Winter to Spring Transition Outfit by Cabi
It’s that time of year – that in-between-seasons time when pulling together something to wear can create a dilemma or present a fun opportunity. I always enjoy creating Winter to Spring transition looks. Creating transitional outfits invites us to think outside the box, to wear colors that we haven’t worn for a long time, to rediscover pieces in our closets that we have forgotten about.
My recent attendance at a Cabi clothing party gave me a chance to freshen my look a bit and add a couple of items that will move easily from end of winter to spring.
The soft color of the top really evokes spring but the soft texture and long sleeves are just enough to stave off the chill of the cool mornings. Jeans are seasonless, but the lighter shade of denim and the fun details make me think spring.
Although I have known about Cabi clothing and the home party format that Cabi uses for a long time, I’d never been to a Cabi party before a few weeks ago. It was really fun! I met some interesting women and enjoyed the “fashion show” (not a true fashion show, but a showing of clothing collections in a small and intimate setting). Following the collection showing, guests were free to try on clothes.
Cabi presents a curated selection of clothes that could pretty much take you through the spring/summer or fall/winter season. There is a variety in styles, so there’s something for everyone.
I will acknowledge that this isn’t bargain shopping, but the clothing is premium quality, and I’ve heard very positive comments about it.
I settled on the two pieces I’m featuring here. There were a couple of other things I’d have loved to have, but my budget was successful in reasoning with me!
Cabi Serenity Tee
This top first caught my eye because of the springy color – they call it heliotrope. (I had to look up that one! Heliotrope is a flowering plant with pink or purple blooms.)The shade of this top is between pink and lavender. The fabric is a super soft knit – which was the deal closer. The style, with kind of drapey “bat wing” sleeves and a long bodice that can be scrunched up so it’s not so long, as well as front tucked, makes it really versatile and easy to wear.
I kind of hate the photo showing the top pulled down full length, but I wanted to show the full length of the top.
Price of top: $84
Cabi Button Fly Skinny Jeans
These button fly jeans reminded me of the 70s! They are really different from any other jeans I have. I love love the button fly. The braided waistband is also a really fun detail. And the really subtle distressing is trendy. The jeans are impressively comfortable – lots of stretch, but they really held their shape throughout the day. I’m hoping that when I shed the few extra vacation pounds I won’t wish I had a smaller size.
Price of jeans: $139
Here are the two pieces that I bought – online catalog photos.
It seems that Cabi clothes are a tad generously sized. I have a size small in the top and size 6 in the jeans. These are both typical sizes for me, but the fit of these items are a little roomier than other brands.
As far as I know, you can shop Cabi directly on their website as well as through a consultant. There’s a way to locate a local consultant on the site if you don’t already know one. If you want to host a party, there’s a discount on clothing of 50%, but I’m not sure what amount in sales get you a specific quantity of clothes. There’s also a Cabi outlet store in an outlet mall in my area (Napa). I was there once and I think they carry past seasons’ styles. I stumbled upon it a few years ago while shopping with a friends and the selection was really good even though the styles weren’t from the current line. I don’t know how many Cabi Factory stores there are, but if you find one, the prices are discounted.