The Dog Days of Summer

Here’s a little history lesson for you: The Romans referred to the “dog days” as diēs caniculārēs and associated the hot weather with the star Sirius, the “Dog Star,” hence the name the “Dog Days of Summer”. Now when we hear the phrase, the though of swimming pools, ice pops and of course, Summer clothes come to mind. Here at Chicastic, we can help you beat the heat in style! You don’t have to sacrifice your fashion sense to be comfortable during these long Summer days. Stick with items that are loose and flowy and are not too heavy. Our collection of skirts and dresses have got you covered in a variety of colors patters. You can dress them up or down, but bottom line is that they are simultaneously fashionable and hot weather friendly. Breathabily of the fabric is also very important when trying to keep cool, so try to stick to cotton when you can. Our cotton Summer Tunics are perfect because not only are they breathable and comfortable, but they come in various colors, patterns, designs and lengths, that we have the perfect tunic no matter your style. Now if you’re more of a tee or tank with shorts kind of person, accessories, especially bold jewelry,is the best way to express your style without over-heating. With the right accessories, a simple shorts and tank combo becomes an outfit. This bracelet pairs nicely with an array of colors. Our necklaces make a great statement as do these great sterling silver cocktail rings. We have lots of colors and designs to choose from to fit any style. Stay cool with Chicastic!

Dog Days of Summer

Mother’s Day Gifts

Mother's Day Gifts

Your mom helped shape you into the person you are today. She’s done a lot for you through the years from feeding and dressing you to listening to you and showing you unconditional love. For a Mother’s Day gift, take … Continue reading

Easter Outfit

Easter Outfit

Easter is this Sunday, so if you don’t have an outfit yet you better get to the mall tonight or tomorrow. Here’s our suggestion of what to wear for this holiday. This time of year is associated with lighter colors … Continue reading

Wedding Wednesday- Good Luck Charms

Wedding Charms

Sometimes the classic rhyme “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue” can be a stressful last minute rush to fulfill. These items are supposed to be good luck charms, not something to panic about. But once you have your … Continue reading

Wedding Wednesday- Rings for Your Bridesmaids

Bridesmaid Rings

Bridesmaids are some of the most amazing people in your life. But once you’ve chosen them, you’ve got a few questions to answer. Like what color should they wear? What should the dress look like? Does everyone need matching heels? … Continue reading

Cocktail Rings

Jewelry can do a lot more for an outfit than you may think. Cocktail jewelry works great for formal events but can be used for nights out as well as for the workplace.

Jewelry should be fun. Being able to mix and match pieces and create different looks is part of all the fun. While some sets work best when complete and worn together, mixing and matching pieces, whether they be jewelry or clothing, really maximizes your wardrobe beyond imagination. Wearing a different set of accessories with the same dress can create two completely different looks and it does not require you to spend any extra money. While an initial investment in a variety of clothing and accessories is vital, what is most important is each pieces ability to adapt to other pieces. This increases their inherent value ten fold. Cocktail jewelry is great when it comes to accessories. They can be worn with simply silver jewelry, bold statement pieces, or even by themselves.

Cocktail rings tend to be big and bold and work best with minimal jewelry. This doesn’t mean they can’t be worn with anything else, however. As stated before, cocktail rings can be worn with simple jewelry or other bold pieces. This mostly goes for necklaces. A cocktail ring is basically a statement necklace for your hands. Wearing one goes a long way, and considering their size, it is best to not wear it with other rings or even a bracelet. This ring, though it seems small on its own, goes a long way. Wearing one with a necklace, whether simple or bold, is perfect. Since the necklace and ring are far apart from one another, they can balance each other out if desired.

These accessories can also be versatile. A bright or fun cocktail ring is great for daytime wear, whether you’re headed to a big company lunch, an engagement party, or any other activity that takes place later in the day. Rings with color or with more daring shapes and designs work best for these kinds of occasions. Use one of these rings to brighten up your outfit and add some fun and flare to your look. If you’re headed to a more somber or formal event in the evening, then simpler, sleeker cocktail jewelry is a safer bet. Ones with a more minimalist design are adaptable but no less impressive. These rings are a bit more classic and timeless and can be made to match any elegant look.

No matter where you’re headed, one of these cocktail rings is sure to fit your needs while adding a bit of that Old Hollywood glamour to your look. Whether you opt for daytime fun or evening classic, one of these pieces is sure to flatter your fingers. Find the right ring for you at Chicastic.

Cocktail Rings

How To Accessorize Any Outfit

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The most fun part about creating outfits is accessorizing them! Accessories are the little details that can take an outfit from blah to bam! The wide variety of pieces out there can help you make the most of  the items … Continue reading

Holiday Stocking Stuffers For Women

With the holiday’s right around the corner, there is no better time than now to get a head start on your gift shopping. We all know how stressful it can be to find the perfect gift for someone, especially the woman in your life whether its a friend, significant other, or a family member. Chicastic is here to help you make it a bit easier with are wide selection of handbags along with our scarves and jewelry that make for great stocking stuffers. From our soft pashmina’s to our warm infinity scarves, and are uniquely beautiful jewelry pieces, there is a style that fits every woman taste and needs. Check out our Holiday Gifts section today to explore our favorite holiday picks this season.

Perfect Sterling Silver Cocktail Rings

Cocktail rings are synonymous with bold fashion statements. It used to be that only older women wore cocktail rings. This is because the cocktail ring came about when the older women of today were young, wild and law breaking citizens during the Prohibition. Frequenting illegal “cocktail parties,” these women donned fashion choices ahead of their time.

Cocktail rings are usually heavier, chunkier pieces. They often have a big focal stone and are a great option for those women with larger hands. These rings are considered more ‘playful’ than your traditional rings. Though these rings are made from precious stones like diamonds and emeralds, they are also made of less expensive materials like cubic zirconia and crystals, making it more affordable to own a statement piece. Jewelry designers combine various shapes, stones, and cuts to create dazzlingly unique pieces that are sure to catch your eye. Unlike regular everyday rings, these have extra tall or wide settings.

When looking for a cocktail ring, consider purchasing one with one focal stone accented by others surrounding it. Choose a tastefully sized cubic zirconia. Anything too large will look cheap. For a more sophisticated look, lean towards darker crystals because they tend to look richer than lighter colored stones.

The different settings that jewelers use for cocktail rings may influence the style that you purchase. Prong settings are most common, holding each stone individually. Mounds, domes and starbursts are created with prongs. Bezels are little cups that hold a stone in place. These are more contemporary settings and are used to set larger stones apart from others in the designs. Channel settings are used to create linear designs. Stones are placed between two metal strips that hold them in place. Pave settings are used for very small stones, holding them very close together. The effect is much like paved stones on a road.

These types of rings are very versatile and can go with many outfits. Adding a cocktail ring instantly increases the sophistication factor. They are usually worn on the index or the ring finger. When choosing a ring, consider your lifestyle and budget. While gold may be a dream for a lot of women, it is usually too expensive for most. Stainless steel, titanium and sterling silver rings are durable, shiny and affordable.

Cocktail rings are not only a fashion statement, but they are artful expressions of the designer. Because they are larger than the average ring, they are like canvases upon which to place precious stones or crystals. For a very beautiful selection of cocktail rings visit Chicastic now!

Sterling Silver rings

Sterling Silver rings

Wine Red Knuckle Duster Evening Clutch

Chicastic’s wine red minaudiere rhinestone studded cocktail clutch is rich in color and style without you having to break the bank to get it. It is a clutch that says class and sophistication for any upcoming cocktail event and the deep hue is perfect for this season. The one ring knuckle duster clutch gives you a great way to switch up the way you wear it; you can clutch it as you would normally do with a clutch, wear it with the chain string, or wear it on your ring finger. A clutch like this gives you complete style with a bold statement so get yours at Chicastic now while you can. While you shop remember to use the promo code CHIC10 for a 10% discount off your final purchase.