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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How To Dress for a Casual Business Dinner

The perfect outfit for casual business dinners can be difficult to figure out. You want to impress the right people but don’t want to go overboard. The term “casual dress” for business dinners doesn’t mean blue jeans and sweatshirts. You want to be properly dressed for the occasion at hand.

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Spaghetti straps are a definite no-no, but a sleeveless top is fine! Try a floral scoop neck with a solid pencil skirt, crystal peep toe heels and an patterned patent leather clutch bag.

 

Casual Business Dinner

 

A sleeveless turtleneck with a silk chiffon scarfcrystal peep toe heels, a metallic mesh glitter envelope clutch and paired with a cropped pants looks quite classy.

Casual Business Dinner

 

Denim can work if it’s a pair of well fitted capris. Wear with a blazer and casual boat neck top. For fun, try pairing this outfit with a printed envelope clutch  and a pair of crystal peep toe heels.

Casual Business Dinner

 

A solid a-line dress accessorized with a silk leopard chiffon scarfcrystal peep toe heels and an patterned patent leather clutch bag for a classic look with a pop of whimsy.

Casual Business Dinner

 

A chambray dress paired over printed leggings and crystal peep toe heels is a smart look for casual business dinners in warmer weather.

 

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Leggings

Summertime isn’t just for short shorts and cute tank tops. What about those cool, summer nights when you’re enjoying the company of your friends outside? Or when you’re on vacation roasting up some s’mores around a bonfire with your family? Just because it’s August doesn’t mean you can’t show off your legs in some sexy leggings. So give Chicastic’s line of print leggings a try!

LeggingsChicastic’s sexy leggings are super smooth and soft to the touch. And with a semi-high cut, you won’t have to worry about tugging and adjusting them up your legs all night! With Chicastic’s extensive line of leggings, you’re sure to find the perfect style for your unique personality. Current styles include animal print, camo, snakeskin, striped, floral, and abstract patterns!

All of Chicastic’s leggings are made from high quality materials and fit comfortably thanks to the polyester/spandex blend. And when you want to flaunt your stuff in the winter? These leggings are thicker than tights, but thin enough to tuck into even your tallest pair of boots. No scrunching or riding up!

Don’t wait till winter! Check out Chicastic’s line of print leggings today!

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!

Fun & Fierce Leopard Print Accessories

If you want to look sexy (and have your accessories play the part too) reach for one of these fabulously fierce leopard print items! It’s a look that will never go out of style! And they are great treats whether … Continue reading

Animal Print Leggings

Make your own fashion statement and let your inner wild thing scream out with these fun and flirty animal print leggings from Chicastic!

You’re sure to stand out from all the rest with these high quality print leggings. The revolutionary leopard print animal pattern will prove to be a feisty addition to your ever-growing wardrobe. The leggings are made from 92% polyester and 8% spandex, providing you with equal parts comfort and flexibility. Plus, the high-waisted design is smooth, stretchy, and sure to keep everything in place! Perfect for women of all sizes between 0-10.

Animal Print Leggings

These ankle length animal print leggings will go great with a pair of tall boots or sexy high heels. And the textured style is sure to add depth and dimension to any outfit!

Check out all of the stylish legging prints and patterns Chicastic has to offer here!

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

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!

Keeping Your Neck Warm

Scarves are the perfect accessory for any season. You can wear a chiffon scarf as a statement piece in the spring and summer or a knitted scarf to stay warm in the winter. Now that the temperature has (finally) dropped … Continue reading

New Year, New You

Say goodbye to 2015 and hello to 2016! If you’re like us, you bid a farewell to the old you and are ready to start 2016 with a bang! This coming year is all about sticking to your resolutions. It’s … Continue reading