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wardrobe essentials that are anything but basic

September 1, 2021

We’re taking the time today to praise the unsung heroes of your closet: the basics. Not only are these wardrobe essentials perfect for easy, effortless dressing (which is our whole thing here at cabi), they also provide a base for your style, a foundation upon which you can build, and most importantly, have fun with!

We’re shining the spotlight on the Replay Top and Complete Top, the mighty black-and-white duo that is sure to ramp up your wardrobe essentials and maximize your styling possibilities for seasons to come. Watch the video to see the final eight outfits in action, then keep scrolling to get a closer look at how we styled them. With these wardrobe essentials by your side, you’ll be able to create countless outfits that are anything but basic!

Back by popular demand, the Replay Top is now available in a crisp white hue that will brighten your fall wardrobe. It features a placket V-neckline, perfect for highlighting your favorite necklace, and darling cap sleeves for added interest. Trust us, you’ll be styling this top over and over again for seasons to come.

Featured Item: Replay Top

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A solid-colored outfit is the perfect opportunity to have a little fun with your accessories. The all-white Replay Top provides the perfect base for the vibrant moss-hued Touring Jacket, especially when paired back to denim. Throw on a skin print belt and patterned silk scarf for a touch of whimsy.

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Lean into the crisp hue of the Replay Top by styling back to the long-length Book Club Cardigan. Invite a playful element into your look by styling with the Printed Lean Legging, and you’ll be ready to curl up by the fire with your favorite book.

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There are so many fiery, romantic hues in the Fall 2021 Collection, and the cognac hue of the Professor Peacoat is one of our all-time favorites. Style back to the Jazzy Kick Flare to really make the stitching in these bottoms pop.

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Don’t let a rainy day bring you down. Instead, use the flower burst print of the Rainy Day Jacket to style back to the burgundy Training Jogger and throw on the Snug Cardigan for feel-good-vibes only.

Meet the all-black Complete Top, aka the tank of all tanks. Thanks to this design’s relaxed fit, knit-trim crew neckline, and delicate pleating details, you can style it with anything. Now that’s how you complete your wardrobe.

Featured Item: Complete Top

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If you know us, you know we love a mixed-textured, layered look, and fall is the perfect time to try it out for yourself. Begin with the Complete Top to balance the look, then layer on the variegated plaid Classic Cardigan, and top it all off with the elegant Heritage Coat.

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Try out this all-black look that styles the Complete Top back with the clean carbon wash of the Button Fly Straight. Lastly, throw on the tailored, plaid Jazzy Jacket for a burst of print. This outfit is the perfect mix of laid-back and dressed up.

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Use the Complete Top as a simple base against the Corsage Skirt, letting the pattern be the center of attention. Add on the structured, all-black Dinner Jacket for a dressy finish.

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Our favorite trick when it comes to dressing up an athleisure look is simply throwing on a cozy topper and fun accessories. Style the Complete Top with the Printed Lean Legging for all-day comfort, then layer on the Embrace Topper and pair it with combat boots to capture the At First Blush trend.

Every article of clothing deserves your excitement, even the so-called “basic” ones, because if today has taught us anything, it’s that they are truly essential! Have we inspired you to dig up that white T-shirt that’s been sitting at the bottom of a drawer? Tell us all the ways you plan to use your basics in the comments section below.