Blog: Crossroads Style

April 18th, 2018 by Melanie Sutrathada 6 Derby Outfits for Opening Day at the Tracks

Hold your horses, ladies – it’s derby season! The derby is an occasion that brings out people’s most elegant and glamorous fashion statements. From placing your bets on your leading horse to choosing the perfect headpiece to complete your derby-approved outfit, there’s never a dull moment when it comes to opening day at the race tracks.

Let’s talk derby outfit tips inspired by some of our favorite bloggers:

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There’s no such thing as being overdressed for opening day at the derby! Match the sunny mood with a midi sundress or an outfit in a spring shade like light blue, light pink, or mint green.

 

 

Stray away from traditional derby attire and opt for a quirky graphic tee tucked into a scallop-edged skirt.

 

 

Turn heads like a blogger by going for a voluminous full-length skirt with a cute blouse and neck scarf.

 

 

Headpieces are always an opening day staple. Choose a wide-brimmed hat or a fascinator to make any outfit a statement one.

 

 

Keep it feminine and flirty in floral prints! Finish your outfit with extra details like ribbons and bows and then style it up with a pair of wedges.

 

 

Show off your figure in a bodycon dress. Looking for extra style points? Achieve crowning elegance with a fancy updo that accentuates your headpiece.

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April 10th, 2018 by Jennifer Beile Round-Up: Top Spring Trends & How to Wear Them

Every season has a plethora of trends, new and recycled. I’ve read through all the reports on spring trends for you (you’re welcome!) and have compiled the top five trends for this spring and how to wear them. Take a look below and let us know which one you are the most excited for!

 

Pastels
Coming as no surprise, pastels are one of spring’s hottest trends. I am living for fully pastel outfits this season! Pair pieces in your favorite pastel shade (bonus points for prints and texture) for a chic, put-together look.

 

Floral
Nothing we didn’t already know: spring and florals go together like peanut butter and jelly, and they’ll never be off-trend for the season.  This year, it’s all about big, bold florals. Think ’60s and ’70s floral prints! Pair them with neutral pieces to let them shine, or mix your prints and embrace the maximalist aesthetic.

 

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The Fanny Pack
You can call it a belt bag if you want, but a fanny pack is a fanny pack—and they’ve been having their moment the past couple of seasons. They are convenient and stylish; can’t get better than that! Wear one with elongated pieces to break them up, or invest in a colorful piece to enliven any outfit.

 

Sheer
As temperatures rise, skin-baring fabrics will be your best friend. Sheer details are huge through the spring and summer seasons. We love how this chic piece covers the whole body while still baring plenty.

 

Fringe
‘Tis the season of music festivals… but the fringe you’ll be seeing this season will have a sophisticated twist, far from the typical, tired festival variety. Try fringe in unexpected lengths or placements, or pair it with another trend, like rainbow stripes.

 

 

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April 4th, 2018 by Melanie Sutrathada 6 Ways to Style a Blazer This Spring

There’s no piece quite like a blazer. This outerwear number is an office wardrobe staple that’s universally flattering, whether it’s fitted, long, or oversized. It’s one of the first pieces we think of when it comes to power dressing. So, what are you waiting for? Pick up a blazer today, and get to styling!

Check out these six style tips to wear your blazer loud and proud:

 

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If you already consider yourself the queen of androgynous style, turn your skills up a notch by pairing your blazer with a graphic tee and high-waisted pants.

 

Ready to make a fashion statement? Throw on a vintage blazer, a pleated midi skirt, and a statement belt!

 

A grey blazer, white blouse, and denim pants make for an easy go-anywhere outfit. It’s the combo you’ll be wearing on heavy rotation this season.

 

Double up on outerwear by wearing an over-sized blazer and pantsuit.

 

For your next on-the-go look, find a slouchy blazer and pair it with a black slip dress.

 

Grab a colored blazer, belt it at the waist, and wear it over black pants. It’s a fashion blogger-approved outfit you’ll want to wear on repeat all spring long.

 

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April 3rd, 2018 by Jennifer Beile Round-Up: Spring Vacation Outfit Inspiration

A spring getaway is the perfect way to end your winter blues and get ready for the upcoming summer season.  How many of you suffer from the worry and stress that come with packing? Or with the thought of not having something stylish and functional to wear? Or is the pressure of creating Instagram-worthy moments causing you a style block?

Vacations are supposed to a cure-all for stress, not a cause of it. For a quick and easy no-brainer packing sesh, I’ve gathered some of my favorite, effortless spring vacation outfits from my blog roll to inspire you!

 

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No other print says “spring!” quite like gingham! Don’t be afraid to mix an equally playful print to create an outfit that you can’t help but have fun in.

 


A breezy dress is a must-have for a spring vacation. Throw it on with some comfy slides and you’re ready to sight-see all day!

 


A no-fail formula for the perfect vacation outfit: bold colors, fun print, and a straw hat.

 


Match the blooming flowers around you in pastel pink. Add in a pair of stylish and functional platform sandals for easy on-the-go style.

 


My favorite vacation essential? A versatile jumpsuit. It’s a no-brainer!

 


Have fun and pair your loudest prints and boldest colors together for a tropical island vibe.

 


Don’t forget to pack a bathing suit! From the hotel pool to the ocean, one pieces are trending this season!

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March 27th, 2018 by Jennifer Beile 5 Crossroads Selling Tips for Spring!

It’s finally spring (even if some of us are still covered in snow) and you know what that means… It’s time for spring cleaning! My favorite spring cleaning motivation is knowing I can get cash or trade when I bring my gently used clothing to Crossroads.

If you’ve never sold your clothes before, or if you’d just like a refresher, here are some of my tips for selling to Crossroads!

 


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Know your local Crossroads.
Take the time to browse your local store before you haul in your clothes to sell. You’ll get a better idea of what type of clothing they’re looking to buy, and it may save you the trouble of bringing in too many items.

2. Check the selling guide.
What better way to know what Crossroads is looking for than by going to the source itself? Their online selling guide will tell you what styles and trends they are currently looking for each season.

3. Condition is key!
Only bring in gently used, clean, in-season, and on-trend clothing. If an item needs mending, has stains, or is out of season (e.g. a coat in summer), it’s less likely to be sold.

4. It’s all in the details.
Take some extra time and make sure your clothes are washed, wrinkle-free, and folded nicely when brought into Crossroads. Even if a garment is relatively new, if it’s unwashed and shoved tightly into a ball in a bag, it will look more worn and is more likely to be passed on.

5. Don’t give up!
If you don’t succeed in selling all your clothes, ask your Crossroads buyer why they passed on certain items. It may just be that they already have plenty of that particular style or trend in stock. Then, you’ll know whether it’s worth a shot to take it to a different location to try to sell.

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