#HERSSENTIAL: The Biker Tee

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Minimale Animale bikini top| Reworked ’00s Harley Davidson muscle tee | Creepyyeha belt | Reworked Levi’s shorts

What’s up, Varinaders? It’s Happy Hump Day!!! My #wcw, Lana del Rey, once said that we can just ride. (Technically, I’m paraphrasing her lyrics, but you get the vibe…) Ever since that crazy ass music video of hers featuring old bearded biker dudes, I was super fixated on the whole concept of Miss del Rey’s desire for freedom. In that case, the biker gal image really fits with the whole concept right.

Truth be told, I really don’t ride motorcycles, but it reminds me a lot about that one time when I rode on one with my dad in Bali about 5 years ago. Anyways, if there is something I can’t live without in my closet now, it’ll be my beloved Harley tee, which I bought at the Melrose Trading Post in Los Angeles.

Initially, the tee was just a regular ‘ol basic one with sleeves and errthang. Then, I decided to cut it up by making it low-cut, cropped and sleeveless. Think of it as a sexy muscle tee, dude! Since it’s THE perfect summer staple, I can’t wait to show you how I rock it.

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Tory Burch clutch | choker (worn as bracelet) | Tod’s sneakers

Before I continue, no outfit can be on lock without a few essentials. 😉

A) The Lace-Up Bikini Top

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Okie dokes, the lace-up bikini top may sound like it’s wayyyyy more appropriate for the beach, but don’t let that restrict you. If you can’t be bothered to buy a lace-up top, try getting a lace-up bikini top that allows you to tie it into a choker. Two trends in one is basically tops. It’s perfect for the lazy girl who can’t fuck with jewelry.

B + C) Belt and Clutch

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When in doubt, pile up on some accessories! Trade a cross body bag for a clutch AND a killer belt. When you’ve got a biker tee with cute shorts, these things class up the tough girl look. In fact, it’s so easy to wear this in the day and later, transition well into the evening with your girls at Catch!

C) White sneakers

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Last but not least, the white sneaker is to DIE FOR!! Not only can it piece the outfit together, it’s a MUST MUST for every girl in the city. As a NYC resident, I need to keep my feet comfy when I’m walking 20+ blocks everyday. Thankfully, these Tod’s do city style justice. And on top of that, it can totally anchor the biker tee into an everyday look.

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Tell me, how would you rock your favorite tee?

All photos by Hallie Geller

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Michelle Varinata

Dreamer. Seeker. Achiever. Is there any other word that can't describe me? Born in Jakarta, raised in Singapore and educated in Los Angeles, I was bound to trot around the globe one #ootd at a time. While fashion has been a top interest, I also enjoy pop culture, beauty and traveling. Whether it be a fashion show, DIY-ing the latest catwalk-inspired accessory or going to a music festival, there is nothing that I can ever miss out in life. Hence, #LivinLaVariNaDah is born from the desire to not ever FOMO again!

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