Blog: Crossroads Style

June 25th, 2018 by Melanie Sutrathada 6 Vintage-Inspired Pieces You Should Pick Up ASAP!

When the dress code calls for “vintage chic,” reach for ruffles, lace, high collars, and the occasional statement sleeve. The vintage-inspired pieces our favorite fashionistas are wearing will never go out of style.

Scroll on for some vintage fashion inspiration:

 

vintage

We love the retro vibe of this pair of muted red corduroy pants.

 

When it comes to vintage pieces, you can never go wrong with a pair of ditsy-print floral pants.

 

Gingham print and baker boy hats have made a comeback, and we couldn’t be more excited for this vintage-inspired look.

 

White lace, ruffles and high collars are a classic mix.

 

This piece is both modest and perfect for date night. We love the sweetness of the light peach color combined with statement-making sleeves and an embellished collar.

 

It seems like every fashion girl is wearing midi button-up dresses, and we’re totally on board! These timeless pieces are easy to style and appropriate for nearly any occasion.

Photos Via

June 12th, 2018 by Jennifer Beile Surprising Trend Alert: Long Shorts & How to Wear Them

They snuck up on us out of nowhere, and now stores like Topshop, Zara, and ASOS are carrying them. Long shorts for women are officially trending!  Arguably the most “unflattering” trend we’ve seen all year, longline or bermuda shorts hit right above the knee line, typically have a looser fit, and have previously been designated an “unfashionable” item… but I kind of love them. I’ve never been a shorts wearer; I don’t know if it’s because of the styles and fits I’ve chosen to try on over the years, but they’ve never felt comfortable enough or sat in the right place when I walked. I know there are so many other ladies out there who have fit issues too and know how unbearable that makes shopping for shorts.

Personally, I will always encourage a trend that breaks the norm and provides an option so totally different from 99% of what’s been available. What fun is fashion if we don’t play dress up every once in a while? After seeing some of my favorite fashion babes rocking longer shorts, I am so very tempted to run out and grab a pair!

 

long shorts

Denim Never Fails
Keep it clean and pair long denim shorts with a white blouse and a simple trendy straw bag.

 


Mixed Prints
Stripes on stripes are a perfectly summery way to style your long shorts—and a cute pup is the perfect accessory!

 


Summer Whites
Keep cool in summer whites and sneakers!

 

long shorts

For The Office
If you work in a traditional office, shorts are hardly appropriate… but long shorts may be the exception. I’m loving a good shorts suit for the summer!

 


Vacation Mode
High waist, linen, and belted—the perfect way to wear long shorts on vacation, and an effortless way to ease into the trend!

Photos Via

June 5th, 2018 by Jennifer Beile 5 Summer Pieces to Buy Secondhand This Season

When you’re on a limited budget, replenishing your closet each season can be difficult, which is one of the many reasons why I love thrifting and going to Crossroads to fulfill my seasonal, trendy wardrobe cravings (Bring on the summer pieces). You may love a trend one day, but as the honeymoon phase of new clothing wears off, you may find yourself pushing it aside for some of your more classic staples. Why pay full price for something that you may not love forever?

Enter secondhand shopping.  Check out 5 summer pieces I’ll be looking for at Crossroads.

 


Midi Dresses
Last week I shared my favorite midi dresses for this summer, and I hope it inspires you to find your favorite.


Ruffles
If you’re like me and have shied away from ruffles since childhood, you may be wary about this summer trend. Fear not, ruffles can be fun and age appropriate.

summer trends
Botantical Prints
If you don’t have a summer vacation on the calendar, you can still dress like you are on vacation in super trendy botanical printed pieces!

 


Slide Sandals
I’ve been noticing an influx of slide sandals at my favorite Crossroads stores and have picked up a few (heeled and flat) to complete my summer wardrobe.

summer trends
Bold Colors
My wardrobe is typically full of dark, muted colors, but I’ve been embracing bright, bold colors lately. I love that I can pick up some key pieces at lower prices at Crossroads to mix into my existing wardrobe.

 

 

 

 

Photos Via

March 20th, 2018 by Jennifer Beile How to Elevate 5 Current Trends

We love following trends, but it can look and feel monotonous to wear and repeat them with everyone else. To keep from fading into the fashion background, there are ways you can elevate today’s trends to stand out by adding your own style and flair.

Below are five of my favorite current trends and how to elevate them to the next level!

 

elevate

1. Tuck in Your Blazer.
Refresh the way you style your blazers this spring and try tucking them in.  Opt for a lightweight, somewhat cropped length blazer, either crossing each side over and tucking or—following Kendall Jenner’s lead—half-tucking for a chic, undone look.

 

2. Wear Your Fanny Pack as a Crossbody.
Though maybe not as practical, wearing a fanny pack as a crossbody bag updates the trend just enough to add an unexpected punch of style.  I love Yara Shahidi‘s monochromatic yellow look showcasing her fanny pack.

 

3. Build an Outfit Around Colored Tights
Colored tights take me back to my elementary school days; it just doesn’t seem as sensible to wear brightly colored tights as an adult. The trick for elevating this playful trend is to build a neutral outfit around your tights, or go monochromatic and match your tights completely or in tone.

 

4. Try White Booties in a Sleek Silhouette.
White booties are definitely having a moment and I am all in. Pristine white booties will help make colors pop and instantly add a chic factor to your outfit. Looking to elevate the style of your white booties? Look for sleek kitten heel ones for the ultimate chic look.

 

5. Upgrade your Utility Jumpsuit.
Utility jumpsuits were all over the fashion week runways. Quality fabrics like silk will elevate your favorite jumpsuit from a trend to a closet staple.

Photos Via

March 13th, 2018 by Jennifer Beile Unexpected Trend Alert: Dad Sneakers & How to Style Them

They’ve been slowly creeping their way into the fashion scene... First on the runway, then on street style “it girls” and celebs, and now I’m officially seeing style bloggers covet the surprising trend of the “dad sneaker.” You know the type: the off-brand, normcore sneaker your average dad can be seen wearing at an amusement park chasing after his kids. We embraced “mom” jeans, and apparently dad sneakers are next!

I’m not entirely on board with this trend, but in case you happen to be, there are some absolutely ways to make these chunky sneakers look chic!  Take a look at five ways to style dad sneakers and make them the “it” sneaker of 2018.

 

dad sneaker

1. Go athleisure.
What better way to wear any new sneaker trend than with your favorite athleisure look!

 

2. Pair with feminine pieces.
Create contrast by pairing these chunky casual sneakers with decidedly feminine pieces.

 

3. Embrace the perfect traveling shoe.
Let Chiara Ferragni inspire your style! She’s no stranger to traveling around the world and does it in only the chicest comfort.

 

4. Color-coordinate.
A little weary of drawing too much attention to your new sneakers? Coordinate the colors of your sneakers to your outfit for a seamless transition.

 

5. Suit it up.
Aimee Song creates an entirely different look with her suit, swapping out expected heels for Louis Vuitton sneakers.

 

Photos Via

1 2 3 11