Blog: Crossroads Style

September 17th, 2019 by Jennifer Beile 5 Boot Styles to Invest In This Season

It’s boot season and whether or not you are in a climate that has already cooled to breezy fall temperatures or enjoying extended warm summer weather, it’s time to start investing in your boot collection for the turn of the season. While it may be a bit bittersweet to put your strappy sandals and open-toed mules in the back of your closet, making room for new boot staples will kickstart your fall wardrobe turn over and spark your creativity for the new season. Take a look at 5 boot styles to invest in this season to complete your cold weather footwear collection.

Mid, Knee, & Over-the-Knee Boots

Tall boots are a timeless fall staple that can help transition your dresses and skirts from summer to fall or add a chic element to a pair of skinny jeans.
Woman in front of a red wall with high boots.

Square-Toe, Chunky Heel Bootie

The newest boot silhouette on this season’s trend list is a modern square toe, chunky heeled ankle bootie which creates a comfortable and stylish way to pull your outfit together.
Woman wearing a leather dress with a white swuare-toe boot.

Pointed-Toe, Kitten Heel Bootie

On the opposite end of the spectrum detailed above, a chic pointed-toe, kitten heel bootie is the cold-weather version of a classic pump. This smart bootie pairs well with any style, from skinny to wide-leg silhouettes.
Woman in a crosswalk wearing a pointed boot.

Lace-Up, Chunky Boot

Think Dr. Martens or combat boots, the lace-up chunky boot may just be the most practical trend this season. The all-weather, all-terrain footwear has received a sophisticated update and it will no longer look like a pair of construction boots, but an edgy addition to your fall look.
Woman wearing a tall black Doc Marten boot with a brown dress.

Classic Chelsea Booties

A classic Chelsea bootie is just that: classic. This style will never be out of style and is a fantastic starting to for refreshing your boot collection for the cold weather.
Woman wearing chelsea boots with denim.

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December 10th, 2018 by Mary Elizabeth How to Style Furry Heels

One of my greatest passions is shopping in zip codes that aren’t my own.  With Crossroads, I can always get a bit of local flavor as the community surrounding each location quite literally stocks each store.  While I was in Costa Mesa, CA, I spotted a Crossroads, and within 2.5 seconds, I was parked and inside.

I bought a few items that day, and one of the stars to emerge are these furry  heels!  These are the type of fashion item that you’re on the fence whether it’s the most amazing thing you’ve ever seen OR not at all.  I went with amazing, and it wasn’t a mistake! I get compliments everywhere I go, and they are super comfy and elevate every look I pair with them. Personally, I think any design or fashion item that pushes the envelope a bit is typically the most exciting and winds up being my favorite element.

Mary wearing furry heels and yellow dress in a single photo.Mary wearing furry heels and yellow dress in diptych.

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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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October 8th, 2018 by Melanie Sutrathada 6 Boots You Need for Fall

If there was a 2018 remake of Dukes of Hazzard, the saying would definitely go, “These boots are made for fall.” It goes without saying that boots are a closet staple when it comes to this season. From low-cut boots to Chelsea boots to heeled boots, there’s a style for everyone to choose from!

We’ve put together a few boots for you need for fall:

For those days where it seems like the rain just won’t stop pouring, you’ll be glad that you invested in a cute pair of rain boot like Blair Eadie from Atlantic Pacific.

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As far as we’re concerned, chukka boots can make any outfit look instantly more stylish.

 

Thank goodness that fall is back because we’ve been waiting to wear over-the-knee boots for the longest time!

 

 

It’s time to break all the rules, and wear white boots after Labor Day!

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Fashion alert: sock boots are back for the second year in a row!

 

 

Finding out how to style a pair of low-cut boots can be hard. Style with edgier details like fishnet stockings to toughen up the look.

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March 13th, 2018 by Jennifer Beile Unexpected Trend Alert: Dad Sneakers & How to Style Them

They’ve been slowly creeping their way into the fashion scene... First on the runway, then on street style “it girls” and celebs, and now I’m officially seeing style bloggers covet the surprising trend of the “dad sneaker.” You know the type: the off-brand, normcore sneaker your average dad can be seen wearing at an amusement park chasing after his kids. We embraced “mom” jeans, and apparently dad sneakers are next!

I’m not entirely on board with this trend, but in case you happen to be, there are some absolutely ways to make these chunky sneakers look chic!  Take a look at five ways to style dad sneakers and make them the “it” sneaker of 2018.

 

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1. Go athleisure.
What better way to wear any new sneaker trend than with your favorite athleisure look!

 

2. Pair with feminine pieces.
Create contrast by pairing these chunky casual sneakers with decidedly feminine pieces.

 

3. Embrace the perfect traveling shoe.
Let Chiara Ferragni inspire your style! She’s no stranger to traveling around the world and does it in only the chicest comfort.

 

4. Color-coordinate.
A little weary of drawing too much attention to your new sneakers? Coordinate the colors of your sneakers to your outfit for a seamless transition.

 

5. Suit it up.
Aimee Song creates an entirely different look with her suit, swapping out expected heels for Louis Vuitton sneakers.

 

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