Blog: Crossroads Style

May 24th, 2016 by Jennifer Beile Bomber Jackets: The ‘It’ Transition Piece

The bomber is the jacket of the spring/summer season and I want to make sure that you have plenty of options for mixing it into your wardrobe. I consider it the perfect lightweight transitional piece: it works with everything from denim to a silk dress. Check out my round up below for tips on how to add a bomber into your wardrobe.

 Dress it Up
Throw a bomber jacket over a dress to create a balance between tomboy and street style.
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Oversized
Take it back to the ‘90s and find an oversized bomber to create contrast with fitted outfits.
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Vibrate Prints and Colors
Use your jacket to add a burst or print of color to your basics.
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Keep it Classic
When all else fails, throw a bomber jacket over your basics to reach ultimate cool girl status.
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January 18th, 2016 by Jennifer Beile Round Up: 3 Simple Tricks to Layering Coats

What’s better than one stylish coat? Two stylish coats, of course. Seems a bit overkill to wear two coats together, right? Not if it’s insanely cold out, and you want to keep warm without losing yourself (and your style) in a full body puffer coat.

Stepping outside of the box and breaking the norm once in a while are what will keep your style fresh. Take your fashion game to the next level by following these simple guidelines to layering coats and jackets this season.

Layer Opposing Textureslayering coatsKeep the underlayer sleek by choosing a denim or leather bomber, and use the outerlayer for something with fun texture, like a fur or shearling coat.

Have Fun with ProportionsProportionsPair a long trench or duster with a waist-length coat to create a balanced proportion. You can rock the long layer under or over; it will work both ways!

Pair a Solid with a PatternSolidPatternDon’t overwhelm yourself with double the jackets and double the pattern. When layering coats, keep one layer solid, and play with patterns on the other.

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December 17th, 2015 by Samantha Weaver The Grid Print: Mixing and Matching

This week at Crossroads, we’ve stocked our stores with mix-and-match pieces in bold prints, so naturally we’ve turned to Melanie of LACB for some seasonal styling inspiration.

Whether you’re shopping for a classic plaid coat or those grid print culottes you’ve been dying to find, Crossroads is offering up some great options in plaid this week.

Grid Print Shirt Dress ($32.50).

Have some fun mixing and matching our Drop Waist Dress in Grey Plaid ($28.50)! Wear it over our Striped Joggers ($25) or get the matching Grey Plaid Midi Coat ($36.50).

Buffalo Plaid Coat ($40) and Grid Print Culottes ($22.50).

Jumpsuits are an easy go-to for work or weekend. Our Grid Print Jumpsuit is available in stores for $28.50.

November 30th, 2015 by Melanie Sutrathada 4 Winter Essentials

Baby, it’s cold outside, so it’s time to bundle up! We’re transitioning into winter (we know—where did fall go?!) and the temperatures are dropping.

It’s time to pull out your coziest knits, thickest layers and a big mug of hot chocolate. While we can’t help you with the last one just yet, Crossroads is the place to go for all your winter essentials. Here ​​are our must-haves this season:

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1. Invest in ​great outerwear​ that will keep you warm all winter long. Look for ​a coat​ with a thick lining and enough breathing room for you to layer a thick​ sweater underneath.

2. A pair of ​warm ​gloves is a must.  ​Choose a stylish pair with​ touchscreen capabilities ​for ​when winter becomes​ that oh-my-gosh-my-fingers-are-going-to-fall-off level of cold.  A touchscreen pair ensures that you can Snapchat and text away no matter how hard the wind is blowing. ​

​3. Nothing says cozy better that ​a huge blanket scarf​.​ We’ve been wanting to wear blankets outside for as long as we can remember, so we’re totally in love with this fashionable and functional​ trend.  ​Double style points for belting it!

4. Stylish and functional over​-​the​-​knee boots are c​alling your name in December. ​Cover up by layering​ a pair over tights and tall socks as the season gets colder.

Missing any of our​ must-haves? Head to your nearest Crossroads today to make sure you’re winter-ready!​

October 30th, 2015 by Samantha Weaver Trending: Ultra Blue Denim

Denim has been front and center for most of 2015, and for that we are grateful. But what does 2016 have in store for our favorite durable fabric? I’m calling it now: next season’s denim trend will be based on color over style—specifically on the bright ultra-blue color of ’70s raw denim. So take a look at our newest and bluest denim pieces available in Crossroads stores now.

Get the look with our Button Down Denim Skirt ($35).

Add some royal blue with our Cut Side Pullover Sweater ($32.50).

The perfect flares? Look no further than our Ultra Blue Bell Bottoms ($35).

Go casual with our Embroidered Denim Dress ($38.50)

Cozy up in our Oversized Terry Pullover ($28.50).

And last but not least: check out our deep blue Felted Wool Car Coat ($55).

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