Blog: Crossroads Style

February 5, 2024 Spring Capsule: Ballet Flats

How cute are ballet flats? When the sun finally comes out, we kick our rain boots to the side and start checking our spring capsule wardrobe for spring favorites like these.

We wear them on repeat and pair them with skinny jeans, wide-leg pants, slip skirts, and babydoll dresses. We adore them just as much in soft ballet pink as navy or black.

At times we like to uplevel the preppy factor by adding in cardigans, pearl accents, gold buttons, and headbands.

And some of our absolute favorites this season are the pairs in a Mary Jane style.

Check out some of the looks that are inspiring us to style up our ballet flats this season.

woman with black cardigan, black pants, and black mary janes

woman with beige sweater, wheat colored trousers, and Chanel shoes

woman with pink sweater, maxi skirt, and pink shoes

woman with trench coat, white tee, jeans, and black ballet flats

woman with black cape jacket, white jeans, and ballet flats

woman with black ballet flats, jeans, sweater, and jacket

And how can we forget about wearing them with trench coats? An outfit of straight-leg denim, ballet flats, and a trench coat is a classic Parisian look.

We have even more spring trends in mind. Take a look at our latest selling guide to learn the styles, labels, and trends we’re keeping an eye on. If you find you’re stashing away these gently used pieces in your closet, now’s the time to stop into your local Crossroads store to sell! Even easier, try Sell by Mail.


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February 5th, 2024 Staff Style Spotlight: Jason

Model wearing spring fashion sitting on bus stop

As part of our Staff Style Spotlight series, meet Jason, Regional Support Manager at Crossroads. We asked San Jose and Santa Cruz employees to bring their style and star in our latest photoshoot wearing their Crossroads finds. Read about Jason’s personal style, favorite Crossroads finds, and favorite thing about working at Crossroads.

Describe your all-time favorite Crossroads find.

My all-time favorite Crossroads find is a Ports 1961 denim jacket that I got from the Melrose store and wore for a past Crossroads photo shoot. It encompasses all my favorite things: denim, pattern, color-blocking, and unique details like the strap on the back

Which clothing brand(s) do you get excited to see at Crossroads?

I love seeing brands like Frame, R13, Isabel Marant, and Veja.

Models wearing spring fashion walking down sidewalk

Describe your personal style in 5 words or less.

I would like to describe my style as classic with a modern twist!

What are your spring fashion staples?

In spring, I love to sport a pair of statement pants or denim with a great basic tee and sneakers.

Models wearing spring fashion standing in front of colorful mural

What is your favorite part about working at Crossroads?

Working for Crossroads for 17 years I love seeing how the company has grown and how those changes have contributed to my professional and personal growth.

What tips do you have for selling at Crossroads?

Bring it all! I always tell sellers to bring in everything they are looking to sell because we buy for such a wide range customer base. It will also increase their chances of a higher payout.


Thanks for the Staff Style Spotlight, Jason! As Regional Support Manager, Jason has the exciting job of assisting stores companywide in creating an aesthetically appealing environment that welcomes all customers, hiring and developing fashion-focused staff, curating retail store merchandise, and working to achieve retail store financial goals. Does this sound like something you would be interested in? Join our team! Check out our Careers page to learn more about working at Crossroads.


February 1, 2024 Get Sporty with a Rugby Shirt

A rugby shirt can’t help but give college campus vibes, and that’s what makes them such a fun fashion piece.

With sporty classic style making an appearance on our current selling guide, we revisited the rugby shirt this month and started scrolling our socials for outfit inspiration.

As always, rugby shirts are natural fit for baggy shorts and cuffed jeans, but what about trying it with a fringe skirt or biker shorts?

We also like to play with the two-button neckline of the shirt, sometimes opting to button up for an ultra preppy look.

Take a look at some of the outfits we added to our personal style boards.

woman in a rugby shirt with fringe skirt

man wearing a purple rugby shirt with cuffed jeans

man with green and navy rugby shirt with oversized gray pants

woman with one-stripe version with large black shorts and mary janes

woman in a pink striped version with biker shorts and a tan vest

If the sporty classic trend is not your style, we have more trends to share in our selling guide. Moody vibes, anyone?

Once you’ve decided on your outfit inspiration for the season, check your closet, clean it out, and bring in your pre-loved clothes to sell at one of our stores. You could earn cash or store credit to update your closet with new-to-you pieces.


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January 30, 2024 Micro Mini Skirts Mean Spring

Micro mini skirts made major waves in the late 1960s, and they’ve remained a staple in the trend cycle ever since. They’ve seen a resurgence in the last two years, and we still expect them to see them this upcoming season.

Likely because our stores are starting to rotate their clothing styles into spring, we’ve had these adorable skirts on our minds lately. The plan: if we get our hands on them now, we’ll have them ready to kick off those first warm days of spring. Outfit ideas abound!

You can wear these minis with everything from frilly blouses to baby tees to sweatshirts. You can even play off their 60s vibe with a turtleneck and pendant necklace.

When selecting shoes, we like to pick a chunky platform, heeled boots, or loafers. Tights are our secret to wearing them well before spring is officially in the air.

Keep scrolling to see some of the looks that inspire us to keep adding micro mini skirts to our wardrobe.

girl in denim micro mini skirt with sweatshirt and baseball cap

girl in micro mini skirt with green sweatshirt and tall boots

girl in tan micro mini skirt with black cropped top and platform sandals

girl with pleated version with a blouse and long trench coat

girl with a black leather version with a heart cutout sweater

girl with a brown leather skirt with long jacket

Find even more spring trends, styles, and labels we’re looking for in our seasonal selling guide.

And stop into any of our store locations to buy, sell, and trade any day of the week.


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January 25, 2024 5 Fun Thrift Fashion Pieces

We like to think we’re experts on the thrift fashion pieces that get shoppers excited.

Our fashion buyers buy men’s and women’s clothing and accessories from the public all day, every day. This takes place in our stores across the U.S. and in our Sell by Mail center.

These buyers take the time to learn exactly what you love to shop.

The result is store racks filled with your favorite trends, labels, and styles. We make turning that store credit you earned by selling clothes into a fun shopping experience and a refreshed wardrobe.

It’s easy to stay in-the-know. You can follow us on Instagram to see the latest pieces reaching our sales floors, including regional Instagram feeds that peek into your local stores.

Below are just some of the thrift fashion pieces that our stores have now. Any of these accessories would elevate your style this season. Take a look!

A thrift fashion handbag in beige with tassels

white shearling handbag

a pair of tall red mock reptile boots in a thrift fashion store

a shiny black ankle boot from a thrift fashion store

black platform booties with laces

We’ve featured accessories, but you’ll also find racks and racks of pre-loved clothing. All of it curated by color for you to easily shop.

Find your local Crossroads store now and sell your clothes for cash or trade, or shop our stores for “new to you” pieces.


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