The most successful Stylists are the ones with open minds—the ones who see a plethora of opportunities in a single item. They see the potential to dress up jeans and the casualness contained within every blazer. Presto! A maxi skirt becomes a dress. A jumpsuit transforms into a pantsuit. Today is devoted to celebrating those women…and to helping you tap into their spirit as you throw open the door to your closet, welcoming the season ahead.
Every piece we design at cabi is carefully crafted to help you maximize the potential of your wardrobe, giving you infinite ways to wear it. So today, we’re shining a spotlight on these five items: Swoon Dress, Summer Jumpsuit, Bombshell Crop, Paper Bag Cargo, and 5th Avenue Jean. We’re styling them each into workleisure outfits: one dressed up, one dressed down. So, whether you’re heading into the office for a full workday or meeting your girlfriends for a day of play, these five items can do it all. Take a look at the video to see how each item transforms right before your eyes from dressy to casual, and then keep scrolling to discover the details behind each look. You’ll never get bored of your wardrobe with an outlook like this!
Earth tones and grayscale hues combine to make the perfect neutral palette. Drape the Rookie Jacket at the shoulders for an effortless finish, and then style back to flats to keep things simple yet elegant.
Featured items: Rookie Jacket, Swoon Dress
Expert tip: make a skirt out of a dress by throwing on a pullover. Continue layering by adding on a contrasting printed blazer in the same palette for a look that’s simultaneously mixed and matched yet coordinated.
Featured items: Windowpane Jacket, TV Pullover, Swoon Dress
The Summer Jumpsuit can easily be dressed up or down, so we tried a sporty-chic look that styles back to a white windbreaker, a pair of bright sneakers, and a baseball cap. Let’s just say, it was a success.
Featured items: Race Windbreaker, Summer Jumpsuit
Take that same jumpsuit, and swap out the topper for a blazer to instantly elevate your style. Try a belt at the waist for added definition, and then opt for accessories to match!
Featured items: Patchwork Blazer, Summer Jumpsuit
An easy way to downplay the Bombshell Set is by throwing on a simple white tee. Try knotting it at the waist for a laid-back, cinched silhouette.
Featured items: Pocket Tee, Bombshell Tank, Bomshell Crop
Tame a pattern-mixing moment with a solid-hued blazer that ties back to the print. Here’s how: take the black-and-white checkered Bombshell Crop and style it with florals, and then reach for the all-black Black Tie Jacket to balance it out.
Featured items: Black Tie Jacket, Flower Burst Top, Bombshell Crop
Lean into the warmth of summer by opting for warm hues, like the cinnamon V-Neck Cami styled back to the camel-hued Paper Bag Cargo. For a burst of color, reach for the striped Regatta Shacket as a lightweight layer. Pro tip: pick a pair of blue shades to match!
Featured items: Regatta Shacket, V-Neck Cami (Cinnamon), Paper Bag Cargo
What print works best with neutrals? Skin print! The cheetah print Lynx Top is a match made in heaven with the Paper Bag Cargo. Have fun with your finishing touches by styling the Easy Pullover tied diagonally across the chest. Finally, an outfit that’s as fierce as you are.
Featured items: Lynx Top, Easy Pullover, Paper Bag Cargo
Channel the lushness of summertime with a look that combines both florals and verdant hues. The Mix Stitch V-Neck pullover features wide color blocking of various shades of green, and its deep V-neckline lets you showcase a collared blouse beneath for a peek of print.
Featured items: Bloom Top, Mix Stitch V-Neck, 5th Avenue Jean
Reds and pinks are the perfect way to add some romance to your wardrobe. This look styles the vibrant red-orange printed Kelly Top back to the feminine, flamingo pink Take 5 Topper, tempered with classic-wash denim like the 5th Avenue Jean.
Featured items: Take 5 Topper, Kelly Top, Plait Belt, 5th Avenue Jean
All it takes is some savvy styling, and the same one item can be transformed into a casual or dressy look. We hope these 10 outfits have encouraged you to get creative in your closet and see more potential in the pieces you own. Which look is your favorite? Let us know in the comments section below and tell us why!