The more warm days we have, the more we think about cool ocean breezes and relaxing waves. The ocean is a great inspiration for outfits and accessories. Check out some sea inspired pieces Chicastic has to offer. For something to … Continue reading
We love our new cotton chevron infinity scarves. They’re lightweight which is perfect for spring and summer. Layer them over outfits on cool summer days or evenings. Keep them on hand for restaurants, stores, museums, movie theaters or anywhere else … Continue reading
The Simpsons has been on TV since 1989 and its characters are known worldwide. As of yesterday, Universal Studios Hollywood now allows you to visit the iconic town of Springfield. For this throwback Thursday we decided to give Marge and … Continue reading
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
Clarissa Darling on Clarissa Explains It All had some great early nineties fashion. She loved layers, loud prints, loud colors, and black boots. What would she wear today if we bumped into her?
She might be wearing a polka dot chiffon scarf in neon yellow to get the layers she loves, a bright color, and a pattern too. We’re sure she’d also still be mixing patterns, but to bring it up to date, they’d be in the same color family. She might bring out the color of the polka dot and pair it with a striped shirt in the same color family.
Another style she enjoyed was bright colored socks with black shoes. Today she could incorporate bright tights into her look and rock some black ankle booties. She might even have updated her loose black leather jacket to a cropped bomber jacket.
Clarissa loved her statement pieces so jewelry and clutches would be a great way for her to still express herself. A statement necklace like this vintage multi layer collar necklace would be a unique piece. For purses she’d let her imagination run wild. Anything from knuckle duster clutches to give her a tough feel, a glass bugle bead hard box clutch for a unique pattern, to a bright chevron straw and matching leather envelope clutch for her love of color.
Regardless of what she’d be wearing, you know she’d be doing something she was passionate about.
A clutch purse is a staple of any wardrobe. Here are some reasons why you should have one and how to choose one that suits you best. Perhaps the best thing about accessories is the wide variety of styles each … Continue reading
The World Cup has taken over televisions everywhere. Whether your country is still in it, you picked a new team because yours was knocked out, or you just want to jump on the World Cup bandwagon, it’s time to dress … Continue reading
Each season has a signature style, and chevron seems to be in the spotlight. If you’re looking for ways to incorporate it into your look, look no further than these handbags. With each new season comes its fair share of … Continue reading
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
Magazines and ads are great places to gather outfit inspiration, but the runway will always be the best primary source. Here are some of this season’s hottest trends, choose to emulate them or mix and match to see which suits your style best.
The runway is the go-to source for the latest fashion trends. They invoke and inspire the looks we see on the streets as well as the looks we hope to emulate ourselves and are a great starting point to look to before a big day of shopping. Clutches are the perfect sleek statement bag and, of course, looking to the runway is the perfect place to see which styles are in and which kinds we can try to find for ourselves.
Clutches are a bit like statement necklaces right now. They essentially keep to one framework style but can come in such a wide variety of shapes, colors, designs and fabrics that no two are really the same and they have the ultimate ability to adapt to your own personal style. Geometric patterns, both modern and naturally found such as in stones and gems are huge when it comes to clutch purses this season, and use this trend to your absolute advantage.
Luckily for anyone, these patterned bags can add a wealth of color while still being interesting when they are done up in neutral colors. A black and white striped basket weave card case clutch is one such example. It uses the natural pattern created by the basket weave to form a daring yet versatile black and white pattern. The zigzag of the weaving adds a bit of a chic chevron look to its stripes, making them appropriate for more casual as well as formal or professional environments.
Another such purse is a metallic shell crystal clutch. This bag adds the dynamism of color found in nature through its use of shells in the design. The blues and purples shimmer in a mother of pearl way that is both bohemian inspired as well as modern and chic in the use of the square shape and pattern. This can be used as a standalone piece or can be used to inspire an outfit, whether you use the color to influence your choice of clothing or as a beacon of inspiration for complementary accessories. Clutches and handbags are just as powerful of an accessory as jewelry and can be used to offset them or in conjunction with them.
The runway is always a great source of inspiration. Whether you get designer brand items or you simply use your fashion findings to help you seek out bargain look-a-likes, the runway is always ahead of the curve and can help you look like you are too.
Find your runway inspired clutches at Chicastic.