This fall’s best trends are all based upon fads that have come and gone, but this one may be the most enjoyable yet. Alright ladies, bust out those tutus and let your inner five year old flourish. Yes, the ballerina look is back.
The ballerina skirt is not necessarily a tutu, but it is very frilly and filled with tulle. Usually knee length, and not obnoxious Pepto Bismol pink, the piece can be played up to look chic or give off a playful vibe. It is great when paired with a simple raglan tee or a blouse. Beware of too much frill, looking like a bath loofah is never a good thing.
Another key element to this ballerina look is the infamous sock bun. This is a great way to keep your hair out of your face and they look really chic with whatever casual outfit they are worn with. Keep it simple or dress it up with fun braids or bows. Though you do not have to wear your hair up in order to perfect this fashion, the key element of slicked back hair screams ballerina.
Ballerinas wear terribly uncomfortable pointe shoes, but luckily the “ballerina flat” was created. These shoes can come in many colors and patterns and are a universal piece that every girl should own. Flats go well with most casual outfits. If wearing with the ballerina skirt, try to go for a basic look. Too much frill and pattern gives off a Miss Frizzle from “The Magic School Bus” look.
Thus goes to say, one does not have to wear every element of the fashion to get the look. Different elements can be paired together and still give off the ballerina look. Try to focus on one piece to accentuate because going all out may make people think you have reverted back to your childhood ballerina days.