Look: Melissa Wood-Tepperberg Stuns in Chic Black-on-Black Outfits

The 2023 SI Swimsuit rookie knows what color palette works for her.
Melissa Wood-Tepperberg

Melissa Wood-Tepperberg.

Melissa Wood-Tepperberg has created a business around health and wellness, but the 2023 SI Swimsuit rookie also knows a thing or two about fashion. While Wood-Tepperberg has shown off several dazzling and sparkly dresses on Instagram lately, it’s clear that she favors basic black.

In a Jan. 28 post, the 40-year-old mom of two showed off several monochromatic outfits that were super chic, from a lacy Ronny Kobo top paired with a leather jacket and cargo pants to a long-sleeved mini dress accessorized with leather gloves and thigh-high Jimmy Choos.

“When in doubt, black on black 🖤,” Wood-Tepperberg advised her one million IG followers in her caption.

Other snaps in the outfit carousel post showed the fitness influencer as she modeled several other looks, including a designer menswear-inspired blazer with gold buttons, a fringe jacket paired with a bra top and a sheer two-piece Dolce & Gabbana set. A close-up profile shot showed off layers of earrings in Wood-Tepperberg’s ears and her hair in a classic up-do as she posed in front of an assortment of sunglasses and necklaces displayed on a wall.

Fans chimed into the comments section of Wood-Tepperberg’s post with lots of flame and heart-eye emojis, while others agreed with favoring an all-black wardrobe.

“Especially when traveling w a carry on … everything matches ;),” wrote one person, while another added, “🖤🖤🖤🖤ALWAYS.”

“Ok Carrie Bradshaw bringing looks!! 👀🔥❤️,” piped in one follower, while another applauded Wood-Tepperberg on her outfits by adding, “On black on black. Lookin’ 🔥 as always.”

Meet Melissa Wood-Tepperberg—read the 2023 SI Swimsuit rookie’s full feature profile here.

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Cara O’Bleness


Cara is a trending news writer/editor for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit. A passionate writer and editor with more than 10 years of experience in print and online media, she loves storytelling and believes that words have the power to change the world. Prior to joining the team, Cara worked as a writer and editor across a number of content verticals, including food, lifestyle, health and wellness, and small business and entrepreneurship. In her free time, Cara loves reading, spending time with her family and making her way through Michigan’s many microbreweries. She is a graduate of Michigan State University's School of Journalism.