Destructed White: It’s Terrific Being Green Thursday

Outfit Mission Statement: Mix solid colors and play brights off white for pop of polished fun!

TTT Thursday outfits are Trendy, Transitional, and/or Terrific—in other words my choice. It can be whatever other outfit ideas the garment gave me. It may be something very trendy, transitional, terrific, or something else. The POW (Piece of the Week) is the cabi Spring 2016 Destructed Slim Boyfriend jeans. This week I focus on two—trendy and terrific. Bright colors are a trend and this jellybean green is certainly bright! Paired with these white jeans it even pops more. I added a few more trends—nautical navy stripes, denim-on-denim, and eyelets—all things that are very in. But, the real reason I choose this outfit is I love the top and blazer—the colors and style of both is fabulous. I wanted to show them off, and what better way than with two neutrals—a white and a navy?

The jacket was one of the first items I bought from cabi this season. I adore it. It’s a great lighter summer weight, but heavy enough it could work year round (at least in Georgia). The sleeves roll up nicely for the modern look. And it has these great bow details on the pockets (check it out on the cabi site, none of my pictures do it justice). Every time I wear this jacket I get multiple compliments.

The eyelet blouse is also a great piece. I love eyelets to begin with. But I really like how the eyelet pattern here is more modern and not the more feminine patterns I normally see—it’s almost a puzzle type of pattern. I also love the wide, forgiving shape of it. The wider straps are also nice—they easily cover bra straps, making this a great layering piece.

I combined them both with some favorite pieces—this fun bug necklace; my preppy, nautical stripe clutch; and these great espadrille wedges; plus, of course, these edgy jeans! The result is a fun, surprising, and very “me” outfit.

 

Tips:

  • Play bright colors off white jeans to give the colors even more pop
  • For a different, yet together & polished look, try mixing solids colors or very large patterns (like the striped clutch)
  • Want compliments? Wear great pieces you love
  • Don’t be afraid to dress in bright colors and a couple of neutrals—you do not need patterns to have fun with color
  • When creating outfits that are very “you” look for favorite pieces and see if they work—don’t be afraid to experiment (at the very least you will probably love it)
  • Look for pieces with unique features and details—like the box pockets and eyelet pattern—for a distinctive look that will draw attention and make you feel like a million bucks
  • When your outfit is a mix of solid colors, consider adding a fun statement necklace to add visual interest
  • I’ve said it before, and will say it again—consider rolling the sleeves on your jackets for a modern touch (and it keeps you a bit cooler in the summer heat)

 

Outfit Breakdown:

 

 

 
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Related Posts:

 

  1. Plume POW: Whites Out Saturday posted April 16, 2016. Try out the whites trend by mixing various whites in one or more garments, your, shoes, and your accessories.
  2. Fall into Spring 4: Bring Your Navy Lace Forward into Spring and Summertime! Posted May 30, 2016
  3. Michelle POW: Flutter & Sea No Place Like Tuesday posted March 15, 2016. For a casual nautical look, limit the nautical, but add a flattering cardigan and white jeans for a comfortably on-trend and classic look.

And do not forget the other terrific TTT Thursday posts!

 

Bardot Week in Review

Our ninth POW (Piece of the Week) is the cabi Spring 2016 Bardot Shirt, a denim shirt with a boho, Southwest feel and lovely navy embroidery. This is the shirt that taught me to love denim shirts! With this boutique-styled denim shirt, we learned how to style a boho southwestern sparkly princess look; a classy denim & linen work look; and an easy, casual boho antiquing look. We learned to style denim-on-denim, different ways to tie and wear a denim shirt, ways to dress up a denim shirt, and more. We took the shirt from the office, to the flea market, to the garden, to summer theater, to a great date night. The Bardot Shirt is a versatile piece that adds a funky, boutique, boho, southwestern flair to your style wardrobe.

Without further ado, let’s review this denim week! Which is your favorite?

Ponte and Knotted Manic Monday: For a comfortable, professional Monday outfit, dress up your denim shirt with a navy ponte pencil skirt.

 

Outfit: Bardot Shirt from cabi Spring 2016. Newport Skirt from cabi spring 2014. Cami from Lila Rose. Lapis Teardrop Necklace With Pyrite Flecks & Crescent Moon Cutout by Solid Treasures. Silver customer made earring by Solid Treasures. Bracelet is part of the Villa Necklace from cabi Spring 2016. The shoes are older Aerosoles. For style details and tips, see the post.

June 06, 2016

Vibrant, Fun, Playing-in-the-Dirt Contrasts Tuesday: Mix up the jean, tee, and shirt look by wearing bright colored jeans and a denim shirt for a fun, casual, vibrant look.

Outfit: Bardot Shirt, Citron Curvy Skinny jean (also available in regular), and the Double-V Tee from cabi Spring 2016. Goldtone Measuring Tape Necklace by Zad. Druzy Ball Chain Pendant from Bauble Bar. Earrings are several years old. Blue velvet flats I purchased a few years ago from L.L. Bean. Check out the post for more details and earrings & flats alternatives.

May 31, 2016

 

Working It Wrapped, Classy Linen & Denim Wednesday: Make your denim shirt work for work by pairing it with a classic neutral linen trouser and sophisticated accessories.

Outfit:  Bardot Shirt from cabi Spring 2016. Everly Pant from cabi Spring 2015. Kipling Belt from cabi fall 2015. Michael Kors Selma Medium Satchel from Macy’s. Necklace & bracelet: Both part of the longer Heirloom necklace from cabi fall 2015. These are beige suede pumps from Target last year. Check out the post for alternative, tips, and styling inspiration.

June 08, 2016

Trendy Denim-on-Denim Thursday: When wearing denim on denim focus on pieces in different washes, weights, styles, and features for an on-trend, fun look.

Outfit: Bardot Shirt and Destructed Curvy Skinny jean (also available in regular) from cabi Spring 2016. Yet Another from Aerosoles. English Arrow Wrap Bracelet by Sloan Ranger. Turquoise earrings by Solid TreasuresMetal Necklace with Casted Graduated Paddles with Square and Teardrop Stones from Target. To find out more about dressing denim-on-denim, do read the post.

June 02, 2016

 

Pretty Pockets and Boho Layers Date Night: For an easy date night outfit for summer theater or other dates where temperature may change, choose a pretty sundress & a denim shirt as a fun, curve-enhancing layer.

Outfit: Bardot Shirt, Fresco Dress, and the bracelet & necklace are the transforming Villa Necklace, all from cabi Spring 2016. Unisa Eavvi Sandal sold at DSW. Rose Quartz Dangle Earrings by Shine Chaser Jewelry. Learn more in the post!

 

June 10, 2016

Casual, Easy Boho Saturday: For a distinctive, comfy, boho chic outfit, think outside the jeans box—wear flowy pull-on pants and a denim shirt instead.

Outfit: Bardot Shirt, Villa Pant, and the Marisa Top from cabi Spring 2016. Simple Shell Bead and Silver Wire Earrings by Shine Chaser Jewelry. Yellow Agate Crystal Pendant with Black Lava Stone Beads on Silver Hand Wrapped Wire Chainand Black Agate Spike Bead Pendant on Silver Stainless Steel Chain Necklace both by Shine Chaser Jewelry. Lapis Owl BraceletLapis Bracelet, and the Black Jasper Chain Bracelet all by Solid Treasures. Feather Ring by Solid Treasures. Acme Bootie by Crown Vintage sold at DSW.  See the post for more inspiration.

June 04, 2016

 

Southwestern Sparkly Princess Sunday Best: To dress denim up for a special occasion look, throw on the fancy—think tulle, sparkly gems, embroidered velvet, statement pieces, and amazing shoes’

Outfit: Bardot Shirt from cabi Spring 2016, 6-layer Tutu Ballet Ruffle Bridal Petticoat Princess Skirt Mini Dress from Amazon. Peacock Feather Embroidered Velvet Clutch from the Metropolitan Museum of Art Store. Shoes are older from Target. Necklace is likely from Charming Charlie necklace a few years ago.  Vintage Crystal Studs from Stella & Dot. INC International Concepts Gold-Tone Beaded Faux-Leather Bracelet at Macy’s. Discover more in the post.

May 29, 2016

 

 

 

Bardot POW: Trendy Denim-on-Denim Thursday

Outfit Mission Statement: When wearing denim on denim focus on pieces in different washes, weights, styles, and features for an on-trend, fun look

TTT Thursday outfits are Trendy, Transitional, and/or Terrific—in other words my choice. It can be whatever other outfit ideas the garment gave me. It may be something very trendy, transitional, terrific, or something else. The POW (Piece of the Week) is the cabi Spring 2016 Bardot Shirt. I should probably just rename “TTT Thursday” “Trendy Thursday” because I seem to focus on the trends! I’m doing that again this time. I’ve mentioned the denim-on-denim (or double denim) trend in a few previous posts (here, here, and most recently here), but this time I am going to focus on it, in this trendy denim-on-denim outfit!

Honestly, denim on denim is not a look I thought I would try, at least not with multiple blue denims. Maybe with some other colors. But, this shirt makes it easy and even fun for me to follow this trend. The faded denim is easy to pair with jeans in anything but lighter faded colors—so anything with a medium to dark wash. Plus, the darker embroidery can complement a darker jeans, creating a more put-together look.

 

Tips:

When wearing blue denim on blue denim, keep a few tips in mind to rock the trend:

  • Choose denims in different washes or shades, such as a lighter and darker wash
  • Look for denims of different weights to provide nice contrast
  • Distressed or destructed jeans make a good bottom because the rips add some difference and contrast
  • Wear the lighter color on the body parts you most want to draw attention to and the darker on the body part you most want to slim or hide
  • Choose denim pieces with special features, such as the embroidery or the rips
  • Pair light chambray-style shirts with jeans for an easy “denim-on-denim” look because the fabrics are actually a bit different, giving you automatic differences in weight and color
  • Pop a red lip for some added fun
  • There are so many ways you can wear a denim or chambray shirt—I show it hear with a front tuck, a half tuck, and untucked and they each give a slightly different feel
  • When accessorizing:
    • Play up the feel of the denim with southwestern pieces (this especially works with the southwestern vibe of this shirt, but the denim-on-denim look often has at least a little of that vibe)
    • Play off the blue by adding more with your accessories
    • Or go for contrasts—choose accessories that are opposite the feel of the outfit (perhaps dressy accessories) or in strong non-blue colors (like orange)
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    • Consider a statement necklace—the blue on blue outfit will make the necklace pop even more

Outfit Breakdown:

 

 

 

 

 

Front Tuck, but it looks like it could be a full tuck from the front

Front Tuck, but it looks like it could be a full tuck from the front

Half tuck

Half tuck

Untucked

Untucked

Related Posts:

  1. Bardot POW: Vibrant, Fun, Playing-in-the-Dirt Contrasts Tuesday posted May 31, 2016. Mix up the jean, tee, and shirt look by wearing bright colored jeans and a denim shirt for a fun, casual, vibrant look
  2. The Transitional cabi Jacket and Pants Pieces You Need Now: The Adventure Anorak and the Traveler Pant posted March 26, 2016
  3. The Transitional cabi Jacket & Jeans You Need Now: The Neo & Destructed posted March 12, 2016

 

The Transitional cabi Jacket and Pants Pieces You Need Now: The Adventure Anorak and the Traveler Pant

These are the last two pieces of the Seven Transitional cabi Spring 2016 Pieces That You Need Now—the Adventure Anorak and the Traveler Pant. These are both great pieces that can clearly work together or separately! These are both pieces I own and adore.

 

Note: I am modeling sample Traveler pants,  and they are a size bigger than I would purchase. So, know a proper fit would be tighter.

Outfit:  Adventure Anorak ,  Traveler Pant ,  Plume Top ,  Locket Necklace , and  Dolce Charm Earrings  from cabi Spring 2016, along with the  Unisa Eavvi Sandal  sold at DSW.    
  
 
  
    
  
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Outfit: Adventure Anorak, Traveler Pant, Plume Top, Locket Necklace, and Dolce Charm Earrings from cabi Spring 2016, along with the Unisa Eavvi Sandal sold at DSW. 

Outfit:  Adventure Anorak ,  Traveler Pant ,  Plume Top ,  Locket Necklace , and  Dolce Charm Earrings  from cabi Spring 2016, along with the  Unisa Eavvi Sandal  sold at DSW. 

Outfit: Adventure Anorak, Traveler Pant, Plume Top, Locket Necklace, and Dolce Charm Earrings from cabi Spring 2016, along with the Unisa Eavvi Sandal sold at DSW. 

 

The Adventure Anorak

This is a casual coat in a great blue. It has an internal adjustable draw-string, which allows you to make it as loose or nipped in as you want! The pockets are huge and great for any lifestyle where you are juggling a lot—such as parenting, traveling, photography, and more. The style is casual, with a touch of funky with the asymmetrical hem. It’s lighter weight jacket—perfect for spring days and cooler summer nights.

Styling Tips:

Outfit:  Adventure Anorak ,  Traveler Pant ,  Plume Top ,  Locket Necklace , and  Dolce Charm Earrings  from cabi Spring 2016, along with the  Unisa Eavvi Sandal  sold at DSW. 

Outfit: Adventure Anorak, Traveler Pant, Plume Top, Locket Necklace, and Dolce Charm Earrings from cabi Spring 2016, along with the Unisa Eavvi Sandal sold at DSW. 

  • It’s in the denim neutral color of indigo blue; so you can wear it with whatever you wear jeans with!
  • Belt it for a more hourglass and put together look—consider the La Belt for a casual look
  • Wear with the denim for a take on the denim-on-denim trend
  • Or wear with brightly colored or white pants for a fun pop of color (the Traveler Pant, Citron jeans in Curvy or Regular, or the Destructed Slim Boyfriend all look great with it)
  • With the asymmetrical zip you can zip it all the way up for warmth, or create a collar look by zipping it partially
  • Play with contrasts—consider wearing it with very feminine pieces to counter the casual, comfortable, and rugged look of the jacket

 

Traveler Pants

As soon as I saw these pants, they were put at the top of my “must have” cabi list. These pants have so much going for them! They are incredibly soft and comfortable. They are slightly cropped and have an elastic hem with and zipper. This is very on-trend and always for easy rolling and style adjustments. The olive green is a fabulous “new neutral” and goes with everything.  If you buy one cabi item this spring, let me suggest these. I’d live in them if I could (and may have worn them three days in a row... maybe...)!

Styling Tips:

Outfit:  Adventure Anorak ,  Traveler Pant ,  Plume Top ,  Locket Necklace , and  Dolce Charm Earrings  from cabi Spring 2016, along with the  Unisa Eavvi Sandal  sold at DSW. 

Outfit: Adventure Anorak, Traveler Pant, Plume Top, Locket Necklace, and Dolce Charm Earrings from cabi Spring 2016, along with the Unisa Eavvi Sandal sold at DSW. 

  • Roll the cuffs up for a trendy & fresh look (and to show off rocking shoes)
  • Treat this olive green as a neutral, just like your jeans, and don’t be afraid to style the pants with bright colors
  • Balance the strong almost military look of the pants with softer, feminine pieces, such as the Plume Top (shown), the Siena Blouse, and the Vita Blouse
  • Wear with bright colors for a fun pop, such as the Campo Top, U-Neck Tee, and the Lounge Sweater
  • These pants can work well for casual, date, or even work (more casual workplaces), just be open to different ways of styling it—tee shirt, sexy blouse, or jacket!
 

Inspired Outfits

Outfit:  Traveler Pant  and  Vita Blouse  from cabi Spring 2016.  Eva Ear Jacket  earrings, “ Always” Inspiration Bangle , and  Tiered Lariat Necklac  e  by Stella & Dot.  Wingback  heels by Aerosoles.

Outfit: Traveler Pant and Vita Blouse from cabi Spring 2016. Eva Ear Jacket earrings, “Always” Inspiration Bangle, and Tiered Lariat Necklace by Stella & Dot. Wingback heels by Aerosoles.

Outfit:  Adventure Anorak,    Flora Scarf ,   Luisa Tank , Destructed Skinny in  regular  or  Curvy , and  Dolce Charm Earrings,   all from cabi Spring 2016, with  Layette  Sandals by AeroSoles.

Outfit: Adventure Anorak,  Flora ScarfLuisa Tank, Destructed Skinny in regular or Curvy, and Dolce Charm Earrings,  all from cabi Spring 2016, with Layette Sandals by AeroSoles.