Blog: Crossroads Style

February 9th, 2017 by Jennifer Beile Who to Follow on Instagram for New York Fashion Week

New York Fashion Week has begun, and although I won’t be there, following the runway, street style and festivities through Instagram is still an exciting biannual ritual for me. If you didn’t score a ticket either, don’t fret—Instagram is the next best place to be. Take a peek at who to follow on Instagram for the best inside look.

NYFW

 

Models

What better way to follow NYFW than with an intimate behind-the-scenes look through a runway model’s eyes? WhoWhatWear has created a list of the freshest faces walking the runway this year. See it here.
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Bloggers

Many of our favorite bloggers attend NYFW shows and parties and share all the juicy details and photos with their readers. Some of my favorite bloggers to follow are Danielle Bernstein, Natalie Suarez, Aimee Song, Leandra Medine and Blaire Eadie.
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Designers

Designers often share their favorite images from their collections before, during and after their runway shows. A few of my favorite designers to follow during NYFW are Alexander Wang, Marc Jacobs, and Jeremy Scott.
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Fashion Influencers

Influencers are the fashion “it” girls that fill our social media feeds with all the style inspiration a gal could ever want. A few influencers that are must-follows are Eva Chen, Alexa Chung, and Olivia Palermo.
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Street Style Photographers

My favorite part of Fashion Week has always been seeing the attendees’ street style. The best way to keep up is to follow the photographers: Scott Schuman, Melodie Jeng and Hyunbum Nam are a few of my favorites.
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Happy Fashion Week!

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January 30th, 2017 by Melanie Sutrathada How to Style the Utilitarian Trend

With the number of military-inspired pieces we’ve seen on celebrities and bloggers, the utilitarian trend shows no signs of slowing down in 2017! One of the best things about the utilitarian trend is how easy it is to wear; while it’s known for its signature masculine pieces, you can effortlessly juxtapose them with more feminine details.

Take a look at how our favorite fashionistas rock the utilitarian trend!

 

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The easiest way to express your love for the utilitarian trend? Pick one color and build your outfit around it!

 

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This androgynous combination is a classic. Find the balance between masculinity and femininity by choosing utilitarian outerwear that encompasses both! This jacket looks masculine and bulky at first glance, but it also has feminine touches like epaulettes and asymmetrical zippers.

 

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Imitating Le-Happy’s edgy look is a great way to utilize the Crossroads army jacket you bought a few seasons back! Style it with your favorite graphic band tee, a pair of black leggings and some sneakers or boots for the perfect ’90s-inspired outfit!  

 

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The utilitarian color scheme typically consists of navy blue, black and olive green, but that doesn’t mean you can’t experiment with a bright pop of color! We love how this faux fur statement bag works with the rest of the outfit.

 

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If you’re all about maximizing style with minimal effort, then a utilitarian jumpsuit is the piece for you! Throw a few accessories into the mix and you can easily wear this outfit to the office or a dinner afterwards with friends.

 

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When a utilitarian piece is the focal point of your outfit, stick to modest prints or monochromatic colors. Style a long vest over a bodycon or black midi dress, and use a belt to accentuate your waistline. Top off this look by carrying a bag in a complementary color such as burnt orange, dark red or tan.

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November 14th, 2016 by Melanie Sutrathada Trend to Try: Statement Sleeves

As temperatures start to drop, I’m reaching for trends that call for a little more fabric and tons of drama like the statement sleeve. Whether you’re drawn to billowy off-the-shoulder numbers or romantic bell sleeves, these shirt silhouettes are stealing the spotlight this fall.

 

Here’s how some of our favorite bloggers are letting their sleeves do the talking:

Go big or go home with the biggest bell sleeves you ever did see. Add in a flared hemline for the perfect 70s vibe.
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Pretty ruffled sleeves feel ultra-feminine and stylish. 
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Almost head-to-toe black goes uber chic with long bell sleeves. The white trim is the perfect touch of contrast!
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These white ruffled sleeves make a huge statement in a modern way. Layer your top under a silky dress for the ultimate in understated elegance.
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Keep the rest of your outfit simple and classic, so your top can really steal the show. 
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Have you picked up any pieces with statement sleeves this fall? Which style is your favorite?

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October 9th, 2015 by Samantha Weaver Why We Love Ribbed Knits

Why are we fawning over ribbed knits this season? Easy: they’re comfortable, add texture, and exude that ultimate ’90s cool-girl feel. Read on for an inside look into this week’s newest arrivals at Crossroads—including ribbed tops, sweaters and dresses—plus inspiration for how to style them this fall.

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ribbed knitsRibbed knits are at their best in gray; try this trend with our Button-Down Cropped Knit ($15), available in stores now.

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ribbed knitsIf you’re going to try a sweater dress this season, opt for a fine-gauged knit like the one on our Black Mock Neck Ribbed Dress ($18.50). Pair it with this year’s must-have boot and a leather crossbody.

ribbed knitsCowl necks are popping up everywhere. Our Hacci Cowl Neck Sweater ($18.50) pairs effortlessly with distressed weekend jeans and classic riding boots.

Photos: Pinterest, Juliet Polilova, WeWoreWhat

September 25th, 2015 by Samantha Weaver Why We’re Wearing Dresses Over Pants This Fall

This week in fashion, a once not-so-loved trend came back to life—only this time, we can’t help but love it. Everyone from bloggers at LFW to celebrities at the Emmys picked up on wearing dresses over pants, and boy, are we glad they did. As far as we’re concerned, dresses over pants are rising to the top of our “must try” list for fall.

Channel Nicole’s matching set by pairing our Striped Shirt Dress ($32.50) with your favorite gingham trousers. Tip: Belting your dress is a great way to create a silhouette on shift or smock dresses.

Kiernan Shipka’s Dior ensemble rocked the red carpet at last week’s Emmy Awards. Dior’s youthful take on the dress over pants look is fun both in its choice of color and length. To recreate Kiernan’s look, we chose a shorter herringbone dress and paired it with leather-paneled trousers.

The look I want to try most is a dress over flared denim. Here, I’ve paired our Floral Bell-Sleeved Mini Dress ($32.50) with my favorite pair of bell bottoms for an instant ’70s vibe.

The dress over pants movement looks especially good in monochromatic tones. White on white has been a big player in this trend (made famous by Kendall Jenner in The Row), so here I chose light-washed denim pieces in oversized cuts to create a casual weekend look.

Do you think you’ll try this trend this fall?

Photos: Vogue, Verily, Glamour, Vogue Spain