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mastering the art of the transitional outfit

October 11, 2023

Wear it now, wear it later! Consider this your guide to building the perfect transitional outfit. As the seasons gracefully shift from the warmth of summer to the crisp embrace of autumn, finding the perfect outfit can sometimes feel like solving a puzzle. This is where the magic of transitional dressing comes into play, and we’re here to help!

To create our base, we selected four fan-favorite items from the Fall 2023 Collection: the Jett Skort, Captain Pant, Quantum Cargo, and Starlet Shell. We’re showcasing two different ways to style each piece—one look that can be worn right now and one look to save for later in the season. Check out the video to see the outfits fully styled, accessories and all, then keep reading below for an in-depth breakdown of each ensemble. Without further ado, let’s dive into the world of transitional dressing and discover how to create looks that seamlessly adapt to shifting seasons.

cabi Clothing | Transitional Outfit

Go bare-legged in the Jett Skort with an elevated tee and a statement jacket, then opt for tights, chunky loafers, and a long duster when the weather cools off. If you thought miniskirts were reserved only for summer, think again! There are so many creative ways to style this skort.

cabi Clothing | Transitional Outfit

The patchwork Captain Pant comes in an easy-to-pair tan hue, great for styling with dark solids or warm-toned prints like that of the Louis Top. Opt for a sleeveless blouse and cuffs at the ankles for warmer temps, then roll down that hem and layer on the sweaters as the cool temps roll in.

cabi Clothing | Transitional Outfit

It’s just the Quantum Cargo working its magic! These slouchy, chic bottoms come in a dark, earthy neutral, perfect for pairing back to black or bold pops of green. For summer: a sleeveless blouse and a strappy heel. For fall: layer up in a ruffled blouse worn under an unbuttoned cardi and a faux leather jacket.

cabi Clothing | Transitional Outfit

One of our most versatile pieces to date: the Starlet Shell. This mini cropped shirt can be worn solo with a pair of high-waisted bottoms—we love a sleek black base to let your jewelry really shine! Then, as fall approaches, prepare to layer it over a long-sleeve button-down with an upscale jacket.

Delving deeper into the world of fashion, it’s evident that innovative fashion designers have a pivotal role in shaping these transitional treasures. Beyond just seasonal adaptability, the Fall 2023 Collection embraces the essence of sustainability, challenging the norms of fast fashion. Each piece, from the transforming dress to the detailed accessories, is meticulously curated not just for its aesthetic appeal, but also for its lasting relevance. It’s not just about adapting to the whims of weather, but also about making conscious choices that align with evolving fashion sensibilities. So, as you mix, match, and layer, remember that you’re also championing a future where fashion meets foresight.

Transitional pieces are the unsung heroes of your closet, helping to create endless outfit possibilities that transcend seasonal style. And let us be the first to say that the Fall 2023 Collection does not disappoint. By mastering the art of layering, mixing and matching, and choosing the right accessories, you can craft outfits that smoothly transition from the dog days of summer to those crisp autumn nights. With a little imagination and a wardrobe this versatile, you’ll be ready to take on any weather curveball that comes your way!