DIY Frida Kahlo Halloween Costume

Frida Kahlo DIY Costume

 

Frida Kahlo is one of the most influential artists ever to live. Her art documents her physical and mental anguish after a bus accident left her permanently disabled. Some of her paintings also detail her relationship with artist Diego Rivera. Her signature look is her own homage to her heritage, of which she was very proud.

Recreate Frida’s characteristic outfit with one of Chicastic’s red lace trimmed corsets! Layer a colorful flowing skirt over that, and wrap a silk chiffon scarf around your shoulders. Tie up your hair and pin a flower crown upon your head to finish your look. While Frida likely wore flats or low heels, you can have a little fun with a pair of red crystal stilettos.

Remember, when dressing up as a historical figure, especially one as revered as Frida Kahlo, it helps to familiarize yourself with their story! Read all about her here!

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Wedding Wednesday – Irish Inspired Wedding Fashion

Irish Wedding Accessories

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How to Travel Light with Multifunctional Accessories

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Royal Blue Chiffon Scarf

What do you get when you mix one of the hottest colors with one of the most versatile accessories? A wardrobe must have, that’s what.

Royal blue is an incredibly hot color right now. It has a bold effect without being over the top and is just as elegant and regal as its namesake might suggest. Scarves are incredibly versatile fashion accessories, covering chic as well as practical, and are essential assets to any wardrobe. When you combine the two together, you have a killer accessory that can do no wrong.

This color is bright but not too much. This is great for anyone wishing to liven up their wardrobe. That is not to say that royal blue is not daring, it is still eye catching but in a completely different way than say leopard print. The nature of its color allows it to work almost like a neutral, since it is so similar and so close to navy blue, but does so with a kick, adding that extra oomph to an outfit. It is not quite a pure primary color, but leans toward the jewel-toned territory and makes any outfit look more regal and dazzling.

When it comes to scarves, they can be used for anything. They can be worn to simply keep your neck warm in winter, but the way they are worn and what they are worn with can mean a lot of different things and can be done so in many different ways. A simple way to wear this chiffon scarf, is to simply wrap it loosely around your neck to imitate an infinity scarf. If you’re going for a more sleek and sophisticated look, you can wear it draped over your shoulders as a shawl, which can also double as a cover up! And there are thousands of styles to wear it in between. Braid the ends, loop it once tightly about the neck and let the ends loosely fall over the sides of your torso, or do the simple loop-through.

Depending on the way you tie your scarf will determine whether you’re dressing up or down, but no matter what, the color is more than appropriate. This startling blue adds a dash of color to any basic tee shirt and jeans outfit and is just as appropriate if worn out to dinner or to another formal event if paired with a little black dress. This jewel tone is one of the hottest colors right now and looks great with neutrals, patterns, or when worn with other colors. Have fun and feel free to mix and match, but no matter what you choose, know you’ll look chic in this royal blue solid chiffon scarf that you can purchase at Chicastic.Royal Blue Chiffon Scarf

Winter Fashion Accessories

When we think of winter accessories we usually tend to think of hats, scarves and gloves. While there are plenty of run-of-the-mill winter accessories made only to keep us warm, we often forget that they can be chic and stylish, too. Not only that, but there are some bits of jewelry that work best in winter that can add some glam to the wintry season.

Scarves are a great go-to winter accessory. They come in multitudes of styles, colors, prints, and fabrics and can be worn for any occasion if you accessorize correctly. A big, comfy knit infinity scarf always goes great with an over-sized sweater and leggings, while a silk scarf can still keep your neck warm when you’re heading to work or a formal event. It’s always good to have a small collection of scarves, in different colors or prints that suit you that you can use no matter what you’re wearing, where you’re headed, or how cold it is. Hats are also fashionable, whether you’re sporting a modern beanie or a retro felt cloche, and even though they can be removed once you reach your destination, they are perfectly acceptable to wear continuously. Gloves are versatile, too. You can go with simple knit gloves or mittens for a casual outing, or you can slip into some fur (or faux-fur) lined leather gloves for a more polished look.

You don’t have to discount wearing dresses once the winter months set it. Leggings and tights are hot accessories all year round and add some oomph while keeping your legs protected and warm despite the weather. A patterned or bold colored tight can make any winter outfit pop, and leggings are always comfy when paired with over-sized sweaters, or even with dresses and skirts as well for extra warmth. Layering is always in, and it definitely comes in handy when the weather calls for it. Don’t shy away from skirts, dresses, or any other leg-flattering pieces, especially when there is a whole world of leggings and tights to explore.

And of course, winter accessories can refer to winter jewelry as well. While jewelry trends change with the seasons, jewel-tones are usually synonymous with winter fashion, and while silver and gold are always in style, playing up these styles can really parallel the glittery frost outside your window and add that glamorous wintry shimmer to your look.

Like any season, winter has it’s share of accessories and styles, so don’t be afraid to mix and match and, most of all, stay warm! Chicastic has some fun winter accessories for women, that can be worn casually or formally to stay warm yet look fashionable.

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Pantone’s Color of the Year gets Sexy

The much awaited Color of the Year has been announced and everyone is clambering to incorporate it into their wardrobe. Why not take the sexy route and pair a purple satin corset with jeans and a cardigan for the ultimate in subtlety? Floral Lace and a ribbon bow add a romantic touch to this lace up bustier with strong boning while keeping you on trend!

Want to stay casual, but jeans won’t do? Pair a floral corset with a long, flowing skirt for the perfect combination of sweet and sexy. Flats and killer earrings complete the look of understated sex appeal.

For a more direct approach, a pencil skirt and high heels will push a corset to the max. Don’t forget a wrap– the chill or attention, may prove to be much!

Get sexy today at Chicastic!

Sexy Purple Satin & Floral Lace Corset Lace Up Bustier With Strong Boning

Sexy Purple Satin & Floral Lace Corset Lace Up Bustier With Strong Boning

Infinity Tube Scarves

The winter weather usually has some say in our outfit choices, but staying warm doesn’t always mean making a fashion sacrifice. Infinity tube scarves are a cute addition to any outfit and are comfy and cozy to boot. Like scarves, you may think that there are a limited number of ways to wear these accessories, but there are countless fashions and combinations.

The length of your infinity tube scarf can determine the realm of its fashion possibilities, but any length is great. Smaller scarves are cozier and more easily allow you to wear it closer to your neck like a cowl scarf. These are great for bundling up with a pea coat. They fit perfectly into the open collar portion of most coats to keep your neck toasty while still looking good. While most of these scarves are shown wrapped around the neck at least once (creating two loops around the neck) they can be worn more simply without looping as well. This can give your outfit a more loose, casual feel, to wear once you’re out of the cold and around the house.

Longer infinity scarves have more versatility. They can be worn in the same styles as shorter ones, but can become more ingrained in any outfit. Consider looping the scarf twice (or more, depending on the length) around your neck and pull one layer over your head, resting over you hair, and there you have a nifty hood or a head-wrap (which is especially useful for unexpected inclement weather), or use it as a cape by looping it twice and draping a different loop over each shoulder. One of these bad boys can even become a shawl if you find yourself colder than expected upon leaving the house, just lay the scarf over the back of your neck, not looping it, and insert each arm through the openings on either side. In that same vein, an infinity scarf can even be worn like a loose, gathered vest if worn similar to the shawl, only gathering the fabric at your nape and lower back instead of wearing it draped over your shoulders. That’s only a taste of the limitless combinations you can discover and sport with these chic and comfortable scarves.

These nifty accessories are incredibly versatile and can adapt to any situation, whether fashion related, weather related, or both. Don’t let the chill get you down or keep you from looking great, and an infinity scarf will keep you looking fashionable while still keeping you warm! Find a tube scarf in your favorite color at Chicastic now!

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Staying warm in style

Despite the weather, staying warm and cozy this winter can also be chic. By choosing the right items, you’ll never look too flab when trying to stay warm this season.

Layering is everyone’s best friend. Cardigans are an easy and versatile way to stay warm this winter. Loose fitting knit cardigans look great over tees or flannel button-downs and can be worn in a variety of ways to keep your outfits looking new and fresh all season without looking worn out. Vests, sweaters, and long-sleeved tees can be layered in any number of chic combinations and can give new life to tees and tanks you might otherwise put away for the season. Even printed thermal tops are trending! And remember, you are also safe in purchasing a few heavy-knit sweaters for the season. Wear them with skinny jeans or over thick paneled leggings and look great while keeping yourself warm.

A pashmina, chiffon, or a tube scarf is a great addition to any winter ensemble. Be sure to have several in your wardrobe to wear with multiple outfits on any occasion. Tie it around your neck to protect yourself from the elements while still accessorizing your outfit. Use it as a wrap-around for a dress when you go out to dinner or even just feeling a little chilly around the house. Even draping it over your shoulders gives warmth as well as a bit of that Old Hollywood feel. Scarves are great for any occasion and are essential to layering. If you want to play it up a little, choose a bold, jewel-toned scarf or funky animal print.

When it comes to footwear, it seems boots are in no matter what season it is, but winter is when they are put to the best use. Boots can keep the snow out of your soles as well as protect you from slipping and sliding out on the ice in dangerous weather, all while still looking stylish. Additionally, most boots give you some wiggle room to layer socks or even to wear leggings under skinny jeans or pants if you’re wearing a calf or knee-high boot, and can help trap the warmth. Also consider wearing wool socks or other garments. Wool is always chic when it comes to cozy and helps trap your body heat to keep you toasty.

Choose your items wisely, even thinner garments can be saved with the right warm accessories, whether it’s a scarf, plush leggings, or cardigan. Staying warm can also mean staying chic. Chicastic has a large variety of tube scarves, cardigans, pashminas and fashion scarves.

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Chunky Oblong Infinity Neck Scarf

Winters can be cold and harsh and especially if your neck and head is not covered properly, one can easily catch a chill and fall sick. Who likes to be sick during the holiday season? These warm, chunky oblong infinity scarves are perfect in every way. They are chunky so they keep you warm, and oblong so they can be worn in so many different ways. So you can look stylish along with being warm. These scarves measure 44 x 12 inches and come in 10 different colors. Visit Chicastic now to buy these for yourselves and also to use these as your stocking stuffers these holiday season. Everyone knows women love scarves.

Oblong Infinity Chunky Scarves