how to style a statement piece

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Do you ever look at a really bold piece, like a funky shoe or a really amazing but kinda loud necklace or even a bold lip color and go, “okay I LOVE this, but how do I style it so that it stands out, or so that my whole outfit isn't totally overpowering and loud?”

I'll admit right now that I'm not a professional stylist. A professional deal finder with a lot of clothes? Yes, ha. But not a professionally trained stylist. However, I feel like I've figured out what works and what doesn't for my own style, and the conclusion I've come to is if you're going to pick out a statement piece, something bold and showy, let that piece steal the show. Don't add competing elements to your outfit that will distract from the piece you're in love with!

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When I found these Kate Spade Lilo Pouf suede pumps I was pretty much dying and knew they belonged in my closet! They totally remind me of a Christian Louboutin with the cut of the shoe for a way lower price tag.

But I immediately hesitated because they're definitely the type of shoes you want to wear with the right kind of dress or they would just look silly. I searched and searched and found this Ted Baker embellished dress that I hoped would go perfectly with the shoes and I was surprised when I loved them even more than I hoped with the dress!

I also love that this dress has just the right amount of sparkle so that you can totally skip jewelry. A simple earring or necklace would be okay, but I liked just wearing the dress with the embellished neckline alone, especially with these shoes!

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embellished dress // bag // pouf shoes

Thanks Neiman Marcus and Shopstyle for sponsoring this post!

Corrine Stokoe

Corrine Stokoe is a blogger, podcaster and content creator behind the brand Mint Arrow. She and her husband Neil live in South Orange County with their 3 little girls and baby boy, she runs her blog and business with 7 team members, where they find the best daily deals and share favorite finds in fashion and beauty. They also run a podcast called Mint Arrow Messages. Mint Arrow has been featured in Forbes, Women's Wear Daily, Business Insider, The Wall Street Journal, AdWeek and Allure. Corrine is passionate about sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ as often as she can and teaching others to use social media for good.

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