Dress Like a Child

Dress Like a Kid

If you ask a child to pick out what they want to wear, you’ll most likely get a combination of outfits. Perhaps a sparkly skirt, a polka dot shirt, rain boots, lots of bracelets and maybe even a superhero cape. … Continue reading

Back to School!

It’s that time of year where stores stop selling pool noodles and large displays filled with notebooks and #2 pencils take their place  That’s right, it’s Back to School time! Haven’t figured out what you’re going to wear? Don’t worry, Chicastic has everything you need to kick-off the semester in style!

We’re loving so many of the fall 2015 fashion trends. Here are some of our favorites and how you can incorporate them into your wardrobe!

Neon, which had its heyday in the 80’s is making a comeback but in a more sophisticated way. Paired with neutral colors such as gray, navy, or black, use neon as a pop of color to liven up an outfit while avoiding going full Saved by the Bell. Our neon scarves and clutches are the perfect way to add a hint of neon without going overboard.
Patterned hosiery and leggings are also big for this fall. Basic black stockings will always be in style, but fresh colors and geometric patterns will give your outfit the jolt it needs.

Leopard print has been all over the fall fashion runways. Our vintage style cocktail dress comes in a leopard print, but if the dress is too much leopard print for you then our leopard print scarf is the perfect way to subtlety stay on trend.

Finally, 70’s fashion is certainly making a come back. Overalls and flared jeans are back in a big way. Pair with one of our layered tops and you’re set!

Go back to school looking your best with Chicastic!

Back to School Fall 2015

Summer to Fall Tunics

Tunics

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

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.

 

Clarissa Explains It All
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Wedding Night Corsets

Wedding Night Corsets

Planning your dress and accessories for your wedding day can be stressful. Planning your outfit for your wedding night doesn’t have to be. Corsets are a great choice for your wedding night. They flatter your figure, come in a variety … Continue reading

Accessories with Floral Prints

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.

floral accessories

Mix and Match Animal Print

Some of you may think that mixing different animal prints together is impossible. It can be quite doable if you know what you’re doing…

Mixing and matching patterns can definitely be tricky. It is very much like matching colors and uses many of the same elements in order to do so successfully and yet is also more complex. When it comes to mixing animal print there is a way to make it possible.

The first rule about wearing more than one pattern in general is to be subtle. Too much of both will definitely overpower your look so you will have to find just the right balance. One way to go is use prints that use the same color scheme, such as black and brown or black and white. This way the patterns essentially “match” and you can break up the outfit with solid colored pieces and accessories that either offset or tone down the overall look. One thing you can do for instance is say wear a black and white cheetah print top with a neutral snakeskin clutch under a solid cardigan and with a solid colored pant to add balance.

Another thing you can do is mix prints that are the same or similar but use differing color palettes so that there is still some symmetry there but is made all the more dynamic and interesting. You wouldn’t want to wear one thing right over another so it’s best to choose your pieces wisely. If you’re going with a pant and top that feature patterns, then break it up with a belt, bag, scarf or even a combination of all three. You can use a neutral color like beige or black that will always be safe but bold colors can work too that will make more of a statement without making your outfit look too busy.

While it is doable to perhaps combine two large pieces featuring a pattern together, they can be used to much better effect if used more subtly. Such as in the example above, one piece is a larger clothing and one is an accessory. This way, you can still mix and match if the look isn’t working for you and the smaller pieces works more to accent and offset the larger one. Wearing an animal print top with a different patterned shoe or bag is a good example of this use. Also, the pieces are not too close to one another so they do not clash. Adding pieces of clothing and accessories puts distance between them and balances out your entire look.

You can find great animal print accessories at Chicastic.

Animal Print Accessories

How to Wear Trendy Prints

Wearing prints can be confusing, but we all want to try them out. Here are some ways to wear prints while allowing them their maximum style potential. Prints often reflect the style of the time; they are constantly changing and … Continue reading

How to Style a Unique Prom Dress

Prom is an important event, marking the end of high school. Go out with a unique bang by sporting a dress with a bold print. Graduating high school is a big deal. It is one of the first major milestones … Continue reading

Tube Scarves for Spring

Scarves are practically useful all year round, especially in Spring. Make sure you have an infinity scarf or any kind of warm wrap around to stay prepared for weather change.

Spring is finally here but that does not mean that the cold is completely gone. Even though the warmer weather is more than welcome, it can still be a bit temperamental and is known to change its mind about the temperature throughout any given day. Spring fashion is all about being prepared and tube scarves are more than ready to take up the challenge. Not only do they serve a practical purpose by keeping us warm, but they also look fabulous and still appear chic.

Staying warm can be fashionable and tube scarves are perfect examples of that. These accessories are incredibly versatile, cute, and totally useful. They can be worn in a variety of ways, with various outfits, to different occasions, and keep us toasty and warm to boot. This is especially useful when planning a spring outfit. Planning an ensemble during the springtime months can be confusing and quite a hassle. The morning and evening may be cold, with warmer, breezy afternoons that are mixes of hot and cool. You might not want to wear a heavy coat but you might not want to bare it all either. This is where the tube scarves come in. They are perfect for layering, and are simultaneously lightweight and warming against the cooling spring winds. Choosing one to go along with an outfit cannot go wrong and can only come in handy.

These handy accessories can be worn with practically any outfit and it is always good to have a few of them on hand. Be sure to cover your bases and appeal to your own style. Have some neutrals, some prints or even some bright colors or differing materials. That way, you are sure to have a scarf to match everything, from your outfit to your mood, and especially the weather. Wear one with an over-sized sweater, a tee shirt and jeans, a dress, along with a cardigan, a blazer, practically anything. These lightweight accessories are also easy to remove and stick in a handbag if they get in the way or become too warm. In any case, it is always handy to have one, and it wouldn’t hurt to keep one in your handbag in case the occasion or the weather calls for one. They are always adorable and are just as comfortable. They are incredibly easy to mix and match with and can even be used to inspire entire outfits.

Find the right one for you at Chicastic!

Spring Scarves