Throwback Thursday – Clarissa Explains It All

Clarissa Darling on Clarissa Explains It All had some great early nineties fashion. She loved layers, loud prints, loud colors, and black boots. What would she wear today if we bumped into her?

She might be wearing a polka dot chiffon scarf in neon yellow to get the layers she loves, a bright color, and a pattern too. We’re sure she’d also still be mixing patterns, but to bring it up to date, they’d be in the same color family. She might bring out the color of the polka dot and pair it with a striped shirt in the same color family.

Another style she enjoyed was bright colored socks with black shoes. Today she could incorporate bright tights into her look and rock some black ankle booties. She might even have updated her loose black leather jacket to a cropped bomber jacket.

Clarissa loved her statement pieces so jewelry and clutches would be a great way for her to still express herself. A statement necklace like this vintage multi layer collar necklace would be a unique piece. For purses she’d let her imagination run wild. Anything from knuckle duster clutches to give her a tough feel, a glass bugle bead hard box clutch for a unique pattern, to a bright chevron straw and matching leather envelope clutch for her love of color.

Regardless of what she’d be wearing, you know she’d be doing something she was passionate about.

To get a look like a modern day Clarissa, check out Chicastic for great accessories.

 

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Wedding Wednesday – Irish Inspired Wedding Fashion

Irish Wedding Accessories

Every wedding needs a special touch. If you’re Irish (it’s okay if you’re only Irish on St.Patrick’s Day) why not incorporate some of the Emerald Isle into your look? Irish lace is a beautiful touch to add to your wedding … Continue reading

Dress Like a Ballerina

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There’s a part of us that wants to be that elegant ballerina that we’ve seen on dance shows or in The Nutcracker. So why not dress like one? We’re not saying throw on a tutu and pointe shoes, but there … Continue reading

Accessorize Your Group

Scarves for Groups

Choirs, dance troupes, and other groups need to look cohesive when they perform. However, it’s hard to coordinate outfits with every member because wardrobes vary depending on a person’s style, size, and skin tone. For the most part, black is … Continue reading

How to Accessorize for Your Quinceanera!

quinceanera accessories

‪A q‪uinceañera‬ is the celebration of a girl’s fifteenth birthday in Latin American culture. It marks the transition from childhood to womanhood and is a very important aspect of a young woman’s life. Q‪uinceañera‬s usually involve a religious ceremony, a … Continue reading

Wedding Night Corsets

Wedding Night Corsets

Planning your dress and accessories for your wedding day can be stressful. Planning your outfit for your wedding night doesn’t have to be. Corsets are a great choice for your wedding night. They flatter your figure, come in a variety … Continue reading

Bridesmaid Dresses: How to Wear Them More Than Once

Bridesmaid Accessories

It’s an honor to be asked to be a bridesmaid, but once the toasts are said, the dancing done, and the heels switched to flip flops, what do you do with the bridesmaid dress? Being part of the bridal party … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday- Mad Men

Mad Men Accessories

The female characters of Mad Men have great style which evolves on the show like it would have evolved in the 1960s. Get inspired and add a little 1960s vibe to your look. The early fashion featured peter pan collar … Continue reading

What Style of Short Should I Wear When?

Shorts and Accessories

What type of shorts are there and where should you wear them? Certain types of shorts are only appropriate for certain occasions, while others are more versatile depending how you style them. Cutoffs are the most casual shorts out there. … Continue reading

Superhero Inspired Outfits

Superheros are pretty popular right now. From Captain America and Iron Man to Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman. Why not have a little fun with your wardrobe and add a little superhero into it? You can get inspiration for your outfit by using the colors of your favorite character, their symbol, or their style.

Using the colors of their uniform is the easiest way to build your outfit. If the superhero’s costume has certain colors in certain places, then try to follow that as well.  For example, Wonder Woman wears red and gold on top and blue with white stars on the bottom. Your outfit can be a red shirt with a gold necklace and a blue skirt or pant. Don’t get too focused on the details, like wearing blue shorts with white stars because it will start to look like you’re wearing a costume too.

Another option for your look is using the superhero’s symbol. This can be tricky because if you don’t do it right you’ll look juvenile. Pair a structured blazer with a tee shirt that has the symbol of your favorite character. Use other accessories to keep the look sophisticated, like a slim clutch and flats. You can also use the symbol in small doses like as a small ring or silver bracelet with only the symbol in color. Just keep your other jewelry simple and timeless.

The last option is to dress in the style of your superhero. This can mean the time period that they’re from, such as Captain America can lead to a forties inspired look.  Or dressing in the style of your superhero can mean wearing something that mimics their costume. A lot of comic book characters wear items that look structured and like they’d protect them in battle. Try wearing a slim leather jacket or a corset top to get this same type of feel. However, don’t pair this look with knee high boots and a short skirt unless it’s Halloween. Try a slim pair of pants with mid calf boots to get that ready for battle look.

Whatever route you take, Chicastic has great accessories and corsets to help you achieve the look you want.

 

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