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

How to Match Your Wedding Date

Wedding Date Accessories

The last time you worried about matching your date was probably prom, but once your friends start getting married you’ll have to deal with this issue again once you’re invited. Here are some ways to match your date without matching … Continue reading

Summer Wedding Bridesmaid Gifts

Bridesmaids do a lot of work when it comes to getting a wedding in gear. Show your bridal party some appreciation with a special gift.

Everyone involved in a wedding tends to fuss over the bride and groom more than anyone, but it is all those involved, especially in the bridal party, that help bring everything together. They help plan the events, the maid of honor takes on a load of organizing and making sure the bride does not drive herself crazy, and all together they make sure that the entire party has as much fun before and during the big day. So how does a bride thank her best gals? While there are plenty of ways to thank them through little gestures over your future years as continued friends, little bridesmaids gifts just prior to or just after the wedding make a great reminder as well.

When it comes to thinking of gifts, especially ones that express thanks and gratitude, it is best to be as personal and specific as possible. If you’re planning a gift for the entire bridal party, then a themed gift makes a great choice. Whether it is directly tied into the wedding itself, especially if the event had a theme or overall motif, or is more of an inside joke related to secret shenanigans shared during the bachelorette or bridal shower, these sorts of gifts really bring the entire group together and make you all feel more connected and special. This can be a nice scrapbook of events, a random gag that references an inside joke that only you and your gals will get, another post wedding party to commemorate the event and the memories shared, these sorts of all encompassing gifts help you all create new memories for you all to cherish and really consider special.

Another gift, especially for a party comprised of many different but many important people to you, is to make completely personalized gifts. You can choose to find person specific items that show exactly how much you care about each individual, or you can mix the previous idea with a more personalized one by getting your bridesmaids charm bracelets. With charm bracelets, you can start each girl off with a charm or two that is specific to them as a person and/or to your relationship with that person. These little gifts are not only meaningful but useful when it comes to accessorizing as well!

Gifts don’t have to be specific to each individual in order to be appreciated.  There are other great options that can appeal to your group of bridesmaids. They’ve already spent money on their bridesmaid dresses, so give them clutch purses or necklaces to compliment their look.  Try to pick neutral colored bags and jewelry so that they can use it with many outfits in the future.  Another nice option is a scarf or shawl that they can use if it’s an outdoor wedding and might be a little chilly.

No matter what you choose, you and your party will never forget the process from beginning to end and will be thankful they got to spend such a special day with you and make it all possible.

Find great gifts to give your bridal party at Chicastic.

Bridesmaid Gifts

How to Travel Light with Multifunctional Accessories

Packing is hard, you never quite know what you’ll want to wear on any given day of a planned trip or vacation. Try to keep it simple to make sure you have an accessory for everything.

Packing is always a difficult and daunting task. Whether you happen to be planning a weekend getaway or even a month long escape, packing is usually the hardest thing to do and often weighs on our minds. We want to make sure we have an outfit to suit every occasion, along with several options just in case something happens or a particular piece doesn’t happen to suit our mood. But no matter what, we do not want to end up packing our entire wardrobes. We want to have options, of course, but we can accomplish this by packing pieces with multiple uses, multiple styles, are versatile, and can adapt to suit any look we happen to be going for.

When it comes to accessories, scarves are one of the most versatile. Whether they are printed, boldly colored, or simply black, white or another neutral, they can be worn with almost any outfit, be worn casually or formally, and can be transfigured into any number of styles. If you’re going away for a weekend, one scarf is enough, and can be worn each day with a different outfit without looking tired and overworn. If you’re going away for a longer period of time, then two may be a good number, one in a solid or neutral color, and another in a bold pattern or print. When it comes to scarves, the way they are worn can transform their effect, and can bring you from casual to formal. A loose infinity style around the neck is more casual and comfortable, while a tight knot at the side of the throat or tied into a shawl, draped over the shoulders gives off the air of elegant sophistication.

Handbags are a little tricky when traveling. You may want to bring a medium-sized handbag, probably in a neutral or a bold pattern that will go with anything such as a leopard print. When you’re traveling, it’s good to have a handbag that can hold a little more than your basic essentials but isn’t too big that it will weigh you down. You’ll want to bring your essentials of course, but depending on where you’re going or what you have planned, you may want to pack some snacks, water, or maybe an extra cardigan and a book. A bag that’s too big will encourage you to fill it to capacity, and if you’re traveling the last thing you want is to feel over-encumbered. A small bag may not leave you with enough room to bring as many things as you need since you’ll be away from home.

Jewelry is a little tricky, but can still be easy to plan and pack. If you have specific pieces that you wish to wear with outfits that you have already packed, then by all means pack them as well. But if you’re unsure of what you might want to wear while you’re away, then it’s best to pack adaptable and timeless pieces. Simple pieces that are simply silver or gold jewelry sets are the best. You can wear any number of matching items, earrings, bracelets, necklaces, etc. depending on how dressed up you wish to feel, and yet each and every set will match whatever it is you’re wearing. Also, you can bring a statement item or two to dress up some more basic outfits you may have packed as well.

The trick with packing is to remain as adaptable as possible. You want everything you bring to have purpose, and multiple ones if necessary. That way, you can pack the least amount of clothes and accessories, but you will have actually packed the power of an entire wardrobe.

Find your multifunctional accessories at Chicastic.Multifunctional Accessories

Royal Blue Chiffon Scarf

What do you get when you mix one of the hottest colors with one of the most versatile accessories? A wardrobe must have, that’s what.

Royal blue is an incredibly hot color right now. It has a bold effect without being over the top and is just as elegant and regal as its namesake might suggest. Scarves are incredibly versatile fashion accessories, covering chic as well as practical, and are essential assets to any wardrobe. When you combine the two together, you have a killer accessory that can do no wrong.

This color is bright but not too much. This is great for anyone wishing to liven up their wardrobe. That is not to say that royal blue is not daring, it is still eye catching but in a completely different way than say leopard print. The nature of its color allows it to work almost like a neutral, since it is so similar and so close to navy blue, but does so with a kick, adding that extra oomph to an outfit. It is not quite a pure primary color, but leans toward the jewel-toned territory and makes any outfit look more regal and dazzling.

When it comes to scarves, they can be used for anything. They can be worn to simply keep your neck warm in winter, but the way they are worn and what they are worn with can mean a lot of different things and can be done so in many different ways. A simple way to wear this chiffon scarf, is to simply wrap it loosely around your neck to imitate an infinity scarf. If you’re going for a more sleek and sophisticated look, you can wear it draped over your shoulders as a shawl, which can also double as a cover up! And there are thousands of styles to wear it in between. Braid the ends, loop it once tightly about the neck and let the ends loosely fall over the sides of your torso, or do the simple loop-through.

Depending on the way you tie your scarf will determine whether you’re dressing up or down, but no matter what, the color is more than appropriate. This startling blue adds a dash of color to any basic tee shirt and jeans outfit and is just as appropriate if worn out to dinner or to another formal event if paired with a little black dress. This jewel tone is one of the hottest colors right now and looks great with neutrals, patterns, or when worn with other colors. Have fun and feel free to mix and match, but no matter what you choose, know you’ll look chic in this royal blue solid chiffon scarf that you can purchase at Chicastic.Royal Blue Chiffon Scarf

Floral Print Wool Pashmina Scarf Shawl Wrap

Where there’s a will, there’s a way.  So let’s will Spring into coming sooner!  These floral print wool pashmina scarf shawl wraps are up for the task.  They provide the warmth we need for the weather we have and the light colors for the weather we want.

The Multi Color Floral Print Wool Pashmina Scarf Shawl Wrap has such a fun play with patterns.  Two cute floral prints in fun colors?  What’s not to love?

Try bursting into Spring with the Black & Orange Floral Rose Print 100% Wool Pashmina Scarf Shawl Wrap.  The mix of dark and light sections, all filled with pops of orange, makes for a great transitional piece for the changing seasons.

Not 100% on the floral band wagon?  Then the Multi Color Mixed Animal & Floral Print 100% Wool Pashmina Scarf Shawl might be the right fit for you.  The floral and animal patterns work beautifully together in the light Spring colors.

Purchase one at Chicastic today and bring joy to your outfit and to everyone that sees it.

Multi Color Floral Print Wool Pashmina Scarf Shawl WrapBlack & Orange Floral Rose Print 100% Wool Pashmina Scarf Shawl WrapMulti Color Mixed Animal & Floral Print 100% Wool Pashmina Scarf Shawl

Oblong Scarves For Spring

For Starters Oblong is basically a rectangular shape with length much greater than width – sounds too simple, but that’s what it is. You might think what’s so different about this, but if you understand fashion it is the buzz word. Check out oblong scarves at Chicastic in solids and plaids. These are perfect for spring to keep you warm and stylish. You will definitely love the style and colors. Good to go with most attires and dresses these are great compliments to your wardrobe.

Yellow Plaid Oblong Scarf

Pashmina Scarves For Spring

Spring is almost here and we are all looking forward to it. Floral prints and light materials is all we want in this season, after the terrible winters and heavy winter gear.

Check out these pashmina scarves in beautiful prints and colors perfect for the upcoming spring season. Wear them in any way you like or follow our ideas on wearing a scarf in different ways. Come to Chicastic now and get a pashmina scarf that your closet is waiting for.

Multi Color Acrylic Wool Pashmina Scarf

Staying warm in style

Despite the weather, staying warm and cozy this winter can also be chic. By choosing the right items, you’ll never look too flab when trying to stay warm this season.

Layering is everyone’s best friend. Cardigans are an easy and versatile way to stay warm this winter. Loose fitting knit cardigans look great over tees or flannel button-downs and can be worn in a variety of ways to keep your outfits looking new and fresh all season without looking worn out. Vests, sweaters, and long-sleeved tees can be layered in any number of chic combinations and can give new life to tees and tanks you might otherwise put away for the season. Even printed thermal tops are trending! And remember, you are also safe in purchasing a few heavy-knit sweaters for the season. Wear them with skinny jeans or over thick paneled leggings and look great while keeping yourself warm.

A pashmina, chiffon, or a tube scarf is a great addition to any winter ensemble. Be sure to have several in your wardrobe to wear with multiple outfits on any occasion. Tie it around your neck to protect yourself from the elements while still accessorizing your outfit. Use it as a wrap-around for a dress when you go out to dinner or even just feeling a little chilly around the house. Even draping it over your shoulders gives warmth as well as a bit of that Old Hollywood feel. Scarves are great for any occasion and are essential to layering. If you want to play it up a little, choose a bold, jewel-toned scarf or funky animal print.

When it comes to footwear, it seems boots are in no matter what season it is, but winter is when they are put to the best use. Boots can keep the snow out of your soles as well as protect you from slipping and sliding out on the ice in dangerous weather, all while still looking stylish. Additionally, most boots give you some wiggle room to layer socks or even to wear leggings under skinny jeans or pants if you’re wearing a calf or knee-high boot, and can help trap the warmth. Also consider wearing wool socks or other garments. Wool is always chic when it comes to cozy and helps trap your body heat to keep you toasty.

Choose your items wisely, even thinner garments can be saved with the right warm accessories, whether it’s a scarf, plush leggings, or cardigan. Staying warm can also mean staying chic. Chicastic has a large variety of tube scarves, cardigans, pashminas and fashion scarves.

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