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.

 

 

 

 

The Transitional cabi Jacket & Jeans You Need Now: The Neo & Destructed

Continuing with the Seven Transitional cabi Spring 2016 Pieces That You Need Now, I bring you the Neo Jacket and Destructed Skinny in Regular or Curvy. They go well together, but also work great separately. Let’s discuss them separately.

Note: I am modeling samples and the Neo Jacket, Destructed Skinny, and Rita Top are all a size bigger than I would purchase. So, know a proper fit would be tighter.

Outfit:  Neo Jacket , Destructed Skinny in  Regular  or  Curvy ,  Rita Top ,  Dolce Charm Earrings , and  Villa Necklace  (worn as a necklace and bracelet) from  cabi Spring 2016 . Shoes are the  Restricted Newport Flat  from DSW.

Outfit: Neo Jacket, Destructed Skinny in Regular or Curvy, Rita Top, Dolce Charm Earrings, and Villa Necklace (worn as a necklace and bracelet) from cabi Spring 2016. Shoes are the Restricted Newport Flat from DSW.

 

The Neo Jacket:

This jacket is the best of both worlds. It is in an amazing soft French terry and feels better than even a sweatshirt. The lines and styling make it work well as a more casual career jacket. Rock it casual. Rock it career—either way, you are great!

 

Styling Tips:

Outfit:  Neo Jacket , Destructed Skinny in  Regular  or  Curvy ,  Rita Top ,  Dolce Charm Earrings , and  Villa Necklace  (worn as a necklace and bracelet) from  cabi Spring 2016 . Shoes are the  Restricted Newport Flat  from DSW.

Outfit: Neo Jacket, Destructed Skinny in Regular or Curvy, Rita Top, Dolce Charm Earrings, and Villa Necklace (worn as a necklace and bracelet) from cabi Spring 2016. Shoes are the Restricted Newport Flat from DSW.

  • The soft heather gray & white color works well as a neutral, so you can wear it over neural tops, solid colors, stripes, prints, or bright patterns—such as the amazing Rita Top shown here. There great choices from the spring collection, including
  •  Roll the sleeves up for a more modern take—the darker color on the inside makes a wonderful contrast
  • For a casual comfy outfit, consider the M’leggings and a tee (like the  U-Neck Tee)
  • For a classic work outfits, wear it with the Lido Skirt and Sleeveless Double Drape Tee
  • Pair it with jeans for another casual look—it will work with blue jeans, patterned jeans, bright jeans, and even white jeans
  • Chilly day? Throw this on as an outside jacket for additional comfort and style
 

Destructed Skinny

You can get the destructed Skinny in Regular or Curvy. I tend towards curvy, because it fits my larger hips, covers my belly, and doesn’t decide to show off my undergarments. These jeans are on trend—in fact, they are on two trends: skinny and destructed. The medium blue color should add some length and be more slimming than a lighter wash. The jeans are soft and comfortable. They will go great with the remnants of your winter wardrobe and your forthcoming spring wardrobe! I see these as a must have item from the spring collection!

Styling Tips:

Outfit:  Neo Jacket , Destructed Skinny in  Regular  or  Curvy ,  Rita Top ,  Dolce Charm Earrings , and  Villa Necklace  (worn as a necklace and bracelet) from  cabi Spring 2016 . Shoes are the  Restricted Newport Flat  from DSW.

Outfit: Neo Jacket, Destructed Skinny in Regular or Curvy, Rita Top, Dolce Charm Earrings, and Villa Necklace (worn as a necklace and bracelet) from cabi Spring 2016. Shoes are the Restricted Newport Flat from DSW.

  • The deconstructed look contrasts nicely with fancy or pretty pieces for an edgy and sweet overall outfit (See post for more details)—so consider it with the Bella Top or Vita Blouse
  • Roll the hems for a trendy look and to show off cute shoes or sandals
  • With skinny jeans, you can wear larger, looser, flowy, and even baggier tops and still look lean—for example try the Lounge Sweater or Sorrento Cardigan
  • Don’t think you have to be skinny to wear skinny jeans—they are flattering on all sizes!
  • For a sexy look that shows off all your curves, but is still fairly modest and comfortable, consider wearing with a crop top, such as the aptly named Crop Top
  • A neutral blue denim gives your shoes a chance to pop—so pair these jeans with bright, fun shoes you want to show off (as shown)
  • Rock the denim on denim trend by adding a denim shirt in a lighter or darker denim, such as the boutique-styled denim Bardot Shirt
 

Inspired Outfits:

Outfit: Destructed Skinny in  Regular  or Bardot Shirt ,  Layer Tank in Heather Tiger Lily , and  Helios Necklaces  all from cabi Spring 2016. Shoes are  Bird Cage  by Aerosoles. Earrings are  White Sea Glass Wire Wrapped Earrings  by Shine Chaser Jewelry.

Outfit: Destructed Skinny in Regular orBardot Shirt, Layer Tank in Heather Tiger Lily, and Helios Necklaces all from cabi Spring 2016. Shoes are Bird Cage by Aerosoles. Earrings are White Sea Glass Wire Wrapped Earrings by Shine Chaser Jewelry.

Seven Transitional cabi Spring 2016 Pieces That You Need Now

As winter turns to spring, figuring out what to wear that feels fresh but is still warm enough is always hard. I know I am itching to wear some new styles and clothes. Luckily, cabi has some great pieces in their spring 2016 collection that are perfect for the winter to spring transition. Here are seven pieces that I adore for these transitional times:

All from cabi Spring 2016: 1)  Adventure Anorak  2)  Neo Jacket  3)  Michelle Cardigan  4)  Lido Jacket  5)  Lido Skirt  6)  Traveler Pant  7) Destructed Skinny in  Regular  or  Curvy .

All from cabi Spring 2016: 1) Adventure Anorak 2) Neo Jacket 3) Michelle Cardigan 4) Lido Jacket 5) Lido Skirt 6) Traveler Pant 7) Destructed Skinny in Regular or Curvy.

  1.  Adventure Anorak: This is the first piece I bought from the cabi Spring collection. It’s a versatile jacket in a fun textured indigo blue that can be worn nipped in or loose. This is a great lighter weight jacket that will work perfectly for when you put away that winter jacket but still need a coat. It also has big pockets, which are great if you have a kid (I am always using pockets now). The hood can protect you from spring showers or even a light snow. 
  2. Neo Jacket: This cozy jacket is in a soft French terry and is a perfect layer for work or play. It can easily be worn as an inside jacket or thrown on as a coat for going outside.  
  3. Michelle Cardigan: Cardigans are prefect for those in-between days (or most offices). This one in a great navy—a trending color for spring, but also a great color for winter. Plus, it has a lovely chiffon layer in the back for an elegant twist. This is great to wear to work or even thrown on as an extra layer when running errands. 
  4. Lido Jacket: This navy ponte jacket is prefect for work or anytime you need a nicer jacket. The seeming and length are flattering. The navy should work well with your winter and spring clothes. Feel free to through it on as a coat over a casual outfit for a sophisticated look. For a suiting look, add the Lido Skirt or Capote Trouser
  5. Lido Skirt: Nothing says year-round wear like a navy ponte pencil skirt. Not only will this work for winter and spring, but it’s perfect for summer and fall too. I wear a navy cabi ponte pencil skirt from a previous season all the time to work. For a suite look, add the Lido Jacket and you are ready for even a more formal office! This is also great for dates, special occasions,  or anytime you need to look good and be at least somewhat dressy. 
  6. Traveler Pant: These pants are amazing. I’m so excited to get them from my party order. Can’t wait! They remind me a bit of classic cargo pants, but without the cargo pockets or baggy styling. The fit is a “relaxed slim”, which gives you room to move and not look huge. I love the elastic cuffs—so cute and on trend. They work great rolled up to show off shoes or down regular to keep your shins warm.
  7. Destructed Skinny in Regular or Curvy: Destructed jeans are very in right now, as are skinny jeans. This is a perfect combo! The darker denim works well for winter, but will also go well with your spring blouses and tops.

Interested in more? I’ll be posting about each piece in an outfit from the spring collection over the new week or so. Stay tuned for more details and ideas for styling. Some of these may even be future POW pieces!

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!