Amy Ann Arnold (29) documents her outfits over at Straight A Style. She lives in Tulsa, and works as an Admissions and Enrollment Coordinator for a university. She is a true dress gal with an amazing frock collection. Amy Ann’s style is on trend with boho, romantic and edgy influences. She likes neutral colours, versatile pieces that she can mix and match, and uses footwear to add extra sass.
“I always find defining my style difficult. What I love most about fashion is the ability to express yourself differently on any given day. Sometimes I am more polished and professional. Other days I feel more bohemian or edgy. In general, I stick to neutral colors, simple silhouettes, and small details or twists on classic pieces. I love adding fun shoes or a bag to an outfit, but my primary wardrobe is built to be versatile. My style has evolved over the years much in part to my blog. Actually seeing myself in my clothes has helped me determine the pieces that work and do not work. I’ve relaxed into who I am as a person, and I think my style reflects that.”
A girly white on white outfit that is crisp yet soft. The mesh insert pleated swing skirt provides great structure. A clever juxtaposition against the soft fabric of the blouse with its subtle puff sleeves and round collar. The self-colour stripes in the skirt and vertical detailing on the front of the top create tonal textural interest. The interchangeable black bow adds flirty dandy flair. Amy Ann’s black patent sandals add further graphic contrast. The thin ankle straps, together with the shorter skirt length and tucked top, create a long leg line. Big round sunnies and a simple gold bracelet finish off the look.
Amy Ann has an amazing frock collection. Here she’s sporting a fitted black and white knit knee-length dress. The graphic black and white stripe is fun in its own right, but adding a gilet creates even more outfit interest. The lightweight material allows her to layer without adding bulk, while the burgundy works well with the black and white. Belting the gilet accentuates our blogger’s waist. The oversized collar and asymmetrical hem create curves. The fringed clutch is a fun nod to ‘70s boho style. The high-heeled pointy toe booties provide modern sleekness.
Looking chic doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. Amy Ann wore this $20 Forever 21 jumpsuit to a black tie event! Not too oversized, and not too tight: it has the perfect amount of slouch, while the sleeveless V-neck style adds subtle allure. Pairing the cropped jumpsuit with black ankle strap sandals creates a long lean line. A few well-chosen accessories — a tiny gold clutch, an intricate cuff, and eye-catching ear cuff — add maximum festive impact. Bold fuchsia lipstick brings out Amy Ann’s beautiful green eyes.
Combining different shades of red makes for a flattering and fresh-looking colour palette. The maroon faux leather pleated midi skirt is a dramatic piece that works well on our 5’10” blogger. Tucking the romantic leaves print blouse lengthens the leg line, and emphasizes Amy Ann’s small waist. Opting for low-contrast footwear like these tan suede peep-toe booties also creates vertical integrity. Big tortoise-rimmed sunnies, a classic red leather tote, and matching lippie are the finishing touches.
Casual Boho Nonchalance. Amy Ann’s black V-neck dress with beautiful white embroidery has a breezy kaftan vibe that is perfect for warm weather. Earthy brown accessories and our blogger’s relaxed beachy waves add to the Boho feel. But she’s also added in some details that juxtapose cleverly with that ’70s vibe. The strict, square lines of her crossbody bag, for example. Or the polished shiny gold heel on the gladiator sandals that echoes the chain on the bag. Black nail polish, the black strap on her men’s watch and black with gold rim sunnies tie everything together.
Amy Ann often favours neutral colours and has a knack for creating visually interesting outfits with them. Here she’s turned a long gilet into a fashion forward look by wearing it as a dress. Simply layer it over a blouse, button up (and add a pin on the inside so it doesn’t fall open) et voilà. The heavy drape of the wool gilet and sleek leather pointy toe booties add a severity that contrasts nicely with the soft material of the feminine ivory pussy bow blouse (Amy Ann added the bow herself). The fringe clutch also makes a second appearance, and gives the look a playful touch. Our blogger’s soft blonde ‘do and bright lipstick finish off the look perfectly.
What do you think of Amy Ann’s on trend style? Let us know in the comments, and be sure to check out the rest of her outfits over at Straight A Style. Or browse her pinboards to find out what inspires her.