Blog: Crossroads Style

Friday March 6th, 2020 by Jennifer Bender Friday Favorites: March 6th, 2020

Happy Friday! The following are a round-up of style and pop culture favorites from the week. Enjoy!

Store Find

Amy found the perfect spring-inspired statement sleeve blouse at her local Crossroads Trading. Statement sleeves are a huge spring trend. See how to wear them here! Remember to share your favorite #CrossroadsFinds on Instagram!

Crossroads recycled fashion statement sleeves spring trend Style Pop Culture Favorites

Street Style Inspo

Mary struts her stuff in a trending monochromatic blue denim look. See more of the hottest spring color trends here.

street style inspiration blue denim spring color trends Style Pop Culture Favorites

Celeb Style Inspo

No surprise that Zoe Kravitz stole the show whilst sitting front row for the Saint Laurent runway show during Paris Fashion Week.

Zoe Kravitz YSL Paris Fashion Week celebrity style inspiration Style Pop Culture Favorites

A Lesson in Career Longevity With Forever Icon Alexa Chung

Alexa Chung’s career may just be the definition of fashion “It Girl”, having several titles attached to her name, including trendsetter, global fashion icon, fashion designer, and television presenter. Her newest venture is co-host of Netflix’s ‘Next In Fashion’, a competition-based reality show between working fashion designers throughout the world. Read more on Alexa Chung’s staying power on Who What Wear.

Alexa Chung for Who What Wear Style Pop Culture Favorites

The Chill Life of Sophie Turner

Sophie Turner radiates on the cover of Elle Magazine this month and goes into depth about mental health, what she really thought of Joe Jonas on their first date, and what her next career steps are. Here the cover story here.

Sophie Turner Elle Magazine Cover story 2020 Style Pop Culture Favorites

The New Off-Duty-Model Look at Fashion Week Is All Business

The off-duty model uniform of jeans, a crisp t-shirt, and a sleek leather jacket has seemingly been replaced by tailored suiting. From Gigi Hadid in plaid to Jourdan Dunn in pinstripes, see the latest off-duty model looks during Fashion Week here.

Karlie Kloss off model duty uniform tailored suit Style Pop Culture Favorites

Lady Gaga – Stupid Love

Lady Gaga released her lead single, “Stupid Love” from her upcoming Chromatica album, which is promising to bring the singer back to her pop/dance roots.

Harry Styles Defies Gender Norms in “Falling” Video

Harry Styles is consistently defying gender norms in terms of fashion, from wearing jumpsuits to couture dresses, Harry once again showcases his fluid fashion in the video for “Falling”.

Katy Perry Announces Pregnancy in New Music Video

Katy Perry announced that she is pregnant in her new music video for “Never Worn White”. Congratulations to Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom!

Celeb #FlashbackFriday

Kim Kardashian posts her high school yearbook photo, proving that she never went through an awkward stage.

Kim Kardashian flashback friday highschool photo Style Pop Culture Favorites

 

What were your favorite style and pop culture favorites this week?

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March 4th 2020, By Samantha Furno Sell This, Shop That

Spring is officially a few weeks out and now is the ideal time to do a bit of seasonal organizing within your wardrobe! When it comes to a closet cleanout, I’ve found the best way to sort through the chaos within my closet is by categorizing my pieces into three piles: keep, sell and donate. Prior to diving into my organization, I always take a peek at the Crossroads selling guide so I can make sure that I am setting aside pieces that are aligned with the current buying needs of my local Crossroads.

Since I recently did a cleanout myself, I wanted to share with you a few styles that are worth bringing to Crossroads to sell, as well as styles that are worth shopping for as a replacement!

Sell:Co-Ords & Buy:Slip Dresses

woman in tan silky slip dress

Matching sets, also known as co-ords, are a fantastic and effortless duo for any spring line-up, but if you’re ready to part with that set that’s been sitting in your wardrobe for the past year, then I highly recommend seeking out a chic, mid-length slip dress for spring instead!

Sell:Sequins & Buy:Lace

woman in white lace dress

Sequins are listed on the current selling guide at Crossroads, so go ahead and bring in those holiday-inspired pieces and seek out a fresh lace style for the new season.

Sell:Neon & Buy:Pastels

yellow floral pastel dress

Neon is still very much having its moment in fashion, but if you’re ready to switch up the hues in your wardrobe this season, go ahead and add your neon styles to your sell pile and shop around for some softer, pastel hues! 

Sell:Trench Coat & Buy:A Blazer

blazer demi, and t-shirt combo

Trench coats are right in line with this season’s tailoring trend, but so are blazers! Trade out your long line trench for a blazer that is slightly oversized and patterned for that ultimate cool girl vibe!

 

Wondering what other trends Crossroads is looking for right now? Check out the selling guide!

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Tuesday March 3rd, 2020 by Jennifer Bender 5 Refreshing Color Trends for Spring

While we may still be wrapped up in sweaters and coats, spring is quickly sneaking up on us. We are on the verge of the season that has me daydreaming about basking in the bright sunshine and constantly scouring for inspiration, including refreshing color trends for spring. The one element of my wardrobe that I love updating for a new season are the colors that I choose to highlight and add to my closet. As much as I love my black, white, and neutral dominated wardrobe, adding color at the beginning of a new season instantly uplifts my spirits.

Prepare for the new season by revitalizing the color palette in your closet with some of the most refreshing color trends for spring.

Shades of Green

An unexpected shade of olive green, typically reserved for fall, Biscay green, a calming aqua shade, and the jewel-toned emerald have swiftly taken over as one of the hottest shades of spring. See how Dalia from our Melrose store has added olive to her spring wardrobe.

Laura Byrnes Shades of green spring color trend

Hues of Blue

From classic blue to faded denim, the addition of this traditional color will ease you into adding more colors to your wardrobe for spring.

Aimee Song Hues of blue spring color trend

Bright & Bold Yellows and Oranges

Not surprisingly, bright and bold colors ranging from saffron yellow to orange peel have been incorporated into all styles, from romantic florals to bold monochromatic looks to chic accessories.

Caitlyn Warakomski Yellow Orange spring color trend

Vibrant Purples & Pinks

Wondering how to wear shades of purple and pink without perpetually looking like a child? Look for vibrant shades of these colors, from rich grape compote to bold coral pink.

Karen Blanchard Purple pink spring color trend

Flame Scarlet

And finally, for a showstopping, not to be missed look, try the boldest of colors: flame scarlet.

Casey Goode Quigley red spring color trend

Which colors are you excited to add to your spring wardrobe transition?

Having a hard time fitting all the new spring clothes in your closet? Find out how to Buy/Sell/Trade with Crossroads here.

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Friday February 28th, 2020 by Jennifer Bender Friday Favorites: February 28th, 2020

Happy Friday! The following are a round-up of style and pop culture favorites from the week. Enjoy!

Store Find

Rachel pulled together her transitional spring outfit with a neutral pullover found at her local Crossroads Trading. Remember to share your favorite #CrossroadsFinds on Instagram!

Crossroads secondhand finds style favorites

Street Style Inspo

Viktoria nails transitional spring dressing in a flowing maxi dress and a neutral layering piece. Read more about the key pieces for a smooth winter to spring wardrobe transition that you may already have in your closet.

spring street style favorites milan fashion week

Celeb Style Inspo

Ashley Benson and Cara Delevingne are a chic duo during Milan Fashion Week.

celebrity street style cara delevingne and ashley benson milan fashion week

 

The Best of Paris Fashion Week Street Style

Paris FW draws an end to the fall 2020 fashion week extravaganza and the street style is just as fresh and chic as is assumed! See some of the best street style looks here.

paris fashion week street style favorites

Celebrities Who Have Recycled Their Red Carpet Looks

Joaquin Phoenix committed to wearing the same custom Stella McCartney tuxedo during the 2019 awards season and it got me thinking if any other celebrities recycled their famous looks. With a bit of research, I found that it’s more common than I thought! Click here to see celebrities who have recycled their red carpet looks.

elizabeth banks rewears red carpet dress

Giorgio Armani Sparks Controversy When Speaking Out Against Trends

“I am tired of hearing about trends. They are nothing. I want to improve the woman who lives now. There’s all this musing about the past as a trend, but I don’t agree with it at all,” said Armani. Read the rest of his remark here and why the fashion legend wants to stop pushing certain female images onto the masses. 

Giorgio Armani portrait

The 2020 Brit Awards Red Carpet

The Brit Awards were full of welcomed adventurous styles! See all the best red carpet looks here.

Ellie Goulding Brit Awards 2020

The 2020 NAACP Image Awards

Similarly, the NAACP Image Awards had an amazing red carpet not to be missed!

Yara Shahidi NAACP Image awards

Why Owning Fewer Clothes Makes You a Better Dresser

The idea of a capsule wardrobe has always been a bit daunting. Can a limited wardrobe of staple pieces possibly fuel your creative outlet and satisfy your love of style and fashion? The idea of a capsule wardrobe has become quite popular in recent years and 2020 may just be the year it goes mainstream. Whether for monetary reasons or sustainability reasons, read more on how a capsule wardrobe can actually improve your style in the long run. If you’re interested in a capsule wardrobe, see my tips here.

Capsule Wardrobe Winter Street Style Emma Hill

Celeb #FlashbackFriday

Victoria Beckham proves she’s more than just posh in this sporty throwback!

Victoria Beckham Flashback Friday throwback photo

What were your style and pop culture favorites this week?
Love sustainable secondhand fashion?  Crossroads Trading has 37 U.S. store locations.  Learn more here.
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STAFF STYLE SPOTLIGHT: DALIA

 

Staff Leaning on parking meter

Meet Dalia! We asked employees at our Melrose Avenue store to bring their style and star in our latest Crossroads photoshoot wearing their favorite Crossroads finds. Take a look at her photos and read about her style.

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What is your favorite thing about working at Crossroads?

Sharing ideas and opinions about trends and incorporating our own style.

Tell us about a Crossroads find that got away.

A cow print jacket. I didn’t think anyone would buy it so soon!

 

girl smiling with bag

What are you dying to see come into your Crossroads?

Platform boots! I’m a sucker for a good platform!

What is your favorite Spring trend?

Anything with a flower print, but still wearing boots!

split photo of smiling girl

Top tips for selling at Crossroads?

Check in first. Come by and see what we have on the floor. Clean your items so they look their best! Patience and a good conversation will make it a great experience!

girl standing by door

Inspired to work in the fashion industry? You could join the Crossroads team, check out our career page!

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