Blog: Crossroads Style

September 18th, 2018 by Jennifer Beile Round Up: Fall Boot Trends

Personally, booties are year-round footwear, but fall is the official start of boot weather and the perfect time to invest in a new pair (or two) to get you through the dreary weather to come. The beauty of the bootie is that it can easily be dressed up or down to go with any style or outfit.

If you can’t afford investing in a new pair of boots this season, check out your closest Crossroads! Every time I go into Crossroads, I find a pair of on-trend boots, gently used and affordably priced. Recycled shopping lets you try the latest trends without putting a huge dent in your wallet.

Take a look at the hottest fall boots this year!

 

Wild West

With a sophisticated update for 2018, the Western trend has dominated runways and now retail stores. The trendiest fall uniform will consist of cropped denim and Western ankle boots. Catch up on last week’s blog post for other ways to wear the Western trend!

 

Animal Print

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Just as the Western trend has returned, so has animal print. Grab a pair of snakeskin or leopard print boots, and pair them with a simple outfit to make them the star.

 

White Boots

There’s no need to put away your favorite white summer booties; they’ll still be your go-to boots to pair with your denim and chunky knits this fall!

 

Tall Boots

…Because how else are we going to transition our dresses from summer to fall? Layer up and finish your fall outfit with a pair of tall boots.

 

Block Heels

These boots were made for walking! Chunky, block heeled boots will be your best friend this fall.

 

Kitten Heels

Alternatively, kitten heels are still holding their own this season. You’ll notice that all of the above trends will come in block and kitten heel form.

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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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January 18th, 2018 by Mary Elizabeth Styling Classic Converse All Stars

Heeey, I’m Mary.  You may have seen me around the Internet or on Crossroads’s Instagram feed at some point. I’ve somehow made it all these years on the Crossroads Style Council without an official Crossroads blog post.  So, here I am with a little about me, my style philosophy, and my favorite Crossroads finds!

Officially, my career is personal shopper and stylist. I work in fashion and interiors with individuals & brands. You could also call me a “Youtuber”, as my largest audience is at my channel HeyMaryElizabeth.  I live in Los Angeles with my mini schnauzer and nearby thoroughbred, dreaming of my future ranch and organic garden.

Born in the suburbs of Los Angeles, skate and surf culture permeated the air. Neighborhood kids searched for empty pools to skate, and Vans and Converse were the epitome of cool. And high tops were the height of it—I mean, of course the ones with the star were coolest. Duh.

Luckily, their appeal hasn’t worn off, and it’s been a lifelong love affair. I recently decided I needed a pair of high top white All Stars, and a few weeks later—as fate would have it—I stepped into Crossroads in Studio City to discover my size, like new, for under $20.  SOLD—the perfect addition for all my cropped pants. We’ll just call ‘em winter white.  A girly tomboy for life, here’s how I paired my new friend, Chuck:

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January 16th, 2018 by Melanie Sutrathada 6 Ways to Style Over-the-Knee Boots

Between you and me, there’s nothing a pair of over-the-knee boots can’t do to jazz up an outfit. Not only are they versatile, you can use them as an extra layer for warmth during winter. Consider investing in a great pair (make sure to check out your local Crossroads!) for an easy, effortless way to make a casual outfit look more chic.

Any of these combinations are a fail-proof shortcut for pulling off over-the-knee boots.

 

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An obvious fashion choice for over-the-knee boots is layering them over skinny jeans. Pair a chunky sweater with form-fitting denim for a sleek silhouette.

 


A sweater dress with over-the-knee boots is everything you need to channel your inner fashionista this winter.

 


Combine two trends by wearing a shearling coat with your boots.

 


Don’t want your over-the-knees boots to be the focal point of your outfit? Try adding a long cardigan or coat.

 


If you think that OTK boots should only be reserved for girls’ night out, think again. You can easily wear these types of boots with something more casual and comfy, like a cozy oversized sweater.

 


Style your over-the-knee boots with a high-waisted skirt and beret for the ultimate French-girl vibe.

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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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