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 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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August 26th, 2019 by Samantha Furno 5 Trendy Denim Silhouettes on the Block

You really can’t go wrong with a great pair of denim. I mean, they are all around classic, comfortable as can be and denim makes an effortlessly-chic base to wear with absolutely any outfit. Skinny jeans will always hold a special place in my heart, but as the season is starting to change to fall, I am seeing some fresh denim silhouettes in the fashion world, and I’m definitely excited to switch my denim collection up a bit. I’ve rounded up some not-so-new, but definitely trendy, denim styles that I am anxious to add to my fall wardrobe this season!

The Flare

Flared denim is such a fantastic silhouette for instantly making your figure appear longer and leaner. Timeless, flattering and chic; talk about a denim upgrade!

Woman wearing flared denim silhouettes outside.

Oversized & Baggy

Move over mom-jeans, oversized and baggy denim is leading the pack when it comes to the denim silhouette that will be dominating fall fashion this season!

Woman in front of trees wearing loose-fitting denim silhouettes.

Off-White Shades

Light denim doesn’t have to stay in your summer wardrobe! I’m looking forward to adding some beige jeans to my fall line-up as they are an excellent hue that will stand out among my darker denim this fall season.

Blogger walking down sidewalk and lightly-colored denim.

Paperbag Jeans

I am loving the belt detail of paperbag jeans! The higher waistline makes these silhouettes the perfect style to wear with a loosely tucked in sweater or even a fitted top this coming fall season.

Woman wearing paperbag denim silhouettes with tucked in top.

Denim Maxi

Feminine with a 70’s flair, denim maxi skirts are a great alternative to jeans, especially when things cool down for the fall season! It’s definitely a bit more daring in style, but fashion is all about standing out and taking risks!

Woman wearing a denim maxi dress.

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April 15th, 2019 by Samantha Furno 5 Denim Alternatives for Spring

Denim will always and forever be the one true love in my wardrobe, however, with a new season upon us, I’m ready to take a detox from my beloved blues and try something fresh to re-inspire my outfits! Whether you opt for something printed or bold, structured or effortless, spring is full of denim alternatives that will quickly spruce up your style game! Just because you swap your jeans out for some new bottoms doesn’t mean you’ll need new tops to pair with them either. You’ll find that your favorite tops, tees and sweaters will still look just as good with your trendy new pants as they did with your favorite denim!

I’ve rounded up a few of the coolest denim alternatives for spring and hope they make you inspired to try something new and trendy this season!

Printed

What better way to add some personality to your spring outfits than with a fun and eye-catching print?! Let your printed pants be the statement piece of your look by keeping the rest of your fit a bit more simple in style.
Blogger wearing printed pants instead of denim.

Cargo

The utility trend is taking over the fashion world by storm this season and we are starting to see combat style pants pop up everywhere. Khaki has never looked more chic!
Woman wearing cargo pants.

Linen

Linen is a favorite of spring and summer styles because of how breathable and comfortable it is, even when the temperatures are at a high! Opt for a high-waisted pair that flatters your waistline and tie your look together with a crop top for the ultimate spring outfit!
Woman wearing linen high-waisted pants.

Tapered

Whether you wear them to the office or out to dinner on the town, tapered pants are a a sophisticated and totally chic alternative to jeans for spring.
Blogger wearing tapered pants.

Wide Leg

Keep things easy and breezy this spring with a pair of wide-leg pants in a vibrant hue! Add a pair of sleek ankle strap heels to balance out your silhouette and you’ll be set to soak up some sunshine in style!
Colorful pants being worn by woman.

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June 27th, 2018 by Mary Elizabeth OOTD: Distressed Jeans + Summer Yellow

Hey guys, Mary Elizabeth here sharing a favorite Crossroads find and how I style it.  This week is dedicated to these ripped and torn to perfection Madewell jeans. With a high waist and a slim line, these pants give me that West Coast denim versatility: cozy with cashmere and converse, or sexy with stilettos and silk.

I paired my distressed denim with a canary yellow double-breasted blazer, a kitten heel, and a vintage, beaded clutch. The end result is a simple look with a punch of fun—and it’s quite comfortable! Plus, as the weather heats up, who isn’t happy about a little extra airflow?

 

distressed denim

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