What's 'Barbiecore?' What to know about one of summer's brightest fashion trends
Hello, hot Barbie summer.
Hello, hot Barbie summer.
From red carpets and runways to social media feeds, Barbie-inspired pink is undeniably one of this season's hottest hues.
Actress Florence Pugh also recently made headlines wearing Barbie's go-to color in the form of a sheer floor-sweeping Valentina gown as she attended the designer's fashion show in Paris, alongside other front row notables -- several of whom were wearing pops of pinks as well.
The popular color pick is naturally having a moment -- and it's timed perfectly with the buzz surrounding Margot Robbie’s upcoming live-action portrayal of the famed doll for the upcoming "Barbie" movie, slated to release in 2023.
Searches on Etsy for "Barbiecore" hot pink fashion-related items are up 35% in the last three months compared to last year.
"A much-welcomed mood-booster after the last few years, 'Barbiecore' is all about embracing vibrant hues -- particularly the doll's signature hot pink -- in everyday life," Etsy trend expert Dayna Isom Johnson said in a statement. "And with many nostalgic for simpler, sunnier, and more carefree times, it only makes sense that this '80s-inspired, unapologetically pink aesthetic is taking center stage as the 'it' style of the summer."
Barbiecore fashion isn't going anywhere anytime soon, and now is the perfect time to get in on the trend.
Whether you're looking to try a new head-to-toe pink look for summer, step into a new pair of power pink pumps or simply elevate your manicure with a few rich layers of hot pink nail lacquer, there's really no way to go wrong.
"Good Morning America" tapped Bustle's SVP of Fashion, Tiffany Reid, to curate some incredible looks and picks to help you step into Barbie's world in style.
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Look 1: Disco Barbie
Achieve this look by using different tones and textures to keep your look playful.
Look 2: Boardroom Barbie
When leaning into Barbiecore at work or in the office, Reid suggests opting for a skirt suit — make sure to pay attention to hemlines and heel heights to keep it office appropriate.
1.7 Inch Leather Hard Headband Wide Headband Padded Headband Hairband for Women (White)
Look 3: Kasual Ken
Mix and match casual pieces like hoodies and sweat shorts along with more polished pieces such as a crisp white button-down shirt.
Regent Regular-Fit Dress Shirt, Performance Non-Iron with COOLMAX®, Button-Down Collar Twill
- Brooks Brothers
More Barbiecore picks:
PAT McGRATH LABS MatteTrance™ Lipstick - Celestial Divinity Collection
- Pat McGrath Labs
Magenta “The Large Potter” Modern Acrylic Earrings, Statement Earrings, Acrylic Earrings, Contemporary Earrings
NEON PINK - One piece swimsuit - off shoulder Pink Swimsuit With One Shoulder Strap, Retro One Piece Structure Bathing Suit
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Editor's note: This story was originally published on July 12, 2022.