Ten Great Transitional Spring Pieces to wear now!

Spring—the season of change and transition. It’s also the season where you can get frost and even snow one day and warm temperature the next. And when it feels like spring or even summer in some parts of the country and winter in others. My mom recently got snow, while it was almost 80 here in Georgia. It’s that time of the year when we transition from our winter wardrobe to spring. We all want to be wearing the spring colors, cuts, and prints, even if the weather won’t let us. It’s a hard time to figure out what to wear. Luckily, the Spring cabi clothing collection has the perfect pieces to take ups from snow to flowers! Here are ten pieces you can rock now, even if there is snow on the ground, and later when it gets warm(er)!

Some of these are perfect for play too. My son is showing off his own styling flair! My outfit:  M’Leggings,   Classic Cardigan ,  Parlor Top,   Sea Knot Necklace , and the  Seahorse Cuff  from cabi Spring 2017, with  Pointed Mary Jane Velvet Flats  from Canvas by Lands' End.

Some of these are perfect for play too. My son is showing off his own styling flair! My outfit: M’Leggings, Classic Cardigan, Parlor Top, Sea Knot Necklace, and the Seahorse Cuff from cabi Spring 2017, with Pointed Mary Jane Velvet Flats from Canvas by Lands' End.

Pocket Cardigan ,  Flirt Cami , and  Zip Skinny  from cabi Spring 2017 with the  Tarynn  bootie from JustFab and the  Eve Gray Agate Stretch Bracelet    by eSBe .    

Pocket CardiganFlirt Cami, and Zip Skinny from cabi Spring 2017 with the Tarynn bootie from JustFab and the Eve Gray Agate Stretch Bracelet by eSBe.

 

Pocket Cardigan ,  Flirt Cami , and  Zip Skinny  from cabi Spring 2017 with the  Tarynn  bootie from JustFab and the  Eve Gray Agate Stretch Bracelet    by eSBe .

Pocket CardiganFlirt Cami, and Zip Skinny from cabi Spring 2017 with the Tarynn bootie from JustFab and the Eve Gray Agate Stretch Bracelet by eSBe.

Flirt Cami: I was not sure when I first saw it. But then I fell in love when I tried it on. This has become my go-to for a touch of spring. I love how it features the vintage floral trend but with a modern feel. It has an easy fit and is lined with jersey for comfort. It is a bit longer, so it can cover a bit more. I love it with… well… anything. I am showing with two other favorites, the Pocket Cardigan and Zip Skinny jeans. Another favorite outfit is the Flirt with the Zip Skinny and the amazing Gossamer Pullover. The semi-sheer of the pullover shows off some of the print of the cami. Plus, the longer cami length provides a cute layer under the pullover. Want a dress? Go with the Flirt Skirt, which is made from the same fabric. For work, consider the Grand Slam Blazer. Or for a casual look, wear it with the Easy Topper or Classic Cardigan and M’Leggings. The Flirt Cami would also be cute with the on-trend bomber jacket (like the blush JustFab Classic Bomber Jacket), the in flair crop (such as the High Waisted Frayed Crop Flare also by JustFab), and would be lovely with one of the trendy chokers (consider the Plain and Simple duo by JustFab)

Zip Skinny jeans: These jeans are AMAZING. They are so sexy on, without being obvious. They do wonderful things to your booty and the fading is flattering to your legs. The grey is a wonderful year-round color. The weight is perfect for now. Of course I love them with the Flirt Cami and Pocket Cardigan, or, as mentioned above, with the Gossamer Pullover. As jeans, they go with anything! Consider the Terrace Cami for a monochrome look, or the Cold Shoulder Cami for a hot date night look. For a sexy boho chic, thrown on a peasant top, like the JustFab Peasant Top, as I did.  Roll them to show off some of the cute on-trend booties or sandals, like the floral embroidered Loreida Bootie or the Payton lace up sandal (both from JustFab).

Pocket Cardigan: The easy sage and tan cardigan has unique flare with a single pocket, draped front, and low-high styling. It works as a perfect neural to throw on when chilly. Of course, I love it as shown with the Zip Skinny jeans and Flirt Cami. For an office look, consider the Matinee Top. Wear it with the Laid Back Tee for soft take on a monochromic look. I love it with the M’Leggings and the Flirt Cami again. For a pretty, feminine look, consider the JustFab lace Cold Shoulder Top or either the cabi Lace Cami or the Prudence Top.

 
Outfit:  M’Leggings,   Classic Cardigan ,  Parlor Top,   Sea Knot Necklace , and the  Seahorse Cuff  from cabi Spring 2017, with  Pointed Mary Jane Velvet Flats  from Canvas by Lands' End.

Outfit: M’Leggings, Classic Cardigan, Parlor Top, Sea Knot Necklace, and the Seahorse Cuff from cabi Spring 2017, with Pointed Mary Jane Velvet Flats from Canvas by Lands' End.

M’Leggings: These skirted leggings are always a favorite of time, and this season they are navy! I love the skirt, because it means I don’t have to worry about a longer tunic to cover my booty and front when wearing comfortable leggings. It’s also a sexier look that still allows one to play on the floor with their kid and not flash anyone! I adore them! Of course, they are great as shown with the Classic Cardigan and Parlor Top. Or the cardigan and the Flirt Cami. For an athleisure look, try the Cross-strap Tank. For a patriotic look, consider the Carousel Tank. For a boho look, consider a peasant top, such as JustFab’s Crochet Peasant Blouse. These are so versatile, comfortable, and practical.

My outfit:  M’Leggings,   Classic Cardigan ,  Parlor Top,   Sea Knot Necklace , and the  Seahorse Cuff  from cabi Spring 2017, with  Pointed Mary Jane Velvet Flats  from Canvas by Lands' End.

My outfit: M’Leggings, Classic Cardigan, Parlor Top, Sea Knot Necklace, and the Seahorse Cuff from cabi Spring 2017, with Pointed Mary Jane Velvet Flats from Canvas by Lands' End.

Classic Cardigan: This lovely light-weight knit cardigan is perfect for days that start out cold and get warmer. I love that is its navy—giving you a spring color even on colder days. It’s longer, so you can wear it with leggings, but the fit is still flattering. This has become a go-to piece for me. I love it as shown, with the Parlor Top and M’Leggings. Or switching out the Parlor Top for the Flirt Cami. It’s great with the Dame Skirt, Flirt Skirt, or a trouser (like the Skipper) for work. It’s lovely over the Veranda Top. As a new neutral, this cardigan can go with anything and it dresses down or up easy!

Parlor Top: This is a gorgeous top with a small split back. It has fading vintage floral print, with butterflies adding a pretty pops of color.  It is a layered chiffon for a flowy look. It’s feminine and flattering. Of course, I recommend it with the Classic Cardigan and M’Leggings. It is also great with the Tidal Skinny (regular or curvy). I love it with the green Banner Sweater. For a date night look, consider the Dame Skirt. Then add the Grand Slam Blazer for a work look and a day-to-night outfit! Consider some destructed jean for a bit of an edge, like the Mojave Slim Boyfriend. This will bring some spring to you, even if you have to wear it under a heavy cardigan!

 
Grand Slam Blazer ,  Mojave Slim Boyfriend  jean,  Sea Knot Necklace , and the  New Stevie Top  from cabi Spring 2017 and the with  Pointed Mary Jane Velvet Flats  from Canvas by Lands' End.

Grand Slam Blazer, Mojave Slim Boyfriend jean, Sea Knot Necklace, and the New Stevie Top from cabi Spring 2017 and the with Pointed Mary Jane Velvet Flats from Canvas by Lands' End.

Grand Slam Blazer ,  Mojave Slim Boyfriend  jean,  Sea Knot Necklace , and the  New Stevie Top  from cabi Spring 2017 and the with  Pointed Mary Jane Velvet Flats  from Canvas by Lands' End.

Grand Slam Blazer, Mojave Slim Boyfriend jean, Sea Knot Necklace, and the New Stevie Top from cabi Spring 2017 and the with Pointed Mary Jane Velvet Flats from Canvas by Lands' End.

Grand Slam Blazer: This nod to nautical double breasted blazer has a flattering tailored fit, gold anchor buttons, and removable striped knit cuffs. It is a timeless piece that has an edge of trendy with the cuffs and shorter sleeves (sans cuffs). The classic navy color is always in, and, as a new neutral, it goes with everything. It can be easily dressed up, or as shown here, down. I love it with the Mojave Slim Boyfriend jean and the New Stevie Top (as shown). For a suiting look, consider the Top-Notch Trousers or the Dame Skirt. I keep wearing mine with the Mixed Plaid Blouse by Two by Vince from Le Tote (use my referral link for a free Tote!). Rock it with white jeans for a preppy look, such as the Slim Boyfriend jean, or wear it over a dress for a sharp layer (consider the Knot Dress or the Everyday Dress). For a mix of girl-meets-boy, wear it with the Flirt Cami and the Flirt Skirt.

New Stevie Top: This is a spring version of the great Stevie Top from the fall. It has a relaxed but flattering fit, an open neckline, and a longer length. The bright yellow is a fun spring addition, and it pairs wonderfully with all the on trend spring navy, including the Grand Slam Blazer, as shown here with the Mojave Slim Boyfriend jean. I love it with a cropped, destructed skinny, like the Distressed Rollup Slim Crop from JustFab. It is great too with the M’Leggings for a cute and casual look. It plays beautifully with white jeans, like the Slim Boyfriend jean. Thrown on the Maritime Trench or the Victory Sweater for a striking look.

 
Beachcomber Hoodie,   Mojave Slim Boyfriend ,   Flirt Cami , and the  Sea Knot Necklace  from cabi Spring 2017 and the with  Pointed Mary Jane Velvet Flats  from Canvas by Lands' End.

Beachcomber Hoodie, Mojave Slim BoyfriendFlirt Cami, and the Sea Knot Necklace from cabi Spring 2017 and the with Pointed Mary Jane Velvet Flats from Canvas by Lands' End.

Beachcomber Hoodie,   Mojave Slim Boyfriend ,   Flirt Cami , and the  Sea Knot Necklace  from cabi Spring 2017 and the with  Pointed Mary Jane Velvet Flats  from Canvas by Lands' End.

Beachcomber Hoodie, Mojave Slim BoyfriendFlirt Cami, and the Sea Knot Necklace from cabi Spring 2017 and the with Pointed Mary Jane Velvet Flats from Canvas by Lands' End.

Mojave Slim Boyfriend: These comfortable, more relaxed jeans are in the on-trend mid-tone blue with light destruction, for a stylish lighter look with an edge. They are comfortable and great rolled or not. While they do great with the Beachcomber Hoodie and Flirt Cami, these jeans will rock with nearly everything. Dress them up with the Grand Slam Blazer and the New Stevie Top (as also shown). Pair them with the Cold Shoulder Cami for a great date night look. For a fun, casual look consider the Carousel Tank. Consider the amazing Gossamer Pullover with a cami (maybe the Flirt Cami) for a casual, pretty, and edgy look. Or add a peasant top for some boho chic edge (such as JustFab’s Peasant Top).

Beachcomber Hoodie: This piece I was not thrilled with, until I tried it on! Then I fell in love. It’s a sweater knit hoodie, and now available in white or this great, bright Heather Rose. I love it as shown with the Mojave Slim Boyfriend and Flirt Cami. For a monotone red look, consider the Crush Top, for a causal patriotic vibe, go with the Carousel Tank and the M’Leggings.

Bonus:

Sea Knot Necklace: This gold and silver necklace with sea knots is a perfect for early spring. The nautical theme is on-trend and it goes just s well with a hoodie as a tank! It cane be worn as two strands, as I am here, or as one longer single-strand necklace that is half silver and half gold. The two metals make it work with anything and is quiet in right now. his really goes with anything, so wear it with any of these pieces or other other favorite spring transitional looks!

 

There are eleven great transitional pieces perfect for this time of year. There any many more in the collection, but these are my favorites. Which are yours?

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Destructed White Week in Review

Our tenth POW (Piece of the Week) is the cabi Spring 2016 Destructed Slim Boyfriend jeans. With these edgy, soft, destructed jeans, we went from pretty in pink for a special occasion to the eating hot dogs at a ball game. We were cool in a boho lace look, mixed soft prints, played with green eyelets, and even rocked a bare shoulder for date night. We went to the boardroom and the breakroom in two different office looks—one nautical & sophisticated and one soft & feminine. The Destructed Slim Boyfriend jeans can be rocked from casual to dressy, adding edge and comfort to your style wardrobe and more versatility than you may have thought.

Due to some health issues and a busy summer, this was also our longest “week” yet!

Without further ado, let’s review this destructed white “week!” Which outfit is your favorite? Which surprised you the most?

 

Destructed White POW: Soft mixed prints and rips Manic Monday: Make those destructed jeans professional with a classy blazer, color colors, and a sophisticated print mix.

Outfit: Destructed Slim Boyfriend jeans from cabi Spring 2016, Floral Button Back Tank from cabi Spring 2012, Lemon Zest Stretch Blazer from cabi Spring 2014, Unisa Eavvi Sandal sold at DSW, Grey Shell Statement Necklace by Solid Treasures, INC International Concepts Gold-Tone Beaded Faux-Leather Bracelet at Macy’s, Shimmer Hoop Earrings from Vera Bradly

Posted: August 22, 2016

Want a feminine & destructed Manic Monday look? Get inspiration in the post.

 

Destructed White POW: Take me out to the ballgame Tuesday: For a cool, casual, and stylish outfit for a ballgame (or any occasion where cool and comfortable is key), wear layers in the colors of your favorite team.

Outfit: Destructed Slim Boyfriend jeans from cabi Spring 2016,  Lounge Sweater from cabi Spring 2016, Striped Favorite Tank by Merona at Target, Meredith Espadrille Sandals by Merona at Target, Custom ordered Sandstone cuff by Solid Treasures, Athena Necklace by Kelly Annie, Shimmer Hoop Earrings from Vera Bradly, and a Boston Red Sox cap—check them out on the MLB site.

Posted: June 21, 2016

Find out how to hit a home run with your casual outfits.

 

Destructed White POW: Working It Professional, High-End, Destructed Wednesday: Mix high-end, sophisticated pieces with your destructed jean for a rich, yet edgy, boardroom look.

Outfit: Destructed Slim Boyfriend jeans from cabi Spring 2016, Cruise Jacket from cabi Spring 2016, Fifth Avenue tee from cabi Spring 2014, Black Knot Earrings by Sloan Ranger, Kipling Belt from cabi fall 2015, Michael Kors Selma Medium Satchel from Macy’s, Crosby Link Necklace from Stella & Dot, beige suede pumps from Target last year.

Posted: July 13, 2016

Learn how to be destructed and high-end at the same time in the post!

 

Destructed White: It’s Terrific Being Green Thursday: Mix solid colors and play brights off white for pop of polished fun!

Outfit: Destructed Slim Boyfriend jeans, Verde Jacket, Gemma Top, and the V-Neck Cami all from cabi Spring 2016. Classic navy stripe tassel clutch by Sloan Ranger, Meredith Espadrille Sandals by Merona at Target, White Filigree Stretch Bracelet by M. Haskell for INC at Macy’s, Scarab Collar from Bauble Bar, and Curvaceous Ear Jackets from Bauble Bar.

Posted: June 23, 2016

For styling details and tips, see the post.

 

 

 

Destructed White POW: Bare Shoulders, Strong & Sexy Date Night: For an ageless, sexy date night look, bare your shoulders (but feel free to keep everything else covered).

Outfit: Destructed Slim Boyfriend jeans from cabi Spring 2016, jeweled, banded collar halter top from a local Fab’rik, shoes are from Target several years ago, an old clutch and I do not remember where I got it, older Charming Charlie earrings, and an old bracelet and I have no idea where I got it.

Posted: August 12, 2016

Check out the post for alternatives, tips, and more.

 

 

Destructed White POW: Shady Lace & Rips Saturday: For fun, cool, sophisticated take on the white-out trend, opt for mixing off whites.

Outfit: Destructed Slim Boyfriend jeans from cabi Spring 2016, Capri Top from cabi Spring 2016, Simple Cami from cabi Spring 2016, Bird Cage from Aerosoles, faux gold pearl earrings bough years ago, Tile Coin Necklace from cabi Fall 2014 (available at some cabi outlets), Diamond Woven Crossbody by Giani Bernini from Macy's, Shady Hat from cabi Spring 2014 (available at some cabi outlets).

Posted: July 30, 2016

For inspiration and ways to make this work from your wardrobe, read the post!

 

Destructed White POW: Pretty in Pink & Pearls Sunday Best: Dress your destructed denim up for a special occasion look with fancy, feminine pieces for a pretty, edgy, feminine, and comfortable outfit!

Outfit: Destructed Slim Boyfriend jeans from cabi Spring 2016, Sophia Cami from cabi Spring 2015, the thicker silver bracelet is art of the Villa Necklace from cabi Spring 2016, sparkly bead bracelet is the Cubist Bracelet by Bauble Bar, Rose Quartz Dangle Earrings by Shine Chaser Jewelry, Jet Set Travel Large Smartphone Wristlet by Michael Kors, Gigi Cape from cabi Fall 2015, Celtic Infinity Loops by Nicholas and Felice on Etsy, older covered pearl and ribbon necklace, shoes are from Target several years ago. 

Posted: June 19, 2016

Discover more in the post!

 

I’m not even sure what my favorite outfit for this POW is. I love the Soft mixed prints and rips Manic Monday, Working It Professional, High-End, Destructed Wednesday, Shady Lace & Rips Saturday, and the Pretty in Pink & Pearls Sunday Best outfits the most, but like the other three too. This was a great POW!

Check out other Week in Review posts for ways to style other pieces!

Destructed White POW: Soft mixed prints and rips Manic Monday

Outfit Mission Statement: Make those destructed jeans professional with a classy blazer, color colors, and a sophisticated print mix

Manic Monday outfits are easy career clothes to throw on for manic Mondays. This Monday we focus on creating a soft, pretty work outfit. The POW (Piece of the Week) is the cabi Spring 2016 of Destructed Slim Boyfriend jeans. White jeans, destructed or not, give you a nice base for highlighting soft colors and fabrics, such as the grays and yellows here in silk and a soft knit. The soft colors pop against white, especially an antique white, giving you a nice opportunity to wear those light, feminine garments. The white also is a nice base for mixing prints, as it does not compete with the prints. Of course, the destructed jeans need to be mixed with more professional pieces to make the average of the outfit appropriate for business casual. Often my Monday looks will not include jackets (I save those for the more professional Wednesday outfits), but more casual, easy pieces. But, if you are wearing destructed jeans to work, a jacket add a nice professional balance.  I went with a soft jacket that has almost a sweater texture and feel, so it is almost like a cardigan. With the soft woven jacket, silk blouse, and super soft jeans, this outfit is more comfortable than PJs, keeping an easy feel to your Manic Monday!

Tips:

  • To balance the casual edge of the destructed jeans, wear a professional jacket
  • Mix soft feminine colors with the destructed jeans to further tone them down for work
  • Use the white jeans (or pants) as a base to show off lighter, softer colors
  • When mixing prints, especially prints of the same colors, make one of your main garments a white
  • Consider the rules for mixing prints, such as differing the size of the print and fabric
  • Do consider mixing yellow and gray, especially for work—I LOVE this combo (I’m even planning to paint my kitchen in yellow and gray)
  • To keep a professional feel to the outfit, wear jewelry in the same color scheme, especially any statement pieces (such as this lovely necklace)
  • Work with a limited palette to make the overall outfit feel more professional, such as the white, grey, and yellow palette here (with some subtle gold)
  • Remember you can replace white pants or regular white jeans here for the destructed jeans for a more professional look or if your workplace does not allow ripped jeans (mine does not)

 

Outfit Breakdown:

 

If you want the jeans, contact your cabi stylist ASAP! The season has closed, but she may still be able to help you with samples or access to the retired season pieces. If you do not have a stylist, 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. Or, consider these alternatives:

 

 

Related Posts:

  1. Destructed White POW: Working It Professional, High-End, Destructed Wednesday posted July 13, 2016: Mix high-end, sophisticated pieces with your destructed jean for a rich, yet edgy, boardroom look
  2. Margherita POW: Easy Professionalism Manic Monday posted May 16, 2016: For an easy-to-throw on Monday outfit, grab your favorite sundress and then add a jacket, simple matching jewelry, and comfy shoes
  3. Plume POW: Manic Pretty Strong Monday posted April 04, 2016: Mix a military-inspired jacket with skinny jeans and a feminine top for a strong, pretty, casual, yet professional work look

Plus, for other Manic Monday easy, professional outfits, check out the other posts!

Destructed White POW: Bare Shoulders, Strong & Sexy Date Night

Outfit Mission Statement: For an ageless, sexy date night look, bare your shoulders (but feel free to keep everything else covered)

Friday Night Drinks POW outfits are for going out on a date, getting drinks, seeing a band play, going to dinner and a movie—something where you want to look good and may wear some sexier clothes and statement pieces. The POW (Piece of the Week) is the cabi Spring 2016 Destructed Slim Boyfriend jeans. If you have been fallowing this blog, you know I like to mix opposites—pretty with tough, fancy with casual. This is a bit of both of those.  We have the casual destructed jean that have the tough edge, with the pretty sleeveless, floaty, and sparkly blouse. This mix is particularly fun for date nights, when you can play with opposites for a sexy, on-trend look.

One nice thing about current trends is the shoulder. The shoulder had been given its time to show off. Halter tops, off-shoulder, cold shoulder, “x-factor,” and more bare the shoulder. Luckily, the shoulder is a body part that tends to look good for a wide range of ages and sizes. We all have sexy shoulders. So, our sexy shoulders are perfect for an on-trend, sexy date night. If you don’t like your upper arms, go with an off-shoulder or cold shoulder top that covers your areas of concern. One nice thing about bare shoulders is you can be otherwise covered up and still be sexy.

Tips:

  • Mix the edgy destructed jeans with a pretty, flowy blouse for a strong & feminine look
  • For a sexy, on-trend date night look bare those shoulders
    • But if you need some arm coverage, go with an off-shoulder cold shoulder tops that have coverage where you want it
  • Add playful touches, like an unexpected higher ponytail
  • Dress up your destructed boyfriend jeans with sparkles, beads, and a shiny clutch
  • For an easy, put together look, limit your pallet to two neutrals, one metal, and bold color (although feel free to add a red lip for sass)
  • Yes, roll those jeans to show off your awesome, sexy, sparkly shoes
  • If your shoulders are bare, go for long, dangly earrings to further emphasize those shoulders

 

Outfit Breakdown:

 

If you want the jeans, contact your cabi stylist ASAP! The season has closed, but she may still be able to help you with samples or access to the retired season pieces. If you do not have a stylist, 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. Or, consider these alternatives:

 

Related Posts:

  1. Love POW: Spicy Sweet Friday Night Drinks posted February 05, 2016: Outfit Mission Statement: Mix romantic pretty items with ripped denim and black leather for a look that is both sugar and spice and certainly nice.
  2. Run Around POW: Simple Elegance Sunday Best posted April 24, 2016: For an elegant, sophisticated outfit that is easy and comfortable, pair your black skirt with a neutral silk and similar accessories.
  3. Go-To POW: Simple Affairs Date Night posted March 25, 2016: For a simple date night look, take your wardrobe essential black pants, add a romantic & sexy blouse along with a few accessories and you are good to go!

Or, check out my other Date Night Friday posts!

 

Destructed White POW: Shady Lace & Rips Saturday

Outfit Mission Statement: For fun, cool, sophisticated take on the white-out trend, opt for mixing off whites

Play Day Saturday are clothes for taking your kids to the park, running errands, talking your dog for a walk, shopping, picnicking, traveling, going to a museum or a zoo—out and about or home having fun clothes. These are the clothes you often live the best parts of your life in! The POW (Piece of the Week) the cabi Spring 2016 2016 Destructed Slim Boyfriend jeans. This might be a little dressier than an outfit for taking your kid(s) to the park, but it is a fun, casual look complete with sun protection! This outfit could have also worked for Trendy, Transitional, and/or Terrific, because it is both trendy and rather terrific. The outfit is a great example of the “white out” trend of mixing different whites for a cool, put-together look. It is also terrific, if I say so myself. In fact, this outfit convinced me to purchase the Capri Top. In this shoot, I am wearing my stylist’s sample. I loved wearing it for the pictures, and then when I looked at the photos, I knew I had to have it. It is so terrific that I sold it to myself!

This outfit is a lot of fun. I love the mix of crochet lace, destructed white denim, shady hat, open-toed shoes, coin necklace, and woven bag. The mix of whites, mostly in the antique, ivory, and cream directions, looks and feels cool and comfortable. Can you tell it was 95 when I took these pictures? I was so hot, but do not look it! I love this outfit and I hope you do.

 

Tips:

  • When mixing whites, remember you do not have to include a “true” white, you can mix all off whites for an even more sophisticated take on the trend
  • Add a hat sun protection and a carefree, fun accessory
  • Oversized tops work best with slim or skinny bottoms, to give you a longer look and to balance out the top (oversized+oversized=oversized you)
    • If you like the ease of boyfriend jeans, consider a slim boyfriend for a great mix of ease with a slim bottom
  • Add a touch of color under the lace top to better pop the lace—here I went with blush that blends nicely with the off whites, looking like almost a darker white
  • Show off the shoes and add more of the casual to the outfit by rolling the jeans (but I don’t need to say this again do I?)
  • You can use the white as a platform to pop some bright jewelry or choose pieces that work with the theme, allowing the lace top to catch the eye (I prefer the later for this lovely top)
  • Try things on, and better yet, make them into outfits you would wear before deciding if they work for you —as I did this this top. You may be surprised what works and what doesn’t.

 

Outfit Breakdown:

If you want of these cabi pieces, contact your cabi stylist ASAP! The season has closed, but she may still be able to help you with samples or access to the retired season pieces. If you do not have a stylist, 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

 

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. Go-To POW: Denim on Top Saturday posted April 02, 2016: Wear your denim on top with classic black pants for a casual, fun, and modern outfit with a touch of class
  3. Bardot POW: Casual, Easy Boho Saturday posted June 04, 2016: For a distinctive, comfy, boho chic outfit, think outside the jeans box—wear flowy pull-on pants and a denim shirt instead.

Or, check out my other Play Day Saturday posts!

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!

 

Destructed White POW: Take me out to the ballgame Tuesday

Outfit Mission Statement: For a cool, casual, and stylish outfit for a ballgame (or any occasion where cool and comfortable is key), wear layers in the colors of your favorite team

No place like Tuesday outfits are casual, comfy clothes for working from home, working at home, parenting (at home), and anything else where comfort is key and you are home. Although they will work for errands and anything else casual. The POW (Piece of the Week) is the cabi Spring 2016 Destructed Slim Boyfriend jeans.  While Tuesday are my comfortable, casual “outfits for home” outfits, this one is more of a comfortable, casual outfit for going out to the ballgame—whether it be pro or your daughter’s softball league. But, never fear, this outfit also works for home too! Just remember, you can be stylish and comfortable at home or the ballgame! And, of course, nothing says casual and comfortable like these jeans!

 

Tips:

  • When you will be outside for several hours and may face greatly changing temperatures, chose layers that look great together and on their own
    • Consider a slouchy short-sleeve or half-sleeve sweater for a comfortable top layer (this one has a touch of silk, for the home run of can be comfortable and luxurious at the same time)
    • Add a tank top that covers your bra strap for a cool bottom layer that you can wear alone when it is hot
  • For ballgame dressing, show your team spirit by rocking your team’s colors
  • If you are going to be doing a lot of sitting, feel free to wear some fun heeled sandals, like these platform wedges
  • To add visual interest, make one of your layers a pattern—this works especially well for the bottom layer that can peek below or under the top layer(s)
  • When wearing a mix of the same colors (beyond black or white), go for contrasts, such as a lighter shade and a darker one
  • To keep a casual air (and support small businesses if you buy it), wear handmade jewelry
  • For sun protection and team spirit, top the look off with a baseball hat (Yes, this is a Red Sox hat. I’m from New England and they are still my home team, even after more than ten years in Atlanta)
    • This also is a great way to hide hair that should have been washed
    • It’s also a fun way to wear a pony tail—through the hole in the back

 

Outfit Breakdown:

 
See? It works without the sweater too!

See? It works without the sweater too!

Perfect for play ball with your kid too! (Although maybe different shoes for running)

Perfect for play ball with your kid too! (Although maybe different shoes for running)

 

Related Posts:

 

  1. Plume POW: Staying or Leaving Home Tuesday posted April 12, 2016. Travel in versatile, comfortable neutrals and add pops of color for fun and adventure.
  2. Go-To POW: No Place Like Tuesday for Sky & Earth Explorers posted March 29, 2016. Dress down those work-appropriate black pants with a boxy tee, explore vest, and handmade jewelry
  3. Michelle POW: Flutter & Sea No Place Like Tuesday 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 checkout the other No Place like Home Tuesday POW posts!

 

 

Destructed White POW: Pretty in Pink & Pearls Sunday Best

Outfit Mission Statement: Dress your destructed denim up for a special occasion look with fancy, feminine pieces for a pretty, edgy, feminine, and comfortable outfit!

 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 Destructed Slim Boyfriend jeans. Ripped jeans are not what some of us would think of as an appropriate special occasion look. But, you can dress them up to make them work for at least some special occasions. The trick, as with any casual piece, is to combine it with dressier pieces, even over-the-top dressy pieces. Together the outfit averages dressier. Plus, it can be fun to mix pretty with edgy and dressy with casual! Still, these jeans may now work in some special occasion situations. If you cannot do destructed, consider replacing these with white jeans. If you cannot do jean, consider replacing these with white linen pants, such as the Piazza Pant.

But, if you can do destructed white jeans for your special occasion, this outfit can be a lot of fun to rock! You can be pretty, edgy, feminine, and comfortable all at the same time! This may be one of my favorite outfits I’ve done here (and it is one of my favorite sets of photos!).

 

Tips:

  • Dress up your destructed jeans with fancy, dressy pieces; you can even go over the top if you want!
  • Play off the edgy destructed look with feminine, pretty pieces—think pinks, pearls, and sparkles
  • Grab a pretty shawl to keep you warm in places with two much AC or cooler nights (plus it adds to the dressiness)
  • Add a designer clutch or wristlet in a pretty matching color to add style (and convenience)
  • Dress your feet up in those sparkly, special occasion shoes and roll up your jeans to show them off
  • Put your hair up in a pretty hair accessory for an added touch of class & sophistication (plus you can show off your shoulders)
  • Look for dressy accessories with special touches, like ribbon bows in the back, for added touches of fancy
  • Choose a peplum top with a gentle ruffle bottom to hide any tummy issues and add more femininity

 

Outfit Breakdown:

 
 

Related Posts:

  1. Bardot POW: Boho Southwestern Sparkly Princess Sunday Best posted May 29, 2016. To dress denim up for a special occasion look, throw on the fancy—think tulle, sparkly gems, embroidered velvet, statement pieces, and amazing shoes.
  2. Plaid POW: Sparkling & Flannel Sunday Best posted February 28, 2016. Turn flannel elegant by adding a dressy skirt and accessories.
  3. Margherita POW: Lace & Lockets Sunday Best posted on May 22, 2016. To dress your sundress up for a special occasion look, add pretty lace, a classy mixed media jacket, and vintage accessories.

 

 

 

 

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

 

Plume POW: Whites Out Saturday

Outfit Mission Statement: Try out the whites trend by mixing various whites in one or more garments, your, shoes, and your accessories

Play Day Saturday are clothes for taking your kids to the park, running errands, talking your dog for a walk, shopping, picnicking, travel, going to a museum or a zoo—out and about or home having fun clothes. These are the clothes you often live the best parts of your life in! The POW (Piece of the Week) the cabi Spring 2016 Plume Top. One fun, but not exactly toddler-mom-friendly, trend is wearing a mix of whites together—linen, ivory, cream, eggshell, vanilla, flax, bone, and more. You can do this by making your whole outfit white, wearing one piece with a mix of whites, or having one or more white pieces mixed with some other pieces. And, you don’t even have to wait for Memorial Day to rock this trend! The all-white look may be hard for some to pull off (daring-wise, we can all find white that look great on us) want to pull off. This outfit is an easy way into the trend—two “white” pieces and then a printed shirt with a white base, plus accessories in shade of white. In addition, the Blanca Cardigan I am wearing is composed of multiple whites: cream, ivory, and white. So, it gives you several whites in one! I love the comfortable, casual ease of this outfit. It would be a great fresco dining, antiquing, and day of seeing the sights outfit! The destructed white slim boyfriend jeans add both an edge and some relaxed playfulness that really make the outfit.

Tips:

  • For an easier way to follow the white out trend, mix two white garments with pieces in different colors
  • Want an even easier way? Look for garments, like this cardigan, what have multiple shades of white and either wear that with clothes of other colors or use it as an excuse to wear another shade of white in another garment
  • Another fun way to follow the trend, which you can do with a white-out outfit or one of any colors, is to accessorize in various shades of white—they don’t need to be the same white!
  • Add an edge to any outfit with some destructed jeans, and if they are slim boyfriends you can also add some relaxed playfulness
  • Don’t forget your shoes! These can be a fun way to pull in more white (and white shoes have the advantage of going with so many other things too!)
  • For a casual and flattering look, go with looser pieces that are not too bulky or baggy, like these slim boyfriend jeans and the relaxed cardigan
  • A repeated tip: if you are rocking some awesome shoes, roll your jeans or pants up to better show them off!
  • Another repeated tip: You do not have to wait until Memorial Day to wear white—that rule has expired!
  • When mixing whites, it is okay if the whites vary a bit in shade and color (as discussed in White & Bright Sunday Best), in fact this is part of what the trend is all about. Choosing whites that are clearly different will work better. Ones that are close may cause the person to figure out what the problem is

 

Outfit Breakdown: