Shell Crystal Mother Of Pearl Clutch Purse

Statement pieces are all the rage right now. They can add oomph to practically any look, making even the most basic ensembles look anything but. Whether it’s a clutch, statement necklace, shoe, or chiffon scarf, one of these pieces is sure to add a bit of flare and personality to anything you choose to wear. But when it comes to finding a bold accessory, don’t just limit yourself to jewelry. Clutch Bags are just as big a part of an outfit as anything else and people often forget just how much they can contribute to a look. A mother of pearl hard case clutch can do just that. It’s bold, it’s colorful and the texture is unique and rather versatile, despite what you may think.

No matter what your preference, the square shape of this clutch is rather adaptable and is simple enough to go with any style outfit. When worn with a more casual outfit, this piece can really make a statement. You can either play up the color with a blue patterned top to mirror the multifaceted nature of the shell inserts. Pair it with a pair of dark, slim fitting pants. You can even wear jewelry that has similar beading if you want to play up the design of this clutch. Either that or wear a simplistic, dark outfit which will make this piece stand out even more.

When it comes to formal events, a clutch is the go-to bag. While this piece can be worn for more everyday purposes, it can absolutely work in a formal or elegant setting. Just as with the casual outfit, you can play up the color of the bag by wearing a cornflower blue dress that brings out the blue overtones in the inlaid design. Choose glass beaded accessories in matching colors of blue, or bring out the bronze or deep purple undertones of the bag by accenting the ensemble with those colors. If you want the bag to stand out more on its own, then pairing it with a little black dress is the best way to go. The shimmering colors of the bag will be more of a focus when paired with black, allowing them to make more of a statement. Accent softly with blue toned jewelry and makeup but keep everything else simple to allow the clutch to speak for itself.

The great thing about this bag is its ability to look great no matter what sort of event you’re attending. It makes a statement or can provide a unique color palette from which to build an entire outfit. Have fun and experiment with bold accessories like this, you may just find some newfound inspiration and create new outfits you never would have considered otherwise.

Clutch Bags have the ability to make a statement just as much as any other accessory. This mother of pearl clutch can just be the “oomph” missing from your outfit. So buy them at Chicastic now!

Blue Mother Of Pearl Clutch Purse

Animal Prints In Formal Wear

Animal print is totally hot right now and is often associated with bold and daring looks. While this pattern does lend itself to casual wear or party wear, it can still be made appropriate for formal occasions. Like choosing anything for a formal event, it’s all about the cut, length and style of a piece that determines where it is best worn. The same goes for animal print. Choose your animal print accessories and clothing wisely and you can make it work for any formal setting.

When it comes to formal dresses, the cut and fit mean a lot. Depending on where you’re going or what sort of event you will be attending, most occasions allow will allow you to wear floor length or above the knee dresses. Even if both cuts are acceptable, it’s often that shorter dresses are not /too/ short and fall just above the knee. Neckline matters a lot too. A plunging neckline might be appropriate for a night out or if you’re planning to walk the red carpet, but is often not acceptable at most formal events. A strapless dress could be a good alternative if you want to be a little more bold, but be sure it still provides enough coverage.

Next, do you want to feature this pattern in the clothing itself? Or do you want to use it to accentuate what you are wearing? If you’re opting to choose a dress that features animal print, either in the entire dress or in some aspect of it (whether it is a color blocked dress or features a printed collar, sash, skirt or belt etc.) then you might want to accessorize with a simple statement necklace and clutches. Go for silver or gold, whichever best matches the print you’ve chosen, or go with monochromatic colored jewelry and shoes such as black or white. That way you can still look classy and elegant while exhibiting a bit of your wild side. If you wan to go for something a little tamer, then wearing a solid colored dress with animal print clutch purse may be your best bet. This look goes great with the little black dress but works with other colors as well. Go for a bold snakeskin print clutch or shoe matched with gold jewelry. This way you’re using the pattern to play up your ensemble while the solid color balances the entire look.

Chicastic has snakeskin clutches, leopard print chiffon scarf etc which may be perfect accessories for formal and casual wear. 

Animal Print In Formal Wear

Snakeskin Pattern Hard Box Evening Clutch Bag

You can never go wrong with a snakeskin pattern accessory.  It just seems that snake skin accessories are always in fashion – be it a clutch, clothes, wallets, or handbags. One wonders who would have come up with an idea to use animal prints and patterns for women’s accessories. It might sound like a simple idea, but definitely such a big concept in the fashion world. Chicastic  wants to contribute to that idea with our awesome collection of snakeskin hard box clutch purses- available in green, brown, blue, grey, purple, and black. This new collection is elegant and pretty so check it out at Chicastic now!

Blue Snakeskin Pattern Clutch Purse

Spring Wedding Colors

Spring is one of the more popular times of year to get married. The land brightens up and fills with color following the snows from winter, and when it comes to fashion, bright, fresh pastels tend to take the forefront. While pastels can be bright, they can also be soft depending on your desired effect, and both options are more than appropriate for spring. Pastels usually consist of pale shades, such as yellow, green, pink and purple. Purple has been particularly hot these past few years and orange is also on the rise. These two colors can work great when used as pastels for your bridal accessories such as clutch purses.

In their raw form, purple and orange make a bold and bright color contrast. Normally yellow is purples complimentary color but orange, being in the same color family as yellow, is a close second. When in paler forms, such as in the pastel tone, purple and orange are muted but still bold colors both together and apart. When it comes to bridal accessories, accents are the best way to incorporate color without going overboard. While the bride and groom’s color schemes are essentially set (if you’re having a traditional wedding, that is) there is always room to play when it comes to sashes, bow ties, ties, and of course the bridesmaids dresses and bridesmaid purses. These are great ways to incorporate color into the bridal party and you can even alternate with between the two, whichever you choose. Have the men wear pastel purple ties and the bridesmaids wear pastel orange dresses, or even the other way around. And you can choose to go with either purple or orange alone, of course.

When it comes to decor, ribbons, balloons, place settings and floral center pieces can incorporate the pastels you want to accent your wedding. Choose pale orange flowers or use pastel purple napkins and ribbons for the silverware. And don’t forget about the invitations, RSVP requests and of course, the cake! All of these decor accessories can add some freshness to your wedding while keeping it classy and traditional. The schemes are entirely up to you, and whether you decide to go with one or two accent colors depends on your preference and personal style. Don’t be afraid to add some brightness to a traditional wedding, especially if you incorporate them by using accents and accessories. Evoke the warmth and freshness of spring into your wedding.

Check out Chicastic for beautiful bridal clutches and bridesmaid purses which will make perfect gifts.

Spring Wedding Colors

What’s in your clutch purse?

Clutch bags are small so we have to make some big choices as to what goes in them. Here are some tips on what basics you’ll need to keep in your handbag.

Unlike large bags, such as totes or backpacks, a clutch is not designed to hold every possible thing we may need while we happen to be out. Small and light weight clutches can hold some essentials. Be sure you have the basics in your clutch in order to meet your basic needs.

First and foremost, always carry your wallet and ID! These are obvious essentials and are always good to have on hand. Money and identification is the most important thing to have on you in an emergency, and can help get your bag back to you if you happen to lose it.

Since you already have make up on when you are going to a party, you might only need a lipstick and foundation. A small, travel-sized sanitizer is also great for dirty hands on the go and takes up virtually no room at all.

Makeup essentials should be next on your list. While it’s probably a little overboard to bring your entire set of make up with you everywhere you go, even if you do happen to have a tote bag, all you really need are the basics to conduct any necessary touch ups. A basic eyeliner, powder and mascara will do. If you happen to wearing eye shadow, bring that case in the event some of the powder rubs off or gets smudged and needs fixing. If you’re wearing lip stick or lip gloss, bring along the shade you’re wearing since it will wear off or dry over the course of the day. Only bring what you’re wearing, adjust your makeup tools to that day’s routine. Only bring what is necessary!

Backup accessories are also great to carry. It’s comforting to have a ring or two and a necklace if you’re not sure where the day or night might take you. Bring a statement necklace or a bangle to wear in case you end up going somewhere that might demand a little more glamour or if you’re unsure of what you’re currently wearing. It’s always nice to know you have an alternative. Even if you leave the house with jewelry and later feel over-encumbered or over dressed, then you’ll have somewhere to store them if you decide to take them off.

A clutch is a small, handheld bag, but can hold more than you think. It absolutely has the room you need to carry any basic necessities, and is actually all you probably need to carry in any bag you choose to wear. To find a clutch bag for your next evening out, come to Chicastic now!

What's In Your Clutch Purse

Spring Clutch Purses

Clutch bags are an essential part of any outfit. Let your bag reflect the season and let it brighten up your look.

Spring cleaning often gets us itching to clean out our closets and buy some fresh new items. While there’s never really any reason to completely overhaul your wardrobe, there are some easy fixes to help you feel refreshed once winter is finally over. Spring not only means lighter jackets and warmer weather, but it also welcomes color back into the world. If you want to open your wardrobe up to spring, consider buying a new spring handbag to brighten up your look.

There are plenty of handbags out there, since most are appropriate year round. Often though, a simple color or pattern will determine when an item or accessory is most appropriate. While neutrals like black, white and beige are always in season, pale colors like pastels and bright neons are more spring appropriate. While more neons may not be for everyone and are more of a summer thing, pastels are unique to spring so jump on the opportunity to sport a pastel colored bag. This could include pinks, purples, yellows, greens and oranges. The light nature of these colors allows them to act more like a neutral than brighter, bolder colors. While they aren’t as versatile as blacks or whites, the light nature of these colors allows you to pair them with more outfits and accessories while still adding a splash of color.

Aside from playing with color, you can also play around with brighter, lighter patterns. Prints that use nature themes and florals are great for this season and mirror the changes happening outside. Flowers, leaves, trees and other natural elements make for fresh, fun prints that can be used in handbags as well as in other accessories. Canvas bags of any kind exhibit these best, whether they’re featured in hobo bags, totes, satchels, or cross-bodies. Even if you’re wearing an outfit consisting of solid colors, a patterned bag can add a lot of depth and refresh your look.

Pastel color clutches like purple are perfect for this weather, when going to a party. Check out some beautiful clutches at Chicastic now that may be perfect for a new look during the Spring season.

Purple Rhinestone Crystal Clutch Purse

Red Clutch Purses

A clutch bag is a versatile accessory, making a bold statement whether casual or formal. Use a red bag to add some oomph to one of your looks or learn how you can use it with your style.

Red is possibly the most fashion forward color out there. Not only has it held a place in fashion history for centuries, but it is just as powerful today as it ever was. No matter what though, it’s a bold color and always packs a punch while still remaining fairly traditional. If you’re looking to incorporate this color into your wardrobe, one great way to do so is with a red clutch bag.

The clutch often tends to have more power to make a bold statement than other handbags despite its size. This accessory is sleek in nature and always adds a bit of upscale couture to any ensemble. Not to mention, is always a good vehicle for providing that oomph you may feel an outfit needs. A statement clutch goes a long way without overpowering an outfit. It’s small and simple but its elegant appearance still has the ability to say a lot and really stand out. That’s why choosing a red clutch is a great way to incorporate the color into your wardrobe and still make a statement without revamping your entire closet.

A red clutch does a lot. The color alone demands a lot of attention, though this depends on the shade you choose. A true, primary red is incredibly daring. Not to mention, it can be used to match or offset a wide range of palettes. It would be best to pair this iconic color against a monochromatic outfit, such as, black, white or a mixture of both. This tricolor combo is a simple way to make a bold statement without looking flashy or that you’re trying too hard.

If the primary version isn’t quite your style, other tones and shades may work better with your closet and your skin tone. You can go lighter or darker, or even mix other colors in there depending on the relative temperature of the clothes you normally wear. A darker red works in much the same way a bright one does, but has a more subtle and sultry effect. A shade that includes more yellow suits brighter and warmer outfit palettes, while one that includes more blue is better matched with darker or cooler ones.

A red clutch can make any outfit stand out and look fashion forward. Though this color can work with practically anyone, there are different shades and tones out there to suit anyone’s tastes, just as there are countless clutch styles to match any outfit, ensemble, or overall sense of style. Chicastic has a great collection of red clutches, check them out now!

Red Basket Weave Clutch Purse

Office Wear Fashion Accessories

The office demands a certain style and presence that is more professional, prim and proper. But contrary to popular belief, there is still wiggle room to be fashionable. While workplace attire differs from workplace to workplace, there is a general idea of office and professional fashion that blankets the working world. When it comes to office wear, neutrals tend to take center stage. Whether you’re shopping for suits, pants, skirts, or blouses, they tend to feature navy blue, beige, black, and white, sometimes with red mixed in. While these are all staple colors, they are not your only option. While all of these colors are associated with the professional world, they can be worn with contrasting colors or prints. A silky printed scarf, say a leopard print chiffon scarf, is a great accessory for the workplace. It can be worn in a knot at the neck or even draped over the shoulders to add some style while still looking sophisticated. You can also choose a shoe in a similar fashion. A conservative shoe in an eye-catching color or pattern will add that necessary oomph to an otherwise ordinary outfit.

When it comes to jewelry, choosing pieces that are elegant but still stand out are great. A bold statement necklace in a bright color adds dimension and color to a neutral blouse. Not to mention, it can be worn after work hours and blend your day and evening looks seamlessly. Remember, keep it to a minimum. If you’re wearing a statement piece, stick to that one piece. And if you’re going with a set, still stay away from adding too much bling to your ensemble. And when it comes to bags, try to stay away from formless, slouchy handbags or crossbodies. Go with the firm office flow and go with a leather handbag or hardcase clutch. You can even play around with color and style when it comes to bags as well, just make sure that it’s not too loud or distracting, but still fun and able to transition from the workplace to a night out on the town.

When it comes to dressing for the office, it’s best to remain on the conservative side. Feel free to accessorize and play with color and prints, but keep it minimal. That way you stay looking professional and you let the fashion speak for itself. The same goes for dressing outside of work as well, but there is a certain level of decorum that is expected to be upheld. Check out Chicastic for great office appropriate fashion accessories. 

Office Wear Fashion Accessories

Snakeskin Pattern Hard Box Clutch

Simplest of outfits can really stand out with a stylish clutch purse. Whether you are dressing up in a simple dress or dressing down in your plain old pair of jeans, you can always jazz it up with a snakeskin clutch purse. These clutches are such an amazing size, fit the essentials, come with a chain strap for easy handling. Different colors come with different chain straps. Available in brown, black, blue, brown, and neon green. Buy one at Chicastic now!

Neon green snakeskin clutch

Dress Up A T-Shirt

We all have tees but sometimes we need to dress them up last minute, or simply don’t know how else to wear it with other than jeans. Here are some simple accessory ideas that make any tee look more put-together. Let’s face it, tees are comfortable and they’re also convenient. They’re the ultimate go-to outfit option when running out the door and there is nothing wrong with having a closet full of them, right? And while we may feel like wearing a tee shirt all the time, we may not always want to rock that same old basic tee look. Fortunately, t-shirts are some of the most versatile pieces and can be transformed easily depending on how you wear it and accessorize it.

There are some easy outfit fixes for dressing up a tee. When it comes to mixing and matching clothing, there are several options. If you’re going for a flirty look, wearing a tee with a floral skirt can add some texture and complexity while still retaining the basic t-shirt’s inherent comfort. You’ll be totally date ready but still be totally comfortable. Wearing a tee with a printed or colored pant is also a great option. When wearing a bold pant, it’s always best to wear them with a solid top so a basic tee in a matching color (or simple black or white) will do perfectly. The focus of the outfit will be your legs, and a pattern or bold color will instantly make the tee appear polished, the entire ensemble put-together and balanced. And if you’re looking to wear a tee in autumn, winter or early spring, a cardigan is a great way to dress it up and keep you warm.

Accessories have the ability to redefine most clothing pieces and basic t-shirts are some of the best canvases. Depending on what you choose to wear with it, this staple, everyday piece can see countless reincarnations and never once be the same. All of your accessory options are simple and easy. A statement necklace instantly adds glam and color, especially when it features a bold color or pattern. Similarly, you can choose a colored or patterned chiffon scarf to wear around your head, neck or shoulders, each with their own drastically different look. Vests also work well, which works a bit like a cardigan but acts more like an accessory. Depending on the fabric and style of the vest, you can drastically dress up any plain outfit, especially if it features lace or satin-like fabric.

Don’t be afraid to mix and match! A tube scarf and a floral skirt can create a fun and flirty outfit, while a scarf and a printed pant will have you looking like you just walked off the runway. T-shirts are extremely adaptable, but sometimes we forget they can be worn with anything other than jeans! Play around and experiment with what you own and find just how many combinations you can muster. Chicastic has some great tube scarves and jewelry that can really help make a tee look dressy. 

Red Tube Scarf