Solid and Striped Scarves

Scarves are an indispensable accessory no matter what your style. Make sure you choose yours wisely!

Scarves are an indispensable part of anyone’s wardrobe. They are perfect for every season, they come in a variety of colors, prints, patterns, materials and finishes, and can be worn in so many ways that it could take you months to wear a different style every day. Spring is a great season for scarves. The transitional weather calls for versatile and practical clothing and accessories, and scarves do just that. They can provide warmth from cool breezes just as well as add some depth to an outfit. It’s useful for anyone to have at least a handful of these fashion accessories and to vary their pieces. Having some solids and some stripes can go a long way.

When it comes to solid colors, it’s always nice to have a variety. Try to have at least one neutral color that you can wear with absolutely everything. This will come in handy when you’re on the run, don’t have time to think about your outfit in too much detail, or even if a friend needs to borrow an accessory. You can choose the ever popular black, or any other neutral if you wear it often enough. You’ll also want to add some color in there as well. You can choose from pale to bold or jewel-toned to pastel, it’s all up to you. Choose one of each or go with one color palette and get a scarf in every color of that family. It’s up to you. Again, you might want to opt for colors that you wear often or alternatively ones that contrast with your clothing if you want to make more of a statement.

Stripes are basically the neutral of patterns. They are simple and sleek and can be matched with just about anything, except for maybe more stripes. These can be worn with other patterns as well, such as paisley, floral, geometric, you name it. Also, scarves with stripes can add some depth and dimension to an outfit while still essentially being a neutral. While you can have stripes in different colors, the most popular colors featured are often black and white, or navy and white, black and cream, or grey and white etc. These neutral accessories can do a lot for an outfit without using too much color that might clash with whatever you’re wearing.

Feel free to mix and match, experiment, and have fun. Scarves are one of the most versatile and useful accessories out there, so take as much advantage of them as you can!

Find the perfect scarves for you at Chicastic.

Scarves

Styling a Red Prom Dress

Timeless is always in, so red is always a safe bet for any major occasion like prom. Here are some ways to make sure you make the right statement and let the red speak for itself.

Red makes a perfectly bold and timeless statement all on its own. It is no wonder that any prom dress in any shade of the color is bound to be a knockout and turn some heads. Since the color on its own is already eye-catching, it can be difficult deciding how exactly to properly accessorize it. The key to achieving a perfectly balanced look is to choose the right pieces and the right amount of them.

Since this color is already so bold, it would be best to stick with classic metallics such as silver or gold, and other accessories in similar neutral tones like black, cream, white, beige, or even brown or navy blue. A simple silver or gold chain necklace and matching earrings is a timeless look that will go with any dress. If you have a more vintage looking piece or even one that is simple and you want an elegant evening look, then pearls will go wonderfully with any shade of red. They add a touch of class and character without overshadowing the color of your prom dress and add an air of old Hollywood glamour that never goes out of style. When it comes to pearls, it is still important to choose your accessories wisely. If you’re wearing a choker or even a tiered 20’s inspired string of pearls, then studded earrings will work best. If you’re opting to go for a pearl bracelet instead then larger, longer earrings will make up for the lack of necklace and balance out your look. Another option is to choose one solid statement piece. A statement necklace works best with a low-cut or sweetheart neckline, and especially if you are wearing a sleeveless dress. A necklace, especially a choker or one that rests on your collarbone, will highlight your bare neck and shoulders while balancing the neckline of your dress as well.

Additional accessories can be a bit troublesome too, but keeping it simple will work best. If you are going with a pearl theme, then a white satin clutch will match nicely. It will add to the look of the pearls, matching it in color and sheen, but will not detract with added embellishment or look too much. You can also choose to accessorize using items that are the exact color of your dress or are perhaps a shade or two darker. This way, you can add depth and dimension to your prom look with minimal effort. Remember, red is a powerful color and can speak for itself. Adding subtle accessories will truly allow this sort of piece to dazzle on your special day.

Find the perfect accessories for your red dress at Chicastic.

Red Prom Dress Accessories

Fisherman Cap

It’s just about time for sunshine and being outdoors. And with all that fun in the sun comes the need for skin protecting accessories like sunglasses and sunblock.  A great spring and summer accessory to have is a hat.  And a great hat to have is this stylish off white two toned fisherman style cap!

Hats are great because they protect your scalp from sunburns, the visor helps shield your eyes, and they make for really easy hair days.

This particular hat is such a cute accessory to add to your outfit.  The neutral colors of the off white canvas and the brown trim allow it to work well with your spring colored clothing.  If you like the clean lines but would prefer a different neutral combo it also comes in brown canvas with dark brown trim and black canvas with brown trim.

Try wearing it with jean shorts and a loose top or a knee length flowy skirt with a tank top.

You can purchase the off white two toned fisherman style cap, or the other color caps, at Chicastic.

Off White Canvas Two Toned Fisherman Cap

How to Wear Fuchsia Right

Now that spring is here, you may be dying to break out some bright colors to match the season. Here are some tips on wearing fuchsia without going overboard. Fuchsia is undoubtedly a bright and bold color, and it is … Continue reading