I think in capsules, and when a brand launches its latest collection I immediately think of ways to mix and match to create more style with fewer pieces of clothing. So when cabi released their latest collection I couldn't NOT create a spring cabi capsule wardrobe! For reference, visit my cabi capsule wardrobe for fall.
Thank you cabi for sponsoring this capsule wardrobe. While cabi provided the clothing and sponsored this post, I had full creative and editorial control.
A Spring cabi Capsule Wardrobe
Watching the fashion show for the Spring 2019 collection, I saw so many pieces that could live multiple lives. They could be styled for work, for a night out, or a casual weekend. So many fabrics that would be comfy when working from home but also glam up for Date Night. With just nine pieces of clothing and a few accessories from the Spring 2019 cabi collection, this spring cabi capsule wardrobe provides 18 different looks for day, night, weekend, and beyond.
Shop the Spring cabi Capsule Wardrobe:
belt | scarf | cropped blue jeans | skinny white jeans | navy wide-leg pants | white jacket | navy jacket | blue and white blouse | long cardigan | knit camisole | navy v-neck | chandelier earrings | short necklace | long pendant necklace | long multimedia necklace | pearl bracelet
Shop Additional Accessories Used in the Outfit Photos:
leopard scarf (last year from cabi; similar) | pearl earrings (last year from cabi; similar) | large silver hoops | gold hoops | gold bangle | slim gold bracelet | black hat | leopard pumps | black flats | black pumps | nude pumps
For size reference, I am wearing a size Large or 12 in all the items from cabi. I'd recommend if between sizes, go down a size for the cardigan and the blue jeans (I usually wear a size 32 in jeans and a Large or 14 Petite in tops, jackets, and dresses). Also please note I had the white jeans and navy pants shortened by a tailor and the blue jeans I DIYed them to make them an inch shorter (I am 5'3″).
Sample Outfits from the cabi Capsule Wardrobe
While I created over 17 outfits, it's easy to create additional looks. Add in a few wardrobe staples already residing in your closet and you could create dozens of looks that would be great now and into summer. While many looks feature heels, they would look equally as stylish with a lower heel or flat sandal. Many looks would also be great replaced with shorts, a skirt, or cropped lightweight pants to help it transition to summer. Below is a gallery of all the looks. Click on any thumbnail graphic in the gallery to see the full-size images and descriptions. Hover over the images to find arrows to advance and go back within the gallery. If there’s an ad in the way, x it out to read captions. Click the X at the top right of an enlarged image to close the gallery and return to this blog post.
With all my years wearing cabi, I have amassed quite a collection over the seasons. What's cool is cabi strives to have pieces from one season work with another. I have navy pieces from last spring and seasons prior that mix and match beautifully with items in this capsule wardrobe. When styling these looks I found many accessories from past cabi collections (like the leopard scarf I wore here and here, the pearl earrings I wore here) looked so great. There are many pieces from this current collection from cabi I can see myself wearing for many seasons to come. And like most cabi collections, I found it important to try on the pieces; items I swear weren't my style I loved once wearing them. The pieces are made to work with a variety of body types and live multiple lives in your closet.
I love a pair of crisp white jeans for spring and summer; they instantly brighten anything in your closet. Finding opaque white jeans that flatter aren't easy; the cabi High Skinny is close to perfection. Stretchy but they don't stretch out, skinny but not painted on, and no VPL (visible panty line). A white jean can be worn now with black boots and a black turtleneck, brown boots and a tan silk blouse with gold jewelry. And come spring and summer it's an instant way to make looks feel more dressy.
A hot trend this year is the varisty sweater. From Gucci to mall brands, you'll see this collegiate-inspired cardigan styled with jeans, skirts, and everything in between. cabi's Radcliffe Cardigan is right on trend with a mix of colors that will go with everything. Throw it on over a striped tee and your favorite jeans, wear it to work with navy trousers and a blouse, button it up as a tunic, wear it open, or tie it around your waist! I love styling this cardigan with leopard and other animal prints.
The Chance Wide Leg pants feel like you're wearing your favorite loungewear but dress up so nicely. They have a foldover waistband that hides under untucked knits, but I liked unfolding it to make a high-waisted look. I put on the Venture Blouse and pulled on the Chance Wide Legs and planned to fold over the waist but then stopped… with the waist up high it gave the effect of a jumpsuit! I kept it high with the Escape Tee; the tee has a V front and back so it easily can be made off the shoulder. Knotting the tee again gave a one-piece or jumpsuit effect.
I love creating capsule wardrobes because they help you see ways to wear things you already own in different ways. I truly believe you can achieve more style with fewer clothes if you make smart purchases and look for pieces that can be styled at least three different ways. Thank you cabi for letting me play dress-up with your great Spring 2019 collection!