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Barbiecore is the Trend We’re All Highkey Obsessing Over Right Now

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With the release of Greta Gerwig’s live action Barbie film creeping closer and closer, the internet is looking back at the toy world’s original style icon for fresh fashion inspiration. Fondly dubbed as Barbiecore, the trend is set to be big this summer. Become your own Barbie Girl with our style edit below, featuring picks from Moschino, Apinal of London and Haus of Honey.

Everything You Need To Know About the New Barbie Film

Why Are We All Obsessed With Barbiecore?

When a live action Barbie movie was announced back in 2019 – with Australian actress Margot Robbie set to play the titular role – we fell headfirst into excitement. The film, which promises a more modern take on our favourite plastic heroine, is set to be released sometime next year.

Margot Robbie as Barbie in the Barbie film

© 2022 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved. Jaap Buitendijk.

But that won’t stop us from getting ready a little early. Cue Barbiecore, the trend taking over interiors and wardrobes this summer.

What is Barbiecore?

As the name implies, Barbiecore is ‘a girly aesthetic inspired by Mattel fashion doll Barbie’. Think back to the nineties and early noughties, when hot pink was the height of fashion, glittery butterflies were pasted on every surface and Barbie seemed to be starring in a new animated film every month.

And when it comes to style, we look to the doll in question. Barbie’s character is known for her sleek sense of fashion, adapting to trends while putting her signature spin on them. Whether she’s decked out in a glitzy ballgown, pulling on her favourite pair of rifing boots, fluttering her rainbow coloured wings or getting ready to hit the waves with surfboard in hand, there’s a Barbie look for every occasion.

@sherhymeswithorange come on barbie let’s go thrifting #barbiecore #barbiefashion #margotrobbie #slowfashionfucks ♬ Barbie Girl – Aqua

The underlying aesthetics of Barbiecore, naturally, are all things girly, cute, sometimes sexy and (of course) pink. Key staples of this trend take root in pieces like crop tops, tennis skirts, knee-high boots, slinky dresses, platform heels and even athletic gear. You can get an idea of what to expect wiht the hashtag #BarbieCore, which currently has over six thousand posts on Instagram and 9.6 million views on TikTok.

Ready to step into the world of Barbie? As always, keep the planet in mind when shopping. Re-wearing old clothes is the best way to be sustainable, but if you can’t avoid it then shop consciously at responsible retailers, as well as rental and resale sites.

Get The Barbie Girl Look

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Pink dress with black collar, cuffs and belt

Moschino

Bondage Buckle Ssilk Charmeuse Dress, £1,360, moschino.com

 

Beaded zodiac bracelets stacked on purple surface

Blueberry Milk

Zodiac Beaded Bracelet, £9.99, blueberrymilk.co.uk

Gold necklace with green, pink and blue charms

Mathe Jewellery

Eden Necklace, 60, mathejewellery.com

Pink checkered skirt

RIXO

Checkerboard Midi Skirt with Pleats, £175, rixo.co.uk

Pink butterfly crochet top

Cro-Che

Winged Butterfly Top in Pink, £65.50, cro-che.com

Pink swimming costume with midriff cutout

TRIANGL

Marvi-Momo Swimsuit, £129, triangl.com

Purple sunglasses

The Attico X Linda Farrow

Marfa Rectangular Sunglasses, £190, matchesfashion.com

Blue corset

Miaou

Campbell Corset in Slate, £275, miaou.com

Pink handbag

NEO87100

Alice Raspberry + Wine Handbag, £795, neo87100.com

Model in pink shirt and shorts set on the beach

Araminta James

Terry Shirt Set Candy Pink, $189, aramintajames.com

Long pink silk dress

Maison Essentiele

Pink One Shoulder Silk Slip Dress, £270, brownsfashion.com

Purple croc skin trunk bag

Aspinal of London

Trunk Bag, rent from £36, hurrcollective.com

Hot pink platform sandals

Haus of Honey

Pink Lacquer Doll 125 Platform Patent Leather Sandals, £640, brownsfashion.com

Pink bike shorts

The Elder Statement

High-Rise Ribbed Cashmere Bike Shorts, £177, matchesfashion.com

Model in Purple Jacket with Pink Faux Snakeskin Trim and Dusty Pink Fringe

MADSEVENTIES

Purple Jacket with Pink Faux Snakeskin Trim and Dusty Pink Fringe (Size UK10), rent from £32, rotaro.co.uk

Yellow Roller Skates

Moxi

Lolly Pineapple Roller Skates, from £349.99, slickwillies.co.uk

Pink, blue and purple buttefly clips laid out on blue table with white circular plate

MasukJewellers

6pcs Butterfly Decor Hair Clip, £10.99, etsy.com

Light pink bikini

Hunza G

Xandra Striped Bikini, £155, selfridges.com

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