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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Cross Body Handbag

Are you always on the go? Do you need a handbag that’s both stylish and practical? And have you just about given up looking for the perfect one? Well, you’re in luck! Chicastic’s new cross body handbag is fashionable, trendy, and will accommodate everything you need to carry around in your everyday, busy life!

Cross Body Handbag

Trust that you’ll love the look and size of this purse. The cross body handbag from Chicastic will turn heads with its attractive vegan leather and ample storage space. The durable handbag includes zipper closure pockets in both the back and the inside and comes in your choice of eight different colors. This versatile handbag can be used as a shoulder or cross body purse, with the cross body strap making it a comfortable carry that can extend up to 48 inches!

Make the cross body handbag your go to bag for when you’re out shopping, traveling, or running errands! With plenty of room for all of your on the go necessities, the cross body handbag will fit everything perfectly. It’s effortlessly spacious without being heavy. The durable zippers are easy to open and close, but will safely hold all of your important belongings.

Chicastic’s cross body handbag comes in different colors. Take a peek at them here!

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Summer Chevron Bags

Chevron Summer Bags

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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

Accessories with Floral Prints

There are few seasonally appropriate patterns like the floral print. This design has made a huge comeback in recent years so why not take advantage and add some blooming foliage to your spring and summer ensembles.

Floral prints are perfect for the spring and summer time. They come in a variety of color palettes, from neutral to neon, to bold, and earth tones, you name it. The nature of these patterns is easily reflected the blooming foliage you can readily see this time of year so why not use it to inspire some of your outfits? Add some life and dimension to your look by adding one of these fashion accessories or statement fashion pieces.

Accent or statement pieces can work much like accessories. Leggings, printed skinny jeans and the like can be mixed and matched in any number of ways to create various outfits. These are especially good for making your basics look more dynamic and thoughtful. Plus pairing solid tops or tees with these items adds just the right amount of balance to your outfit. You can also use clothing items like sweaters or cardigans in the way you would use an accessory. Add some depth and color to an outfit of solid colors and patterns with a floral cardigan or shrug. Use some of the colors used in the print or wear it over neutrals and basics to maximize your look.

Smaller fashion accessories are also great for flaunting your springtime florals and floral prints. Canvas bags are especially popular, whether they come in the form of a trendy backpack, hobo bag, or crossbody. If you are looking for something a little more classy then a small clutch will do the trick as well. This sort of handbag can be worn to both casual and more formal events easily. Scarves are another great option and can be added to most any outfit. Not only that but they serve a practical purpose, too! They go wonderfully under any light jacket, fitted blazer, or sweater.

You can also opt for jewelry and other statement pieces. Large bib necklaces can feature floral themes and designs, whether in metalwork or in inset fabric with lace and other materials. Large chunky bangles can feature this design as well and can be easily added to ensembles. But if you’re looking for a more subtle way to add this print to your look, you can look beyond jewelry to other small fashion accessories like skinny belts or shoes. These can help bring balance to an outfit, whether you use the design elsewhere or simply wish to tie together an ensemble of different colors and solid pieces.

Find the right floral piece for you at Chicastic.

floral accessories

Summer Purses

Summer Purses

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Red Textured Faux Leather Crossbody Handbag

With spring arriving it’s soon going to be great weather for days spent outside.  But long days cause a Goldilocks problem.  A clutch is too small to hold all the stuff you’ll need and a hobo bag has too much room.  But a crossbody handbag is just right!

This red textured faux leather crossbody handbag is the perfect size at eleven inches long, four inches wide, and nine inches high.  The twenty inch adjustable shoulder strap allows you to set it to a comfortable height for your body.

A crossbody bag is great in general because it allows you to feel secure when walking along a boardwalk or on a city street.  An added security feature of this bag is a zipper under the top flap.

The crest like design on the flap gives the faux leather bag a great vintage feel.  The red is a nice subdued color but if you prefer something more neutral, it also comes in black.

You can purchase the red textured faux leather crossbody handbag at Chicastic.

Red Leather Crossbody Bag