Blog: Crossroads Style

November 4th, 2019 by Samantha Furno Trend Report: 5 Ways to Elevate Accessories

With a new season upon us, comes a fresh plethora of new and unique micro-trends that I am always excited to give a shot in my wardrobe! This autumn and winter season, we are noticing a more playful approach on style, especially when it comes to accessories! True, a classic black leather bag and an elegant pair of gold hoops will always be a staple in my fall wardrobe, but this season is all about experimenting with textures, such as eye-catching patterns or unexpected hardware, proving that less isn’t always more! Here are some fun micro-trends that I’ve been spotting in the accessory realm of fashion lately and trust me: they are definitely worth trying out for yourself this season!

Birds of a Feather

Luxe and romantic, feathered accessories are the cherry on top for any party-ready outfit this season!
Woman wearing accessories and crossbody designed like feathers.

Chains on Chains

Layered, messy and even tangled, gold chains are an excellent and chic way to show off all of your favorite necklaces at once this season!
Woman wearing several necklaces as accessories.

Faux Croc

Although it isn’t a new print my any means, croc is definitely having a moment in fashion this season! Whether it’s on knee-high boots or a classic bag, croc is a stylish way to spruce up your accessories collection.
Woman highlighting faux croc-designed purse.

Fluffy Headwear

Move over beanies; this season we are seeing a ‘winter twist’ on some of the most timeless and classic styles of hats and hair accessories!
Woman wearing a fuzzy hat with brown accessories.

Costume Jewelry

Pearls, diamonds and gems, oh my! Costume jewelry is no longer reserved for the holiday season and it is the perfect way to add some glitz and glamour to any outfit!
Woman wearing long earrings for clothing accessories.

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July 15th, 2019 by Samantha Furno Trend Report: Silk Scarves for Summer

This summer season has been full of stylish micro-trends, from tie-dye to bucket hats, but lately I am loving the fact that feminine silk scarves are totally making a comeback! Silk scarves were a favorite accessory of old Hollywood starlets (think Grace Kelly or Bridget Bardot) and they were the perfect piece to add to any outfit to make it feel a bit more European-chic! Modern day fashionistas are taking this retro-accessory and wearing it in unique and stylish ways, making the trend feel totally fresh. Whether you wear them up in your hair or tied around your favorite handbag, a silk scarf is the perfect summer accessory to add a hint of old-Hollywood glam to your summer outfits! I’ve rounded up a few totally chic ways we’re seeing this accessory incorporated in summer looks!

Wear it as A Top

If you can snag a scarf that is slightly longer, push your style limits a bit and try wearing it as a summer top this season!
Woman using summer scarves as a top for the beach.

In Place of a Hat

For the ultimate old-Hollywood vibe, wear a feminine silk scarf on you head, tied loosely around your neck. Plus this is a fantastic way to camouflage a bad hair day!
Woman drinking wine and reading a book with a scarf over her head.

On A Handbag

Jazz up your favorite summer handbag with a vibrant silk scarf!
Blogger tying scarves on a straw purse.

In your Hair

Add some Parisian flair to your summer look by wearing this accessory as a hair tie on a warm and sunny day!
Woman tying a scarf to her ponytail outside.

On Your Neck

Wrap a long and thin scarf around your neck in place of a necklace for some fashion-forward flair!
Blogger wearing a darker scarf over a dress.

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June 25th, 2019 by Jennifer Beile How to Use Accessories to Transform a Basic Summer Outfit

Basics are a large part of my wardrobe and on any given day, I am most likely wearing a simple tee and jeans. The summer weather only exacerbates my tendency to live in basics, especially living in California where the temperatures are quite often in the ‘90s causing me to dread getting dressed. The best part about basics is that it is so easy to use simple accessories to jazz up your outfit if you wish. Basic does not have to mean drab or boring and a few simple touches can transform the vibe of an outfit.

Belt It Up

A belt can break up the monotony of a monochrome outfit and add interest to a simple outfit of a tee and jeans.
Woman using belt for summer accessories.

Hair Accessories

Practical and stylish, adding a hair accessory can jazz up a simple outfit.
Woman wearing hair accessories like a bandana with white dress.

Say it With Jewelry

From statement jewelry to layered dainty pieces, freshening up an outfit with various jewelry pieces can take an outfit from drab to fab.
Woman using jewelry as an accent for a basic outfit.

Focus on Shoes

Shoes can make or break an outfit. Choose a pair of bold shoes to take your basic outfit from drab to fab.
Woman wearing statement slides to make outfit pop.

Choose a Bold Bag

Let your bag do the talking for you and choose one with a vibrant pop of color or a bold print to pair with you tee this season.
Woman adding bag and other accesories for a white blazer and denim outfit.

Vibrant Beauty Details

One of the most fun ways to add color and extra pizazz to a basic outfit is with your makeup or nail color. There are so many beauty tutorial channels on YouTube that teach you how to wear vibrant colors and I am loving these bold looks for summer!
Woman using makeup as a beauty accessory,

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April 1st, 2019 by Samantha Furno Designer Handbags that Won’t Break the Bank

If you’ve been scrolling through the gram lately, you’ve probably noticed a resurgence of classic designer handbags featured in #ootds (outfit of the day)! Monogrammed styles and smaller silhouettes that we saw drift away in the early 2000’s are back and are trendier than ever! In fact, some of these cult-classic handbags are so sought-after lately that designers themselves have been bringing some of their most-iconic styles back in rotation (for example, Dior’s chic saddle bag). Designer handbags are definitely an investment piece and purchasing one from a current season, direct from designer, will easily cost you a pretty penny. Luckily for us, vintage is in right now and it’s just as chic to own a bag from a past season as it is to own something more modern.
If you’ve been thinking about purchasing a designer gem, I highly recommend checking out the designer handbag selection at your local Crossroads! People are constantly cleaning out their wardrobes and are selling or trading previously loved and gently used styles that could easily rival that new designer piece you’ve been lusting after! Plus, shopping designer at Crossroads means you’ll be scoring a timeless piece at a fraction of the price! Crossroads always has a wonderful selection of designer handbags that are either kept behind the register or in a glass case. From Ferragamo to Louis Vuitton, there are plenty of amazingly priced handbags that are the perfect option for elevating your wardrobe and for adding a luxe flair to any outfit!
With the demand for designer goods at an all-time high this season, be sure to keep an eye out for timeless gems amidst the more current styles next time you head to Crossroads! Most designer styles that are in store are quickly posted the gram as well, so be sure to turn on post notifications for @CrossroadsTrading on Instagram, that way you never miss out on an amazing #Crossroadsfind! Here are some of the gorgeous handbags that I’ve seen on the Crossroads Instagram lately that will instantly take your style game to the next level!


The 80’s are back baby! This gold hardware is simply out of this world!
Black Versace handbag

Michael Kors

Neon green and only $42.50?! This bag is on trend in so many ways!
Lime green Michael Kors bag

Louis Vuitton

This timeless style is both elegant and fun with its sleek shape and eye-catching texture!
Louis Vuitton bag in front of bushes.


Prada or nada! This carry-all purse with its front logo plaque is just dying to be worn on the regular with any fit.
Prada handbag in black.


This 1989 beaut is what dreams are made of! Scoring a designer classic like this beauty means you’ll have a handbag that will never go out of style!
White Chanel bag.

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February 18th, 2019 by Samantha Furno Hair Clips: The Surprise Accessory of the Season

Remember those colorful and fun hair clips you used to wear on the regular as a kid?! Well get ready to feel nostalgic, because the fashion world is currently going crazy for them! Claws, clips or barrettes, we love them all! These clips were a hair staple of any 90’s child and I personally used to stock up on those snap clips and butterfly claws any time I went into a Claire’s store! As a kid, these hair accessories were used mainly to keep our hair out of our faces, but in 2019, clips are the perfect way to add color, texture and sparkle to any hair-do! Whether you opt for a classic Lucite claw or a pearlized clip, this nostalgic trend is totally accessible and easy to wear in real life. Here’s some of our favorite ways we are seeing this trend make a huge comeback!

Shine Bright

Whether it’s a glitzy heart or a shiny star, we are loving barrettes in bold, identifiable shapes!
Courtnee wearing star clip in hair.

Not Your Grandma’s Pearls

If you’re looking to add an ultra-luxe flair to your do, these faux pearl snap clips are the way to go!
Blogger wearing hair clip with pearls.

Bling Bling

High-fashion houses are also making their mark in this hair-clip frenzy!
Blogger wearing designer hair clips.

Keep it Classic

These nostalgic clips are perfect for adding some 90’s flair to any fit. We like how Courtnee opted for clips in a clashing pink for some contrast.
Blogger wearing 90's style hair clip.

Useful & Cute

We are loving lucite claws that are both fashionable and functional!
Blogger wearing Lucite hair clips.

Go for Gold

Gold sculptural barrettes instantly add a more modern aspect to a sleek, pulled back do!
Blogger wearing golden hair clips.

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