Blog: Crossroads Style

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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December 19th, 2017 by Jennifer Beile 5 Unexpected Holiday Party Outfits

With the holiday season in full effect, you’re probably running around trying to get last-minute gifts, juggling multiple holiday parties, and trying to spend quality time with loved ones.  The last thing you want to stress about is what to wear while you’re already overextending yourself. You can certainly go for the tried-and-true formula—semi-formal, a dress or slacks, something with muted or jewel tones. Or, you can throw all the rules out the window, have fun and enjoy yourself in a bold look!

Below, I’ve rounded up five unexpected holiday party outfits to inspire you to celebrate the season in extra style!

 


Merry & Bright
Metallics are trending this season, and what better way to celebrate the holidays than by sparkling all night? Try mixing different tones and textures with your metallic pieces to create a unique look that will work for all your holiday parties.

 


Turn Up the Volume
Voluminous ruffles will make any outfit party-worthy! Don’t be afraid to mix two pieces that have ruffles, like Lauren does in this flouncy festive outfit!

 


Pretty, Pretty Prints
A fun print is an easy way to make a fashion statement! Beth’s velvet floral suit is amazing on it’s own, but pairing it with a statement takes it to next-level belle of the holiday ball status!

Follow Beth on her YouTube channel this month as she puts together 31 holiday outfits throughout December for even more holiday party style inspiration!

 


Velvet Revival
You can’t go wrong with velvet for the holidays, but instead of the wrap dress silhouette we’ve been seeing a lot lately, try a velvet maxi slip dress for versatility. Layer it with either a casual tee or a simple thin turtleneck for an easy yet chic party look.

 

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Dress Up Your Denim
Don’t throw your denim aside just yet; there are plenty of ways to dress up your denim to make them party-worthy! The most effortless way to dress up your denim is to focus on your layering pieces or statement shoes and accessories.

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December 12th, 2017 by Jennifer Beile 5 Trendy Pieces to Get You Through This Winter

While I love getting dressed for chilly fall weather, the frigid days of winter can become monotonous. There are only so many combinations of sweaters, skinny jeans, and jackets to rotate through before I get bored and uninspired. But dressing for cold temperatures doesn’t have to be boring. Be prepared this winter with a plan for style all season long.

Don’t let your style fall to the wayside when it gets cold. Create a winter capsule wardrobe to stay inspired! Take a look at five of my favorite trendy winter pieces that are a must-have for your capsule wardrobe this season!

 

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White Boots
A trend that’s been going strong all year, white boots look like they’ll be sticking around a little longer! Winter-white boots add instant chicness to an outfit and can be dressed up or down.

 

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Baker Boy Cap
Keep your hair in place and up your cool factor with a trendy baker boy cap this season.

 

Turtleneck
A turtleneck is a must-have for your cold weather wardrobe. Try a thin basic to layer with or a chunky sweater for those extra-cold days.

 

Maxi Dress
A long-sleeved maxi dress can be layered and dressed up or down. It’s the perfect fill-in when you’re stuck in a skinny jeans rut!

 

Statement Coat
A fun statement coat can be thrown over any ordinary outfit to give it that extraordinary look.

 

 

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