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how windowpane won over our hearts (and wardrobes)

September 20, 2016

Like florals in spring, plaid is a staple for your fall wardrobe. And, while tartan, buffalo, and Glen plaid seem to return season after season, this fall we’re falling back in love with another classic check pattern—windowpane! In fact, the cabi Design Team was so smitten with this simple but gorgeous pattern that they gave us not one, but two fabulous windowpane pieces in the Fall Collection—the Windowpane Jacket and the Windowpane Trouser. And yes, ladies, you absolutely can (and should!) wear these pieces together as a suit for a look that’s right in line with the Nod to Mod trend. But with its clean geometric lines and characteristic neutral color palette, windowpane also pairs beautifully with solids and prints alike. So, don’t be afraid to break that suit up and mix and match both pieces with other items in the Collection or pieces you already have in your closet. Here are 6 ways to wear the Windowpane Jacket and Trouser, plus a few style tips from our Fashion Director, Becky Jantzen.

Girls Night Out

Dress your Windowpane Jacket down by pairing it with black denim. It looks fresh and has that boy-meets-girl vibe we’re loving this season.

GET THE LOOK: Windowpane Jacket, Waterfront Shirt, New Crop, Zebra Belt, Sole Society ‘Shavona’ Pump, Zara Bag

cabi Clothing | Windowpane Trend
cabi Clothing | Windowpane Trend

Statement Maker

Go bold! Matchy-matchy is having a major moment right now so go ahead, pair both Windowpane pieces together and own it.

GET THE LOOK: Windowpane Jacket, Odyssey Turtleneck, Windowpane Trouser, Rock Star Earrings, Zara Ankle Boots, Kate Spade Mini Maise Bag

City Chic

Underline the check pattern with a linear top, really punctuating the graphic nature of both pieces.

GET THE LOOK: Windowpane Trouser, Ava Jacket, Underline Blouse, Zelda Cuff, Zara Contrast Pumps and City Bag, Essie Nail Polish

cabi Clothing | Windowpane Trend
cabi Clothing | Windowpane Trend

Floral Fun

A dash of red floral is unexpected and lively when paired with the windowpane print.

GET THE LOOK: Windowpane JacketFlanders TopUtility SkirtPyramid Charm Earrings as studs, Sole Society ‘Shavona’ Pump

Sophisticated Prep

Season after season, navy and black is one of our favorite color combinations! Our navy Cable Cowl adds cozy charm to the modern black-and-white check print.

GET THE LOOK: Cable Cowl, Windowpane Trouser, Pyramid Charm Earrings, Zelda Cuff, Shellys London ‘Emma’ Platform Oxford, Rebecca Minkoff ‘Julian’ Messenger Bag

cabi Clothing | Windowpane Trend
cabi Clothing | Windowpane Trend

Sunday Funday

We love the understated pattern mixing and texture of this cozy combination.

GET THE LOOK: Fergie Turtleneck, Simple Cami in black, Windowpane Trouser, Pyramid Charm Earrings as Studs, Urban Decay Lipstick, Rebecca Minkoff ‘Julian’ Messenger Bag, Zara Ankle Boots