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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Create The Perfect Backyard Wedding

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Creating a backyard wedding is a great way to save money, especially if you want a small ceremony. But realize that a backyard wedding still needs as much planning as a traditional event. Here are some tips to make sure your day goes smoothly.

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1. Invitations
Because your backyard may not be able to host a lot of people, you can create DIY invitations or even have someone handwrite them for you! Calligraphy artists can work wonders with pen and ink, or if you are artsy and prefer to be more hands on, you can create your own! There are plenty of online printing companies who specialize in invitations. Just don’t do an e-vite!

2. Rentals
Rental companies have everything you need these days. They are a one stop shop for everything you need for an event. A tent, lighting, dance floor, tables, cloths and chairs are the minimum you would need. You may think you don’t need a tent but it will come in handy if it rains or if the sun is beating down. Your guests can move the chairs from the ceremony area to their table.

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3. Flowers
To save money, choose flowers that are in season. It wouldn’t be wise to choose a summer blossom in the winter as they will most likely have to be brought in from warmer areas and therefore more costly. For centerpieces, use large clear jars for flower bunches at each table.

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4. Catering and Dessert
Find a catering company that specializes in buffet style food. This way you won’t need a service team other than those behind the table. Or if you have a particularly small event, you can have the company deliver and set up the food only. For dessert, cupcakes are a popular choice and they can be decorated in your wedding theme colors! Plus you’ll be able to have more flavor choices to make everyone happy! You can also have your bakery create a small bride and groom cake for you to freeze until the next year.

5. Drinks
Save more money by buying drinks (even alcohol!) at your local bulk grocery store. Beer, soda, bottled water and wine are wedding staples.

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6. Table Settings
Instead of having a formal place setting, your catering company can provide durable and even elegant looking plastic utensils and plates.

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7. Bridesmaids and Groomsmen
An easy and affordable option for dressing them is to have the bridesmaids pick their own dresses in a color of your choice. The groomsmen can wear suits in the same color family (dark blue, black, brown, beige, etc.) For fun, have them wear socks in the color theme of your wedding. They can wear the same color tie to keep their looks cohesive. The bridesmaids can wear the same style of wedding heels or carry the same clutch bag to tie them together.

8. Photography
Saving money in other areas will allow you to splurge in wedding photography. This is one area you don’t want to skimp out on. These memories are priceless so make sure you hire a photographer you click with.

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9. Bride and Groom Style
Your personal look can be as ornate or as simple as you like. To save money, look for off white or beige bridesmaid dresses instead of a bridal gown. You can even choose a lace sundress if you want to go a little more casual. Have a friend do your makeup or do it yourself, and keep your hair simply styled, with a crown of flowers or a braided up do with crystal bobby pins tucked in. Splurge on some beautiful crystal heels for a touch of glam for the ceremony and photos. You can change into a pair of flats or cute sandals for dancing! Don’t forget your wedding clutch! Your groom can wear one of his own suits, but invest in getting it tailored so that it fits perfectly. It’s a good time for him to get a new shirt and tie, anyway! Have him buy new shoes as well. He can always wear them after the wedding.

10. Guests’ Comfort
Don’t forget to provide enough toilet paper, paper towels and soap for the bathroom. A large garbage can or two can keep things neat. Don’t forget your wedding playlist! An iPod and a good pair of speakers will take care of that easily.
With these tips, you are sure to pull off an affordable, fun and elegant wedding in your own backyard! For affordable and elegant wedding clutches, corsets and shoes, visit Chicastic today!

Glitter Metallic Knuckle Clutch

Make a statement with this feisty knuckle duster clutch from Chicastic!

Lustrous rhinestones decorate the knuckle rings of this evening bag, adding a sparkly embellishment that’s sure to make your late night accessory stand out. The glitter metallic material is an eye-catching feature that comes in your choice of brown, silver, black, gray, or gold. Measuring 9 inches in length, 6 inches in height, and 2 inches in width, the knuckle clutch boasts a trendy and unique design that’s sure to leave a lasting impression. Effortlessly hold in the palm of your hand, discreetly tuck under your arm, or whip out the detachable shoulder strap to shake up your look.

Glitter Metallic Knuckle Clutch

Enhance any swanky outfit with this box clutch, the perfect size for all of your must-have, late night necessities. The knuckle clutch is the ultimate fashion accessory to carry around to any special occasion – proms, weddings, birthday parties, you name it. Generate some serious buzz! With the knuckle clutch in one hand, decorate the other with oversized cocktail rings and a cuff bangle bracelet!

Mix and mingle in style and order your glitter metallic knuckle clutch from Chicastic today!

New Year’s Eve Outfit

New Year's Eve Outfit

We love New Year’s Eve and everything it entails. There are cute party clothes, watching the ball drop, countdowns to kisses, and resolutions for the new year. But let’s get back to that first item, the cute party clothes. There … Continue reading

Daylight Saving Inspired Outfit

Daylight Saving Outfit

Daylight saving time ended yesterday. This means it’s darker earlier and that can be depressing. So here’s an outfit to brighten your day! We created a look filled with bright colors and sunny yellow. We started off with a pair … Continue reading

Festive Fall Fashion

It’s our favorite time of the year again! A time for sweaters while sipping on pumpkin spice coffee, cute gloves to grab while apple picking, infinity scarves and the sound of crunching leaves under your favorite pair of boots… it’s time for fall!

When the leaves start becoming bare we start to cover up. And there is no need for you to look like a layered mess.

Instead of layering up with your significant others sweatshirt, why not try a colorful cardigan? Wearing one of our drapey open front cardigans  keep you warm and bundled while looking chic and put together. This look is perfect with a pair of your favorite comfy leggings and knee high boots.

Ready to head out pumpkin picking? Through on an infinity scarf and a pair of gloves to match your fall festive outfit. Gloves and scarves serve not only to keep you warm and comfortable but they are the perfect accessory for any fall activity!

Don’t let the dropping temperature bring down your style! Check out Chicastic for more fall fashions!

Throwback Thursday- Ferris Bueller

Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off has a fun feel to the whole movie. What’s better then a day of playing hooky, lip syncing in a parade and dining as the sausage king of Chicago? We took Ferris’ casual yet business outfit … Continue reading

Straw and Leather Envelope Clutch

Straw Envelope Clutches

Want a casual summer purse? Check out these cute straw and faux leather envelope clutches. Everything about them is super summery, from their materials to their coloring. This ten inch wide by five inch high by one inch deep clutch … Continue reading

Summer Straw Purse

White Straw Purse

Need a stylish summer purse? Look no further. This white straw purse can be your new companion for the summer. This bag has great visual texture. The woven rattan straw gives off that summer tropical island vibe we all crave. … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday- Belle

Modern Belle

Everyone remembers Belle’s beautiful yellow gown in Beauty and the Beast, but we’re sure everyone also remembers her blue and white outfit. She wore the blue dress, white long sleeve shirt and white apron through most of the movie. We’d … Continue reading