Blog: Crossroads Style

APRIL 21, 2015 BY SAMANTHA Celebrate Earth Day with Crossroads

Earth Day is April 22nd! To celebrate, Crossroads is creating awareness by sharing facts about how we recycle, reduce and re-use. Did you know that when you (r)evolve your wardrobe with Crossroads, you’re recycling your clothing back into closets across the country and keeping our landfills free of unnecessary textile waste?

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By shopping with Crossroads, you’re helping to save millions of gallons of water that would otherwise be used to generate textile mills worldwide in the creation of new clothing. Quite a staggering number, isn’t it?

And at Crossroads, we are proud that a number of our store locations are green certified by the cities they reside in, and we also have a Green Committee that meets regularly to discuss eco-friendly opportunities for our company. Many stores also host a bag donation program where every time a customer chooses not to take a plastic bag, we donate 5 cents to charities like the Environmental Defense Fund.

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So go ahead and give yourself a pat on the back! Whether your shopping or selling with us, it’s a win-win, and our planet thanks you.

APRIL 20, 2015 By Gina The Best of Spring Trends

Crossroads Trading in Evanston, IL is blooming with some of spring’s hottest trends and just had to share their favorite picks with you! Take a look below at some of the the fun looks they pulled straight off their racks.

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Jordan is mixing and matching some great spring trends here. Her bold floral pattern dress is fun, while her classic cream trench gives her a polished look. Topped off with some heels in a spring neutral and a statement bag, and she’s ready for an adventure.

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On Jordan:
Jacket – Laundry, size XS, $42.50
Bag – Rebecca Minkoff, $225.00
Shoes – Elle, size 6.5, $13.50
Dress – Weston, size S, $30.00

Bohemian Breeze
70’s-inspired prints and silhouettes are huge this spring. Karen is combining an easy boho maxi with a faux leather bomber to give it a bit of edge. Ankle boots and some daring sunglasses top of this look, making it the perfect spring combination for day or night.

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On Karen:
Dress – MinkPink, size S, $27.50
Shoes – Report, size 9, $27.50
Jacket – Forever 21, size L, $20.00
Sunglasses – New Arrivals, $10.00
Bag – Rebecca Minkoff, $250.00

Lots of Layers
Spring can be a tricky season; it’s cold then hot then cold again. Nathan is wearing some great spring items, combining white chinos with a chambray button-up to give this look a fresh feel. By adding a pop of coral and this amazing jacket, Nathan is ready for whatever the day throws at him.

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On Nathan:
Under Shirt – J Crew, size S, $15.00
Shirt – H&M, size S, $16.50
Jacket – Brooks Brothers, size M, $40.00
Pants – J Crew, size 32, $27.50
Shoes – New Arrivals, size 9, $20.00

APRIL 17, 2015 BY SAMANTHA Street Style: Birkenstocks and Slides

Sported by bloggers worldwide (and captured by the best street style photographers), Birkenstocks remain the go-to sandal this year. But if you aren’t sure you want to shell out $100+ for a pair, get into your nearest Crossroads store for our Birkenstock-inspired sandals, available now for $20 and under!

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Classic and clean, our Double Strap Sandals are available in black or white, $20

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Our favorite this season are Criss-Cross Slides, available in tan or black, $18.50

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Take a walk on the wild side with our Double Buckle Sandal in leopard, $20

Have you tried the comfort of this sandal trend? Let us know your favorite color in the comments below!

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APRIL 10, 2015 BY SAMANTHA Trending: Major Print Mixing

Wondering what’s trending on our buyer’s lists these days? Try Hawaiian prints, polka dots, graphic tanks and all-white.

Today we’re showing off our knack for mixing prints, using pieces straight from this week’s latest arrivals in our stores. Plus, sporting these trends is easy to do; just pick from our selection of midi and maxi skirts, add a printed blouse and finish it off with our new Birkenstock-inspired sandals.

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Hawaiian Print Crop Top, $20
Polka Dot Midi Skirt, in white, $25

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Summer Stripe Blouse, $18.50
Polka Dot Midi Skirt, in navy, $25

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Oversized Lace Top, $18.50
Tiered Boho Maxi, in ivory, $22.50

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Muchas Gracias Tank, $9.50
Tiered Boho Maxi, in black, $22.50
Double Strap Leopard Print Slides, $20

Happy Shopping!

MARCH 27, 2015 BY SAMANTHA Destination Unknown: Vacation Dresses and More!

This spring, it seems like everyone I know is already planning an exciting vacation. Needless to say, I’ve caught the travel bug! But where to go to next? Exotic Thailand…a backpacking trip through Europe…or perhaps a tranquil week on a deserted island (which is winning so far).

Yet suddenly where is not the issue at hand while planning my perfect vacation. I am instead stuck wondering, what on earth am I going to wear? Luckily, we’re busy filling our stores with vacation-worthy dresses, tote bags and sandals just in time for you’re next trip.

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What:
Cream Beach Cover-up, $ 32.50
Printed Leather and Fabric Tote, $65
Platform Leather Heels, $85

When: Pull this dress over your bikini after a long day at the beach. Grab a designer tote and heels to take the whole look up a notch!

Where: Wear this on a spur of the moment weekend trip to Santa Monica, CA.

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What: Hibiscus Print Dress with Scarf Hem, $32.50

When: This flowing cotton dress with bold print screams exotic vacation, and with a low-cut back and sides you won’t need to pack much more.

Where: I’m thinking a trip to tropical Kauai is a match.

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What:
Orange Red Trapeze Dress, $32.50
Leather Mules, $85

When: Another dress that’s perfect for walks on the beach. The oversized body and sheer red fabric make this a great pick, plus it arrives wrinkle free after way too many hours en route.

Where: Thailand. Or for something closer, take a trip just across the border to Mexico.

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What: Floral Slip with Asymmetrical Bottom, $32.50

When: Pair this floral slip dress with a pair of ankle boots and you’re ready for a trip north.

Where: Portland or Seattle

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What:
Off the Grid Blouse, $17.50
Chiffon Jumper with Suspenders, $28.50

When: This look is just too cute. Day or night, I’m seeing this look around museums or coffee breaks at a hole in the wall café.

Where: Gallivanting around Prague, or perhaps a day exploring Washington D.C.

Happy travels and happy shopping!