Summer Days Driftin’ Away to oh Those Summer Nights

We can only hope you now have the classic “Summer Lovin” from the musical Grease stuck in your head after reading the title, you’re welcome. Getting down to business, today we will be talking about transitioning your look from summer day to summer night. Chicastic is the word!

Lets say you’re catching a double feature at the drive-in. During the first showing you may be fine in shorts and a tank, but by the second half of the night as temperatures start to drop, be prepared with a fashionable backup. We have cardigans in all colors and styles to match any look. Our cotton and chiffon scarves are also a perfect way to adjust from day to night without too much hassle. And with so many different ways it can be worn, you can change up your outfit in a multitude of ways!

Maybe you’ve spent the day at the beach, possibly in one of our cute beach coverups, but have to make your way to a family backyard BBQ and don’t have a lot of time to get ready! Simply throw on a pair of leggings underneath the coverup and add a color coordinated statement necklace to give you a more polished and put together look.

Summer is almost over so make sure you’re ready to get the most out of every summer night and day with Chicastic!

Summer Days to Summer Nights

Bathing Suit Coverups

Bathing Suit Coverup

Bathing suit coverups come in handy when you’re not in the water. Wear them when you’re walking the boardwalk or at a pool party. Keep in mind, they don’t need to be an over sized t-shirt like when you were … Continue reading

Beach Handbags

There’s a handbag for every occasion. And there’s certainly one for the beach!

Summer is just around the corner and it’s time to start preparing for those warm couple of months. Not only do certain accessories become prominent this time of year but so do certain destinations that you’ll need some of those accessories for, like the beach of course. Whether you have access to a beach or are planning to visit some tropical destination, you’ll need the perfect bag to suit your summer outing.

Beach bags come in all shapes and sizes, though they typically run large. This is because a day at the beach requires that you bring a lot of unique necessities with you. You will typically need a bag large enough to hold an extra change of clothes, plenty of sunscreen, water bottles to stay hydrated, any backup hair accessories to fix post-ocean swimming hair, snacks, shoes or sandals, a coverup or maybe a book or magazine to read while laying out and basking in the sun. Not to mention you might also want to bring other things you may want, like makeup or even a large towel if you don’t want to hold it. Most beach bags are capable of holding all of these things.

A typical oversized beach bag can be a large tote in any color of your choosing, though any of the colors of the year would do nicely for the season. These bags are made to hold a lot and do so with relative grace. Tote bags are great for any sort of day trips, including picnics or other outdoor gatherings that require a significant amount of stuff to be brought. They are more than perfect for beach outings as well. You can have fun with prints and patterns. Go with a nautical striped pattern in cream and navy, choose a light floral print or a festive paisley pattern

Large bags can come in other styles as well. Some large weekenders may be just the right size if you’re planning on bringing a lot of things, and come in various sizes if you need. They are also made to be extremely durable so if you’re planning on packing a lot or for a lot of people, this sort of bag should be your go to.

But not all bags have to be large. You can bring a small crossbody for your wallet and small tube of sunscreen, maybe a book, if you’re looking to pack light. These are best if you’re not planning on necessarily looking to camp out for the entire day. Feel free to choose a light colored crossbody in a fun crochet or perhaps even a trendy pleather bag with frayed fringe.

Find the perfect beach bag for you at Chicastic.

Beach Totes

Resort Accessories

Resorts evoke that feeling of summer and relaxation, but also of fun. Try to brighten up a bit and kick back with these accessories.

Vacation season is on the horizon. It will soon be time to book some time away from reality, relax and have some fun. Whether you’re planning on going somewhere to kick back or to live it up, resorts always have that air of escape. Have some fun with your resort wear this season. Brighten and lighten up your look and your mood.

As basic and neutral as they might originally sound, white accessories make for great beach or resort wear. Not only does the color make any skin tone look instantly and effortlessly tanner than usual, but this color goes with whatever you plan on wearing. Whenever you’re getting away from it all, you have to manage to pack a suitcase without bringing your entire wardrobe along with you. White accessories, such as bags, hats, enamel bangles or necklaces, or light, chiffon or satin scarves, give off that effortless resort chic look while matching absolutely anything you may wear. White can be easily dressed up or down and is one of the ultimate neutral colors. It can transform to meld in with whatever color palette you’re wearing, whether it’s jewel tones or pastels.

Some textures and styles are more appropriate for summer or vacation wear. Oversized hats and other woven or handmade material comes into fashion once the weather warms up so grab your floppy hat and woven hobo bag. These styles look effortless and a little bohemian, which suits the vacation season and warm weather. It evokes that feeling of relaxation and leisure that is synonymous with vacation. Oversized anything pretty much goes, including totes or flowy tops and dresses. You can layer light chiffon or silk scarves, wrapping them loosely around your neck in the warmth of the afternoon and draping them like a shawl over your shoulders once it cools in the evening. Loose, light cardigans and kimonos are also a great leisurely look to layer and experiment with. These relaxed looks will have you feeling calmer in no time.

These looser, lighter styles will help you break out of your schedule and your fashion routine, and can be appropriated for any personal style. If you happen to be headed somewhere warm or you are just planning on having some down time away from your everyday life, you can look great while feeling comfortable, too. Willowy, bohemian styles are perfect for relaxing, allowing you to remain chic and fabulous, even on your days off.

Find the right resort accessories for you at Chicastic.

Resort Accessories

Blue Printed Cotton Silk & Straw Rattan Beach Handbag

If you are looking for a casual and cool summer bag this Blue Printed Cotton Silk & Straw Rattan Beach Handbag is just perfect – Checkout Chicastic. Whether it is a beach outing or a fun day trip this pretty and chic piece will complement the sunny weather extremely well. It has great utility with lots of space and the looks are very pleasing – great combination. (Also available in Purple Printed Cotton Silk & Straw Rattan Beach Handbag)

Blue Printed Cotton & Straw Rattan Beach Summer Handbag