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!

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Throwback Thursday- The Golden Girls

The Golden Girls

This week is the 30th anniversary of the amazingness that was The Golden Girls. Sophia, Dorothy, Rose, and Blanche were such fun characters and had some great lines. Their style was fabulously 80s/early 90s from their pants suits and fashion … Continue reading

Egyptian Inspired Collar Necklace

Collar Necklace

The easiest way to give a plain outfit a little oomph is by adding a statement piece. Some examples are a pair of killer shoes, a patterned scarf, or a large necklace. Our preference is adding a statement necklace like … Continue reading

Modern Business Suit

Business Suit

It’s official, Hillary Clinton is running for president. In honor of this announcement we came up with a modern business suit look. It’s not an ensemble we expect to see Hillary in, but we think it’d look great on you … Continue reading

How to Accessorize a Seersucker Dress

Some pieces work best in the spring and summer. Here are some tips to accessorizing this seasonally appropriate dress. Seersucker dresses are perfect for spring and summer, whether you’re headed to an upscale brunch, a bridal shower, or even out … 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

What to Wear When Meeting His Mom

Meeting his mother can be rather nerve wracking. But what to wear? Try to be true to your roots but be sure to be on your best behavior.

Meeting your guy’s mom is a pretty big deal. Not only is it a sign that things are headed in a serious direction, but it is the first opportunity you’ll have to make an impression on the lady who means the most to your guy. It’s a bit like a job interview, but a little more personal. You want to be yourself, but you want to put the best version of yourself forward. But what do you wear?

First thing’s first is to assess what sort of setting you’ll be meeting your beau’s mother in. Is it a casual swing by their house? Are they inviting you over for dinner? Will you be going out to eat? Or will you be casually meeting for coffee together? The venue and the time will act as big cues for you when it comes to deciding on what to wear. As a general rule, even if you are going to meet them in a more casual setting, it’s best to dress up a bit for it. You don’t have to be fancy, but if you’re meeting at a coffee shop you might not want to wear a baggy t-shirt and jeans, you may instead want to wear a nice top with slim pants, a handbag and some flats, for instance. It’s still a casual look, but a cleaned up version that still shows you care about meeting his mom.

Another big cue will be what she’s like. You have probably heard a bit about her or even seen some pictures. What is she like? What does she like? What’s her own style? No matter what, you should still be yourself. But make sure it’s your best self. If she’s more of a conservative mom, then alter your look to be on the conservative side but don’t compromise your personality or style. Use items you may already have that fit the bill. If she’s more laid back, it still makes a good impression to look put-together, but don’t be afraid to experiment as much.

No matter what you choose, it’s always good advice to be yourself. While you do want to make a good impression, you don’t want to completely change who you are or act too formal and stiff. Just like at a job interview, the interviewer can often tell if you are trying too hard or are pandering to their interests in an effort to impress them. While this information is useful in meeting them, it is still important that you can do so while still being true to yourself. Let your personality shine through your outfit, even if you have to make some adjustments in order for it to be appropriate.

Find the perfect look to meet your guy’s mom at Chicastic.  Try a cardigan, statement jewelry, or a new clutch.

Accessories for Meeting His Mother

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

Sequins and Beads

Looking for a way to incorporate some glitz into your look? Here are some subtle ways to add sequins and beads to an outfit without going overboard.

Sequins and beads are among some of the most eye-catching embellishments to have featured in an outfit. Whether they accent a design on tops, bottoms, handbags or other fashion accessories, they can effortlessly add some glamorous shimmer and shine to any look. The one trick with wearing them, however, is to choose wisely. While you may think that the more you wear the flashier you look, this is certainly true. But depending on the look you’re going for it may require some picking and choosing.

Using a lot of sequins or beads can work for or against you depending on how you wear it. Choosing an outfit heavy with these accents would work best if it is used as a sole statement piece that is then complemented with subtler accessories or clothing pieces. For instance, a dress of sequins or beads can give you that vintage flapper look if desired, but be sure to choose a dress wisely if this is the case. You don’t want to look as if you are wearing a costume, so when it comes to larger statement pieces such as dresses, be sure to choose one in a subtle color that will not be too loud or overly comical. Whites, creams and dark blues and blacks can work really well in these sorts of cases. The accents will do a lot to draw attention to the piece but the understated or neutral color will offset the design and allow the sequins and beads to speak for themselves, making them the true star of your ensemble. Another way to incorporate it largely into an outfit is by wearing a shrug, jacket, cardigan, or any similar piece that uses these features. They can be worn over plainer outfits to give them more oomph without being too over the top. You can also go the reverse route, by wearing a sequined or beaded top underneath a fitted blazer, kimono, etc. to easily jazz up your look.

Another fashion route you can choose to utilize is accessorizing. A handbag, such a clutch, would work great. Clutches are sleek and sophisticated, and despite their size they can still make the perfect statement piece. Jewelry is also a completely doable route, choose a necklace and a bracelet combo or perhaps earrings instead of the bracelet, but be sure to choose conservatively and to space out your accessories to achieve the perfect balance.

Find great sequin and beaded accessories at Chicastic.

Sequin and Beaded Accessories

Cocktail Rings

Jewelry can do a lot more for an outfit than you may think. Cocktail jewelry works great for formal events but can be used for nights out as well as for the workplace.

Jewelry should be fun. Being able to mix and match pieces and create different looks is part of all the fun. While some sets work best when complete and worn together, mixing and matching pieces, whether they be jewelry or clothing, really maximizes your wardrobe beyond imagination. Wearing a different set of accessories with the same dress can create two completely different looks and it does not require you to spend any extra money. While an initial investment in a variety of clothing and accessories is vital, what is most important is each pieces ability to adapt to other pieces. This increases their inherent value ten fold. Cocktail jewelry is great when it comes to accessories. They can be worn with simply silver jewelry, bold statement pieces, or even by themselves.

Cocktail rings tend to be big and bold and work best with minimal jewelry. This doesn’t mean they can’t be worn with anything else, however. As stated before, cocktail rings can be worn with simple jewelry or other bold pieces. This mostly goes for necklaces. A cocktail ring is basically a statement necklace for your hands. Wearing one goes a long way, and considering their size, it is best to not wear it with other rings or even a bracelet. This ring, though it seems small on its own, goes a long way. Wearing one with a necklace, whether simple or bold, is perfect. Since the necklace and ring are far apart from one another, they can balance each other out if desired.

These accessories can also be versatile. A bright or fun cocktail ring is great for daytime wear, whether you’re headed to a big company lunch, an engagement party, or any other activity that takes place later in the day. Rings with color or with more daring shapes and designs work best for these kinds of occasions. Use one of these rings to brighten up your outfit and add some fun and flare to your look. If you’re headed to a more somber or formal event in the evening, then simpler, sleeker cocktail jewelry is a safer bet. Ones with a more minimalist design are adaptable but no less impressive. These rings are a bit more classic and timeless and can be made to match any elegant look.

No matter where you’re headed, one of these cocktail rings is sure to fit your needs while adding a bit of that Old Hollywood glamour to your look. Whether you opt for daytime fun or evening classic, one of these pieces is sure to flatter your fingers. Find the right ring for you at Chicastic.

Cocktail Rings