ELSA Halloween Costume Idea

ELSA Halloween Costume

 

 

Elsa from Disney’s Frozen is one of those spunky characters, full of zest, determination and courage. No wonder every little girl in the world wants to be her! And why not? Look at that fantastic dress! Of course, you can still be spunky and sexy with this twist on her iconic blue outfit! She commands the ice, so sparkling silvers, whites, and blues are a must. Because she is a queen, she needs a royal statement necklace like this one from Chicastic. The glittering sequins on this satin halter corset are stunning, and perfect for this ice queen to wear! Wrap an ombre scarf around your shoulders to keep out the chill and make sure your belongings stay close by with this silver knuckle duster clutch purse. Check out all the accessories you need for Halloween at Chicastic!

For more Halloween costume ideas, check out our Pinterest board!

Ostrich Print Clutch Bags!

Pink Ostrich Clutch Bag

Ostrich print is a very fashionable trend that’s sporting the runways today. Everything from handbags, wallets and shoes are covered in this exotic pattern. One of our favorite handbags here at Chicastic is this gorgeous fuchsia pink convertible clutch. It comes with a detachable chain and strap and can be worn as a shoulder bag or a cross body purse. You can also forego either strap and carry it like a clutch bag. This style carries on from the spring season through fall, and some daring fashionistas can pull this off in the winter. This handbag is sure to keep you fashionable all year long!

Uris from My-Sinina.blogspot.com

One of our favorite fashion bloggers Uris from My-Sinina.blogspot.com is new to the fashion blogosphere. We’ve gotten to know her quite well through her engaging posts and beautiful photographs. She’s a very sweet girl hailing from the Seattle area. As you can see, she’s pulling off the ostrich trend quite well! Be sure to check out her blog!

For your own ostrich print clutch similar to the one Uris is holding, find it here!

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

Black Enamel Fashion Bracelet

Enamel jewelry is pretty hot right now. Available in a multitude of fashionable colors, these statement pieces are everywhere. One great incarnation of this accessory is the black enamel bracelet. Not only does it evoke the bold nature of the style, but it allows you more flexibility considering it features the ultimate, and arguably most exciting, neutral color. It can add a bit of glam to an outfit while still being versatile.

One great way to wear this piece is for a night out on the town. Black goes with anything, so if you’re wearing a dress of practically any color, this accessory will match. To make it stand out a bit more, try wearing it with a color other than black, so the bracelet can stand out in contrast against the color you choose. Usually if you’re going bold with color in the clothing portion of your ensemble, it means that the accessories should provide a point of balance. This piece does just that. The black enamel tones down the look while still allowing you to accessorize without looking like it’s too much.

Also consider playing with a bold shoe or clutch purse. The same rules apply as above for a dress or flashy top. You can also consider playing around with prints, too. The black and gold of this accessory naturally lends itself to leopard print which feature the same colors. This bracelet can effortlessly tie together leopard clutch purses by using the same colors instead of repeating the pattern. This way, the colors accentuate the print, allowing it to stand out more and make more of a statement.

This piece is also great for the office. If you’re looking to add some oomph to your normal workplace ensemble, a simple but chunk piece like this adds some personality to your look while still being professional and appropriate. Pair this bracelet with gold or other statement necklace. Buy this stylish bracelet at Chicastic now!

Black Enamel Bracelet

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