Blog: Crossroads Style

August 27th 2020, By Jennifer Bender 5 Alternatives to Jeans

Jeans will always be the cornerstone of a wardrobe. They’re versatile, and there’s a style for everyone’s preference and body type. If you’re in need of a creative wardrobe haul, give your jeans a break and try one of these 5 fresh non-denim alternatives.

Trousers

You can’t go wrong with the classic style of trousers. Dress them up with a blazer or wear them casually with a tee and sneakers. Either way, they’ll quickly become a favorite.

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Utility Pants

The utility trend re-emerged last year and is still a favorite. Khaki cargo pants are swiftly replacing denim for a comfortable and pulled-together look.

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Bermuda Shorts & Culottes

The controversial silhouette has quietly taken over street style. Love it or hate it, you’ll find plenty of examples for pulling off the tricky length.

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Jumpsuits

A year-round favorite, this easy-to-wear piece is simple to style and more comfortable than denim.

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Sweatsuits & Joggers

Thanks to celebs like Hailey Bieber, sweatsuits and joggers can now be considered comfy and chic.

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What are your favorite alternatives to jeans?

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Friday March 13th, 2020 by Jennifer Bender Friday Favorites: March 13th, 2020

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

Store Find

Hannah found the sweetest peasant top just in time for the spring sunshine at her local Crossroads Trading. Statement sleeves are a spring trend that you don’t want to miss. See how to wear them here! Remember to share your favorite #CrossroadsFinds on Instagram.

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Street Style Inspo

Vanessa struts in a trending green monochromatic look featuring the most amazing leather culottes that are perfect for the transitional spring season. See more of the hottest spring colors here.

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Celeb Style Inspo

Can we all agree that Celine Dion is Queen? Celine is a vision in Oscar de la Renta as she does press in New York City.

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The 8 Biggest Street Style Trends of the Fall 2020 Season

Vogue combed through street style photos from New York, Milan, London, and Paris to compile a list of the 8 biggest trends. From year-round white to forever eclectic, see the entire list here.

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Time: 100 Women of the Year

In honor of Internation Women’s Day, TIME Magazine highlighted 100 influential women, one woman or group to represent each year from 1920 to 2019, and created TIME covers to recognize each of them. Read the stories and see the covers here.

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How Danielle Bernstein Has Carved Her Career Path on Her Own Terms

Blogger to entrepreneur to CEO, Danielle Bernstein of We Wear What, chats with Hillary Kerr of Who What Wear on The Second Life podcast. She explains how a hobby of showcasing street style during her FIT days has turned into a multi-million dollar empire featuring everything from clothing lines to tech to publishing. Listen to the podcast here.

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Kelly Clarkson Covers Selena Gomez’s “Lose You To Love Me”

Kelly Clarkson covers her favorite songs each day on her daytime talk show, “The Kelly Clarkson Show”, and she absolutely nailed a cover of Selena Gomez’s “Lose You To Love Me” is beautifully haunting.

Hilary Duff’s Busy Mom Makeup Routine

Hilary Duff is the queen of clean makeup, a no-makeup makeup look if you will. I have always loved her natural beauty looks and we finally have her secret routine!

Inside Duchess Meghan’s Emotional Farewell to Royal Life at a Private Engagement

It’s a bittersweet moment as Harper’s Bazar follows the Duke & Duchess of Sussex’s last day as a senior working royal. Read more about their farewell and their life ahead here.

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Celeb #Flashback Friday

Reese Witherspoon shares her 90’s airport style in her #FlashbackFriday.

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

Want a revolving closet without breaking the bank? Check out how to sell/buy/trade your clothes at Crossroads Trading 

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March 9th 2020, By Samantha Furno These 5 Eye-Catching Prints are Worth Trying This Season

If there was ever a season to play around with loud and unique prints, spring 2020 is the time! Eye-catching and bold patterns completely dominated the runways for spring and proved that this season is all about making a statement and having fun in the process! Whether you wear a single pattern from head to toe or mix and match a few clashing prints, you’ll be one step ahead of the style game when you incorporate some pattern play into your wardrobe. Of all the trending prints for spring, the 5 listed below are definitely the most noteworthy for the spring season ahead!

Polka Dots

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Retro, yet timeless, polka-dots are a sophisticated print that we will see just about everywhere this spring season! We will be seeing this playful pattern on everything from clothing to accessories!

Groovy Prints

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The 60’s are back baby! Whether its a vibrantly hued florals or wavy shapes, psychedelic patterns are coming back with a bang and are a great way to incorporate a “hero” piece into any outfit!

Rainbows

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From contrasting stripes to tie-dyed gradients, color is definitely in this spring season and rainbow patterns are as fun to wear as they are to look at! Go ahead and keep your favorite tie-dye tee in rotation from last season, but be bold and try some fresh silhouettes as this pattern grows in popularity this spring!

Tropical Florals

Green tropical print dress

Think Hawaiian vacation, but with an 80’s flair, tropical florals are a stylish way to add an exotic beach vibe to any spring wardrobe. When trying this trend for yourself, seek out larger florals and saturated hues! 

Plaid

Plaid dress with white boots

With suiting in such high demand this season, it is no surprise that plaid is a top contender for spring’s trendiest patterns! Wear this pattern from head to toe for a menswear inspired look that is a sure power move! 

Need more inspiration with outfits and patterns? Check out Crossroads lookbook for this season.

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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!

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Street Style Inspo

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

Don’t forget to check in at the Crossroads home page to see all the blog updates, our current selling guide and more.

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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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