What to Wear to a Winter Wedding

Winter can be a cold and cruel season. Pretty summer hues are slowly eaten away by autumn and though the first snowfall may be beautiful, it melts away to a brown, gloopy mess. All of a sudden, you remember there’s a wedding smack in the middle of winter that you already RSVP’d to! There’s no backing out of it now, but what on earth do you wear?

First thing’s first, don’t panic! Winter is an opportunity to explore a new look, so try to have fun with it.

Next, look up the average temperature of that day. You want to be prepared!

Try new, rich jewel tones that include plum, wine, emerald, or deep blue. Warmer fabrics like brocade, velour, velvet or even knit can help keep the shivers to a minimum. Wrap your shoulders in faux fur or a velvet wrap for the outdoors, or add a pop of whimsy with a warm patterned pashmina.

Winter Wedding

 

For extra warmth, layer on tights instead of hose and instead of scrappy sandals wear velvet shoes like these crystal encrusted peep toe heels! Perhaps carry the shoes in with you and wear boots on your way to the venue, just so you don’t muddy up your outfit.

Accessorizing for a winter wedding offers more of an opportunity for sparkle and shine, even for casual weddings. Glittering mesh clutch purses are perfect for casual or cocktail style weddings, whereas crystal encrusted clutch bags are a beautiful touch of glam for formal events.

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How To Build a Winter Capsule Wardrobe

Winter Capsule Wardrobe

 

If you live in a multi-season climate, there are certain habits you pick up when cultivating your wardrobe, most notably the habit of storing away certain seasonal pieces during their months of non-use. Flip flops, tank tops and shorts are squirreled away in the attic, while sweaters, scarves and hats make their way into your closet. Sometimes, it gets a little tedious. The way to solve this problem is to create a layered wardrobe that can easily transition from fall to winter! Here is how!

First, look through your closet. Keep pieces that are suitable for layering, including basic tank tops, button downs, and cardigans! Essentially, a lot of your spring wardrobe can STILL be used during the winter! What you would most likely pack away would be your open toed shoes, sandals, shorts, and skirts. The exception to the rule would be shoes you would wear to the office like these peep toe crystal heels from Chicastic.

Secondly, decide how many of those pieces you would like to use for the season. The easiest way to figure this out is to determine your color story. Remove everything that generally doesn’t fit in color wise.

Third, determine what you need for the rest of the season. You’ll definitely want to make sure you have thicker pieces for layering.

  1. Loose Fit Lightweight Shrug Style Casual Cardigan
  2. Drapey Open Front Cardigan
  3. Soft Plaid Square Blanket Neck Scarf Pashmina Shawl Wrap
  4. Crossbody Handbag

 

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How To Dress for a Casual Business Dinner

The perfect outfit for casual business dinners can be difficult to figure out. You want to impress the right people but don’t want to go overboard. The term “casual dress” for business dinners doesn’t mean blue jeans and sweatshirts. You want to be properly dressed for the occasion at hand.

Casual Business Dinner

 

Spaghetti straps are a definite no-no, but a sleeveless top is fine! Try a floral scoop neck with a solid pencil skirt, crystal peep toe heels and an patterned patent leather clutch bag.

 

Casual Business Dinner

 

A sleeveless turtleneck with a silk chiffon scarfcrystal peep toe heels, a metallic mesh glitter envelope clutch and paired with a cropped pants looks quite classy.

Casual Business Dinner

 

Denim can work if it’s a pair of well fitted capris. Wear with a blazer and casual boat neck top. For fun, try pairing this outfit with a printed envelope clutch  and a pair of crystal peep toe heels.

Casual Business Dinner

 

A solid a-line dress accessorized with a silk leopard chiffon scarfcrystal peep toe heels and an patterned patent leather clutch bag for a classic look with a pop of whimsy.

Casual Business Dinner

 

A chambray dress paired over printed leggings and crystal peep toe heels is a smart look for casual business dinners in warmer weather.

 

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Masquerade Costume

Red Masquerade

 

Halloween is the time to put on a masquerade. A masquerade party, by definition, is a party where everyone attends wearing a mask. Well, on Halloween, that’s a definite given! Masquerade parties allow you to adopt new personas. As per their 15th century beginnings, they allowed people to wear clothing they wouldn’t normally wear. Enjoying yourself while remaining anonymous is what makes these parties so alluring.

But if you’re running late or found a party to go to last minute, a masquerade costume is so easy to make! Literally, all you need is a mask, and boom – masquerade!

There’s no reason to be boring about it, though! Use this time to wear an outfit you wouldn’t normally wear! Just pick your favorite color and GO!

Start with a satin lace up corset in your most favoritest color! From there, find a pair of shoes that match, like these red peep toe crystal encrusted heels! You’ll definitely need something to carry your car keys in, but not something you want to worry about holding the whole time, so this red satin rose wristlet with rhinestone handle is perfect for dangling on your arm without being too big to think about. And its rose design looks like part of your costume! Add a long ballgown type skirt and a red chiffon scarf to keep your shoulders warm, too! Last, but definitely not least, a tiny top hat for the crowning finish!

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Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch

Wicked Witch of the West

 

Sexy Glinda the Good Witch

 

 

If you’re still looking for costume ideas for you and your BFF, look no further! What better BFF costume pairing than the two witches from “The Wizard of Oz?” Glinda the Good Witch and the Wicked Witch of the West! They could not be more different! And today you will see the more modern incarnation of them in the musical “Wicked” playing on Broadway!

Here is all you need!

Wicked Witch of the West

Start with a black halter style lace up corset from Chicastic. Add to that a tulle skirt, and a pair of crystal embellished peep toe pumps. Next, add the really witchy details such as the pointed witches hat, broom, and for good measure, tie a black chiffon scarf to the hat for some extra drama in the wind! Carry your essentials in this black lace knuckle duster clutch, emphasizing her “wickedness.”

Glinda The Good Witch

A pink satin corset is a perfect start to this costume. Add a pink tulle skirt and a pair of silver crystal pumps as an homage to the iconic character’s look.  The signature crown and wand can be made at home with supplies found around the house and the jewelry can be found in your own jewelry box! Lastly, carry everything you need for the night in a vintage inspired bead and sequined clutch purse!

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Sexy Poodle

Sexy Poodle

 

 

You ever wonder what your dog would dress up for Halloween if we didn’t impose on them our idea of a cute costume? Maybe they’d dress like us! Imagine that, a dog in blue jeans and wig! Maybe even a tiny corset! Silly silly!

Of course you could dress up as your dog for Halloween! But have some fun with it, especially if you’re going to a bar or out on the town. You’ll need one of Chicastic’s satin lace up corsets in whatever color your dog is. If you have a spotted or merle dog, you can always glue felt spots or patterns or add detail to your corset with special fabric paint or pens. Next, match your shorts or skirt to your corset, and your shoes! For a poodle, we decided a pair of rhinestone crusted stiletto pumps would be appropriate. Poodles, of course, are the fashionistas of dogs! (well, along with Malteses and Yorkshire Terriers). Some fur legwarmers and gloves would be the perfect finishing touch! Don’t forget the ears, which you can find at any party supply store, or even make your own with a couple scraps of faux fur attached to a headband! Last but not least, make sure you carry everything you need for the evening in your “doggie bag” or clutch purse, to be exact! We imagine a poodle would carry something so blinged out, just like this Gold Crystal Rhinestone Hard Box Clutch!

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Quick Last Minute Costumes

Cop, Nurse and Firefighter

 

Halloween is less than a week away and you don’t have a costume yet! WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO?

Don’t worry! Here are three easy costumes you can make in less than 30 minutes, half of which can be found in your closet already! The only thing that you may need to get are the identifying hats for each costume, and any party supply or kid’s toy store should have them available!

All you need for these costumes are color coordinated corsets, shoes and clutches! Here is a simple list!

Sexy Police Officer
Navy Blue Satin Lace Up Corset
Pleated Satin Evening Clutch in Black
Rhinestone Crystal Peep Toe Pumps

Sexy Nurse
White Satin Lace Up Corset
Pleated Satin Evening Clutch in White
Rhinestone T-Strap Peep Toe Pump

Sexy Firefighter
Red Satin Lace Up Corset
Red Glitter Mesh Hardbox Evening Clutch
Gold High Heeled Platform Pump

 

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DIY Rainbow Unicorn Costume

Rainbow Unicorn

 

 

Ask any little kid if they love rainbows and they’ll probably say yes! Little kids LOVE rainbows! I don’t think the love for rainbows ends when you grow up. With cartoons like My Little Pony, Rainbow Brite and The Powerpuff Girls, there are a ton of multi-colored costume inspirations that you can pull off!

For this generic rainbow unicorn costume, you will need a Sexy Satin Corset in GOLD. A bright rainbow patterned tutu will be the star of this costume. For a light layer of warmth in case you get chilly, wrap a purple chiffon scarf around your neck. Or any color, really, because anything would literally match! Blue Rhinestone Crystal Stiletto Heels and a gold rhinestone clutch will be the perfect accessories for your look. Last but most important, don’t forget the unicorn headband with ears and horn attached!

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Desperate Times Costume

Desperate Times DIY Costume

 

Okay, let’s admit it. There are times when we get invited to a party and we already make up our minds that we aren’t going. Maybe you have to work early the next day or the people there are just blah. So you make plans to Netflix and chill at home by yourself, put a bucket of candy outside the door with a sign that says “Please take one!” and hope the neighborhood kids don’t just grab the bucket and run, leaving your front door a target for fresh eggs! Then your best friend calls an hour before a GREAT Halloween party and somehow cajoles you into going! Well, you can’t just show up as NOTHING, can you? But how can you pull off a costume at the last minute? HOW?

Easy peasy lemon squeezy! Here’s how!

First, grab a sexy top to wear, like a satin corset. Next, find a silly bottom garment to wear, like a grass skirt! Of course, you have to somehow tie the two pieces together, so a floral lei that matches the corset can bridge them together. A rose wristlet can carry your essentials while still looking part of this costume. And of course, if you’re going to go full crazy, may as well dig out a pair of wings from LAST year’s Halloween party and crystal stiletto heels (that you chose to go to, incidentally) and boom, there you are! A Flower Fairy Hula Angel!

Now this is just one example, but you can absolutely create your own type of crazy costume based around any one of Chicastic’s satin corsets!

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Sexy Grapes DIY Costume

Sexy Grapes

 

Looking for a sexy, yet hilarious Halloween costume? Take a cue from America’s favorite underwear company and dress up as a sexy bunch of grapes! Instead of a body suit, pick up one of these purple satin corsets and tie a TON of purple balloons around your waist! (but wait till you get to the bar or you’ll never fit in the car!). Carry a green crystal clutch, wrap a green chiffon scarf around your neck and finish your look with a pair of purple crystal heels!

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