Layering Summer Dresses for Fall

Layering Summer Dresses

As summer swings into fall the temperature will start to drop. You might think you need to pack away all your cute summer dresses. That’s not necessarily the case. In fact, we say stock up on end of season sales. … Continue reading

Crystal Studded Clutches

Crystal Studded Clutch

If you’re looking for a purse with a bit of texture, check out the new crystal studded clutches Chicastic is now selling. These bags are perfect for evenings out, weddings, proms and other fancy events. We’re a fan of the … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday- The Wizard of Oz

Dorothy Outfit

Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz followed the yellow brick road in amazing red shoes and a memorable blue gingham dress. If we remade this film and updated her look, what should she wear? For starters we’d like to switch … Continue reading

Fingerless Gloves

Fingerless Gloves

Gloves are a must have in the colder months. Sometimes they can be a nuisance though when you want to type on your phone or do other activities that involve full dexterity. One cute solution is fingerless gloves. They allow … Continue reading

Brown Giraffe Print Cotton Scarf

Giraffe Print Scarf

Giraffes could be the models of the animal kingdom. Think about it. They’re really tall. Have long legs. Large eyes. And everyone loves looking at photos of them. So why not incorporate this super model creature into your own look? … Continue reading

Glitter Over Sized Hard Box Clutch- Fit All Your Essentials

Glitter Over Sized Clutch

You’re getting ready to go to a wedding or other formal event. You put on a fabulous dress. Slip into those killer heels. You get out your clutch purse and start packing it with all your must have accessories. You … Continue reading

Envelope Clutches

Envelope Clutches

The sleek, flat, rectangular shape and classic fold over flap make the envelope clutch a timeless design. Envelope clutch purses come in a variety of colors, patterns, and fabrics. For an elegant look, try the metallic glitter mesh envelope purse. … Continue reading

When to Wear the Multi-Color Striped Canvas and Crochet Lace Tote Handbag

Multi Color Striped Canvas & Crochet Lace Tote Handbag

We all want a tote that we can use for special outings. Try this fun multicolor tote on your next day trip. With every season comes a slew of handbags that are best for the weather and the ambiance. And … 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

Styling a Red Prom Dress

Timeless is always in, so red is always a safe bet for any major occasion like prom. Here are some ways to make sure you make the right statement and let the red speak for itself.

Red makes a perfectly bold and timeless statement all on its own. It is no wonder that any prom dress in any shade of the color is bound to be a knockout and turn some heads. Since the color on its own is already eye-catching, it can be difficult deciding how exactly to properly accessorize it. The key to achieving a perfectly balanced look is to choose the right pieces and the right amount of them.

Since this color is already so bold, it would be best to stick with classic metallics such as silver or gold, and other accessories in similar neutral tones like black, cream, white, beige, or even brown or navy blue. A simple silver or gold chain necklace and matching earrings is a timeless look that will go with any dress. If you have a more vintage looking piece or even one that is simple and you want an elegant evening look, then pearls will go wonderfully with any shade of red. They add a touch of class and character without overshadowing the color of your prom dress and add an air of old Hollywood glamour that never goes out of style. When it comes to pearls, it is still important to choose your accessories wisely. If you’re wearing a choker or even a tiered 20’s inspired string of pearls, then studded earrings will work best. If you’re opting to go for a pearl bracelet instead then larger, longer earrings will make up for the lack of necklace and balance out your look. Another option is to choose one solid statement piece. A statement necklace works best with a low-cut or sweetheart neckline, and especially if you are wearing a sleeveless dress. A necklace, especially a choker or one that rests on your collarbone, will highlight your bare neck and shoulders while balancing the neckline of your dress as well.

Additional accessories can be a bit troublesome too, but keeping it simple will work best. If you are going with a pearl theme, then a white satin clutch will match nicely. It will add to the look of the pearls, matching it in color and sheen, but will not detract with added embellishment or look too much. You can also choose to accessorize using items that are the exact color of your dress or are perhaps a shade or two darker. This way, you can add depth and dimension to your prom look with minimal effort. Remember, red is a powerful color and can speak for itself. Adding subtle accessories will truly allow this sort of piece to dazzle on your special day.

Find the perfect accessories for your red dress at Chicastic.

Red Prom Dress Accessories