Mixing prints can seem like a daunting task when staring at your wardrobe. How do you know if that striped shirt goes with that floral skirt? It’s actually easier than you think. Here are some basic rules to guide you. … Continue reading
How can a corset be worn to the office? It’s meant for the bedroom right? Not always. You can work some corsets into your office ensembles without looking like you’re wearing lingerie. Pick a corset that’s solid colored or with … Continue reading
Tired of the same old t shirt and shorts look? Want something a little more unique? Tunics are a great item to help diversify your wardrobe. They have variations to fit many different needs and can help you transition from … Continue reading
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.
Casual accessories are invaluable in any wardrobe. Here are some to keep in mind as summer rolls around.
With each season comes its own set of trends, styles and accessories and summer is no exception. This season is all about the heat and trying to beat it so light accessories are your best bet when it comes to accenting your summer season outfits and ensembles. Lighter colors, fabrics and materials work best this time of year so it is in your power to use them to your advantage.
There are certain colors that work best in summer. Bright shades, whether they are neons or pastels, primary colors or other bold tones, work best this time of year. They accent the heat well and mirror nature also. Everything is full and in bloom so why not use your environment to inspire your outfits? Lighter neutrals are also best as opposed to navy blues and blacks. While they are appropriate all year round, these lighter colors are more common and complement the season better as well. White, beige, and khaki are great to use, even taupe, cream and light heather grey are good as well.
Light patterns are also totally in. Think earth toned floral prints, or even neon floral prints, and festive paisleys or geometric patterns. These prints are not just available in clothing, but are totally useful to have in your arsenal of accessories, too. Shoes, light weight scarves, vests, light jackets or sweaters, printed bangles or bib necklaces, handbags from hobos to backpacks or totes to clutches, you can mix and match any of these seasonally appropriate patterns. Create outfits that use some of the colors featured in your accessory of choice to help tie an outfit or look together. Alternatively, you can use these items to brighten up and add some oomph to more basic outfits.
Big floppy straw sun hats, straw fedoras and panama hats are in this season. Not only do these pieces add character to any summer look, but they add a bit of a beachy, resort feel to any outfit as well as keep the sun out of your eyes and protect your scalp from sunburn. Whether you choose just one hat, or have several in your wardrobe, these can be easily mixed and matched with outfits. A basic t-shirt and shorts, a sundress, denim cut offs and a light flannel shirt, swimsuits and coverups all go with hats. Choose one with a bold pattern or design and another with a neutral or basic design in order to have one for any occasion.
Find great accessories for summer at Chicastic.
Dark colors don’t have to disappear now that winter is over. Use them to your advantage and let them help you create spring appropriate outfits as well. It’s true that winter may be over and all of the bright pastels … Continue reading
Different looks call for different accessories. Go one way or the other, but always feel free to mix and match.
The quintessential American small town and big city seem like polar opposites, right? While they do differ in ideology and lifestyle, not everything is completely different. Each are known for their overall style and fashion presence, but it never hurt anyone to mix and match, whether you live on a farm, in a major city, or somewhere in between. Each location has a style all their own and you don’t have to choose just one!
Small town fashion is very much down to earth and relaxed. Much like the lifestyle found outside of the bustling city, small town or country fashion usually tends to reflect this lifestyle. Country or bohemian styles can evoke that earthy, laid back feel. Floral prints and paisleys are perfect for this look. Floral prints, whether they are roses, daisies or ivy prints reflect the greenery and nature found in abundance outside of the city. The foliage and wildlife are seen very much in their patterns, whether they happen to be scarves, canvas handbags, vests, or cardigans, these prints are a great addition to any wardrobe. In that same vein, soft, natural colors are also great if you’re going for that country or small town look, especially when paired with distressed or faded denim and leather boots or booties. Soft or light colors, like whites, creams and pastels of any shade are also part of the small town look and work well with earthy tones including greens, browns and deep blues.
City chic is a little more sleek and simple. While patterns and prints work really well with small town, the one major city chic pattern is animal print. Otherwise, the city look uses more sleek textures such as patent leather, shimmery metallics or bold solid colors with matte finishes. This look almost mirrors the buildings of the big city, sleek glass structures with powerful silhouettes. Animal print clutches paired with chunky chains bracelets or necklaces or bold statement pieces go with this look as well. Colors tend to be in basic neutral, such as black or white, and use bold jewel-tones. Clutch purses in patent leather or matte leather go with everything and black is a major staple color, whether you’re choosing a bag, shoe or piece of jewelry.
As with everything, especially with accessories, mixing and matching is always encouraged. Even though accessories may be associated with certain looks, pairing two different genres together is never a bad thing as long as you color coordinate by matching or offsetting.
Find the right look for you at Chicastic.
It’s February and still couple weeks more of severe winter. There is no denying it has been one of the most severe winters of all time and we bet apart from snow cleaners and may be a few people who love skiing everyone is waiting for spring and summer to set in. But, not all is depressing in this cold and grey weather. Spice up your wardrobe with colors and patterns of Chicastic pretty, warm, and cozy pashmina scarves and shawls. There is a great collection in multiple different designs and colors and we are sure there is one you would like.
Every new year brings new fashion trends and we always want to keep up with them. There’s no need to throw out the entirety of last year’s wardrobe but there are ways to update it that saves money and the life of the things you already own. Not to mention, those post-holiday sales are upon us and the coming of the new year is no better time to reinvent ourselves.
First thing’s first: clean out your closet! Donate or swap out the items you find yourself not wearing so much anymore or pieces that feel outdated. Also, chances are you have some hidden gems hiding in your wardrobe, perhaps a trendy item from yesteryear that’s found it’s way back to the fashion forefront. Fashions come and go and trends are fleeting, but there are always those select few classic items that are always in style. You probably have a good handful of these such items. These are great because their versatility gives them new life and they can always be revived with new fashion accessories, scarves in trending prints, or any number of additional accents. A staple item, such as a little black dress can be worn with new shoes or paired with a new bag. There are thousands of combinations. Perhaps what your wardrobe needs is a new bold cocktail clutch or a jewel-toned chiffon scarf. Scan the magazines and see which accessories speak to you the most, determine which trending styles best match your personality and go from there.
The good thing about these staple items is that they can easily be matched with other new and popular styles, such as a bold print shoe, snakeskin clutch or a jacquard print jacket. Mixing and matching is the best way to make anything look new and gives you far more combinations and fashion possibilities for years to come.
Be sure to choose wisely, though. Sometimes trends only last a season or two and are quickly booted out of fashion. When it comes to both fashion accessories as well as clothing pieces, be sure to choose versatile items that can be matched with much of your wardrobe and personal style. That way, even fleeting trends can be made staples when paired with the right things. This also makes it easier for you to keep up with future trends, when they come.
Remember, you don’t have to completely overhaul your closet or your wallet to create a fashionable new wardrobe to bring in the new year. With careful planning and sticking to what you like and works best with your personal style, you’ll always stay ahead of the curve. Find some great items for your new closet now, at Chicastic!