Blog: Crossroads Style

November 19th, 2019 by Jennifer Beile 6 Simple Tips for Elevating Your Jeans & Sweater Uniform

‘Tis the season for jeans, sweater, and booties. Our typical fall and winter uniform can quickly become monotonous and a bit lackluster. Dare say I say that we get stuck in a rut when it comes to dressing in finicky weather this time of year? And while it may be necessary to continue to throw on your denim with layers upon layers of sweaters, there are simple ways to add a bit of a spark to your basic outfit. Below are simple tips that will elevate your jeans and sweater uniform, as to not be stuck in a never ending style rut this season.

Little Touches Make a Big Difference

Try tucking your favorite chunky knit into your jeans and adding a belt as a focal point.
Woman wearing grey sweater and dark blue deniim

Add Accessories

From hats to jewelry to statement boots, adding eye catching accessories will take your fall uniform from basic to chic.
Woman wearing sweater and jeans with patterned accessories.

Focus on Footwear

Jazz up your fall and winter uniform with a pair of statement shoes like these cutout booties that Caitlyn is rocking or a pair of trend forward animal print boots or loafers.
Blogger wearing light blue sweater and black boots.

Experiment with Colors

Kick your rut to the curb by experimenting with different color denim.
Woman wearing neutral pants and colorful sweater.

Play Up Proportions

Skinny jeans will always be classic, but if you’re itching for a change, add some diversity to your denim collection with wide leg, flare, or bootcut this season.
Woman wearing unique proportions for jeans and top.

Layering Adds Dimension

Adding a simple layer underneath your sweater can instantly transform the vibe of an outfit.
Woman wearing beige top with blue denim.

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November 15th, 2019 by Jennifer Beile Friday Favorites: November 15th, 2019

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

Store Find

Remember to share your favorite #CrossroadsFinds on Instagram!
Customer wearing brown top and blue jeans for Friday post.

Street Style Inspo

So simple, yet so chic.
Woman wearing beige blazer and jeans for Friday inspiration.

Celeb Style Inspo

Kristen Bell expertly coloblocks with shades of purple.
Kristen Bell wearing shades of purple for Friday post.

2019 Glamour Women of the Year

“Our theme this year is ‘Go Big,’ and every woman that we honored has really been going big, making bold choices, and pushing the envelope,” said Glamour editor in chief Samantha Barry. Busy Philipps hosted the 2019 Glamour Women of the Year Awards and there was no shortage of empowerment, call-to-action speeches, and support during the evening that celebrates women working to create positive change for forward thinking. Read more about the honorees here and see photos of the best red carpet moments here.
Busy Phillips in white dress for Glamour Women of the Year.

2019 People’s Choice Awards

The People’s Choice Awards were held earlier this week and of course, the looks on the red carpet were red hot! See all the best looks here and in case you missed it, the highlights of the show are below!

2019 Baby2Baby Gala

The 2019 Baby2Baby Gala is more than a red carpet, more than awards, and more that celebrities gathering to be honored. It’s about bringing awareness and raising money for underprivileged children, this year’s gala raised $4.7 million to be exact, and for their commitment for providing basic necessities to children in need. Read more about it here.

2019 Country Music Awards

The CMA’s are one of my favorite award shows of the year because of how passionate the performances are. In case you missed it, here are all the performances from Wednesday’s show (my favorite is below!) and, of course, the red carpet is always my favorite part.

Time Magazine: TIME 100 Next Most Influential People

Time Magazine has compiled a new list of artists, advocates, leaders, innovators and the likes, calling it “TIME 100 Next”, to spotlight 100 rising stars who are shaping the future, rising through non-traditional structures, including social media, that don’t necessarily come from power, yet are making their voice heard. See the list and read about these incredible people here.

History of Disney Songs with Kristen Bell

I think we can all agree that this mashup of some of the best Disney songs by Kristen Bell & Jimmy Fallon can make anyone smile.

Celeb Flashback Friday

James Van Der Beek proves that he has always had that million dollar smile.
Flashback Friday post of James Van Der Beek

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November 14th, 2019 by Jennifer Beile Flared Jeans: The Newest Celebrity-Influenced Denim Trend

Certain denim silhouettes that will always be classic, namely skinny, straight, and bootcut. In the past couple of years, denim styles have been evolving and we’ve been seeing more and more so-called “anti-skinny” jeans that seem to be more than just a fad. Continuing this trend is the resurgence of the ’70s born flared jeans. They had a brief comeback in the early 2000’s, were recently seen on the latest fashion week runways, and have finally trickled down to some of the most stylish celebrities, which, let’s face it, is the real sign that a trend is about to make its way into the mainstream fashion scene once again.

Margot Robbie, Gigi Hadid, Harry Styles, and Victoria Beckham are just of the few fashion forward celebrities that have been spotted recently rocking the resurging denim trend. If their street style is any indication, it’s time to invest in a pair of flared denim for the season. Take a look below how to style them this season.

Channel the ’70s

No one was afraid to take chances with fashion in the ’70s. Channel that bold energy by using vibrant colors and funky prints for a fearless look.
Woman wearing patterned flared jeans.

Play With Layers & Proportions

Adding layers can aid in a more dramatic effect of the flare detail.
Woman wearing oversized jacket with light wash flared jeans.

Edge It Up

A pair of distressed kicked flares not only lets you show off your favorite ankle boots but add a bit of edge to your look, giving the silhouette a modern update.
Woman wearing dark distressed flared jeans.

Classic Touch

A striped tee and a trench coat are a timeless combination that pairs well with any denim silhouette.
Woman pairing flared pants with beige trench coat.

Cozy & Comfortable

Is there anything that a chunky knit doesn’t go perfectly with? The flared silhouette is ideal for pairing with your favorite sweater and booties combo.
Blogger wearing oversized sweater with light wash denim.

Have Fun!

Above all else, fashion should be fun!
Blogger pairing denim with colorful striped top.

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November 12th, 2019 by Jennifer Beile 5 Ways to Jewel Tones to Your Cold Weather Wardrobe

Just because the weather is drab, doesn’t mean your wardrobe has to be. Jewel tones will liven up your winter wardrobe and compliment the natural neutral tones that we tend to gravitate towards during the colder months. Add some depth and color to your cold-weather wardrobe with vibrant jewel colors this season to avoid a stale winter style slump.

A Ruby Red Statement Piece

Can we really make it through the holiday season without a bit of vivacious, bold red? This color is used as a statement and will add a spark of life to your wardrobe.
Blogger wearing ruby red jewel tone overcoat.

Refresh Your Wardrobe with Emerald

Green is associated with growth and freshness, quite fitting as we near the end of this year and prepare to begin anew.
Woman wearing emerald green jewel tone dress under a coat.

Bold Blue Sapphire

Blue has a calming, relaxing association and I can’t be the only one who could benefit from a little extra relaxation during the holidays. This is the perfect color to try in different textures and fabrics, like crushed velvet.
Blogger wearing a sapphire jewel tone suit.

Golden Citrine Yellow Will Brighten Your Day

One of the most versatile and universally flattering color shades, deep gold citrine yellow is most often seen paired with neutrals but shines with contrasting colors, like red or black, as well.
Blogger pairing patterned skirt with oversized sweater.

Adding Warmth with Amethyst

Jewel-toned purple will add a richness to your winter wardrobe and is perfect for adding color to your neutral white and brown hues.
Woman wearing amethyst jewel tone pants with brown sweater.

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November 11th, 2019 by Samantha Furno 5 Crossroads Must-Haves for Fall

Now that we are starting to become fully settled into the new season, it is the perfect time to reexamine your wardrobe and figure out what key pieces your line-up may be missing! Maybe your wardrobe is totally set, but either way, who doesn’t enjoy a trip to your local Crossroads to see what stylish finds you can score?! Whether you’re looking to add something new or update a worn-in piece that you already own, I’ve put together a little list of five, cooler weather styles that our buyers are currently buying, so keep your eyes out for these must-haves next time you head into the store.

Knee-High Boots

Boot season is finally here and Crossroads is currently buying boots of all kinds, so be sure to be on the lookout for one of fall’s trendy knee-high styles!
Woman wearing blouse and blazer with knee high boots as our must-haves.

Cozy Sweaters

Whether you prefer an oversized, chunky knit or a lightweight, classic sweater, you’ll be able to get the best of both worlds next time you’re out shopping! Keep your eyes peeled for sweaters with unique textures, weights and fun colors!
Woman wearing beige sweater, one of our fall must-haves, and white pants

Handbags

If you’re in the mood for designer or something more budget friendly, Crossroads has you covered on the accessory front! Adding a new purse to your fall wardrobe is a fool-proof way to instantly spruce up your outfit!
Blogger highlighting small handbag as one of our seasonal must-haves.

Tailored Pants

Tailoring is one of this season’s hottest trends! Plus, this denim alternative is a fantastic base to wear with a tailored blazer or even your go-to cozy sweater!
Blogger pairing tailored pants with a tank top and heels.

Leather Jacket

A leather jacket is one of those styles that you can guarantee will last for seasons to come! It is a tried and true style that will never go out of style and Crossroads is constantly seeing buying and selling this essential layering piece!
Woman wearing leather pants with leather jacket, one of the fall must-haves.

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