Master the Barbiecore Trend With These Pink Outfit Ideas

Harmfreefashion shows how to wear pink, from bubblegum to barbie
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Pink is always in style but this year it’s especially popular. If you add a little pink or a lot it can quickly cheer up any outfit and it doesn’t always necessarily mean you have to wear a girly look.

Whether you’re working with a single pink item such as a skirt, dress, or trousers or would prefer a full-on pink explosion, keep reading for some fun style ideas and tricks to fearlessly add more pink into your closet and embrace a little Barbiecore.

Bubblegum Pink Dress + Snow Leopard Print Scarf

Harmfreefashion models vegan & thrifted fashion (Vintage bubblegum pink army dress thrifted snow leopard print silk free scarf black circle bag strappy sandals rose colored Colibris sunglasses).

I love the urban chic vibes of this vintage bubblegum pink dress with army-style detailing. To glam up this casual dress, so it’s more work-appropriate, I chose to style it with dainty heeled sandals.

If you’re headed somewhere more casual, such as out shopping or to lunch with friends, it would also look great with white tennis shoes or even rugged chunky-soled boots (to play off the military vibe).

My Hottest Chunky White Vegan Boots of the Season, 3 White Vegan Sneakers, and Coolest Vegan Leather Combat Boots blogs should provide some inspiration if you’re still searching for good vegan shoe alternatives.

Harmfreefashion models vegan & thrifted fashion (Vintage bubblegum pink army dress thrifted snow leopard print silk free scarf black circle bag strappy sandals rose colored Colibris sunglasses).

This dress also has a bit of an urban safari feel so I selected a long snow leopard print scarf and tied it into a bow around my neck. Using a scarf in this way is a clever trick to soften the pink.

If bubblegum pink is a bit harsh against your complexion you can tie a silk-free scarf around your neck to create a buffer between your face and the garment. Choose a scarf in a color that compliments your skin tone and use your favorite method of tying or simply tie it into a bow as I’ve done.

Adding rose-framed sunglasses offers an additional dollop of chicness.

Harmfreefashion models vegan & thrifted fashion (Vintage bubblegum pink army dress thrifted snow leopard print silk free scarf black circle bag strappy sandals rose colored Colibris sunglasses).

– OUTFIT DETAILS –

HEELED SANDALS | Bershka (similar by Cult of Coquette)

PURSE | Baggu (shop similar here)

Glamorized Urban Safari | Khaki Safari Shirt + Barbie Pink Slacks

Harmfreefashion models vegan & thrifted fashion (Urban safari khaki shirt thrifted barbie pink pants jean waistband belt black circle bag black strappy sandals rose colored Colibris sunglasses).

Without realizing it, these looks all have a bit of an urban safari feel to them, which I’m not sad about. And what better color to breathe some life into listless safari shades than barbie pink. It doesn’t get much more Barbiecore than rocking barbie pink.

Harmfreefashion models vegan & thrifted fashion (Urban safari khaki shirt thrifted barbie pink pants jean waistband belt black circle bag black strappy sandals rose colored Colibris sunglasses).

A men’s khaki safari shirt does a good job of toning down the vibrancy of these bright trousers.

The tip here is that you can always water down an overpowering shade by adding some neutral or almost neutral colors. Grey, black, white, navy, or khaki would all work equally well to subdue hot pink or any other dominant color.

Harmfreefashion models vegan & thrifted fashion (Urban safari khaki shirt thrifted barbie pink pants jean waistband belt black circle bag black strappy sandals rose colored Colibris sunglasses).

– OUTFIT DETAILS –

HEELED SANDALS | Bershka (similar by Cult of Coquette)

PURSE | Baggu (shop similar here)

Fuchsia Pink Shorts + Zebra Print Jacket + Hot Pink Retro Sneakers 

Harmfreefashion models vegan & thrifted fashion (Fuchsia pink shorts thrifted pink gingham top pink zebra print jacket hot pink retro vegan Saucony Shadow sneakers rose colored Colibris sunglasses).

I always loved pink as a child but it wasn’t until recently that I started to gravitate towards the color again. While it’s no longer my favorite color, wearing it does bring a smile to my face, and it’s hard not to feel happy when sporting this many shades of pink.

If you’re not afraid of some color, why not pair fuchsia with ballet slipper pink, watermelon pink, or hot pink.

If you’re feeling especially adventurous styling them all in one look is equally possible. 

Harmfreefashion models vegan & thrifted fashion (Fuchsia pink shorts thrifted pink gingham top pink zebra print jacket hot pink retro vegan Saucony Shadow sneakers rose colored Colibris sunglasses).

One thing to note when styling pink is that when it’s combined with prints and patterns it takes on a more girly feel than when it’s a solid shade.

If that’s the vibe you’re going for, than seek out pink-patterned pieces (such as pink gingham or rose-toned animal prints) that are especially common in girl’s clothing and which might evoke some childhood nostalgia.

For a more sophisticated approach to these shades, stick to pieces that are uniformly pink. Richer shades, like magenta, fuchsia, and hot pink, also tend to feel more adult.

Harmfreefashion models vegan & thrifted fashion (Fuchsia pink shorts thrifted pink gingham top pink zebra print jacket hot pink retro vegan Saucony Shadow sneakers rose colored Colibris sunglasses).

Final Thoughts

Whatever your level of love for pink, there’s no doubt you can incorporate some of this cheerful shade into your outfits. Even if in only a small amount by way of a neon pink purse or rose-framed sunglasses it’s sure to add some joy to your day.

Looking for more summer styling inspiration? Check out my other posts on How to Style Green Clothing for Summer; Summer Shorts Styles Here to Stay; Timeless Skirt Lengths for Summer; Track Jacket Summer Style Ideas; Trending Dress Styles for Summer; Dad Shirt Style Tips; Easy Summer Vacation Outfits; and Black & White Outfits for Summer.

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As always, happy styling!

Thanks so much for reading and taking the time to leave a kind comment! 💛


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Michelle Rothenburger

Michelle Rothenburger is a vegan fashion blogger whose work has been featured in such publications as Marie Claire, InStyle, Woman & Home, and Vilda. Find out more by reading Michelle’s full story (from bullied to fashion influencer) and feel free to send her a personal message.


All your must-have vegan accessories!

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To me, no outfit is complete without some killer accessories, that’s why I’ve highlighted a few of my favorite vegan accessories below.

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Combat Boots: You can’t go wrong with these killer black vegan leather combat boots from Viron World. I dedicated this entire post to them and also styled them in a grungy look and for winter.

White Lug-Sole Boots: If you’re looking for an awesome pair of chunky white boots then this pair from Venus is Vegan is a dream. As comfortable as they are chic, you’ll want to style them with everything. Use discount code HARMFREEFASHION20 to save 20% off all styles. I show you three ways to style them for winter and one way for spring.

White Chunky Sneakers: These white trainers from Humans are Vain have the perfect amount of chunkiness in addition to an unexpected splash of color. If you use the coupon code HARMFREEFASHION you’ll get 15% off. Here’s how I styled them with a layered outfit for spring, with mom denim shorts, and with winter layers.

White Low-top Sneakers: If you’re searching for the perfect classic white shoes then these beauties from BeFlamboyant are it. Discount code HARMFREEFASHION will save you 10% off. See how I styled them for winter and with a timeless trench coat.

Timeless Purses: My favorite brand for classic purses is Angela Roi. The styles are all super fashionable and made from a luxurious-looking pebbled vegan leather. I have their Barton mini bag in postbox red, which is sadly out of stock but all of their other styles are equally as cool and timeless.

Personally recommended purse brands: To see a detailed list of my favorite purse brands check out my Best of Vegan Handbags post.

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