Blog: Crossroads Style

October 26th, 2017 by Jennifer Beile The Faux Fur Teddy Jacket: A Surprising Fall Trend

It’s that time of year to upgrade your outerwear, and if you’re looking for cozy this season, you’ll find it in the teddy jacket.

Personally, I’ve been trying to make this trend happen for years, so I’m glad that my millennial pink version  will finally be accepted this season!  The teddy jacket is super versatile, offered in many cuts and colors, and almost always made of faux fur, leaving you feeling warm, cozy, and guilt-free. My blogroll and Pinterest timeline are scattered with variations of the teddy jacket, so I’ve rounded up some of my favorite ways to wear it this season.

 

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Yara, Chapter Friday
Yara’s teddy and leather jacket combo adds a fun, funky element to her outfit.

 

Tess, Tessted
I love Tess’s outfit pairing of faux leather and fur! Perfect for the cool temperatures coming our way.

 

Annabelle, Viva Luxery
This bomber-esque teddy jacket is perfect for throwing over your basics to complete your outfit.

 

Adenorah, My Little Paris
I adore this ’70s take on the teddy!

 

Hannah, COCOBEAUTEA
Hannah looked every bit the Paris native on her trip, showcasing her teddy coat in a classic cut!

 

Lindsey, Ropes of Holland
Lindsey’s navy teddy coat is perfect for layering to keep cozy this fall.

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October 23rd, 2017 by Melanie Sutrathada 6 Ways to Style Tights This Fall

Tights are one of the easiest pieces to style during the colder months. If you’re looking to deviate from your usual opaque black tights, you’re in luck! There are so many options to choose from. Take a cue from our favorite fashion bloggers and try these ways to style tights for plenty more outfit choices this fall.

 

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1. Step out of your comfort zone by picking up a pair of colored tights this season. I love how these maroon tights tie in with the print on the dress to make this look feel cohesive.

 

2. Spruce up the look of an oversized coat with tights and over-the-knee boots.

 

3. It’s especially important to dress in layers during the colder months! Stay stylish and warm by wearing thick tights underneath a skirt. For extra warmth and an added dash of style, double up on sweaters and layer on a long coat.

 

4. There’s no better way to transition your wardrobe from summer to fall than by adding a pair of tights under your shorts. Add a denim jacket and an infinity scarf, and you’re good to go!

 

5. Ripped jeans get an upgrade when worn with lace leggings.

 

6. This past year, we saw a spike in fashionistas styling their fishnet stockings under denim, either peeking out from rips or pulled up above the waistline. Want to hop on the fishnet trend? Try a pair underneath a long trenchcoat for an easy, more subdued look.

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October 17th, 2017 by Jennifer Beile Round Up: 6 Essential Layering Pieces for Fall

The best part of dressing for fall? Layers! From light knits to chunky sweaters and jackets, layering pieces will keep you comfortable in cool, breezy weather without compromising your style.  I’ve rounded up a list of essential layering pieces and trends for building your fall wardrobe—so get ready to pile it on!

 

Start with a mock neck sweater.
A thin mock neck sweater is a versatile layering piece when the temperatures start to cool down. For a fresh, modern look, layer a thin mock neck under a button-up shirt.

 

Top it with a blazer.
Not quite cold enough for a jacket? Grab a blazer instead and when it cools down, layer on a jacket for double the warmth and style.

 

Two coats are better than one.
For those extra brisk nights, layer two light coats! Try a duster with a trench or denim and leather.

 

Add some chic to your athleisure.
Continue your comfy athleisure look through fall by layering a long jacket over your favorite hoodie.

 

Go monochromatic.
Layer pieces with similar color shades for a cozy monochromatic look.

 

When in doubt, add socks.
Get more life out of your summer shoes and layer them with socks to keep warm.

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October 13th, 2017 by Samantha Weaver New In: Berets and Structured Backpacks

Thanks to Dior and RiRi, berets are back in a major way. While some would call the beret overdone, we’re rooting for this classic to return to its place on the French Girl-approved list. Go ahead—jump on the bandwagon and test out the iconic headgear this season!

This week at Crossroads, shop for berets and the perfect backpack to pair them with. Get inspired by some of our favorite beret looks and see why we’re so into structured backpacks this season.

berets

Get the look. Our Grommet & Stud Beret ($18.50) is available in charcoal and burgundy.

structured backpacks

Our structured backpack is like a little transformer—it converts from a purse to a backpack in a snap! Try the trend with our Embroidered Backpack ($38.50) available in black and white.

Shop these trends at more at all Crossroads stores this coming week!

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Tuesday October 10th, 2017 by Jennifer Beile 5 Fresh Fall Trends You’ll be Seeing Everywhere

Although fall is arguably every fashion lover’s favorite season to dress for (the chunky knits, jackets, layering, hats… I could go on and on!), it can undoubtedly become a bit monotonous. It’s time to refresh your fall wardrobe and I’ve rounded up some of the newest trends that we will be seeing everywhere this season!

 

Corduroy
Corduroy has been revitalized for Fall with modern silhouettes, and according to the Fall/Winter runways, will be everywhere this season.
Corduroy

 

Checked Print Blazers
The piece of the season that can elevate everything from your favorite denim, tee or dress, a checked print blazer should be on your Fall must have list.
Checked Print Blazer

 

Metallic
Go bold or be subtle, metallic is in for Fall. I love the idea of a pair of silver metallic booties to complete an outfit.
Metallic

 

Baker Boy Hats
Baker Boy Hats topped the outfits of all the fashion “It” girls this past NYFW and are perfect for adding that last minute touch to your Fall outfit.
seeing everywhere

 

Belt Bags
This is not your Mom’s fanny pack! Belt bags are a chic alternative to you lugging around a purse all day. It will fit all your essentials and adds an extra accessory to your outfit.
Belt Bag

 

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