boho and biker collide |style|

Establishing a sense of balance in my wardrobe has been one of my greatest victories…

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…I have gone through every “fashion phase” you can think of & it has all served a cringe worthy purpose. I realized most importantly not to pigeon hole myself to a certain “look” because my style is constantly evolving.

For example, I don’t shop exclusively at 2 or 3 stores — I shop any & everywhere. Also, nothing is too preppy, too edgy, too boho, too biker, too cowgirl, too Olympic gymnast, etc. when you know how to balance out the item with other pieces. This may seem very self-explanatory but, ’twas not for this girl. There is a serious sense of satisfaction when you watch your style evolve into less & less of a train wreck.

These pants from Hudson are a good example. They have calf skin, quilted accents & a very biker vibe. I would usually wear them with a plain v-neck tee & go all “Grease is the Word” but I  wanted to find a top that would balance them out for a more “girly” look. I ran across this babydoll number & fell in love — the rest is history. This look is also a prime example of balancing price points. You don’t have to be dripping in designer labels to put together a cohesive ensemble.  Pants that might be considered a “splurge” + a $20 top. Score.

Hope this inspires you to find a little balance in your closet!

XX- Rachael Diane

Hudson Shelby Moto – In different color here, similar DKNY here, love these from Topshop here.

Similar white top here, one on sale here, obsessed with this one here.

Nectar Sunglasses in Clubby/Toke here. I love this brand so definitely check them out!

I made my flower crown at a workshop hosted by @thecreativesloft at @wynwoodyard, check them out on Instagram if you’re in the Miami area or for just beautiful images to drool over.

 

 

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2 thoughts on “boho and biker collide |style|

  1. Hey Diane!

    Outfit looks great. And I too try to do the “leather and lace” when I put together an outfit. It is a balsnce without looking like you tried too hard.
    I have a Forever 21 , $5 dress that I wear with a manolo sandal, and not top end designer head to toe.
    Some days, still, I get frustrated and mostly because I’m from the northeast and expect “Fall” and I feel certain pieces need to retire for the season. I’m working on my ever evolving “style”. And I need to be comfortable!

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    1. I totally understand! The only “rule” I constantly break is the old school “no white after Labor Day”.
      White is always acceptable in my book.
      I grew up in Virginia so I am no stranger to adapting to autumn. Weather can be frustrating & Miami has the opposite effect, when you want to wear fall attire you just can’t get away from the heat & constant summer theme so the shorts come back out & the boots stay on the shelf. It’s a constant journey for us all 😊 Thank you so much for visiting.

      — Rachael

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