13 Barbiecore Essentials To Add To Your Wardrobe

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Say hello to Barbiecore, the aesthetic that embraces all things pink, sparkly, and fun. You may be wondering how this new trend came about. Well, it's safe to say that the upcoming 2023 "Barbie" movie starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling has something to do with it. According to Today, Barbiecore basically resembles everything related to the classic '80s Barbie doll: all things pink, neon accents, and fun accessories. Barbiecore can be classy, timeless, and even incorporate some classic Y2K styles as well. Basically, anything goes here — and we are totally loving this vibe.

Not only is the Barbiecore style trending online, but plenty of celebrities are also participating in the aesthetic. Multiple celebs like Khloé Kardashian and Conan Gray have shown up in their iconic pink 'fits, whether they are posing for Instagram, performing on stage at Coachella wearing matching pink outfits with Harry Styles (hi, Lizzo!), or just embracing the timeless Barbie doll look.

If you're drawn to this new aesthetic but don't know how to start embracing your inner Barbie style, allow us to give you the inside scoop on some of the essentials you'll need to complete the look. Let's take a look at 12 Barbiecore essentials to add to your wardrobe ASAP.

The perfect Barbiecore hat

Begin to embrace your Barbiecore journey by incorporating pink hair accessories, like hats, into your day-to-day outfits. Naturally, we've picked out some of the cutest ones for you. Whether you want to fully embrace Barbie with this embroidered trucker hat from Ocean & 7th, add some sparkle with this rhinestone visor from Shein, or keep it classic with a Shein pink bucket hat, there are plenty of Barbiecore-themed hats to choose from that totally match the vibe.

If you are unsure how to start incorporating Barbiecore accessories into your style, the easiest way to start is to add small amounts of color — primarily pink, of course. Fashion stylist Emily DeSimone said this can be done without making the overall aesthetic look too much like a Halloween costume, especially if you are just starting to incorporate bright colors into your wardrobe. "Accessory pops of Barbie pink are perfect," DeSimone said, per The Zoe Report. "You can add a shoe to an outfit or a really cute mini purse." So even if you want to wear an all-black outfit when you're out running errands, just a small amount of pink will still do the trick.

An all-pink outfit, naturally

First things first: It's good to start off with a strong pink base. This can be accomplished with an all-pink dress (whichever shade you please) or a fun two-piece outfit. Whether you prefer to incorporate pants, a fun flowy skirt, or a simple romper (like this adorable Karen Wrap Romper from Revolve) to keep you cool in the summer heat, pink is a perfect way to make a bold, Barbie-like statement. 

Depending on your skin tone, you may want to test out which shade of pink you feel fits best complements you. We've all seen the iconic pictures of Margot Robbie's version of Barbie (via Entertainment Weekly) for the upcoming movie, so why not replicate her exact outfit with a pair of fun flared pink pants like these SweatyRocks denim pants for a night out on the town? 

If you're not the biggest fan of pink, try to keep an open mind. Celebrity stylist Danyul Brown says you can accomplish Barbiecore with any look that is "bold, fun, and eye-catching." As Brown told Harper's Bazaar, there are "really no limits or guidelines to fulfill your Barbiecore fantasies, whether you opt for a dress, co-ord, suit, or even an accessory done in various shades of pink."

A pair of hot pink sunglasses

Next up, time to accessorize! One of the easiest ways to achieve the Barbiecore look is to style your outfit with a pair of fun and flirty pink sunglasses. This is important because, particularly in the summer, a pair of shades will complete any look. If you want to keep it classic Barbie, you can pick a pair of cute and simple heart-shaped sunnies like this option from the brand GIFIORE on Amazon. They are glittery, the lightest shade of pink, and even come in multiple colors if you are equally as obsessed with them as we are and plan to order more than one pair. If you're looking for a more versatile, high-quality pair that you can wear more regularly, these sunglasses from Le Specs are adorable and look like something Barbie would totally throw on for a day at the beach or a brunch date with Ken.

A pair of perfect pink earrings

Accessorizing is important when trying to re-create the Barbiecore look. If you aren't fully obsessed with all things pink and don't want to dedicate an entire outfit to it, little pops of it are the way to go. So naturally, you'll want to find the perfect pair of pink earrings that scream "I want to be Barbie when I grow up, always have, always will!"

Luckily, there are plenty of cute and cheap options that do a great job of complementing the Barbie aesthetic. If you're looking to add some fun to an outfit, this pair of pink lightning bolt clip-on earrings from Claire's will do the trick. (And there's even a matching necklace!) Of course, you can never go wrong with a pair of heart-shaped gold studs. This pair from Kendra Scott on Amazon is a dainty yet flirty accessory that will make the whole look come together. 

Just the right Barbiecore shoes

Of course, you'll need the perfect pair of pumps to complete any Barbiecore outfit. Whether you love to feel powerful in a pair of platform heels or just prefer a simple pair of flip-flops, there are plenty of ways to go about the shoe decision. If you love to have a bit more of a platform to give you more height, then these Barbie Glitter Jelly Block Heels from Forever21 are calling your name. Seriously, is this not what Barbie would wear every single day if she could? They even say her name on them! If you aren't the biggest fan of all things pink, you can choose other colors. A pair of minimalist chunky heeled boots (like this incredibly chic and cheap pair from Shein) or chunky white sneakers are a great alternative to break up all of the pink. 

A strong pair of shoes is the best way to embrace the empowering and bold Barbiecore look. According to the New York Post, fashion stylist Shea Daspin believes Barbiecore is about more than just dressing in all pink. "She represents ambition and female agency, and that can manifest in how someone dresses, or who they decide they want to become," she said.

An all-pink bathing suit for pool and beach days

If you thought you couldn't achieve the Barbiecore look while catching some rays on the beach or at the pool, think again. If you're looking to go full-on Barbie for a day of relaxing, sunbathing, and sipping the perfect pink lemonade, you'll need a classic pink bathing suit, like this one from the brand Tempt Me on Amazon.

Take your pool day to the ultimate next level with some iconic FunBoy Barbie-themed pool floats. Whether you want a giant Malibu Barbie golf cart, a classic pink and orange tube float, or a giant clear pink swan, there are so many fun ways to play real-life Barbie. Personally, we'd go with the giant Barbie beach ball with the matching bathing suit. Don't forget to grab your pink sunnies, and you've got yourself an iconic Barbie-themed pool day.

A pink dress to embrace all the summer vibes

Nothing screams Barbiecore more than the perfect summer dress. Whether you like a typical hot pink body-con dress for a night out or an elegant midi dress for dinner with your boo, there are plenty of styles that fit the theme. For example, this Baby Flirty N' Thriving Marabou Dress from Dolls Kill is exactly what Barbie would be seen in on a first date. This luxurious light pink dress with fur detailing is super elegant, and would look just right with a pair of matching earrings and platform sandals. You can even dress it down with a pair of sneakers. Not loving the dress vibe? You can always put together an outfit with a pink skirt, like this Split Hem Linen Pelmet Skirt from Nasty Gal. Pair it with a white top and matching pink blazer or dress shirt and you're good to go.

Although many people associate Barbie with a shade of light pink, dark pink and magenta are also great for achieving a bold look. According to The Zoe Report, fashion editor Kendall Becker says dark pink is incredibly empowering. "For better or worse, in our society, femininity is quintessentially tied with softness — we immediately think of baby pink and frilly details," says Becker. "Hot pink gives us a way to embrace our femininity in a way that bites back — it's punchy, confident, and demands attention in the most empowered way." 

The cutest bag and bracelets for any occasion

What goes perfectly with a Barbiecore outfit? A cute bag that doubles as arm candy! Barbie is going to need a cute little purse to put all of her goodies in, so whether you want to keep the all-pink vibe going or accessorize with some fun, colorful bracelets, it's totally up to you. The fun thing about this trend is you can do whatever you want with it, and even embrace your inner Y2K queen. If you're looking for just the right light pink bag, this Fashionable Forever Pink Crocodile Embossed Crossbody Bag from Lulu's is a chic addition to any outfit.

Bracelets are a great way to spice up any outfit and incorporate different pops of color, and we found the perfect set for you. This Happiness Bracelet Set from Altar'd State is a cute, trendy set for the summer. Can we talk about how cute those smiley faces are? You can mix and match these bracelets however you choose to achieve the fun Barbiecore look.

Hair accessories to complete the Barbiecore look

Finish off your look with fun hair accessories. The best thing about Barbiecore is that you can incorporate just about anything in your look, whether it's puffy scrunchies, a fun bucket hat, or sparkly headbands. The opportunities are endless to make this style completely your own. Luckily for you, Amazon has plenty of pink accessories to choose from to help you achieve your vision, even on a budget. 

Looking for hair scrunchies? Check out this set of 12 from Cubaco on Amazon, which comes in every shade of pink you could imagine. Then there's this set of unisex pink and white bucket hats from Umeepar, ideal for protecting your hair during a day at the pool or beach. Lastly, Barbie is going to need a sparkly headband to hold back her luscious locks — the more rhinestones, the better. This Wecoe pink rhinestone headband on Amazon is the best way to add a simple yet elegant touch to any outfit. 

Keep it casual with Barbiecore activewear

If you love to keep it simple and comfy, Barbie activewear is the way to go. This matching magenta set from Alo Yoga is the perfect example of how to keep it cute and casual. Whether you're actually hitting the gym, running errands, or simply grabbing coffee with pals, athleisure is the most comfortable type of clothing to throw on for a busy day. Not a fan of tight-fitting leggings? Opt for a pair of Barbie graphic beaded joggers from Forever21

In an interview with Elle UK, stylist Sophie Paxton says she's all for bringing Barbie back to life, but doing it in a way that is most comfortable for you. "If you feel it's too much for you, you can approach with flashes of color, like a shirt with a neutral-colored denim or a punchy pink platform," she says. "I always love teaming a muted tone with a vibrant one. Roksanda Illincic is consistently the master of this, so with tones of hot pink come red, and with baby pink comes taupe or brown."

The perfect PJs for all-night Barbiecore vibes

Who says you can only dress like Barbie during the day? Yes, it's possible to embrace the Barbiecore aesthetic while you sleep. Wearing a matching pink pajama set — like this iconic fuzzy long-sleeve shirt and pant set from Shein – is the perfect way to feel like you have it all together. We also like this hot-pink Contrast Binding Tie Front Satin PJ Set, also from Shein. Want to feel even more classy and have the best night's sleep ever? Add a silk eye mask, like this Mulberry one from Brooklinen, to become the Barbie you were born to be. If you really want to go all-out, incorporate a pink pillowcase to lay your head on at night, and start the day walking around in a pair of fluffy slippers. These minimalist pink slippers from Shein are adorable, affordable, and definitely something Barbie would wear on the regular.

Barbie-inspired makeup to finish off your look

Naturally, Barbie is going to have the perfect shades of pink in her makeup. Whether you're experimenting with different colors of blush, eyeshadow, or lipstick, there are plenty of options to choose from that will complement the Barbiecore aesthetic. First, you'll need the right blush for nice, rosy cheeks. Dior's's Backstage Rosy Glow Blush is a universal shade of light pink that provides a head-turning summertime glow. Next, what is Barbiecore without the right lipstick? One option is this NARS Roman Holiday sheer pink lipstick. However, if you're not a lipstick or blush type of person, experiment with this Charlotte Tilbury luxury eyeshadow palette from Sephora to give your eyes a pop of pink and sparkle. 

According to InStyle, Barbiecore is all about embracing your natural beauty and accentuating your features. "The essential beauty elements for Barbiecore are fresh and flawless skin, flushed cheeks, well-groomed brows, and luxe lashes, with some manner of pink lip," says MAC Senior National Artist Fatima Thomas. "A sculpted eye look can also be layered in."

Barbie-inspired nails, because every detail counts

Pink fingernails will truly complete the Barbiecore look. If you choose to get them done at the nail salon, you can't go wrong with a classic pink polish. On OPI's official website, they have an array of different shades of pink nail polish. If you really want to stick to the trend, try going with this Barbie Pink gel polish set from DND. ZOYA also offers a soft pink nail polish in a color called Barbie. And if you want a longer look with a smaller price tag, RikView on Amazon has the most adorable pink French press-on nails that feature adorable heart designs — perfect for keeping the Barbiecore vibe going all year long. Setzy also offers a "Bhad Barbie" instant manicure set. No matter the length, shape, or design, a fresh set of nails does a great job of completing the Barbiecore look.