The origins of preppy style originate from “preparatory schools,” private institutions synonymous with wealth, status, and typically, privilege and exclusivity, all of which are currently foreign to the modern fashion world. As with the traits of the origins of the style becoming outdated, so is the somewhat vanilla, minimalistic tailored style of the classic preppy visual. Update your preppy style for the modern age with simple layers and additions of edge and unexpected details, putting an eclectic spin on the classic silhouettes and buttoned-up style.
Step Up Your Plaid
Plaid has long been a staple of the classic preppy image. Revitalize your plaid and focus on unique colors and unexpected ways to wear the print, like Blair’s tailored plaid jumpsuit, to add a modern spin on a classic print.
Reinvent Your Cardigan
We’ve seen the traditional cardigan come a long way in terms of utility and style this past year. Wear it buttoned-up as a top or throw it over your shoulders for a modern twist on a conventional piece.
Play With Fabrics
Add a Statement Piece
With that winter chill in full force, the only way to survive the cold during these winter months is by layering. The act of layering is synonymous with the season. Although it may seem like a chore when you’re getting dressed to brave the cold, consider layering as a thought-out part of your style routine instead and you’ll be sure to take your winter style to the next level! I’ve outlined 5 simple tips below that will ensure that you’re a layering master this winter season.
Start with a Stylish Base
Hoodie & Jacket Combo
It’s All in The Accessories
Blanket scarves, pom-pom beanies, printed gloves; no matter what you choose to top off your cozy fit, you’ll be sure to be bundled to the max! Be bold and try something in a vibrant hue or even a trendy leopard print!
Opt for a Vest
Double Up on Sweaters
Meet Cynthia, a Crossroads Floor Supervisor. 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.
What is your favorite thing about working at Crossroads?
I love the people: both co-workers & customers. The environment here allows you to express yourself in such an artistic way!
Tell us about a Crossroads find that got away.
There was a pair of Gucci sneakers that I have wanted forever! I was waiting to purchase them. Just as I made up my mind to get them, they sold!
What is your favorite winter trend?
I love coats! I love trench coats!
Top tips for selling at Crossroads?
Always look around and see if you like anything before choosing cash or trade when selling.
Happy Friday! The following are my favorite style & pop culture images, articles, and moments to wrap up the week. Enjoy!
Street Style Inspo
Celeb Style Inspo
Celine Dion is bringing the style drama during her recent press tour. See all her best looks lately here.
The World’s Most Powerful Dresser
Lyst, a global fashion search engine, has found that in 2019 Meghan Markle has exerted the largest influence when it comes to searching for similar styles and social media mentions. “Meghan Markle was the most powerful dresser of 2019 and her outfits sparked, on average, a 216% increase in searches for similar pieces.” Read more about which specific looks Meghan wore that have sparked the most interest here.
2020 Grammy Nominations
The 2020 Grammy Nominations have been announced and Lizzo is leading the way with 8 nominations with Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X a close second, tied with 6 each. See the complete list of nominees here.
2019 Revolve Awards
The annual Revolve Awards honors the most influential fashion and beauty icons with awards like “Entrepreneur of the Year” and “Breakout Ambassador of the Year.” See all the best looks here.
2019 Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival
This is my first time hearing about the Tyler, The Creator founded event which was held for the 8th time in Los Angeles to celebrate a non-genre specific mix of rock and hip-hop, a Woodstock for Gen Z as it has been described. Of course with a festival, comes creative fashion. See the best fashions from the festival here.
Fashion? They’re Over It
The New York Times details the trend of dodging trends. The biggest trends we have been seeing lately are classic staple, no-fail pieces that can be mixed and matched together, almost as if the fashion industry has matured together.
Condé Nast Signs the UN Initiative
Condé Nast is the first media outlet to sign the UN Fashion for Global Climate Action Initiative, aiming to become more sustainable starting with its packaging, seeking to eliminate the use of plastics or to replace it for recycled and natural alternatives. Read more about the important move for the media outlet here.
Celeb Flashback Friday
As crazy as it seems, the holidays are already right around the corner again! Whether you’re style is more classic chic or if you verge more on the statement-making side of things, one thing is for certain, holiday parties are a blast and getting dressed up for such festivities is all a part of the fun as well! There is no reason to hold back with your style this time of year, as the holidays are for bold, eye-catching looks with a hint of glamour! I’ve rounded up five trendy styles that will surely pull together your holiday looks just in time for a night out celebrating!