18 ways to embrace the Barbiecore mania – for under $300
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First there was normcore, then there was cottagecore. There was even goblincore. And now the new ‘core’ of the moment is here, and it’s the ultra-feminine, playful and unexpected aesthetic you never knew you needed. (Probably our favorite “core” to date, TBH.)
We have a few people to thank for this dynamic trend. First, there’s Greta Gerwig’s long-awaited Barbie movie, starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling, is already a viral sensation, though it’s not slated for release until 2023. base.) There’s also Valentino’s “pink-out” collection, which celebrity ambassadors for the fashion house – like Anne Hathaway, Florence Pugh, Zendaya and Sebastian Stan – paraded around the
Barbie world via everything from sky-high fluorescent platforms to magenta lows.
Of course, I would be remiss if I did not mention the iconic Barbie doll herself, who debuted in 1959 after designer Ruth Handler noticed a gap in the doll market once dominated by paper dolls. and babies. Barbie dolls produced by Mattel would eventually dominate the childhoods of fashion-loving kids, myself included – which is probably why this trend feels so nostalgic, so intimate, so comforting. Even if it’s a bit kitsch and noisy at the same time.
Whether you love Barbiecore or hate it, one thing is for sure: it’s anything but boring or beige. Barbiecore ushers in an era of pure, pure, dopamine-inducing fun. And, no, you don’t have to star in a Hollywood production or have a Valentino budget to follow the trend.
Below, find 18 Barbie inspirations, high-pink pieces – all under $300 – that will make you feel like a total doll.
Moon Dance Bec + Bridge strapless dress$280
Good news: Bec + Bridge’s best-selling strapless dress is now back in stock, just in time for the Barbie craze.
Reformation Isles linen dress$248
This soft linen dress with scalloped details – in a sexy fuchsia hue, of course – is a
Barbie Dream House vacation essential.
AFRM Heston Vegan Leather Pants$78
Adopt a relaxed top model by combining these warm pants with a matching monochromatic knit, the top that accompanies it to transform it into a set or simply a basic t-shirt. In any case, it will be a big killer.
Year of Ours Johanna Rib Onesie$120
For when you feel like being Workout Barbie, this Year of Ours onesie is made from super soft ribbed fabric for ultimate comfort. (You can pair it with a long white shirt for days you don’t plan on hitting the gym either.)
PJ Salvage x Barbie Reloved dress$78
Loungewear powerhouse PJ Salvage literally collaborated with Barbie for bringing us a collection of curated, on-trend essentials, including this monogrammed “Barbie” dress you’ll never want to take off.
ASOS Pluto Platform Heels$63
Here’s a near-exact dupe of the internet-breaking Versace platforms (for a fraction of the price).
Out From Under Lovestruck Lace Corset$59
Urban Outfitters’ corsets and bustiers — meant to be worn as outerwear and not just in the bedroom — have gone viral on TikTok, and this bubblegum idea is very dreamy and fun.
Show Me Your Mumu DJ Flare Pants$168
Show me your Mumu Major jacket$188
Make a major statement with a matching pantsuit in the hue of the moment, or wear the pants and blazer separately to keep up with the trend.
Superdown Mallory High Neck Dress$88
Let’s go party. Whether you’re having an occasion or just a night out with Ken, this figure-hugging number is perfect with pink accessories for a monochromatic look – or keep it toned down with nude or metallic accessories.
Anthropologie Puff-Sleeve Knit Sweater$98
Trust me: Barbiecore isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, so now’s the perfect time to snag a chunky hot pink knit to rock fall and winter. (And the versatile cardigan silhouette also makes a perfect layer for spring and summer. Basically, it’s your new play date all year round.)
Missoma Squiggle Medium Wavy Two-Tone Enamel Hoop Earrings$149
Not ready to go the distance with Barbiecore yet? Slip on statement enamel earrings in a bright pink hue to test it out.
Melissa Candy Heeled Sandals$99
Elevate an everyday outfit with a cute pair of cotton candy sandals or pair them with a matching all-pink for a bold Elle Woods-approved ensemble.
By Far Rachel grained leather shoulder bag$174 (original $388)
No matter where you’re headed in your dream car, which may or may not be a neon pink convertible, it’s always a good idea to add a punchy accessory – like this on-trend By Far shoulder bag – to brighten up your look. any outfit. (Also, it’s mostly on sale.)
English Factory pleated with cutout detail mini dress$63 (original $90)
English Factory always comes in a pouch with light and colorful concoctions – and this mini cutout is sure to be something you’ll love dressing up in.
Rebecca Minkoff ruched clutch$98
It’s (probably) high time to mix up your clutch collection with something standout and sparkly, like this under $100 Rebecca Minkoff clutch with a chic fringed pom pom.
Alo Yoga Grand Slam Tennis Skirt$78
Game, set, game. Tennis skirts are all the rage — and whether you’re hitting the courts or just running errands, this pink packs a playful (and functional) punch.
LoveShackFancy Hessel Cat Eye Sunglasses$165
I can’t think of an accessory that Barbie herself would appreciate more than a pair of chic shades rendered in ballet slipper pink.
Angel Skates Sunset Pink Roller Skates$89.99
You’ve probably seen these viral clips of Margot Robbie skates in Venice, California, on the set of Barbie — and now you can really channel her look by rocking flamingo-colored rollerblades while doing cardio anywhere.
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