Blog: Crossroads Style

March 20th, 2018 by Jennifer Beile How to Elevate 5 Current Trends

We love following trends, but it can look and feel monotonous to wear and repeat them with everyone else. To keep from fading into the fashion background, there are ways you can elevate today’s trends to stand out by adding your own style and flair.

Below are five of my favorite current trends and how to elevate them to the next level!

 

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1. Tuck in Your Blazer.
Refresh the way you style your blazers this spring and try tucking them in.  Opt for a lightweight, somewhat cropped length blazer, either crossing each side over and tucking or—following Kendall Jenner’s lead—half-tucking for a chic, undone look.

 

2. Wear Your Fanny Pack as a Crossbody.
Though maybe not as practical, wearing a fanny pack as a crossbody bag updates the trend just enough to add an unexpected punch of style.  I love Yara Shahidi‘s monochromatic yellow look showcasing her fanny pack.

 

3. Build an Outfit Around Colored Tights
Colored tights take me back to my elementary school days; it just doesn’t seem as sensible to wear brightly colored tights as an adult. The trick for elevating this playful trend is to build a neutral outfit around your tights, or go monochromatic and match your tights completely or in tone.

 

4. Try White Booties in a Sleek Silhouette.
White booties are definitely having a moment and I am all in. Pristine white booties will help make colors pop and instantly add a chic factor to your outfit. Looking to elevate the style of your white booties? Look for sleek kitten heel ones for the ultimate chic look.

 

5. Upgrade your Utility Jumpsuit.
Utility jumpsuits were all over the fashion week runways. Quality fabrics like silk will elevate your favorite jumpsuit from a trend to a closet staple.

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March 15th, 2018 by Melanie Sutrathada 6 Ways to Wear Denim in 2018

From jeans to oversized denim jackets, we’ll always have a special place for classic denim pieces in our wardrobe. If you’re in a fashion rut and want a few ideas for how to style your denim pieces, you’ve come to the right place.

Here are six different ways to wear denim this season!

 

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When it comes to styling denim skirts, keep it simple by pairing it with a white or black blouse!

 

 
Don’t be afraid to wear an oversized denim jacket as a dress. Combat the lack of coverage by dressing this outfit up with over-the-knee-boots or thigh-high socks.

 


Left to my own devices, I’d wear denim overalls all the time. They’re not just comfy; this statement piece has gotten a major update since you wore them last in elementary school.

 


The key to mixing denim on denim is to pick two pieces that are similar in shade. Or, choose blue and black denim for another failproof combination.

 


This denim dress ensemble looks great with a belt or a fanny pack to break up the outfit.

 


You can never go wrong with mixing blue denim and black denim. It’s a great casual outfit for when you’re out and running errands!

 

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February 21st, 2018 by Melanie Sutrathada 6 Metallic Pieces to Add to Your Wardrobe

It takes creativity and courage to wear the metallic fashion trend so boldly. The key to styling metallics? Choose smaller metallic accent pieces, or style larger ones with minimalist pieces that won’t be too distracting. For a look at some expert styling, check out how our favorite fashion bloggers styled six different metallic pieces to build their cohesive, fashion-forward outfits!

 

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A pair of metallic shoes are a fun way to add that extra bit of flair to your outfit.

 


Make the cold a little bit more bearable by picking up a metallic down coat at Crossroads!

 


Dive into the trend with a head-to-toe metallics-on-metallics combination.

 


If you want a metallic skirt to serve as the focal point of your outfit, wear it with a neutral top. If you want extra style points for creativity, pair your metallic skirt with a sheer-colored blouse!

 


However you choose to add it to your closet, wear your metallic fashion with confidence!  This winter, proudly rock a metallic coat as your favorite go-to coat.

 


Take a page out of Want Get Repeat’s style playbook and pair your metallic pants with a pop of color.

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February 20th, 2018 by Jennifer Beile Round-Up: Bold Color Is The New Black!

We’re in the midst of this year’s New York Fashion Week, and one trend I’ve noticed while perusing all the runway, street style, and blogger photos is color. Whether you’re color blocking, mixing prints, or adding accents, look to add eye-catching color to your wardrobe this season. The brighter the better! Black and neutrals will always be in style, but this is the year of color—and I am totally on board!

Take a look at some of my favorite looks featuring the bold color trend!

 

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Girl Boss in Blue

Bold blue is taking over, and my favorite way to wear it is in suit form, as seen on Michelle!

 

Analogous Color Blocking

Color blocking within the same color family has been a big trend, especially with red and purple hues.

 

Stripes!

Use stripes to show off your colors, from two-tone to rainbow!

 

Traffic-Stopping Red

Red is classic enough to integrate into your existing wardrobe and bold enough to make a statement.

 

Coordinate With Your Girl Gang

This is one of my favorite photos from NYFW. Even the dreary wet weather couldn’t stop these ladies from bringing out the bold color!

 

Pretty Pastels

If you usually stick to neutrals, try adding pastels into your wardrobe’s palette for a softer take on this trend.

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February 7th, 2018 by Mary Elizabeth OOTD: How to Wear a Cropped Sweater

Hey everyone!  Mary Elizabeth back again with an all new post featuring my ultra-coveted, I-don’t-know-what-I-ever-did-before-you Zara cropped sweater.  This top manages to be ultra flattering, super swingy and beyond comfy—a winning trifecta!

This sweater is the one you reach for again and again.  It’s perfectly neutral so you can wear it anytime, anywhere and dress it up or down. It’s perfect for everything from balmy evenings to actual winter.  It has the sweetest little scallop detail and looks fire with 501s—in a way that even your backside will thank you!  Best of all, no one knows you tried because you didn’t really.  Your sweater is just that good.

I found this little lover at the Santa Monica Crossroads, and it was love at first sight.  I’m not gonna lie; my daily wardrobe predominately consists of  black, white, grey, denim, and leopard… or as I like to call it, khaki of the jungle.  When this little baby came along, it combined all my neutral sensibilities but with a little girly flair that I love so much.

Today, I layered it over a summer-y maxi to “winterize” my dress (I’m in LA, okay!).  I threw on my Vans and beret and was out the door.  Easy peasy.

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