Rachelle is an IT quality assurance analyst who lives in South Florida and documents her outfits over at Pink Sole. She is a Modern Classic dresser who likes to experiment with trends. She also likes to wear flats. Her style is relatable, fun and feminine. Gold-toned jewellery, her fab short ‘do and red lipstick are part of Rachelle’s signature look. You’ll also see lace, stripes and colour represented abundantly in her happy outfits.
“Over the last 5 years I feel like I became more comfortable with my personal style, meaning I know what I like and I just go for that. I would say my style is feminine and classic with a twist. I’m not 100% percent trendy but I do think dressing up should be 70% comfort and 30% fun. You are a lot more confident when you are wearing clothes you love and perfectly comfortable in. So for me it’s all about finding that happy medium.”
Stripes and animal print make for some sassy pattern mixing. Rachelle is wearing a tailored striped button-down tunic over deconstructed skinny jeans. The dressy integrity of the tunic is a fun juxtaposition with the casual jeans and sneakers. The bright blue with white stripe feels fresh for Summer, and looks beautiful paired with the tan crossbody bag and leopard sneaks. Rolling the jeans showcases fun peds. Mirrored sunnies, a two-toned wrap bracelet and rose gold watch add shiny polish.
Pairing this asymmetrical hemline wrap skirt with a simple tank lets the interesting design do all the talking. Tucking the top creates a long lean line and ensures that the tank doesn’t interfere with the tie knot. The crisp white makes the yellow skirt look extra sunny. Rachelle’s love for gold-toned jewellery is in full swing with fun arm candy and an arrowhead pendant necklace. A pair of simple flat sandals further emphasizes the breezy vibe of this Summer look. Rachelle’s compact crossbody bag comes out to play again, and complements the tan sandals perfectly. Our blogger’s signature short curls, beautiful smile and bright red lipstick are the fabulous finishing touches.
When asked for her top tips for hot weather dressing, Rachelle replied:
“Dressing up for warmer weather is my favorite, I’m an island girl. My top 2 tips are: Choose the right fabrics. Breathable light and airy fabrics will always allow you to stay cool and be comfortable in your clothes. (Comfort is a big deal to me, why wear something you are miserable in?) And less is more, keep your outfits simple and jazz it up with fun accessories to give it personality.”
A pretty empire-waist tunic top is the star of this Boho Lite outfit. The lightweight tunic with its puff sleeves and on trend tassel closure is a great piece for the mild South Florida Fall. 5’4″ Rachelle is wearing it over mid-blue stretchy ankle-length skinny jeans. The vertical stripes draw the eye up and down, and help elongate the outfit. The quilted blush crossbody bag with gold chain strap echoes the blush stripe in the tunic. Our blogger’s bright red Rockstud flats create colourful contrast. Rachelle has picked eye-catching lace filligree chandelier earrings, gold bracelets and watch, and dark red lipstick as the feminine finishing touches.
How flirty fun is this flutter-sleeved off-the-shoulder top! Rachelle has paired it with cut-off denim shorts in a super casual outfit that screams high Summer. The loose-fitting drapey silhouette is a breezy option for hot weather days. Our blogger has added an interesting choker (it is layered with a charm necklace) to fill in part of the neckline. Ankle strap suede espadrille wedge sandals create textural interest. The cognac is low contrast with Rachelle’s skintone, which lengthens the leg line. As you can tell from these outfits, her crossbody bag has a high remixability factor. Deep red lippy, tortoise-rimmed sunnies and signature exuberant arm candy party are the accessories of choice. Fun detail: the non-matching polish on Rachell’s finger and toenails.
Here, Rachelle used another fab off-the-shoulder top — that is both structured and drapey — to put together a polished smart casual outfit. She is sporting white skinny jeans with the striped cotton blouse. The elastic neckline is a statement detail that looks gorgeous with our blogger’s fab shoulders and short ‘do. The tan sandal booties with high block heel are modern and streamlined. Rachelle has kept the leopard print clutch, round tortoise sunglasses, stud earrings and long triple tassel necklace in the brown and gold colour family. This gives the outfit a luxe feel, and makes the crisp white and blue stand out even more.
Rachelle has dressing for the tropical Florida climate down pat. She also loves lace and considers a little white dress an essential for her wardrobe. Here the two come together in a casual Sporty Luxe look built around a white lace appliqué A-line dress with nude underlayer. The romantic lace creates a modern juxtaposition against the gold with white leather and suede sneakers. When it gets a little chilly to wear the spaghetti strap dress on its own, Rachelle throws over a cheeky denim jacket that adds extra pizzazz. Her bowling bag complements the nude underlayer of the dress brilliantly. And look at the rose gold studded bottom. Fab detail! As always, our blogger’s jewellery game is on point with gold pavé ear climbers, a double wrap bracelet, gold rings and half moon pendant.