Blog: Crossroads Style

November 22nd, 2019 by Samantha Furno Layering 101: Stay Cozy, but Look Chic

With that winter chill in full force, the only way to survive the cold during these winter months is by layering. The act of layering is synonymous with the season.  Although it may seem like a chore when you’re getting dressed to brave the cold, consider layering as a thought-out part of your style routine instead and you’ll be sure to take your winter style to the next level! I’ve outlined 5 simple tips below that will ensure that you’re a layering master this winter season.

Start with a Stylish Base

When it comes to base layering, a turtleneck is a foolproof way to add a more classic element to any winter look this season.
Woman wearing cream colored outfit with layering turtleneck.

Hoodie & Jacket Combo

Comfortable hoodies will look instantly elevated when worn beneath a stylish jacket this winter season. Plus, you’ll be ready if you get caught in the rain as well!
Blogger layering cream jacket with white hoodie.

It’s All in The Accessories

Blanket scarves, pom-pom beanies, printed gloves; no matter what you choose to top off your cozy fit, you’ll be sure to be bundled to the max! Be bold and try something in a vibrant hue or even a trendy leopard print!
Woman wearing oversized scarf and leather purse.

Opt for a Vest

A vest is a fantastic alternative to a jacket or coat this winter, plus opting for one with a more tailored fit with polish off your fit beautifully.
Woman layering a flowy vest with high-waisted pants.

Double Up on Sweaters

Not only is an oversized sweater a must-have for any winter wardrobe, it is also a great option to throw on over a fitted sweater or two to ensure you’ll be as cozy as can be!
Woman layering oversized sweater as a base.

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November 20th, 2019 by Samantha Furno 5 Items You Need to Complete Your Holiday Party Look

As crazy as it seems, the holidays are already right around the corner again! Whether you’re style is more classic chic or if you verge more on the statement-making side of things, one thing is for certain, holiday parties are a blast and getting dressed up for such festivities is all a part of the fun as well! There is no reason to hold back with your style this time of year, as the holidays are for bold, eye-catching looks with a hint of glamour! I’ve rounded up five trendy styles that will surely pull together your holiday looks just in time for a night out celebrating!

Evening-Ready Bag

Add a pop of color to an all-black ensemble with a deep maroon clutch or opt for a stylish bag with unique hardware, such as shiny metals or pearls instead.
Woman holding a furry bag with dress for holiday party idea.

Sequin Anything

The more bling, the better with this beloved holiday trend. Sequins are the simplest way to guarantee you’ll be stepping out in eye-catching look!
Woman wearing sequin dress for holiday party inspiration.

Silk Slip Dress

Shiny silk dresses are a chic alternative to sequins this time of year! Plus, slip dresses look wonderful layered beneath a kitschy holiday sweater or a chic leather jacket!
Woman wearing neutral colored silk slip dress with silver bag.

Festive Heels

2019 has truly been the year of stylish and fun footwear, so why not step up a holiday party fit with some strappy metallic heels or a crystal embellished stiletto?!
Woman wearing simple t-shirt and jeans with bright heels for holiday party looks.

Hair Accessories

Keep it sparkly from head to toe by topping off your holiday outfit with a glitzy headband or even a couple of bold barrettes!
Woman wearing hair wrap as an accessory for holiday party idea.

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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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