Think Pink

By Mallory McKeever

The Barbie-core trend calls for the ultra-feminine and monochromatic pink

Pictured: by Breanne Johnson,
styled by Betsy Daniels and Kate Jones, @theclosetstyle

The best thing about today’s fashion trends is that they are not strictly defined; they leave space for fashionistas to take one element of the latest fad and add it to their own personal style.

Stylists Betsy Daniels and Kate Jones of The Closet Style incorporated several trends into a monochrome pink theme. The idea was inspired by Valentino and Pantone naming Viva Magenta 2023’s Color of the Year.

The hyper-feminine style of ultra-pink and girly is currently pervading social media and fashion influencers in the form of monochrome pink outfits, Barbie-core, ballet-core and soft girl. Pink is so popular this time of year, Daniels explained. Moving from fall and winter tones into spring hues is the perfect chance to have fun with an outfit.

And today’s fashion world allows room for juxtaposing pieces. Cowgirl boots don’t have to go with long blue jeans but can be contrasted with something short, playful and sweet
The feminine play on Western jeans as a pink denim romper is a great way to allow your personality to shine by dipping your toes into two different styles.

“The idea of sets and rompers being the new dress is everywhere. And sparkles. People are loving the sparkles,” Daniels said. Glitter, sequins and beading are returning from the 70s and 80s in the form of stars, baby doll dresses and purses, and mixing with new trends.

The flashy Golden Goose sneaker is a staple in all preppy closets, making it easy to pair with the trending fanny pack crossbody bag that keeps your belongings secure and easy to reach.

Special thanks to our models and Fish City Grill