Blog: Crossroads Style

December 10th, 2018 by Mary Elizabeth How to Style Furry Heels

One of my greatest passions is shopping in zip codes that aren’t my own.  With Crossroads, I can always get a bit of local flavor as the community surrounding each location quite literally stocks each store.  While I was in Costa Mesa, CA, I spotted a Crossroads, and within 2.5 seconds, I was parked and inside.

I bought a few items that day, and one of the stars to emerge are these furry  heels!  These are the type of fashion item that you’re on the fence whether it’s the most amazing thing you’ve ever seen OR not at all.  I went with amazing, and it wasn’t a mistake! I get compliments everywhere I go, and they are super comfy and elevate every look I pair with them. Personally, I think any design or fashion item that pushes the envelope a bit is typically the most exciting and winds up being my favorite element.

Mary wearing furry heels and yellow dress in a single photo.Mary wearing furry heels and yellow dress in diptych.

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November 27th, 2018 by Jennifer Beile 6 Tips for Wearing Red & Green Without Looking Like Christmas

With the holiday season in full swing, I am entering into constant holiday dressing mode. I love to dress with a festive twist the whole month of December to keep in the spirit. Of course, when dressing for a particular holiday or season, I immediately think of seasonal colors that I can play up and pair. This time of year, red and green are the most popular colors when it comes to Christmas decorating, but they are not always the easiest colors to pair together without looking like a walking Christmas tree decoration.

 

Look for deeper shades of red and green to pair together. Crimson and emerald or burgundy and olive, rather than bright red and pine tree green, create a chic pairing.
woman wearing darker red and green pieces.

 

Separate the two colors with a neutral to eliminate a jarring Christmas color explosion.
woman separating red and green with neutral color.

 

When one or more of the pieces you pair have prints, it will help to break up the colors.
woman wearing patterned red and green.

 

The colors are far less intimidating if one is used as an accessory, like a red beanie paired with an outfit of olive green.
woman wearing red and accessories.

 

Make one color the hero piece and layer with different silhouettes.
woman layering red and green pieces

 

Have fun by making the textures of your pieces the most interesting part of your outfit.
woman wearing textured red and green pieces.

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Feburary 12th, 2018 by Melanie Sutrathada 6 Ways to Wear Rainbow Stripes

What’s colorful and striped all over? The newest fashion trend this season! The sophisticated rainbow stripes trend has been spotted on all of our favorite fashion bloggers, and we’re all for this statement combination. New to the look? Get started with these outfits for inspiration!

 

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1. When in doubt, say yes to thick-knit sweaters and high-waisted denim.

 


2. Pair a colorful striped skirt with a plain white v-neck tee to create a cute and casual outfit that’s perfect for spring!

 


3. Break all the rules this year by mixing a rainbow stripe sweater with another bold pattern, like leopard print.

 


4. One of the easiest ways to wear the colorful stripe trend? A vertical striped dress in a flattering fit-and-flare cut.

 


5. Drape a rainbow striped scarf over your neutral-colored outfit for that coveted pop of color!

 


6. Upgrade your jeans-and-a-tee look by opting for a colorful striped sweater instead. Half-tuck your sweater to complete this easy, chic look.

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January 16th, 2018 by Melanie Sutrathada 6 Ways to Style Over-the-Knee Boots

Between you and me, there’s nothing a pair of over-the-knee boots can’t do to jazz up an outfit. Not only are they versatile, you can use them as an extra layer for warmth during winter. Consider investing in a great pair (make sure to check out your local Crossroads!) for an easy, effortless way to make a casual outfit look more chic.

Any of these combinations are a fail-proof shortcut for pulling off over-the-knee boots.

 

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An obvious fashion choice for over-the-knee boots is layering them over skinny jeans. Pair a chunky sweater with form-fitting denim for a sleek silhouette.

 


A sweater dress with over-the-knee boots is everything you need to channel your inner fashionista this winter.

 


Combine two trends by wearing a shearling coat with your boots.

 


Don’t want your over-the-knees boots to be the focal point of your outfit? Try adding a long cardigan or coat.

 


If you think that OTK boots should only be reserved for girls’ night out, think again. You can easily wear these types of boots with something more casual and comfy, like a cozy oversized sweater.

 


Style your over-the-knee boots with a high-waisted skirt and beret for the ultimate French-girl vibe.

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January 9th, 2018 by Jennifer Beile 5 Cold Weather Outfits to Inspire You This Week

When the temperatures drop, your style doesn’t have to suffer. Here are five looks from some of our favorite bloggers to inspire your next cold weather outfits for warmth and style!

 

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Cable Knit Crazy
The thicker the knit, the warmer you’ll be! To recreate Michele‘s look, layer your favorite cable knit sweater with a heavy coat and top it all off with your cutest beanie.

 

Keeping it Colorful
I love that Dylana dresses in color despite the snowstorms in New York! From her makeup to her rust-colored cords, she inspires us to stand out even in the nastiest weather.

 

Proportion Play
Maja knows that you can’t go wrong with all black, and playing with proportions in layering creates interest in an otherwise minimalistic outfit.

 

Layers, Layers, & More Layers
Become a layering expert (see tips from Melanie here)! Tights under your pants, a thin long-sleeve tee under your sweater, and a scarf and a hat on top of it all will help you stay warm when you’re venturing out into those freezing temperatures.

 

Use Your Coat as a Statement Piece
Natalie doesn’t let cold temperatures keep her inside! Being so bundled up can put a damper on your style, but there are so many different coats and jackets that make a statement all on their own!

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