Blog: Crossroads Style

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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March 21st, 2018 by Melanie Sutrathada 6 Pastel Outfits to Wear This Spring

Is an all-black color scheme your go-to fashion palette? Nothing wrong with that! But maybe you’re thinking of incorporating a little more color into your wardrobe. Pastels are everywhere this season, and they’re easy to wear for a punch of playfulness. This spring, master the art of styling pastel outfits using these looks for inspiration:

 

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Tone down the brightness of a yellow skirt by pairing it with a white blouse.

 


When the spring dress code is pastels, why wouldn’t you pair your two favorites together?

 


Going full-on monochrome in a pastel color is an obvious choice in 2018. Enter: ultra violet, the Pantone Color of the Year!

 


Aimee Song demonstrates another way to style two pastel colors together: pair a pastel turtleneck with a furry pastel coat.

 


Add a handbag to create that extra pop of color. We love how the brights in this outfit pop off Jenn’s green pastel dress!

 


Up your color-blocking game by tucking a pastel sweater into a black mini skirt.

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Feburary 12th, 2018 by Melanie Sutrathada 6 Ways to Wear Rainbow Stripes

What’s colorful and striped all over? The newest fashion trend this season! The sophisticated rainbow stripes trend has been spotted on all of our favorite fashion bloggers, and we’re all for this statement combination. New to the look? Get started with these outfits for inspiration!

 

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1. When in doubt, say yes to thick-knit sweaters and high-waisted denim.

 


2. Pair a colorful striped skirt with a plain white v-neck tee to create a cute and casual outfit that’s perfect for spring!

 


3. Break all the rules this year by mixing a rainbow stripe sweater with another bold pattern, like leopard print.

 


4. One of the easiest ways to wear the colorful stripe trend? A vertical striped dress in a flattering fit-and-flare cut.

 


5. Drape a rainbow striped scarf over your neutral-colored outfit for that coveted pop of color!

 


6. Upgrade your jeans-and-a-tee look by opting for a colorful striped sweater instead. Half-tuck your sweater to complete this easy, chic look.

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May 15th, 2017 by Melanie Sutrathada Six Sheer Outfits to Try this Summer

The beauty of sheer pieces can instantly elevate a casual and minimalist outfit. They’re the perfect way to show a little skin or accentuate certain parts of your body. However, it’s not always intuitive knowing where you should begin when styling sheer pieces.

With the help of some of our favorite fashion bloggers, you’ll be slaying in sheer outfits in no time! Here are some of our favorite tips and tricks:

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A full-length sheer number over a little black dress has everything you need to feel festival-ready this summer.

 

P2 - Dallas Style Blog

If you’re leaning towards a more daring style and want to show some skin, slip on a sheer piece over a black bra, blue jeans, and heels. Add extra style points by choosing a piece with embroidered prints.

 

P3 - Here's the Skinny

A blouse with sheer sleeves is an easier way to pull off the trend this summer without showing too much skin.

 

P4 - Lace and Locks

Style a midi skirt with sheer insets for the perfect brunch outfit.

 

P5 - Song of Style

One of our favorite ways to wear sheer is by mixing pieces that that have different textures and designs. Aimee Song of Song of Style wears a top with teal lace and sheer dotted sleeves combined with a nude and black bodycon skirt.

 

P6 - What Olivia Did

When June gloom is in full swing, style a sheer button-up underneath denim overalls for an ultra chic look.

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