Blog: Crossroads Style

February 25th, 2019 by Samantha Furno Borrowed from the Boys

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!
Blogger wearing men's jeans.

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.
Blogger wearing a graphic tee.

Denim Jacket

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!
Blogger wearing a white denim jacket.

Blazer

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!
Blogger wearing a men's blazer with jeans and a t-shirt.

Button-Down Shirts

Men’s button-downs make fantastic layering pieces over a simple top, plus they are super easy to tie up in the front from classic pinstripes to cozy plaids, men’s button downs are a great style.
Blogger wearing a men's button down flannel.

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February 19th, 2019 by Jennifer Beile Round Up: 5 Ways to Wear Pink

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.

Tailored Separates

Tailored pieces will contrast the femininity of pink and add strength to create a chic look.
Blogger wearing a pink suit.

Outerwear

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.
Blogger wearing pink overcoat.

Add Texture

Textured knits and bottoms in soft hues and pastel pinks create a feminine look without looking like a bubblegum princess.
Blogger wearing two different textured pink pieces.

Wear With Similarly Bright Colors

Pink doesn’t have to be the focus of your outfit. Paired with similarly bright colors will tone down the vivaciousness of the punchy hue.
Blogger wearing bright pink pieces.

Wear as an Accent Color

Of course, the best way to incorporate a color you may not be totally comfortable with, but interested in trying, is to use it as an accent color, like an accessory or a color within a printed piece.
Blogger with bright pink purse.

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February 11th, 2019 by Samantha Furno 5 Ways to Style Marigold this Season

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!
Image of several yellow Pantone hues.

Style a Vintage Tee

Snag yourself a washed and worn vintage tee in this inviting hue and throw it on with some classic blues and cute wide-brim hat for an easy-going outfit with some boho-flair!
Blogger wearing a marigold vintage tee.

Contrast with a Pattern

This golden hue is sure to make your look pop, especially when you pair it against a striking pattern!
Blogger wearing sweater with leopard skirt.

Accessorize with Marigold

If you’re worried about going overboard with the hue, wear it in your outfit’s accessories (loving these statement earrings)!

 

Blogger wearing marigold accessories.

Utilize your Footwear

Opt for a pair of marigold- hued footwear to make any outfit shine!
Blogger paring a plaid dress with marigold shoes.

Color Block with Marigold

Try color blocking by wearing marigold with another warm tone, like red or a bright orange!
Blogger wearing a colorblocked outfit.

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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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