Two Transitional cabi Pieces You Need Now: The Lido Skirt and Lido Jacket

The cabi Lido Skirt and Lido Jacket are two of the Seven Transitional cabi Spring 2016 Pieces That You Need Now. They work perfectly together as a suit, so I’m showing them as a suit with the amazing Vita Blouse.

From the cabi Spring 2016 collection, there are plenty of tops that would work perfectly for work with the Lido Skirt and Jacket:

Even more of the spring tops go, these are just some of my favorites (and I ran out of room in the image!).

For additional styling idea with both the jacket and skirt, check out Dress up Denim (post has styling tips), Lady-Like Wednesday (post).

Tips:

  • Treat navy as a neutral. You may be surprised how well everything goes with it.
  • Orange is a great contrast for navy and it adds a touch of fun to a color that can get serious. So consider pairing it with pieces like the Blossom Top, Rita Top and U-Neck Tee.
  • Consider tops with navy in them for a more formal look and longer line, such as the Plaza Top and Martini Top.
  • Or go all out with the navy or the Sleeveless Double Drape Tee for career column dressing at its best and a more formal look.  
  • With the more formal navy suit, you can wear more casual tops and still have a great professional office look—consider the Bardot Shirt and U-Neck Tee (see Dress up Denim & the post for styling tips).

Either piece works well separately too, of course. Here are a few tips for each worn along.


Lido Skirt:

A navy pencil skirt a wardrobe essential. In fact, I’d say if you have one skirt in your closet it should be a navy pencil skirt (and ideally in ponte). This Lido Skirt has functional pockets (!!!) and a tiered hem for a bit of interest.

  • A navy pencil skirt is perfect for work or evenings, and is the ideal day-to-night piece. Grab a jacket and put a sexy top underneath (maybe the Vita Blouse) and you are good for a day at the office and a night on the town.
  • Pair with a black blazer or top for a very on trend and classic French look. Consider the Tivoli Top, Gathered Tee, Crop Top, and/or Sorrento Cardigan.
  • You can easily add a bit of class and sophistication to casual blouses or any top you wear with it. Feel free to pair it with denim, flannel, and other casual styles to be comfortable and still professional (see Dress up Denim & the post).
  • Career style is so easily with the Lido skirt. Just find a nice blouse or top and you are good to go. You can add a jacket in any color for a more formal career look—even other neutrals.
  • Cardigans also look great with this skirt. Consider the Michelle Cardigan, Blanca Cardigan, or the Cobblestone Cardigan for a fresh spring office look.
  • Pair it with navy & white stripes for a happening & classic nautical look, such as the Cruise Jacket.
  Lido Skirt,   Gathered Tee ,  Sorrento Cardigan , and the  Villa Necklace  from Cabi spring 2016. Shoes:  Explosive  by AeroSoles.   Artisan Marquis CufF  and  Bianca Earrings  by Stella & Dot.

Lido Skirt, Gathered Tee, Sorrento Cardigan, and the Villa Necklace from Cabi spring 2016. Shoes: Explosive by AeroSoles.  Artisan Marquis CufF and Bianca Earrings by Stella & Dot.

For additional outfits check out Denim Heat for a date night look (post has styling tips), Take Denim to Work for career (post with tips), Mixed Silver (post), Orange & Blue for career (post).

 

Lido Jacket

This is a sleek, modern jacket with figure flattering seems and functional pockets. The length should work regardless of your height.  It’s a perfect career piece.

  • Create a suit with either the Lido Skirt or Capote Trouser.
  • For a business casual look, throw it on over a nice blouse and slim jeans or slacks.
  • Push the sleeves up for a more modern take (or warm days).
  • Think of this as a fun & sophisticated layer—top a casual outfit or a sexy one.
  • Throw it on as a jacket, especially when you want an extra bit of sophistication outdoors (show off at car pool!)
  • Wear it closed for a simple sleek look (especially over the Lido Skirt or Capote Trouser)
  • Wear it with bright jeans and a bright top to make the colors pop even more
  • Pair it with navy & white stripes for a happening & classic nautical look, such as the Boat Stripe Tee or the First Mate Tee.
  • You can create a lapel with this jacket simply by folding the collar down, as I did in the pictures--perfect for showing off that great blouse underneath.
  Lido Jacket,   Luisa Tank ,  Citron Skinny  Curvy  or  Regular , and  La Belt   From cabi Spring 2016.  Restricted Newport Flat  at DSW.  White Sea Glass Wire Wrapped Earrings  by Shine Chaser Jewelry.

Lido Jacket, Luisa Tank,  Citron Skinny Curvy or Regular, and La Belt  From cabi Spring 2016. Restricted Newport Flat at DSW. White Sea Glass Wire Wrapped Earrings by Shine Chaser Jewelry.

  Lido Jacket, Boat Stripe Tee , Citron Skinny  Curvy  or  Regular ,  Dolce Charm Earrings ,  Dolce Charm Necklace , all from cbai Spring 2016, along with the  Layette  sandals by Aerosoles.

Lido Jacket, Boat Stripe Tee, Citron Skinny Curvy or Regular, Dolce Charm Earrings, Dolce Charm Necklace, all from cbai Spring 2016, along with the Layette sandals by Aerosoles.

For an other outfit, check out the Lovely Manic Monday spring outfit and the post that it is developed from for tricks and tips.

Want to buy? My first cabi show is still open, and I’d welcome your order. Please contact me in the comments or via email or my stylist (Joni Allen via email or phone: 770 502-5243 [call or text]) and we can get you set up. Any order you make will count toward my show total. For each $250 spent in my show, I get one half priced item. So, I’m be quite grateful of any orders!