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travel capsule: labor day getaway

August 20, 2019

Quick! This is your chance to wear your favorite whites before it’s too late! Okay fine, no one actually follows the “no white after Labor Day” rule, but summer is coming to an end. To help us prepare for the holiday weekend, we’re collaborating with lifestyle and fashion blogger Alison Gary on our Labor Day travel capsule. Together, we’re bringing you six different outfits she’s put together using nine pieces from the Fall 2019 Collection. This capsule is centered on the most versatile piece in the Collection: the Pivot Jogger. Now that’s some savvy styling.

Alison Gary has helped women from all walks of life realize their personal style potential and express themselves through their wardrobe. Having worked as an apparel visual merchandiser and a personal shopper for several years, Alison brings her expertise to the table and shares her advice on how to look your best, no matter your age, body type, or budget on her style blog, Wardrobe Oxygen. Check out her website to stay in the know and take advantage of her styling tips.

Here at cabi, our motto has always been “quality over quantity.” We’re all about investing in pieces that will last. As Alison always says, “You don’t need a big closet for big style.” Check out her Labor Day capsule below to learn how to optimize your wardrobe and create many different outfits using a few pieces!

This capsule wardrobe can take you from day to night and casual to dressy with ease. It incorporates some of the hottest trends for fall—skin prints, pattern mixing, and athleisure—and is all centered around one of my favorite pieces from the Fall 2019 Collection, the Pivot Jogger.  The Pivot Jogger is as comfy as your favorite loungewear, but from a refined knit that can go from the yoga mat to the boardroom to date night.

Friday Night Happy Hour

cabi Clothing | Fall 2019 | Labor Day Travel Capsule

Oh the power of a fabulous jacket! As soon as I saw the Python Blazer at The Scoop, I knew I had to have it in my wardrobe. Skin prints are a neutral…no really, they are! They’re amazingly versatile, working with other prints, neutrals, and colors with ease. However, for this look, I let the blazer steal the spotlight by keeping the rest of the look simple with the black Pivot Jogger and black Pivot Racer Tank. However, if you want to add some glam, unbutton the jacket and add The Dressmaker’s Necklace on its longest setting. This is a great desk-to-drinks look.

Featured Items: Pivot Racer Tank, Pivot Jogger, Python Blazer, The Dressmaker’s Necklace

Saturday Morning Sightseeing

cabi Clothing | Fall 2019 | Labor Day Travel Capsule

Going for a hike or sightseeing around the city? This outfit is perfect for both. It also shows the true versatility of the Pivot Jogger. Paired with the Pivot Racer Tank and Chance Jacket, this is elevated athleisure. Add a fanny pack (yes, they are back in style!) to hold your essentials while having your hands free and a pair of sneakers for all-day comfort.

Featured Items: Pivot Racer Tank, Pivot Jogger, Chance Bomber

Saturday Date Night

cabi Clothing | Fall 2019 | Labor Day Travel Capsule

Whether it’s dinner with your sweetie or cocktails with friends at a beachside bar, this look is perfect to celebrate the night away. The Crossover Cami is perfect for warm summer evenings; paired with the Pivot Jogger it’s relaxed, yet oh-so-chic. Add some sparkly accessories (I used the Tudor Cuff and Mystic Earrings) and your favorite heeled sandals for a festive vibe.

Featured Items: Crossover Cami, Pivot Jogger, Tudor Cuff, Mystic Earrings

Sunday Afternoon Out & About

cabi Clothing | Fall 2019 | Labor Day Travel Capsule

When it comes to the Lacey Tee, this is a piece that can be dressed up or down. I’ve also worn this tee untucked with the High Legging, and it’s also a great weekend outfit. The Chance Bomber tied at the waist not only creates an hourglass shape, it means you’ll be comfortable when the sun goes down and the temps drop.

Featured Items: Lacey Tee, Pivot Jogger, Chance Bomber

Sunday Evening of Fun

cabi Clothing | Fall 2019 | Labor Day Travel Capsule

A holiday weekend always has more than one night out, and this look has you covered for another evening of fun. The Lacey Tee is the perfect mix of glam and casual and will work whether you’re going to a dance club or having a relaxed meal with your family. Accessories are what will determine how dressy the look is. I styled it again with the Mystic Earrings, Tudor Cuff, and heels. However, I recently wore this same top with the Pivot Jogger, but with a pair of black flats for a day of running errands. Both looks garnered compliments—this top is definitely a head-turner!

Featured Items: Lacey Tee, Pivot Jogger, Mystic Earrings, Tudor Cuff

Monday Morning Chic Outing

cabi Clothing | Fall 2019 | Labor Day Travel Capsule

You’ve seen all these pieces already, but they’re styled to give them completely different lives.  For this look, I tucked in the Crossover Cami making it look like a completely different top. And that belt? It’s The Dressmaker’s Necklace! If the necklace isn’t long enough to fit around your waist, do what I did—connect a chain bracelet to it as an extender and adjust to the perfect fit.

Featured Items: Crossover Cami, Pivot Jogger, Python Blazer, Tudor Cuff, Mystic Earrings, The Dressmaker’s Necklace

What are your Labor Day weekend plans? Share your itinerary and what you plan to wear in the comments below. Here’s a challenge: try to pack lightly (you can do it, we believe in you!), and see how many different outfits you can create from only a few items! P.S. Just because it’s September doesn’t mean you can skip out skin care…don’t forget to pack a wide brim hat and your SPF!