Blog: Crossroads Style

October 15th, 2019 by Jennifer Beile 5 Ways to Embrace the Monochromatic Trend

Matching from head to toe might give you flashbacks back to grade school when you were dressed in matching sets, typically including stretchy stirrup pants and some sort of sparkle detail on your top (please tell me what wasn’t just my childhood). This fall however a head-to-toe monochromatic look is a chic way to get through the season. Think of it as a capsule wardrobe made of easy-to-coordinate pieces. The thought of monochromatic outfits typically gets a bad rap because they are thought of as head to toe neutral looks, beige and boring. This season is all about color, coordinating different shades, and even going all-in on prints. It’s a no-effort, guaranteed stylish way of dressing that will wake up your creative juices and add variety to your wardrobe.
Here are some tips on how to embrace the monochromatic trend for this season.

Mix Textures & Tones

Mixing textures and tones of the same color will help break apart the separates in your outfit.
Model mixing orange textures for a monochromatic look.

Go For Bold Color

Monochrome isn’t just neutrals, play with bold color schemes, like cobalt blue or seasonal shades of orange and green hues.
Woman wearing different blue hues for monochromatic look.

Be Basic & Layer Neutrals

Or, take the basic route! Easily achieve this look with pieces already in your closet by dressing in all black or camel colors and embracing the ease and chicness of the trend.
Woman layering beige monochromatic neutrals

Don’t Be Afraid of Prints

Head to toe in the same print is a bold way to modernize this trend.
Woman walking down the street wearing animal prints.

Play With Accessories

Your shoes, bag, or jewelry can add interest to your monochrome look, like Aimee’s statement snakeskin boots, while still playing in the same color family.
Woman wearing browns and using accessories to accentuate outfit.


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October 14th, 2019 by Samantha Furno Step up Your Sweater Game with These Fun Knits

‘Tis the season of pumpkin spice everything, meaning it is the perfect time of year to trade in your casual tees for some cozy and chunky knit sweaters! Clearly one of fall’s go-to styles, sweaters are a fool-proof way to dress for the chillier months to come! You truly cannot go wrong with practically any sweater this time of year, but I am loving the fact that fall’s trending sweater styles are a bit more fashion-forward and daring! Mixing function with fashion, style gurus are wearing their sweaters in totally fresh ways and seem to be seeking out more unique styles this fall season. Take a look at some cozy options that have been on our radars!

Monochromatic Moment

One of the simplest and chicest ways to put together a look this season is by sticking to a single color palette. Plus, how good is this cinnamon hue for fall?!
Woman wearing break cable-knit sweater with brown bottoms.

Make it Fun

Channel the 70’s this fall in a colorful, patchwork inspired knit!
Woman wearing colorful patchwork sweater

Birds of a Feather

How do we feel about feathers? I am surprised to say that I am totally digging them, especially for adding some texture to a fall look!
Woman wearing green sweater with asymmetrical feather design.

Flirty & Cozy

Sweaters with a fun detail, like these knitted flowers, are a great way to keep things romantic, even when it is freezing out.
Woman wearing brown top with embroidered sweater.

Fashion Meets Function

Add some edge to your fall outfits in an instant with a cozy sweater with an unexpected cut-out or some added hardware!
Woman wearing a function-oriented sweater with shoulder strap.


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October 10th, 2019 by Jennifer Beile Friday Favorites: October 11th, 2019

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

Store Finds

Annette snatched up this stunning Ulla Johnson dress from her local Crossroads Trading Co. Remember to share your favorite #CrossroadsFinds on Instagram!

Woman wearing store finds for Friday post.

Street Style Inspo

I am in love with all the bold colors, print mixing, and various silhouettes going on between these four beautiful ladies!

Street style photo for Friday post

Celeb Style Inspo

Kate Middleton has recently stepped up her style game and she stepped out in the most autumnal outfit, combined of deep purple and rich green. I can’t stop thinking about the color combination and can’t wait to try it myself!

Variety’s Power of Women 2019

Variety’s annual Power of Women issue is out and celebrates women in Hollywood who are using their influence for good, like Mariah Carey’s Camp Mariah in conjunction with The Fresh Air Fund as part of their Career Awareness Program to explore career interests and receive help with all that goes into how to enter the workforce. Read the entire article here.

Anine Bing on With Whit Now Podcast

One of my favorite designers was interviewed by Whitney Port on her podcast “With Whit” and I loved hearing all the insider info of how she got to where she is now. Listen here.

Promotional podcast photo for Friday post.

Rihanna Covers Vogue

Rihanna is Vogue’s November cover girl, wearing her very own Fenty designs! Read her in-depth interview about Fenty, new music, and her philanthropy work here.

Who Would I Be Without Instagram? An Investigation

Tavi Gevison, a pioneer of style blogging, appearing on Forbes 30 under 30 in Media at the young ages of 15 & 16, and even sitting front row at fashion week at said ages, has written a fascinating piece about how Instagram has made her who she is and certainly put her where she is in life, not knowing what her life would have become without it. Read the essay here.

Photo of woman taking a mirror selfie for Friday post.

What’s the Carbon Footprint of a Fashion Show?

Vogue investigates a question that doesn’t seem to have an answer just yet: what is the carbon footprint of a fashion show? We’ve recently seen brands take the initiative to become more sustainable, but then we also have multiple fashion weeks held across the world that don’t seem to conform to the current landscape of the environment. Read more about Vogues inquest here.

Photo of a fashion show taking place.

Gwen Stefani to Be Honored With Fashion Icon Prize

It has been announced that Gwen Stefani will be honored with the Fashion Icon Award at the 2019 People’s Choice Awards in November. “As an artist, musician, and entrepreneur, fashion has always served as a creative outlet for me to express my personality and music,” Stefani says (echoing my thoughts on fashion exactly!).

Photo of Gwen Stefani running shaking hands with fans.

Celebrity Flashback Friday

Melissa McCarthy posts the most adorable flashback Friday picture of her and her husband, Ben Falcone, in honor of their 14th anniversary.

Flashback Friday post of Melissa McCarthy


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October 9th, 2019 by Melanie Sutrathada 6 Pieces You’ll Want to Pick Up for Fall

The official start of autumn is just around the corner and we can’t wait to throw on our favorite knit sweaters, down a few Pumpkin Spiced Lattes and shop ‘til we drop! If you’ve found yourself in your local Crossroads (again), let’s talk about which key pieces you’ll want to have in your outfit rotation this fall. Curating the perfect fall wardrobe with a few staple pieces just got that much easier!

Over-The-Knee Boots

Over-the-knee boots are a fall staple, and they’re back and better than ever! We love the way an oversized sweater looks styled with a pair of OTK boots.
Woman wearing fall pieces, over the knee boots.

Plaid Prints

Plaid pieces are perfect for pairing in the fall (try to say that three times)! Pull this outfit together by draping a leather jacket over your shoulders.
Woman wearing plaid pants, one of our fall pieces.

Oversized Sweaters

Take the guesswork out of your fall uniform by wearing an oversized sweater and tucking it into a long maxi skirt. Try the French tuck to give shape to your outfit and accentuate your waistline.
Woman wearing oversized sweater with a skirt.

Fall Florals

Are fall florals a thing? You bet they are! Opt for florals in darker tones or neutral hues.
Woman wearing floral romper as one of the fall pieces.


A cute poncho makes for a show-stopping look when styled over a pair of skinny jeans and boots.
Blogger wearing off white poncho.

Knit Sweaters

What is fall without a cute and comfy sweater? Keep it casual this fall in your favorite knit sweater over blue jeans. Add some extra flair to your outfit by accessorizing with a hat!
Woman wearing knit sweater with denim and heels.


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October 8th, 2019 by Jennifer Beile 4 Fall Outfit Formulas to Fall Back On

Fall is the season of finicky, transitional weather and sometimes it’s a little tricky to get dressed in the morning. I have always been a proponent of having a back-up plan when it comes to getting dressed in the morning just in case my mind blanks in front of my closet. Something other than my usual cool weather uniform of jeans, chunky knit and booties. Below are four simple full-proof fall outfit formulas to keep in the back of your mind while getting dressed.

Belted Cardigan, Maxi Dress & Boots

Bring your maxi dress into the cold-weather season by layering it with a long cardigan and adding a belt and knee-high booties. A mix of comfy & chic, this is the perfect autumnal work to date night outfit.
Woman wearing a belted cardigan as a part of the fall formulas.

Sweater, Midi Skirt & Sneakers

Get more use out of your favorite midi skirt in the fall by topping it with an oversize chunky knit and knee-high boots. Bring this look into winter by adding tights, an oversize long length coat, and switching to knee-high boots.
Woman wearing tonal skirt and sweater for one of the formulas.

Classic Denim on Denim with Booties

Denim on denim is a classic pairing and perfect for the mild weather that fall brings us. Keep it interesting with shades of denim broken up by a belt and if the weather permits, add another layer of a different fabrication, a teddy coat or a suede jacket.
Woman wearing all denim with ankle booties as one of the formulas.

Jumpsuit & Booties

Fall’s answer to a dress! A good jumpsuit is a favorite year-round but somehow they are simply perfect in the mild autumn breeze. An extra layer under will take your jumpsuits further into the colder seasons.
Woman wearing brown jumpsuit with black booties.


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