Spring Handbags

With Spring comes a wealth of opportunity. Take advantage of the season by updating your wardrobe and your accessories.

Spring months bring a brightness not just to the weather outside but to our wardrobes as well. The dreary nature of winter is on its way out so the brighter, more colorful world can emerge again. The same goes for fashion. Often winter fashion and accessories consist of metallics, neutrals, jewel-tones and heavy materials. While all of this is appropriate for the weather it’s worn in, it does not match the demeanor that is associated with the spring. Try and jump into spring with some seasonally appropriate handbags.

Color is a major thing you can play with when it comes to bags. While neutrals are perfectly appropriate all year round, pastels and bold, bright colors come out to play once the weather gets warmer. Blacks and grays are still appropriate, but lighter neutrals tend to take the accessory stage come spring and summer. Light beiges, creams and stark whites take over and make way for brighter wardrobe options. If you want to add some color, than by all means choose a bag in a pastel, either blue, green, pink, yellow, whatever suits your liking. Pastels are still understated but have just as much capacity to add color and flare to an ensemble. The pantone color of 2014 is radiant orchid, a light yet bold purple with violet undertones. This makes for a great handbag, and is equally a great way to incorporate a trendy new color to your wardrobe.

Spring also brings with it a new array of bag styles and materials to play around with and mix and match. Wicker or basket weave becomes much more popular as the weather gets warmer, evoking that popular tropical or beach feel. Lighter toned canvas bags, canvas backpacks or cross bodies are also more commonplace, especially those that boast a perfectly springy floral print. Larger bags also become more appropriate once the weather doesn’t bog us down with any number of coats and scarves. Large, over-sized totes are more suited to the spring time and warmer months when we are not burdened with extra layers, and can even carry a light sweater or a scarf if the necessity arises, allowing you to bring any number of other necessities along with you on a day about town.

Make use of these lighter, brighter colors and patterns, as well as more lightweight materials. Have fun and use these spring bag ideas to brighten up your wardrobe.

Find the perfect spring bag for you at Chicastic.

Spring Handbags

Color of the Year Radiant Orchid In Your Outfit

Every year sees hot new styles, new hot patterns and new hot colors. It’s hard to keep up with the latest thing without breaking the bank, but there are easy ways to incorporate current trends into an already existing wardrobe. Radiant Orchid, or a deep violet, is the hottest color on the runway right now. Wear it casually, formally, or just as an accent. Like any color, it suits some more than others but that doesn’t mean you can’t make it work for you.

Before you begin to assimilate a new trend into your already existing style, you have to assess your overall style and your current wardrobe first. Sometimes we just need a refresher and sometimes we find that a new trend suits us perfectly. So first thing’s first, where do you stand? Are deep, rich colors your thing? Do you currently have any in your wardrobe? Or perhaps your wardrobe is monochromatic or mostly neutral? There are plenty of ways to try and incorporate a new trend to suit you. If you find yourself agreeing with the latter, this rich orchid could be the thing for you. It’s simultaneously subtle but bold. When paired with neutral colors, its true richness stands out without being too over-the-top yet is still classy and eye-catching. Even if you wear a lot of black or dark colors, orchid will fit right in by adding a hint of color to your already edgy look. If you’re going for a more outrageous look, pair this color with an animal print or another neutral toned print or pattern. If you already dress with a lot of color, you don’t have to stray away from this deep tone, in fact, if you tend to wear a lot of bold colors, this darker color could tone down and balance out your look if paired with complementary colors such as yellows or even greens.

Once you’ve concluded where your wardrobe stands color-wise, you can move onto items. If the color looks great with your skin tone, go ahead and rock it with a blouse and printed pant, or perhaps the other way around with an orchid skinny pant and monochromatic top and flats. If you’re not sure whether you want to commit to an item of clothing, there are always accessories. A deep violet handbag is edgy but elegant, it’s dark but has that hint of color that can add to any ensemble. And no one can have enough scarves. Try a solid scarf or try to find a pattern that incorporates it. An orchid statement necklace would look stunning against any neutral top, especially any little black dress.

The possibilities are endless, but when it comes to trying new trends, always start with small doses. Try out some accessories and perhaps move onto bigger pieces if you’re unsure, but don’t be afraid! Have fun and experiment, that’s what trends are all about. Chicastic has a lot of fashion accessories available in Radiant Orchid. Visit now!

Purple Evening Clutch Purse

Purple Prom Purses!

Chicastic has several styles of purple prom purses to complement every shade of purple prom dress!  From light violets to deep plums, Chicastic’s selection of purple prom purses are sure to “wow” any young lady with an affinity for the color of royalty.  From vintage style prom purses, crystal prom purses, and knuckle duster purses, Chicastic‘s selection of purple prom purses is unmatched anywhere else!  Feel like royalty with a purple prom purse from Chicastic!

 

Purple Prom