Elevated Weekend Style

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Animal prints are all the rage this season.  They’re a great way to add a luxurious and cozy feeling to your Fall/Winter wardrobe and show off your wild side.  Maybe you want to try this trend but are afraid of looking like you’re wearing a cheetah costume.  The key is to choose one animal print accent piece, instead of rocking animal print from head to toe.  Show off your animal instincts with Chicastic’s Leopard Print Chiffon Scarf!  This chic, 100% chiffon scarf and it’s rich coffee brown color is just right for all seasons and can be styled a variety of ways.  Why not style this scarf as an infinite scarf and pair it with a snug turtleneck, your favorite pair of jeans and one of Chicastic’s clutch wallets in a brilliant orange, for a casual, yet elevated weekend style, perfect for Sunday brunch with the girls.    This scarf is available at Chicastic’s Amazon boutique. To see Chicastic’s guide for how to style a scarf and for even more wardrobe and accessory items, visit Chicastic’s official online boutique.

Giving The Gift Of Style

 

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What gift do you give to the girl that has everything?  A chic wallet from Chicastic!  Chicastic’s Patent Leather Wallet is the perfect gift for the style icon in your life.  This wallet mixes fashion and function with it’s ultra sleek patent leather texture, purple paisley print pattern and various compartments for both cash and credit cards.  The paisley print design is a perfect accessory for a casual, weekend wardrobe and will please any fashionista with even the most discriminating of tastes.  Why stop at just a wallet?  My favorite way to select a gift for someone is to pair several items that compliment each other.  Why not create a gift basket by pairing this wallet with Chicastic’s trendy, crossbody handbag and luxurious cardigan for a gift that is sure to impress.  Personally, I would appreciate the thought that someone put into curating a look especially for me and you can be sure that she will appreciate it too.  This wallet is available in several colors at Chicastic’s Amazon boutique.  For even more gift ideas and for more shipping options, visit Chicastic’s official online boutique.

Casual Friday

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Everyone enjoys a Casual Friday, but just because it is a casual day doesn’t mean that it has to be short on style.  Elevate your casual look with Chicastic’s Green Snake Skin Print Leather Clutch.  This kelly green, snake print clutch will add an instant pop of color and style to your basic t-shirt and jeans and is the perfect accessory to add to a fall wardrobe.  Pair this sleek clutch with fitted jeans, suede peep toe booties, chic accessories and one of Chicastic’s lightweight cardigans for a well put together, yet casual look that is long on style.  This chic clutch, which is also available in black, can be purchased at Chicastic’s online boutique.  Visit Chicastic.com and Chicastic’s Amazon boutique to see a carefully curated selection of accessory and apparel items.

Autumn Stylings

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There is a crisp coolness in the air and tree leaves are slowly changing to warm tones of rust and gold, which can only mean one thing, autumn is upon us.  Now is the perfect time to channel the change of season by incorporating rich, autumnal colors and luxe, cozy fabrics into your wardrobe.  Chicastic’s Leopard Print Chiffon Wrap Scarf is the perfect addition to any fall wardrobe.  Pair Chicastic’s leopard print chiffon scarf with luxe, soft suede leggings, a cold shoulder denim blouse and on trend peep toe booties for an elevated, casual look that will be sure to turn heads.  Wear this on trend look while sipping a latte at the local coffee shop or during Sunday brunch with the girls.  Check out Chicastic’s scarf styling tips here. This 100% chiffon wrap scarf is available at Chicastic’s Amazon boutique.  For a full selection of products, visit Chicastic’s official online boutique.

How To Build a Capsule Wardrobe for BACK-To-SCHOOL

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Back to school shopping can be a daunting task. There’s the pressure of getting the newest trend, the hottest purse, and just keeping up with your classmates. Not only that, but the financial stress of it all can definitely take a toll on your psyche. The solution to that is a capsule wardrobe! A capsule wardrobe is a set number of clothing items you can use to maximize your fashion options! It’s easier than you think to create, and if you look at your closet, you probably have most if not all of these items already! Check out this list! If you notice, you only need about 3 of the basics!

 

3 T-SHIRTS

  1. Black
  2. White
  3. Patterned (stripes are a popular choice)

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3 BUTTON DOWN LONG SLEEVES

  1. White
  2. Chambray
  3. Patterned

Open Front Cardigans

3 CARDIGANS/SWEATERS

  1. Open Front (great for layering!)
  2. Shrug
  3. Zip-up or Pullover (for colder days)

Leggings3 LEGGINGS

  1. One Solid
  2. Two Printed (These are fun!)

2 PAIRS OF JEANS

  1. Light
  2. Dark

2 PAIRS OF SHORTS

  1. Black
  2. Denim

3 SKIRTS

  1. One Solid Maxi
  2. One Denim
  3. One A-Line Solid

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Red Faux Leather Clutch

3 BAGS

  1. Backpack (this one is a cute staple in a basic black pleather)
  2. Messenger Bag
  3. Clutch (For after school or chillin’ with friends!)

Weave Pattern Clutch Wallet

ACCESSORIES

  1. Clutch Wallet (easy to carry and switch between bags)
  2. Three scarves! (2 knitted infinity, 1 Chiffon)

OUTERWEAR

  1. Denim Jacket
  2. Leather Jacket
  3. Winter Coat
  4. Raincoat/Trent

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SHOES (one for every season!)

  1. Ballet Flats
  2. Sandals
  3. Sneakers
  4. Boots

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DRESSES

  1. Chambray
  2. Printed Sundress
  3. T-shirt Dress

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TANKS

  1. White
  2. Black
  3. Flesh
  4. Patterned

There you go, ladies! Now this list doesn’t encompass jewelry or any other personal effects that are a part of your personal style. But this list will help you create dozens of outfits without clogging up your closet with things you will never wear!

Have a great school year, ladies! Check out more of our accessories at Chicastic.com!

How To Dress In Humid Weather

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Humid weather is nobody’s best friend. You sweat more, you hair starts to have a mind of its own, and your clothes start to become your enemy! But you don’t have to swelter through the summer months completely devoid of style! There are ways to work your wardrobe so that you can look chic and fantastic, even in humid weather.

Wear clothing made of fabrics that dry quickly and are breathable. Natural fabrics such as cotton, linen, rayon, jersey and chambray are great choices. Stick to light colors, light weights and loose fits. Dark colors absorb the heat so avoid those as much as possible. Wear a breathable sports bra for comfort instead of your traditional wire and cups which can collect sweat in your bosom.

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Though if you are in and out of an office or mall, it might be a good idea to carry a loose cardigan with you (or keep on in your car) because the air conditioning will be on full blast.

You definitely want to keep the air moving around your feet. Don’t stuff your toes in thick sock and sneakers. Wear some cute sandals. It’s a great excuse to treat yourself to a pedicure!

Your hair, depending on its texture, will do wild and crazy things. Combating frizz is a common problem. You may want to tie a scarf around your hair to keep it up out of your face, and to contain it. It might be too much during summer to fight the texture of your hair, so tuck it out of the way if you can!

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Keep your accessories light and small. A big statement necklace can feel like a boulder around your neck and a large purse will feel even heavier when you’re feeling hot. Stick to smaller earrings, chain necklaces, and lightweight bangles or stretch bracelets. Instead of a large tote, keep a small lightweight clutch on hand!

Find everything you need for summer fashion at Chicastic! Stay cool out there, ladies!

How To Wear Leggings

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Leggings are not only trendy, but they’ve become an important staple in our wardrobes because of their comfort and style. Women of all shapes and sizes are sporting fashionable leggings, and that’s because they are versatile and offer fluidity in the way of different fashion sensibilities. From casual country to hardcore punk rock to goth to preppy styles, there is a legging for everyone! However, there is such a thing as wearing the “wrong” legging. Here are a few fashion tips to help you find YOUR perfect legging!

Leggings were made for layering! They are kind of a hybrid between tights and pants which makes them the perfect cool weather clothing. But that doesn’t mean they can’t be worn during summer! They just have to be worn a different way. Just remember, leggings are NOT a substitute for pants. An exception can be made if you are at the gym, but it is very difficult if not impossible to incorporate leggings without layers. Of course, this is a matter of opinion, so if you CAN pull off leggings as pants outside of the gym, then go ahead and rock on, girl.

Generally, you want to make sure that the leggings you choose fits well. They should not be so tight that every little bend or dimple shows, but not so loose that they wrinkle or bunch in your crotch or ankles. That is not cute at all, and will draw attention to areas where attention need not be paid. Make sure you wear a thong or a seamless pair of underwear to safely avoid unnecessary lines. The basic rule is to make sure that whatever top you choose covers your backside.

If you like wearing short skirts, a lightweight legging is a good choice. They offer coverage and an opportunity to introduce a bright color or print that you like. Change it up and wear leggings with shorts for a more punk rock look. If you choose bright and funky prints or colors, a subtle flat shoe or solid cardigan will balance your outfit so you don’t look laden with unnecessary details. Leggings can also be worn under dresses if the colors complement each other. Wear a solid dress with printed leggings or a printed dress with solid leggings, or solid with solid. Very few can get away with prints on prints. If you are one of those lucky few, share your look with us!

For workouts, you can absolutely show your personality in your leggings! Here is where your leggings can pretend to be pants! Try a pair of fun tribal print leggings paired with a solid colored sports bra. There are so many combinations to create, especially for the gym!

Work is a tricky place to incorporate leggings. Make sure the work environment deems it appropriate. If you work in a retail clothing shop, find something that matches the aesthetic of your store. If you work in a store by the beach, make sure you pair your leggings with a tank top and sandals. If you are employed at a department store, you will want to pay a little more attention to your specific department. Someone working in bridals will wear a very different outfit than someone working in housewares, just as someone working in the children’s clothing section will wear something that one wouldn’t wear if they were working in the men’s clothing department. There might not be too much of a difference as department stores have to maintain a standard of dress, but there will be subtleties nonetheless.

If you are a hostess at a restaurant, a pair of dark colored leggings and a long tank under a loose fitting cardigan is an easy, neutral look. Make sure the shoes you wear are comfortable as well.

For those who work with children, dark colored leggings are best so you can hide stains. Even bright and wild prints will work to keep stains camouflaged and the kids will enjoy them as well. Leggings offer flexibility so you can play on the floor with the kids or have story time comfortably.

Leggings might not be appropriate if you work in a traditional office, but for a creative office, you can probably get away with animal prints. Consider your workplace and determine if this is an appropriate article of clothing. Muted colors and a chambray top with ballet flats can work on Casual Fridays. Closed toed shoes are the best in this situation.

For running errands, comfort is definitely key! A cool graphic t-shirt and sneakers are a necessity. Add a scarf to pull your look together, weather permitting. Or add a lovely cotton tunic top for some upscale comfort.

Make sure you coordinate your outfits well, and don’t be afraid to add an interesting accessory to make your look pop! For example, you may want to incorporate a statement necklace with bright beads, or a stack of bracelets. An easy and functional way to make your outfits your own is to carry an unforgettable handbag or clutch.

There you have it! Check out Chicastic’s selection of leggings, shoes and clutches to create your perfect look today!

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