The fall cabi 2016 collection was one of the best I’ve seen. Unfortunately, they stop selling it today, December 31. So, while there is still time, let me share some of my favorite pieces from the collection!
Duchess Scarf: This camel knit and faux fur scarf is probably my most worn piece of the season. It adds warmth and elegance to anything. I especially loved it in the fall when I wanted something seasonal, but it was too warm for a sweater or flannel. I love it over sleeveless or short sleeved tops, but it’s also fun over a sweater. It can dress up easily and be worn as a wrap. They also offer a teal one. This goes with so much! I love it all the ways shown here!
Medallion Reign Blouse: This is such a fun blouse. The print had a vintage feel, although my son thinks the medallions are tigers (they do look somewhat like tigers, especially to a three-year-old). It is in the same style as some favorites from previous seasons, and the shape flatters and hides. The print and ruffle give is a romantic and boy-meet-girl feel. You can easily rock with or jean or wear it under a jacket or cardigan for the office, church, or other occasions. It’s a seasonless piece, which I look forward to wearing often. I love it with the Skinny Cord or the Sigourney Skirt. It’s perfect under the Penny Blazer, Tartan Jacket, Reversible Wrap Sweater, or the Sweetheart Sweater.
Skinny Cord: These are a very on-trend umber color that is a rich natural and will go with an amazing amount of things. I love my cabi skinny cords from this season and previous seasons. They fit wonderfully, and the stretch means they move. These cords pair well with much of the cabi season tops and sweater, or a variety of other brands. I was amazed by how often I reached for them and what they went with. A favorite outfit was combining this with the Jagger Blouse, Sweetheart Sweater, Duchess Scarf, and some Over-the-knee black boots—sexy, cute, and cozy!
Lace-up Sweater: A beautiful update to a classic sweater, with a lace-up back and pretty chiffon layer that shows through and an A-line shape that give it a loose flowy feel. It is very flattering, and emphasizes curves, while be cozy and pretty. I get compliments whenever I wear it. It goes great with the Skinny Cord & Duchess Scarf, skinny jeans of various types. Also, try it with a pretty flowy top underneath in for double layers in back, such as the Cameo Top, Stevie Top, or the Zoe Top. See below for the back!
Penny Blazer: This classic, yet on-trendblazer looks like it is tweed, but it is ponte knit! It stretches and moves because of the ponte and is a lighter weight, perfect for warmer climate or year-round wear. The pockets have adorable bows and the cut is flattering. This is another great example of the boy-meets-girl trend. It’s perfect for the office, but also can be dressed down with some fun boots and destructed jeans. I love it with the Stevie, as shown, or the Medallion Reign Blouse. The jeans are a fun way to wear it, but feel free to dress it up for work with a pencil skirt, such as the Sigourney Skirt. Add a white button down for a classic look, a fun print blouse for a more modern look, or both with the It’s a Wrap Shirt.
Stevie Top: This cute Henley top is another perfect transitional piece. I wore this so much in our warm Georgia fall when I wanted an autumn feel while staying cool. The green is fun pop of color with the warm fall neutrals and makes it work just as well for spring! The bouquet print reminds me of the 70s, but in fun, contemporary way. This piece is perfect with so many of the cabi fall items. I love it with the Penny Blazer, as shown, and with the camel Sweetheart Sweater. The Duchess Scarf looks great with it. I think I have been wearing it the most with the Skinny Cord but love it also with the Dusk Destructed Skinny (as shown). The lovely Cameo Earrings (shown) are the perfect earrings both in color and style for this top.
Dusk Destructed Skinny: These jeans come in a regular style and a curvy style—which has more room in the hip and thigh and a higher rise for those of us with curves. The dark color is flattering and slimming. The destruction adds an edge to them, but is more subtle and unique with the black treads instead of the white we often see. They are soft jeans too—so cozy and comfortable. These have been my go-to jeans this season. As a dark skinny, you can rock them with anything. I love mixing the dressier or prettier items with them for some fun contrasts, such as the Penny Blazer, as shown, or the Lace-up Sweater. They also easily go sexy and edgy with items like the Jagger Blouse and Tartan jacket. Or go super casual with a sweatshirt and still look trendy!
Jagger Blouse: This blouse has it all. The tuxedo styling, pin tucks, and lace gives it a classic and Romantic feel. The black and unlined lace with a sleeveless styling, give it a sexy and tough feel. What more could you want? Wear it with a black cami for a more classic look, a bright colored cami for a trendy look, a nude cami for a sexy look, or no cami and a nude or black for a more risqué look. I have mostly worn this for dates, but it is perfect under a blazer for work or dressed up for a special occasion. For a tough yet feminine rocker look wear it with the Dusk Destructed Skinny. The Tartan Jacket can dress it up, or add even more of a rocker edge, depending on what else you are wearing. I love it with Sweetheart Sweater, Duchess Scarf, and Skinny Cord. Since this is sleeveless, it will work just as well for a hot summer night!
Tartan Jacket: I must confess, the Black Watch style plaids—with dark green and dark blue are a favorite of mine. And while this is not Black Watch, it is similar, and I love it. I also adore moto jackets. So a blue and green plaid moto jacket? There was no doubt I would adore this, and I do! Like many of the other pieces this season, it has a classic and edgy feel and can easily be worn either way. One of my favorite ways to wear this was with a past season skinny cord and a navy and white striped shirt, brown boots and the Duchess Scarf. You can improvise with this season’s Skinny Cord and Ernest Tee. It also rocks with the Dusk Destructed Skinny and Jagger Blouse. Or for a classic office look, wear it with a white blouse and pencil skirt.
Reversible Wrap Sweater: This versatile piece can be worn as a wrap or a loose open cardigan. Plus, it is reversible, so you can wear the blue or the slate/taupe color out. I’m wearing the blue color in this pictures, but the color of the stripes is the other color. This is a perfect layering piece. You can add it for some extra warmth. I wore it a lot in the fall over sleeveless blouse for a fall feel without too much warmth. But it is great now over turtlenecks and long sleeved tops. Whenever I wear it I get compliments. It can be worn to work or more casually. I love it with the Medallion Reign Blouse, but it also works over white, like the Wraparound Top. Either the Skinny Cord or the Dusk Destructed Skinny are great bottoms for this wrap. Or go super comfy and casual with the Spacedye M’leggings.
Wraparound Top: The sculpted draped top is elegant, classy, and easy to wear, as it just zips in the back. It can easily be dressed down, as shown, but is a perfect layer for the office or with other elegant pieces for a special occasion. Imagine it with some flowing black pants, classy heels, and pearls! For an elegant, yet easy office look, add the Sigourney Skirt and Darby Cardigan.
Sigourney Skirt: Pencil skirts as classic pieces and wardrobe essentials. They are flattering to a variety of shapes, sizes, and heights. I love that this one is turquoise—a fun color for such a classic pieces. And it has pockets for those pocket lovers! This is a great addition to your wardrobe regardless of whether you have several pencil skirts (like I do) or have none. Dress it down with a tee shirt, such as the Quinn Tee. Wear it to work with the Medallion Reign Blouse and Sweetheart Sweater (as shown), or the Darby Cardigan and Wraparound Top. So many of the seasons tops go with this, such as the Foulard and the Poppy. Or go for a sleek 60s-inspired look with the Odyssey Turtleneck. I will be featuring this skirt as a POW soon, so stay tuned!
Sweetheart Sweater: Last, but certainly not least is one of my favorite and most worn pieces from this season. This amazing long open sweater doesn’t require height to wear. The handkerchief hem, and fitted top do not overwhelm shorter people. And the styling is slimming, not boxy. It actually makes your backside look great. I’ve never found another long sweater that flatters my butt, but this does! It comes in black or camel. Both are great, but I love the camel. Black longer sweaters are pretty common, so the camel is more eye-catching. It’s also such a rich, fun neutral. It goes with so much of the fall collection, such as the Medallion Reign Blouse, Stevie Top, and Jagger Blouse. I wore it as a cozy layer instead or threw it on as a jacket when running errands. I love it with skirts (as shown here with the Sigourney Skirt) or skinnys, such as the Skinny Cord or the Dusk Destructed Skinny. If you get one long sweater, get this one!
As you can tell, I loved the cabi Fall 2106 collection. There are several other pieces that could have made this list, but I ran out of time. Let me give you two more honorable mentions—the Foxy Scarf and LBD Edie Dress, which are both part of the Holiday Charms limited edition. I plan to rock these this NYE—like this! I did not include the Beyond Tee, because I just featured it as the POW and you can see it styles seven different ways with lots of variations. Do not forget the jewelry, which is great! I love the Chelsea Charm Necklace, the Rock Star Earrings, Cameo Earrings, the Pyramid Necklace, and the Zelda Necklace.
If you want any of these cabi clothes, run don’t want to your stylist, as today is the last day to order! If you do not have one, please contact me in the comments or via email, reach out to my stylist Joni Allen (via email or phone: 770 502-5243 [call or text]), Leigh Cheatwood-Harris (a friend’s stylist whom I have worked with also and can recommend: email and her site) or find a cabi stylist near you.