Blog: Crossroads Style

September 28th, 2017 by Melanie Sutrathada 6 Ways to Style Boots This Fall

Fall is all about sweater weather, listening to Sam Smith’s new song on repeat, and wearing boots all seven days of the week (because, why not?). Boots with heels, stiletto boots, thigh-highs, over-the-knee, ankle boots – there are so many options to choose from.  With that being said, here’s our six-point guide to style boots this fall:

 

Even the rain can’t put a damper on your fashion game when you’re rocking your favorite rain boots with a dress and trenchcoat.
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Nothing says model-off-duty like an all-black outfit foundation styled with a pop of color. Top off this look with some tall, black stiletto boots and sunglasses and you’re good to go.
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Going for a more casual style in your boots? No problem! Wear long boots over a pair of ripped skinny jeans, and style it with a light colored blouse. We suggest anything with ruffles or lace, for a more romantic feel.
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Besides pumpkin-spice everything, the best thing about fall is that you can wear sweater dresses and knee-high boots all you want.
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As proven by Kate Ogata, the style blogger behind The Fancy Pants Reports, all black outfits will never go out of style. Add a pair of pointy-toed black boots to toughen up this look.
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Velvet booties will keep you looking effortless this fall. Forego the neutral colors and opt for a shade in millennial pink for a nice change of pace this fall.
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February 28th, 2017 by Jennifer Beile Round-Up: Top 4 Spring Shoe Trends

The weather is warming up and stores are switching over to their spring and summer lines. This year, it’s all about fun, bold, and quirky pieces, including shoes. Are you more of a lace-up girl or a funky flatform one? These trends may not be entirely new, but they have been reinvented for 2017. Put a little ‘spring’ in your step and take a look at this year’s top spring shoe trends.

 

All Wrapped Up

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Lace-up sandals and heels will be everywhere this season and are such a fun alternative to a traditional flat or heel.

 

The Flatform

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Give your feet a break while keeping the boost of a heel. The flatform shoe is back and better than ever.

 

Kitten Heels

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The return of this trend may garner mixed reactions. From sandals to booties, stilettos to block, the ’80s kitten heel is back and will either be loved or hated.

 

Slides, Slippers, and Sandals

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2017 fashion is looking like it’ll be made up of the most comfortable trends, and that includes shoes. Slides, slippers, and sandals will make your feet happy while you stay on trend.

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February 1st, 2017 by Julius Adorsu Sneaker Maintenance: How to Clean Your Shoes

I wouldn’t consider myself a sneakerhead, but I sure do love shoes. And I’m hard on them—they were designed for outdoor activities, after all. They can pretty unpleasant after wearing them to parties or just the regular day-to-day abuse. I’ve been told that the first thing people look at when they meet you is your shoes. Those bad boys better be sparkling clean!

Treat the items that you value as well as they treat you. Your car gets you around, and after certain mileage you have to do maintenance. Well, the same thing applies to your shoes after some hard miles.

To help me do some sneaker maintenance I picked up the Jason Markk essential kit, but you can use any gentle brush and shoe-cleaning solution.

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The shoes I’m cleaning are not only some of my favorite sneakers on rotation, they’re also #CrossroadsFinds that I picked up for less than $20 a pair!

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The process is very simple and only requires three things: a brush, some cleaning solution, and a bowl of water.

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The Fila before cleaning:

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The Nike before cleaning:

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The part of my shoes I most struggle to keep clean is the back of the sole, so naturally that’s the part I focused on the most.

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With some light scrubbing and very little effort, I was absolutely blown away with the results.

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The Fila after cleaning:

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The Nike after cleaning:

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As a frequent thrifter, I’m always finding sneakers that just need a little maintenance.  I’m very pleased with the results of this cleaning set, especially for the price. I purchased my set at a local Chicago sneaker store for under $18 with tax. You can find it on the Jason Markk website for just $16 + tax and shipping.  If you’re looking to clean your shoes, this kit is great!

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January 20th, 2017 by Samantha Weaver NEW IN: More Intentionally Blank Shoes for 2017

New year, new shoes! I’ve been buying shoes left and right this month because shoe shopping is the purest form of retail therapy.

Good news: we’re stocking Intentionally Blank shoes at Crossroads stores nationwide, and you won’t want to miss out on these all-leather, Italian-made beauties. No need to thank us because your feet will do it for you!

 

Ankle Boot

The TEMPO will fancy up any look.

 

Mid-Heel Bootie

Somewhere in between a glove shoe and a mule, the HERA is our pick for an all-season heel.

 

 

Slide

The SPLIT is the perfect everyday shoe. Slide into it and get going!

 

 

Loafer

Update your work wear with the TEMPLE in ice.

 

 

Heels

A strappy heel done to perfection in black suede. ‘Nuff said.

Stop into Crossroads for these styles and more at an unbelievable discount!

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!

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