Blog: Crossroads Style

June 25th, 2019 by Jennifer Beile How to Use Accessories to Transform a Basic Summer Outfit

Basics are a large part of my wardrobe and on any given day, I am most likely wearing a simple tee and jeans. The summer weather only exacerbates my tendency to live in basics, especially living in California where the temperatures are quite often in the ‘90s causing me to dread getting dressed. The best part about basics is that it is so easy to use simple accessories to jazz up your outfit if you wish. Basic does not have to mean drab or boring and a few simple touches can transform the vibe of an outfit.

Belt It Up

A belt can break up the monotony of a monochrome outfit and add interest to a simple outfit of a tee and jeans.
Woman using belt for summer accessories.

Hair Accessories

Practical and stylish, adding a hair accessory can jazz up a simple outfit.
Woman wearing hair accessories like a bandana with white dress.

Say it With Jewelry

From statement jewelry to layered dainty pieces, freshening up an outfit with various jewelry pieces can take an outfit from drab to fab.
Woman using jewelry as an accent for a basic outfit.

Focus on Shoes

Shoes can make or break an outfit. Choose a pair of bold shoes to take your basic outfit from drab to fab.
Woman wearing statement slides to make outfit pop.

Choose a Bold Bag

Let your bag do the talking for you and choose one with a vibrant pop of color or a bold print to pair with you tee this season.
Woman adding bag and other accesories for a white blazer and denim outfit.

Vibrant Beauty Details

One of the most fun ways to add color and extra pizazz to a basic outfit is with your makeup or nail color. There are so many beauty tutorial channels on YouTube that teach you how to wear vibrant colors and I am loving these bold looks for summer!
Woman using makeup as a beauty accessory,

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February 7th, 2018 by Melanie Sutrathada 6 Cold Weather Accessories to Get You to Spring

We’re in that long final pre-spring stretch, and while you may feel like your only fashion options are a down coat that closely resembles a sleeping bag or a coat that barely keeps you warm, there are still ways to brave the cold while keeping your style! Today, we’re sharing six trendy accessories that will mix things up until that glorious spring thaw.

Scroll on to see which accessories you should have on hand:


When it comes to the chilly weather, a faux fur vest will always be in style.


I can’t count how many times I’ve reached for a scarf to add that extra bit of flair to my outfit during winter. Anyone else like their scarves the same way they like their peanut butter? (…Chunky!)


While baker hats and dad hats might be trending this season, they won’t keep you as warm as a beanie can!


Don’t underestimate the power of earmuffs! Skip the plain black ones and opt for a pair with a faux fur finish to stay stylish on the go.


Pick up a sleek pair of gloves that have touchscreen capabilities, and you’ve scored yourself a win-win purchase.


Leave it to Rach Parcell, the blogger behind Pink Peonies, to make these cream white legwarmers a chic focal point of her winter outfit.

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