly hues make up this spring color report. From a vibrant red hue, labeled Flame Scarlet, to a luscious and futuristic purple tone, known as Grape Compote, spring’s various trending hues are a fantastic way to liven up any outfit! It may be a bit early to start thinking about spring while we are just settling into the early fall season, but who says we can’t get a jumpstart on these color trends?! Here are some of my favorite Pantone hues from the report and some stylish ways that I’ve been seeing some these colors already being worn!

Coral Pink

Who says pastels are only for spring?! Playing around with a feminine hue like coral pink is the perfect way to add some femininity to a stylish fall outfit.
Woman wearing pantone coral pink overcoat.

Sunlight

A bit mellower than the yellows that were trending this past summer season, but perfect adding a little bit of warmth to your cooler weather looks!
Woman wearing Pantone sunlight cropped trousers with green cat heels.

Cinnamon Stick

This luxurious hue makes it easy to add a bit of spice to any wardrobe!
Woman wearing Pantone cinnamon stick-colored jumper.

Chive

Greens have been trending for a while, but this fresh hue is slightly more whimsical and equally as chic as your other favorite green hues.
Blogger wearing a chive-colored suit with flip flops.

Grape Compote

If you want to add an unexpected color to your outfit, then Grape Compote is just he hue for you!
Woman wearing Pantone grape boots with a patterned skirt.

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October 4th, 2019 by Jennifer Beile Friday Favorites: October 4th, 2019

Happy Friday! The following are my favorite style & pop culture images, articles, and moments to wrap up the week. Enjoy!

Store Finds

Elizabeth found the perfect pair of jeans at her local Crossroads Trading Co just in time for fall. Remember to share your favorite #CrossroadsFinds on Instagram!

Woman wearing pink ruffled top for Friday post.

Street Style Finds

Plaid, mixed prints, and jewel-tones are giving me all the perfect Friday fall vibes!

Woman wearing tartan patterned dress in fall leaves for Friday post.

Celeb Style Inspo

Alexa Chung pairs a chunky knit and midi skirt for a flawless outfit to make it through the tricky transitional weather.

Alexa Chung wearing black skirt and patterned sweater for Friday post.

Danielle Bernstein Launches “MOE Assist”

Danielle Bernstein of We Wore What launches her first tech initiative, MOE Assist, the first project management tool for influencers made by an influencer. Read more about the technology and features of MOE Assist and how Danielle is using her style blogging roots to create her own successful path here.

Danielle Bernstein with a quote from an article.

Breaking the Fashion Industry Glass Ceiling

Tresemmé and Vital Voices created a campaign, Women Lead the Way, in which they strive for gender equality in the fashion industry through mentoring, hiring, and promoting women into leadership positions. Read more about who is involved and what the campaign hopes to accomplish here and take the pledge here.

Bold text reading "#Women Lead the Way"

 

Why Fast Fashion is a Feminist Issue

I’ve been reading a lot about sustainable fashion lately, and I am finally starting to see the topic come up in the mainstream media and I couldn’t be happier! I love this essay about the deeper issue of fast fashion and how far it really cuts and what measures need to be taken to begin to correct it. They believe in it so much that they created Miljo, a place where you can go for all information and teachings on sustainable fashion and how to be a part of a movement.

Illustration for Friday post of hands grabbing at a shirt.

How a Dior Dress Is Made

I am absolutely fascinated by the creation of art in the form of fashion. I can’t sew a stitch or barely draw a straight line, so bravo to those who design and create the amazing artwork that we call fashion!

Not All Heroes Wear Capes

Gigi Hadid assisted in capturing YouTuber Marie Benoliel who crashed the runway at the Chanel fashion show.

Introducing Mr. & Mrs. Bieber… Again

Justin and Hailey Bieber had a lavish wedding ceremony a year after marrying in a civil ceremony. Congrats to the happy couple!

Photo of Justin and Hailey Beiber

Celeb Flashback Friday

Danielle Fishel posts the ultimate hair raising flashback to celebrate national hair day.

Flashback Friday post of a Danielle Fishel as a kid.

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October 3rd, 2019 by Jennifer Beile The Essential Fall Piece that Every Celeb is Falling For

Cardigans have always been essential for fall, but this season’s modern updates, like cropped styles, statement sleeves, and bold prints, have elevated the once simple layering knit into a trend-forward, edgy autumnal piece. Take a look at how Katie Holmes, Kaia Gerber, Bella Hadid, and Chrissy Teigen have been wearing this season’s must-have cardigan.

Mix Prints & Textures

Use a cardigan as a way to experiment with mixing prints and textures with your outfit to make a bold statement this season.

Classic, Preppy Layering

If the weather is still mild, and a second layer is hit or miss, you’ll love the 80’s preppy trend of tying your cardigan around your shoulders.

Woman wearing essential cardiang over the shoulders.

Forgo Layering & Wear it as a Top

Find a cardigan with a bit of structure and forgo the layer underneath, creating a top out of your chunky knitted cardigan for an edgy twist on the preppy style.

Woman wearing cardigan instead of a shirt as the essential piece.

Play With Proportions

We all love a long, chunky cardigan to cozy up to during the crisp weather. Try layering your essential cardigan with a jacket (under or atop!) for more warmth.

Woman layering a long cardigan under a jacket.

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October 1st, 2019 by Jennifer Beile The Five 80’s Trends You’ll be Seeing this Fall & How to Style Them

Trends cycling back into fashion from the 80’s is not new. This year, we have seen the resurgence of kitten heels, bike shorts, neon colors, and chunky sneakers take over, but this fall more trends that we (rightfully so) bid adieu to more than two decades ago will be cycling back into style. The key to pulling off these bold 80’s trends without looking like you’re dressed in your Halloween costume is subtly. The art of being subtle while trying to style neon colors, bows, lace or taffeta, exaggerated sleeve and shoulder details seems almost impossible. The solution to keeping it simple to focus on one aspect of a trend you’re interested in and build an outfit around it, not completely of it, and keep the rest of the outfit understated.

Acid Wash Denim

One of the many current denim trends is the rise of acid wash jeans. This faded wash is not being resigned to just your bottoms, but jackets, dresses, jumpsuits; all things denim have been popping up in a throwback acid wash.
Woman wearing the 80's acid wash trend as a jacket and jeans.

Prairie Dresses

Ruffles, lace, and puffy sleeve details are all components that make up the sweet, nostalgic prairie dress that is feminine, pretty, and flattering for all body types and can be styled in a variety of ways, from rocker chic to free-spirited boho.
Woman wearing a patterned prairie dress with white ankle booties.

Strong Shoulders

Shoulder pads are back! They may not be as big as they were in the 80’s but the strong detail will give you the confidence that you deserve to carry yourself. Throw a strong-shouldered blazer atop your outfit for a smart casual look.
Blogger wearing brown 80's style blazer with designer purse.

Scarf Prints

Traditional scarf motifs have been expanded from strictly scarves to blouses, skirted, dresses and even accenting accessories and jackets. Pair these bold pieces with otherwise minimalist outfits to make a statement this season.
Woman wearing classic 80's style scarf print dress

Classic Prep

My Instagram feed is full of influencers and style gurus knotting their sweaters over their shoulders, layering a collared button-down under a simple knit sweater, and pairing trousers with loafers, all a nod to the classic prep school chic of the 80’s.
Blogger wearing classic 80's style prep with sweater tied around the neck.

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September 30th, 2019 by Samantha Furno 5 Fall Trends that are Totally 90’s

There is no denying that the 90’s were a decade in fashion that will truly never be forgotten. This past summer, we saw quite a few nostalgic trends popping up (i.e. bucket hats & singlet tanks) and now that fall is in full swing, we can fully expect to see even more trends inspired by this eclectic decade! I, for one, am super excited to add some 90’s inspired pieces and trends to my cooler weather wardrobe! I’ve rounded up some of my favorite 90’s inspired trends that I have been seeing on Instagram lately and I have a feeling that these looks will inspire you to add some throwback flair to your fall fits!

Longline Jacket

From head to toe, this look is totally reminiscent of the 90’s! Longline leather jackets were a must-have layering piece back then and this chic and functional silhouette is definitely making a comeback for fall 2019.woman wearing 90's style long printed jacket.

Corduroy

Soft and comfortable, corduroy is a great textile to incorporate into your wardrobe for some 90’s flair this season!
Woman in 90's style brown corduroy jacket.

A Cute Cardigan

Like long line jackets, cardigans were a go-to layering piece of the 1990’s and these fitted layers are totally on trend for fall when you wear them strategically buttoned as a top!
Influencer wearing white cardigan with patterned skirt.

Animal Print

Channel your 90’s spirit animal by incorporating this fun print into any outfit for fall!
Woman wearing rust colored jacket with patterned top.

Branded Anything

Just like the 90’s, labeled and monogrammed styles are a trend that we are seeing a lot more of for fall!
Woman wearing a 90's style crewneck with branding across the front and denim.

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