Blog: Crossroads Style

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?

 

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June 26th, 2018 by Jennifer Beile Summer Style Guide: Denim Skirts for 2018

Denim is versatile and timeless, making it a mainstay in nearly everyone’s wardrobe. With summer in full swing, you’re likely already living in your favorite denim cut-offs… but maybe you’re thinking of updating your hot weather uniform.  Within the last year, denim skirts have quietly made their way back into the mix of modern trends. From mini to midi, body-hugging to A-line, and with embroidered or a raw hem details, denim skirts come in shapes for all sizes, and in styles for everyone!

Whether you like to keep it simple and casual or you pair your denim skirt with an unexpected top and statement shoes, you’re sure to find a style that you’ll fall for in my round-up below!

 

A raw hem and matching belt add character to Laurie’s white denim mini.

 

Happily Grey’s Mary updates a classic double denim look with a two-tone, asymmetrical, raw hem denim skirt.

 

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Conservative enough for work and cute enough for happy hour, a denim midi is the perfect addition to your summer wardrobe!

 

Grasie combines two of summer’s hottest trends: a denim mini and a tropical print top!

 

Tumi has the perfect summer uniform: denim mini, graphic tee, and strappy sandals!

 

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Alexandra’s raw and uneven hemline adds edge to an otherwise simple summer outfit.

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March 15th, 2018 by Melanie Sutrathada 6 Ways to Wear Denim in 2018

From jeans to oversized denim jackets, we’ll always have a special place for classic denim pieces in our wardrobe. If you’re in a fashion rut and want a few ideas for how to style your denim pieces, you’ve come to the right place.

Here are six different ways to wear denim this season!

 

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When it comes to styling denim skirts, keep it simple by pairing it with a white or black blouse!

 

 
Don’t be afraid to wear an oversized denim jacket as a dress. Combat the lack of coverage by dressing this outfit up with over-the-knee-boots or thigh-high socks.

 


Left to my own devices, I’d wear denim overalls all the time. They’re not just comfy; this statement piece has gotten a major update since you wore them last in elementary school.

 


The key to mixing denim on denim is to pick two pieces that are similar in shade. Or, choose blue and black denim for another failproof combination.

 


This denim dress ensemble looks great with a belt or a fanny pack to break up the outfit.

 


You can never go wrong with mixing blue denim and black denim. It’s a great casual outfit for when you’re out and running errands!

 

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January 23rd, 2018 by Jennifer Beile 7 Pants Outfits That Will Have You Tossing Your Denim Aside

Denim will always be held close to a fashion girl’s heart. We love our denim and our denim loves us; it’s a closet staple as trends come and go. But there comes a time to experiment and step outside of the fashion box. I’ve been noticing a lot more trousers over denim on my blog roll lately, and I, for one, am all for it! I’ve been swapping out my denim for more trouser styles too. Styled with tees, sweaters, blazers, and bodysuits, trousers are a sophisticated, refreshing change to your wardrobe.

Check out these seven denim-less blogger outfits to inspire you this week!

 

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Style Me Grasie
To say that I would live in Grasie’s striped pants, bodysuit, and leather jacket ensemble might be a bit of an overstatement—but I am loving this comfy combo!

 


Le Happy
Comfy, casual, and trendy: Luanna’s military-inspired trousers can be remixed so many different ways.

 


This Time Tomorrow
Krystal stuns in winter white with these chic oversized cropped trousers.

 


Polienne
Brace yourselves: cargo pants are coming back! It’s true—an updated wide leg cut and dark wash keeps this trend modern.

 


What Olivia Did
You can’t go wrong with a graphic tee beneath a fitted gingham suit.

 


Le Dressing De Leeloo
I’ve been searching for the perfect pair of cords this winter, and it looks like Leeloo found them for me! I am loving the modern cropped silhouette.

 

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Always Judging
How fun are these gold satin trousers? Talk about a statement pant!

 

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