Halloween Costume: Sandy from Grease

Sandy Costume

Sandy from Grease was prim and proper until the scene at the end. Use her transformation as inspiration for your Halloween costume and recreate her memorable look from the movie. Black and red are the key colors to this look. … Continue reading

Snakeskin Croc Scale Evening Clutch Bag

Clutch bags always make for great accent pieces. Use a snakeskin handbag to add some attitude to whatever you’re wearing this season.

Clutches are one of the more perfect handbag choices when it comes to making a statement. Their compact size and handheld nature draws special attention to their presence when featured in an outfit. It can be worn to blend in, accentuate, or stand out completely. Whether you’re on the go meeting a friend for coffee, headed to a professional event or going for a night out, this snakeskin croc scale evening clutch bag can add a bit of edge and a bit of class to your look. Each one comes in a bold, daring color that is sure to stand out or help you bring an outfit together.

Snakeskin is one of the more versatile animal prints out there. Since it does not have a set, traditional color it can be a neutral or any other shade of the rainbow. This allows the pattern itself to be featured in any number of outfits depending on which incarnation of the design you happen to be using. No matter what though, this animal print adds some character and style to any look. It always has a bit a of an edge to it, undoubtedly an association of the reputation that comes from the reptile itself. Use it to your advantage when wearing this pattern out on the town and adding some oomph to an ensemble.

If you’re wearing an ensemble of solid colors, a monochromatic outfit, or simply an array of neutrals, than this piece can do a lot for you. Not only will it stand out in color and print, but it will also help balance out your look without being too loud on its own. Use whatever color you choose to influence your additional accessories like a statement necklace, makeup, and shoe in order to tie your entire look together. This piece works best with basic or simple outfits, but that doesn’t mean your outfit has to be boring to begin with. If you’re wearing a simple matte cocktail dress, this bag will add a bit of texture to your look while still complementing the sleekness of your dress. Even wearing it with a basic tee and leggings, skinny jeans, or a skirt can add a funky bit of color to your look.

Depending on how you wear it, it can be made to be simple or elegant, but it is always bold and bright. Add some color and attitude to whatever you’re wearing with this eye-catching clutch.  You can find the snakeskin croc scale evening clutch bag at Chicastic.

Snakeskin Clutches

Mix and Match Animal Print

Some of you may think that mixing different animal prints together is impossible. It can be quite doable if you know what you’re doing…

Mixing and matching patterns can definitely be tricky. It is very much like matching colors and uses many of the same elements in order to do so successfully and yet is also more complex. When it comes to mixing animal print there is a way to make it possible.

The first rule about wearing more than one pattern in general is to be subtle. Too much of both will definitely overpower your look so you will have to find just the right balance. One way to go is use prints that use the same color scheme, such as black and brown or black and white. This way the patterns essentially “match” and you can break up the outfit with solid colored pieces and accessories that either offset or tone down the overall look. One thing you can do for instance is say wear a black and white cheetah print top with a neutral snakeskin clutch under a solid cardigan and with a solid colored pant to add balance.

Another thing you can do is mix prints that are the same or similar but use differing color palettes so that there is still some symmetry there but is made all the more dynamic and interesting. You wouldn’t want to wear one thing right over another so it’s best to choose your pieces wisely. If you’re going with a pant and top that feature patterns, then break it up with a belt, bag, scarf or even a combination of all three. You can use a neutral color like beige or black that will always be safe but bold colors can work too that will make more of a statement without making your outfit look too busy.

While it is doable to perhaps combine two large pieces featuring a pattern together, they can be used to much better effect if used more subtly. Such as in the example above, one piece is a larger clothing and one is an accessory. This way, you can still mix and match if the look isn’t working for you and the smaller pieces works more to accent and offset the larger one. Wearing an animal print top with a different patterned shoe or bag is a good example of this use. Also, the pieces are not too close to one another so they do not clash. Adding pieces of clothing and accessories puts distance between them and balances out your entire look.

You can find great animal print accessories at Chicastic.

Animal Print Accessories