Blog: Crossroads Style

October 28th, 2019 by Samantha Furno 5 Ways to Style a Knitted Dress This Season

When it comes to the colder seasons, it can be hard to make any look feel chic, especially when you’re bundling up from head to toe! However, one of this season’s trendiest silhouettes, a knitted dress, is proving that it is possible to be warm and stylish even when those temperatures plunge! Whether you opt for a ribbed, fitted knit style or a sweater-like silhouette, this fashion-forward dress option is truly a piece that can be worn for any occasion! I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite ways I’ve been seeing knitted dresses styled this season and hope that these fashionistas inspire you to try this chic silhouette out for yourself!

Classic in Beige

Beige is one of the fall’s season’s best hues, so opt for a curve-hugging dress in this gorgeous neutral to ensure that you look and feel chic when on the go!
Blogger wearing a knitted dress with black ankle booties.

Undeniably Cozy

Name a better way to beat the cold than by wearing a cozy sweater from head to toe!
Blogger wearing a mock neck knitted dress with green bag and black boots.

The Perfect Duo

Knee high boots are right on trend for fall, plus they are the perfect base to wear with a cozy knitted mini dress on a cold autumn day!
Blogger wearing a knitted dress with knee-high patterned boots.

Just Add a Belt

Adding a belt to your knit dress is a fantastic way to add some extra interest to an outfit as well as a great way to play with proportions.
Woman wearing a dress with a belt and matching accessories.

A Stylish Alternative

If knitted dresses aren’t your thing, no problem! Achieve a similar, yet equally as chic look, by wearing a matching sweater and skirt combo instead!
Blogger wearing a matching brownskirt and sweater outfit with dark accessories.

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July 29th, 2019 by Samantha Furno How to Instantly Refresh Your Wardrobe

Whenever a season is nearing its second half, my wardrobe can start to feel a bit stagnant. When I begin to notice that I am comfortable throwing on basically the same outfit each and every day, I know it is time to do a quick little wardrobe refresh! This refresh typically starts with cleaning out and organizing my closet, followed by a little bit of shopping for key styles that will instantly liven things up a bit. Rather than doing a full wardrobe overhaul, adding in some fresh and exciting pieces is the perfect way to breathe new life into the line-up you already have! Here are four styles that I keep my eye out for while shopping to revamp my wardrobe!

Invest in New Basics

Whether you shop for new color ways or different classic styles, adding some new basic pieces to your wardrobe will instantly make you look and feel refreshed! It is a simple wardrobe update that will go a long way, trust me!
Woman wearing similar colored pieces to elevate wardrobe basics.

An On-Trend Accessory

Whether it is a stylish purse, a silky printed scarf or a fresh pair of sunglasses, adding a new detail to your wardrobe is a fantastic way to add an instant pick-me-up to your outfits.
Woman using designer purse to elevate their wardrobe.

Add in a Hero Piece

Hero pieces are those standout styles in your wardrobe that you throw on and instantly feel like a million bucks! Shop for a bold jacket or even a pair of patterned pants that will be easy to mix and match with the styles you already love in your wardrobe.
Blogger wearing an all-white outfit with red jacket.

Fun Footwear

Shoes are a great way to show some personality and with so many styles and colors out there, it will be simple to snag a pair that will liven up the outfits from the ground up! Pro-tip: Crossroads is my favorite place to snag a unique pair of footwear!
Blogger wearing a blazer and jeans against a wall for moderate wardrobe.

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July 1st, 2019 by Samantha Furno Styling 101: The Classic White T-Shirt

When we think of wardrobe essentials, a classic white t-shirt instantly comes to mind first and foremost. It is the holy grail of timeless silhouettes and there are endless variations of this basic, yet essential wardrobe piece! Smart and versatile, a white t-shirt can easily be dressed up or dressed down and it is the perfect blank canvas that will act at the foundation to any outfit. With the summer season upon us, a white tee proves to be one of the most sought after styles of the season, thanks to its breathability and versatility. If you’re looking for some fresh inspiration on how to wear your favorite tee, look no further! I’ve rounded up some awesome ways we are seeing this blank slate styled for the warmer weather below!

T-Shirt & Midi Skirt

Feminine skirts in soft hues and flirty prints are a summer must-have, so why not pair them with another summer staple, like a cropped white tee?! This style tee is a breeze to DIY too!
woman wearing cropped white tee with a soft green midi skirt.

T-Shirt & Denim

You can’t go wrong with a good old tee and denim combo! For some summer-ready vibes, balance out your look with simple jewelry and some feminine heels!
Woman holding a baguette with white t-shirt and jeans.

T-Shirt & Tailored Shorts

Tailored shorts will make a fantastic alternative to denim shorts this summer season, plus this elevated base will be made more everyday-casual when paired with a classic white t-shirt.
Blogger in khaki shorts and white t-shirt.

T-shirt & Slip Dress

Whether you wear it underneath or over a sleek slip dress, a classic white t-shirt will be a great option for adding some extra coverage or even some added dimension to a summer outfit!
Woman wearing a slip dress over a t-shirt.

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June 24th, 2019 by Samantha Furno 4 Ways to Master a Monochromatic Look

Sometimes, one of the easiest and chicest ways to put together a fashion forward look is by keeping things monochromatic. Monochromatic is defined as consisting of one single color or hue. When it comes to styling a monochromatic look, the only rule of thumb is to stick to one color block, but there are plenty of ways to make this trend work with your style! Once you’ve gravitated towards a a single color you want to wear, go ahead and play with textures, other shades of the hue or even patterns in your color of choice and you’ll be sure to step out this season in style! Here are four awesome ways you can play with this trend within your own wardrobe and become a monochromatic styling master!

Stick to Neutrals

If neutrals are your thing, then why not wear them all together?! Sticking to classic hues when playing with the monochromatic trend will help make any outfit look instantly elevated and totally timeless.

Blogger wearing monochromatic black outfit with crop top.

Pattern Play

Caption: Go ahead and spice up any monochromatic outfit with a fun print or a bold pattern! Adding a print to a monochromatic look is great way to add some contrast to a solid colored pairing!

Woman wearing monochromatic red outfit with striped top.

All the Shades

Caption: Get creative while putting together a monochromatic look by pulling together differing shades of a single hue! Playing with subtly different tones will add dimension to your look.

Blogger wearing several shades of pink.

Layered Textures

Caption: Mixing pieces that are different fabrics and textures will make any monochromatic outfit more visually appealing! Texture is especially great to keep in mind when considering accessorizing your look too!

Woman wearing all-white outfit with different textures.

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June 17th, 2019 by Jennifer Beile 4 Ways to Wear a Structured Blazer This Summer

When we think of summer layering, anything lightweight and airy like denim jackets, button-down shirts and kimonos tend to come to mind first, but what about blazers? Structured, tailored and undeniably chic, blazers are one of the more underrated layering pieces of the summer season, but they definitely deserve a place in your warm-weather wardrobe! Stephanie Arant, the fashionista behind the style blog, Unconscious Style, always keeps some stylish blazers on rotation in her wardrobe and trust me, this girl know’s how to make a blazer work with just about any outfit! I’ve taken some style notes from this layering queen and pulled together some of my favorite summer looks she has put together featuring a perfectly styled blazer! Prepare to feel inspired!

Matching Set

An updated, summer version of a classic suit, this little matching set is what summer blazer dreams are made of! Master Steph’s look by pairing a blazer with the same (or at least similar) color shorts and add a brightly colored top to the mix and you’ll be set!
Blogger wearing short suit set with blazer.

Pair With A Dress

Pairing an oversized, menswear blazer with a feminine and flirty maxi-dress is totally unexpected and creates such an interesting silhouette that is very Olsen Twin-esque!
Summer look with dress and structured jacket.

Keep Things Monochromatic

With this look, Steph proves that you can easily breathe new life into your favorite houndstooth or plaid winter blazer. As long as you wear winter’s blazer over a monochromatic all-white look like Steph did, you’ll be able to keep this structured style on repeat year-round!
Blogger wearing monochromatic look with patterned blazer.

Wear Over a Summer Crop

The long, sleek lines of a blazer are the perfect design detail to add some length to your summer look when paired with a cute crop top. No need to match your blazer with your bottoms here; opt for some high-waisted jeans instead for that ultimate cool-girl vibe like Steph!
Blogger wearing white blazer with denim.

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