One of my main features is styling one garment seven different ways, showing the flexibility and range you can get with a little creatively. Often I will choose a garment that is currently available for purchase. Sometimes I will choose classic garments we likely all have in our closets or possibly categories of garments we have but just do not wear enough.

Overview

I give you a week of outfit ideas with this one garment from casual play outfits to dressy special occasion outfits. For each day of the week there is a theme for the outfit:

  • Manic Monday: Easy career clothes to throw on for Manic Mondays (or casual Fridays, or whatever)
  • No place like Tuesday: Casual, comfy clothes for working from home, working at home, stay at home parenting, and anything else where comfort is key 
  • Working it Wednesday: More professional career clothes, often a step or two above Manic Monday outfits
  • Trendy, Transitional, and/or Terrific Thursday: Trendy, Transitional, and/or Terrific—in other words my choice. Whatever other outfit ideas the garment gave me. It may be something very trendy, transitional, or something else 
  • Friday Night Drinks: Outfits 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
  • Play Day Saturday: 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
  • Sunday Best: Special occasion clothes for dinning, theater, opera, holiday parties, church, and other such occasions that need fancy dress

Library of POWs

 

Pleated Star POW

Our eleventh POW (Piece of the Week) is the Pleated Star Skirt from Canvas by Lands’ End, a pretty pleated skirt with a descending star print. This skirt is perfect for summer, but can be rocked in fall too. With its soft femininity, we tended to mix it with tough contrasts, for fun and pretty, strong and feminine style. We learned how to style it for a geek chic look, a special occasion with a walk on the beach, with a crisp white blouse for work, nautical business casual, and more. We focused on some great transitional summer-to-fall tips and easy changes. We even highlighted some versatile piece s to style it with like the It’s a Wrap Shirt and the Recess Tank and Recess Topper. What a versatile skirt! Plus, many of these styles and tips can be applied to another pleated or fancy skirt.

 

Destructed White POW

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 had 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 break room 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.

Posted: June 19-August 22, 2016

 

 

Bardot POW

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

Posted: May 28-June 10, 2016

 

Margherita POW

Our eighth POW (Piece of the Week) is the cabi Spring 2016 Margherita Dress. With this pocketed, flowy, fun, printsundress, we learned to dress like a button-downed boardroom style maven; an easy office worker, a trendy print mixer, a white-out craft fair attendee, and a vintage lace beauty.  We learned to play with contrasts, prints, color, the white-out trend, layers and more. TheMargherita Dress adds an easy breezy style for any occasion all! 

Posted: May 10-22, 2016

 

 

Run Around POW

Our seventh POW (Piece of the Week) is the cabi Spring 2016 Run Around Skirt. With this sexy, elegant, comfortable, flattering, versatile, go-anywhere skirt, we learned to dress like a boardroom goddess; a comfortable superhero; a bright, comfortable professional; a simply elegant patron of the arts; the sexiest woman in the room; and a lady off to the races! We also learned to play with muted contrasts, prints, color, all black, hats and more. The Run Around Skirt can do it all!  

Posted April 18-30, 2016

 

 

Plume POW

Our sixth POW (Piece of the Week) is the cabi Spring 2016 Plume Top. With this pretty and casual cap-sleeved blouse, we learned about a pretty strong casual business look, a Chanel-inspired career dressing, adding your favorite decade to a date night look, comfortable and classy special occasion dressing, styling for travel, a safari princess look, and the white-out trend. While casual and easy, Plume Top can be styled for a everything form casual, to travel, to work, and even special occasions.

Posted: April 4-16, 2016

 

 

 

Go-To POW

Our fifth POW (Piece of the Week) is the cabi Spring 2016 Go-To Trouser. With this practical, modern, and chic take on the classic black trouser, we learned about black and white style, preppy & professional nautical style, a simple date night look, classic and simple special occasion dressing, dressing down for casual fun, versatile blackout looks, and styling denim on top. While clearly professional, the  Go-To Trouser can be styled for a huge variety of events.

Posted: March 21-April 2, 2016

 

Michelle POW

Our fourth POW (Piece of the Week) is the cabi Spring 2016 Michelle Cardigan. With this classic and graceful cardigan, we learned about nautical style, new neutrals, analogous color schemes, trying on trends even if we doubt them, flipping how we wear some pieces, and power dressing! In two weeks, we styled this striking cardigan from career to casual to special occasion. While perfect for work, the Michelle Cardigan can easily work for nearly any style situation you have. 

Posted: March 7-March 19, 2016

 
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Plaid POW

Our third POW (Piece of the Week)  is the L.L. Bean Slightly Fitted Scotch Plaid Shirt in Deep Evergreen Tartan! This was a fun one. In three weeks, we took this comfortable plaid flannel and added faux fur, a geek tee, a lace skirt, pearls, a black jacket, ripped jeans, and a nice cardigan--going from career to casual to special occasion. I proved myself wrong by styling a flannel shirt into such a rage. Just goes to show how versatile any garment can be with the right styling!

Posted: February 16-March 6, 2016

 

Love POW

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 jeans, 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.

Posted February 1-February 14, 2016

 

 

POW 1

The cabi Fall 2015 Media Jacket was our first POW piece! In two weeks, we covered a full week of outfits from super casual to special occasion that you can style this jacket, or one like it, in. Outfits ranged from a comfortable outfit with track pants for the office, a formal office look with a striking and colorful blouse, a cute cargo pants and blouse date night outfit, to a special occasion outfit with a wrap.

Posted January 18-January 30, 2016