How to Make an Outfit Pop

December 11, 2017

I love this outfit. I’ve worn it in various iterations multiple times. Once exactly like this when we had some people over for dinner, once to church, and once to work with dressier black pants in favor of my jeans. It is essentially just a black and white outfit, but the details make it special.

My leopard booties are old, but remain a pair of shoes I reach for season after season. I highly recommend adding a leopard shoe to your wardrobe. I’ve linked a few similar options below. I snagged this sweater for $20 on Cyber Monday, score! It is currently on sale for $35.

How to Make an Outfit Pop

  1. Add statement accessories – My earrings easily steal the show.
  2. Consider a bold lip – I added a red lip to match my earrings.
  3. Think about a print – My leopard booties are the perfect pairing to this neutral outfit. You could also do a scarf or printed bag.
  4. Consider the details – Though this is just a cream sweater, the neckline and bow detail on the sleeves really makes it unique.

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  • Reply Jacquard Flower December 11, 2017 at 10:08 am

    Such great tips. I love the earrings and boots. Gemma x

  • Reply Whitney December 11, 2017 at 9:51 am

    I love a good pop of read and your earrings are perfect!

    Whitney & Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  • Reply Nina December 11, 2017 at 9:11 am

    You look gorgeous in this sweater , love your Gucci bag too.

    Nina’s Style Blog

  • Reply Karly @ Miss in the Midwest December 11, 2017 at 9:09 am

    That sweater is so pretty! Love the pop of red you added.

  • Reply Gold Coast Girl December 11, 2017 at 9:01 am

    Such great tips! Love your booties!

  • Reply Kate @ Green Fashionista December 11, 2017 at 8:54 am

    Loving everything about this look from the bold lip to the pop of leopard. So pretty <3

    Green Fashionista

  • Reply Rach December 11, 2017 at 8:06 am

    My favorite is the bold lips! I love how you incorporated both the bold lip and print! Those booties are amazing!

  • Reply Jodie Filogomo December 11, 2017 at 7:59 am

    I totally agree Amy—especially with the bold lip. In fact, I have to laugh in some of my photos, all you see are lips and teeth–ha ha!!! But it’s a great way to make the outfit pop!!
    And you are so gorgeous here—I am in love with those boots!!

  • Reply Mary December 11, 2017 at 7:53 am

    Amy Ann,
    These are great suggestions and I love that you are essentially wearing a classic look. I especially love the red earrings as accents and your lip color!

    Love, Mary

  • Reply Shauna C December 11, 2017 at 7:53 am

    Adding a bold lip is my favorite way to bring a little pop too! Especially around the holidays -xo


  • Reply Simone December 11, 2017 at 6:44 am

    Love how you styled your outfit with a pop of colour! Adding some colours to a neutral outfit totally elevates the look. Those booties are to die for.

    xx Simone
    Little Glittery Box

  • Reply Living on Cloud Nine December 11, 2017 at 6:19 am

    You are brilliant at finding just the right accessories!! LOVE and wishing you a beautiful week ahead!!

  • Reply Rachelle December 11, 2017 at 6:06 am

    You nailed it, perfect way to take an outfit from basic to fabulous.


  • Reply Jaymie Ashcraft December 11, 2017 at 5:59 am

    Love this!!

  • Reply Biana Perez December 11, 2017 at 5:54 am

    I love the pop of red and those booties – definitely great to make this outfit pop! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  • Reply One Swainky Couple December 11, 2017 at 5:42 am

    The earrings really do steal the show! Those are so cute! Red looks great on you!

    Katherine |

  • Reply Rachel McCarthy December 11, 2017 at 4:59 am

    These are definitely great ways to make your outfit pop! I love the bold red earrings with the red lipstick. It’s the perfect contrast with the black and white outfit. Happy Monday, Amy Ann!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde’s Moment

  • Reply Duchess of Fashion December 11, 2017 at 2:59 am

    You definitely made this outfit pop Amy! Love the tassle earrings and your Gucci bag!

  • Reply Natali December 11, 2017 at 2:18 am

    Oh yes, I agree, statement accessories and a bold lipstick are the “key” to make any outfit pop!
    You are looking beautiful and elegant in this monochromatic combo!

  • Reply Jane Fitfabfun December 11, 2017 at 1:16 am

    Such a beautiful look! Love the pop of red!
    xo, Jane

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