Blog: Crossroads Style

December 16th, 2019 by Samantha Furno Take These 5 Trends into the New Year

It’s crazy to think that another year is almost over and we are about to enter a whole new decade! 2020 will surely bring us a plethora of new trends, but there are quite a few trends from 2019 that will be easy to carry over into the new year as well! Whether you love them of hate them, here are five noteworthy style trends that have been relevant this past year and  that are worth incorporating into your 2020 style queue.

Neon

Bright and bold, neon colors are here to stay and will be more relevant than ever in 2020! Neon green made itself known in the wardrobes of many fashionistas this past year, but the new year brings an opportunity to explore other hues, such as an eye-catching orange or a flirty fuchsia!
Woman wearing neon top for new year trend.

Oversized Blazers

Personally I am very excited that this trend is being carried over into 2020. Oversized and tailored, your favorite suit jacket is going to continue to be your go-to layering piece!
Woman wearing oversized blazer with light pants for new year trends.

Combat Boots

Combat boots began trending at the start of summer 2019 and this trend has been relevant ever since! 2020 proves that the chunkier the better when it comes to this utilitarian trend!
Woman wearing black combat boots for new year trend.

Puffy Sleeves

Puffy sleeves added a hint of romance and femininity to our 2019 wardrobes and this whimsical trend is going to be incredibly popular as winter changes to spring!
Woman wearing patterned dress with puffy sleeves.

Leather

Leather has been an unlikely textile of choice this past year, especially for fall and winter, and it’s being forecasted that leather styles are a must-have for 2020!
Woman wearing leather two-piece for new year trend.

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December 10th, 2019 by Jennifer Beile 5 Ways to Wear the Pantone Color of the Year Before 2020

The Pantone color of the year for 2020 has been announced as “classic blue”. Tame in comparison to years past, including vibrant colors like living coral and ultraviolet, classic blue is a breath of fresh air that seeks to rejuvenate us for the new year. Pantone explains why classic blue was chosen as the color of 2020: “Instilling calm, confidence, and connection, this enduring blue hue highlights our desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era.” All in all, classic blue seeks to emit what we are all hoping a new year brings us, personally and as a community. Whether you are new to wearing blue or it has always been in your rotation, continue for below for inspiration on refreshing your style with the classic color.

Velvet & Shine

Reinvigorate your typical holiday party attire style with a twist on classic blue in a lush fabric like velvet or sequins.
Woman wearing velvet blazer in Pantone blue.

Brighten Up Your Knitwear

Cold-weather dressing oftentimes sees us sticking to neutrals and warm color tones. Try adding some cool, bright tones to your winter wardrobe with a bold blue sweater.
Woman wearing oversized sweater in Pantone blue.

Retire Your LBD Party Dress

Black will always be classic, but blue will make you stand out in the crowd.
Woman wearing shiny Pantone blue dress.

Refresh Your Outerwear

If you’re investing in your outerwear this season, try adding a vibrant blue to the mix to add color atop your everyday look.
Woman wearing navy blue outerwear with denim.

Bold Accents

Not quite sure blue is your color? Even small accents, like blue shoes, will punch up your look.
Woman wearing multicolored sweater.

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December 10th, 2019 by Jennifer Beile 5 Ways to Wear the Pantone Color of the Year Before 2020

The Pantone color of the year for 2020 has been announced as “classic blue”. Tame in comparison to years past, including vibrant colors like living coral and ultraviolet, classic blue is a breath of fresh air that seeks to rejuvenate us for the new year. Pantone explains why classic blue was chosen as the color of 2020: “Instilling calm, confidence, and connection, this enduring blue hue highlights our desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era.” All in all, classic blue seeks to emit what we are all hoping a new year brings us, personally and as a community. Whether you are new to wearing blue or it has always been in your rotation, continue for below for inspiration on refreshing your style with the classic color.

Velvet & Shine

Reinvigorate your typical holiday party attire style with a twist on classic blue in a lush fabric like velvet or sequins.
Woman wearing velvet blazer in Pantone blue.

Brighten Up Your Knitwear

Cold-weather dressing oftentimes sees us sticking to neutrals and warm color tones. Try adding some cool, bright tones to your winter wardrobe with a bold blue sweater.
Woman wearing oversized sweater in Pantone blue.

Retire Your LBD Party Dress

Black will always be classic, but blue will make you stand out in the crowd.
Woman wearing shiny Pantone blue dress.

Refresh Your Outerwear

If you’re investing in your outerwear this season, try adding a vibrant blue to the mix to add color atop your everyday look.
Woman wearing navy blue outerwear with denim.

Bold Accents

Not quite sure blue is your color? Even small accents, like blue shoes, will punch up your look.
Woman wearing multicolored sweater.

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December 4th, 2019 by Jennifer Beile How to Stay Warm and Stylish This Winter

It’s the time of year where the cold, frigid weather can get the best of us and we either bundle up to the point of no recognition of our true stylish selves or we decide to rebel against the elements and dress for style without keeping the weather in mind and sacrifice comfort in favor of fashion. Whether you are dressing for work, a night out, or a casual weekend, there are ways to dress warm AND stylish this winter season and all the simple tips are below!

Cover Your Basics

Make sure and have your basic winter pieces in full stock at the first sign of the temperatures dropping: those perfectly flattering jeans, a neutral sweater, a basic go-to coat, and a base layer like a thin turtleneck for layering. All these pieces can be used to fall back on in case of the lack of inspiration or can be mixed and matched with statement pieces throughout the season.
Woman wearing denim with black sweater as stylish basics.

Outerwear Doesn’t Have to be Boring

Invest in a few coats to rotate throughout the season so that you have that go-to coat for any occasion without getting bored.
Woman wearing a stylish plaid overcoat.

Layers Are Key

The most obvious and most important, layers build and keep in warmth. Look for quality layering pieces that enhance your outfit rather than drown you in clothing.
Woman layering with monochramtic black sweater and pants.

Don’t Underestimate Footwear

Stocking up on a few versatile pair of boots is essential for a winter wardrobe that will keep you warm without sacrificing style.
Woman pairing beige wool overcoat with stylish cream boots.

Accessories Make All the Difference

Hats, gloves, and scarves are simple ways to complete your outfit without adding too much bulk or layers if you’re simply looking for a little more warmth during your commute or running errands.
Woman wearing stylish designer bag with blue oversized sweaters.

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November 19th, 2019 by Jennifer Beile 6 Simple Tips for Elevating Your Jeans & Sweater Uniform

‘Tis the season for jeans, sweater, and booties. Our typical fall and winter uniform can quickly become monotonous and a bit lackluster. Dare say I say that we get stuck in a rut when it comes to dressing in finicky weather this time of year? And while it may be necessary to continue to throw on your denim with layers upon layers of sweaters, there are simple ways to add a bit of a spark to your basic outfit. Below are simple tips that will elevate your jeans and sweater uniform, as to not be stuck in a never ending style rut this season.

Little Touches Make a Big Difference

Try tucking your favorite chunky knit into your jeans and adding a belt as a focal point.
Woman wearing grey sweater and dark blue deniim

Add Accessories

From hats to jewelry to statement boots, adding eye catching accessories will take your fall uniform from basic to chic.
Woman wearing sweater and jeans with patterned accessories.

Focus on Footwear

Jazz up your fall and winter uniform with a pair of statement shoes like these cutout booties that Caitlyn is rocking or a pair of trend forward animal print boots or loafers.
Blogger wearing light blue sweater and black boots.

Experiment with Colors

Kick your rut to the curb by experimenting with different color denim.
Woman wearing neutral pants and colorful sweater.

Play Up Proportions

Skinny jeans will always be classic, but if you’re itching for a change, add some diversity to your denim collection with wide leg, flare, or bootcut this season.
Woman wearing unique proportions for jeans and top.

Layering Adds Dimension

Adding a simple layer underneath your sweater can instantly transform the vibe of an outfit.
Woman wearing beige top with blue denim.

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