As the timeless style icon Elle Woods once stated, “Whoever said orange was the new pink was seriously disturbed.” When it comes to color trends with staying power, Elle is right; nothing can beat the power of pink.
In 2022, hot pink in particular is having a moment, thanks in part to two major trendsetters: 1) the Valentino brand’s current obsession with shocking pink, and 2) the upcoming Barbie movie starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling. Together, these cultural moments are making me see through rose-colored glasses and embrace all things pink.
The Trend In Action:
If you are looking to get your inner Barbie on this summer, here are 9 pieces to help you get the colorful look.
Shop Barbie Pink:
Get your party Barbie on with this pink feathered mini dress from Alamour The Label. With a chic babydoll silhouette and fun texture, this dress was made for being the center of attention on the dance floor.
Balmain recently created an entire clothing line in collaboration with Barbie, featuring no shortage of hot pink dresses, blazers, and accessories. I am particularly fond of these cat-eye sunglasses that are made for the 2022 Malibu Barbie.
Give your makeup a Barbie pink makeover as well. This gloss from Sabreen Cosmetics, in the N°5 shade, gives that perfect pink pout. Wear alone for a slightly sheer hue, or glide over your favorite pink for an ultra-glossy look.
This is about to be your go-to sundress for the rest of the season, pink lovers. With a smocked waist, high neck, and balloon sleeves, this Cynthia Rowley mini dress is perfectly made for fashionable brunches, garden parties, and all your other dressy summertime needs.
For those of you who were fans of Bratz as much as you were fans of Barbie, this Y2K-inspired handbag from I.AM.GIA is about to be your new favorite purse. The rounded baguette style is great for those busy on-the-go days, with cute accents like the star chain and cursive logo to pack a stylish punch.
Go straight to the source of the pink craze with a splurge from Valentino. This hot pink tweed dress is stylish for the moment while also timelessly chic. Wear alone for the summer months, or style over a button-down or turtleneck as we head into colder weather.
This is a very popular shirt style at the moment, combining two major trends into one. At $35, this Showpo shirt is also an ideal way to test out the Barbie pink trend without a major monetary commitment.
For anyone who saw Margot Robbie rocking those hot pink bellbottoms and immediately started searching for similar styles, these pants are for you. The flared trousers resemble Robbie’s Barbie costume, but without the cutesy star print, they are also grown-up enough for the office.
Workout barbie reporting for duty! This hot pink sports bra and bike shorts combo from Elite Eleven is so fun and will look so cute at your next workout class.