Blog: Crossroads Style

July 31st by Melanie Sutrathada Round-up: Handbag Styles Perfect for Work

There’s no better way to make a fashion statement at work than with a bag that does all the talking. Whether you need something that’s big enough to fit a laptop or versatile enough to take you to happy hour, there’s a style that will fit all of your office needs.

Here are our favorite handbags for work to inspire your next purchase:

 

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The great thing about a dome satchel handbag is that it looks great in any size, whether it’s a mini bag or a large one. Stick to a neutral color like black, brown or grey for a classic and timeless feel.

 

P2 - Extra Petite

Tote bags carry a lot without losing their structure. You can easily throw in a cardigan for when the office gets chilly or a spare change of clothes for hitting the gym.

 

P3 - Hapa Time

Can a Little Black Bag officially become a thing already? Every fashionista should have a simple black bag readily available. Not only is it professional enough for work, it can transition easily from 9-5 to happy hour with coworkers afterwards.

 

P4 - Media Marmalade

A versatile bag that can double as a backpack or shoulder bag is a match made in heaven.

 

P5 - Memorandum

Nobody does trendy and functional bags as well as brands like Dagne Dover. Their bags are known for helping you stay organized with features like a pocket for your laptop, a place for your metro card, and a ring for your keys.

 

P6 - Viva Luxury

Remember when you were little and how easy packing for school was with a backpack? Well, if you haven’t hopped on the upgraded backpack trend yet, you’re surely missing out.

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December 2nd, 2016 by Samantha Weaver This Year’s Must Have Bag – The Fanny Pack!

Every season fashion trends come and go. Some we miss once they’ve gone while others we’re happy to say goodbye to. The fanny pack might fall into “bye-bye see you later” category for most, but if you ask me I’m ecstatic they’re back!

Gone are the days of calling these bum bags “fanny packs” because these days they’re being worn across the chest, with an evening dress and even over a thick winter coat. This year they’re being featured as the ultimate hands-free accessory that can hold your gadgets and gizmos and look polished all at the same time. Here in tech country these hip bags are fast becoming the next-must have designer purse.

What do you think? Yay or Nay?

Have we changed your mind about belt bags? We sure hope so, because we think they’re so hot right now.

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November 11th, 2016 by Samantha Weaver 10 Wardrobe Essentials to Buy in Your Thirties

Truth: I just turned 32 and I’ve been working for Crossroads since I was 22. Needless to say, my style has change a lot over the last decade. Luckily (thanks to Crossroads), I’ve spent the last decade trading in styles that may not be “me” any longer for new and improved pieces fit for a woman in her thirties.

If you’re anything like me, you probably have a kind of “style uniform” and an appreciation for investment pieces. Of course, your taste will continue to evolve, and experimenting with trends from time to time is always fun, but now’s the time in your life to think of the adage “fewer, better things.”

Here are ten timeless essentials to start collecting—and good news! Crossroads is a great way to find styles like these at a hefty discount.

 

1. A Classic Leather Jacket

 

2. A Lady Like Handbag

3. A Midi Skirt

 

4. A Crisp White Button-Down

 

5. Ankle Boots

 

6. A Slim Trouser

 

7. A Cashmere Sweater

 

8. A Masculine Coat

 

9. A Strappy Sandal

 

10. A Structured Dress

Here’s to finding your top ten go-to pieces at Crossroads! Happy Shopping!

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August 25th, 2016 by Samantha Weaver Shop our Fashion Bucket List!

Ditch the traditional bucket list for a fashion bucket list—because 1) it’s not as morbid, and 2) you get to shop to complete it!

We’re busy collecting all this season’s must-have trends from some of our favorite brands, and we’re certain you’ll be adding a few of these classics to your very own fall fashion bucket list!

Denim Jacket + Graphic Tee

Spruce up your denim with our Frayed Denim Shirt Jacket ($48.50). Then add our Graphic Ringer Tee ($14) and finish the look with black drainpipe denim and leather riding boots.

A Great Backpack

If you haven’t ditched your heavy tote bag for a backpack yet, trust me: this is a bucket list must. Snag our Ocean Waves Canvas Backpack ($25) and get ready to be a backpack convert.

Joggers + Ankle Boots

I’ve essentially left behind real pants for fashionable joggers this year. Start your own collection with our Overdyed Drawstring Jogger ($18.50), and pair it with our Cropped Lace-Up Sweater ($25) and Stacked Leather Hex Boot ($58.50).

Sweater Vest + Flannel Shirt

If you love to layer, then try our Split Side Sweater Vest ($20). Pair it with skinny dark denim, ballet flats, and our Latico Crossbody ($38.50). Then, layer it over our Oversized Navy Flannel ($30).

Stay tuned to the Crossroads Instagram feed for a first look at our newest arrivals so you can continue building your very own fashion bucket list for fall!

August 5th, 2016 by Samantha Weaver Shop Back to School at Crossroads

Trends come and go so quickly, there’s really no point in being a slave to them. When it comes to updating your look for back to school, you don’t have buy a whole new wardrobe to replace last fall’s threads—just update them at Crossroads with this week’s newest arrivals!

For the first day of school, make an impression with a button down suede skirt and colored denim jacket. Then add our Stripe Boxy Tee ($13.50) and Suede Bolo Tie Necklace ($18.50), pictured here with leather Converse sneakers found at our Lincoln Park location ($25).

Start the year with a new backpack! This classic Top Loading Navy Backpack with Red Strap by Dickies ($25) is cute, durable and unisex.

Switch it up with our Ivory and Charcoal Plaid Button-Down ($17.50). Just add light wash skinny jeans, your trusty beanie and patent leather Mary Janes.


For an updated ’90s look, pick up our Microsuede Cross Front Tank ($12.50), Navy and Red Plaid Button-Down ($17.50), and our Southwest Mini Backpack ($27.50).

Mix prints by pairing camo trousers with any one of our Roll Sleeve Terry Tees (available in sport stripe, charcoal stripe, or navy stripe, $15). Finish the look with mirrored aviators and a neutral flat.

Select store locations are featuring handpicked racks of back-to-school clothing and accessories—so come shop with us this weekend!