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How to Detox Your Closet for Spring Cleaning

 

Not only are we  in a new decade but it is time to do a little spring cleaning! You’re probably thinking a lot about how to better yourself in this new decade. I am fond of starting spring off feeling fresh and part of that is cleaning my home, specifically my closet. Cleaning out a closet is a bit of a daunting task, physically and emotionally, but if you have a plan in place, your experience will be much smoother and you’ll find yourself doing it more often throughout the year.

See below for tips on how to execute a closet detox for a clean start to the new decade.

organized closet

Take Everything Out

The first step to a complete detox is to take everything out of your closet. Everything. Even the pieces that you know you love and wear constantly. Your newly empty closet symbolizes a fresh start and will help you visualize your ultimate goal in your closet clean out. This will also give you the chance to clean the inside of your closet, from the shelves to your floor.

Put Everything Into Designated Piles

Make three distinct piles for items in your closet: keep, sell, and donate.

Keep: This part isn’t as easy as it sounds. Once you have a keep pile, there are more steps to ensure that what you are keeping will fit with your current lifestyle. Do all of these pieces fit properly? Do they make you feel good? Will you have an occasion to wear it? Making sure that your keep pile is not only items that you love but are functional and will be worn is one of the most important parts of a true closet detox.

Sell: Selling gently used clothing is a fun motivator for getting your closet clean out finished. Be sure that the clothes you are planning to sell are currently on-trend, clean, and in good condition. Then simply head to your local Crossroads Trading Post and sell for either cash or store credit.

Donate: Donating more worn items or pieces that may be a bit more dated will help you not only clean out your closet but give your well-loved clothing and accessories a good home once you’re done with them.

Invest In Organizational Tools

Before you take a trip to invest in organization tools, take some measurements and either visually plan, or literally draw out how you would like your closet to look. I personally take to Pinterest for ideas before drawing up a plan. After you have your ideal plan in place, take a trip to The Container Store or even Target for organization pieces like hanging shelves, shoe racks, bins, and anything else you might need to organize your closet and pieces that work best for you.

How to Organize Your Closet

Now that you’ve purged and planned, it’s time to put everything back in. This is where your perfect plan will most likely hit some snags, so be prepared to be flexible. There are no rules in the art of organization, as it’s best to organize for yourself and what makes it easier to find what you’re looking for and to keep it clean in the future, for example, sort by item type and then color within those items.

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May 7th, 2019 by Jennifer Beile Round Up: 8 Ways to Dress for a Summer Concert

Summer drawing near means the start of the summer concert season. The Jonas Brothers, the Backstreet Boys, Luke Bryan, Ariana Grande, J.Lo, Kacey Musgraves; these are just a few of the big names touring this summer. With the strategic planning of what concerts you’re going to attend, the budget and possible travel, who needs the added stress of what to wear?

An outfit that will keep you looking cool and feeling comfortable enough to dance, jump, and sing your heart out all night is most likely right inside your closet!  Take a peek below for all the summer concert outfit inspiration you need to put together a cool and comfortable outfit for all shows from stadiums to bars!

Festival Chic

A flowy dress and a pair of statement boots are all you need to create a boho-chic look for your favorite festivals this season.
Woman sitting on a lawn for a concert.

A Little Bit Rock & Roll

Combine dark florals and lace to create a rock & roll outfit with a feminine edge.
Grasie wearing dark printed dress.

Mix It Up

A concert is a perfect excuse to mix prints and create a spunky outfit a bit out of your typical style.
Woman wearing separate patterns in one outfit.

Summer Chic

An outdoor concert calls for comfort, like denim cut-offs, a printed blouse, and sneakers.
Blogger wearing overall shorts on stairs.

Statement Jumpsuit

Rock a one piece for easy and comfortable dressing.
Woman wearing yellow jumpsuit on stairs.

Simple Summer Dress

Throw on your lightest weight summer dress with a pair of trainers and a crossbody bag and you’ll be ready to dance all night.
Blogger wearing simple dress with purse.

Keep It Classic

If all else fails, throw on your favorite jeans, tee or cami, and you’re out the door in just minutes!
Blogger wearing light jeans and olive jacket.

Don’t Forget the Accessories

The newest accessory trend is a clear bag to hold all your essentials.
Accessories in a see-thru purse.

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May 6th, 2019 by Samantha Furno 5 Refreshing Hues for Spring

Neutrals and pastels are always great go-to’s for spring, but there are a handful of trending, bold colors that are popping up in the fashion world this season and now is the perfect time to freshen up your wardrobe with these vibrant hues! In the past there have been certain “rules” to mind when it comes to incorporating bold colors into our wardrobes, but spring 2019 has proven those guidelines to be a thing of the past! From vibrant, jungle-esque greens to oranges and yellows that look straight out of the produce section, spring 2019 is all about adding a bold and playful element to your style! I’ve rounded up some of our favorite, must-try hues that will instantly freshen up your spring looks!

Hot Pink

It may be one of the 80’s most nostalgic hues, but one thing is for certain, hot pink is certainly one of 2019’s hottest colors!
Hot pink hues on top.

Lime Green

One of the more refreshing tones of spring 19 is this soft yet bold, lime green hue! It’s one of those colors that will make any outfit pop, plus it is a breeze to wear with crisp white and classic black this season!
Woman wearing lime green.

Purple

Purple and it’s not so distant cousin, lavender, are right at the top of spring’s must-have color list! It’s an excellent hue for making any fit a bit more eye-catching this season!
Woman wearing purple pants.

Not-so-Mellow Yellow

Yellow has been on trend for quite some time (i.e. mustard was on the rage last fall/winter), but it is still a winning hue this spring and it is the perfect color for instantly cheering up your mood and outfit!
Woman wearing yellow denim hues.

Vibrant Orange

As someone who is a definite yellow fan, I can easily get on board with adding this hue to my spring line-up! Plus there are so many shades of this awesome color making it easy for anyone to try!
Woman wearing monochromatic orange outfit.

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April 30th, 2019 by Jennifer Beile Spring Style Guide: How to Wear Pastel Colors

Vibrant, bold colors may be a trend this season but let’s not forget about the gorgeous muted pastel colors that spring is typically known for. A spring staple, much in the vein of florals, pastels may not be a groundbreaking trend for the season but the soft, muted colors continue to stand the test of the trend cycle year after year. Take a look at some of the easiest ways to incorporate pastel colors into your spring wardrobe.

Printed Dress

A printed pastel spring dress is a refreshing way to update your seasonal wardrobe.
Woman in printed dress.

Pair With Neutrals

Pair your pastels with neutrals to downplay the sweetness of the soft colors.
Two women wearing neutral colors with pastel pink.

Add Edgy Trends

Pair your pastel pieces with edgier trends, like the sheer trend or even leather, to create contrast.
Woman wearing a sheer top with pastel shorts.

Mix Printed Pieces

Find pieces in pastels in unexpected prints and go a step further by mixing printed pieces in the same color family.
Woman wearing patterned jacket and top with jeans.

Try a Pastel Suit

Combine two trends into one and pair pastel suit separates together.
Woman wearing a pastel skirt suit.

Mint and Lilac

Mint and lilac are the breakout pastel colors this season. Pair them together with simple pieces, completing your outfit with effortless accessories.
Woman pairing mint and lilac pieces.

Add Accessories

Eager to incorporate pastels but have a tendency to gravitate towards neutrals and dark colors? Add pastels to your accessories or even your hair color for a playful pop of spring color.
Woman with pastel hair in white top.

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April 29th, 2019 by Samantha Furno 5 Fashionistas & Their “Crossroads Finds”

One of my favorite ways to gain outfit inspiration is through Instagram! Whether I am watching my favorite blogger’s latest shopping haul, scrolling through the feeds of my favorite retail stores or exploring a trend through a hashtag, I am always bound to find fresh outfit ideas that make me want to try something new with my style! With style inspiration in abundance and constantly at our fingertips (thank you social media), I went ahead pulled together some of my favorite spring-ready outfits, styled by some totally chic fashionistas, featuring their #CrossroadsFinds! These stylish women have found some trendy spring/summer-ready pieces at their local Crossroads and have totally inspired me to keep an eye out for similar styles the next time I do some shopping!

Crossroads Find: White framed Sunnies

Accessories can make or break an outfit, and it’s safe to say that Beatriz’s sunnies make this cute outfit even more perfect for soaking up that sunshine in!
Blogger wearing white-framed sunglasses.

Crossroads Find: White Booties

White footwear is hotter than ever this season and I love how how Kayla paired these chic and versatile booties with cut-off denim and a bodysuit. Also, these gorgeous booties are by Joie-such a style steal!
Woman wearing white boots on the side of the road.

Crossroads Find: Bold T-Shirt

Charnele effortlessly shows us how to make a statement this season with a bold tee! A pop of color is the perfect way to spruce up the timeless denim/t-shirt combo!
Woman wearing a brightly-colored shirt.

Crossroads Find: Neutrals

No matter the season, you can always trust the neutrals in your wardrobe! Aisha scored this figure-flattering, beige colored top from Crossroads and I love how she played with proportions by pairing it with a wide leg trouser and heeled sandals!
Woman wearing neutral-colored spring and summer pieces.

Crossroads Find: Fringe

How fun is this leather fringe crossbody bag?! Rae’s outfit is right in line with the western trend this season!
Blogging walking with a purse with fringe.

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