A Gift For Every Style

Are you stumped on what to get for that fashionista in your life?  When I buy someone a gift, I first consider their personal style and tastes.  No matter what their style, Chicastic has the perfect gifts that are sure to impress!  Here are some of my selections:

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Is she the t-shirt and jeans, sporty type?  The Crossbody Handbag in Blue is the perfect gift for her!  This handbag features vegan leather and an on-trend saddle bag shape.  I would pair this handbag with the Snake Print Wallet in Royal Blue.  This wallet has a sleek, flat silhouette, faux snake print texture and various compartments for both cash and credit cards.  She will be sure to love that these gifts are stylish, yet not overly girly, which is just her style!

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Is she conservative, with a ladylike, classic style?  The Patent Leather Clutch and Open Cardigan will be just right for her.  The clutch bag has a glossy, faux leather fabrication and can be worn for both casual and business attire.  This lightweight cardigan features a super soft texture and a drapey silhouette that makes it perfect for layering. She will appreciate the fact that these are classic, staple wardrobe items that will never go out of style!

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Looking for a gift for a glamorous fashionista?  Look no further than the Crystal Evening Clutch in Green!  This gorgeous clutch bag boasts a dazzling emerald green hue, rhinestone detailing, an oval shape and a flirty tassel.  This gift wouldn’t be complete without pairing this bag with the curve contouring satin Corset.  This gift package is tailor made for someone that enjoys turning heads!

These bags and accessories are available in a variety of colors at Chicastic.com.  With Chicastic, you will be able to find the perfect gift, no matter what her style!

Lady In Red

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This holiday season is the perfect time to show off your most colorful side. Why not show some holiday cheer and immerse yourself in red all season long! You can always count on Chicastic for glamorous accessories of any color and for any occasion. The Crossbody Handbag in Red is a stylish way to show your festive side on your casual weekends. This handbag features vegan leather, gold hardware and a trendy saddle bag shape. I would accentuate this bag with the Snake Print Clutch Wallet in a matching red. This cranberry hued wallet features a faux snake print fabrication and various compartments for both cash and credit cards. While at the office, show holiday joy with the Open Cardigan in Red. This lightweight, super soft cardigan is perfect for layering over your office wear, for a joyful, yet professional look. For a night out on the town, why not exude a sultry aura and paint the town red in Chicastic’s Corset in Wine Red! All eyes will be on you in this alluring bordeaux colored corset that boasts a luxurious satin texture and strong boning to accentuate all your curves. Pair this corset with the Crystal Cocktail Clutch in Red for a look that will turn heads all night long.  This clutch features beautiful crystal detailing, silver hardware and a removable chain shoulder strap.  These items are available in a multitude of colors. No matter what the occasion, Chicastic.com has just what you need to paint the town red!

Office Party Glamour

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Are you attending your office’s annual holiday party and are stumped on what to wear?  Remember, even though it is a party, it is still an OFFICE party.  You want to maintain an aura of professionalism, while still looking festive, so save your sequined red dress for another occasion.  The key is to select radiant accessories to liven up your professional attire.  Chicastic has an amazing selection of glamorous accessories that will dress up any office wardrobe!  One of my favorites is the  Open Cardigan in Red.  I love it’s richly saturated color, plush acrylic texture and drapey, lightweight silhouette, which make it perfect for layering over your favorite body-con turtleneck dress.  The cherry red color evokes an aura of cheerfulness that is perfect for the holiday season.  I also love the Snakeskin Print Clutch Wallet in Gold.  This sleek little clutch features a dazzling, iridescent gold tone and has various compartments for both cash and credit cards.  By choosing items in lively red and shimmering gold, you will look festive, while still looking professional.  This clutch bag and cardigan are available in a variety of colors at Chicastic.com.

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.

Disney Halloween Costumes

Everyone wants to be a Disney Princess! Isn’t that the dream since childhood? Well, you still can, but with a grown up twist! Check out Snow White, Belle, and Esmerelda below!

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Items in this set:
Pink Chiffon Scarf
Purple Chiffon Scarf
Abstract Rhinestone Clutch
Latex Rubber Waist Trainer

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Haerfest Witch Costume and Snow White at Work Costume

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This absolutely STUNNING Haerfest Witch costume was created by reginalove over at Polyvore! Our beautiful Beige Gold Satin Corset is the perfect base on which to build a costume like this! This would be a beautiful group costume idea, as well! If each of your friends designed their own witch costume based on different color corsets, that would make a fun theme, especially at a party or contest!

 

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Another idea for the office is to go as Snow White! We created this costume with the working woman in mind! As you can see, even though the costume is centered around a corset, a cardigan can keep you covered up. This medium length pencil skirt and red heels can finish off the look beautifully! Don’t forget the poisoned apple, which in this case is one of our popular crystal clutch purses!

 

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How To Fly Fashionably

 

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Looking good while traveling can be a challenge, especially when flying. Unlike the slow paced hotel style accommodations of a cruise ship, or the flexibility of a driving yourself on a road trip, flying comes with its own set of challenges. From long lines to security checks to the tiny cramped space in an aircraft, comfort is key. However, comfort doesn’t have to come in the form of sweat pants and flip flops. Here are a few tips to keep you looking stylish even as you take the red eye cross country.

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1. KEEP IT SIMPLE

This isn’t the time to wear your spike heels or mini skirt. And unless you’re heading to a business meeting right off the plane, you don’t have to wear a business suit either. Keep your color scheme neutral. Black leggings and a chambray top, tank, or cardigan. You can even wear a soft knitted poncho (because airplanes can be a bit chilly). Keep it to 3 basic pieces (bottom, top, cardigan). If you must accessorize, a simple scarf will do. Don’t bother with belt. You’ll have to take it off at security, anyway.

2. WEAR COMFY SHOES

Ballet flats work well in this situation, or even soft booties. Don’t forget the socks or peds! The last thing you want to do is have to take your shoes off at security and walk through the metal detector barefoot!

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3. PUT YOUR HAIR UP

Wrap your hair in a stylish scarf to keep it out of the way and in place. Airplane seats are known for not being very kind to the back of your head, and if you end up sleeping in a strange position your hair might end up looking worse than if you hadn’t bothered with it at all. You could even try a top-knot and a bandana to keep the strays away!

4. SUNGLASSES

Not only do they function well as a last minute eye mask, they will hide any tiredness your eyes will show if you happen to fly the red-eye.

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5. PURSE

A large stylish tote can function as a carry on and hold any accessories you don’t want to wear on the plane. If you need to change your shoes after landing, you can keep them with you. Any touch up supplies such as your makeup, baby wipes and toothbrush can be kept close at hand, as well as a spare outfit and a clutch purse! In addition, a crossbody purse can also keep your wallet and phone close to you.

6. JEWELRY

Don’t bother wearing your very best jewelry. It can get lost while traveling and you’ll never get it back. Time to invest in some inexpensive dupes. Go for cubic zirconia instead of diamonds, simple necklaces and delicate costume pieces.

7. KEEP YOUR SKIN HYDRATED

The air on a plane can be very dry, so keep a small tube of moisturizer with you, as well as some lip balm or gloss. Drink plenty of water as well.
THINGS TO AVOID

1. Avoid clothes that wrinkle.
2. Avoid clothes that are too tight.
3. Avoid traveling in your pajamas.
4. Avoid wearing white – traveling can be long and delays are frequent. It’s too much to keep your sanity while trying to keep your clothes clean.

 

For travel friendly accessories and clothing, visit Chicastic!

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

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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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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!)

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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

3

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!