November 22nd, 2019 by Samantha Furno Layering 101: Stay Cozy, but Look Chic
With that winter chill in full force, the only way to survive the cold during these winter months is by layering. The act of layering is synonymous with the season. Although it may seem like a chore when you’re getting dressed to brave the cold, consider layering as a thought-out part of your style routine instead and you’ll be sure to take your winter style to the next level! I’ve outlined 5 simple tips below that will ensure that you’re a layering master this winter season.
Start with a Stylish Base
When it comes to base layering, a turtleneck is a foolproof way to add a more classic element to any winter look this season.
Hoodie & Jacket Combo
Comfortable hoodies will look instantly elevated when worn beneath a stylish jacket this winter season. Plus, you’ll be ready if you get caught in the rain as well!
It’s All in The Accessories
Blanket scarves, pom-pom beanies, printed gloves; no matter what you choose to top off your cozy fit, you’ll be sure to be bundled to the max! Be bold and try something in a vibrant hue or even a trendy leopard print!
Opt for a Vest
A vest is a fantastic alternative to a jacket or coat this winter, plus opting for one with a more tailored fit with polish off your fit beautifully.
Double Up on Sweaters
Not only is an oversized sweater a must-have for any winter wardrobe, it is also a great option to throw on over a fitted sweater or two to ensure you’ll be as cozy as can be!
November 20th, 2019 by Samantha Furno 5 Items You Need to Complete Your Holiday Party Look
As crazy as it seems, the holidays are already right around the corner again! Whether you’re style is more classic chic or if you verge more on the statement-making side of things, one thing is for certain, holiday parties are a blast and getting dressed up for such festivities is all a part of the fun as well! There is no reason to hold back with your style this time of year, as the holidays are for bold, eye-catching looks with a hint of glamour! I’ve rounded up five trendy styles that will surely pull together your holiday looks just in time for a night out celebrating!
Add a pop of color to an all-black ensemble with a deep maroon clutch or opt for a stylish bag with unique hardware, such as shiny metals or pearls instead.
The more bling, the better with this beloved holiday trend. Sequins are the simplest way to guarantee you’ll be stepping out in eye-catching look!
Silk Slip Dress
Shiny silk dresses are a chic alternative to sequins this time of year! Plus, slip dresses look wonderful layered beneath a kitschy holiday sweater or a chic leather jacket!
2019 has truly been the year of stylish and fun footwear, so why not step up a holiday party fit with some strappy metallic heels or a crystal embellished stiletto?!
Keep it sparkly from head to toe by topping off your holiday outfit with a glitzy headband or even a couple of bold barrettes!
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 5th, 2019 by Jennifer Beile 5 Trends for Your Upcoming Holiday Season
It’s never too early to start planning your holiday outfits. The holiday season can be stressful for so many reasons, and one of them shouldn’t be as trivial as what you’re going to wear to spend time with your family and friends. Whether you travel, go big or small, or simply spend a little extra time with loved ones, take away the stress of getting dressed out of your holiday plans so you can focus on what is really important during the season. Take a look at 5 trends for the upcoming holiday season and start planning your outfits now.
A holiday staple, you can never go wrong with velvet in any form.
Downplay the excessive manner of sequins by finding an understated sequin piece, an otherwise simple blouse, or even an accessory and pair it with basics to complete your outfit.
Sweater vests, sweater midi dresses with boots, and statement sleeves on a chunky knit paired with denim and heels are easy and a comfortable go-to for casual get togethers.
A Midi Slip Dress/Skit
Dress it up, wear it casually, layer it with knits or leather; there’s no denying that a midi slip dress/skirt is one of the most versatile pieces in your closet for any occasion.
Leather or Leather Accents
Add an edgy touch to your holiday outfits with leather. For a more formal look, try a leather midi skirt paired with a silk blouse. For a casual vibe, try leather trousers and a chunky knit.
December 20th, 2018 by Mary Elizabeth The Art of Styling a Red Sweater
The art of the treasure hunt is being open to any find at any time, while maintaining a greater perspective of items you’re hoping to score. That’s the thrill for me at least. I’m always looking for luxury textiles when I’m at Crossroads. Silks, cashmere, & luxury items pull me first. Sweaters are an absolute great item to peruse at any Crossroads.
I picked up this crimson beauty in Studio City. I’m crazy about a super soft and cozy sweater that gives a pop of color to the grayer skies of colder weather. This one boasts side slits – another super favorite fashion feature – so it’s ultra-easy to wear and lends itself very well to 501’s, another fave. Plus, it’s 90% merino // 10% cashmere.
Are you a sweater person? How do you like them? Fitted? Turtleneck? Ultra Chunky? Cropped? Oversize? Or ALL of the sweaters (like me)?
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