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Fashion Jewelry, like clothing, is vastly varied. New styles emerge all the time while others are eclipsed and even disappear entirely. Jewelry and other fashion accessories are just as vital when it comes to constructing outfits and can put the final touches on any ensemble, and are subject to new trends and styles as much as clothes are. It’s just as important to keep up with jewelry trends as it is to keep up with clothing trends. While learning to accessorize can maximize the longevity of your wardrobe’s clothing pieces, it’s possible for your arsenal of accessories to feel drab, outdated or overused, so buying into new accessory trends can help keep you feeling refreshed.
Right now the bib necklace is big. It makes a statement whether it’s bold or has a simpler, more subtle design. These necklaces have a unique transformative ability when it comes to putting outfits together. They can dress up any basic outfit and make it anything but basic. But aside from using them to dress up a casual outfit, they can be worn for practically any occasion. Wear it over the collar of a button-down for a professional look that is more than appropriate (not to mention chic) for wearing around the office. Wear it to spruce up your trusty little black dress, or any dress for that matter.
A necklace like this is sure to be the center piece of your outfit, so also be wary of wearing one with bold prints. A simple bib necklace, such as one that is a solid color or simply gold or silver may still be useful when paired with a bold print to set it off a bit, but these accessories work best when alone or with solid simpler colors. The great thing about bib necklaces is their workload. They can pull off the same look that an entire set of jewelry can manage without burdening you with having to put on several different pieces to wear and coordinate with each other. And if you do choose to wear additional pieces, be sure to choose wisely and sparingly. Try not to pair it with other accessories that are worn on the head near your neck, such as large earrings. If you do wish to wear additional jewelry, opt for smaller and more subtle pieces, such as stud earrings and ring or two. A little goes a long way with a large piece, regardless of whether it’s loud and bold or subtle and simple, and is sure to make any outfit turn heads. Chicastic has a great collection of fashion jewelry and also ship for free.
Cocktail parties are a great opportunity to show off your glamorous side while also having fun and without being too formal, but they might send any of us in a frenzy over what to wear. Like any occasion, there are some more appropriate styles than others but it shouldn’t give you pre-party anxiety (aside from the excited kind). Cocktail parties are about having fun while still being a little glitzed up and feeling glamorous but it doesn’t need to be stressful.
The fun thing about cocktail parties is that these days it can mean a large, swanky catered to-do or a small get-together with a group of twenty friends at a fancy restaurant. This means there is a lot of room to play with and you don’t have to wear a formal dress. Wear a chiffon dress, mix and match a formal top with a loud patterned pencil skirt, or even sport an elegant romper with heels and a hot clutch purse. Depending on the type of get-together the cocktail party is, you can determine what would be appropriate or not, but some things tend to work for any occasion.
The little black dress should be a staple of any girl’s closet, but it doesn’t have to be the backup. This little number can be dressed up or down depending on how you choose to accessorize it and can be worn to any sort of glitzy party, no matter the level of glam. The little black dress is safe and secure and can be daring and bold if you want it to be, though it doesn’t necessarily have to. But when it comes to wearing anything else, if you aren’t sure what to go with or if you’d be dressing up or down, be sure to go with an upscale fabric. That way you’ll look chic no matter what, whether its chiffon, silk, or lace.
And let’s not forget about accessorizing. Cocktail jewelry seems like a no brainer when it comes to accessorizing for a party and they can be worn with just about anything as well. Depending on the type of dress you’re wearing (color, cut and neckline) a classy statement necklace is also a great addition that can either add some flare or some class depending on the type of eye-catching look you’re going for. If you want to go for bold, try a brightly colored or patterned geometric necklace, and if you want to emit more of a glamorous aura go for a gold and/or beaded piece. Chicastic has a large variety of cocktail party accessories. Buy what suits your style now!
Statement necklaces are all the rage right now. Even if they’re your only chosen accessory they can pack a real punch. They range from casual to formal and eye-catching to outfit-popping. The great thing about this piece, no matter what the style, is its versatility. They can add depth to any outfit really pop. They can be worn with anything: they can add color and glamour to any little black dress, brighten the collar of any solid patterned shirt or sweater, and even dress up the the ever classic casual jeans-and-a-tee shirt.
These bold accessories come in handy in a pinch. They can be worn without any other accessories, yet can do as much work as an entire jewelry set when worn alone. Bolder pieces are best worn with more understated clothing pieces, such as solid colors or very subtle patterns, or against bare necks and shoulders when wearing a strapless top. Try wearing colors that compliment your statement piece but allow it to stand out against the rest of your outfit. If you’re wearing neutral colors, opt for a bold or bright statement necklace that will pop against your canvas of an outfit, making it brighter and more dynamic. Alternatively, if you’re wearing a pattern of any kind, choose a necklace that’s subtler but still adds some glam, such as a bib necklace in gold or silver. This way, you’re still making that statement without clashing patterns or colors.
As mentioned earlier, a great thing about statement necklaces is their versatility. If paired with a dress, they can be classy and chic, and if paired with something more casual it can make anything appear more put-together and purposeful. Not only that, but they can give any piece of clothing new life. Depending on the combination of pieces, you can make any favorite shirt look brand new again when paired with a one of these pieces. They can change the face of an entire outfit without forcing you to overhaul your entire wardrobe.
Statement necklaces are great for any occasion. They can dress up any old outfit when you’re meeting an old friend for coffee or give an old dress new life if you’re suddenly asked out to dinner. Like any other fashion accessory, a bold neck piece can change the face of an entire ensemble if paired with the right items and can make any piece look fresh and new again. Chicastic has a great variety of statement necklaces. Check them out now!
Color psychology defines black as powerful, reserved, and in control. It can be intimidating and unapproachable because of its power. It radiates conservative and serious energy. Black is the color of sophistication. The ‘little black dress’ is a perfect outfit to wear at a ‘black tie event.’ The elegant and confident impression that this color gives is the reason why it is worn by business oriented people. Also associated with sex and seduction, it is a popular color for corsets, lingerie and undergarments. It flatters all skin and hair colors and is a favorite of women and men. Keeping a dark wardrobe monotone makes buying clothes and getting dressed easier, but it can also lack depth and be extremely boring. Keep these things in mind while dressing head to toe in this particular shade.
- Make sure you stay within seasons. Do not wear a heavy knitted dress in the summer and stay away from cotton and chiffon in the winter. Otherwise, you will just look lost and sad.
- Brighten up your makeup more than you would usually do when dressing head to toe in this shade. A kiss of bright red lipstick or a swipe of emerald eye shadow can keep you from looking washed out and dreary.
- Fit is extremely important when wearing a single shade throughout an outfit. This hue is very slimming so take advantage of that fact. Know what look you are going for. If you are trying for sophistication, keep your pieces sleek and well taken care of. Sloppy and ill fitting garments will negate the slimming power of this hue which is against the entire point.
- It is okay to break up the monotony with a splash of color. Try a turquoise statement necklace, or a pair of bright yellow heels. Just a little bit to break the intimidation factor of this otherwise ominous shade.
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With the holiday’s right around the corner, there is no better time than now to get a head start on your gift shopping. We all know how stressful it can be to find the perfect gift for someone, especially the woman in your life whether its a friend, significant other, or a family member. Chicastic is here to help you make it a bit easier with are wide selection of handbags along with our scarves and jewelry that make for great stocking stuffers. From our soft pashmina’s to our warm infinity scarves, and are uniquely beautiful jewelry pieces, there is a style that fits every woman taste and needs. Check out our Holiday Gifts section today to explore our favorite holiday picks this season.
Homecoming is a very special time if you are a student. It is a celebration of the school you are attending. Traditionally, the year after graduation, the alumni of the school returns “home” to see the campus, reunite with old friends and reminisce about the good times you had while a student. Homecoming happens in the Fall and usually coincides with a sports game, usually football. The celebrations start at the beginning of the week and end with a dance during the weekend. The dance is just for the students, and is open to every grade. At some schools, the dance is just as important as Prom, and oftentimes just as formal. Some students reserve this occasion with their significant other, or keep it between a group of friends. Whether or not you choose to spend the dance with your friends or a special someone, you always want to look your best.
First thing you have to do is find the dress. This dress can be just as dazzling as a prom dress, but instead of a full length gown, you can get away with one that is shorter. If you really want to show off your school spirit, pick a dress in one of your school colors.
Next, choose your shoes. Heels are a must for fancy school dances. Peep toe kitten heels are a classy choice, or you can go with something more daring like a stiletto. Just make sure that they are comfortable enough to walk around and dance in.
Third, choose your fashion jewelry. The easiest way to achieve balance is to pick ONE statement piece. If you wear a small crown or tiara in your hair, do not wear other chunky pieces. If you wear a statement necklace, wear a pair of pearls or gold studs as earrings.
Consider your purse to be one of your accessories. Small dainty clutch purses are perfect for these occasions. They are able to hold the essentials like your phone, lipstick, car keys and a bit of cash. Be sure to choose one that compliments the color and style of your dress.
Lastly, your date will bring a corsage for you to wear. Today, corsages are worn on the wrist instead of pinned to the dress. If you are wearing a bracelet, make sure it is not too distracting, otherwise it will compete with your beautiful flowers.
Homecoming is a great way to celebrate your school spirit and have a great time with your friends. Make it a memorable evening by looking your best!
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A gold tone tassel multi chain collar necklace is the perfect accessory to compliment your outfit. With so many ways for this piece to be worn, the endless possibilities it will have you wondering what took you so long to get it in the first place. It is luxurious, yet cool and adds a decorative touch to your ensemble. It can easily take a casual outfit from plain to super chic. You can get it at Chicastic today so place your order before they run out and remember to take advantage of our 10% off promotion going on for a limited time! Just use promo code CHIC10 at the checkout.
The holiday season is just around the corner, and that means a slew of holiday parties coming your way! There are dress codes for the different types of celebrations. What you wear at a Christmas party with family is going to be much different than a holiday party with co-workers. If one of your girlfriends is having her bachelorette party during the holiday season, that is a different dress code altogether. Here is some advice that will keep you looking your best for all types of events and parties this season.
For family parties, you can afford to be more comfortable than not. Usually, these gatherings are held at a family member’s home. This does not mean to show up in sweat pants and a pajama top. Unless the party is themed for an ‘ugly sweater affair’ then it is still advisable to look nice. Instead of something fancy like a long dress or a pantsuit, you can wear simple slacks or even denim jeans with a lovely knit sweater or long sleeved shirt. Accessorize with a pashmina scarf. These scarves come in a plethora of colors and patterns that are sure to match anything you own. Add several bangles or bracelets and you are all set to spend a wonderful and crazy evening with your family. Best of all, Grandma will be pleased that you are appropriately dressed.
For a bachelorette party, anything goes as long as you don’t steal focus from the bride to be. This is going to be a fantastic night out with some of your closest girl friends so you want to dress the part! The classic little black dress is always a number one choice. Make sure to wear hose or tights so that you won’t get too cold. To stay warm, keep with you a luxurious tube scarf. This amazing accessory can be worn many different way, and it takes up hardly any room so it is not a hassle to carry. Keep your essentials close at hand with a small and chic clutch purse. These handbags come in many colors and metallic tones so it is easy to find the perfect one for this particular evening. Finish your outfit with a messy bun and classic hoop earrings and you are ready to dance the night away!
You must be more careful with your wardrobe choice for an office or workplace celebration. Remember that your superiors and co-workers will see you at work afterwards, so you want to make sure that however you are dressed does not change their professional opinion of you. The little black dress can apply here, but make sure it is not too short or shows too much cleavage. Make sure your heels are not too high. No one wants to be the one falling down, inebriated or not, at the office party. Accessorize smart with a statement necklace and simple stud earrings. Instead of a tiny clutch purse, carry an envelope clutch with more room for your necessities, especially if the party is happening right after work.
Remember, the holidays are a time for fun and celebration. With every event comes a specific dress code. Be sure to stay appropriately dressed to avoid offending anyone or embarrassing yourself. You can find some great holiday party accessories at Chicastic. So buy some at great prices with an additional 10% off buy now and use Promo “CHIC10”.
Gone are the bright and sunny days of summer, and with them go the neon colors, the pastels and sharp whites of the season. The cool breeze of autumn brings with it richer hues, jewel tones, and thicker fabrics in woodsy and natural shades. Updating your fall wardrobe is much more than switching your summer dresses for wool sweaters and jeans, but also changing up your scarves, hats, purses, and jewelry into colors that go with the season. Here are a few outfit ideas that incorporate accessories in autumn colors.
For every day looks, it is a good idea to keep your outfit in neutral shades (browns, denim, beige, camel) that you can dress up with a brighter hued or jewel toned accessory. For example, pair some dark denim jeans with dark brown slouch boots and a beige sweater as a base. Add to your outfit an amethyst pashmina scarf and matching cashmere bucket hat. Carry a mustard handbag to add some dramatic contrast with the purple, or you can neutralize it with a deep brown leopard print tote. Throw on some bronze colored filigree hoops for some femininity and you are all set!
For a funkier option, pair some brown leather boots over black tights under a dark denim mini skirt. Tuck a black long sleeve v-neck shirt into your skirt, and wrap a maroon tube scarf around your shoulders like a cape or shrug. Wear a tweed newsboy cap to keep your head warm and carry a red orange clutch purse for some added spice. Or skip the hat and wear the scarf like a hood. If you want to go totally rogue, carry a crystal clutch purse. There is nothing wrong with being a little different!
For nighttime and special occasions, wear luxurious fabrics with heavier weight like velvet or brocade. Keep the palette simple so that you have more freedom with your accessories. Wear a velvet mini dress over black stockings and some glittering pumps. Add a dramatic statement necklace in gold or bronze, and carry a gold clutch purse. Earrings can be long and sweep your shoulders or they can be simple as a pair of emerald studs.
The air is getting chilly, so wardrobe essentials that keep you warm are necessary to survive the upcoming cold temperatures. However you choose to accessorize your fall wardrobe, be sure to stick with the season’s colors or you may stick out like a sore thumb.
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