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 Neha Gandhi December 11, 2017 at 7:07 pm

    Loving all the details of this look. The shoulder detail of the jumper and the red earrings are just amazing,. the pop of red earrings is so striking . Love Love Love.

  • Reply Kim December 11, 2017 at 6:54 pm

    I love that your lip color matches your earrings! And those shoes are to die for!


  • Reply Mercy December 11, 2017 at 5:24 pm

    Love the shoulder detail of this jumper and the red earrings are definitely a scene stealer.

  • Reply beautygirl24 December 11, 2017 at 5:23 pm

    Love this! It’s a simple outfit but the attention to detail makes it feel extra special. Casual chic is how I like to dress so this is right up my alley!

  • Reply Molly Hogan December 11, 2017 at 5:14 pm

    Loving these tips!



  • Reply hena tayeb December 11, 2017 at 4:32 pm

    Such a cute outfit.. love the details

  • Reply Luci's Morsels December 11, 2017 at 3:50 pm

    These tips are perfect for making an outfit special! Love the suggestion of adding a print to a neutral outfit, such a great way to make a look stand out!

    Luci’s Morsels | fashion. food. frivolity.

  • Reply Lauren Oliver December 11, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    This outfit is too cute & couldn’t agree more with your tips! I recently started getting into wearing lipstick colors (aside from nude), and was so surprised and how it instantly changes an outfit – especially red!


  • Reply Akaleistar December 11, 2017 at 2:33 pm

    Fab tips! I love the red lip and earrings 🙂

  • Reply Kathryn December 11, 2017 at 2:27 pm

    Wow, those earrings are fabulous! I love the color and the unique shape they are, too. Thanks for sharing all these great tips Amy Ann!

    Kathryn •

  • Reply The Fashion Folks December 11, 2017 at 1:54 pm

    The leo boots are so cute to the color scale, adore your styling babe! Xx

  • Reply Liz H. December 11, 2017 at 1:51 pm

    This outfit is way cute! I love the pops of red!


  • Reply Lisa @ Daily Style Finds December 11, 2017 at 1:06 pm

    Just that little bit of red – and it makes the whole look just “pop”. And, I love the leopard booties, too.

    Daily Style Finds

  • Reply Lorena Lorena December 11, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    Oh wow – I never thought earrings and lipstick could make such a grand statement ! You’ve proven me wrong.

  • Reply The Adored Life December 11, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    I have a red pair of tassel earrings and I swear they are my secret weapon for winter outfits!

    The Adored Life

  • Reply Lena Juice December 11, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    love these earrings so much 😉 you look great as always!

  • Reply Carly December 11, 2017 at 12:33 pm

    It’s the perfect winter outfit for warmer weather! You look fabulous and the red earrings and leopard booties are the perfect additon

    Have a great week!
    Carly at A Modern Mom Blog

  • Reply Lyddiegal December 11, 2017 at 11:34 am

    Your leopard booties are fabulous, and such a fun touch to the whole look!

  • Reply merel December 11, 2017 at 10:49 am

    What a gorgeous look! Love your shoes. They are so cute.

    X Merel

  • Reply Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom December 11, 2017 at 10:24 am

    I’ve been wanting to get a pair of leopard booties… I have leopard sandals, slip ons, etc… need the boots! 🙂 I really love the red lippy and earrings… def. makes the outfit pop!


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