Blog: Crossroads Style

December 11th, 2019 by Samantha Furno 5 Winter Style Notes from French Fashionistas

There is no denying that Parisian style is one step ahead of the rest. French girls are often viewed as trendsetters with their seemingly effortless ability to pull together chic outfits on the daily! Rather than playing by the rules, these fashionistas create their own and can make even the simplest of outfits a hint more chic. As a fan of Parisian fashion myself, I’ve been noticing a few significant trends popping up on the feeds of my favorite French it-girls. Check out these must-try trends below that will instantly add some Parisian chicness to your style game this season.

An Unexpected Hue

French girls love a pop of color, plus they understand how to put together unexpected combinations which is an art form in itself! Noteworthy: French fashionistas seem to be gravitating towards this specific shade of purple at the moment!
French blogger wearing a green skirt with a fuchsia cardigan.

Classic Tweed

An ode to CoCo Chanel herself, tweed is a must-have fabric in any French girls’ wardrobe. Opt for a button down coat in this woolen fabric to instantly elevate your winter looks!
French woman wearing a grey tweed skirt suit.

Top it Off

Berets are synonymous with Parisian style and they are a fashion-forward alternative to winter’s typical headwear. Retire your favorite beanie for a classic beret this winter season.
Woman wearing a patterned blazer.

The Perfect Combo

Paris is quite chilly this time of year, but that doesn’t stop these fashionistas from wearing their favorite mini dresses! Wear a little black dress with opaque tights for a combo that is perfect for day to night wear and definitely French girl approved!
French woman wearing black dress with tights.

Matching from Head to Toe

French girls are masters at monochromatic dressing. Lighter nudes and soft cream shades have been colors of choice for these fashionistas this winter!
French woman wearing neutral tonal outfit.

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December 10th, 2019 by Jennifer Beile 5 Ways to Wear the Pantone Color of the Year Before 2020

The Pantone color of the year for 2020 has been announced as “classic blue”. Tame in comparison to years past, including vibrant colors like living coral and ultraviolet, classic blue is a breath of fresh air that seeks to rejuvenate us for the new year. Pantone explains why classic blue was chosen as the color of 2020: “Instilling calm, confidence, and connection, this enduring blue hue highlights our desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era.” All in all, classic blue seeks to emit what we are all hoping a new year brings us, personally and as a community. Whether you are new to wearing blue or it has always been in your rotation, continue for below for inspiration on refreshing your style with the classic color.

Velvet & Shine

Reinvigorate your typical holiday party attire style with a twist on classic blue in a lush fabric like velvet or sequins.
Woman wearing velvet blazer in Pantone blue.

Brighten Up Your Knitwear

Cold-weather dressing oftentimes sees us sticking to neutrals and warm color tones. Try adding some cool, bright tones to your winter wardrobe with a bold blue sweater.
Woman wearing oversized sweater in Pantone blue.

Retire Your LBD Party Dress

Black will always be classic, but blue will make you stand out in the crowd.
Woman wearing shiny Pantone blue dress.

Refresh Your Outerwear

If you’re investing in your outerwear this season, try adding a vibrant blue to the mix to add color atop your everyday look.
Woman wearing navy blue outerwear with denim.

Bold Accents

Not quite sure blue is your color? Even small accents, like blue shoes, will punch up your look.
Woman wearing multicolored sweater.

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December 10th, 2019 by Jennifer Beile 5 Ways to Wear the Pantone Color of the Year Before 2020

The Pantone color of the year for 2020 has been announced as “classic blue”. Tame in comparison to years past, including vibrant colors like living coral and ultraviolet, classic blue is a breath of fresh air that seeks to rejuvenate us for the new year. Pantone explains why classic blue was chosen as the color of 2020: “Instilling calm, confidence, and connection, this enduring blue hue highlights our desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era.” All in all, classic blue seeks to emit what we are all hoping a new year brings us, personally and as a community. Whether you are new to wearing blue or it has always been in your rotation, continue for below for inspiration on refreshing your style with the classic color.

Velvet & Shine

Reinvigorate your typical holiday party attire style with a twist on classic blue in a lush fabric like velvet or sequins.
Woman wearing velvet blazer in Pantone blue.

Brighten Up Your Knitwear

Cold-weather dressing oftentimes sees us sticking to neutrals and warm color tones. Try adding some cool, bright tones to your winter wardrobe with a bold blue sweater.
Woman wearing oversized sweater in Pantone blue.

Retire Your LBD Party Dress

Black will always be classic, but blue will make you stand out in the crowd.
Woman wearing shiny Pantone blue dress.

Refresh Your Outerwear

If you’re investing in your outerwear this season, try adding a vibrant blue to the mix to add color atop your everyday look.
Woman wearing navy blue outerwear with denim.

Bold Accents

Not quite sure blue is your color? Even small accents, like blue shoes, will punch up your look.
Woman wearing multicolored sweater.

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Devember 9th, 2019 by Morgan Weinstein Staff Style Spotlight: Hannah

Photo of staff member, Hannah.
Meet Hannah! We asked employees at our Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 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.
Diptych of staff member, Hannh wearing grey dress.

What is your favorite thing about working at Crossroads?

I love my team! Everyone is super sweet and helpful! We keep the stress to a minimum.

Tell us about a Crossroads find that got away.

The first week I worked here there was this pair of bright red cowboy boots with black flames that I was OBSESSED with, but waited too long to buy.
Photo of staff member, Hannah, wearing red pants and printed top.

What would you LOVE to see come into your Crossroads?

If a pair of Demonias come through, I’m going to FLIP.

What is your favorite winter trend?

I’m a huge fan of layering sweaters on sweaters on sweaters. No such thing as too cozy.
Triptych of staff member Hannah modeling brightly-colored outfit.

Top tips for selling at Crossroads?

Make sure the items you bring in are appropriate for the season.
Solo photo Hannah, highlighting printed top.

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December 6th, 2019 by Jennifer Beile Friday Favorites: December 6th, 2019

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

Store Finds

Jenny found this brilliant plaid coat at her local Crossroads to add color to her winter wardrobe. Remember to share your favorite #CrossroadsFinds on Instagram!
Customer wearing store finds for Friday post.

Street Style Inspo

I never knew that I needed a salmon colored corduroy suit until now! Karen completes her look perfectly with a pair of snakeskin statement booties.

Woman wearing salmon-colored suit for Friday post inspiration.

Celeb Style Inspo

Jennifer Lopez at The Gotham Awards is a total NYE vibe!
Jennifer Lopez wearing a textured dress for Friday inspiration.

2019 People’s ‘People of the Year’

People Magazine has released its list of ‘People of the Year‘ and it includes powerhouses like Michelle Obama, Jennifer Lopez, Jennifer Aniston,  and Taylor Swift.

Stella McCartney for Vogue Magazine

Stella McCartney covers Vogue Magazine’s January 2020 issue and leads a discussion of sustainability in fashion and how it has become the focal point in her business.
Photo of Stella McCartney in a field.

2019 British Fashion Awards

Tracee Ellis Ross hosted the 2019 British Fashion Awards this year and there was no shortage of stunning looks in the room of A-listers and fashion icons.

2019 American Music Awards

The 2019 American Music Awards’ red carpet was full of vibrant color and bold silhouettes and the stage brought out the best of the best!

2019 Latin Grammy Awards

Would you expect anything less than amazing from the red carpet of the Latin Grammy Awards? The star of the carpet? Sophia Carson and her stunning train!

Pantone Reveals the 2020 Color of the Year

Pantone reveals that the 2020 color of the year is classic blue, a timeless and dependable hue.

Celeb Flashback Friday

Busy Philipps proves she’s always just been herself.
Flashback Friday post of Busy Philipps.

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