Blog: Crossroads Style

June 12th, 2018 by Jennifer Beile Surprising Trend Alert: Long Shorts & How to Wear Them

They snuck up on us out of nowhere, and now stores like Topshop, Zara, and ASOS are carrying them. Long shorts for women are officially trending!  Arguably the most “unflattering” trend we’ve seen all year, longline or bermuda shorts hit right above the knee line, typically have a looser fit, and have previously been designated an “unfashionable” item… but I kind of love them. I’ve never been a shorts wearer; I don’t know if it’s because of the styles and fits I’ve chosen to try on over the years, but they’ve never felt comfortable enough or sat in the right place when I walked. I know there are so many other ladies out there who have fit issues too and know how unbearable that makes shopping for shorts.

Personally, I will always encourage a trend that breaks the norm and provides an option so totally different from 99% of what’s been available. What fun is fashion if we don’t play dress up every once in a while? After seeing some of my favorite fashion babes rocking longer shorts, I am so very tempted to run out and grab a pair!

 

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Denim Never Fails
Keep it clean and pair long denim shorts with a white blouse and a simple trendy straw bag.

 


Mixed Prints
Stripes on stripes are a perfectly summery way to style your long shorts—and a cute pup is the perfect accessory!

 


Summer Whites
Keep cool in summer whites and sneakers!

 

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For The Office
If you work in a traditional office, shorts are hardly appropriate… but long shorts may be the exception. I’m loving a good shorts suit for the summer!

 


Vacation Mode
High waist, linen, and belted—the perfect way to wear long shorts on vacation, and an effortless way to ease into the trend!

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June 11th, 2018 by Mary Elizabeth OOTD: Cheetah Print – The Khaki of the Jungle

Hey guys, Mary Elizabeth here sharing yet another favorite Crossroads find and how I style it.  This week is all about my favorite “neutral”: cheetah print. (Shhh, don’t tell leopard!)  I affectionately call it “khaki of the jungle.” In my opinion, it looks great with everything and really bumps up the glam factor.

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I picked up this DVF number at the Melrose in Hollywood location. I immediately wanted it, but I was also prepared for a not-so-flattering look, especially on a girl with very round hips. The thing is, DVF knows cut—and it was very obvious in the dressing room that this is an expensive, well-made piece that hugs in just the right places!

With western influences coming in strong for spring and summer 2018, I paired my skirt with a vintage cowboy hat and fringe cardigan. My sleeveless mock neck is Vince, courtesy of Crossroads in Silver Lake.  To finish my outfit, I added a classic espadrille in modern monochrome black and a pair of cat-eye shades.

 

June 8th, 2018 by Samantha Weaver New In: Summer Jumpsuits and Dresses!

Go ahead: be a stunner in any of these three pieces—just in time for the summer heat!

 

Tie Front Cherry Red Midi Dress ($42.50)

 

Tri-Tone Striped Jumpsuit ($24)

 

Green Stripe Cropped Jumpsuit ($42.50)

 

Come shop these new-in styles and more at Crossroads this weekend!

 

June 5th, 2018 by Jennifer Beile 5 Summer Pieces to Buy Secondhand This Season

When you’re on a limited budget, replenishing your closet each season can be difficult, which is one of the many reasons why I love thrifting and going to Crossroads to fulfill my seasonal, trendy wardrobe cravings (Bring on the summer pieces). You may love a trend one day, but as the honeymoon phase of new clothing wears off, you may find yourself pushing it aside for some of your more classic staples. Why pay full price for something that you may not love forever?

Enter secondhand shopping.  Check out 5 summer pieces I’ll be looking for at Crossroads.

 


Midi Dresses
Last week I shared my favorite midi dresses for this summer, and I hope it inspires you to find your favorite.


Ruffles
If you’re like me and have shied away from ruffles since childhood, you may be wary about this summer trend. Fear not, ruffles can be fun and age appropriate.

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Botantical Prints
If you don’t have a summer vacation on the calendar, you can still dress like you are on vacation in super trendy botanical printed pieces!

 


Slide Sandals
I’ve been noticing an influx of slide sandals at my favorite Crossroads stores and have picked up a few (heeled and flat) to complete my summer wardrobe.

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Bold Colors
My wardrobe is typically full of dark, muted colors, but I’ve been embracing bright, bold colors lately. I love that I can pick up some key pieces at lower prices at Crossroads to mix into my existing wardrobe.

 

 

 

 

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June 4th, 2018 by Melanie Sutrathada 6 Ways to Add More Color into Your Wardrobe

If you’ve considered yourself as a person who can only wear neutral or black color palettes, I’m here to tell you that adding a little extra color to your wardrobe goes a long way! Add small statement pieces in shades of sunshine yellow, red and violet, and you’ll find your outfits look more put together and curated. The best part? Chances are that you can easily recreate the looks below with pieces you already own.

Here are 6 ways to put some more color in your outfit!

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Try adding that extra pop of color by styling a bright colored blouse under your overalls. Follow up with a pair of shoes in a similar shade.


Want to add color to your wardrobe without being too over-the-top? Tie a colorful scarf around your handbag.


As an alternative to denim jeans, consider wearing a pair of bright colored pants.


Fashion tip: you can never go wrong with a bright yellow dress. Throw a denim jacket on top to balance the color.


Don’t be afraid to indulge in complementary colors. Take a style cue from influencer Grasie Mercedes and pair purples and yellows together.

 


It seems like every fashion girl has at least one pair of bright colored shoes in their wardrobe, and we can’t get enough of them in yellow!

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