This week, our team visited the De Young Museum to view their new exhibit The Summer of Love Experience: Art, Fashion, and Rock & Roll. The exhibit commemorates the 50th anniversary celebration of the adventurous and colorful counterculture that blossomed in the years surrounding the legendary San Francisco summer of 1967.
“The Summer of Love Experience: Art, Fashion, and Rock & Roll commemorates an “only in San Francisco” social and aesthetic movement, and reminds museum visitors that in a time of international upheaval, the city played a vital role in changing society and amplifying the pulse of the nation.
Enjoy this look at some of the art, fashion, music, and happenings from the era!
If you’re in San Francisco, make sure to catch this amazing exhibit before it’s gone! It’s showing at the De Young Museum through August 20th, 2017.
Happy Friday from Crossroads!
We’ve spent most of the summer obsessed with everything and anything pom pom. Clothing, accessories, bathing suits—you name it. If it was dripping with multi-colored pom poms, we said “take my money!” Then it dawned on us that pom pom trim accessorizing would be the perfect DIY!
What you will need:
1. Pom Pom Trim
2. Assorted sizes and colors of poms
4. A ruler
5. Fabric adhesive or a glue gun
You will also need plain accessories and clothing to adorn with pom poms! Today, we’ll be adding pom poms to a pair of gold hoops, a sun hat, some red slides, jeans, a black crop top, and a bonus item!
Pom Pom Hoop Earrings
I’ve seen hoops with pom poms available for $29+, but with this simple DIY you can accomplish the look for less than $10!
You’ll need to use hoop earrings that have threaded closures, not hooks. Pick your desired color of pom pom and start threading them directly onto the earring! It’s that easy. Add one pom or five, then space as desired—either way you’ll end up with a festive pair of hoop earrings!
Sun Hat with Pom Pom Trim
Add some flare to your boring sun hat with a pom pom trim! Simply use a binder clip to hold the trim in place, then wrap the trim around the brim of your hat and glue it down as you go. Secure with another clip at the end, and cut off the excess trim. Wait 2-4 hours to dry and voila! Beach-approved headwear.
Slides with Large Pom Detail
Leandra of The Man Repeller would approve of these big time. They’re bold, they’re bright, they’re downright gaudy, and we love them.
Plug in your glue gun and grab your largest poms! Simply decide where you want to place your poms first, then just start gluing! Dry for an hour minimum.
Crop Top with Pom Pom Trim
To accomplish the perfect pom pom trim on a t-shirt or crop top, just begin as we did with the sun hat by clipping down the edge of your trim to the seam of your top. Then just glue and wrap around the hem of your top, and clip off any excess! Let adhesive glue dry for 2-4 hours.
Jeans with Pom Pom Trim
Last year, we did a DIY on frayed hem jeans, but this year we’re going full pom pom! Clip, wrap, and glue, and you’ll end up with a pair of sassy-bottomed jeans for summer! I’ve seen jeans with pom pom trim retail at $100+, but we made these for just $2.50 using jeans we already owned.
That’s a wrap! What did you think of this super easy DIY?
BONUS! Headband with Pom Pom Detail:
The options are endless with a bag of poms poms and some glue, so don’t pay for pom pom trim—do it yourself!
This week at Crossroads we’re featuring pieces straight from the cases of our mid-summer jewelry collection! If you’re looking to add some serious cute factor to your summer accessorizing look no further – we’re stocking gold necklaces and earrings to set off your new tan, fun iron on patches, nostalgic 90’s mood rings and so much more!
Tropical Unicorn Watch ($22.50) Pineapple Necklace available in gold or silver ($12.50)
Iron on Patches ($6.50 each)
What’s your mood? Find out with our Mood Studs ($10.50) or Antique Mood Ring ($15)
Trio of studs: Just Roll with It! ($17.50) and Viva la Vida ($17.50)
Double Hoop Studs ($12.50) and Turquoise Necklace ($12.50)
Come shop these styles at more this weekend at all Crossroads locations!
Please help me welcome Morgan of The Maverick Muse to the Crossroads Style Council!
At Crossroads, we’re always on the lookout for style inspiration, so when Morgan came into our view we were blown away by the creativity in her looks.
I hope to make people feel something through my thoughts, words and imagery.”
As you follow Ms. Maverick Muse, you can’t help but connect to the individuality of her beauty, humor, and even her strength—all shown to us through her story-like posts about fashion. It’s stunning. She is in many ways a muse, a chameleon, a maverick of life. Take a look at some of her outfits we’re currently obsessing over!
“I found fashion to be my language of choice. It held this ability to speak volumes merely through a visual cue.”
“I live to inspire and entertain others. To me, the clearest indication of one’s well-being is their smile. Having the opportunity to breathe some life and laughter into another’s life brings me joy.”
“I don’t take myself too seriously when it comes to fashion; it’s supposed to be fun.”
“I would say my style is classic, quirky, eccentric, fearless and playful … if it had to be labeled to a single word, it would be Maverick.”
After this visual feast, we hope you’re as excited as we are to be involved with Morgan’s style story! We’ll be following her to see how she incorporates pieces from Crossroads into her artful looks!
You can find out more about Morgan via her interview with Lookbook.
When did basics become so interesting? It seems like basics are all you need these days to elevate your look, and this week at Crossroads, we’re featuring some of our favorites. Think soft modals, edgy terry pieces, and mix-and-match earth tones. You heard it here first—find these and more at all Crossroads locations this weekend!
We’re stocking these styles in limited quantities. so head to your nearest Crossroads to shop these elevated basics before they’re gone!
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