Ladies, have you ever been shopping at Crossroads and something from the men’s section totally catches your eye?! Well, this scenario regularly happens to me when I’m out shopping and truth being told; I’ve actually scored some of my most amazing #CrossroadsFinds by strolling into the men’s section! Maybe it’s the fits or the simplicity of the silhouettes, but some styles are simply better when they are borrowed from the boys! Here’s a list of five styles that I typically will venture into the men’s section to find!
Real Boyfriend Jeans
You can always shop for boyfriend jeans in the women’s section, but go ahead and give this style a run for its money by opting for a pair of real boyfriend jeans! Go ahead and cuff the hem if they are a bit too long in the in-seam and embrace the roominess because looser jeans are right on trend!
A Classic T-Shirt
The men’s section at Crossroads has quite a few racks featuring shirts of all styles and colors, so I like to skim through them for tees with bold graphics or even basics that are a bit worn in. Slightly oversized and super comfortable, men’s tees are great for loosely tucking into a pair of high-rise jeans or for tying up in a knot.
One of my latest and greatest finds from Crossroads is a men’s All Saints denim jacket! I have plenty of women’s denim jackets already, but I definitely like the more relaxed vibe that this oversized denim jacket adds to my outfits. Fun Fact: My boyfriend actually takes this #CrossroadsFind out of my closet regularly so that he can wear it for himself!
Men’s blazers are a lot roomier and boxier in style, given the tailoring. Luckily for us ladies, menswear-inspired blazers are right on trend, so why not hunt for the real deal! I’m usually seeking blazers with a classic plaid or a window-pane pattern, but solid colored styles are a great find as well! So if you’re not seeing the style you’ve been manifesting in the women’s section, take a stroll to the other side of the store!
We recently talked about how beige and browns are the surprising color trend of the season, but that’s not to say that the luminous pastels and bright neons that we fell in love with last year are going anywhere. In fact, if fashion week’s runways and this years’ red carpet looks are any indication – which, of course, they are – colors like marigold, fiery reds, living coral, bold blues, and vibrant pink will be on everyone’s style radar.
One of the biggest surprises is the resurgence of those vibrant pink shades. Pink can be somewhat of a difficult color to style. How do you wear pink without looking too adolescent? How does pink fit into a modern fashion world that totes sleek, chic pieces in subdued colors? Take a look at some outfit inspiration of how to dress pretty in pink in a modern world.
Second layers in feminine colors are especially beautiful as we come into the spring season and a great way to liven up an outfit of neutral colors or compliment an outfit of like hues of pinks and red.
Wear With Similarly Bright Colors
Wear as an Accent Color
Bright, cheery and undeniably bold; we are obsessing over a new hue for those warmer months ahead and she goes by the name of marigold! As eye-catching as she is, marigold promises to be the color of the spring season. From shades of bright yellow to golden orange, this warm tone is the perfect for adding a hint of sunshine to any look and it’s guaranteed to brighten both your outfit and your mood! We are super excited to incorporate this color into our warmer weather outfits, but we totally understand that this hue can be a bit finicky to work with! Before you write off this refreshing color completely, check out these awesome ways to incorporate marigold’s many variations into your wardrobe!
Style a Vintage Tee
Contrast with a Pattern
Accessorize with Marigold
If you’re worried about going overboard with the hue, wear it in your outfit’s accessories (loving these statement earrings)!
Utilize your Footwear
Color Block with Marigold
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.
Are you a sweater person? How do you like them? Fitted? Turtleneck? Ultra Chunky? Cropped? Oversize? Or ALL of the sweaters (like me)?
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: