Blog: Crossroads Style

November 12th, 2019 by Jennifer Beile 5 Ways to Jewel Tones to Your Cold Weather Wardrobe

Just because the weather is drab, doesn’t mean your wardrobe has to be. Jewel tones will liven up your winter wardrobe and compliment the natural neutral tones that we tend to gravitate towards during the colder months. Add some depth and color to your cold-weather wardrobe with vibrant jewel colors this season to avoid a stale winter style slump.

A Ruby Red Statement Piece

Can we really make it through the holiday season without a bit of vivacious, bold red? This color is used as a statement and will add a spark of life to your wardrobe.
Blogger wearing ruby red jewel tone overcoat.

Refresh Your Wardrobe with Emerald

Green is associated with growth and freshness, quite fitting as we near the end of this year and prepare to begin anew.
Woman wearing emerald green jewel tone dress under a coat.

Bold Blue Sapphire

Blue has a calming, relaxing association and I can’t be the only one who could benefit from a little extra relaxation during the holidays. This is the perfect color to try in different textures and fabrics, like crushed velvet.
Blogger wearing a sapphire jewel tone suit.

Golden Citrine Yellow Will Brighten Your Day

One of the most versatile and universally flattering color shades, deep gold citrine yellow is most often seen paired with neutrals but shines with contrasting colors, like red or black, as well.
Blogger pairing patterned skirt with oversized sweater.

Adding Warmth with Amethyst

Jewel-toned purple will add a richness to your winter wardrobe and is perfect for adding color to your neutral white and brown hues.
Woman wearing amethyst jewel tone pants with brown sweater.

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November 11th, 2019 by Samantha Furno 5 Crossroads Must-Haves for Fall

Now that we are starting to become fully settled into the new season, it is the perfect time to reexamine your wardrobe and figure out what key pieces your line-up may be missing! Maybe your wardrobe is totally set, but either way, who doesn’t enjoy a trip to your local Crossroads to see what stylish finds you can score?! Whether you’re looking to add something new or update a worn-in piece that you already own, I’ve put together a little list of five, cooler weather styles that our buyers are currently buying, so keep your eyes out for these must-haves next time you head into the store.

Knee-High Boots

Boot season is finally here and Crossroads is currently buying boots of all kinds, so be sure to be on the lookout for one of fall’s trendy knee-high styles!
Woman wearing blouse and blazer with knee high boots as our must-haves.

Cozy Sweaters

Whether you prefer an oversized, chunky knit or a lightweight, classic sweater, you’ll be able to get the best of both worlds next time you’re out shopping! Keep your eyes peeled for sweaters with unique textures, weights and fun colors!
Woman wearing beige sweater, one of our fall must-haves, and white pants

Handbags

If you’re in the mood for designer or something more budget friendly, Crossroads has you covered on the accessory front! Adding a new purse to your fall wardrobe is a fool-proof way to instantly spruce up your outfit!
Blogger highlighting small handbag as one of our seasonal must-haves.

Tailored Pants

Tailoring is one of this season’s hottest trends! Plus, this denim alternative is a fantastic base to wear with a tailored blazer or even your go-to cozy sweater!
Blogger pairing tailored pants with a tank top and heels.

Leather Jacket

A leather jacket is one of those styles that you can guarantee will last for seasons to come! It is a tried and true style that will never go out of style and Crossroads is constantly seeing buying and selling this essential layering piece!
Woman wearing leather pants with leather jacket, one of the fall must-haves.

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November 5th, 2019 by Jennifer Beile 5 Trends for Your Upcoming Holiday Season

It’s never too early to start planning your holiday outfits. The holiday season can be stressful for so many reasons, and one of them shouldn’t be as trivial as what you’re going to wear to spend time with your family and friends. Whether you travel, go big or small, or simply spend a little extra time with loved ones, take away the stress of getting dressed out of your holiday plans so you can focus on what is really important during the season. Take a look at 5 trends for the upcoming holiday season and start planning your outfits now.

Velvet Crush

A holiday staple, you can never go wrong with velvet in any form.

Blogger wearing an orange velvet skirt for the holiday season.

Casual Sequins

Downplay the excessive manner of sequins by finding an understated sequin piece, an otherwise simple blouse, or even an accessory and pair it with basics to complete your outfit.

Woman wearing black sequins shirt with denim for holiday season inspiration.

Unexpected Knitwear

Sweater vests, sweater midi dresses with boots, and statement sleeves on a chunky knit paired with denim and heels are easy and a comfortable go-to for casual get togethers.

Woman wearing knitted skirt and turtleneck with heels for holiday season.

A Midi Slip Dress/Skit

Dress it up, wear it casually, layer it with knits or leather; there’s no denying that a midi slip dress/skirt is one of the most versatile pieces in your closet for any occasion.

Woman wearing a neutral midi skirt and sweater.

Leather or Leather Accents

Add an edgy touch to your holiday outfits with leather. For a more formal look, try a leather midi skirt paired with a silk blouse. For a casual vibe, try leather trousers and a chunky knit.

Woman pairing crewneck with leather pants for holiday season style.

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October 31st, 2019 by Jennifer Beile The 10 Celebrity Costumes That Won Halloween

Happy Halloween! It’s no surprise that celebrities pull out all the stops for their Halloween costumes. From A-list filled parties to red carpets, sometimes our favorite celebrities are unrecognizable in their costumes. The creativity and effort are at an all-time high this year and it’s never too late for some very last-minute inspiration, or perhaps to start planning for your big bash next year. Enjoy 10 celeb costumes that won Halloween this year!

Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato doesn’t play around with Halloween and created two outstanding costumes this year. See more of her Halloween looks on Instagram.
Demi Lovato dressed for Halloween as Pennywise.

Nicki Minaj

Ahead of the highly anticipated ‘Birds of Prey’ movie next year, Nicki Minaj slays as Harley Quinn.
Nikki Minaj dressed as Harley Quinn for Halloween.

Ashley Graham

Ashley Graham stuns as Jessica Rabbit! And can we all applaud her for going with sneakers in place of stilettos?
Ashley Graham dressed as Jessica Rabbit for Halloween.

Gabrielle Union

Gabrielle Union pays homage to her role in the iconic teen movie ‘Bring It On’ with her real life mini-me.
Gabrielle Union dressed as an older character from one of her movies.

Vanessa Hudgens

Halloween enthusiast, Vanessa Hudgens, donned multiple costumes during her various Halloween celebrations this month, but my favorite is by far Sally from ‘A Nightmare Before Christmas.”
Vanessa Hudgens dressed as A Nightmare Before Christmas.

Jessica Biel

Jessica Biel deserves a literally mic drop for dressing up as her hubby from his *NSYNC days while he accompanied her as a microphone.
Jessica Biel dressed in a Halloween costume.

Nina Dobrev

Nina Dobrev nailed her Billie Eilish impression.
Nina Dobrev dressed as Billie Eilish.

Lisa Rinna

No one can out J.Lo J.Lo, but Lisa Rinna sure gave her best try in the infamous green dress.
Lisa Rinna dressed as J-Lo for Halloween.

Ciara

Ciara and Russell Wilson pay homage to Beyonce and Jay-Z, while their children perfectly impersonate The Jacksons for Halloween.
Ciara and Russell Wilson dressed as Jay Z and Beyonce for Halloween.

Stormi Webster

Kylie Jenner’s daughter gives us a glimpse of her future, dressed up as her mom from the Met Gala.
Stormi dressed as a Met Gala participant.

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October 29th, 2019 by Jennifer Beile 5 Ways to Refresh Your Layering Techniques

‘Tis the season, for layering that is. Layering is an essential part of fall and winter dressing and it can get, quite frankly, a little boring with the repetition of the same cardigan or coat thrown over your otherwise carefully curated outfit. With a few simple tweaks to your typical layering routine, you’ll be able to refresh your fall and winter wardrobes without completely revamping your entire closet.

Double Up on Your Knitwear

Two sweaters are better, and warmer, than one. Double up on your knitwear for a cozy look in the frigid weather.
Woman layering two sweaters over one another with black purse.

Layer Your Cardigans & Coats

A cardigan under your coat is not only a simple way to add a layer of warmth, but also an opportunity to add additional color, texture, or print to an outfit.
Blogger layering a cardigan underneath an overcoat and denim.

Bring New Life to Your Favorite Dresses

Layer a long sleeve knit or a chunky sweater under your favorite dress or jumpsuit to breathe new life into the piece and take it from summer to winter.
Woman layering a patterned dress with tight long sleeve underneath

Invest in a Vest

Live in a climate with finicky weather? I’m looking at you, Cali! Opt for a vest instead of a coat for comfortable fall layering.
Man walking down the street with a vest over a sweater.

Don’t Underestimate Undergarments

Tights, socks, leggings, and thin long-sleeve t-shirts are an easy way to add an invisible layer of warmth under your outfit without having to change the look you’re attempting to achieve.
Woman wearing thermal turtleneck as a base layer with scarf and overcoat.

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