Blog: Crossroads Style

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.
Mary Elizabeth in a red sweater outdoors
Collage of Mary wearing a red sweater.
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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December 19th, 2018 by Mary Elizabeth How to Style Sunglasses in the Winter

The accessory counter is one area in Crossroads, I make sure I always check out.  There are so many opportunities for high quality, beautiful frames at an absolute steal.  I picked up these classic, tortoise shell Westward Leaning sunnies at the Santa Monica store.  The best part, they are handmade in California.

I’m a sunglasses girl so these hit the eternally chic, goes with everything button for me.  What’s the greatest accessory you’ve found at Crossroads?
Mary wearing a striped top and sunglasses.Mary wearing a striped top and sunglasses.

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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!

 

rainbow stripes
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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