February 26th 2020 By Samantha Furno 5 Styles Worth Trying this Spring Season
Fashion trends are coming and going at a faster pace than ever before, which is why it can seem hard to fully pinpoint which trends are actually worth exploring each season! Lucky for you, I’ve done a bit of the legwork and have rounded up a few trending styles that are going to be incredibly relevant for Spring 2020.
Check out my top picks for spring that are definitely worth making room for in your wardrobe!
A Statement Making Top
When it comes to making a statement this spring season, it’s safe to say that the puffier the sleeve the better! A subtle ode to the Victorian Era, romantic tops with higher necklines, layered ruffles and voluminous sleeves are a definite must-have for the months up ahead.
A Chic Textured Bag
Simple and eye-catching? Yes, indeed! Woven bags are an elegant yet understated way to update your spring outfits in a flash. This coming season, opt for a woven bag in a bright color, or even add a pair of woven mules to the mix to experience this texture from head-to-toe!
A Babydoll Dress
Flowy and feminine, the babydoll silhouette is an easy and breezy style that can easily translate from day to night with the help of a few key accessories! Wear it with chunky sneakers while running errands in town or with a pair of flossy heels for the ultimate date night pairing!
Likely one of the more unsuspecting styles to be popular this coming season, clogs are taking the fashion world by storm! Love them or hate them, this infamous chunky heel will surely be sticking around through the summer season as well!
A Tailored Set
Tailoring is definitely not groundbreaking for the spring season, but trust me, this menswear-inspired trend is going to be bigger than ever as things start to heat up! Pastel hues and feminine prints are a playful way to carry this stylish set into the season ahead seamlessly!
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November 12th, 2019 by Jennifer Beile 5 Ways to Jewel Tones to Your Cold Weather Wardrobe
Just because the weather is drab, doesn’t mean your wardrobe has to be. Jewel tones will liven up your winter wardrobe and compliment the natural neutral tones that we tend to gravitate towards during the colder months. Add some depth and color to your cold-weather wardrobe with vibrant jewel colors this season to avoid a stale winter style slump.
A Ruby Red Statement Piece
Can we really make it through the holiday season without a bit of vivacious, bold red? This color is used as a statement and will add a spark of life to your wardrobe.
Refresh Your Wardrobe with Emerald
Green is associated with growth and freshness, quite fitting as we near the end of this year and prepare to begin anew.
Bold Blue Sapphire
Blue has a calming, relaxing association and I can’t be the only one who could benefit from a little extra relaxation during the holidays. This is the perfect color to try in different textures and fabrics, like crushed velvet.
Golden Citrine Yellow Will Brighten Your Day
One of the most versatile and universally flattering color shades, deep gold citrine yellow is most often seen paired with neutrals but shines with contrasting colors, like red or black, as well.
Adding Warmth with Amethyst
Jewel-toned purple will add a richness to your winter wardrobe and is perfect for adding color to your neutral white and brown hues.
November 11th, 2019 by Samantha Furno 5 Crossroads Must-Haves for Fall
Now that we are starting to become fully settled into the new season, it is the perfect time to reexamine your wardrobe and figure out what key pieces your line-up may be missing! Maybe your wardrobe is totally set, but either way, who doesn’t enjoy a trip to your local Crossroads to see what stylish finds you can score?! Whether you’re looking to add something new or update a worn-in piece that you already own, I’ve put together a little list of five, cooler weather styles that our buyers are currently buying, so keep your eyes out for these must-haves next time you head into the store.
Boot season is finally here and Crossroads is currently buying boots of all kinds, so be sure to be on the lookout for one of fall’s trendy knee-high styles!
Whether you prefer an oversized, chunky knit or a lightweight, classic sweater, you’ll be able to get the best of both worlds next time you’re out shopping! Keep your eyes peeled for sweaters with unique textures, weights and fun colors!
If you’re in the mood for designer or something more budget friendly, Crossroads has you covered on the accessory front! Adding a new purse to your fall wardrobe is a fool-proof way to instantly spruce up your outfit!
Tailoring is one of this season’s hottest trends! Plus, this denim alternative is a fantastic base to wear with a tailored blazer or even your go-to cozy sweater!
A leather jacket is one of those styles that you can guarantee will last for seasons to come! It is a tried and true style that will never go out of style and Crossroads is constantly seeing buying and selling this essential layering piece!
November 4th, 2019 by Samantha Furno Trend Report: 5 Ways to Elevate Accessories
With a new season upon us, comes a fresh plethora of new and unique micro-trends that I am always excited to give a shot in my wardrobe! This autumn and winter season, we are noticing a more playful approach on style, especially when it comes to accessories! True, a classic black leather bag and an elegant pair of gold hoops will always be a staple in my fall wardrobe, but this season is all about experimenting with textures, such as eye-catching patterns or unexpected hardware, proving that less isn’t always more! Here are some fun micro-trends that I’ve been spotting in the accessory realm of fashion lately and trust me: they are definitely worth trying out for yourself this season!
Birds of a Feather
Luxe and romantic, feathered accessories are the cherry on top for any party-ready outfit this season!
Chains on Chains
Layered, messy and even tangled, gold chains are an excellent and chic way to show off all of your favorite necklaces at once this season!
Although it isn’t a new print my any means, croc is definitely having a moment in fashion this season! Whether it’s on knee-high boots or a classic bag, croc is a stylish way to spruce up your accessories collection.
Move over beanies; this season we are seeing a ‘winter twist’ on some of the most timeless and classic styles of hats and hair accessories!
Pearls, diamonds and gems, oh my! Costume jewelry is no longer reserved for the holiday season and it is the perfect way to add some glitz and glamour to any outfit!
October 15th, 2019 by Jennifer Beile 5 Ways to Embrace the Monochromatic Trend
Matching from head to toe might give you flashbacks back to grade school when you were dressed in matching sets, typically including stretchy stirrup pants and some sort of sparkle detail on your top (please tell me what wasn’t just my childhood). This fall however a head-to-toe monochromatic look is a chic way to get through the season. Think of it as a capsule wardrobe made of easy-to-coordinate pieces. The thought of monochromatic outfits typically gets a bad rap because they are thought of as head to toe neutral looks, beige and boring. This season is all about color, coordinating different shades, and even going all-in on prints. It’s a no-effort, guaranteed stylish way of dressing that will wake up your creative juices and add variety to your wardrobe.
Here are some tips on how to embrace the monochromatic trend for this season.
Mix Textures & Tones
Mixing textures and tones of the same color will help break apart the separates in your outfit.
Go For Bold Color
Monochrome isn’t just neutrals, play with bold color schemes, like cobalt blue or seasonal shades of orange and green hues.
Be Basic & Layer Neutrals
Or, take the basic route! Easily achieve this look with pieces already in your closet by dressing in all black or camel colors and embracing the ease and chicness of the trend.
Don’t Be Afraid of Prints
Head to toe in the same print is a bold way to modernize this trend.
Play With Accessories
Your shoes, bag, or jewelry can add interest to your monochrome look, like Aimee’s statement snakeskin boots, while still playing in the same color family.