Everything You Need to Master The Barbiecore Trend

August 2nd, 2022 at 11:00am
Everything You Need to Master The Barbiecore Trend

There is no doubt that the color pink has been established within the fashion industry as a symbol of creative confidence, and Barbiecore, the most recent trend to play with the magnetic hue does not stray far from the iconic image of its namesake that immediately comes to mind.  

Barbiecore is exactly what it sounds like. Rooted in an obsession with perfectly pink tones and glittering accessories, this latest fashion trend is all about channeling the iconic doll’s masterclass in feminine and playful style. One of the biggest catalysts for this fabulously fetching trend? The photos from Greta Gerwig’s upcoming film featuring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling swirling rapidly across the internet. 

Giving us a special look into Gerwig’s film (expected for release in 2023), the photos also give fashion devotees a taste of major Barbiecore inspiration. From bright pink flared pants and cowgirl hats to neon green roller blades and pink cadillacs, Robbie and Gosling perfectly embody the Barbiecore aesthetic we all wish to achieve. 

Characterized by the infusion of modern silhouettes and elements of Y2K fashion, Barbiecore can be found everywhere from the streets of New York and the feeds of Instagram’s most influential, to the runway collections of high fashion designers – most notably that of Pierpaolo Piccioli’s Fall 2022 Ready-to-Wear Collection for Valentino.

Intrigued? From pretty pink purses to magenta mini dresses, CF rounds up a list of essentials you need to perfect the Barbiecore aesthetic and Kacey Musgraves Met Gala look circa 2019. Ready? Come on Barbie, let’s go shopping.

Pink Platform Shoes

Think the Valentino Platform Pumps but on a budget. With these jaw-dropping shoes gilded in sparkles and pops of pink, you will basically be Barbie – if not better. 

Photo Via ASOS

ASOS Design Pluto Platform Heeled Shoes in Magenta

Available for $63.

Photo Via Macy’s

Macy’s Wild Pair Melborne Platform Sandals

Available for $60.

Photo Via Aldo

Aldo Yassu Flatform Wedge Sandal

Available for $80.

Photo Via Ego

Ego Oui Lace Up Extreme Wedge Open Toe Flat Sandal

Available for $34.

Photo Via Dolls Kill

Dolls Kill Baby Let ‘Em Talk Platform Heels

Available for $120.

Purses That Pop

We all know the power of a good purse, but a pink purse brings accessorization to the next level. While these purses definitely belong in Barbie’s closet, they never sacrifice functionality for fabulous style.

Photo Via Rebecca Minkoff

Rebecca Minkoff Ruched Clutch

Available for $98.

Photo Via Steve Madden

Steve Madden BPaula Pink Satin

Available for $73.

Photo Via Alter’d State

Altar’d State Howdy Beaded Crossbody

Available for $99.

Photo Via ASOS

ASOS Design Shoulder Bag With Crystal Strapping Detail In Pink

Available for $37.

Photo Via Lulus

Lulus Never Been So Chic Pink Satin Knotted Clutch

Available for $34.

Dazzling Eyewear

Whether or not you choose to wear sunglasses to protect your eyes from the sun, or simply because no outfit is complete without them, these sunnies are perfect for heading to the beach (or meeting up with Ken) in true Barbie fashion.

Photo Via ASOS

ASOS Design Rimless Mid Square Sunglasses With Star Detail In Pink Lens

Available for $22.

Photo Via Free People

Free People Sea Siren Polarized Sunglasses

Available for $40.

Photo Via Forever 21

Forever 21 Tinted Oval Sunglasses

Available for $8.

Photo Via Free People

Free People Sugar Oversized Square Sunglasses

Available for $25.

Photo Via Zara

Zara Ombré Sunglasses

Available for $18.

Hair Candy

Looking to elevate your locks? These hair clips and headbands strike the perfect balance between a touch sparkly and ready-to-party.

Photo Via Lele Sadoughi

Lele Sadoughi Magenta Metallic Confetti Knotted Headband

Available for $75.

Photo Via Forever 21

Forever 21 Floral Hair Clip Set

Available for $5.

Photo Via Shopbop

Kitsch Rhinestone Snap Clip Duo Set

Available for $24.

Photo Via Free People

Free People Lady Bow

Available for $16.

Photo Via ASOS

ASOS Design Diamante Headscarf In Pink

Available for $24.

Magical Mini Dresses

These mini dresses simply ooze Barbiecore. From florals to feathers, these looks make for the perfect Barbie-esque evening attire.

Photo Via Dolls Kill

Dolls Kill Sugar Thrills Baby Flirty N’ Thriving Marabou Dress

Available for $38.

Photo Via Nasty Gal

Nasty Gal Plus Size Satin V Neck Ruched Bust Mini Dress

Available for $84.

Photo Via Zara

Zara Satin Effect Mini Dress

Available for $50.

Photo Via H&M

H&M Ribbed Bodycon Dress

Available for $18.

Photo Via Princess Polly

Princess Polly Lennon Floral Mini Dress

Available for $65.

Mini Skirts Of The Moment

These mini skirts not only bring a feminine and flirty aura to any look, but they totally channel Sydney Sweeney’s custom Miu Miu look on the red carpet of the 2022 MTV Movie and TV Awards.

Photo Via Nasty Gal

Nasty Gal Feather Trim Bodycon Mini Skirt

Available for $94.

Photo Via ASOS

ASOS Design Knot Wrap Mini Skirt In Abstract Floral Print

Available for $35.

Photo Via Zara

Zara Draped Gingham Skirt

Available for $40.

Photo Via Cider

Cider Belt Detail Mini Skirt

Available for $30.

Photo Via Dolls Kill

Dolls Kill Sugar Thrillz Rich N’ Famous Mini Skirt

Available for $32.

Feature Images From Left to Right Via: Steve Madden, Zara, ASOS, Lele Sadoughi, Macy’s, Cider, and Rebecca Minkoff.