Three Ways to Make Your Outfits Pop

If you feel like your style is getting into a rut, you may wonder what you can do to make your outfits pop again. You can have fun and revamp your style without spending a lot of money. Here are a few great ideas to incorporate into your style routine.

1. Hit the Thrift Store

The thrift store is a great place to pick up unique items that will give your outfit that special edge that makes it clear they aren’t just factory-produced. Look for handmade items, clothing that is great for layering, and fun accessories at a very reasonable price. 

It may be hard to put together an entire outfit at the thrift store, but it is the perfect place to get a couple of cool items to accent your wardrobe.

2. Have Fun with Accessories

It can be too easy to fall into a routine with our wardrobe. We put on our clothes, grab the same bag we’ve carried for the last three weeks, and head out into the day. 

However, taking a little bit of time with your accessories can make a big difference in making your outfit stand out. Here are a few tips for making your accessories work for you.

  • Use contrast. A bright yellow purse with a blue dress can turn a very average outfit into something fun and exciting. A bright red belt on a plain black dress can make boring into stylish. Consider your shoes, your bag, accessories like belts and sunglasses, and other options for working contrast into your style.
  • Play with size. Play with size. A giant hat with a little dress has a playful effect. A tiny clutch purse with a big boxy dress shirt and shorts can be surprisingly flattering as well as creating a unique look. Experiment with the size of your accessories, whether it’s a statement necklace, oversized sunglasses, or a delicate silver bracelet, to add intrigue and personality to your outfit.
  • Invest in quality, but not too much. If you’re spending a lot of money for the highest quality accessories across the board, you won’t be able to have nearly as much fun accessorizing. Instead, choose one or two elements of your wardrobe to spend some money on and let the rest be playful.

3. Extend your Style

One of the best ways to make your outfit pop is to pull your style out of your clothing and accessories and extend it to yourself. Here are a few ways that you can spread style from your outfits into more aspects of your appearance.


Whether you want to go as far as dying your hair or you just want to use colorful accessories in your hair, you can use how your hair is styled and the colors used in it to pull colors out from your outfit or create contrast.


Having fun with your nails is one of the best ways to make your outfit pop. Great chrome or glitter nails are almost guaranteed to get attention. 

By using contrast in your nail color against your outfit or just drawing attention with sparkle, you can make your style extend all the way to your fingertips. Press on nails are a great way to play with your style week-to-week without damaging your nails or spending hours polishing them.

Have Fun Making Your Outfit Pop

Choosing outfits and accessories should be a lot of fun for you. If you’re struggling to make your outfits interesting and stressing out about having a boring wardrobe, it is time to put some fun into your style. 

Browse a thrift store, order some sparkly glitter press on nails, and play with size and color in your accessories to put your style over the top.

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