Blog: Crossroads Style

November 22nd, 2016 by Jennifer Beile How to Wear Winter Coats Without Losing Your Style

Winter style is all about one thing: the coat. A coat can make or break your outfit this winter, so don’t just throw on any old one! There are plenty of stylish and warm options this season. Check out my round-up for inspiration on how to style winter coats so that they become part of your outfit without overpowering it.

Puffer Coats & Vests

winter coats

The puffer coat has gone from an outcast in the fashion world to one of the coolest layers on the runway. Pair it with opposing fabrics and textures and slimmer-fitting bottoms.

Shearling and Shaggy Coats

2

Add some texture to your winter coat for a bit of rock and roll glam. Pair your big, shaggy coat with complimentary or monochromatic colors.

Wrap Coats

3

Wrap coats can be bulky, but paired with a sleek outfit, they are downright chic.

Anorak and Parka Jackets

4

With the right details—like leather or a fur lining or a chic slim fit—a warm parka can add instant style to your winter outfit.

Photos Via

November 11th, 2016 by Samantha Weaver 10 Wardrobe Essentials to Buy in Your Thirties

Truth: I just turned 32 and I’ve been working for Crossroads since I was 22. Needless to say, my style has change a lot over the last decade. Luckily (thanks to Crossroads), I’ve spent the last decade trading in styles that may not be “me” any longer for new and improved pieces fit for a woman in her thirties.

If you’re anything like me, you probably have a kind of “style uniform” and an appreciation for investment pieces. Of course, your taste will continue to evolve, and experimenting with trends from time to time is always fun, but now’s the time in your life to think of the adage “fewer, better things.”

Here are ten timeless essentials to start collecting—and good news! Crossroads is a great way to find styles like these at a hefty discount.

 

1. A Classic Leather Jacket

 

2. A Lady Like Handbag

3. A Midi Skirt

 

4. A Crisp White Button-Down

 

5. Ankle Boots

 

6. A Slim Trouser

 

7. A Cashmere Sweater

 

8. A Masculine Coat

 

9. A Strappy Sandal

 

10. A Structured Dress

Here’s to finding your top ten go-to pieces at Crossroads! Happy Shopping!

Photos Via

October 21st, 2016 by Samantha Weaver Puffer Vests ARE Cool, and We Have Proof.

Now, I know what you’re thinking. Puffer vests may be functional, versatile and super warm…but cool? NO WAY.

Well get ready for this, because puffer vests have moved up the fashion totem pole this season from basic to fashionable. We already know how to pair a puffy vest with a plaid shirt and knee high boots for a quick cold-weather outfit, but how do we bring real edgy fashion-forward looks into the mix? It’s simple:

1. choose a vest with less fill (it will still be warm!).

2. opt for a printed puffer vest instead of a classic solid color.

3. wear it like you would any other piece of outerwear! Sport it over pencil skirts, or with a midi dress, or belt it.

The styling opportunities are endless, so take a look at some of our favorite blogger looks and pick up our newest puffer vest at Crossroads this weekend!

Velvet by Spencer Graham Diedree Puffer Vest ($65) worn with Lumiere Sweater Dress ($38.50) and our Ringer Patch Tee ($14).

Try a spin on athleisure by pairing the Diedree vest with this Project Social hoodie and Zara knit culottes. Then finish the look with a hip bag!

Cozy up in a classic fall combo: your favorite crewneck sweater + our Diedree Puffer Vest + timeless skinny denim!

Photos Via

October 18th, 2016 by Jennifer Beile Round Up: How to Style a Classic Blazer for Fall

Every girl should own a classic blazer. Oversized and slouchy or structured and chic, a blazer is the perfect transitional weather layering piece and can elevate any outfit. The bloggers below have mastered the blazer. They know when to layer it under jackets and scarves and when to keep it simple—either way, they keep the blazer the star of the outfit.

Check out some of my favorite ways to wear a blazer this fall!

Beth Jones, B. Jones Style

classic blazer

In this perfect fall outfit, Beth layers her blazer over a pair of slouchy overalls for a fun menswear-inspired look!

Brittany Xavier, Thrifts and Threads

classic blazer

Brittany pairs an oversized blazer over an otherwise casual look to create a chic weekend look anyone can pull off.

Jacey Duprie, Damsel in Dior

jacey-duprie

I absolutely love the color combination of Jacey’s outfit! Don’t be afraid to look for blazers in rich colors, textures, and fabrics for fall and combine them with complementary colors.

Just The Design 

just-the-design

Sneakers, skinnies, and a layered blazer make the perfect tomboy look for fall.

Leandra Medine, The Man Repeller

leandra-medine

Leandra is arguably the queen of blazers, and one of my favorite blazer looks of hers mixes some of the best fall trends: stripes, scarves, and over-the-knee boots!

Alexandra Pereira, Lovely Pepa

lovely-pepa

If you are new to wearing blazers, I’d recommend using Alexandra’s outfit for inspiration; it’s chic, comfortable, and attainable!

Erica Hoida, Fashioned Chic

erica-hoida

Edgy and chic, using a blazer as a layering piece under a coat will take you from day to night, any time of the year.

Photos Via

September 30th, 2016 by Samantha Weaver Style Guide: How to Wear our Shaggiest Vest Yet

There’s nothing quite as versatile as a fabulous vest. A vest can add that cool factor to your favorite jeans and T-shirt but can also take your date night look up a notch.

This season’s update to last year’s faux fur vest is a super shaggy vest made up entirely of looped yarn. We love it’s voluminous silhouette – it’s glamorous, soft and most important it’s fun to wear. The shaggiest vest yet!

Work

If you’re headed to work layer our our Grey Looped Vest ($40) over a shirt dress and add OTK boots.

Drinks with Friends

Glam it up in our Ombre Looped Yarn Vest ($42.50). Pair it with a silky graphic top, your darkest denim and black boots.

(Styling Tip: When the weather really cools down I layer my favorite vest over my leather jacket.)

Date Night

 

It won’t take you long to get ready for date night anymore. If you’re headed out to dinner just slip on a mid-length bodycon under our Ombre Vest for an instant date night outfit.

Weekend Wear

Here we’ve put together a look perfect for a weekend brunch, shopping or even a long walk. See? Vests are super versatile!

Look out for the Grey and Ombre Looped Yarn Vests at a Crossroads near you this coming week!

 

 

Photos Via