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It’s no secret that wearing pink on Wednesdays has been a thing for like, ever. But, from the moment I found out that there was a new Barbie movie coming out, all bets were off. I’ve been needing an excuse to wear exclusively pink without people looking at me as if I were a Toddlers in Tiaras prodigy, and now I finally have one.
Barbiecore is in full swing and sans the plastic (because, climate-change, duh) it’s fantastic. I chatted with our very own Maddy Paul, senior fashion and lifestyle content manager, to talk shop. And by shop, I mean how I could incorporate fuchsia bell-bottoms into my wardrobe on a weekly basis.
“Barbiecore has been around for a while, originally popularized by Valentino’s FW22 collection and subsequent slew of celebs in hot pink on the red carpet,” she says. I mean who could forget the chokehold Anne Hataway had on us collectively last year when she donned an entirely hot pink ensemble that quite literally catapulted us all into a coma? And if I learned anything from Miranda Priestly, I know that this color isn’t going away anytime soon.
While the color is obviously the main character of the Barbiecore trend, Maddy reminded me that it’s also the epitome of nostalgia for a lot of us. Bringing back childlike whimsy and references to different decades like 60’s suiting, 70’s bell bottoms, and even 80’s workout gear. And, TBH, if the Barbie movie performs half as well as the memes, it’ll breathe new life into the trend in a way that goes beyond just the hot pink color Pierpaolo Piccioli created with Pantone.
Back to the reason you’re here, the clothes. Maddy gave me a cheatsheet on exactly how to rock this trend without being cheesy, which knowing me, I would probably take it too far. And, because I’m just so kind, I’m sharing some of my faves.
Literally just add roller skates and you’re set.
Shop it: Court Dress, $108, Outdoor Voices
Maddy would personally would pair this with slouchy trousers to make it more modern, but I would totally go full-blown Barbie with a pink slip skirt.
Shop it: Endless Rose Scoop Neck Tweed Jacket, $140, Nordstrom
You just know Barbie has an arsenal of going out tops.
Shop it: Emmy Silk Top, $128, Reformation
Date Night Barbie
The rosette trend definitely overlaps with Barbiecore, especially in this more over-the-top rendering.
Shop it: Large Rose Appliquéd Top, $139, & Other Stories
Road Trip Barbie
You honestly can’t tell me this doesn’t look just like Barbie’s western outfit from the trailer.
Shop it: Jacksonville Cropped Jumpsuit, $218, Show Me Your Mumu
Wedding Guest Barbie
It is wedding season after all. This slightly ’80s inspired take on cocktail attire screams Barbie.
Shop it: Rhode Pia Mini Dress, $395, Saks Fifth Ave
I’m 98% sure this sweatshirt would heal my inner child and, ultimately, my hangover.
Shop it: Urban Renewal Remade Heart Tie-Dye Crew Neck Sweatshirt, $59, Urban Outfitters
Bonus points if you pair this set with a black and white striped swimsuit inspired by Barbie’s OG outfit.
Shop it: River Island Plus wide leg set in bright print stripe, $75, ASOS
Another throwback to the 80’s, but totally keeping it modern and wearable for today. Who doesn’t love denim?
Shop it: Women’s Sleeveless Denim Corset Top, $32, Target
Feature image credit: Warner Bros. Pictures