Taking care of your wardrobe will not only save you money in the long run, it will also keep your clothes and accessories looking new and clean for the duration you wear them. These tips are a great way to get the most out of your wardrobe, and they’ll help you out when you do decide to part ways with your used clothes and accessories; you’ll have more luck selling to Crossroads for cash or new clothes!
Check out five simple tips for preserving your wardrobe below!
1. Find a Tailor
It may seem counterintuitive to spend money to save money, but tailoring your investment pieces to fit you perfectly will keep you from tugging and rearranging the fabric all day. Plus, you’re more likely to wear and keep an item longer if it fits properly.
2. Learn Basic Sewing Techniques
Being able to mend simple tears or re-secure a loose button on your favorite pieces of clothing will help restore them. Fix a small problem yourself to prevent it from becoming too big to repair on your own.
3. Launder Carefully
Be sure to read and follow the care instructions on the labels of your clothing before you throw them in the washer and dryer. There is a reason different fabrics have different instructions. Additionally, not every piece of clothing needs to be washed after each wear. For example, steaming a blouse will remove wrinkles and refresh the fabric.
4. Store Clothes Properly
Knowing when to hang versus fold your clothing will help prevent stretching and wrinkling. Fold t-shirts, thicker fabric bottoms, and sweaters to keep their shape. Hang blouses, trousers, dresses, and heavier tops (like leather jackets and blazers). If you store out-of-season clothing, be sure to keep it in a cool, dry place and use moth balls or lavender.
5. Remove Scuff Marks from Shoes
You probably already have a few of the household products that will remove scuff marks from a variety of shoe fabrics, from canvas to leather. Mix equal parts water and baking soda, nail polish remover, or even toothpaste, dip a cotton ball into your cleaning solution, and use a circular motion to gently rub off scuff marks.
Please help me welcome Sarah to the Crossroads Style Council!
Sarah is a beauty and fashion blogger based out of Portland, Oregon. She loves sphinx cats and ’60s style and knows everything there is to know about owning and maintaining a pixie cut!
Sarah describes her look as classic, minimal and a li’l bit funky — and we can’t get enough of it!
Brunette, platinum, and everything in between—Sarah’s all about that #PixiePower, and we agree it’s stylish as hell.
There’s no need to dress like everyone else. It’s much more fun to create your own look.”
Nearly three months into 2018, your fitness goals are still on track… but maybe you’re losing steam and getting a bit bored. Fitness isn’t just physical; your mindset has to be on the right track too. Something as simple as new, cute activewear may just be the bit of inspiration you’re looking for to keep kicking butt in (and out) of the gym!
It’s time to throw out that old sports bra you’ve been wearing since college and toss your old high school tee with permanent sweat marks. Give your workout gear a facelift with these functional and fashionable activewear lines.
Founded by actress and fitness buff Kate Hudson, this subscription-based activewear line has so many great prints and pre-coordinated sets!
2. Tory Sport
A performance activewear line by Tory Burch, Tory Sport combines fashion with active- and athleisure- wear so you can truly go from the yoga studio to brunch.
3. Core 10
This edgy Amazon activewear line will make you feel like you’ve conquered your workout before you’ve even started!
This Los Angeles-based company has created the perfect activewear line: functional and fashionable in a range of colors and prints!
It’s all in the name. Stronger has created an activewear line to inspire you towards the strongest version of yourself!
If you follow Crossroads on Instagram, you may have seen that the SoCal members of the Crossroads Style Council took a road trip to Santa Barbara together. We met early in the morning to drive up the beautiful coast to the Crossroads store on State Street, and we were challenged to create an outfit in just one hour (you can see all those looks below!).
After styling up our looks (and collectively buying so many goodies!), we walked over to eat at the newly opened Smithy Kitchen + Bar, which was a hit! If you’re in the area, it’s a great place for a leisurely lunch break. After lunch, we stopped for a coffee refuel at The French Press and headed back to Los Angeles.
I had been to Santa Barbara only once before, and this trip really solidified that I am officially in love. The entire town is darling, especially the neighborhood the store is in! We would love to see you in your Crossroads neighborhood, where you eat, drink, and play! Hashtag #CrossroadsNeighborhood on Instagram to share your community with us.
Pit stop turned photoshoot!
Getting to know our #CrossroadsNeighborhood in Santa Barbara:
Time to shop!
Here are all the looks that we styled from our Crossroads Finds!
Cassidy // Instagram
Jennifer // Instagram
Our shopping trip and style challenge was a success!
I had so much fun with these ladies and I cannot wait until our next adventure!
It takes creativity and courage to wear the metallic fashion trend so boldly. The key to styling metallics? Choose smaller metallic accent pieces, or style larger ones with minimalist pieces that won’t be too distracting. For a look at some expert styling, check out how our favorite fashion bloggers styled six different metallic pieces to build their cohesive, fashion-forward outfits!
If you want a metallic skirt to serve as the focal point of your outfit, wear it with a neutral top. If you want extra style points for creativity, pair your metallic skirt with a sheer-colored blouse!
Take a page out of Want Get Repeat’s style playbook and pair your metallic pants with a pop of color.
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