Blog: Crossroads Style

March 25th, 2019 by Samantha Furno Spring Trend Alert: Tie-Dye Is Officially Back

Springtime always brings about brighter and cheery hues in the fashion world, but how do you feel about adding some groovy tie-dye to your wardrobe line-up this season? It is no secret that tie-dye is a major trend right now! We’ve been seeing a revival of this 70’s pattern on and off the runways, proving that tie dye is no longer a blast from the past. Tie-dye in 2019 is definitely more elevated; think sophisticated fabrics, modern silhouettes and chic color combos! Bold colors and carefree patterns make tie dye the perfect way to switch up those spring pastels in your wardrobe. Whether you opt to incorporate this trend in an accessory or even an entire frock, there is no denying that tie dye will add a hint of childhood nostalgia to your outfits.

The beautiful thing about this trend is that it is totally obtainable. We are seeing tie-dye in spring and summer lookbooks across the board, making it a simple pattern to shop around for, but you can also head to your local craft store, purchase some dye and rubber bands and try your hand at creating your own tie dyed styles as well. I’ve rounded up some awesome ways we have seen the tie-dye trend styled for spring that will make you want to try this psychedelic trend for yourself!

Elevated but Fun

High-end designers can’t get enough of the tie-dye trend this spring either! This gorgeous Proenza Schouler turtleneck is not for the faint of heart, but it is definitely enough to make any fashionista swoon!
Woman wearing elevated tie-dye.

Move Over Spring Florals

Tie-Dye is the perfect pattern to wear in place of spring’s typical patterns! Just look at how feminine and fun this dreamy pastel-hued dress is!
Woman wearing a floral styled dress.

As Classic as this Trend Gets!

A simple swirled pattern tee is really all you need to embrace one of 2019’s hottest trends!
Woman wearing a classic tie-dye pattern.

The Perfect Combo

The 90’s are alive and well in this fashion-forward utility jumpsuit! The acid wash tie-dyed pattern makes this fashion forward look a definite head turner!
Woman wearing full patterned outfit.

No matter how you style tie dye in your spring wardrobe, just remember to stay groovy!

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March 19th, 2019 by Jennifer Beile Round-Up: How to Pull Off the Neon Trend

Now that the weather has begun to heat up, it’s time to talk about the hottest and more daring trend of the season: neon. I’ve typically shied away from vibrant and saturated colors, but in the last year,  I have found myself experimenting with more colors that I’ve probably worn in my life; From neutrals to pastels and neon! Adding bold colors can have an empowering effect and wearing it with confidence will boost your mood and prevent you from feeling like a fluorescent highlighter.

Be Subtly Brazen

Subtle neon details and accents are an easy way to test the waters of the loud color trend.
Women wearing bright neon heels with subtle outfit.

Pair With Muted Shades

Tone down the volume of a neon piece by pairing it with a neutral, muted color like beige or brown.
Woman wearing neon with muted colors.

Bold Basics

Incorporate neon into your staple outfits with basic pieces, such as tees or pullovers, excluding print if it’s too loud for you.
Woman wearing neon sweater with black pants.

Dare to go Head to Toe

Feeling especially vivacious? Combine complementary neon colors into one outfit for a head turning look.
Woman wearing neon top and bottom.

Focus on Prints

The print of a neon piece will split the focus of the bold color and create a calmer look without erasing the excitement.
Woman wearing printed neon pieces.

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March 18th, 2019 by Samantha Furno Transitional Styling 101: Winter to Spring

After those long and polarizing winter months we’ve just experienced, I couldn’t be more excited that sunny days are up ahead! Mark your calendars because next week, March 20th to be exact, marks the first day of spring!
Spring sure is beautiful with its fresh blooms and bright skies; however the weather is still quite unpredictable at times, making it a bit difficult to whip out those sundresses and tank tops just yet. That’s why I’ve come up with a simple list of wardrobe essentials that will help make the transition between the seasons both an easy and stylish one for your wardrobe!

 

Knee-High Boots

Those knee-high boots that you wore all winter long with skinny jeans are perfect for throwing on with a short and flirty dress this spring season. They will instantly elevate any outfit you pair them with, not to mention they are an innovative way to keep your legs warm too!
Blogger wearing denim jacket and knee high boots.

The Classic Blazer

Blazers are great for adding a hint of sophistication to your outfits, plus they are typically pretty lightweight making them ideal for springtime layering. I am just loving how Celeste paired her Crossroads blazer over a feminine maxi dress for the perfect transitional look! Talk about a #Crossroadsfind!
Woman pairing a blazer and dress for spring.

Wide-Leg Denim

70’s inspired and totally chic, wide leg denim is a transitional staple you can count on for year-round wear. These jeans are great for throwing on with a simple tee and heels for a spring outing with friends!
Woman in wide-leg denim with striped shirt.

Cozy Sweaters

Don’t put away your cozy winter sweaters just yet! Switch things up and try wearing your favorite sweater with a lightweight and an a-line spring skirt for a chic and romantic flair! Just add a pair of cute heels and fun jewelry and you’ll be set!
Woman pairing skirt with cozy sweater.

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March 12th, 2019 by Jennifer Beile Round-Up: 6 Easy Staples to Prepare You for Spring

It may be hard to start thinking about your spring wardrobe when it’s still freezing in the majority of the country, but spring officially graces us with its presence next week and the sun will be coming out sooner than we know it. Spring can be a hard season to style during, with the fickle weather throughout the day going from cold mornings to warm afternoons and chilly evenings. Being prepared with lightweight layers and easy pieces to throw on will make dressing this season a breeze.
Check out 6 easy-to-wear spring staples that should be in your wardrobe once those temperatures rise and the sun shines.

Chinos

A lightweight, casual alternative to denim, the chino pant is making a comeback as an easy to style and wear neutral staple piece.
Blogger wearing khaki chinos.

Utility Jacket

The ultimate in casual cool, a utility jacket is the perfect layering piece for fickle spring weather.
Blogger wearing utility jacket as the idea of spring staples.

Mules

Flat or heeled, mules are the easiest wear and go shoe of the season to instantly add a chic element to your outfit.
Woman wearing mules with jeans and jacket.

Light Wash Relaxed Denim

It’s all about comfort this spring. Give your legs some breathing room this season and grab a pair of relaxed jeans in a light wash.
Blogger wearing light wash denim and a hoodie.

Straw Bag

Nothing screams warm weather more than the reappearance of the seasonal straw bag.
Woman wearing brown pants with shirt and straw bag.

Midi Dress & Skirt

The mid-length dress and skirt trend is perfect for the transitional season and can be styled so many ways, with chunky knits and boots to tees and sneakers.
Woman wearing a bright orange skirt with orange accessories.

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March 6th, 2019 by Samantha Furno Take a Walk on the Wild Side with Animal Prints

Move over feminine florals; spring is less than a month away and we are lusting after bold and fierce animal prints here at Crossroads! Before we introduce you to some of spring’s fiercest patterns, let’s take a moment and give credit to one of the most beloved and timeless prints that is definitely at the root of one of 2019’s biggest trends: leopard print. Leopard print has proven, time and time again that it is here to stay. Luxurious, eye-catching and versatile, this print has been a staple in wardrobes for decades!

Now that spring is around the corner, we are starting to see more predators come out of the jungle and make their presence known in the world of fashion! From sultry snakeskin to contrasting zebra stripes, these wild patterns are starting to find their way into our spring wardrobes and we couldn’t be more obsessed! We’ve been seeing animal prints galore on the gram lately, so we’ve rounded up some stylish, yet wearable ways to incorporate this trend into your spring line-up!

Hear Me Roar

What do you get when you mix one of spring’s hottest colors, marigold yellow, with a wild tiger print?! The perfect, trendy skirt! We love how this statement piece is balanced out with a simple white tee!
Blogger wearing animal print skirt.

Team Slytherin

I’m not usually one for snakes IRL, but I am definitely a fan of these reptile printed booties! Adding animal print to your footwear line-up is a stylish way to incorporate some texture into any look!
Woman wearing animal print boots with plain clothes.

Zebra, The New Neutral

If you’re a fan of monochromatic tones, then zebra-print is definitely worth a try! Unleash your inner wild child by pairing this versatile, black and white print with a pop of color!
Blogger adding prints to skirt.

Keep in Classic

At the end of the day, this print will always have a special place in our hearts, and in our wardrobes! Since spring weather can still be a bit unpredictable, wear a glam, printed winter coat over some jeans and a simple tank for a fail-proof look!
Blogger wearing leopard print jacket.

Be sure to let us know what prints from the animal kingdom you’re loving for spring and don’t forget to tag your wild #CrossroadsFinds on Instagram!

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