Blog: Crossroads Style

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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January 31st, 2018 by Mary Elizabeth OOTD: How to Wear the Grunge Glam Look

Hey, it’s Mary.  I’m back with another blog post and yet another favorite piece from Crossroads. For me, a major fashion movement was the post-grunge era of the early ’90s. I idolized the red lips, thin brows (unaware I was of the lifelong consequences…), and the rooty blonde hair circa Drew Barrymore and Courtney Love’s rumored feud. And some days, I like to transform myself into a modern ’90s grunge glam girl.

I found this Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent furry jacket at the Studio City Crossroads.  It provides some much-appreciated texture—poodle-esque if you will—and with its cropped hemline, it hits perfectly over both a high waist and longer layers.  I count on it to bring a little whimsy to a dull ensemble, but black keeps it relatively low key.

I paired it with a cozy tunic-length sweater and cropped leopard pants.  With its neutral colors, this look is all about texture.  I balanced the leopard print with a visually calming creamy sweater, topped both pieces off with the furry jacket, and pulled together the entire look with a modest nude slingback.  My hair and make up add a bit of edge with a nod to decades past.

 

grunge glam

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January 24th, 2018 by Mary Elizabeth OOTD: How to Wear the Athletic Trend

Mary Elizabeth back again, and this time, I’m getting super sporty…

…well, for me at least.  My personal style gravitates toward comfy with a dose of glam, but pairing a sweatshirt with little boys’ athletic pants (I like my pants cropped and high-waisted!) is all new territory.  I decided to dress these babies up with some super fun Wildfox “minion” sunnies (exaggerated shades are kind of my thing. I’m from LA, okay?). I picked these up at the West Hollywood Crossroads and keep them on frequent rotation.

The next standout piece—which is probably what motivated the junior athletic trousers in the first place—are these robin’s egg blue patent leather Kurt Geiger Mary-Janes.  I knew they’d be the perfect pop of color for my typically neutral ensembles.  Little did I know, these vibrant soles would inspire a whole new fashion departure with my venture into both the athletic trend and bolder colors. I picked up these sweet little flats at the Studio City Crossroads and have been loving them ever since.  They give me all the bad-girl, baby-doll vibes of the ’90s.  Plus, they add a little refinement to my otherwise sloppy ensemble.

Finished with a little half tuck and a navy collar, here’s how the entire look came together.

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January 16th, 2018 by Melanie Sutrathada 6 Ways to Style Over-the-Knee Boots

Between you and me, there’s nothing a pair of over-the-knee boots can’t do to jazz up an outfit. Not only are they versatile, you can use them as an extra layer for warmth during winter. Consider investing in a great pair (make sure to check out your local Crossroads!) for an easy, effortless way to make a casual outfit look more chic.

Any of these combinations are a fail-proof shortcut for pulling off over-the-knee boots.

 

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An obvious fashion choice for over-the-knee boots is layering them over skinny jeans. Pair a chunky sweater with form-fitting denim for a sleek silhouette.

 


A sweater dress with over-the-knee boots is everything you need to channel your inner fashionista this winter.

 


Combine two trends by wearing a shearling coat with your boots.

 


Don’t want your over-the-knees boots to be the focal point of your outfit? Try adding a long cardigan or coat.

 


If you think that OTK boots should only be reserved for girls’ night out, think again. You can easily wear these types of boots with something more casual and comfy, like a cozy oversized sweater.

 


Style your over-the-knee boots with a high-waisted skirt and beret for the ultimate French-girl vibe.

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