Wardrobe Oxygen wearing the cabi In The Band Jacket with a Breton tee, white cropped jeans, nude pumps, and the cabi Deidre Scarf worn as a belt

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Wardrobe Oxygen wearing the cabi In The Band Jacket with a Breton tee, white cropped jeans, nude pumps, and the cabi Deidre Scarf worn as a beltjacket | tee | jeans | scarf (as belt) | bag (on sale!) | cuff | shoes

Wardrobe Oxygen wearing the cabi In The Band Jacket with a Breton tee, white cropped jeans, nude pumps, and the cabi Deidre Scarf worn as a beltJacket: In The Band Jacket c/o cabi (XL) | Tee: J. Crew (XL; similar) | Jeans: Kick It Crop c/o cabi (14; similar) | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff (on sale!) | Cuff: Had forever (similar budget-friendly option) | Scarf: Deidre Scarf c/o cabi | Shoes: Nine West

I featured this jacket in my capsule wardrobe inspired by cabi. cabi was kind enough to gift me this bag and gosh it goes with SO MUCH! I've wanted a band-inspired jacket forever and have had this picture of Hilary Swank from 2002 in a band-inspired jacket as inspiration for quite a long while but haven't found one that fit and flattered my curves. Now I do! And I've always been a big fan of black with navy!  While this is a jacket from a fall collection, I made it work for a cooler summer day at the more casual office I work at by pairing it with crisp white jeans and nude pumps.

Wardrobe Oxygen wearing the cabi In The Band Jacket with a Breton tee, white cropped jeans, nude pumps, and the cabi Deidre Scarf worn as a beltWhile I styled it here with my favorite J.Crew breton top, I see wearing this jacket over black dresses for the office, styling with a turtleneck sweater in the winter, and I've also worn it over the cabi crop tee. The jacket unlined and stretchy and has dark grey/steel buttons so it works with all metals of jewelry.  I have an XL which gives a more relaxed fit; I think an L would also work for the true shrunken fit that cabi envisioned when designing and styling this jacket.

Wardrobe Oxygen in the cabi In the Band Jacket, Kick It Crop white jeans, and nude pumps. She's carrying the Rebecca Minkoff MAB Camera BagJeans and pants are tough for me, when I find a style I'm known to stick with it and just buy it in a bunch of colors. I was hesitant to try cabi's jeans and pants since cabi was sending me the pieces and I wasn't trying on first at a party.  But when trying to pull together outfits for The Scoop last weekend I decided to try a few pairs… and was pleasantly surprised! Kick-flare jeans and pants has been a trend I have avoided; with short thick legs and wide calves it just looked ridiculous and I felt the trend would be a flash in the pan. These aren't as flare-y as others I've tried, more like a bootcut and I feel the width nicely balances the width of my legs. These are from the spring collection and no longer available online, but your local cabi stylist may still have pairs available. However, this look could be recreated with the Talbots white ankle jeans I also own.

Wardrobe Oxygen wearing the cabi Deidre Scarf as a belt with white jeans, a Breton top, and the cabi In The Band jacket Wardrobe Oxygen wearing the cabi Deidre Scarf as a belt with white jeans, a Breton top, and the cabi In The Band jacketCan I tell you how psyched I am to find a scarf that isn't as big as a tablecloth yet can fit on me as a belt? I received this scarf from cabi as a gift when I went to cabi Conversations and wear it quite often. It's also a nice length for my “sturdy” neck; often I can only tie once and look like a flight attendant or tie twice and look as though I am trying to keep my head attached. As you can see from this picture on Instagram, no flight attendant or “The Green Ribbon” going on!

10 Comments

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  • Liv July 27, 2017

    Love the nautical vibe with the stripes!

    Liv

    http://livforstyle.net

  • Kris July 27, 2017

    I like that you are wearing the jacket with the sleeves pushed up, but do you have a trick for getting them to stay pushed up? I’m never able to do this with jackets or sweaters, and rolling just doesn’t have the same casual cool.

    • Allie at Wardrobe Oxygen July 27, 2017

      This one is easy because it is stretchy ponte but the seaming on the cuffs holds things in place. I usually can only push up with stretchy jackets and my fuller forearms keep them in place.

  • Jennifer Williams Porter July 27, 2017

    My problem with Cabi is the expense for items that I feel I can find elsewhere for less cash. That, as well as the fact the consultant usually doesn’t have everything i’m interested in in my size. As you own this jacket, would you say it’s worth $169?

    • Allie at Wardrobe Oxygen July 27, 2017

      I do think it’s worth $169. The fabric is a nice quality, the details are impeccable, it’s well crafted, the buttons alone must be worth a lot. With stylists not having a good size range, that’s a real problem and I think stylists likely would be more successful if they took the time and the inventory to style a broader range of people. It’s easy to dress a mannequin, harder to style curves but if you do the research, you can get some Curvy fans for life.

  • Nancydrew July 27, 2017

    Those Cabi jeans look fabulous! I would never guess they were a kick flare.

  • Patricia July 27, 2017

    You’re inspiring me to get my white jeans out of the hidden depths of my closet and WEAR them. I try them on timidly and feel like I look fat. Hell with that nonsense!

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