A Pop Of Print: How Adding A Print Can Make Any Outfit Pop

 

IMG_3273-1.jpgThe Look:

Top:  Ann Taylor Spring Leopard Coat/Topper

Top/Bottom:  Jill Jill Stuart Strapless Jumpsuit; Additonal sizes available here

Necklace:  Fringe Necklace Old, Similar here

Shoes:  Guess Skin Print Pump (Old); Similar here; (Also love this shoe here)

Bag:  Blush Crossbody Bag Old; Similar here

The Look For Less:

Top:  Sienna Collarless Jacket Leopard Print

Top/Bottom:  Love Strapless Jumpsuit; (Also love this one here and here)

Shoes:  Charlotte Russe Python Print Pump

Necklace:  Charlotte Russe Hammered Golden Collar Necklace

IMG_3302-1.jpgBag:  Forever 21 Faux Leather Flaptop Crossbody In Blush

If you’re finding yourself getting a little bored with some pieces in your wardrobe, and you are looking for ways to “Style it Up,” and make certain items more fashion forward, adding a pop of print or texture can do the trick.  Last week, I played with a pop of color, and this week, I’m adding a pop of print…animal print that is.  If you’ve been reading my blog since its inception, you have surely been introduced to my love for leopard print, and today I’ll share how adding a print of any kind can make an outfit pop.

Here’s how adding a print can make any outfit pop:

1.  A print refreshes an outfit – Adding a pop of print can quickly refresh a basic outfit, and make something old look new and stylish.

2.  A print makes an outfit interesting – When you think of a well put together IMG_3267-1.jpgoutfit, most of us think of similar colors, basic styles, and very little prints or patterns.  Well, when looking to make a basic outfit fabulous, think just the opposite, and add a pop of print.  The print not only makes an outfit more interesting, it uses the basic pieces as an anchor to give the outfit a pulled together look.

3.  A print makes a fashion statement – When styling an outfit, our goal is to make the outfit look current and fashionable.  Adding a print will not only make an outfit standout, but when done at a level that reflects your personal style, it will also demonstrate some fashion savvy, and give your look a greater sense of style.

4.  A print can make an outfit look expensive – When putting an outfit together, we all want it to look great, without breaking the bank.  Adding a print to an outfit can give it the appearance of costing more than it actually did because prints can have a designer look and feel, and they can easily pass for designer pieces.

As I mentioned earlier in this post, and in previous posts, one of my favorite prints is leopard print.  The print is classic and chic, and it can be worn in a variety of ways, with a variety of colors.  The great thing about leopard print is that it can easily be considered a neutral for styling purposes, while still giving IMG_3298-1.jpgyour outfit that head turning appeal.

In my look today, I paired this spring leopard print coat/topper that I simply love, with the blush strapless jumpsuit for an event.  The leopard print coat is just perfect for this time of year, and the fabric is great for even wearing on a cool summer night thrown over the shoulder.  The thing I love most about the leopard coat/topper is it’s versatility.  I can definitely wear the coat/topper with a dress, skirt, pants, and jeans.  The jumpsuit is also a favorite item in my closet.  It’s comfortable and easy to wear, because it requires no additional styling other than adding a necklace if you like.  It can be worn with heels for a more dressed look, or with flats for a more casual feel.  Lastly, I added another print with the shoes.  A very subtle, neutral snake print shoe was easy to add to this outfit to keep a pop of print going once the coat/topper was removed.

To learn more about the pieces in this look or less expensive/alternative pieces, click the IMG_3284-1.jpglinks above in the “The Look,” and “The Look For Less” sections at the beginning of this post.  You can also visit the shop fashion page here.

Also, be sure to check out the Shop Sales and Promotions page here.  New partner sales and promotions have recently been added, and they may help you save a little on your spring and summer shopping.

Happy Monday, and as always thanks for reading!

 

 

 

 

 

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14 Comments

  1. Monica
    March 30, 2015 / 6:21 pm

    Kristi

    I LOVE the jump suit , they are back in style. The color is beautiful (salmon pink) , that’s my favorite.

    • Lulu With Grace
      March 30, 2015 / 6:34 pm

      Thank you Monica for your comment! I am loving jumpsuits these days, and I’m so happy they are on trend now. Pink is one of my favorite colors too, especially this time of year. I hope you visit the blog again soon!

  2. Shannon
    March 31, 2015 / 11:04 am

    OMG!! I Love Love this entire outfit from head to toe!! I have to have it all :-). I can’t stop visiting your blog, it’s definitely one of my favorites.

    • Lulu With Grace
      March 31, 2015 / 11:11 am

      Shannon,
      Thank you very much for your comment! I am so happy you like the outfit and my blog, and I hope you continue to visit. Have a great day!!

    • Lulu With Grace
      March 31, 2015 / 1:53 pm

      Thanks so much Rachel!! I really appreciate your comment!

  3. David
    March 31, 2015 / 2:04 pm

    Well, I know this is probably a first for your blog, a man leaving a comment, but I received an e-mail from my wife today with a link to your site. The e-mail just said “Leopard Coat”. Her birthday is coming up in a couple of weeks, and I guess I better get this coat (smile). I just wanted to thank you for making shopping for her birthday easy for me. I always have a hard time figuring out what to get her, and your blog definitely helped this year.

    • Lulu With Grace
      March 31, 2015 / 2:10 pm

      Hello David,
      Thanks so much for sharing this story on my blog! I absolutely love it, and I really appreciate your comment. I’m happy Lulu With Grace made birthday shopping for your wife easy for you. I’ll definitely have to use your wife’s approach :-).

    • Lulu With Grace
      April 2, 2015 / 10:57 am

      Thanks so much Coco! All the Best!! xx

  4. Renee
    April 3, 2015 / 5:05 pm

    I really need this piece in my life, its beautiful..

    • Lulu With Grace
      April 6, 2015 / 10:22 am

      Thank you very much! All the best!!

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