Blog: Crossroads Style

September 16, 2021 The Art of Uniform Dressing

Do you find yourself a bit rushed in the morning? We’ve been there! You’ll find yourself out the door in no time at all once you’ve mastered the art of uniform dressing. It takes a little time investment upfront to select your personal formula, but it will make daily dressing so easy once you’ve picked one. Let’s discuss how easy this is.

The best formula is to narrow your outfits down to just three key pieces. You can then buy each piece in two or three colors and create multiple outfits for the week.

To get you started on ideas, here are some of our favorite, super-simple outfit formulas:

Jeans + t-shirt + blazer

Black trousers + oversized button-down + black slides

Black jeans + white button-down + low profile sneakers

White jeans + striped tee + blazer

Jeans + white t-shirt + trench coat

Keep scrolling to see fabulous examples of these formula looks.

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photo of person in striped top and white pants

photo of person in white button down and black pants

photo of person in blazer and jeans

photo of person in jeans and buttondown

photo of person in oversized shirt and black pants

How easy is that? We’re great admirers of the art of uniform dressing and love to see it on the streets. We’d love to see your outfit uniform! Share it with us on Instagram by tagging @crossroadstrading, and we may share it on our brand feed. And if you’re just getting started on finding your outfit uniform, stop into any of our stores for a little shopping inspiration. A secondhand piece is always an excellent part of a uniform outfit. See you soon!

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September 14, 2021 Fresh Takes on Boucle

Boucle may conjure up images of your fancy great-aunt, Nan, but there are modern looks around it too, and it’s a style we welcome back this fall. In today’s post, let’s talk about fresh takes on boucle.

First off, we can’t talk about boucle without pointing out the iconic brand it’s associated with: Chanel. The looped yarn texture of boucle screams of the famous design house. And with that reputation, it’s no wonder that other designers repeatedly replicate the look of their popular boucle jacket. In fact, one of my favorite Crossroads purchases is a green boucle jacket by Zara that has serious Chanel vibes.

Because boucle is expected at a traditional brunch in the Upper East Side, it’s made modern by simply mixing it with more casual pieces like jeans, band t-shirts, tank tops, puffer vests, western boots, and patent leather booties. These pieces take boucle from stuffy to everyday chic.

Keep scrolling to see exactly what we mean.

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photo of person in boucle jacket and puffer vest

photo of person in boucle jacket and jeans

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photo of a boucle sweater

The last photo is one of our favorites because it introduced us to the boucle sweater! Adding that to our fashion wishlist now.

These are just a few of the fresh takes on boucle that stood out to us, but we’d love to see your boucle looks too. Tag us on Instagram @crossroadstrading and we may even feature you on our brand feed. Or stop into any of our stores to find your own boucle piece. You’ll even find Chanel ones from time to time!

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September 9, 2021 The Duvet Coat is a Dream

We’re always torn about cold weather. On one hand: well, it’s cold. On the other hand, we finally get to wear our favorite outerwear, and we love each hand-picked piece dearly. For example, the duvet coat is a dream. It’s the coat we reach for when we want to feel like staying in bed all day. It envelops us in warmth and comfort.

Because of the bulk of the duvet coat, we usually keep the layers underneath close-fitting and simple, like leggings or straight-leg denim and long-sleeve tees or turtlenecks. We also think a pair of chunky boots really complete the look.

Keep scrolling to see some excellent, cold weather-ready examples below.

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photo of person in brown duvet coat

Great looks, right? They’re why we’re so convinced the duvet coat is a dream, and why we love to see them on our store racks and in our closets. We’re looking to buy and sell them in the months ahead, so visit any of our store locations to find the coat of your dreams. And don’t forget to check out our fall selling guide to see other trends we’re planning to wear this fall and winter.

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September 7, 2021 Our Favorite Fringe Looks for Fall

It’s one of the 30 trends in our seasonal selling guide, so today we’re sharing some serious inspiration with our favorite fringe looks for fall.

Fringe is not a one-note trend; it can be worn from casual to formal with lots of options in-between. Don’t believe us? We’ve got proof! Below are 7 different ways to style fringe this fall and beyond.

Casual

There’s no reason why fringe can’t be worn with a t-shirt and backpack. See evidence here.

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Elegant

Fringe is more than quirky and fun. It’s quite beautiful in eveningwear and even bridalwear.

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Rock ‘n Roll

In bold colors, with dramatic length, fringe gives off major rockstar vibes.

photo of person in green fringe jacket

Retro

Go 100% retro by adding pinned-up hair and strappy heels.

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’70s

This suede jacket is the best example, matched perfectly with high-waist pants and a halter top.

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Western

Western-style fringe is at its best in rich earth tones and soft leather.

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High Fashion

Didn’t expect fringe at this fashion level? Think again. This beaded cape with a fringed edge is breathtaking.

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Those are just 7 of our favorite fringe looks for fall. Feeling a fringe fever coming on? Shop or sell your own fringe pieces in any of our store locations this season. And if you want to sell your clothes to us this fall, but aren’t located near any of our stores, try our Sell by Mail option instead!

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September 2, 2021 The Always-Amazing Leopard Coat

Some fashion pieces are next-level, dramatic, and eternally classic. Case in point: the always-amazing leopard coat.

I personally know that mine is brought to the front of my closet at the very first hint of fall chill in the air. I prefer the over-the-top fluffy ones, but I’ve seen beautiful versions in other printed fabrics, like silk and fleece.

In fact, the leopard coat is such a fall favorite that it almost always makes our Fall Selling Guide, just like it has this year.

If you want to see the leopard coat out in the wild for your own style inspiration, we’ve rounded up a few great looks below. We think you’ll see why every closet can use one this fall season and beyond.

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Along with the always-amazing leopard coat, see our latest selling guide to learn the other 29 fall trends that made the cut. Then, clean out your closet for the new season and sell and shop with us! Turn those no-longer-loved pieces in your closet into cash or store credit for your fall wardrobe refresh. You can easily find your nearest Crossroads store location here.

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