Blog: Crossroads Style

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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December 13th, 2018 by Mary Elizabeth Luxury Fashion from Head to Toe

Every once in a while, I’ll look down and realize, I got it at Crossroads – almost head to toe!  This was one of those days.  I grabbed my Everlane, striped tee – which is extra thick & just feels QUALITY, ya know?  And then these jeans are Frame, which I always look for at Crossroads; a luxury denim that just NAILS the fit & feels like pajamas.  My flats are J.Crew and give me an effortless pop of color when I need it.  And on top, we have my Zara cat-eye sunnies giving me life.

Mary Elizabeth wearing head to toe Crossroads in a field.
Close up of Mary Elizabeth wearing head to toe Crossroads in a field.

And just like that, without even trying, it’s Crossroads head to toe.  Do you ever look down and realize, omg, I’m head to toe luxury FASHUN on a budget!?

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December 11th, 2018 by Jennifer Beile 8 Comfy-Chic Outfits to Inspire Your Travel Style

It’s the busiest travel season of the year and the last thing we need to worry about is what we will be wearing when we fly or drive for hours upon hours. Comfort is key, but comfort doesn’t always have to mean sloppy sweats or old pajamas. Put just a little bit of effort in your travel wear and focus on those “in-between” pieces of clothing; clothing that can be comfortable and chic.

Pair a matching elevated sweater set with a trendy and equally as cozy teddy coat for a polished look that will keep you comfortable on a long flight or car ride.
pairing monochromatic pieces for cozy and chic look.

Upgrade your weekend athleisure from leggings and a sweatshirt to modern sweat suit with subtle details and figure-flattering silhouettes.
woman wearing athleisure jumpsuit.

An oversized knit, relaxed trousers, sneakers, and a classic denim jacket: Allana has the perfect winter travel outfit formula perfected.
Blogger wearing oversized sweater and denim jacket.

No time to change after your plane ride? A pair of relaxed jeans, a sweater, and slip-ons make for an effortless and put together look.
Blogger wearing relaxed jeans and knit sweater.

A hands free belt bag will be your best friend during travel, especially for getting through the airport!
Blogger wearing a handsfree belt bag and brown pieces.

Layers are key when going from a cold to mild weather locale, or vice versa!
Blogger showing how to layer pieces for colder weather.

For a chic travel look with an edge, try a sweater dress or skirt set.
Blogger wearing a sweater over a dress for chic look.

If all else fails, throw on your comfiest sweats or leggings and your heaviest coat. Don’t forget the most important travel accessory of all: coffee!
Blogger wearing overcoat with sweats.

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December 6th, 2018 by Jennifer Beile How to Style Converse Sneakers With a Dress

There’s nothing that makes a bit more formal look work for day and, quite literally running around town, like sneakers.  Converse are a classic that just keep on giving.  White high-top chucks are a low-cost investment; I highly encourage everyone to jump on.  They are perfect with basically everything – in the summer with cut-offs (I refuse to use “jorts” – I mean, what is that!?), with cropped pants, and of course, with a fun dress.

I’m a Converse-for-life kind of girl.  Are you into the sneakers and a dress look?  What’s your go-to sneaker?

Mary in Converse sitting on stairs.Mary in dress and Converse walking down the street.

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December 5th, 2018 by Mary Elizabeth Mary’s Favorite “Basique” Pieces for the Season

In the end, what’s cooler than jeans and a white tee?  Somehow, I always end up craving a super, simple look made a little more feminine or detailed.  This See by Chloe embellished tee shirt checked that box for me.  It’s comfy.  Check.  It’s got sleeve power.  Double Check.  And for me, that makes it just about perfect.

What’s the basique (it’s like “basic” but fashion) item you’re loving?

Mary Elizabeth in basique outfit with leg on rail.Mary Elizabeth in basique outfit on rail.

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