How To Choose the Perfect Wedding Shoe

Of course you want everything on your perfect day to be AMAZING! From the dress to the food to the venue…all has to be considered. This includes your shoes! Your venue and wedding date have just as much weight on this decision as the style of your dress.

1. Consider the weather. Warm weather usually calls for sandals or open toed shoes. Cool weather usually dictates that you wear closed heels. Some off-beat brides choose fur lined boots for outdoor winter weddings, or fancy manicures only and no shoes for beach weddings.

2. Think about the venue. If you plan on getting married on a grassy knoll, stiletto heels would not be the best choice as the heel would sink through the lawn. Stacked heels or flats would be better in this situation.

3. For outdoor weddings with paved or hard surfaces, you can wear almost any shoe, especially if the weather is nice. If you are wearing a floor length dress, you can get away with anything! Don’t let the fact that your shoes are hidden keep you from picking a beautiful pair. You can even use this opportunity to wear a bright and fun color. Or choose a beautiful sequined blue heel for your secret good luck “something blue” on your special day.

4. Short dresses don’t mean you have to match perfectly. You can choose a pair of shoes that go along with your color scheme. Lace wedding shoes can match perfectly with different dress fabrics like satin, chiffon and silk. For a more updated look, opt for a open toed platform heel. Indoor weddings during the winter months call for soft velvet high heeled shoes with crystal embellishments.

As you plan your wedding day, Chicastic is here to provide you with the most gorgeous clutches, chiffon scarves and dress heels to match any color scheme and style. Chicastic also has “after the wedding” accessories like satin corsets in every color. Our products make wonderful bridesmaid gifts as well! Click here to see more!

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Pretty in Pink

Pretty

The campus winter formal will be coming up soon.  Do you know what you will be wearing?  While everyone else is wearing a little black dress, why not stand out from the crowd and go for an ultra feminine, romantic look.  What could be more feminine and romantic than head to toe pink?  Chicastic’s Rhinestone T-strap Peep Toe Pumps are the perfect heels to build your ensemble around.  These glamorous towering stilettos feature a vibrant hot pink hue with shimmering rhinestones, a t-strap and a peep toe, platform silhouette.  Pair these heels with a blush colored strapless velvet dress and a pink pouty lip for a look that will make you the belle of the ball.  Don’t forget to complete your ensemble with Chicastic’s Snakeskin Pattern Metallic Clutch.  The Rhinestone T-strap Peep Toe Pumps are available in a variety of colors at Chicastic’s online boutique.  To see other stylish wardrobe and accessory items, perfect for formal events, visit Chicastic.com.

Date Night Style

Date night

Are you headed out for a romantic date night of dinner and dancing with your bae and want to create a look that will make an impact?  Chicastic’s Rhinestone T-Strap Peep Toe Pump is the perfect shoe to create a wow factor!  These chic, towering stiletto heels are encrusted with shimmering rhinestones and feature a rich, forest green hue, a t-strap and a peep toe, platform silhouette.  Pair these ultra sexy heels as a pop of color with a little black mini dress and statement earrings for a super sultry and sophisticated look perfect for dinner and dancing.  Complete your ensemble with Chicastic’s Snakeskin Metallic Evening Clutch.  Besides date night these stylish heels are also perfect for formal events and weddings.  The Rhinestone T-Strap Peep Toe Pump is available in a wide variety of colors at Chicastic’s online boutique.  To see other glamorous accessory items for date night, formals and weddings, visit Chicastic.com.

Vibrant Blue

Vibrant Blue

Just because the summer has come to an end and fall is here doesn’t mean that you have to start wearing dark colors exclusively.  You can absolutely wear bold colors this season, here’s how! Are you headed to any upcoming formal events?   Add a pop of color to your ensemble with Chicastic’s Rhinestone Platform Peep Toe Pump in Blue.  This chic pump features a platform, peep toe silhouette, a soft microfiber fabric in a vibrant, richly saturated blue tone, embellished by shimmering blue rhinestones and a dainty T-strap.  Pair theses platform pumps with a black mini dress and dazzling blue and silver chandelier earrings for a festive look perfect for office holiday parties, campus semi formals and more.  Complete your colorful ensemble with Chicastic’s Rhinestone Cocktail Clutch in an equally brilliant shade of blue.  The Rhinestone Platform Peep Toe Pump is available in a variety of colors at Chicastic’s online boutique.  To see other chic accessory items, visit Chicastic.com.

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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