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back to basics: wardrobe basics your closet needs now

May 4, 2022

Two wardrobe basics from the Spring 2022 Collection that are anything but! First up is the Essential Top, an all-white blouse with flutter sleeves and a subtle A-line shape for added movement. Crafted in our poly crepe fabric, this top can easily be dressed up for the office or a night out with your girlfriends. Next, we have the contrasting Tranquil Tee, an all-black tee with a V-neckline and classic cap sleeves. This T-shirt comes in a buttery soft, ribbed knit fabric for all-day comfort. Make no mistake, these two pieces are not your average basics—blacks and whites provide an excellent jumping-off point when it comes to styling. Plus, they’re so easy to pair back to other prints and hues in the Collection.

With these two wardrobe basics on hand, the styling options are practically limitless. To prove just how versatile and essential these two items are, we styled each one into three completely different outfits ranging in dressiness for any and all occasions. Take a look at the video to see the final looks fully styled, and find out why these basics are anything but!

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For your next date night, try a head-to-toe white look that styles white denim back to the Essential Top. Then, throw some color into the mix by topping it off with a red, black, and white cardigan.

cabi Clothing | Back to Basics

Jeans, top, jacket—that’s all you need! Try a classic denim wash, like the 5th Avenue Jean, styled back to a simple white top. Then, jazz up your style with a statement topper. It’s that easy!

cabi Clothing | Back to Basics

Try pairing a pearly white top back to a monochromatic, midnight blue moment. All our classic navy pieces can easily be styled together to help you maximize the potential of your wardrobe.

cabi Clothing | Back to Basics

Think of black as a contemporary neutral, and style it as your base. Simply add on a contrasting neutral, like the sandy Genteel Cardigan, for a look that’s equally understated yet dramatic.

cabi Clothing | Back to Basics

Pairing black back to lighter shades such as heather grays will always be a winning choice. This athleisure fit styles the light gray Rookie Jacket back to matching leggings for a coordinated look that’s comfier than ever.

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This outfit is the perfect mix between dressed up and dressed down. The black tee matches back to the elevated Black Tie Jacket, and the 100% Boyfriend offers a casual finish. Let your accessories determine which direction you’ll take it in!

When building your selection of solids, a black option and a white option are essential. They offer the perfect wardrobe basics to build upon. Whether you’re styling within a monochromatic theme or branching out into fun prints and patterns, these two colors are a must. How are you styling these basics? Let us know in the comment section below—we’d love to hear your ideas!