Outfit Mission Statement: Start with a cozy sweater and add feminine and practical pieces for a casual, pretty, and lifestyle-friendly look
Play Day Saturdays are clothes for taking your kids to the park, running errands, taking your dog for a walk, shopping, picnicking, travel, going to a museum or a zoo—out and about or home having fun clothes. These are the clothes you often live the best parts of your life in! The POW (Piece of the Week) the cabi fall 2015 Love Blouse. To me winter is all about the sweaters. I grew up in Maine and lived in as many sweaters as I could from November to March. Even here in Georgia, I wear them as much as a can. Sweaters automatically make things cozy! And you can do so much with them. Here, I took a longer, roomy open sweater with lovely stitches and a funky hem and added the sweet Love Blouse for a pop of femininity and some colors that suggest spring (which are often a nice promise on a cold day!). The skinnies carry the navy theme from the sweater and blouse, creating a longer line and a more put-together look. The brown buckle boots add practicality and contrast to the blouse. The rose-gold wire wrapped crystal earrings play off the blouse colors with adding a modern touch. Together, this look is cozy, feminine, and practical for whatever your errand or park game.
- Up the femininity of a roomy sweater by wearing a lovely blouse under it
- Consider throwing on a cozy sweater instead of a coat when you need a warm layer but don’t want the bulk or coat look, or for when you will be going inside and outside often and don’t want the hassle of taking a coat on and off
- Create longer leaner lines by having the sweater and jeans be the same dark color (or even the same color)
- Add a practical touch with sensible boots with strong details
- Go for modern accessories that drawn on colors in the blouse to not go too feminine with the look and to keep a less fussy feel
The clothing items in this outfit are all cabi Fall 2015, and no longer available. Contact me if you must have something and I may be able to direct you to a stylist who has it. Look for substitutes from your own closet or check out the alternatives below. I normally will make the POW a currently available item, but my blog launched later than planned and I wanted to share these outfits. The next POW will be of an available item, I promise!
- Blouse: This is the cabi Fall 2015 Love Blouse. To find a substitute from your own closet, look for a feminine blouse with a special feature. If you don’t have quite the right blouse to substitute in your closet, consider these cabi Spring 2016 alternatives:
- Vita Blouse: This gorgeous draped blouse is also sleeveless, and has a sexy cutout in the back
- Bella Top: This feminize, fluttery blouse has a similar feel to the love blouse
- Positano Top: This flowy top reminds me of vintage fabric with very current colors
- Gemma Top: This bright green beauty, has eyelets and lace for a vintage and trendy feel
- Jeans: Skinny jeans are everywhere. If you don’t already have some dark skinny jeans, I’m sure you can find some you will love. If you want something a bit less skinny (and white), consider the Slimmie.
- Sweater: This cozy delight is the Countryside Sweater—cabi Fall 2015 and not available. But cabi has some great Spring 2016 cardigans to consider:
- Earrings: These are rose gold wire wrapped crystal earrings by Shine Chaser Jewelry. She does not currently have any available on her Etsy page, but you may be able to commission some. She does currently have these similar White Sea Glass Wire Wrapped Earrings and others that will nicely work in a casual outfit (or any type of outfit!).
- Boots: These are old Target favorites. Some available ones include
- Bamboo Studded Buckle Detail Boot: These funky boots with studs up the back are by Journee at Target
- Quinn Fashion Boots: These slouch and buckle boots are a smooth leather and are at Target
- Journee Collection Women: A shiny leather buckle boot
- Love Note: These suede buckle boots have a similar feel, by Aerosoles
- Or, for a transitional boot the Fringed Reza Ankle Boot by Moss Supply available at Target