Blog: Crossroads Style

December 14th, 2018 by Jennifer Beile Friday Favorites: December 14th, 2018

Happy Friday! I hope you are gearing up for a weekend full of ugly sweater parties, festive decorating, and guilt-free sugar binges. The following are my favorite style & pop culture images, articles, and moments to wrap up our week in a pretty little bow. Enjoy!

Christian perfects casual chic holiday in a coat and boots found at her local Crossroads Trading! Remember to share your favorite #CrossroadsFinds on Instagram!
Christian wearing Crossroads Finds

Mary plays with texture and has created the perfect winter white look to inspire your holiday party style.
Mary wears textured pieces in our Friday post.

Jennifer Lopez SHUT. IT. DOWN. on the red carpet for the premiere of her new movie “Second Act”. This woman can do no wrong.
Jennifer Lopez on the red carpet.

Miley Cyrus is having a majorly sophisticated glow up in her new era and I am here for it!
Miley Cyrus walking through a city.

Yesterday on the blog, we talked about the reoccurring trends on the British Fashion Awards red carpet. Now, see at every single look and the winners from the award show here.
Red carpet image from the British Fashion Awards

Chrissy Teigen unfiltered, unashamed, and now uncensored is on the cover of the months Elle UK.
Chrissy Teigen on the cover of Elle.

The American Meme, a documentary that explores the life of the digital age and what it means to be a social media influencer or famous via social media premiered on Netflix this week. It’s an intimate look at the real people behind the perfectly curated Instagrams, Vines, and Tweets that we love every single day.

“Selena: The Series”, a scripted series based on the life of Selena Quintanilla and produced by the Quintanilla family, has been announced to premiere on Netflix. I love that this will introduce the legend to a new generation who unfortunately missed out on a beautiful voice and soul.
Selena performing live.

Google released its annual Year In Search data and nostalgia and royalty topped the list of the most searched in fashion. The US specifically searched for fashion inspiration between the ’80s-2000’s and were most intrigued by the style of Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle. See more of Google’s most popular searches of 2018 here.
Image of Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle.

Pinterest released Pinterest 100: The Top Trends for 2019 and the top three most searched in fashion are:
1. Bamboo Bags with an increase of 2215%.
2. Statement Sneakers at 2211%
3: Biker Shorts with an increase of 1323% from the beginning of the year. See all the Pinterest search trends here.
Photo of a collage for Pinterest.

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December 13th, 2018 by Mary Elizabeth Luxury Fashion from Head to Toe

Every once in a while, I’ll look down and realize, I got it at Crossroads – almost head to toe!  This was one of those days.  I grabbed my Everlane, striped tee – which is extra thick & just feels QUALITY, ya know?  And then these jeans are Frame, which I always look for at Crossroads; a luxury denim that just NAILS the fit & feels like pajamas.  My flats are J.Crew and give me an effortless pop of color when I need it.  And on top, we have my Zara cat-eye sunnies giving me life.

Mary Elizabeth wearing head to toe Crossroads in a field.
Close up of Mary Elizabeth wearing head to toe Crossroads in a field.

And just like that, without even trying, it’s Crossroads head to toe.  Do you ever look down and realize, omg, I’m head to toe luxury FASHUN on a budget!?

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December 12th, 2018 by Melanie Sutrathada 6 Ways to Style Patent Leather Pieces

Each season there is always at least one trend that is so bold and striking, that you’re never quite sure if you can pull it off. Move over belt bags, patent leather is coming through! These glossy pieces are without a doubt one of our favorite trends to emerge in 2018, and we can’t seem to get enough of it!

Keep scrolling to see six different ways that you can style patent leather:

Channel your inner Britney Spears circa 2000 and bring on the bright red patent leather! We love this red coat that Aleali May is rocking!
Blogger wearing a red patent leather jacket.

A great pair of thigh high patent leather boots are a must if you plan on making this your signature piece for the winter!
Blogger wearing high heel patent leather boots.

When it comes to playing with textures, patent leather is probably one of our favorite go-to’s. It’s a great way to add some extra edge to a work outfit.
Blogger wearing patent leather skirt to add texture to work outfit.

A monochrome purple look with patent leather pants as the focal point? Don’t mind if I do!
Blogger wearing colored patent leather pants.

A little bit of this glossy material can go a long way. Pick up a pair of comfy patent leather boots that you can style with a skirt or dress!
Blogger pairing outfit with patent leather ankle boots and jacket.

If you’re looking for that perfect statement coat to get you through the rainy weather, opt for a rainproof patent leather coat to keep you warm and dry!
Blogger wearing a pink patent leather raincoat.

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December 11th, 2018 by Jennifer Beile 8 Comfy-Chic Outfits to Inspire Your Travel Style

It’s the busiest travel season of the year and the last thing we need to worry about is what we will be wearing when we fly or drive for hours upon hours. Comfort is key, but comfort doesn’t always have to mean sloppy sweats or old pajamas. Put just a little bit of effort in your travel wear and focus on those “in-between” pieces of clothing; clothing that can be comfortable and chic.

Pair a matching elevated sweater set with a trendy and equally as cozy teddy coat for a polished look that will keep you comfortable on a long flight or car ride.
pairing monochromatic pieces for cozy and chic look.

Upgrade your weekend athleisure from leggings and a sweatshirt to modern sweat suit with subtle details and figure-flattering silhouettes.
woman wearing athleisure jumpsuit.

An oversized knit, relaxed trousers, sneakers, and a classic denim jacket: Allana has the perfect winter travel outfit formula perfected.
Blogger wearing oversized sweater and denim jacket.

No time to change after your plane ride? A pair of relaxed jeans, a sweater, and slip-ons make for an effortless and put together look.
Blogger wearing relaxed jeans and knit sweater.

A hands free belt bag will be your best friend during travel, especially for getting through the airport!
Blogger wearing a handsfree belt bag and brown pieces.

Layers are key when going from a cold to mild weather locale, or vice versa!
Blogger showing how to layer pieces for colder weather.

For a chic travel look with an edge, try a sweater dress or skirt set.
Blogger wearing a sweater over a dress for chic look.

If all else fails, throw on your comfiest sweats or leggings and your heaviest coat. Don’t forget the most important travel accessory of all: coffee!
Blogger wearing overcoat with sweats.

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December 10th, 2018 by Mary Elizabeth How to Style Furry Heels

One of my greatest passions is shopping in zip codes that aren’t my own.  With Crossroads, I can always get a bit of local flavor as the community surrounding each location quite literally stocks each store.  While I was in Costa Mesa, CA, I spotted a Crossroads, and within 2.5 seconds, I was parked and inside.

I bought a few items that day, and one of the stars to emerge are these furry  heels!  These are the type of fashion item that you’re on the fence whether it’s the most amazing thing you’ve ever seen OR not at all.  I went with amazing, and it wasn’t a mistake! I get compliments everywhere I go, and they are super comfy and elevate every look I pair with them. Personally, I think any design or fashion item that pushes the envelope a bit is typically the most exciting and winds up being my favorite element.

Mary wearing furry heels and yellow dress in a single photo.Mary wearing furry heels and yellow dress in diptych.

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