How to embrace the hottest trend of 2022: 'Barbiecore'
Come on Barbie, let’s go party!
The Barbie movie, or rather, on-set snippets from its filming may have popped up on your social media timelines over the last few months. Recently wrapping up production and slated to premiere next year on the 21st of July, the upcoming film has been one of the most talked-about movies online—and it’s not even out yet! With a stunning cast consisting of Margot Robbie as Barbie, Ryan Gosling playing Ken and assuming his “Ken-ergy", and notable actors such as Hari Nef, Issa Rae, and the much-loved Emma Mackey from Sex Education, we’re definitely going to be treated to a stellar performance of all things pink, pretty and beautiful...or will we?
Marking the doll’s 60th anniversary next year, the film centres around Barbie, who is expelled from Barbieland for not being perfect enough, and sets off on an adventure into the real world. Just like us regular folk, the blonde babe goes through some real-life challenges and we’re tagging along on an adventure to witness her solve them, and hopefully become a more wholesome person. As we know, Barbie always completes her missions looking stylish and chic. From being on-screen to being on the shelves of toy stores, the one thing that has remained consistent over the years is her knack for looking good. High heels, chunky pumps, tennis skirts, bridal gowns, and even collaborations with famous designers—there are too many fashionable moments to list down!
As listed on CFDA and Time, Barbie has collaborated with some very notable brands and designers, including the likes of Moschino, Burberry, Coach, Dior, Juicy Couture, Karl Lagerfeld, and Ralph Lauren. And that’s not all—we’ve seen real-life Barbie fashion moments, dubbed 'Barbiecore', taking place on and off the runways in recent months, from Valentino's AW22 Pink PP collection to Chanel's cosy countryside lineup, Kim Kardashian rocking all-pink Balenciaga outifts and even a cute retro moment by Anya Taylor-Joy in Dior late last year.
Since we do have a definitive date for the upcoming live-action Barbie movie, it is high time that we prepped our wardrobes so we’re ready to look like our both Barbie and Ken. Check out the items below.
Jacquemus Pink ‘Le Cardigan Alzou’
Revealing—but not too much. Channel your inner Barbie with this Jacquemus cardigan that comes with mother-of-pearl hardware, balancing sophistication with the right amount of playfulness.SHOP HERE
Gucci Pink Perforated G Platform Sandals
Platform sandals are always an in-season item during the summer months. With a rubber outsole and midsole, you can conquer any situation in these sandals.SHOP HERE
Valentino Garavani Pink One Stud Heeled Sandals
These Barbie-esque heels look like the original ones that come attached to your toys. Constructed out of leather and finished with a single stud that's signature to the house of Valentino, you’re signing up for a two-in-one deal with these!SHOP HERE
Eckhaus Latta Pink Lapped Minidress
Looking for a dress that’s all things pretty and pink? This Eckhaus Latta number is the answer to your question.SHOP HERE
A Better Feeling Grey and Blue Skye Sunglasses
Designed with dreamy sky blue frames and lenses, these sunglasses are a great way to tap into your inner Barbie.SHOP HERE
DOS Swim Multicoloured Bikini
Barbie loves a good pool party! If you’re looking for a bikini set that’s Barbie-adjacent, this is a pair that fits the vibes perfectly!SHOP HERE
Eckhaus Latta Red Cotton Shirt
Constructed with a jacquard knit graphic pattern all over, nail the Ken aesthetic in this red cotton shirt.SHOP HERE
Versace Pink Barocco Goddess Shirt
Now, if you really want to look like a true and true Ken doll, this bold Versace Barocco shirt is the way to go.SHOP HERE
Eytys Pink Harris Sweater
Dreamy, pink, white, and a great way to cover up after on cool starry nights, this cable-knit jumper is a great addition to your wardrobe for any occasion.SHOP HERE
Saint Laurent Black 402 Sunglasses
Angular and completed with blue lenses that complement the A Better Feeling sunglasses from above, here's the right pick if you want to go matchy-matchy.SHOP HERE
Double Rainbouu Black Night Swim Shorts
Swim the day away in these floral swim shorts that are a perfect representation of what a true Ken doll might wear by the pool.SHOP HERE
Alexander McQueen Blue Tread Slick Sneakers
This cool pair of McQueen trainers with a gradient outsole make the perfect pair for completing any Ken-inspired outfit.SHOP HERE
For more fashion stories, click here