Prom Ideas for the Tomboy

Prom is associated with formal dresses and perfectly coiffed hair, but this traditional look isn’t for everyone. Find your own personal tomboy look for prom so you can feel fabulous while remaining true to yourself and your style preferences.

Prom is often considered a cornerstone of high school and adolescence. While this occasion is often associated with dressing to the nines in flowing gowns and tumbling tresses, not every girls’ style is quite suited to fit the idea. But prom is for everyone and no one should shy away from it because they think their style does not suit the event. Prom is about having fun so make your outfit reflect who you are and what makes you comfortable. Just because big dresses are not quite your thing, does not mean you can’t look fabulous.

One easy option for tomboys when it comes to dressing for prom is the power suit. These bad boys can look super glam without the dress or even a hint of skirt. Suits can come in a variety of colors, but a traditional suit usually comes in a neutral color. This can allow you to play around with what you wear beneath the suit or blazer, accessories, shoes and hair. If you’re wearing a neutral suit, opt for a bold color to accessorize it, or go completely monochromatic for a very dramatic yet subtle effect. You can play up this look with unique statement necklaces and other simple pieces. If you’re not one to wear jewelry, one bold piece can go a long way without feeling like it’s weighing you down.

If you’re not into suits, you can always go for a punked out look. Maybe you’re more into a rocker chick vibe than the glitz and glamour, so try shaking up your prom look. You could wear an iconic pair of canvas Chuck Taylors with a dress with studded jewelry, black nail polish, and a knuckleduster clutch. This look is still a bit girly but with a unique twist. You can even mix and match eclectic accessories, prints, dresses and shoes for an eye catching yet comfortable look. Rock motorcycle boots with a cocktail dress, maybe throw a pair of lace-hemmed biker shorts underneath your skirt for added comfort and flare. Rock a studded watch, wear simple, natural looking makeup and a messy bun or bed-headed curls. Even messy hair is totally in. You can still look fashionable and fabulous without looking perfectly manicured. Evaluate what styles make you feel most comfortable and experiment with them. Take your everyday look to the next level so it still feels like you’re dressing up for the event, but in a way that totally suits you.

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Animal Print Fashion 101

Animal print has made its mark and it does not seem to be going anywhere anytime soon. It’s been associated with wealth and royalty for centuries, and while anyone can sport this style now, there are still rules about how to wear it right. This style, no matter what feline hide you’re rocking, emits an aura of boldness. But the trick to wearing it is wearing it in moderation. This goes for whether you’re looking to use it to accentuate an outfit or as the main event. Any animal print will make more of a statement when treated moderately. It speaks for itself so choose wisely when you’re accessorizing animal print or accessorizing with it.

If you’re looking to wear the print, choose your accompanying pieces wisely. If you’re wearing a leopard print dress, choose understated accessories that only work to flatter the dress, not draw attention from it or distract, such as a black envelope clutch or a simple chiffon or silk scarf in a neutral color. If you’re looking to wear a snakeskin pant, choose a neutral top and shoe, and if you want to go with color opt for one that fits in the same color family as the shade of snakeskin so it will work to harmonize while still flattering the print. When it comes to jewelry, choose simple, timeless pieces that will still look purposeful, such as a sterling silver cocktail ring or simple gold hoop earrings.

Accessorizing with animal print isn’t as daring as having it take center stage in an outfit, but it can still be bold. Going minimal will let the print speak for itself and allow the true power of its classic style to shine. It can be used to glam up any basic or neutral outfit, and stands out best against simple and understated outfits. Instantly make a little black dress a little more retro with a leopard print scarf tied tight around your neck or hair with a matching patent belt at the waist. Make any basic tee and jeans anything but basic with a snakeskin shoe and clutch.

Animal print is bold and daring, but it can be made appropriate for any occasion depending on how you wear it. This timeless style can be worn on a date, to the office, running errands, or even an elegant night out. No matter what the occasion, the key is to go minimal and let that little bit of wild side shine. Chicastic has a special section dedicated to everything animal print. Buy now!

Animal Print Fashion Accessories

Holiday Gifts For Her

Most of the holiday season is spent thinking about, planning, and executing the difficult gift-giving quest we embark on for everyone special in our lives. Each gift is particular to what friend we’re giving it to, but most of us don’t have the luxury of time to brainstorm up the perfect gift, let alone find it. So what are we to do?

As far as women and our lady friends go, we can at least rely on our own desires to help decipher what our fellow females might want this holiday season. Aside from shopping for gifts, most of us are shopping for the perfect holiday ensembles. Not only do we search for the perfect jewel-toned sweater for Christmas Day or that flashy cocktail dress for New Years, but we keep our eyes out for what we’d like to grab once the post-holiday deals settle in, the stuff we’d like to have for the rest of the year. So why not start there?

You don’t have to go as far as buying an entire outfit for a friend, but think about what makes the perfect outfit? Fashion Accessories.

Accessories allow any outfit to see multiple, even infinite, incarnations and stretch the life of our favorite pieces. Scarves, handbags, clutches, bangles, earrings, cuffs, necklaces of every shape and size… so why not put together a holiday gift bag of such outfit-changing tools?

But there are so many different styles to choose from… which would be best? Here is where the powers of your perception come in. What does your sister like to wear? Vintage-inspired DIY ensembles? Then a print scarf, salvage messenger bag and a chunky bracelet would fit right into her wardrobe. Or what about your lunch-buddy from work? Is she sophisticated and put-together? Then perhaps a jewel-toned clutch, silver bib necklace and a leopard print wrap-around sound like a few things she’d find useful.

Giving little, individual things, is always nice. Any gift is meaningful. But showing just how much you pay attention to your close friends’ senses of style is sure to warm their hearts, and is probably part of their goal when they put themselves together every morning. It’s always nice to have more accessories, especially ones that suit our personality, and it’s always touching when a friend notices our tastes (and helps us look fabulous all year round, of course). Such accessories are useful no matter what style suits you, it’s in the print, color, and overall combination that counts. Your friends can wear their scarf on a daily basis, save that crystal necklace for New Years and bring their clutch out for dinner, or any combination that suits them. Same goes for get-togethers, birthdays, going-away parties, you name it. Think about what you yourself would like for the holidays and apply that to your lady friends, you’ll be sure to find the ticket to holiday gift-giving success.

Visit Chicastic now to buy great gifts for all the women in your life. Order by Dec 19 to get it by Dec 24 with free shipping.

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How To Accessorize Your Wedding Dress

Congratulations for finally choosing the gown for your special day. This occasion calls for the perfect accessories to make sure you look your best as you walk down the aisle. Though planning for this day can be exhausting, shopping for items to accessorize your look is one of the most fun aspects of weddings. Accessories are a way for the bride to incorporate her personality into her look. Here a few ideas to make sure you have everything you need to complete you ensemble.

  1. Shoes – Every woman loves to shop for shoes! With the endless multitude of styles to choose from, the right pair is out there waiting. Some brides like to stay traditional and match their shoe to their dress. Others like to incorporate a shoe in a soft shade of blue as their “something blue” for the day. Many brides like to match their bridesmaids by choosing a shoe in the color of their attendants’ dresses. And other brides like to go the non-traditional route and pick a wild style like animal print heels, sneakers, or even flip flops. The choice is yours! Make sure you break your wedding shoes in by wearing them around the house. The last thing you want is to be uncomfortable walking down the aisle. Another option is to have a second pair of flats to wear towards the end of the night.
  2. Jewelry – Based on the intricacy and detail of your dress, your jewelry should be the opposite. Keep the accessories simple if your dress is very detailed. Ball gowns, full lace, extreme beading and alternative style dresses should be accessorized simply. Otherwise, the bride may come off looking tacky, and that is the last thing we want. Dresses that are more straightforward and plain can benefit from flashier pieces of jewelry such as a statement necklace, detailed cuff, or long dangling earrings. Balance is the key to everything.
  3. Veils – A veil is a very traditional bridal custom. Some modern brides choose not to wear them. A fascinator with a small face veil will bring this tradition up to date for those women who want a more up to date look. If one decides to wear a longer one, there is always the option of removing it for the reception.
  4. Something Old – Add an heirloom piece for a sentimental touch. For instance, wear your grandmother’s ring hanging on a chain around your neck. Or pin a brooch to the ribbons that tie your bouquet together. Even an earring that lost its pair can be incorporated this way.
  5. Bridal Clutch Purse – Add a Something Blue Clutch Purse as your something blue for the wedding. If you already decided on something else for your blue, a white bridal clutch or silver evening bag would be perfect accessories for your wedding day.

Creating your wedding day ensemble should be fun and personalized! Accept constructive ideas but do not let other people tell you what to wear. This day belongs to you. Come to Chicastic now to make your wedding day outfit the perfect one ever!

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Black and Brown Animal Leopard Print Acrylic Wool Pashmina Scarf Shawl Wrap

The beautiful fall season is here and you can see how colorful it is all around. But, with this season comes a bit of chilly and cold winds and what better than having a Pashmina scarf to wrap around your neck and keep yourself warm. Check out the great and latest collection of scarves in solids, stripes, and animal prints at Chicastic.

Black and Brown Animal Leopard Print Acrylic Wool Pashmina Scarf Shawl Wrap

Black and Brown Animal Leopard Print Acrylic Wool Pashmina Scarf Shawl Wrap

Black & White Rhinestone Crystal Hard Box Cocktail Clutch Purse

You are all set for your weekend outing or an evening party and got your dress all ready and decided. Add a bit of spice to your looks with this sexy clutch purse at Chicastic. Take a look at our casual and party style clutch bags and we are sure our collection will blow you and take you by surprise. The rhinestones on this crystal box clutch purse will shine like a moon.

Black & White Rhinestone Crystal Hard Box Cocktail Clutch Purse

Black & White Rhinestone Crystal Hard Box Cocktail Clutch Purse

Metallic Faux Patent Leather Duster Knuckle Four Ring Clutch

Duster knuckle clutches add the perfect punch to your personal style. It’s lady like and classy yet nothing short of attitude and edge. Chicastic is known for having the hottest knuckle duster clutches available and this metallic faux patent leather duster knuckle is the perfect example of that. Each of the four rings on  are adorned with a huge crystal making this clutch super trendy and bold. The woven design on the hard box clutch creates a unique, interesting look that will make you stand out from the rest of the crowd. Get your hands on this clutch today and see for yourself why duster knuckles are so popular.

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Summer in Manhattan

What’s not to love about summer in Manhattan? With so much to do and such beautiful weather, the possibilities are endless in what you can do and where you can go! Not to mention that New York City is one of the most fashionable cities in the world. So if you are going to enjoy a summer day in Manhattan, you can’t forget to look the part and Chicastic has the perfect summer outfit so you can look good and feel comfortable as the temperatures rise.

The easiest way to look fashion forward in NYC is to put on a cute casual dress and pair it up with your favorite Chicastic accessories. Below is an example of how that can be easily achieved so you can enjoy an NYC outing looking and feeling like a New York fashionista.  The spaghetti strapped floral dress screams summer time and its shorter length allows for easy movement through the city without worrying about getting too hot! This pink ombre scarf, from Chicastic, is a fun piece to layer with and an easy way to get on board a summer trend. There are so many different ways you can wear a single scarf that you won’t find yourself getting bored with it at all.  Our red studded leather envelope clutch adds a funky edge to this otherwise super girly ensemble and to complete the look, our pink beaded necklace (that also comes in purple, green, and yellow) is the perfect final touch.

Whether you are a native New Yorker, or a visiting tourist, we know you will find these ideas helpful for putting together a casual summer look that you will love. Chicastic’s stock of casual handbags and clutch purses offer endless possibilities to put a look together that is relaxed, chic, and effortlessly fabulous while our unique jewelry pieces create a bold statement to your look. Our scarves give you countless layering options and allow you to express yourself distinctively.

Comment below to let us know some of your favorite summer in NYC looks and what Chicastic accessories you’ve added (or plan on adding) to your look!

Please feel free to chat with us if you have any questions or concerns about any of the above items. Chicastic does not sell the dress featured in this post.

Black Hard Box Cocktail Evening Clutch

If you are looking for a fashion forward black clutch that compliments your ensemble without overpowering it, this black hard box evening clutch is exactly what you need. It’s hard box design personifies a popular trend without making your overall look about your purse. But don’t think that because this bag isn’t bedazzled in rhinestones and sequins, that it’s boring and forgettable, it is anything but that!  It is very chic, yet demure. We promise once you get your hands on this one and the other colors such as silver and gold, you will love it as much as we do. Get this and other hard  box clutch purses today at Chicastic. For more black clutches, click here.

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Summer Savings at Chicastic

We have huge savings on our clearance items at Chicastic for a limited time! Use coupon code SALE20 to get an additional 20% off of already reduced prices. Plus get a free gift with a minimum purchase of $50 from our clearance or regular priced items. Take advantage of both offers while supplies last and enjoy whats left of your summer in style.

Summer Savings

Please feel free to chat with us if you have any questions or concerns about the above items including the brown leather satchel, silver satin clutch with satin flowers, white and black flower print pashmina, or black floral print pashmina.