Blog: Crossroads Style

September 17th, 2019 by Jennifer Beile 5 Boot Styles to Invest In This Season

It’s boot season and whether or not you are in a climate that has already cooled to breezy fall temperatures or enjoying extended warm summer weather, it’s time to start investing in your boot collection for the turn of the season. While it may be a bit bittersweet to put your strappy sandals and open-toed mules in the back of your closet, making room for new boot staples will kickstart your fall wardrobe turn over and spark your creativity for the new season. Take a look at 5 boot styles to invest in this season to complete your cold weather footwear collection.

Mid, Knee, & Over-the-Knee Boots

Tall boots are a timeless fall staple that can help transition your dresses and skirts from summer to fall or add a chic element to a pair of skinny jeans.
Woman in front of a red wall with high boots.

Square-Toe, Chunky Heel Bootie

The newest boot silhouette on this season’s trend list is a modern square toe, chunky heeled ankle bootie which creates a comfortable and stylish way to pull your outfit together.
Woman wearing a leather dress with a white swuare-toe boot.

Pointed-Toe, Kitten Heel Bootie

On the opposite end of the spectrum detailed above, a chic pointed-toe, kitten heel bootie is the cold-weather version of a classic pump. This smart bootie pairs well with any style, from skinny to wide-leg silhouettes.
Woman in a crosswalk wearing a pointed boot.

Lace-Up, Chunky Boot

Think Dr. Martens or combat boots, the lace-up chunky boot may just be the most practical trend this season. The all-weather, all-terrain footwear has received a sophisticated update and it will no longer look like a pair of construction boots, but an edgy addition to your fall look.
Woman wearing a tall black Doc Marten boot with a brown dress.

Classic Chelsea Booties

A classic Chelsea bootie is just that: classic. This style will never be out of style and is a fantastic starting to for refreshing your boot collection for the cold weather.
Woman wearing chelsea boots with denim.

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September 16th, 2019 by Samantha Furno Could Leather be the Textile of the Season?

When it comes to seasonal textiles, leather is sure to come to mind for the fall season. Let’s be honest; could it get more classic than a moto jacket?! Although this textile itself may not be entirely groundbreaking, what is groundbreaking is the many ways in which we are seeing leather worn this fall season! Leather jackets will always be a cooler weather staple and a quick way to step up the chic-factor of any outfit, but this F/W19 is all about incorporating other, unique, silhouettes into your wardrobe! Whether you like to keep it faux or prefer the real thing, here are a few ways to to try the trend out yourself and instantly elevate your style game, one leather piece at a time!

Not-so-Basic Button Down

Leather is a great way to add structure to your fits, so why not swap out your go-to, tailored button down for something a bit bolder in style!
Blogger wearing black leather button-up.

Feminine, yet Edgy

Colored faux leather is already eye-catching, but wearing a sweet minidress in this textile is a sure fire way to kick your style up a notch!
Woman wearing colored leather mini-dress.

Bye Bye, Denim

I love a good denim alternative and these tailored to take you from the desk to dinner!
Woman wearing leather pants with white top and jacket.

A “Head-to-Toe” Moment

Play with colors, and mix and match textures or prints, by wearing a full fit!
Woman wearing a full brown leather with black shoes.outfit

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September 4th, 2019 by Samantha Furno Transitional Styling: Late Summer to Early Fall

As we start to head into the fall season it can be easy to feel the need to pack away your summer wardrobe and pull out all of your cozy, cooler weather staples. But before you deep dive into your closet and begin this transition, there are a few ways to incorporate some of your most-loved summer styles into your new season line-up, especially before it cools down completely! Go ahead and pack away your swimsuits and mini dresses, but keep that silky midi dress and your worn-in denim shorts around a bit longer. Here are five stylish looks that perfectly demonstrate how to incorporate some summer staples into your fall-ready wardrobe!

Summer Jeans

Did you catch Jennifer’s latest blog post about wearing white denim post Labor Day?! Well, white denim is here to stay and these summer jeans are a great piece to add some contrast to a deep hued knit!
Woman wearing white jeans and sweater for fall transitional style.

Classic Crop Top

You favorite summer top is easily going to become your new favorite layering base for jackets or blazers!
Woman outside waering a crop top with oversized jacket for fall transition.

Silky Midi Dress

Summer’s must-have dress, the midi, will easily find its new home in your fall wardrobe when paired with a chunky knit and edgy boots!
Woman wearing a midi dress and sweater on the edge of a tub.

Denim Shorts

The Bermuda shorts trend of summer will totally work for fall, as long as you wear this base with something a bit warmer on top, like a classic crewneck!
Woman wearing denim shorts and white crewneck for fall transition style.

Strappy Heels

The strappy heel saga continues as we head into the fall season, so elevate your casual and cozy fall outfit with your favorite white heels from summer for an instantly elevated vibe!
Woman pairing strappy heels with denim and blouse.

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September 3rd, 2019 by Jennifer Beile Trend Alert: Statement Sleeves and How to Wear Them

Statement sleeves are by no means a new trend but with the arrival of fall and cooler temperatures, we will be wearing more sleeved tops and layers. A voluminous sleeve adds a unique flair to your fall and winter wardrobes. A statement sleeve is such so much easier to pull off than other typical avant-garde trends that are reserved for red carpets and Instagram influencer content. From big and bold to subtle details, a piece with statement sleeves is a fun way to break up the monotony of the fall uniform of sweaters and jeans and add a bit of drama to your look.

Puffy Fall Flair

A puffy sleeve sweater adds some dramatic flair to your winter knits.
Woman wearing a sweater with interesting sleeves.

Ruffle Some Feathers

A favorite fall staple, the denim on denim look, gets a modern update with ruffle sleeve details.
Woman with denim shirt and ruffled sleeves.

See-Thru Sleeves

A romantic blouse becomes even more eye-catching with see-thru sleeves and a statement necklace.
Shirt with see-thru sleeves.

Classic With a Twist

Update your work wardrobe with a modern twist on a classic button-down and trousers look.
Woman wearing blue shirt with white pants and brown belt.

Add Some Puff

Date night gets a little more playful with a puffy-sleeved crop blouse and high waist denim.
Woman wearing polka dot shirt with puffy sleeves.

Minimalist Details

A statement sleeve can even be worn by a minimalist with a simple puff detail.
Woman wearing green shirt with white pants.

Layer Your Sleeves

Worried that big, billowy sleeves will get in the way of keeping warm because you can’t layer a jacket atop? The simple solution is to layer a thing long sleeve knit under for an extra layer of warmth.
Woman wearing black shirt with black denim.

Get Festive

The holiday season is around the corner and that means parties! Add even more festive flair to your look with statement sleeves.
Woman wearing dress outside near light post.

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July 30th, 2019 by Jennifer Beile 5 Classic Fall Styles to Invest in Now

Don’t shoot the messenger, but with August 1st literally around the corner, we will soon be inundated with fashion for the upcoming fall season, both online and in stores. As much as I love fall style, it’s my absolute favorite season for getting dressed, I understand that researching fall styles is a bit hard with the triple-digit weather we have been experiencing recently. So, I’ve bitten the bullet for you and rounded up 5 styles to look forward to next season. This fall is all about classic style, meaning you either already have it in your closet or you’ll be investing in pieces that you will be able to wear for seasons to come. Take a look at 5 classic fall styles to begin shopping for and investing in now.

Bootcut Denim

You’ll love this controversial denim silhouette more than you remember. The subtle flare is perfect for pairing with your favorite fall boots.
Woman wearing white bootcut denim as inspiration for fall styles.

Classic Plaid

Plaid will forever be a staple for fall. Invest in a timeless plaid piece, like a coat or scarf in neutral colors.
Woman wearing long plaid overcoat outside, synonymous with fall styles.

Square Toe Boots

Out with the pointy toes and in with the chic, sophisticated square toe!
Cropped photo of black square-toed boots with denim as an option for fall styles.

Tote Bags

As the temperatures rise, bags seem to get smaller, i.e. the belt bag trend. So as it would go, as the temperatures lower in the fall, the bags will be getting larger. Invest in a roomy, versatile tote bag this fall to carry all your essentials.
Photo of a woman wearing a well made brown tote bag.

Luxe Leather

Real or faux, leather is always in style. Go for an unexpected piece, like leather trousers or a leather midi skirt this fall, instead of the typical leather jacket.
Woman wearing leather pants with a big brown sweater.

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