How To Wear Leggings

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Leggings are not only trendy, but they’ve become an important staple in our wardrobes because of their comfort and style. Women of all shapes and sizes are sporting fashionable leggings, and that’s because they are versatile and offer fluidity in the way of different fashion sensibilities. From casual country to hardcore punk rock to goth to preppy styles, there is a legging for everyone! However, there is such a thing as wearing the “wrong” legging. Here are a few fashion tips to help you find YOUR perfect legging!

Leggings were made for layering! They are kind of a hybrid between tights and pants which makes them the perfect cool weather clothing. But that doesn’t mean they can’t be worn during summer! They just have to be worn a different way. Just remember, leggings are NOT a substitute for pants. An exception can be made if you are at the gym, but it is very difficult if not impossible to incorporate leggings without layers. Of course, this is a matter of opinion, so if you CAN pull off leggings as pants outside of the gym, then go ahead and rock on, girl.

Generally, you want to make sure that the leggings you choose fits well. They should not be so tight that every little bend or dimple shows, but not so loose that they wrinkle or bunch in your crotch or ankles. That is not cute at all, and will draw attention to areas where attention need not be paid. Make sure you wear a thong or a seamless pair of underwear to safely avoid unnecessary lines. The basic rule is to make sure that whatever top you choose covers your backside.

If you like wearing short skirts, a lightweight legging is a good choice. They offer coverage and an opportunity to introduce a bright color or print that you like. Change it up and wear leggings with shorts for a more punk rock look. If you choose bright and funky prints or colors, a subtle flat shoe or solid cardigan will balance your outfit so you don’t look laden with unnecessary details. Leggings can also be worn under dresses if the colors complement each other. Wear a solid dress with printed leggings or a printed dress with solid leggings, or solid with solid. Very few can get away with prints on prints. If you are one of those lucky few, share your look with us!

For workouts, you can absolutely show your personality in your leggings! Here is where your leggings can pretend to be pants! Try a pair of fun tribal print leggings paired with a solid colored sports bra. There are so many combinations to create, especially for the gym!

Work is a tricky place to incorporate leggings. Make sure the work environment deems it appropriate. If you work in a retail clothing shop, find something that matches the aesthetic of your store. If you work in a store by the beach, make sure you pair your leggings with a tank top and sandals. If you are employed at a department store, you will want to pay a little more attention to your specific department. Someone working in bridals will wear a very different outfit than someone working in housewares, just as someone working in the children’s clothing section will wear something that one wouldn’t wear if they were working in the men’s clothing department. There might not be too much of a difference as department stores have to maintain a standard of dress, but there will be subtleties nonetheless.

If you are a hostess at a restaurant, a pair of dark colored leggings and a long tank under a loose fitting cardigan is an easy, neutral look. Make sure the shoes you wear are comfortable as well.

For those who work with children, dark colored leggings are best so you can hide stains. Even bright and wild prints will work to keep stains camouflaged and the kids will enjoy them as well. Leggings offer flexibility so you can play on the floor with the kids or have story time comfortably.

Leggings might not be appropriate if you work in a traditional office, but for a creative office, you can probably get away with animal prints. Consider your workplace and determine if this is an appropriate article of clothing. Muted colors and a chambray top with ballet flats can work on Casual Fridays. Closed toed shoes are the best in this situation.

For running errands, comfort is definitely key! A cool graphic t-shirt and sneakers are a necessity. Add a scarf to pull your look together, weather permitting. Or add a lovely cotton tunic top for some upscale comfort.

Make sure you coordinate your outfits well, and don’t be afraid to add an interesting accessory to make your look pop! For example, you may want to incorporate a statement necklace with bright beads, or a stack of bracelets. An easy and functional way to make your outfits your own is to carry an unforgettable handbag or clutch.

There you have it! Check out Chicastic’s selection of leggings, shoes and clutches to create your perfect look today!

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Red Crystal Hard Box Cocktail Clutch

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It seems like everyone is getting married all of a sudden. You have so many summer weddings to attend, you don’t know how you’re going to spring all that money for a different dress, jewelry, and accessories! Well, we’re here to help with that dilemma. We have a stellar accessory you can bring to all of your weddings: this Red Crystal Hard Box Cocktail Clutch.

Its silvertone hardware and bold red color will really make a statement. The sparkling crystals will catch the light beautifully and twinkle with every move.

One of the fabulous features about this clutch is its 22” long removable chain string. You can keep it on if you want to go hands-free throughout the day. This clutch purse measures 6” long, 4” high, and 2” wide—it’s just the ideal size to fit your money, lip stick, and ID.

This lovely accessory is very versatile and it would go along nicely with most dress colors. If you are looking for other great accessories, jewelry, or dress shoes, visit Chicastic today!

Draped Open Front Cardigan

Open Front Cardigans

Winter is all about layering! However, in order to look fun and fabulous, your layers must be comfortable! That’s where this Draped Open Front Cardigan comes into play. It’s perfect for casual outfit days where all you want to wear is … Continue reading

Chicastic’s Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for Her

This Valentine’s Day, don’t waste your money on fattening sweets she won’t eat or overpriced roses that’ll die in less than a week. This year, surprise your true love with a one of a kind gift from Chicastic! From scarves and handbags to jewelry and high heels, Chicastic will help you find a special gift that’s as unique as she is.

Glittery cocktail purses and sequined clutch handbags are the ideal gifts for the lady that loves her accessories to stand out. Do you have a party girl on your hands? Wow your sweetheart with a pair of sexy, red velvet rhinestone embellished t-strap peep toe high heels. (Must-have pumps that add a sultry touch to that little black dress!)

Don’t let your valentine endure the freezing, cold, winter weather without a perfectly plaid oblong shawl or a knitted infinity scarf to keep her warm. (Available in a variety of styles and colors!) And you can never go wrong with jewelry. Chunky statement necklaces and bulky cocktail rings are definitely in. Splurge on a piece that she can wear anytime, day or night.

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With free standard shipping in the U.S. and low priced international shipping, Chicastic has got you covered! For rush delivery, give us a call or send us an email and we’ll offer up our expedited shipping rates and time estimates. Get your Valentine something she really wants this year and shower her with decadent gifts, exclusively from Chicastic!

Want to make this Valentine’s Day one she won’t soon forget? Check out all of our popular V-Day items here!

Cute & Cozy Fringed Poncho

Now that winter is in full-force, it’s going to get harder and harder to leave the house. Unless you think you can get away with wearing a blanket out in public, you should settle for something a little more…appropriate. This Cute & Cozy Fringe Poncho is the perfect piece to wear when facing those chilly temps!

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In theory, it’s like a blanket, but a poncho is a bit more versatile and goes along better with your favorite pair of leggings or skinny jeans!

It’s soft to the touch and super lightweight so feel free to layer up! Each time you don this piece you’ll stay comfortable, look cute, and feel cozy all day long. Complete the look with a pair of knee-high boots, a cross-body bag, a colorful necklace, and of course, a rockin’ smile.

Order yourself one of these fab ponchos today at Chicastic.com!

Rhinestone Peacock Hard Box

Finding the perfect clutch for a big evening event or wedding could be tough. You need something big enough to fit your phone, money, makeup and keys. You need something small enough that it won’t take away from your outfit but you also need something that is stylish and pretty to look at.

Where will you find a bag like that?

Well Chicastic has the perfect clutch for you.

The Mesh Rhinestone Peacock Hard Box Clutch is beautiful. The peacock design is what latches this clutch. The silver hardware allows this peacock to stay tough but also keeps the clutch light-weight.

Champagne, purple, red and white are just a few of the colors this mesh clutch comes in. This clutch measures 7″ in length, 4″ in height and 2″wide. With a 22″ removable chain strap, this clutch can go to hands-free and over the shoulder in seconds.

The rhinestone accent to the mesh bag keeps it shimmering all night long, just like you will be! The peacock is filled with rhinestones too. Having this clutch in your hands during the night will be the only statement piece you’ll need.

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To find more stylish and chic evening clutch bags click here.

New Year’s Fashion Resolution

Every year we make a New Year’s Resolution. Eat healthier, go to the gym more and see more of our family. But these always seem so hard to keep. This year Chicastic plans on making a resolution that we know we can keep: dressing more fashionable!

This year we will dress comfortable AND stylish.

No need to dress in your old sweats. This year we plan on looking good and feeling good. So we plan on throwing out those sweatpants and buying more leggings.

Leggings are perfect. They are so comfy to be in all day long and they come in cute styles and colors. You can wear floral, abstract, striped or even plain leggings. The good thing about them is they’re perfect to bring from a day to a night outfit.

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We will not crumble our money in our pockets. We will put it in a chic wallet.

It is so embarrassing pulling out wrinkled money and handing it to the cashier. Instead we will put our money neatly away in a cute wallet. What better feeling than being organized and knowing exactly where to find all of your bills. Skip the solid black or brown wallet. We are going to buy bright, fun and flirty wallets to compliment our attitudes.

 

This year we will not forget about our feet!

There is no need to not have your shoes look just as good as your hair, makeup and outfit. Our resolution is to have our shoes be a statement piece too. Our heels will be bigger and our rhinestones will be shinier! It’s time for us to look glamorous from head to toe!

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So now that we made our New Year’s Resolution, we hope you join us in making 2016 as fashionable and fun as we are!

 

 

 

 

 

Day After Christmas Shopping

Gifts for Yourself

December 26th is a big return day for the stores. Everyone has received their Christmas gifts and now they want to immediately exchange or return unwanted items or use gift cards to take advantage of the sales. If you have … Continue reading

How To Dress Festive For The Outdoors

This time of year is always spectacular. Houses lit up with red and green lights, the towns and villages decorated like a winter wonderland and the Christmas spirit all around you. One way to celebrate this time is taking a walk around the block and looking at everyone’s decorations or even looking at your town’s beautiful Christmas tree.

Here’s Chicastic’s head-to-toe guide on how to dress festive while you’re walking around outdoors.

Head: Beanies are never going out of style. They are stylish and comfortable all while keeping you warm in the colder weather. Check out the different colors our slouchy beanies come in. You’ll find one to match every outfit you have.

Neck: Not only are scarves the perfect accessory for the winter season, they are incredibly warm too! We have many scarves in all different shapes and colors from infinity to fashion statements, we have them all!

Body: Jackets aren’t your only option to keep your body warm while braving the cold weather. Why not try a poncho? They are just as fashionable as a jacket but not as bulky. This makes walking around more comfortable. Plus, you’ll get rid of the constant struggle of taking your jacket on and off while going inside and outside.

Bottom: Leggings are always the perfect go to pant. They match everything, just like jeans, but are cozy and made of breathable material. This makes walking outside comfortable. We have so many different styles to choose from. You’ll want to buy them all!

Shoes: Make sure you wear shoes that you can wear all day long. You’ll be doing a lot of walking around and the last thing you need are blisters all over your feet. We recommend sneakers or moccasins. But don’t forget to pack your favorite pair of heels for your late night plans!

Accessories: Of course you can’t leave the house without a few statement pieces. You can choose necklaces, rings or why not a clutch? Instead of carrying a huge handbag just use a clutch to keep your money and keys in. Our snakeskin leather clutch fits all of your necessities in one compact place.

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Stocking Stuffers

Stocking Stuffers

Stocking stuffers tend to be small items that cost a few dollars or less. Many can be found on the check out line of a store. Easy items to pick up are candy, chocolate, or mints. ChapStick, lip gloss, or … Continue reading