Straw and Leather Envelope Clutch

Straw Envelope Clutches

Want a casual summer purse? Check out these cute straw and faux leather envelope clutches. Everything about them is super summery, from their materials to their coloring. This ten inch wide by five inch high by one inch deep clutch … Continue reading

Hot Crossbody Bags

Ever hear of hot cross buns? Take a look these hot crossbody bags that are just as irresistible. Perfect for the busy woman on-the-go and of course the mothers we’ll remember on this upcoming mother’s day who juggle all that they juggle. One of the favorite features of this stylish accessory is the compact but useful size {measures 10″ x 4″ x 10″.} Included with a variety of zippered compartments and a cute locking clasp, their vegan leather material makes them both environmentally conscious and cute. They are available in a variety of practical and fun colors at Chicastic.

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Envelope Clutches

Envelope Clutches

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

Back to School

Stores are already gearing up for back to school shopping. Items for the dorm, school supplies, and fall clothes are being displayed. Want to get your teenager or college bound child prepared for the cool weather? Then check out the scarves, hats, and bags available at Chicastic.

Infinity tube scarves are a warm option for the months ahead. They’re available in thick or thin knit versions or even with fringe. Try a vibrant teal or a light pink. Maybe a multicolor light and dark grey tube scarf would match your child’s style more. Oblong scarves work well for the autumn weather too and offer a lot of ways to wear them. For example, they can be wrapped around tightly for warmth, hung loosely for a cool style, or looped and pulled through for a simple chic look.

Don’t forget a warm hat to go with your scarf. A cotton two toned fisherman style hat offers a clean autumn look. A beanie hat with a leather strap comes in beautiful fall colors. Or try a knitted winter slouchy hat that comes in grey, off white, or black. If you have a gal that likes more structure, then try a wool bowler hat.

Another great back to school item is a fashionable backpack, tote, or satchel for their school supplies. Try this beige small backpack with a front flap or a snakeskin pattern glossy hobo handbag.

At Chicastic find all these fashionable items and more for your student.

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Throwback Thursday – Clarissa Explains It All

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.

To get a look like a modern day Clarissa, check out Chicastic for great accessories.

 

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Accessorize For the World Cup

World Cup Accessories

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

April Fashion

April can be a temperamental month but that doesn’t mean you can’t look fabulous. Be sure you’re ready for anything and still look chic.

April weather can be a bit unpredictable. Even though the temperatures are finally warming up, we can often be bogged with sporadic rain showers and the temps can still vary from the 40’s to the 60’s and even 70’s. The trick to April fashion is being prepared for any weather and still looking great.

The weather this time of year can call on practically any outfit you have ready in your closet. One day can have you feeling like it’s winter again and another can force you to bust out your summer clothes. The best thing to do to counter this is to layer. Layering will ensure that you are prepared for any weather as well as any random or unexpected weather changes. The best items to use are light clothing, like a loose cardigan, that when combined can create warm, cozy combinations that aren’t too warm, and can be easily removed if you need to cool off and breathe a little. The fun thing about layering is that you are basically wearing several outfits in one, which can definitely come in handy if something comes up or if the weather spoils an item or two with a random rain shower.

While it can rain any time of the year, the spring and late fall are when it’s at its worst so it’s best to keep ready. Wear shoes that are naturally water resistant or be sure to carry a spare in your bag if you’re unsure of the weather. Shoes with fabric made of suede or fragile canvas materials can easily become ruined when wet so it may be best to keep the suede for autumn and winter and hold onto some canvas shoes until summer, unless they are the kind that can be easily washed. Leather, patent leather or even pleather are all great materials to use in rainy weather and can be made extra resistant with a water sealant spray. If you still feel like rocking your favorite shoes that happen to be more sensitive to moisture, then be sure to be one of those people who carries an extra pair or shoe covers on hand.

Regardless of playing it safe, feel free to break out those bright pastel colors to welcome the spring. Regardless of what the forecast is, these colors will brighten your mood and pump you up for the warmer temps to come. Let your outfit match the excitement of the season by incorporating lighter shades and tones into your look.

Find great layering cardigans, scarves, and accessories at Chicastic.

April Fashion

Suede One Ring Clutch

Nothing says classy more than royal blue suede. Use this sophisticated piece to accent or inspire your next elegant evening out.

Looking classy does not have to be difficult. Though the intended result is to appear refined, achieving this look can be effortless. Using choice accessories as a point of reference and inspiration can be a great starting point when getting an ensemble together for a formal evening or an elegant night out. This suede one ring clutch makes a statement while remaining poised and simple and can act as the perfect launching pad for a fancy evening look.

The material of this clutch is classy on its own. Suede is soft and delicate while still being a leather, and can easily be used to add texture to a look. The deep color of the royal blue of the suede really adds richness to this piece and can easily act as a standalone statement bag. Pairing it with a light chiffon or silky cream colored ensemble would really make this clutch shine. Add some accessories that match the embellishments on the clutch, such as a cocktail ring that matches the enclosure of the bag and a rhinestone studded bracelet, necklace or earrings to match the clutch’s additional decor. Or you could use the color of the bag versus its additional design to inspire your accessories. Find a similar colored and/or textured shoe, find jewelry with royal blue or sapphire insets, or find other pieces that incorporate the color using materials like lace or ribbon.

Similarly, you could also use this bag along with similar darker tones, though this works best for autumn or winter occasions when deep colors and rich, thick materials are more appropriate (and more comfortable) to wear. The trick is to balance the right amount of each aspect in order to create a well proportioned look. Use the royal blue to inspire a blue-toned ensemble or pair it with dark, velvety blacks that will match the soft suede. This look will demand brighter accessories and would work best with other rhinestone inspired pieces, blue-jeweled insets or sapphires, or even simplistic pearls. The simpler the accessories, the more sophisticated the look. This will also allow the bag to really stand out more, especially if the outfit is more heavily inspired by the look of this clutch. A simple pearl necklace, or sapphire earrings will do the trick, but remember to keep it simple. Choose only one additional accessory to compliment this clutch and it will go a long way.

Find this royal blue suede one ring clutch and great accessories to go with it at Chicastic.

Royal Blue Suede One Ring Clutch

Office Wear Fashion Accessories

The office demands a certain style and presence that is more professional, prim and proper. But contrary to popular belief, there is still wiggle room to be fashionable. While workplace attire differs from workplace to workplace, there is a general idea of office and professional fashion that blankets the working world. When it comes to office wear, neutrals tend to take center stage. Whether you’re shopping for suits, pants, skirts, or blouses, they tend to feature navy blue, beige, black, and white, sometimes with red mixed in. While these are all staple colors, they are not your only option. While all of these colors are associated with the professional world, they can be worn with contrasting colors or prints. A silky printed scarf, say a leopard print chiffon scarf, is a great accessory for the workplace. It can be worn in a knot at the neck or even draped over the shoulders to add some style while still looking sophisticated. You can also choose a shoe in a similar fashion. A conservative shoe in an eye-catching color or pattern will add that necessary oomph to an otherwise ordinary outfit.

When it comes to jewelry, choosing pieces that are elegant but still stand out are great. A bold statement necklace in a bright color adds dimension and color to a neutral blouse. Not to mention, it can be worn after work hours and blend your day and evening looks seamlessly. Remember, keep it to a minimum. If you’re wearing a statement piece, stick to that one piece. And if you’re going with a set, still stay away from adding too much bling to your ensemble. And when it comes to bags, try to stay away from formless, slouchy handbags or crossbodies. Go with the firm office flow and go with a leather handbag or hardcase clutch. You can even play around with color and style when it comes to bags as well, just make sure that it’s not too loud or distracting, but still fun and able to transition from the workplace to a night out on the town.

When it comes to dressing for the office, it’s best to remain on the conservative side. Feel free to accessorize and play with color and prints, but keep it minimal. That way you stay looking professional and you let the fashion speak for itself. The same goes for dressing outside of work as well, but there is a certain level of decorum that is expected to be upheld. Check out Chicastic for great office appropriate fashion accessories. 

Office Wear Fashion Accessories

Envelope Clutch – Modern Functionality Meets Effortless Chic

Like any other handbag, there are so many styles of clutch to choose from. But the envelope clutch stands the test of time.

Clutch bags are an easy go-to bag if you’re looking to glam up an outfit or look more professional or sophisticated. The envelope clutch has stood the test of time and its flexibility has seen to its long fashion life. It’s simple and functional design keeps it modern and functional, and its sleek design ensures that it is always effortlessly chic.

An easy go-to envelope clutch would be patent leather in any neutral color. This bag is timeless and classic, and above all goes with just about any ensemble, whether its casual or formal, playful or professional. While a good simple, neutral clutch is always a good decision, it doesn’t hurt to add some flare to any wardrobe. If you tend to wear solid colors or more subtle patters, a bold envelope clutch may be more your speed. With a bold color, whether it’s jewel-toned or neon, or even an animal print, one of these flashy clutches will add some oomph to any outfit without being over-the-top and will still look sleek and sophisticated. Even a flashy cocktail evening clutch purse can go with just about anything. The glam of this kind of bag can dress up any casual get-up or compliment any elegant ensemble, no matter what the occasion.

Envelope clutches are extremely useful to boot. Their closure and design keeps them simple and easy to hold and come in a variety of sizes depending on your need. The great thing about any purse is its ability to hold other important items, such as wallet, phone, makeup, or any other number of items, without making your overall outfit a victim of convenience. If you’re prone to losing things, try to find an envelope clutch with a wristlet or chain that you can keep easier track of and not lose as easily.

No matter what kind of envelope clutch you choose, it will last you a long while. The simplistic and timeless design of this clutch makes it incredibly versatile and will stand the test of time. No matter what trends come and go or what season it is, this simple piece will always be elegant and accent just about anything. Its sleekness keeps it constantly adaptable to any style it could be paired with, outfit-wise or jewelry-wise. An envelope clutch is a must-have handbag for any wardrobe and will continue to accessorize outfits and ensembles for years to come. Chicastic has a bunch of nice and trendy envelope clutches so buy one now!

Envelope Clutch Purse