Women taking style tips from the menswear world is not a new concept; mixing masculine and feminine is a great way to create a unique, yet classic look. These five basic menswear-inspired pieces will help you build a foundation for mixing masculine elements into your wardrobe. You’ll be able to find all of these in the women’s section at your favorite store, but don’t be afraid to start shopping in the men’s section to find that perfect piece and have it tailored to your size.
2. Structured Button-Down
A classic button-down shirt—whether it’s crisp white, denim, or patterned—is your wardrobe’s best friend. It will become one of the most versatile pieces you own, as you can take it from casual playtime to a more structured clean look.
3. Tailored Trousers
The epitome of cool, tomboyish style, a pair of tailored trousers will add variety back into your wardrobe. Dress them down with a cool tee and sneakers, or dress them up with a blouse and heels.
4. Relaxed Denim
The boyfriend jean is a style women are possibly pulling off better than the men these days! Give your skinnies a break and let your legs breathe; add comfort and style to your wardrobe with relaxed denim.
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Don’t panic: black will always be timeless and a great option to wear when you’re in doubt. But right now, nude is having a moment, and it is time to embrace it. The many shades of nude have a way of making you look chic and put together. These hushed tones can be sexy, understated, elegant and sophisticated, making nudes the most versatile color palette of the season.
Take a look at the round-up below of my favorite ways to incorporate nude colors into your style.
Androgynous style is about dressing for yourself and your identity, without being confined to either extreme side of the gender spectrum. Although it’s no new idea to mix feminine and masculine (heels with your boyfriend jeans or trousers and suspenders with a silky blouse, for example), these looks are rapidly gaining traction in the fashion world, and we are slowly breaking down the barriers of what it means to dress like a girl versus dress like a boy. We’re loving looks that take elements from both gender norms to create a neutral, fluid style.
Check out my round-up below for my favorite androgynous street style looks.
Friends ended its 10-year run in 2004, and yet we’re still taking style cues and stealing outfit ideas from the ’90s sitcom. What goes around comes around, and that is never more true than in the fashion world.
Currently, we’re in ’90s style nostalgia, and Friends is the perfect reference point. I have been a fan from the beginning and now, thanks to Netflix, I am able to binge the series. And binge, I do.
Lately, I have noticed that the fashion on the show—particularly the women’s fashion—is fantastically similar to what we are finding in stores today. Just a few examples are “mom jeans”, denim shirts, slip dresses, crop tops and mules.
This is for the old fans and the new ones who are just discovering the show and its fashion greatness. Check out the style cues we’re definitely still taking from Friends.
1. Denim. All the denim
Denim jackets, skirts, shirts, and vests. Denim reigned supreme in the ’90s and the wardrobe on Friends depicted the denim of our dreams in every way imaginable.
2. Mules, sneakers, and boots—oh my!
The “friends” were normcore; normal people with normal lives, jobs, and wardrobes. No stilettos and crazy designer shoewear. The girls wore enviable, but attainable shoes.
3. Dress for success
Slip dresses, minis, maxis, and midis; the style of dresses and skirts the girls wore are still seen on the street style stars of today.
4. Crop tops and high-waist combos
And thus began our love affair of the classic pairing of crop tops and high waists.
5. Normcore + unapologetic prints and colors
The girls incorporated normcore and monochromatic looks into their wardrobe and, at the same time, they rocked floral, plaid, and bright colors proudly and often.
6. Statement Accessories
Statement necklaces and bracelets—including the currently trending ’90s staple, the choker—were used to showcase each character’s individuality.
Crossroads is officially buying for spring! Wondering what we’re buying right now? Look no further. Our Selling Guide is the most up-to-date place to find out which styles and trends we’re currently excited about.
We’re so excited about our selling guide that we’ve created looks to showcase our favorite spring trends using this week’s new arrivals.
Polka Dots + Mini Bags!
Once you put on our Drawstring Polka Dot Dress ($38.50), you’ll be sold. Featuring an oversized fit and midi length, this super comfy dress is a must-have. Just add a bright mini-bag to finish the look.
Romantic + Mules
Our Romantic Lace Dress ($38.50) has been getting a lot of attention on our Instagram page this week, and it’s easy to see why. Finish the look with a pair of pastel mules.
Off the Shoulder + Athletic Shoes
Two of my favorite trends this season all in one! I’ve been gushing all week about the new pair of sneakers I picked up at our newest store in Boulder, CO, and I love how they pair with our Off the Shoulder Mini Dress ($17.50).
Shop these pieces in stores this coming week!
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