Blog: Crossroads Style

October 18, 2022 Q&A with Nayeli of @nextstopnayeli

We can’t tell you enough how much glee we get from scrolling through #crossroadsfinds and discovering the customers and influencers that shop our stores, like secondhand enthusiast, Nayeli of @nextstopnayeli. We reached out to her to learn more about what draws her to sustainable fashion, and what trends she’s excited about this season.

Please tell us a little bit about yourself.
Hi! I’m Nayeli, and I’m a fashion blogger from Los Angeles, California. I love inspiring women to have the courage to start dressing however they want, because when you look good, you feel good!

photo of nayeli


You’re a big proponent of slow fashion and feature your styled looks on IG, Tik Tok, and YouTube. When did you start shopping for secondhand fashion?

I started shopping secondhand for fun in high school, but I took it more seriously after college. It was then that I had an epiphany moment. I realized that the clothes I wear tell people who I am before I have a chance to explain. First impressions are important, and clothes play a huge role in that.


If you scroll through my old Instagram posts, you’ll see that a lot of my outfits were different variations of black and gray, which can be chic. However, I felt like those outfits and colors weren’t reflective of who I am. I knew I wanted to change my style in a way that was sustainable. I made a promise to myself that I would buy secondhand first and buy new only if I would keep and wear it for a long time.


So now I have a much more eclectic personal style and experiment by incorporating colors, textures, and silhouettes that help
convey my personality –which is fun, creative, and sexy.

photo of nayeli


Thank you for sharing your #crossroadsfinds too! How did you discover us?

I discovered Crossroads in high school! When I walked into the Pasadena store for the first time, I fell in love with how curated everything was, and still is! It made shopping for cool and unique pieces a lot easier, and it has been a favorite go-to spot for secondhand clothes ever since.

photo of nayeli


Please share your best secondhand find ever.

My best secondhand find would have to be this red popcorn crop top. The texture of the top grabbed me immediately, and I always get asked where it’s from. Unfortunately, there’s no label attached.

photo of Nayeli in red top


Which trends are you most excited about this fall season?

I’ve been so inspired by 90s fall fashion. It’s an interesting decade for fashion because people incorporated vintage, minimalism, and maximalism all at once! Specifically, I think we’re going to see a lot more fuzzy 90s mohair textures and patterned long-sleeved mesh tops this fall.

photo of nayeli in 90s fashion

You can follow Nayeli’s secondhand and vintage outfit styling on Instagram at @nextstopnayeli. You can join us there too!