Blog: Crossroads Style

December 20th, 2018 by Mary Elizabeth The Art of Styling a Red Sweater

The art of the treasure hunt is being open to any find at any time, while maintaining a greater perspective of items you’re hoping to score. That’s the thrill for me at least. I’m always looking for luxury textiles when I’m at Crossroads.  Silks, cashmere, & luxury items pull me first.  Sweaters are an absolute great item to peruse at any Crossroads.

I picked up this crimson beauty in Studio City. I’m crazy about a super soft and cozy sweater that gives a pop of color to the grayer skies of colder weather. This one boasts side slits – another super favorite fashion feature – so it’s ultra-easy to wear and lends itself very well to 501’s, another fave. Plus, it’s 90% merino // 10% cashmere.
Mary Elizabeth in a red sweater outdoors
Collage of Mary wearing a red sweater.
Are you a sweater person? How do you like them? Fitted?  Turtleneck? Ultra Chunky? Cropped? Oversize? Or ALL of the sweaters (like me)?

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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 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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December 6th, 2018 by Jennifer Beile How to Style Converse Sneakers With a Dress

There’s nothing that makes a bit more formal look work for day and, quite literally running around town, like sneakers.  Converse are a classic that just keep on giving.  White high-top chucks are a low-cost investment; I highly encourage everyone to jump on.  They are perfect with basically everything – in the summer with cut-offs (I refuse to use “jorts” – I mean, what is that!?), with cropped pants, and of course, with a fun dress.

I’m a Converse-for-life kind of girl.  Are you into the sneakers and a dress look?  What’s your go-to sneaker?

Mary in Converse sitting on stairs.Mary in dress and Converse walking down the street.

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September 11, 2018 by Jennifer Beile Round-Up: How to Wear the Western Trend

The Western trend is nothing new. It’s been meandering in the fashion industry the last several years, but it’s become apparent from recent runway shows that we are in a full-blown ’80s Western trend revival.

I feel your hesitation. I echo your hesitation. I’m all for having fun getting dressed, but going full on Little House on the Prairie has just never been on my style wishlist. It wasn’t until I noticed I was falling for the details of Western wear that I realized there are ways to subtly wear these styles—and that I already have quite a few pieces in my wardrobe that work.

Trends aren’t necessarily meant to be taken literally and worn as they are on the runway. They can inspire and influence a style that you may not have otherwise given a chance.  If you’re a bit hesitant to try the Western trend, read on for five easy ways to subtly incorporate it into your wardrobe.

 

1. Accessorize

western trend

Accessories are great way to test the waters of a new trend. Give a touch of Western flare to a neutral outfit with silver buckles, saddle bags, turquoise accents, or a horn necklace like the one Lucy is wearing.

 

2. On Your Feet

Perhaps one of the most obvious ways to try this trend is to rock a pair of cowboy-inspired boots. Go bold with fringe or buckles or understated with subtle stitch detailing. Fall is the perfect time to show off a pair of statement boots in a midi/maxi dress or cropped denim.

 

3. Maxi Shirt Dress

Speaking of dresses, midi and maxi dresses have been trending all year, so I know you have one in your closet. Cinch your dress with a silver buckle belt at the waist, add your favorite booties, and you’ll add a subtle Western vibe to your fall uniform.

 

4. Top It Off

You’ll nary see a cowboy without his hat! For the chicest way to finish your fall outfit with a Western twist, look for a hat with a wide brim and high crown. Bonus points for embroidery or belt detail!

 

5. All in The Details

Fringe, ruffles, and suede are characteristic of Western wear, and they can look thoroughly chic when suitably styled.

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