Blog: Crossroads Style

September 3rd, 2019 by Jennifer Beile Trend Alert: Statement Sleeves and How to Wear Them

Statement sleeves are by no means a new trend, but with the arrival of fall and cooler temperatures, we’ll be wearing more sleeved tops and layers. A voluminous sleeve adds a unique flair to your fall and winter wardrobes. A statement sleeve is so much easier to pull off than other typical avant-garde trends that are reserved for red carpets and Instagram influencer content.

From big and bold to subtle details, a piece with statement sleeves is a fun way to break up the monotony of the fall uniform of sweaters and jeans and add a bit of drama to your look.

Puffy Fall Flair

A puffy sleeve sweater adds some dramatic flair to your winter knits.
Woman wearing a sweater with interesting sleeves.

Ruffle Some Feathers

A favorite fall staple, the denim on denim look, gets a modern update with ruffle sleeve details.
Woman with denim shirt and ruffled sleeves.

See-Thru Sleeves

A romantic blouse becomes even more eye-catching with see-thru sleeves and a statement necklace.
Shirt with see-thru sleeves.

Classic With a Twist

Update your work wardrobe with a modern twist on a classic button-down and trousers look.
Woman wearing blue shirt with white pants and brown belt.

Add Some Puff

Date night gets a little more playful with a puffy-sleeved crop blouse and high waist denim.
Woman wearing polka dot shirt with puffy sleeves.

Minimalist Details

A statement sleeve can even be worn by a minimalist with a simple puff detail.
Woman wearing green shirt with white pants.

 

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August 26th, 2019 by Samantha Furno 5 Trendy Denim Silhouettes on the Block

You really can’t go wrong with a great pair of denim. I mean, they are all around classic, comfortable as can be and denim makes an effortlessly-chic base to wear with absolutely any outfit. Skinny jeans will always hold a special place in my heart, but as the season is starting to change to fall, I am seeing some fresh denim silhouettes in the fashion world, and I’m definitely excited to switch my denim collection up a bit. I’ve rounded up some not-so-new, but definitely trendy, denim styles that I am anxious to add to my fall wardrobe this season!

The Flare

Flared denim is such a fantastic silhouette for instantly making your figure appear longer and leaner. Timeless, flattering and chic; talk about a denim upgrade!

Woman wearing flared denim silhouettes outside.

Oversized & Baggy

Move over mom-jeans, oversized and baggy denim is leading the pack when it comes to the denim silhouette that will be dominating fall fashion this season!

Woman in front of trees wearing loose-fitting denim silhouettes.

Off-White Shades

Light denim doesn’t have to stay in your summer wardrobe! I’m looking forward to adding some beige jeans to my fall line-up as they are an excellent hue that will stand out among my darker denim this fall season.

Blogger walking down sidewalk and lightly-colored denim.

Paperbag Jeans

I am loving the belt detail of paperbag jeans! The higher waistline makes these silhouettes the perfect style to wear with a loosely tucked in sweater or even a fitted top this coming fall season.

Woman wearing paperbag denim silhouettes with tucked in top.

Denim Maxi

Feminine with a 70’s flair, denim maxi skirts are a great alternative to jeans, especially when things cool down for the fall season! It’s definitely a bit more daring in style, but fashion is all about standing out and taking risks!

Woman wearing a denim maxi dress.

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April 23rd, 2019 by Jennifer Beile Round-Up: The Early Aughts Trends & How to Style Them

The fashion of the early aughts is an enigma that most would like to forgive and forget. I spent my formative teenage years following the trends of Britney, Christina, Gwen, and Paris and while I don’t regret it, there wasn’t much else I could do at the time with what was available, I would rather not revisit any of my fashion choices during those years.

However, as we know, fashion trends are cyclical in nature and every 20 years or so, come back into the mainstream. Perhaps it’s because those that are bringing the trends back weren’t old enough to remember and the thought of “vintage” fashion is reason enough for them to bring the trends back around. Or, it’s also because these trends typically are modernized for the times and it’s only the inspiration and idea that is being recycled.  Whatever the reason, the early aughts are coming in strong this season, whether we understand it or not. Take a look at some of the biggest trends from the early aughts and how to style them.

Low Rise Denim

If you’re like me, the higher the waistband on your jeans, the better. Even in my high school years, 2000-2004, the very definition of the early aughts, I was not a fan of low rise denim, even though that’s all that was really available at the time. There has recently an uptick in low rise jeans in street style, Instagram #OOTDs, and in stores lately, so there must be something about them that caters to part of the population. This is one early aughts trend that I am vehemently against, but if it works for your comfort and body proportions, you do you boo!
Woman wearing fur-printed jacket and low-rise denim.

Cargo Pants

Ah, cargo pants; style and functionality at its best. For now, it seems that we are no longer adamant about tucking cargo pants into calf-high boots and topping the outfit off with a crop top, the modern cargo pant has a more streamlined silhouette for a flattering fit.
Woman wearing cargo pants and heels.

Camo

Camo print has never really gone away, though it’s had its ebbs and flows in the fashion world. The print gives an edgy flair to a street style look, whether it’s in the form of pants, a jacket, or head-to-toe. Wear it in an unexpected way by mixing prints or pairing it with more feminine pieces.
Woman wearing a camo jacket.

Hair Accessories

Butterfly clips were amazing, I’m not going to lie, but unfortunately, those aren’t coming back into style (yet). Hair clips, barrettes, and feminine headbands have made their way back onto the trend scene, and this is one recycled trend that I am definitely not mad about. Go bold or keep it simple, hair accessories are something you can have fun with!
Woman wearing beaded accessories and hair clips.

Strappy Sandal Heels

Delicate strappy sandals, think Carrie on ‘Sex and the City’ have made an appearance in the fashion world. A cross between a stiletto, a kitten heel, and a strappy flat, the shoe style is a way to dress up an outfit without being too brazen.
Woman on couch with heeled sandals.

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February 25th, 2019 by Samantha Furno Borrowed from the Boys

Ladies, have you ever been shopping at Crossroads and something from the men’s section totally catches your eye?! Well, this scenario regularly happens to me when I’m out shopping and truth being told; I’ve actually scored some of my most amazing #CrossroadsFinds by strolling into the men’s section! Maybe it’s the fits or the simplicity of the silhouettes, but some styles are simply better when they are borrowed from the boys! Here’s a list of five styles that I typically will venture into the men’s section to find!

Real Boyfriend Jeans

You can always shop for boyfriend jeans in the women’s section, but go ahead and give this style a run for its money by opting for a pair of real boyfriend jeans! Go ahead and cuff the hem if they are a bit too long in the in-seam and embrace the roominess because looser jeans are right on trend!
Blogger wearing men's jeans.

A Classic T-Shirt

The men’s section at Crossroads has quite a few racks featuring shirts of all styles and colors, so I like to skim through them for tees with bold graphics or even basics that are a bit worn in. Slightly oversized and super comfortable, men’s tees are great for loosely tucking into a pair of high-rise jeans or for tying up in a knot.
Blogger wearing a graphic tee.

Denim Jacket

One of my latest and greatest finds from Crossroads is a men’s All Saints denim jacket! I have plenty of women’s denim jackets already, but I definitely like the more relaxed vibe that this oversized denim jacket adds to my outfits. Fun Fact: My boyfriend actually takes this #CrossroadsFind out of my closet regularly so that he can wear it for himself!
Blogger wearing a white denim jacket.

Blazer

Men’s blazers are a lot roomier and boxier in style, given the tailoring. Luckily for us ladies, menswear-inspired blazers are right on trend, so why not hunt for the real deal! I’m usually seeking blazers with a classic plaid or a window-pane pattern, but solid colored styles are a great find as well! So if you’re not seeing the style you’ve been manifesting in the women’s section, take a stroll to the other side of the store!
Blogger wearing a men's blazer with jeans and a t-shirt.

Button-Down Shirts

Men’s button-downs make fantastic layering pieces over a simple top, plus they are super easy to tie up in the front from classic pinstripes to cozy plaids, men’s button downs are a great style.
Blogger wearing a men's button down flannel.

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February 18th, 2019 by Samantha Furno Hair Clips: The Surprise Accessory of the Season

Remember those colorful and fun hair clips you used to wear on the regular as a kid?! Well get ready to feel nostalgic, because the fashion world is currently going crazy for them! Claws, clips or barrettes, we love them all! These clips were a hair staple of any 90’s child and I personally used to stock up on those snap clips and butterfly claws any time I went into a Claire’s store! As a kid, these hair accessories were used mainly to keep our hair out of our faces, but in 2019, clips are the perfect way to add color, texture and sparkle to any hair-do! Whether you opt for a classic Lucite claw or a pearlized clip, this nostalgic trend is totally accessible and easy to wear in real life. Here’s some of our favorite ways we are seeing this trend make a huge comeback!

Shine Bright

Whether it’s a glitzy heart or a shiny star, we are loving barrettes in bold, identifiable shapes!
Courtnee wearing star clip in hair.

Not Your Grandma’s Pearls

If you’re looking to add an ultra-luxe flair to your do, these faux pearl snap clips are the way to go!
Blogger wearing hair clip with pearls.

Bling Bling

High-fashion houses are also making their mark in this hair-clip frenzy!
Blogger wearing designer hair clips.

Keep it Classic

These nostalgic clips are perfect for adding some 90’s flair to any fit. We like how Courtnee opted for clips in a clashing pink for some contrast.
Blogger wearing 90's style hair clip.

Useful & Cute

We are loving lucite claws that are both fashionable and functional!
Blogger wearing Lucite hair clips.

Go for Gold

Gold sculptural barrettes instantly add a more modern aspect to a sleek, pulled back do!
Blogger wearing golden hair clips.

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