Fall into Spring (or Summer) 5 & 6: Bring Your Fall Blouses Forward into Spring and Summer!

This is part five and six of my Fall into Spring adventure (see below for a list of the previous four). I’m highlighting six great pieces from the cabi Fall collection that you may have in your wardrobe and showing how you can wear them with the spring cabi collection or your own spring pieces. If you don’t have these pieces or if you are not a cabi fan, I’ll discuss how you can take similar pieces and rock the more traditional fall pieces this spring and summer!

Outfit: Love Blouse from cabi Fall 2015.  Capote Trouser,   Portico Shrug ,  Dolce Charm Earrings ,  Locket Necklace  (part of it as a bracelet),  and  Dolce Charm Necklace   from cabi Spring 2016. With the  Unisa Eavvi Sandal  sold at DSW.   
  
 
  
    
  
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Outfit: Love Blouse from cabi Fall 2015. Capote Trouser, Portico Shrug, Dolce Charm Earrings, Locket Necklace (part of it as a bracelet),  and Dolce Charm Necklace
 from cabi Spring 2016. With the Unisa Eavvi Sandal sold at DSW.

Outfit: Stained Glass Blouse from cabi Fall 2015.  Citron Curvy Skinny  jean (also available in  regular ),  Michelle Cardigan ,  Dolce Charm Earrings , and  Dolce Charm Necklace   from cabi Spring 2016. With the  Unisa Eavvi Sandal  sold at DSW.

Outfit: Stained Glass Blouse from cabi Fall 2015.
Citron Curvy Skinny jean (also available in regular), Michelle Cardigan, Dolce Charm Earrings, and Dolce Charm Necklace
 from cabi Spring 2016. With the Unisa Eavvi Sandal sold at DSW.

Since the fifth and sixth pieces have much and common, and because it is now summer, I am combining them into a single post. Most of the tips can be applied to either. The fifth piece may look familiar, as this lovely pieces was our second POW, the Love Blouse! This is a pretty, longer-length sleeveless blouse with a gathered collar. It’s a great year-round piece, as I will show. Another great year-round piece, is another sleeveless fall blouse—the Stained Glass Blouse. This blouse has over twenty different colors in it, and is a striking, artistic blouse that goes with anything. The bolder, darker colors may see more fall-like, but they can work perfectly for the spring and summer. If you do not own either of these cabi blouses from Fall 2015, look in your closet for other colorful, sleeveless fall blouses (or really any colorful sleeveless blouses). Or, you can consider spring blouses instead, such as the Bella Top, the Blossom Top (which will work well in the fall too—another year-round option!), the Gelato Top, or the Vita Blouse.

 

Tips:

  • Make your fall blouses more spring or summery by mixing them with bright warm weather colors like citron and bougainvillea
  • Add spring layers, such as shrugs and cardigans, over the fall blouse to help bring them forward
  • Since they are sleeveless, consider wearing the blouses without layers and with shorts or skirts for a quick warm-weather look
  • Wear the blouses with the classic summer neutral, navy, for instance summer appeal (consider the Mariner Trouser, Capote Trouser, Michelle Cardigan, Lido Jacket, and Lido Skirt)
  • Add summer accessories and shoes, like off-white sandals, for a summer feel
  • Combine the fall blouses with spring fabrics, like chiffon and linen, to aid a spring air
  • Wear the blouses more casually, as summer and spring have a more casual feel
  • Consider lighter layers, such as ones with three-quarter sleeves (or rolled up) or thinner fabrics to enhance the summer vibe
  • Wear button-up fall blouses, such as the Love Blouse, unbuttoned over tanks, camis, sundresses, and even swimsuits for a fall twist on a summer layer
  • Rock the blouses with some of the spring trends to give it a fresh feel—such as the Traveler Pant

There are many other ways to spring that fall blouse forward—mix with summer colors, styles, and weights and wear it in ways you wear your normal spring and summer sleeveless blouses. Let me know how you are rocking them!

 

Check out the other Fall into Spring Posts:

1.       Fall into Spring: Rocking Your Fall Moto in the Spring

2.       Fall into Spring 2: Mediating Your Fall Media Jacket in the Spring

3.       Fall into Spring 3: Back in Your Black Fall Jacket for Spring

4.       Fall into Spring 4: Bring Your Navy Lace Forward into Spring and Summertime!

 

 

 

 

 

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!

POW 9: The Southwestern, Boho, Boutique Staple Denim Shirt

I’ve never been a fan of the denim shirt, at least not for me. They look great on other people. They are a wardrobe staple. They are incredibly versatile—easy to dress up and down, wear as layer or wear on its own. But just not my thing.

That is, until I met the Bardot Shirt. Yes, this is another cabi Spring 2016 piece. It is also not your typical denim shirt. It is a faded blue, which you can find many a denim shirt in. But, it also has a boho, Southwest feel with lovely navy embroidery. This shirt makes me think of New Mexico or maybe Arizona. Clear blue sky, turquoise jewelry, horseback riding, red dusty ground, and that desert vibe. It also has a casual, but tailored fit and distressed silver buttons. Plus, each one is unique with the fading of the denim. My cabi stylist, Joni Allen, says this is like a boutique version of a denim shirt, and I must say I agree.

Outfit:  Bardot Shirt ,  Villa Pant , and the  Marisa Top  from cabi Spring 2016. Earrings and Necklaces by  Shine Chaser Jewelry . Bracelets by  Solid Treasures .  Acme Bootie    by Crown Vintage, sold at DSW.

Outfit: Bardot Shirt, Villa Pant, and the Marisa Top from cabi Spring 2016. Earrings and Necklaces by Shine Chaser Jewelry. Bracelets by Solid TreasuresAcme Bootie by Crown Vintage, sold at DSW.

Outfit:  Bardot Shirt  and  Destructed Curvy Skinny  jeans from cabi Spring 2016.  Yet Another  sandals from Aerosoles. E nglish Arrow Wrap Bracelet  by Sloan Ranger. Earrings by  Solid Treasures . Necklace from  Target .

Outfit: Bardot Shirt and Destructed Curvy Skinny jeans from cabi Spring 2016. Yet Another sandals from Aerosoles. English Arrow Wrap Bracelet by Sloan Ranger. Earrings by Solid Treasures. Necklace from Target.

Outfit:  Bardot Shirt ,  Fresco Dress ,  Villa Necklace  from cabi Spring 2016.  Unisa Eavvi Sandal  sold at DSW.

Outfit: Bardot Shirt, Fresco Dress, Villa Necklace from cabi Spring 2016. Unisa Eavvi Sandal sold at DSW.

I see this shirt being what a flannel shirt is to me in the winter and late fall—a cozy shirt, a layer, something I throw on when cold or needing the lightest of jackets, something easy, practical, and worn on its own and as a quick go-to addition to nearly any outfit.

Now I’m a big fan of this denim shirt. And I may find my way to loving the more typical denim shirts. Yes, the Southwestern, boho, boutique Bardot Shirt will be my ninth POW (Piece of the Week). If you do not have the Bardot Shirt and are not interested in buying it, feel free to use any denim shirt in the styles I will show you. It will work best if the denim shirt is a bit loose so you can tie it. Otherwise, pretty much any denim shirt will work. You can also replace your denim shirt with a flannel shirt for fall and winter and try similar styles. I did feature a flannel shirt for the third POW, so feel free to follow those styles replacing the flannel shirt with a denim one!

If you would like the Bardot Shirt, 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 a more typical or different denim shirt, check out L.L. Bean’s Denim Work Shirt (in two colors) or the Signature Chambray Shirt (on a huge sale!) or the classic Levi's® Long-Sleeve Denim Western Shirt at Macy’s (on sale and in four colors).

Do join us for the ninth POW and discover seven ways, from the office, night on the town, playground, home, and more to style this casual, versatile, unique wardrobe staple the Bardot Shirt!

POW 8: The Swingy Summer Staple Sundress

Until fairly recently, I did not have many sundresses. Then my husband pointed this out, so I tried to add more sundresses to my life. Now, I’m not sure why I did not have them! Sundresses are a prefect easy answer to nearly any outfit choice in the summer. Dinning al fresco? Sundress. Summer fair? Sundress. Errands on a hot day? Sundress. Work? Sundress with a cardi or jacket. Cook out? Sundress. Hot date? Sundress. Really anything? Sundress. A sundress is another wardrobe staple we should all have. And you probably were smarter than I and have several already!

Outfit:  Margherita Dress  and  Villa Necklace  (as necklace and bracelet), and  Dolce Charm Earrings  from cabi Spring 2016.  Unisa Eavvi Sanda   l   sold at DSW

Outfit: Margherita Dress and Villa Necklace (as necklace and bracelet), and Dolce Charm Earrings from cabi Spring 2016. Unisa Eavvi Sandal sold at DSW

For this Piece of the Week, I’m featuring a particular sundress—the cabi Spring 2016 Margherita Dress. This fun, boho-styled dress has a few features that make it not your typical sundress. First, pockets! I love me a dress with pockets! And it doesn’t get much more carefree and fun than a sundress with pockets. It has a longer length, not a true maxi, but longer than what I’d consider a midi length, which is perfect for, say... playing with your toddler. It has a handkerchief hem and is quite fun to twirl in. The straps are not spaghetti straps, but are a bit wider. Some of us may be able to get them to cover our bra straps. The waist is an easy elastic waist—forgiving when you have that extra burger at the cookout. Also, this dress comes in two colors. I’m featuring the classic navy and white one, which is cabi’s regular season dress, but also have a “limited addition” dress in white, yellow, and green geometric pattern. I’ve only seen the latter online, but it looks great too.

Like the other POWs, you can follow the styling tips with something you already have in your closet or something similar you purchase. Look for a longer length sundress, with a full skirt to best match the lovely Margherita Dress.

Do join us for the eight POW and discover seven ways, from the playground, to the boardroom, to the special occasion, to wonderful date night, to style this fun, swingy, summer staple Margherita Dress!

 

 

If you want to buy, 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.  It is possible any order you make will be included in a show total for me. If that is the case, for each $250 spent in my show, I get one half priced item. So, I’d be quite grateful of any orders! I promise to blog about what I buy!

 

 

Plume POW: White & Bright Sunday Best

Outfit Mission Statement: Look for comfortable, classy clothes you can dress up with  good pants and accessories

Sunday Best POW outfits are special occasion clothes for dinning, theater, opera, holiday parties, church, and other such occasions that need something special. The POW (Piece of the Week) is the cabi Spring 2016 Plume Top. This is a versatile special occasion outfits, as it could work for fine dining, church, theater, or even work! The best part is, it is a very comfortable outfit! The Plume Top, as an easy, tee shirt style to it. The Portico Shrug is in a soft yarn and has an easy open style. The linen pants have classic styles but the wide legs provide comfort and flow. The linen pants and statement accessories bring a higher level of dressy to this outfit, elevating it to special occasion worthy. It’s a lovely mix of colors that says both classy and spring.

Tips:

  • Yes, you can wear white year round!
  • Consider ways to layer similar length necklaces so they look like one complex necklace
  • Look for comfortable fabrics that move in your special occasion outfits, so you can actually enjoy yourself
  • Keep in mind that linen quickly gets wrinkles, as shown, which may preclude it from some special occasions
  • White is very on-trend right now, so find ways to pop this color, including wearing accessories with white in them
  • When mixing whites, it is okay if the whites vary a bit in shade and color, as shown here
  • White provides a lovely contrast to bright bold colors, like the bougainvillea of the shrug, showing off both colors for a bold look

Outfit Breakdown:

 
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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.

 

 

 

 

Michelle POW: Backwards Lace and Some Flutter Sunday Best

Outfit Mission Statement: Don’t throw a cardigan on, choose a special cardigan and plan your special occasion outfit around it!

Sunday Best POW outfits are special occasion clothes for dinning, theater, opera, holiday parties, church, and other such occasions that need something special. The POW (Piece of the Week) is the cabi Spring 2016 Michelle Cardigan. Often cardigans get thrown on over a dressy outfit to add a bit of warmth. However, the Michelle Cardigan, with the chiffon layer in back, is a perfect cardigan to make part of your dressy outfit. A navy pencil skirt keeps things simple and elegant. The navy in both create a lean line and a consistent look. Another color pencil skirt could work, but may not look as sophisticated. The, add some lace to really bring in the dressy. Any lace top could work. A black would be dressier and give a nod to French style.  A bone of off white cold be striking. Since navy is a neutral, any color could work, but be weary of bright colors, as they could bring down the level of dressiness (but, that may be perfect for you). A classic, romantic piece, like this locket, is the perfect accessory—dressy without being over the top. Then add nice shoes and fun, classy clutch and you are ready to shine!

 

Tips:

  • Don’t let your cardigan be a layer added just for warmth, choose a dressier one and plan your outfit around it
  • For a lean, elegant look choose a cardigan and pencil skirt in a dark neutral, such as navy 
  • Add a lace blouse as dressy layer for under the cardigan for an additional touch of “fancy” when done in white or black or fun if you choose a bright color
  • Classic, romantic accessories, like the locket and clutch, increase the dressiness of the outfit and add some good old-fashioned romance
  • Don’t limit your clothes or wardrobe by only wearing tops with the front in front—this lace top is actually worn backwards—the lace is the back of a lovely sweater. So, look for pieces that can be worn multiple ways, even backwards, and you can multiple its versatility (and pack much lighter)

 

Outfit Breakdown:

  • Cardigan: Michelle Cardigan from cabi Spring 2016
  • Cami: Simple Cami in nude from cabi Spring 2016
  • Skirt: Lido Skirt from cabi Spring 2016
  • Earrings: Dolce Charm Earrings from cabi Spring 2016
  • Necklace & Bracelet: Both part of the Locket Necklace from cabi Spring 2016
  • Lace Top: This is actually the Sophia Sweater from cabi Spring 2016, backwards
  • Shoes: Jennifer Lopez’s Women's Metallic High Heels—I’m surprised they are still available at Kohl’s! I got these last year and now they are only $34.99!
  • Clutch: This is a vintage clutch (I’m guessing from the 1950s or 1960s) that my mom bought me for Christmas. I’ll put the shop name in where she got it when she gets back to me.

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!