POW 10: The White Destructed Slim Boyfriend Jean

Do you have white jeans? Do you have multiple pairs of white jeans? I must admit I was first very leery of white jeans. I am a bit of a klutz and am always getting things on me. So white jeans did not seem like a wise option. But I tried my first pair (will it shock you to learn they were cabi?) and loved them. I also didn’t spill anything on them! Now, I am a big fan. They add a fresh, summer look and work well with so many different styles of clothes. They have become a wardrobe staple for me. I’d not say they are a wardrobe essential, but certainly a staple. You don’t need them, but they will become a go-to piece perfect especially for spring and summer.

Outfit:  Destructed Slim Boyfriend  jeans from cabi Spring 2016. Lemon Zest Blazer from babi Spring 2015. Button Back Tank from cabi Spring 2012.  Unisa Eavvi Sandal  sold at DSW.  Grey Shell Statement Necklace  by Solid Treasures. Shimmer Hoop Earrngs by  Vera Bradley .  INC International Concepts Gold-Tone Beaded Faux-Leather Bracelet  at Macy’s.

Outfit: Destructed Slim Boyfriend jeans from cabi Spring 2016. Lemon Zest Blazer from babi Spring 2015. Button Back Tank from cabi Spring 2012. Unisa Eavvi Sandal sold at DSW. Grey Shell Statement Necklace by Solid Treasures. Shimmer Hoop Earrngs by Vera Bradley. INC International Concepts Gold-Tone Beaded Faux-Leather Bracelet at Macy’s.

Outfit:  Destructed Slim Boyfriend  jeans,  Capri Top , and  Simple Cami  from cabi Spring 2016. Shady Hat from cabi Spring 2014. Coin Necklace from cabi Fall 2014.   Giani Bernini Diamond Woven Crossbody  handbag from Macy's.  Bird Cage  shooties by Aerosoles.

Outfit: Destructed Slim Boyfriend jeans, Capri Top, and Simple Cami from cabi Spring 2016. Shady Hat from cabi Spring 2014. Coin Necklace from cabi Fall 2014. Giani Bernini Diamond Woven Crossbody handbag from Macy's. Bird Cage shooties by Aerosoles.

I have three pairs of white jeans now: boot cut, skinnies, and these fabulous Destructed Slim Boyfriend jeans from cabi Spring 2016. I love the laid back ease with a bit of edge these have. They are slouchy loose without being baggy and are made of a very soft denim that is a pleasure to wear. The contrast stitching is a nice touch and adds to the style of the jeans. They are also an on-trend “vintage white,” which will mix beautifully with other whites. I didn’t plan to make them a POW (Piece of the Week), but Kendria Thompson of Solid Treasures Jewelry suggested them. I wasn’t sure about styling them a more formal office or special occasion. But I decided to take on the challenge. While I found ways to style them for formal offices and special occasions, they still make not be dressy enough (with the rips) to work for these two environments. However, you can easy substitute other white jeans or pants for a similar look without the destruction.

 

If you would like the Destructed Slim Boyfriend, contact your cabi stylist. If you do not have one, please contact me in the comments or via email, reach out to my (Joni Allen via email or phone: 770 502-5243 [call or text]), or find a cabi stylist near you. If you want some white jeans, but do not like the style of these (perhaps you are not a fan of destruction in our jeans), you can find white jeans almost anywhere right now. Cabi has another pair these season, the Slimmie, which is a new silhouette that is looser than a skinny, but not a boyfriend. It’s great for those who want a slim leg but don’t like the skinny look or feel. Old Navy has many different styles of white jeans—such as the similar Boyfriend Straight Jeans, Mid-Rise Stay White Rockstar Skinny Jeans, and the Mid-Rise Curvy Straight White Jeans (plus they are having a great sale right now and an additional 30% off order over $75 online today only! Banana Republic also has some choices, including the Destructed White Boyfriend Jean and the White Flare Jean.

Do join us for the tenth POW and discover seven ways, from a night on the town, to the playground, office, home, and more to style this laid back, soft, and edgy wardrobe staple, the Destructed Slim Boyfriend, or any white jean!

Love POW: Week in Review

The cabi Fall 2105 Love Blouse was our second POW (Piece of the Week) garment! In two weeks, we took this lovely blouse casual with ripped jean, spicy sweet with those same jeans and a fur trimmed twist scarf, lady-like to work with a black suite, and chic and vintage with a lace blouse. Even this feminine sleeveless blouse can be worn in a variety of ways—as can most of those things in your closet, you may not wear enough. One great thing about this week, is I used several pieces besides the POW Love Blouse in different looks, further showing how flexible clothing can be and how you can work with a few pieces and have a great wardrobe. At the ends, I’ll provide a list of these pieces.

But first, let’s review this fabulous week!

Lovely Manic Monday: Integrate ponte knit into your career wardrobe and mix it with feminine blouses for strong, comfortable, and sweet office looks!

Outfit: Fall cabi Love Blouse, Crew Blazer, Knight Skinny Jeans, older Aerosoles flats & older jewelry. See post for more information and an spring version of this look.

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No place like Tuesday in a Blouse: Chose a trendy jean and a personality-reflecting blouse for a casual, up-to-date outfit that says a lot about you.

Outfit: Fall cabi Love Blouse,  Dark Destruction Slim Boyfriend Jeans,  BeanSport Lace-up Shoes (older version), rose gold wire wrapped crystal earrings by Shine Chaser Jewelry (similar). Check out the post for more details a a fun Spring version.  

 

Working It Lady-Like Wednesday: Look for feminine details, like gathers, ruffles, and flares, and add a feminine blouse to turn a blah business suit into lady-like office style.

Outfit: Fall cabi Love Blouse, Abbott Jacket, Skater Skirt,  Heirloom necklace (converted into a belt and bracelet), shoes are older Aerosoles. See post for details and available alternatives.

A Chic & Vintage About Town Thursday: Take romantic, vintage-inspired pieces and mix them with sleek, trendy pieces for a sweet, fresh and modern look.

Outfit: Fall cabi Love Blouse, London Top (lace), and Knight Skinny Jeans, along with  Rose Quartz Dangle Earrings, a vintage clutch, and the  Audrey Brooke Glenda Pump. For more information, pictures, comments, and alternatives, check out the post.

 

Spicy Sweet Friday Night Drinks: Mix romantic pretty items with ripped denim and black leather for a look that is both sugar and spice and certainly nice.

Outfit: Fall cabi Love Blouse,  Dark Destruction Slim Boyfriend Jeans, and Twist Scarf, with an old, beloved pair of A2s from Aerosoles and Rose Quartz Dangle Earrings. Discover more on the post. 

Sweater Saturdays are Pretty Cozy: Start with a cozy sweater and add feminine and practical pieces for a casual, pretty, and lifestyle-friendly look.

Outfit: Fall cabi Love Blouse, Countryside Sweater, and Knight Skinny Jeanse, along with older Target boots and rose gold wire wrapped crystal earrings by Shine Chaser Jewelry (similar). Get tips and a spring version of this in the post!

 

Just add Sparkles, Fur, and Beads to make it Sunday Best: Take a pretty blouse and a neutral pencil skirt and turn it into a sophisticated special occasion outfit with fur, sparkles, beads, and mixing a single metal.

Outfit: Fall cabi Love Blouse and Heirloom necklace as a belt. The Skirt is vintage cabi (similar). Also wearing vintage Stella & Dot Devon chandelier earrings, a very vintage clutch (50s or 60s), and  Jennifer Lopez’s Women's Metallic High Heels.

 

Versatile Pieces 

For these seven outfits, I not only wore the Love Blouse in each, but I repeated other pieces also, showing how we can work very different looks with the same pieces and some style.

  • Bottoms: 4 in total with two skirts (each worn once) and two pairs of jeans (one worn twice the other three times)
  • Toppers: 4, each worn once
  • Scarf: worn twice
  • Earrings: 4, gunmetal hoops worn twice, Rose Quartz Dangle Earrings worn twice, rose gold wire crystal earrings worn twice, chandeliers worn once. 
  • Shoes: 6, one pair worn twice
  • Belt/Bracelet: Convertible cabi necklace worn once as a belt and once as a belt and bracelet  
  • Vintage clutch: Worn twice