Blog: Crossroads Style

November 13th, 2017 by Melanie Sutrathada 6 Holiday Outfit Ideas to Try This Season

The countdown to the holiday season has already begun. Whether you’re scouring Pinterest for the perfect Friendsgiving recipe or shopping for presents for your loved ones, the last thing you’ll want to worry about is what to wear to all of your upcoming events. We’re here to help; here are six no-fuss holiday outfit ideas to make your season a little easier!

 

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For a dressier holiday event, opt for a black skater skirt with a hint of tulle. Incorporate forest green hues to make it look more festive.

 

There’s something about velvet textures that just screams “wear me!” during the holiday season. Layer a camisole or slip dress over an embellished turtleneck to add extra flair to your look.

 

Of course, pops of bold red or forest green are always a top choice for the holidays.

 

Want a comfy and fashionable dinner party look? Opt for a chunky knit sweater (it’ll help hide a food coma!) and a pair of black leggings.

 

Fashion goal for the rest of 2017: rock more sequins!

 

If these fashion tips don’t work for you, you can always go for a tried-and-true all-black outfit.

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January 18th, 2017 by Melanie Sutrathada 6 Sweater and Skirt Outfits to Try This Season

A sweater and skirt pairing makes for an easy, pulled-together outfit. It’s a classic combination with more versatility than you may think; just change up the sweater thickness or the skirt style for a different look. With a little help from our favorite bloggers, we’ve curated six sweater and skirt combinations and some handy style tips that you need to try ASAP!

 

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If you’ve ever needed a reason to pull out your favorite tulle skirt, look no further! Play up the feminine factor of a tulle skirt with a thick turtleneck sweater for a sophisticated and flirty look that isn’t too over-the-top.

 

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Pleated midi skirts aren’t just for spring. There’s something about combining them with chunky knit sweaters that is so cozy and chic for winter!

 

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Hello, 50 shades of grey! When in doubt, choose a neutral color scheme and stick with it. Embrace the beauty of monotone by choosing layers that give dimension to your outfit. Throw on an oversized pullover sweater, a thick scarf and a draped skirt for style and comfort.

 

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Trying to tone down a fringe skirt? Recreate this outfit by styling a long, fringe skirt with a more subdued knit in a frosty color.

 

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A super easy way to style a colorblock sweater is by choosing a miniskirt that matches ones of the shades in it. This creates a cohesive combination that doesn’t distract from the beauty of the sweater.

 

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Can you “knot”? Pull off this look by tucking a thin, slouchy sweater into a knotted skirt. This is a great way to accentuate your curves!

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January 3rd, 2017 by Melanie Sutrathada How to Style a Shearling Coat

When it comes to winter, the question on every fashionista’s mind is: fashion or function? We don’t know about you, but we’re going to invest in a shearling coat that has both.

Throw on your shearling trims and aviators, because we’re going all out this winter with our favorite bloggers to inspire us:

 

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As demonstrated by Fake Leather, a shearling trim jacket can be styled with anything and still be fashion forward—a dress included! If you’re looking to stay a bit warmer, add on a pair of nude or black tights.

 

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Is it 65 degrees outside but you still want an excuse to wear your new shearling coat? Fake it ‘til you make it! Wear a minidress under your shearling, bundle up in a scarf and beanie, pull on some over-the-knee suede boots and achieve that “it’s kinda winter” look.

 

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The great thing about shearling coats is that there are so many versatile styles to choose from. A black coat with tan cuffs looks great with a striped top or graphic tee. Slip on a miniskirt with tights and you have the perfect winter outfit!

 

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There’s something so aesthetically pleasing about the way long layers look underneath a shearling coat. Add dimension to your outfit by styling oversized knit sweaters with your coat.

 

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Karen Smith once said “In winter, we wear black.” Or she would have said it if Mean Girls was filmed in 2016, we’re pretty sure. Recreate this minimalistic look by wearing a black shearling coat and layering it with all black essentials.

 

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A classic camel-colored shearling coat is a timeless piece that you’ll be glad you invested in. Pull off this easy look by wearing your coat over an ivory sweater and a simple pair of black jeans and accenting your outfit with a colorful clutch.

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December 14th, 2016 by Beth Jones 3 Videos to Help You Pack for the Holidays

December is the month of travel! Whether you’re heading home for the holidays or escaping on a trip to the tropics, it’s the time of year for airports, passports, and suitcases.

I’ve been known to pack heavy, but more and more I’m realizing that packing light is the better way to go. No one wants to lug a giant suitcase around or pay those pesky baggage fees, so I’ve rounded up some packing tips for you and me!

 

How to Only Pack a Carry On – Carly Cristman

Carry On Packing Hacks & Tips – Kitty Cotten

Pack Like a Pro: Top Travel Hacks – Fleur DeForce

December 14th, 2016 by Julius Adorsu Winter Styling & Photo Shoot with Julius Adorsu

This year will be my first winter in SoCal and I must say I’m looking forward to more brisk mornings and warm sunny afternoons. Being from the Midwest, I’d normally be bundled up this time of the year—all function over fashion! To take advantage of the best of both worlds, I’m styling two fashionable yet completely functional looks for winter.

I had the honor of styling the very talented artist Emmitt James for a photo shoot accompanying his new project The Feel Good Tape. Using clothing items purchased from Crossroads, both looks were put together for less than $60.

 

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Distressed denim became the trendy must-have item for your closet this year. If you live in a warm state, don’t put them away just yet! Easily paired with a simple shirt and sneakers for a classic look, all I needed to add was a statement piece to get that winter street style feel.

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Jump into winter with statement items that stand strong on their own and that can be paired with almost any item in your wardrobe. This Zara tweed jacket will keep you warm and turn heads. It’s light enough for a nice evening out and big enough to fit a sweater underneath for an added layer.

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People underestimate how cold it gets during California nights, especially when it’s not summer! This next look is cozy yet stylish and perfect for nice evening out on the town.

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Mixing patterns can be daunting, but it just takes a little bit of balance. These bold prints were paired with a simple white blazer and white Florsheim dress shoes, all found at Crossroads!

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