Offset an outline, and draw it beyond the border edge.

      outline-offset: length | inherit ;

length - The distance the outline is outset from the border edge in px, pt or em (default=0).
inherit - Inherit the property from a parent element.

h1 { outline-offset: 2px; }
.emw3class { outline-offset: 1em; }

#emw3id { outline-offset: 5pt; }

Try it:

Outlines differ from borders in that they do not take up space, they are drawn above the content and extend out towards the margin.

(CSS 3) Browser Support: All major browsers apart from IE.

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outline-color - Color of an outline.
outline-style - Style of an outline.
outline-width - Width of an outline.
The CSS Box Model

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