The BARBIECORE Aesthetic, You Won’t Believe How Wearable it Is

WHAT IS THE BARBIECORE AESTHETIC?

In anticipation of Greta Gerwig’s Barbie (2023), a flurry of fuchsia and baby pink outfits saturate the looks of influencers and celebrities alike under the exceptionally fabulous title BARBIECORE! While the trend may come off as over-the-top or kitschy to some, you may not want to write off the color mania just yet. There’s a very good reason for the obsession, and it’s a lot more wearable than you’d think!

Want insight on how to creatively insert trend into your wardrobe? Check out Los Angeles Stylist Meg Gallagher’s expert wardrobe styling services here.

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Easy to Wear, Easy to Pair

The great thing about fuchsia is that it’s one of those insanely easy-to-wear colors that looks good on pretty much everyone. Yep, that’s right – Fuchsia is a mix of warm and cool, effectively allowing this universal color to work back to all sorts of skin tones and outfit combinations!
The fuchsia craze can be traced all the way back to Valentino’s AW22 Show. Much like their famously unforgettable Valentino Garavani Platform Pumps, the AW22 Show proved to be influential in it’s entirety – interchanging monochromatic black ensembles with head-to-toe fuchsia, which Pierpaolo Piccioli utilized to “intensify the senses”. 

The sweeter side of Barbiecore lies upon accents of baby pink, which serves as a less in-your-face alternative to the ferocity and strength of fuchsia. This “soft-side” approach to Barbiecore is great for those who want to add some excitement into their wardrobe without as much of the visual dominance.

Barbiecore In the Work Office

Mattel’s Barbie for President (2012), Business Executive (1992), Computer Engineering Barbie (2010), Veterinarian Barbie (1985), Architect Barbie (2011)
Fashion Editor Barbie (1960)

It’s no secret that Barbie has an extensive career history. Whether it’s becoming a computer engineer, architect, veterinarian, business executive or even President of the United States… Barbie shows a keen knowledge of power colors via eye-catching accent pieces and statement suits – ALL in her signature Mattel pink!

Channel Barbie’s occupational successes into your own work life via the form of a power suit, statement blazer, or pop of color in your outfit.

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Going Out in Barbiecore Aesthetic

Fuchsia’s ability to universally flatter and pair back to a multitude of colors makes this shade a great alternative to the LBD. And if you want to keep the black dress, try adding a fuchsia bag or shoe as a powerful accent piece! 

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Running Errands in Barbiecore 

Give your casual wardrobe some love with a pop of pink! Even a change as simple as replacing a hat, sock or tennis shoe with a pink alternative can create personality in your wardrobe that makes your errands or workout routine a little bit brighter.

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Barbiecore Clothes for Fall

Here are some pink and fuchsia outerwear outfit ideas that will lead you into Fall!

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How to wear Outfits with Fuchsia Bottoms

Here are some barbiecore aesthetic outfits we love that incorporate a pop color bottom. 

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How to wear Outfits with Fuchsia Tops

We love these outfits that show off a pop of color on the top!

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Shop Barbiecore Pieces We Love

These are the allstar pieces you can buy that will serve you WELL beyond the trend. Utilize these pieces as tribute to power in work life, a pick-me-up in your casualwear, and as added flair in your going out outfits. 

Classic Cotton Rib Cardigan
Satin Slip Skirt
Malibu Solid Surf Set
Zara Poplin Shirt
X REVOLVE Diana Gown
Tyra Knit Dress
Canyon Knit Tank
GANNI Pink Occasion Top Handle Bag
Zahara Blush Mini Feather Pouch
Vicenza Square-Toe Mules
Metallic Pink Boots
X FP Movement The Way Home Skort
Relevant Quarter Socks
Neoprene Knotted Headband
Charlize Valentino Dupe Heels
Le Specs X Missoma Scorpius Ridge Sunglasses
GANNI Cotton Canvas Cap
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